Inclusive employment

We run an Inclusive Employment Program for local people facing barriers to employment.

The 6-month paid employment contract provides a suitable council role tailored to individuals’ skill levels and areas of interest. Participants to learn new skills, build networks and gain local government experience.

The program supports 4 residential groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;
  • culturally and linguistically diverse, including refugees and asylum seekers;
  • people living with a disability; and
  • young people (16-25 years).

We understand that among these communities people may identify with more than 1 identity or experience, such as LGBTIQ+, being an older adult (55+) or having recently exited the justice system. The Inclusive Employment Program responds to the multiple and complex barriers a community member may face with employment and participation.


Watch these video stories on what it's like to be involved in the program from some of the first participants:

What next

We have now finalised our participants for 2020. If you are interested in the program, contact our local jobs team to receive updates for the 2021 intake.

Contact us

For more information contact our Local Jobs Team on 9490 4222 or email