Why work with us

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We know it’s important for people to work in an organisation that provides more than just a job. As an employee of Lake Macquarie City Council, you’ll have the opportunity to give back to the local community by providing outstanding services and facilities to our 205,000 residents.  

Located 90 minutes from Sydney and 35 minutes to Hunter Valley wine country, our City boasts a unique mix of beaches, lake and mountains providing an ideal setting for a healthy work-life balance.

We are a modern and innovative organisation that values staff wellbeing.

Our employees enjoy:
  • Flexible working hours including a nine-day fortnight

  • Industry-leading 12 per cent superannuation with your choice of fund

  • Generous leave entitlements including health and wellbeing leave and long service leave after five years

  • Paid Parental Leave options including:

  • top up of the Government-funded Paid Parental Leave (PPL) payments to the employees ordinary pay for a period of up to 18 weeks or nine weeks maternity leave at full pay (or 18 weeks at half pay) if they are not eligible for the Government's PPL scheme
  • an additional three weeks maternity leave from the employees sick leave where they have completed two years' service.
  • 10 days Concurrent Parental Leave for partners
  • Educational leave and financial assistance for approved studies

  • Corporate Fitness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

You can learn more about our entitlements and benefits in our 2018 Enterprise Agreement.