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Working at Ararat Rural City Council gives you the opportunity to make a difference to the community. We're dedicated to providing a vibrant and progressive work environment that allows all our staff to thrive and grow.

Our workforce is diverse, with a wide range of nationalities, age groups, backgrounds and skills that enrich the workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.


Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recruitment and selection Process?

In applying for advertised positions vacant, you are required to provide a covering letter that introduces yourself as well as highlighting your relevant experience and how this relates to the position applied for.

You are also requested to provide a current copy of your resumé, The names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address (If available) of three professional referees as well as a statement that addresses the key responsibilities (if applicable) set out in the position description.

The short listing of candidates is undertaken within 2 weeks of the closing date, following this you will be contacted to inform you of the status of your application, within 3 weeks of the closing date.

Where can I find out more about the position?

You can get more information by telephoning the Human Resources team on 5355 0200 during office hours or emailing [email protected]

What hours will I work?

Council's office hours are from 8.00am until 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.

Full-time indoor employees are generally expected to work the hours above, with a rostered day off every two weeks.

Full-time outdoor employees are generally expected to work 7.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with a rostered day off each fortnight.

What is the dress code?

The dress code depends on your area of employment. Generally, the following applies:

  • indoor employees are expected to wear smart business attire and a uniform allowance is provided.
  • outdoor employees will be issued with a uniform
Who will see my application? Is it confidential?

Your application will be treated with utmost respect and confidentiality. Initially, the only person(s) to see your details will be members of our Human Resources team, the hiring manager and the selection panel members involved in the role(s) you have applied for.

All details entered into the system are confidential and cannot be accessed by unauthorised people.  All Council employees commit to protection of personal information through Council’s Code of Conduct.

What are the benefits in working for Ararat Rural City

Some of the working arrangements available to employees are:

  • Rostered Days Off (9 day fortnight)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • 48/52 additional leave arrangements
  • Time in Lieu
  • Leave without Pay 
  • Ongoing educational opportunities

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