Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I find out more about the position?

You can get more information by telephoning the People & Culture team on 5355 0200 during office hours or emailing

Q. 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.

Q. 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

Q. 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 People & Culture 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.

Q.  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 Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • 48/52 additional leave arrangements
  • Time in Lieu
  • Personal Leave
  • Leave without Pay  
  • Carer's Leave

We also offer our people the chance to take part in regular exercise and well being initiatives, in accordance with our Health and Well being program.

Our people can make use of discounted memberships to the Ararat Fitness Centre and enjoy events organised by our Social Club.