Life at Council

Join us in building a city of the future.

  • A city that connects you to what you need at the time you choose
  • A circular economy that advances business and moves towards zero waste
  • The hub for modern industry
  • A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports, events and recreational activities
  • A leading centre of education, training and research commercialisation.

For more information, visit Council’s corporate information.

Employee Benefits

At Council, we are about you, and are committed to proving direction, support and facilities that enable employees to achieve work-life balance. This includes a range of benefits that aim to enhance working conditions for employees.

Employee Conditions

  • Leave - up to 17.5% leave loading, up to 5 weeks annual leave, up to 3 weeks personal leave (including sick and carers leave), parental leave, domestic and family violence leave and natural disaster leave. Generous long service leave becomes available to staff after 7 years.
  • Superannuation - up to 13.5% superannuation employer contribution for superannuation.
  • Flexible hours - 9 or 10 day fortnight (determined by operational requirements).


  • Fitness Passport Program - offering discounted membership to selected gym, pool and yoga facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program - access to free professional and confidential counselling for you and your immediate family members
  • Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives - support to access programs such as flu vaccines, Yoga at Work and discounted private health insurance options.

Lifestyle & Financial

  • Employee Loyalty Program – access to discounted offers exclusive to Townsville City Council employees from a range of participating businesses.
  • Salary sacrifice - options include novated lease and additional superannuation.
Employee Benefits Infographic

Work Health and Safety

We recognise our duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all workers, and we are committed to minimising the risks as far as reasonably practicable, which employees and others may be exposed to as a result of our operations.

This commitment is reflected in the extensive Work, Health and Safety policies, procedures and training provided to all of our employees, and in the comprehensive safety management systems employed throughout the organisation.

We will ensure that our people are provided with:

  • suitable direction and training,
  • adequate resources,
  • competent supervision,
  • safe systems of work and
  • appropriate instruction in the use of all equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE).

All managers and employees of Council, including contractors, volunteers and visitors, have a shared responsibility for contributing to the health and safety of all persons in our workplace, to ensure that everyone goes home safe today and every day.

Hear from our People

Council employees come from a diverse range of backgrounds, with different careers and personal interests. The large variety of diverse roles Council offers has something for everyone. Get to know some of our team members and what a day in their life looks like by following the video links below.

View more videos in our A Day in the Life YouTube playlist.