Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits and Work Life Balance

Our focus is on achieving great outcomes while empowering our people and offering them flexibility in the way they achieve them.

We create an environment where our people thrive and acknowledge the value of wellbeing and balance in both personal and professional lives, that’s why we have a range of benefits available to our employees.


Council provides an environment that values your wellbeing, work-life balance and flexibility by providing:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • nine day fortnight for depot staff and RDO’s for full-time office staff
  • 15 days sick/carer’s leave per annum
  • paid parental and supporting parent leave (after 12 months continuous service)
  • staff Education Assistance Program
  • ongoing training and development
  • access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • access to a staff wellbeing program, which includes; employee assistance program, free flu vaccinations, health and wellbeing awareness training, free health assessments, skin cancer screening, accredited Mental Health First Aiders onsite.


Learning and development is an integral part of our culture.  We offer the following opportunities and more:

  • attendance at workshops, seminars, internal and external training conferences
  • tertiary study assistance for relevant courses
  • pre-exam study leave and exam leave
  • leadership development program
  • coaching and mentoring
  • skills training and licence training for works staff
  • Reward and Recognition Program which includes; opportunities for acting in higher duties, employee of the quarter awards, annual performance reviews with opportunities for bonus payments and professional development.