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Why Us


​About Us

Lane Cove is located on the Lower North Shore and is a leafy, harbour-side suburb with a village atmosphere. Working for Lane Cove Council can help you achieve the right work / life balance, while providing a challenging and rewarding career path in Local Government.

You can develop your career in a range of fields working for Council including:

Bush Regeneration​Environmental Services ​Regulatory Officer - Ranger ​
Child Care ​Finance​Sustainability​
Community Services​Health and Building​Town Planning​
Development Control​Human Resources ​Trades including Parks& Construction ​
​Information Technology


Make a Difference

Working with Lane Cove Council can give you a sense of satisfaction that is not found in the private sector. The work that you do has a direct effect on the community and environment. In working for Lane Cove Council you:

  • provide services, facilities and support to others

  • protect the community by ensuring the environment is safe and clean

  • prevent harm to the community; such as disease, noise and pollution

  • plan for the community's future

  • represent the people of the community

Competitive Employment Conditions and Opportunities

Positions with Lane Cove Council attract generous employment and working conditions, which include:

  • 9 day fortnight or monthly rostered day off scheme
  • Flexible work hours
  • Annual Performance Bonus for eligible staff
  • On Site Parking
  • Active Social Club
  • 18 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Health and Wellbeing Program including free annual flu injection
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Program – free professional counselling is available to all staff and their immediate family
  • Bi-annual performance reviews
  • Training and development opportunities including access to study assistance with both financial assistance and study leave
  • Service Milestone Awards plus employee recognition and reward scheme
  • Travel Pass Program where Council will pay the upfront costs to purchase quarterly or annual bus/rail tickets
  • Supplied or subsidised uniform
  • Generous leave provisions including military and civil emergencies leave
  • Long service leave payable after 5 years of service

Work Experience

Council offers unpaid work experience opportunities to high school and TAFE College students. Work experience enables students to sample work in a particular occupation to assist them make decisions about their careers.

Council will endeavour to accommodate all requests for unpaid work experience, however high level of enquiries and/or operational requirements may result in council being unable to oblige all requests.

If you would like to apply for work experience, email the following:

1.     A covering letter which identifies

a. your area of interest

b. available dates and days

c. preferred length of work experience;

2.     your written request;

3.     Resume;

4.     A copy of your Public Liability Insurance cover; and

5.     Information regarding your course of study (if applicable).

Equal Opportunities Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity is the right to be considered for a job, training opportunity, or other benefit, for which a person is skilled or qualified. Council has implemented an Equal Employment Opportunity program and believes it creates a more productive workplace and results in better services to the community.

Council is committed to a diverse workforce, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds, and people with disabilities. Applications are also welcome from people interested in job-sharing and part-time work opportunities.