How to apply

How to apply

The important stuff you need to know to give yourself the best chance of getting a job.

Before applying for a position with Council make sure you’ve downloaded a position description to ensure you’ve:-

  • included a covering letter introducing yourself and showing the position title you are applying for.
  • addressed the selection criteria in clause 8 of the position description; and
  • included an up to date resume with your contact and referee details.

Covering Letter

A covering letter is your opportunity to introduce yourself and highlight your skills and experience that would contribute to the position you are applying for. Make sure you clearly identify which position you are applying for.  A covering letter only needs to be one page.

Selection Criteria

The position description includes selection criteria which you need to address in your application.  The selection criteria outlines the knowledge, skills and experiences required to successfully fulfil the position.  Make sure you outline your knowledge, skills and experiences and relate these to each of the selection criteria in point form or paragraphs (a brief statement will do).   

Avoid long drawn out information, keep your information clear and concise.  Use positive and active language when addressing the selection criteria and ensure you check spelling and grammar.


Your resume should include your contact details, at least two referees you have reported to, your education and training background, a summary of your working history detailing positions you have held and where, length of employment and a summary of details of the duties performed and skills and experience acquired.

Applications can be sent to Council electronically via email to

The fine print: applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia and have qualifications recognised in Australia as a prerequisite before applying.


Last Updated: 16-02-2016

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