We offer diverse, inner city career opportunities for all.

What we offer

At Yarra, we aim to make a positive difference to people's lives.

We are determined to continuously improve the level of service we provide to our community. We do not shy away from tackling complicated community issues.

Our flexible work arrangements support the family lives of our people, and assist their health and wellbeing through our award-winning health and wellbeing program.

We offer a diverse range of career opportunities and encourage professional development through many leadership development and training programs.

Current career opportunities with us

View current job opportunities

You can also register your interest for any future job vacancies on our online job portal.

How do I apply for a job at Yarra?

If you have seen a position you would like to apply for, here's how you do it:

Step 1: Submit your application online (including your Resume, Cover Letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria).

Step 2: You will receive an email acknowledgement that your application has been received.

Step 3: We will then contact shortlisted candidates. This may include a phone interview.

Step 4: Panel interview.

Step 5: Pre-employment screening:

  • reference checking
  • psychometric testing (leadership positions)
  • pre-employment medical, police check, Working With Children Check , copies of qualifications (for applicable roles).

Step 6: We will offer you the job.

Step 7: Welcome aboard you start your exciting career with us.

What do I need to submit with my application?

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • key selection criteria

To ensure your application is considered, you must address the key selection criteria. You can find the key selection criteria in the position description attached to the job advertisement. Make sure you provide us with specific and relevant examples in your key selection criteria.

We care about all our applicants.

We value all our applicants. Candidate care is at the forefront of everything we do when recruiting.

We will do our best to be in touch with all applicants within 3 weeks of the closing date.

If you are not selected for interview, you will receive an email from us.

Feel free to contact us for some feedback – this is our way of helping you out and acknowledging our appreciation for the effort and time you’ve put in to your application.

Our diversity and inclusion statement

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all.

This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.

We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

We actively champion diversity and inclusion and has committed to furthering this through our Employment Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of Diversity and Inclusion Staff groups, including the Gender Equity Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan Committee and the LGBTIQ Working Group.

Our Disability Advisory Committee also provides input into the way we ensure we have an inclusive and accessible workplace.

Our organisational values

We aim to achieve the greatest outcomes for the community through delivering our Council Plan and working with, and for, all in Yarra.

Our values guide our conduct and working relationships with colleagues and the community.

Respect: Understanding. Empathy. Courtesy.

We celebrate diversity and value different opinions, views and working styles. We seek to understand expectations and differing needs, then respond appropriately.

Integrity: Honesty. Fairness. Transparency.

We communicate clearly and apply policies and procedures with discretion, judgement and sensitivity for equitable outcomes

Accountability: Ownership. Leadership. Initiative.

We take responsibility for our actions and welcome feedback. We follow through on obligations and commitments promptly, and willingly achieve agreed goals and standards.

Teamwork: Support. Collaboration. Encouragement.

We acknowledge we are one organisation in which every person plays an important role. We build positive working relationships across all teams and groups and in our interactions with the wider community. We engage our colleagues, value their experiences and share our resources.

Innovation: Lead. Learn. Improve.

We tackle challenges and try new things. We strive for a learning culture; we embrace change and are not hampered by fear. We learn from our actions and experiences. We seek and provide feedback. We further develop our knowledge and skills.

Sustainability: Environmental. Economic.

Social. Cultural. Our long-term vision guides our investment in the future to promote the health and resilience of our organisation and our community.

These values drive our work with the community and are also encapsulated in our Employment Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

Do you offer practical work placements?

We offer comprehensive practical placements to people across a wide range of our departments.

Our practical program aims to provides you with the opportunity to gain experience, skills and knowledge in a dynamic local government environment.

We provide you with the ability to put course work into a practical context, gauge their interest and ability in various specialisations, offer experience in the workplace in interpersonal and technical skills, and assist them to become more employment-ready with varied experience.

Do you offer student placements to tertiary students?

We only offer student placements to tertiary students when it is a course requirement to undertake workplace learning.

If you are interested in work experience or student placements, call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email

Contractor induction

As part of our commitment to improve service delivery, we have implemented on-line induction for all Yarra City Council contractors and service providers who work on our buildings or infrastructure.

This process will ensure that all visitors to our work sites are inducted prior to visiting or commencing works with Yarra City Council.

The induction will take approximately 20 minutes and is compulsory for contractors working within City of Yarra work sites.

How do I access the contractor induction?

1. Go to our online contractor induction page.

2. Enter in the course code: yarracc101

3. Print your certificate.