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Great reasons to work with us

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There are many great reasons to choose the City of Darwin as your next employer and even more reasons to stay once employed.

Our current employees tell us annually how great we are through our biennial staff survey and our annual turnover figure is also a good indication of employee satisfaction.

Making a difference to the community

Working for the City of Darwin gives employees the ability to make a real difference in the lives of people residing and working in our municipality.

"I enjoy working for the City Of Darwin because it is a job that helps the community through a broad range of tasks from Managing Teams, landscaping, verge and parks management to playing Santa at Christmas."

Lance Portelli - Team Leader Central and Urban Precinct

Working in a growing and diverse city

Darwin is arguably Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, boasting a population consisting of over 60 nationalities from around 70 ethnic backgrounds. Darwin's traditional owners, the Larrakia people, are prominent and active members of the community who remain closely aligned with traditional beliefs and customs. 

Career development opportunities

We offer training and unique learning opportunities, as well as study assistance for staff.  There are a variety of career pathways and varying shifts available including full time, part time and casual employment as well as graduate and trainee opportunities plus a mix of diverse and challenging roles.  There are also opportunities for secondments and acting in other roles to expand your skillset.

"I love being involved with City of Darwin events, like the Bombing of Darwin Service. It exposes me to the city’s culture and history, making a career with the City of Darwin more than just a job."

Heather Docker - Administration Officer - Planning

Supportive leadership

Council employees thrive in a workplace that embraces improvement and innovation, where staff are encouraged to challenge the status quo to do things better, more efficiently and have fun.

Employee benefits

Reimbursements are given to employees that utilise public transport to get to and from work plus for those that carpool with other employees. Council offers a range of salary packaging options to all employees including the ability to salary sacrifice to your nominated superannuation fund or novated lease arrangements. Council employees can also access ALL Council pools - free of charge.

"I love working for the City of Darwin, I love the interaction with people within the organization and the general public. I also love knowing what I do is positively contributing to the Darwin Community."

Conneil Brown - Regulatory Operations Supervisor - Suburban and Generals

Corporate Health and Wellbeing

Council’s Workforce Wellbeing Committee is tasked with improving the wellbeing of employees through outcomes focused on identifying, developing and implementing employee wellbeing programs and initiatives. Some past activities include skin checks, yoga, men’s and women’s health sessions, healthy living lunchtime briefings and tips for improving one’s health and wellbeing posted throughout Council.

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