Why work for Council?


Located on the banks of the Murray River, our region offers a relaxed lifestyle, scenic views but with all the features you expect from the city.

Swan Hill is home to three major supermarkets. It also has a diverse range of award-winning restaurants and cafes, as well as a wide variety of retail stores, gyms, and sporting clubs. The area is also known for its local stonefruit, olives, almonds, and wine.

Our proud community is welcoming and has more than 40 nationalities. It offers a diverse and culture-rich experience.

What we do

Swan Hill Rural City Council is one of 79 local governments in Victoria. It employs about 300 staff in Swan Hill, Robinvale, Lake Boga, Nyah West, and Manangatang.

The organisation is responsible for services including:

  • waste management
  • roads, footpaths and recreational facilities
  • youth and children’s services
  • arts and culture
  • economic and community development
  • enforcing statutory and environmental regulations

In addition, Council provides facilities like:

  • Swan Hill Region Information Centre
  • Swan Hill Regional Library and mobile library
  • Maternal Child and Health Centres
  • Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
  • The Pioneer Settlement
  • Swan Hill Town Hall and Robinvale Community Centre
  • Swan Hill Regional Livestock Exchange

What we offer our staff

Being a part of Swan Hill Rural City Council comes with a host of benefits crafted to enrich the balance between your professional and personal life. You'll have access to support for your health and wellbeing via employee assistance programs. Additionally, we provide subsidised gym memberships and flexible work arrangements tailored to accommodate different life stages.

A career at Swan Hill Rural City Council has many other benefits, including:

Learning and Development

We offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities. These include internal training programs, mentoring, and leadership programs. We also offer subsidised higher education and study leave. This ensures you get the development you need on the job and supports your career aspirations. 

Flexible Working Arrangements

Flexible working options are available for many role types including: 

  • Flexible hours and start/finish times to manage work and life balance
  • Working from home by arrangement
  • 48/52 model of employment
  • Purchased leave options 

Health and Wellbeing 

We care about your health and wellbeing, and ensure we have opportunities available to all employees including:

  • Health and wellbeing program initiatives 
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Free medical and skin cancer checks (depending on position)
  • Active social club

Leave entitlements

  • Paid parental and adoption leave
  • Four weeks annual leave
  • 12 days sick leave
  • Annual leave loading paid at 17.5 per cent
  • Long service leave after seven years