Work With Us

We are a forward-thinking, progressive and inclusive organisation, delivering a range of services and programs for our community. We have a highly skilled workforce who provide innovative solutions to problems. We seek and recruit people who are passionate about the region, work well in a team environment and have the skills and abilities to produce quality outcomes.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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Live, discover and invest in a Tablelands community.

We provide a strong support network and a challenging working environment, combined with flexible working conditions.

Excellent Superannuation

Your superannuation contributions will be made into our default fund LGIAsuper unless we receive a written request nominating an alternative complying fund. After 12 months of service, all permanent Local Government employees are required to contribute 6% of their salary to superannuation, and TRC increases its contribution to 12%. You may at any time prior to the 12 month anniversary choose to commence the 6% contributions, and we will contribute 12% from that date. If you choose not to do this we will contribute the superannuation guarantee minimum rate (currently 11%) on your behalf.

Flexible Working Conditions

We encourage a healthy work-life balance and can negotiate flexible working arrangements. The standard working arrangements for the office-based workforce is a 19-day month and for the outdoor workforce, a nine-day fortnight.

Wellness Programs

The wellbeing of our employees is a priority and we regularly run programs to foster employee fitness and wellbeing. We also provide an Employee Assistance Program and discounted corporate health insurance via external providers.

Employment Security

As one of the largest employment providers in the region, we offer long-term employment opportunities and encourage staff to build a career in local government. Some staff have worked with us for over 30 years and have moved through various career paths while maintaining employment within the region.

Diverse Training Opportunities

We provide in-house and externally-run training programs to support staff in their roles. We provide learning and development opportunities in the form of cadetships, apprenticeships, plant operator tickets, customer service skills, leadership skills and much more.

Leave Opportunities

We offer five weeks annual leave per year.

Safety-Focused Culture

We are committed to maintaining a safety-focused culture, managed by our Workplace Health and Safety Management Plan.


We offer a variety of allowances. The value and types of allowances are dependent on your role and personal circumstances.

We have a number of policies and procedures governing how we operate. Some of particular relevance to employees include:

Work Experience

We offer a work experience program providing students with on-the-job experience and the opportunity to explore career options. Work experience students will experience working life, which will enhance their job opportunities and assist them with interview processes.

All work experience placements are unpaid and not all placements can be accepted. The availability of work experience placements is dependent on our business requirements. Students will be placed in their desired area (where possible).


To be eligible you must be a:

  • secondary school student at least 14 years old
  • tertiary / higher education student completing mandatory work experience
  • participant of an employment program

Students must be registered with a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency that can provide personal insurance and public liability cover.

Placement Positions

We can offer work experience in these disciplines:

  • Community Services
  • Finance
  • Systems and information
  • Customer Service
  • People and culture
  • Legal and governance
  • Engineering
  • Water and waste
  • Plumbing
  • Treatment plant operations
  • Planning and environment
  • Parks and gardens
  • Fleet and workshops
  • Building and construction
  • Road maintenance
  • Road construction


  • Own transport.
  • Copy of certificate of currency for insurance (must be provided at time of application).
  • Application submitted at least four weeks prior to placement.


This application does not constitute agreement to a work experience placement. We can only confirm a placement once a completed agreement is received.

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