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Welcome to the City of Melbourne careers

Search our career opportunities

Please find some information to give you an insight into the exciting and challenging career opportunities that exist within our organisation.

As a local government authority, the City of Melbourne strives to achieve the community’s vision for Melbourne to be a bold, inspirational and sustainable city, as outlined in Future Melbourne, the community plan created together with the public to guide how the city should evolve to 2020.

The City of Melbourne is the municipality which covers the central city and 16 inner city suburbs. More than 116,000 people call the municipality home and a further 728,000 people visit the central city every day for work and play.

The City of Melbourne is the central precinct for Greater Melbourne and is a thriving residential, entertainment, cultural and educational precinct with a rapidly growing population as more people seek its many business, work, study and social opportunities.

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Our goals

Our Council Plan 2013–2017 includes eight goals to guide us. The first six reflect our aspirations for the city. The final two relate to our internal performance and the good governance and management of our organisation.

  1. A city for people
  2. A creative city 
  3. A prosperous city
  4. A knowledge city
  5. An eco-city
  6. A connected city
  7. Resources are managed well
  8. An accessible, transparent and responsive organisation

Our customers

We strive to make everything we do easier, better, faster and cheaper for our customers, gaining more value from our limited resources.

Our values

The way we work and serve the Melbourne community is guided by a culture that values integrity, courage, accountability, respect and excellence.

Our structure

The City of Melbourne's structure comprises five divisions.

View the structure within each of our divisions (PDF, 139kb)

Occupational Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity responsibilities

The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, ensuring that the workplace is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination and supporting the diverse skills, backgrounds and values of others. In accordance with this commitment all employees will be required comply with all OHS and Equal Opportunity Management Systems, policies and procedure requirements.

Meet our people

From delivering a unique array of cultural activities and events programs to forging strong international partnerships or maintaining our world class parks and gardens the diversity of services we offer is exciting and innovative. We require many people to make it all happen from planners, engineers and architects to strategists, policy advisors, accountants, event officers, library staff and social workers. You can view the Working at City of Melbourne video to hear what employees have to say about their role and the variety of work at the City of Melbourne. 

Uncover and explore the benefits

At the City of Melbourne, we offer a great range of benefits including flexible working conditions, salary packaging, excellent leave entitlements, study assistance and much more.

Student Placement

The City of Melbourne offers work experience placements for Secondary and Tertiary students at times throughout the calendar year according to available opportunities. Find more information at Student Placements.