Our recruitment process

We follow a set process for recruiting new employees.

The City is an equal opportunity employer, please tell us if you have any support or access requirements when you apply for a job.

How to apply for a job

Download and read the position description - it describes the role and the knowledge and skills it requires.

Contact the nominated person if you have any job-related queries.

Your application should include:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • A separate document addressing the key selection criteria.

Address the application to the HR/Recruitment Officer. Include in your application:

  • The position you are applying for
  • A daytime contact telephone number
  • The names and contact details of at least two work-related referees

Send/submit your application by the closing date. We will acknowledge all applications within two working days of receipt. If you have not received an acknowledgment email please contact the People and Culture unit before the closing date on 03 5434 6110

We choose interviewees based on the information you supply in your application, so don’t leave out any relevant work experience, submit a generic application, or assume your resume is enough to address the selection criteria.


The interview process

If you are shortlisted we will ask you to come in for an interview, otherwise an unsuccessful email will be sent. The interview is conducted by a panel of three people, including the manager or coordinator of the position advertised. They will ask you behavioural questions based on the key selection criteria. At the end of the interview, you can ask questions about the job or organisation.


After the interview

We will contact you by phone if you are the successful candidate. Some positions will require a pre-employment medical, Police Check and Working with Children Check.

A starting date and other conditions of employment will be agreed on and a letter of offer sent to confirm the terms and conditions of your employment.

Please note we will require the following documentation prior to commencement:

  • Birth certificate or extract and any formal registration of name changes
  • Current driver's licence
  • If your birthplace is outside Australia, documents proving you are legally able to work in Australia


Unsuccessful applicants

Other interviewed applicants will be advised of the selection panel's decision by phone. Unsuccessful applicants can contact the Chairperson of the selection panel for feedback on their application and interview.