Life at TCC

Build a career delivering for a community!

A Prosperous City - a city that delivers a strong and innovative economy for Townsville with sustainable growth and support for local jobs and businesses.

A City for People - a city that enhances experience of Townsville as a liveable and vibrant city by providing services that support the growth of an inclusive, knowledgeable, active, resilient, safe and healthy community.

A Clean and Green City - a city that creates a sustainable future for Townsville through the protection, maintenance and enhancement of our unique, natural and built environment.

A Smarter Faster, Better Council - a city that is easy to work with, and for, and gains community trust by being transparent and managing its resources well.

Employee Benefits

We care about you and we’re committed to providing direction, support and facilities to enable employees to achieve a realistic work-life balance including a range of benefits that will enhance employees working conditions.

Employee Conditions

  • Leave - up to 17.5% leave loading, up to 5 weeks annual leave, parental leave, domestic and family violence leave and natural disaster leave
  • Superannuation - up to 13.5% 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 - offering discounts at selected local businesses
  • Salary sacrifice - options include novated lease and additional superannuation
  • Study Assistance - assistance programs for career development

Employee Benefits Infographic

Hear from our People

Council employees come from a diverse range of backgrounds, with different careers and personal interests. Get to know some of our team members.

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.