Staff Benefits

Why work here?

Bellingen Shire Council is a major employer in the area. Our staff tell us they are attracted to work for, and stay with, Council for the following reasons:

  • Lifestyle
  • Beauty of location
  • Work/family balance
  • Job security and flexibility
  • Type and variety of work
  • Friendly, supportive colleagues
  • Making a difference within the community
  • Local employment and convenient to travel to and from work
  • Working conditions


In addition, working in the Local Government sector provides you with transportable skills and the ability to work across the country.

Flexible work options

Across Australia, there is a trend away from full-time employment to work arrangements that suit an individual's lifestyle and personal needs.

As an organisation we appreciate the importance our employees place on work-life balance and we do our best to accommodate their choices.

In addition to Rostered Days Off and a variety of leave types, arrangements such as compressed work days, variations to start and finish times, reduced hours and part-time work have been put in place.

When work or life gets "out of balance" we have a free and confidential  Employee Assistance Program offering counselling, advice and other specialist support.

Support for further education and skills development

We provide ongoing training & development opportunities. Our training not only provides staff with technical skills for their current role but also supports their longer term career and life goals

Diverse career opportunities

We offer a diverse range of career opportunities in areas such as Civil Works Engineering and Design, IT, Land Use Planning & Management, Environmental Health, HR, Economic Development, Sustainability, water and Waste Management and many more.

Our Workforce Management Plan (WMP)

For more detail on the makeup of our workforce and our employee inititatives, have a look at our WMP by clicking here: