Staff benefits

As an employer of choice, we offer flexible work options and great staff benefits.

The Signage team

Hours of work


Office based staff work
35 hours per week


Field based staff work
38 hours per week


Most full time staff
enjoy a 9 day fortnight

Our flexible working arrangements can include working from home, time in lieu, leave without pay and phased retirement.

We also support:

  • parental leave (paid and unpaid)
  • family and domestic violence leave
  • carers and bereavement leave
  • military and emergency services leave
  • jury service

Annual leave

Four weeks paid annual leave, 
and pro-rata for part-time employees

Long service leave

6.5 weeks of long service leave after 5 years continuous service
(11 weeks after 20 years of service)

Learning and development

We encourage employees to develop skills through:

  • job rotations and secondments
  • peer support and workplace mentoring
  • conferences and workshops
  • training and study assistance.

The Hive
The Hive is a relaxing space for staff lunch breaks and events

Staff discounts

Receive a 25% discount on
6 or 12 month memberships
at our TRAC pools


Fitness Passport

You and your family can use gyms
and pools at a very low cost
with the Fitness Passport

Health & wellness

Blood pressure and cholesterol checks,
diabetes screening and
flu vaccinations 


Fitness challenges

Staff walking and cycling challenges
are organised during the year


Employee assistance

Free, confidential counselling support
for employees and
immediate family members


Service & Productivity Awards

Staff nominate fellow colleagues that
are making a difference in
our workplace and community

Free parking

Free off-street and on-street parking is available at all Council Administration Offices and Depots.

Awards and agreements

Most Council staff are covered by the Local Government State Award(PDF, 916KB).

Staff employed at Council’s Aquatic Centres are covered by the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres (TRAC) Enterprise Agreement(PDF, 1MB).