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Mackay Regional Council

Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,621 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands.

With a population of over 116,000, strong growth is forecast to continue, with a projected regional population reaching around 170,000 people by 2036.

As a member of Mackay Regional Council, you will be one in a team of about 1100 employees who deliver a variety of services, programs and facilities to the community of the Mackay region.

Why work at council

Mackay Regional Council is an exciting organisation providing a number of vacancies over a diverse range of accountabilities. The region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland cost, from picturesque beaches, nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests.  The region has a great climate couples with good quality education and health facilities...

Enjoy a lifestyle change today!

Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities.  Relocation assistance may also be available for some positions.

Council encourages and provides assistance to its employees to maintain a work/life balance:

  • Generous leave:
    • Flexible working arrangements(ie Nine day fortnight in applicable areas)
    • Up to five (5) weeks annual leave
    • 17.5% leave loading
    • Up to six (6) weeks paid maternity leave
    • Paternity leave
    • Personal leave (such as sick, carers leave etc.)
    • Long service leave
  • 12% employer contribution superannuation - LGIAsuper is our default super fund
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Performance at work, offering discounts at selected businesses in the region, within the state and across the nation
  • Active social clubs

For a secure, satisfying career opportunity coupled with a relaxed lifestyle, Mackay Regional Council is the place to be.

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