Careers at Council Graduate Programs

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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
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  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Clarence Valley Council Clarence Valley NSW

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Architecture
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City of Sydney Sydney, New South Wales

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Wingecarribee Shire Council Moss Vale

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Engineering
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  • Engineering Chemical Processing
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Cessnock City Council Cessnock, NSW, 2325

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Engineering
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  • Engineering
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  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
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  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Cessnock City Council Cessnock, NSW, 2325

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Architecture
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Eurobodalla Shire Council Moruya, NSW

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Adelaide
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Engineering
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City of Playford Elizabeth, South Australia

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Tweed Shire Council Murwillumbah, NSW

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Architecture
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Tweed Shire Council Murwillumbah, NSW

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New South Wales
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Engineering Environmental
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  • Environment
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Strathfield Council Strathfield, NSW

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The Hills Shire Council Baulkham Hills

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Bathurst Regional Council Bathurst, NSW

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Engineering
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Sutherland Shire Council Sutherland Shire

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Central Coast Council Central Coast NSW, New South Wales

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Strathfield Council Strathfield, NSW

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Architecture
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City of Ryde Council North Ryde, NSW

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Hawkesbury City Council Windsor, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Architecture
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City of Sydney Sydney, New South Wales

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Perth
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Engineering
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  • Engineering
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  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
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  • Engineering Mechanical
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City of Joondalup JOONDALUP

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Architecture
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Hornsby Shire Council Hornsby

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Engineering
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  • Engineering
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  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
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Shellharbour City Council Shellharbour NSW, NSW

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New South Wales
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Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Eurobodalla Shire Council Moruya, NSW

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New South Wales
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Architecture
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  • Architecture
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  • Project Management

Gunnedah Shire Council Gunnedah

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Architecture
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Snowy Monaro Regional Council Cooma

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  • Tasmania
Engineering Environmental
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  • Environment
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  • Research and Development
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Kentish Council Sheffield, Tasmania

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Perth
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  • Western Australia
Engineering
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  • Engineering
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  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Mechanical
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  • Engineering Petroleum

WA Local Government Association West Leederville

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Architecture
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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Port Macquarie, NSW

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Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Cessnock City Council Cessnock, NSW, 2325

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New South Wales
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Architecture
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  • Architecture
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  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Cumberland City Council Auburn, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Engineering
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  • Engineering
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  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Tamworth Regional Council Tamworth, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Northern Beaches Council Dee Why, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Shoalhaven City Council Nowra, New South Wales

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Perth
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  • Western Australia
Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Shire of Ashburton Onslow

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New South Wales
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Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Tweed Shire Council Murwillumbah, NSW

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Architecture
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  • Architecture
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  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Warrumbungle Shire Council Coonabarabran, NSW

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Sutherland Shire Council Sutherland, New South Wales

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Sutherland Shire Council Sutherland Shire

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Sutherland Shire Council Sutherland Shire

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Mechanical
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  • Engineering Petroleum

Inner West Council Leichhardt, NSW

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New South Wales
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Architecture
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  • Architecture
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  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Strathfield Council Strathfield, NSW

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New South Wales
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Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

MidCoast Council Taree

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Architecture
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  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Goulburn, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Architecture
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  • Architecture
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  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Woollahra Municipal Council Double Bay, New South Wales

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Maitland City Council Maitland, New South Wales

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Hawkesbury City Council Windsor, New South Wales

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Hawkesbury City Council Windsor, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Human Resources

Wingecarribee Shire Council Moss Vale

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New South Wales
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Human Resources

Wingecarribee Shire Council Moss Vale

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Eurobodalla Shire Council Moruya, NSW

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Wollongong City Council Wollongong, New South Wales

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Camden Council Oran Park

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Bayside Council Rockdale

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Bayside Council Rockdale

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Bayside Council Rockdale

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Adelaide
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  • Adelaide
  • Regional South Australia
  • South Australia
Engineering
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Campbelltown City Council Rostrevor, South Australia

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
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  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Sutherland Shire Council Sutherland Shire

Closing in 19 days

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

Hawkesbury City Council Windsor, New South Wales

Closing in 19 days

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

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  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Maitland City Council Maitland, New South Wales

Closing in 20 days

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Sydney
Human Resources

Nambucca Valley Council Macksville

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Architecture
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  • Architecture
  • Design and User Experience
  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Ballina Shire Council Ballina

Closing in a month

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Architecture
and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Design and User Experience
  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Sutherland Shire Council Sutherland Shire

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Wollongong City Council Wollongong, New South Wales

Closing in a month

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Engineering Environmental
and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide
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Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Regional South Australia
  • South Australia
Engineering
and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum

District Council of Loxton Waikerie Loxton, South Australia

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Architecture
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Design and User Experience
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Environment
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Project Management
  • Research and Development
  • Science

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Queanbeyan

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Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Architecture
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Design and User Experience
  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Queanbeyan

Closing in 3 months

Graduate Jobs

New South Wales
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Available locations

  • New South Wales
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Sydney
Architecture
and 13 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Design and User Experience
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Industrial Design
  • Project Management

Camden Council Oran Park

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Careers at Council is your local government online careers hub. It’s run by the Local Government Associations and is packed with useful information showcasing what you can expect from a career in council. You’ll hear from council employees who’re already making a difference in their community, read about the breadth of work on offer, browse current job opportunities and, if you register for job alerts - we’ll contact you when your perfect role comes up. 

Local Government employs 200,000 people in 537 councils throughout Australia, with a huge range of entry-level roles for graduates from many disciplines. At council, you’ll enjoy a rewarding career that is interesting and varied. Our focus on learning and development ensures you’ll continuously be up-skilling and growing, and perhaps best of all - the work you’ll do, matters.

We need graduates with degrees in engineering, human resources, environmental health, building surveying, planning, IT, accounting, tourism and events, right through to communications, community engagement, sport and fitness and social sciences. And these are just some of the qualifications that can kick-start your career in local government! 

With over 390 role types available, the possibilities for your career really are endless. 

Why Join Us?

Local Government is unique because the work you do has a direct impact on the local community. Whether you are contributing to the design of new footpaths, recreational spaces and public buildings, analysing traffic flow data or implementing educational programs on waste recycling, your efforts will make a difference to local residents and businesses.

Think about working in local government if you enjoy meaningful work, like being part of a team, are customer-focused and want to make a difference in your local community.

Graduate Program

Whilst local government does not offer Graduate Programs on a state or national basis, many councils run their own programs or create targeted roles for graduates throughout the year.

Register for job alerts on Careers at Council to make sure you don’t miss out when graduate roles are advertised - https://www.careersatcouncil.com.au/jobs/ 

Other Opportunities

Most councils offer Apprenticeships and Traineeships in a wide range of vocations and some offer Cadetships for university students (particularly in engineering, planning and building surveying). These are advertised throughout the year.

For more information about the type of apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships available, visit - https://www.careersatcouncil.com.au/entry-level-opportunities/

Application Process

To apply for a role on Careers at Council, you will need to click on the job/s of interest and the Apply Now button. This will take you through to the council website and you will apply directly to the council.

Employee Profiles

Read the career stories of some of our employees who are doing meaningful and inspiring work in local government.

Josh Lang – Customer and Communications Team Leader, Riverina Water
Jamie Harwood – Manager Engineering Technical Services, Bland Shire Council
Polly Makim – Senior Projects Engineer, Mosman Council
Victor Zhou – Asset Management Officer – City of Canterbury Bankstown

Perks & Benefits

At Council, you’ll enjoy engaging and exciting work. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow, and you’ll be proud knowing that your work is positively impacting the lives of millions of Australian every day.  

We openly encourage and support a health work/life balance. Our benefits are structured to help you be the best you can be both inside and outside of the workplace. Whilst these benefits will vary from one council to another, most offer flexible hours, rostered days off, remote working, health and wellbeing leave, time in lieu and generous long-service entitlements. Subsidised gym memberships are also common.

Diversity & Inclusion

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Local government aims to recruit a workforce that reflects the diversity of the people in the communities which they serve. As a result, local government actively encourages applications from all candidates, regardless of gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, working style, educational level, professional skills, work experience, socio-economic background, marital status and/or family or caring responsibilities.

We celebrate and value all our employees, and we recognize that it is our differences that enable us to make a real, lasting difference in communities across Australia.

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