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Working for Council

Working for Southern Grampians Shire Council means you'll be joining a dedicated and supportive team who are committed to a culture of strong, positive leadership, respect and integrity.

We are looking for skilled, loyal and dedicated people who are committed to progressing new initiatives and are driven to provide the very best service to our community. We offer work-based training opportunities, flexible working conditions and provide a great work/life balance.

This is your chance to work in an environment that is both diverse, professionally challenging and rewarding.

‘Our organisation is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that we conduct police records and reference checks (as we see fit) to ensure that we are recruiting the right people. New employees are required to have a WWCC prior to commencement’

How to Apply for a Position

Step 1 - Download the position description by clicking on the job link above.
Step 2 - Read the selection criteria (towards the end of position description).
Step 3 - Prepare written responses to the selection criteria, highlighting examples in your professional life where you have used the skills required for the job.
Step 4 - Email your application letter, up-to-date resume/CV and responses to selection criteria to:

Your application must consist of both a resume and responses to selection criteria.
Please note applications must be submitted via the email

Working for Victoria initiative - Job opportunities on offer in Greater Hamilton

57 new positions are on offer to local workers after funding was received through the State Government’s $500 million Working for Victoria initiative.

The positions are fixed term for six months across a variety of Council functions including cleaning and sanitation, home and community care, town maintenance, waste management, community outreach support, and environmental management.

Southern Grampians is one of 28 Councils across the State who have reached agreement with the State Government to engage those who are unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Interested residents are encouraged to apply for the positions by visiting the Working for Victoria website and registering on the Sidekicker platform (a subsidiary of SEEK). To be eligible to apply you must be legally able to work in Victoria, and are either unemployed or have recently experienced a significant reduction in income.

For more information, please contact Darren Barber, Manager Organisational Development on 55730444 or email

Register now on Sidekicker, the State Gov’s recruitment partner:

Volunteer for Council

Council values the important role volunteers play in fostering a true sense of community across the Southern Grampians Shire. Volunteering can lead to new experiences, meeting new people, and the learning of new skills.

By volunteering with Council, you can help with Council’s mission to serve the best interests of the Southern Grampians community by providing quality services. Volunteering connects and empowers communities and provides opportunities for residents to become active in their community.

Southern Grampians Shire Council volunteering opportunities include:

  • Community Services - Meals on Wheels
  • Hamilton Gallery
  • Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
  • L2P - Learner Driver Mentor Program
  • Seasonal Lifeguards - Greater Hamilton Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Visitor Information Centres - Hamilton, Dunkeld and Coleraine

Want to be a Lifeguard?

Courses are held at Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre and run over 2.5 days. To register your interest in future courses, contact Council staff at HILAC on 5551 4300 or

Registration requirements include: Current Level 2 First Aid Certificate; 16 years of age or older; Current CPR Certification. Participants must be available for the full duration. Click here for a copy of the Lifeguard Flyer. For pricing and additional information visit the H20Pro website.

Contact Organisational Development to find out more about the opportunities to volunteer with Council and in your community.

Organisational Development Department
111 Brown Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444

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