Work/life balance and flexibility

Council appreciates the importance of a healthy work/life balance. Achieving balance in your life is vital to being a productive and happy employee. Whether you want to spend more time with family, train for a marathon or pursue a hobby, you can request a flexible work arrangement to keep things in check.

Some of the flexible options available at Council are:

  • flexi-time and flexible working hours, where applicable
  • part-time and job share arrangements
  • working from home

Council supports families with maternity and paternity leave and unpaid parental leave periods for permanent employees. Flexible working hours for mums and dads raising young families can also be negotiated once you are ready to return to work.

We also have generous leave entitlements and options including some leave types at half pay, carer’s and bereavement leave, opportunity to do paid volunteering and arrangements for Defence Force Reserve participants.