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Interviews are now virtual due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Shortlisting Interview Pre-employment screening Accepting your job offer Frequently asked questions

We assess your knowledge, competence, skills and personal attributes against the demands of the job.

Use the STAR method for your application and interview.

S Situation Where and when did you do it?
T Task What was required to complete it?
A Action What did you do and how did you do it?
R Result What happened as a result?


  • Shortlisting will take at least 14 working days, depending on the number of applications received.
  • Shortlisted applicants are contacted by email and text message and invited to an interview.
  • If you’re not shortlisted for interview you will be informed by email.

Interviews are NSW time

1 hour before Queensland during daylight saving


  • There are usually 3 people on the interview panel.
  • This is your chance to tell us about your skills and experience.
  • Ask any questions you may have.

Preparing for your interview

Virtual interviews

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Pre-employment screening

Preferred candidates are progressed to pre-employment screening. Job offers are not made until all screening has been completed.

Reference checks

Health assessment

Background screening

Accepting your job offer

If successful, we will call you with the good news.

Unsuccessful candidates are notified by email.

Our induction program will introduce you to life at Council. It includes:

Workplace safety

Our Code of conduct

Cultural awareness training

A chance to meet our executive team

Frequently asked questions

Has my application been received?

What is the status of my application?

Can I ask for feedback?

Should I apply if I don’t meet the criteria?

Can I apply if I have a criminal record?

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