Whitehorse City Council


Whitehorse City Council is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan councils and aspires to foster an inclusive, vibrant, prosperous and sustainable community. Council is committed to providing a culture where employees health, wellbeing and development are paramount.

Council’s Civic Centre is located in leafy Nunawading, just 25 kilometres east of the city and close to public transport, great shopping and parkland. Other Council buildings and facilities are located in suburbs across Whitehorse.

Career Opportunities with Whitehorse

With a workforce of approximately 1200 full-time, part-time and casual employees, there are great opportunities for long term careers within Whitehorse and across the local government sector. Council offers a vast range of jobs in areas as diverse as arts, recreation, communications, finance, IT, gardening and parks maintenance, community development, aged and disability care, engineering, planning and childcare.

Benefits of Working at Council

To attract and retain staff, Council offers great conditions of employment such as:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing of leisure centre membership, access to novated leasing of motor vehicles, Council-owned childcare and superannuation
  • Paid 18 weeks maternity leave / paid two weeks paternity leave
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development activities for all employees
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes
  • A supportive working environment that includes extensive employee health and wellbeing programs
  • Social Club membership. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Council is an equal opportunity employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the organisation Council ensures that fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration is given to all applicants regardless of age, sex, disability, marital status, pregnancy, race/ethno-religious background, industrial activity, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as a parent or carer, or political activity.

Current Vacancies

Please view and apply for Council’s current vacancies here.

Future Vacancies

You can also register your interest in working with Council and receive email notifications when positions arise in your areas of interest and expertise. Register for the Whitehorse Talent Pool and ensure you are the first to hear about career opportunities at Council. Registering your details for all opportunities allows us to access your job interests at any time and this guarantees you the best possible opportunity to be identified as a potential job candidate for our organisation.

Work Experience

Council offers limited work experience opportunities to secondary students who are required to undertake a placement.

Structured Workplace Learning

Council is committed to providing a number of Structured Workplace Learning placements each year. These placements will be advertised through the SWL Statewide Portal.  The portal can be found at www.workplacements.education.vic.gov.au

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work experience opportunities may be provided through Aqualink Box, Aqualink Nunawading, Box Hill Community Arts Centre or one of Council’s early learning services.  Please consider early if you are interested in a placement at one of these services as they are in high demand. 

To enquire about Year 10 Work Experience at one of these services students should contact the service directly on the numbers listed below.

Aqualink Nunawading 9878 4576
Aqualink Box Hill 9898 2099
Box Hill Community Arts Centre 9895 8888
Vermont South Child Care Centre 9887 9489
Blackburn Child Care Centre 9878 8510
Lucknow Street Child Care Centre 9873 1655
Wattle Park Child Care Centre 9808 0361

Tertiary placements

Applications for work placements from tertiary students should be emailed to hroperationsofficer providing as much notice as possible.  Your application must include a cover letter detailing your work experience request (must be specific regarding dates, number of hours and department) and a resume. 

If you are studying a Certificate course at TAFE and are looking for a placement at one of Council’s early learning services, please contact the service directly on the numbers listed above. 

Please note that:

  • Placements are only available to students from approved educational institutions (secondary school, TAFE or university)
  • Personal injury insurance for the student must be covered by your education provider
  • Information obtained while undertaking work experience is deemed confidential and must not be divulged to any other party
  • Students undertaking work placement are subject to Council’s Code of Conduct – a copy of this will be provided on your first day
  • Due to the large number of requests received, Council is not able to offer a place to all students seeking a placement.  It is in the student’s best interest to be approaching a number of alternate organisation’s whilst the application is being considered.

If you require further information please contact a member of Council’s People & Culture Team on 9262 6498.   

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