Discover Whitehorse

The City of Whitehorse is located 15 kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD , covers an area of 64 square kilometres and has a culturally diverse community of almost 177,000 people.

Whitehorse is characterised by quiet tree-lined residential streets, an abundance of parks, gardens and natural bushland reserves, bustling shopping centres, a diverse range of arts and cultural opportunities and multiple sports and leisure facilities.

Council operates many buildings and facilities which are located in suburbs across Whitehorse, including: Box Hill Town Hall, Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, leisure facilities, Mountain View Cottage, Recycling and Waste Centre and Youth ConneXions. 

Whitehorse City Council is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan councils and aspires to foster an inclusive, vibrant, prosperous and sustainable community. Our employees help us achieve these goals!
Council supports a culture where employee health, wellbeing and development are paramount. Our aim is that everyone will become the best they can be in the workplace.

With a workforce of approximately 1300 full-time, part-time and casual employees, there are great opportunities for long term careers within Whitehorse and across the local government sector. 

Council provides more than 100 high quality services and facilities across a range of areas including: home and community care; sustainability; waste and recycling; health and family; leisure facilities; maintenance of sports fields, parks and gardens; infrastructure (operations centre and Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre); engineering (planning of roads, drains and streetlights); maintenance of footpaths, drains and roads; arts and culture; planning and building; traffic and community laws; libraries; community development; business and economic development.

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

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing of leisure centre membership, access to novated leasing of motor vehicles, Superannuation and Council-owned childcare.
  • 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
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment outlined in our Collective Agreement
  • Free parking onsite and an accessible location with public transport close by

Employee Benefits

Working at Whitehorse City Council means you will be part of a fair and respectful workplace where everyone is given the opportunity to reach their potential. We aim to provide attractive terms and conditions of employment, Learning and Development, Health and Wellbeing and recognition for outstanding performance.

What can you look forward to when you join Whitehorse City Council?

Career opportunities – engaging work and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience.

Great working conditions – a professional environment, friendly and supportive teams and a flexibility program that promotes employee work life balance.

Opportunities to make a difference – see how the work you're involved in benefits our diverse community.

Encouraging improvement – contribute to an environment committed to improving how things can be done differently or better.

Professional development – extensive reward and recognition program, corporate learning offerings, study assistance and comprehensive leadership development programs.

Health and Wellbeing – employee assistance program, private health insurance benefits, health checks (skin, hearing and vaccinations), discounted gym membership and facilities (e.g. Theatre, Arts, Leisure) and an active health and wellness program (e.g. stretching, healthy eating demonstrations and health challenges).