Wodonga Council
What we offer

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What we offer

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An inclusive workplace

We offer a diverse and inclusive workplace where the full range of experiences, skills and perspectives are valued. We seek to represent the community we serve and actively encourage applications from members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. If you have special needs please contact us so we can discuss any additional support we may be able to provide. We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at hr@wodonga.vic.gov.au. Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Developing our people

We offer career pathways and development opportunities with early entry roles, training to qualify for work and new opportunities, and support for transition in job roles.  We have a strong commitment to the Council’s values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.

A location to serve every interest

Our location is unique – based on the Murray River not far from the Hume Dam, watersports are aplenty.  The city and area has opportunities for bushwalking, cycling and mountain biking.  Not far up the road are ski resorts, wineries, and historic townships to enjoy.

Social connection

We have an active social club that runs regular events for council staff members who like to let their hair down in a fun, social setting away from work.


We have an appreciation program available to all staff for the small thankyou, or the bigger pat on the back.  We also provide Staff Excellence Awards to staff who excel in demonstrating our values, safety, customer service and innovation. We honour our long service staff with recognition of service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.


Real work-life balance

In addition to access to a 9 day fortnight working pattern, we support many staff with a range of other flexible working arrangements such as reduced hours, work from home, flexibility to attend conflicting personal commitments.  Staff may also purchase additional leave.

Support for parents and carers

We provide paid pre-natal leave, as well as 14 weeks’ paid parental leave to the primary carer, which can be paid at half pay over twice the duration. Flexible work arrangements are commonly taken up by parents, and carers leave is beyond the statutory entitlement.  There is support for breastfeeding for nursing mothers.

A commitment to wellbeing

Our strong commitment to staff wellbeing plays out in everything we do – from our unwavering support for training staff properly to do their job through to a debriefing program for staff impacted by a disruptive event. 

We connect with affordable gym access and private health insurance, and provide a well utilized and trusted employee assistance program.

Our greatest innovation is our onsite health and wellbeing program helping staff to better understand the risks involved in their work, redesign how they perform work and learn about wellbeing factors such as sleep, distressing, diet and exercise.

Support to join our community

If you are relocating to the region, talk to us about support we may be able to provide to assist you with your move.

Support for culture and religion

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff may access up to 5 days paid leave per year to attend to cultural activities or sorry business.  All staff can access 10 days unpaid leave for cultural and religious observances.

Support in an emergency

Whether you need to care for a child unexpectedly or your house is flooded, for any unexpected emergency staff receive an additional 5 days leave each year to support them meet these personal responsibilities.


Staff have access to one paid day per year to attend to a volunteering activity in the local community. Special paid leave may also be available for staff who volunteer locally for the CFA, RFS or SES.

A thriving regional community

The Albury/Wodonga hub is large regional border community located on the Murray River, serviced by a wide choice of schools, TAFE and universities, an excellent full service health system, and is located half way between Melbourne and Sydney on the Hume Highway with a thriving airport.