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Are you interested in a career at Yarra Ranges Council? We want to hear from you!

Career opportunities are listed online each week.

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Application Process

What to submit with your application

When applying for a job at Yarra Ranges Council you will need to include:

  • Your resume

  • Your cover letter

We recommend submitting your application in PDF format to ensure it can be easily read and considered by the Hiring Manager.

After your application has been submitted, you will receive an email to verify your identity. Follow the instructions in the email to ensure your application is submitted successfully.


Applicants will be shortlisted as their applications are received through our online portal. Applicants will be called for a phone screen or invited for an interview when the job advertisement closes. Some applicants may be called prior to the job advertisement closing.

You can expect to hear back from us regarding the outcome of your application within 7 to 14 days of the closing date of the job advertisement.


If you are invited to an interview, the Hiring Manager will contact you via phone to arrange a 45-minute interview. Details will include;

  • A suitable interview time

  • Whether the interview will be held face-to-face or on Microsoft Teams

  • Who will be on the interview panel

  • Discuss any support or any reasonable adjustments that may be needed to enable you to partake in our interview process

All interviews will include a range of behavioural, situational, and motivational questions.

Behavioural questions explore your past experiences and how you behaved in those situations. These questions should be answered using the STAR method.

Situational questions are scenario based and explore how you would approach a hypothetical situation that may arise in the role you are interviewing for.

Motivational questions explore your values and other skills and life experience you may have.

Reference Checks

The Talent Acquisition Team or Hiring Manager will conduct two reference checks from someone who has supervised you in your most recent or relevant job.

Pre employment Checks

All successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and confirm their working rights in Australia.

Some roles require a Working With Children’s Check and/or medical assessment.

All the above checks are at no cost to the candidate to obtain.

Letter of Offer and Onboarding

Once pre-employment checks have been completed, the candidate will then receive a formal job offer. The candidate will sign their employment offer and complete their paperwork, ready to start their new journey at Yarra Ranges Council.

Unsuccessful Applicants

All applicants will be notified via email if they have not been shortlisted for a role. We truly value the effort and time you invested in your application. Even if you are not selected this time, we encourage you to monitor our available job opportunities. Please don't hesitate to apply again.



Recruitment FAQ’s 

How do I edit my application once it has been submitted?

In the event you want to change your cover letter, resume or application details after submission, you will need to withdraw your current application via the link in your confirmation email. You will then need to submit a new application.

Who can I speak to about a position I am interested in applying for?

Contact details for each position can be found at the bottom of each job advertisement. If you are unsure who to contact regarding an opportunity, please email our careers team at

What should I include in my cover letter?

We recommend your cover letter be no more than one page. In your cover letter, it is important to outline your reason and motivation for applying for the position. Be sure to include a high-level summary of how your previous roles provide you with the necessary skills to perform the role you are applying for.