Applications for employment with Burdekin Shire Council should be lodged by email toor by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

You will need to submit a separate application for each position you are interested in.

Some positions require specific qualifications or experience, and these are identified in the position description. Please consider your qualifications and/or experience carefully as your application may not be considered if you are unable to meet these requirements.

Selection Process

Burdekin Shire Council is committed to recruiting the best possible candidates. Accordingly, the selection process is based on merit principles and equal employment opportunity. Your application will be assessed against the requirements of the position, based on your qualifications and your relevant experience.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by return email or mail, and if you are selected for interview, the council will contact you with details of where and when the interview will take place. In most cases the council will provide at least 3 working days notice.

The selection process may also include:

  • A medical assessment at the council’s expense.
  • A Working with Children Check.
  • A background check.

Migration and VISA requirements for permanent and temporary positions with council

If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident, please ensure that your residency status/work entitlements are detailed on your application. Please only apply for those positions for which you are eligible based on your current residency. The table below is a quick guide for you.

Residency StatusPermanent PositionsTemporary PositionsInformation for Applicant
Australian CitizensYesYes
Australian ResidentsYesYesApplication to include evidence of permanent residency (VISA etc)
NZ Citizens with Unrestricted work rights (for example, Special Category VISA (SCV))YesYesApplication to include evidence of residency status and work entitlements (VISA etc)
Temporary Residents with a valid Working VisaNoYesApplication to include evidence of residency status and work entitlements (VISA etc)
Temporary Residents without a valid Working VisaNoNoUnable to apply for positions with council

What you should include in your application

To assist in your claim for a position, Job Applications should be clear and concise, relate to the position applied for and include:

  • your responses to the selection criteria (which is found on the last page of the position description)
  • a short resume including the name and telephone number of two work referees (people who have directly supervised you or who have knowledge of your capacity to perform the duties of the advertised position)
  • a covering letter detailing your knowledge, skills, experience and ability to meet the specified requirements as outlined in the job description.

How to apply

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone 07 4783 9800 or this website, click on Current Vacancies, find the position that interests you and download the application package.

Online

Simply click on Current Vacancies, find the position that interests you and download the application package.

Enquiries regarding the application process can be directed to Human Resources on 07 4783 9800 or by email to.

All applications should be submitted by 5pm on the advertised closing date.

In Person

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

You can return your completed application to the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

By Mail

Call Human Resources on 07 4783 9800 and ask them to send you an application package.

You can return your completed application by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

When you can expect to hear from us

Once your application is received an acknowledgement will be send out by email or mail confirming that we have received your application. Successful applicants will generally be notified within two weeks of the interview, and unsuccessful applicants will be notified once the recruitment process has been finalised.

Current Job Vacancies

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