Careers with Council

Search & apply for a Council job

City of Gold Coast is one of the largest local government employers in Australia.

We use eRecruit, a self-serve portal which enables you to apply for jobs with us online, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Register with eRecruit to view and apply for current vacancies, including apprenticeships and student work experience.

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For help, please email Include:

  • your contact details
  • reference number of the position
  • a full description of your query.

Inclusion & diversity

Inclusion and diversity are more than just words at City of Gold Coast. We celebrate an inclusive workplace culture that promotes and values diversity. Our employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas. At the City of Gold Coast, we see all forms of diversity as real value for the City and a reflection of our community.

Graduate Academy

Our Graduate Academy is a 12-month early career development program. It offers university graduates a blend of professional training and hands-on involvement.

Positions are available across a wide variety of streams: engineering, digital and data, business and management, environment, sustainability and planning.

Learn about our graduate academy


We advertise apprenticeship opportunities on eRecruit when positions become vacant. These opportunities can cover trades such as:

  • mechanical
  • painting
  • plumbing
  • boilermaker
  • fitter and turner

If you're considering an apprenticeship with us, please email for more information.

Student Academy

Our Student Academy provides meaningful work experience placements that complement student learning. We work with you to meet your learning goals and course requirements. During the program you will experience day-to-day operations and can contribute to projects in your chosen field.


Students must meet the following criteria:
  • be studying at a school, registered training organisation (for example, TAFE) or a university
  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident or have the appropriate working rights
  • your area of study must be relevant to the placement
  • your education provider must provide insurance coverage for the duration of the placement.

If you’re studying with a Registered Training Organisation or university, you will need to provide your:

  • Resumé
  • Cover letter
  • Academic transcript

Placement availability depends on the business' capacity to provide students with an effective on-the-job experience. We try to accommodate as many students as possible but can't guarantee placement.

Register your interest in our student academy

Employee benefits

Flexible work options that enhance work and life balance, generous superannuation and a social club are benefits. Find out more below.

Working hours

We offer employees access to flexible work options* that enhance their work life balance, including:

  • nine-day fortnights
  • flexible work arrangements.

*where operational requirements permit


  • The current Certified Agreement contains provisions for increases in pay. View the current Certified Agreement(PDF, 2MB)
  • Salaries and wages are paid weekly into a nominated bank account.
  • City employees receive a generous superannuation payment:
    (a) 11% in the first year and 12% thereafter, or
    (b) 12% from the first year if the employee also contributes 6%.


  • Senior executives receive vehicle allowance.
  • All employees have the option to buy a vehicle under our novated leasing scheme.

Other employee benefits

  • salary sacrifice provisions, vehicles on novated lease and superannuation
  • study allowance provisions, plus a strong emphasis on developing our people
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides 24-hour nationwide confidential counselling services for employees and their families. The program covers both personal and work-related problems
  • employee gyms based at the Nerang and Bundall offices
  • active Social Club with weekly raffles and various events throughout the year
  • Corporate Health Plan with Bupa and Medibank
  • Commonwealth Bank (corporate bank) discounted home and personal loan rates
  • provision for employees to apply for mid-career breaks after 7 years' service
  • standard 4 weeks annual leave each year (plus 17.5% loading, not including Executive positions)
  • three weeks of personal leave per annum (including leave to care for family)
  • a range of other generous leave entitlements
  • paid maternity leave – up to 12 weeks, and paid paternity leave – 1 week
  • ability to take long service leave pro-rata after 7 years of service.