Blue Mountains City Council

Careers with Council
Careers with Council

Council offers a diverse and unique range of employment opportunities from entry level through to senior management.

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Careers with Council

It's a great place to work

With a phenomenal 86% of staff members calling the Blue Mountains home, we are the largest employer in the region. As such, we are committed to fostering the performance and development of our staff through a variety of unique initiatives.

Blue Mountains City Council offers a diverse and unique range of employment opportunities from entry level through to senior management.

These include flexible employment options with permanent, temporary and casual positions in full-time, part-time and job-share capacities.

Work Locations

We have work sites spread across the Blue Mountains with most conveniently located close to public transport.

Our Head Office is located in Katoomba, with an additional Business Information Centre based in Springwood.

City Services operates from two depots located in Katoomba and Springwood. They also manage two Waste Management Facilities located in Katoomba and Blaxland.

Council has five leisure and aquatic centres located in Glenbrook, Springwood, Lawson, Katoomba and Blackheath.

Our six libraries are located in Springwood, Katoomba, Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth Falls and Blackheath.

Hours of Work

Hours of work vary depending on the position and work location.

Generally, outdoor staff work a 38 hour week from 7:10am to 4:00pm with a 40 minute lunch break. Indoor staff work a 35 hour week from 8:30am to 5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

Staff Benefits

There are a number of additional benefits, programs and social activities staff are eligible to participate in. Some of these include:

  • A variety of Work Life Balance program initiatives
  • Rostered Days Off (RDOs)
  • Gym Membership Discounts
  • Discounts at local Visitor Information Centres (Echo Point and Glenbrook)
  • Annual Swim Off event
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to participate in the LGMA Management Challenge
  • Staff Social Club
  • Staff functions and charity events

Organisation Structure

For an overview of the local government area, the Council, its structure and the services provided click here.

Or see downloads located on the right hand side of this page.

Your opportunity to work within a World Heritage National Park

The Blue Mountains Local Government Area covers 143,000 hectares of land on the Great Dividing Range in the west of the Greater Sydney Region. Approximately 70% of the area is incorporated in the Blue Mountains National Park. The area is home to around 74,000 people who live in or in the vicinity of the 27 towns and villages.

The area includes urbanised development and townships as well as isolated settlements and extensive areas of rugged bush land. A place of great natural beauty and rich cultural resources, the Blue Mountains attracts over three million visitors from throughout the world each year, making it one of the top three tourist destinations in Australia.

In the year 2000, the Greater Blue Mountains was selected for inscription on the World Heritage List for its representation of Australia's unique eucalypt vegetation and globally outstanding biodiversity.