Benefits of working for Woollahra

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Location, location!

Council Chambers are located in Double Bay, in one of Sydney's most spectacular harbourside locations. Set amongst the beautiful Blackburn Gardens and perched above Murray Rose Pool, it is hard to believe we are just minutes from the Sydney CBD.

Work/life balance

Woollahra Council offers eligible employees a regular time-in-lieu day off, either every fortnight or every three weeks, depending on their role.

Council also encourages staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle by offering quarterly health magazines, a touch football competition and lunchtime fitness classes. Employees enjoy walking and swimming in the local area on their lunch breaks and have access to showers for use after exercise.

Paid parental leave

Eligible female employees are entitled to nine weeks of paid maternity leave. Council also offers one week of paid parental leave (taken from sick leave entitlements) to eligible employees who are the supporting parent.

Long service leave

Council also offers 6.5 weeks of paid long service leave to staff after five years of continuous service.

Social Club

Council has an active social club that organises monthly morning teas, Friday night drinks and quarterly events such as ten pin bowling, as well as the Melbourne Cup luncheon and Christmas party.

Learning and development opportunities

Council encourages a learning environment through the provision of customised training opportunities.

We also offer financial support and exam leave to employees who successfully apply through our Study Assistance Program. This program is designed to support employees who seek further work-related education.

Employee Assistance Program

Council offers a free, confidential counselling service to employees and their immediate families, to deal with matters such as stress, alcohol and drug problems, financial and family difficulties.

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