Why work for Yarra Ranges Council?

Hear from our employees

Lisa - Admin Support Officer

“Working for Council is a great way to help make a difference in people’s lives."

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Darren - Indigenous Cultural Development Officer

“I have to pinch myself realising that I’m with the band now! On top of all that... I get to play a huge role in delivering this great work in my ancestral home of Wurundjeri and the town my family and I have lived in for years."

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Karen – Coordinator Special Engineering Projects

“I love what I do because it means I can make an impact in my own community and also have a local understanding of where our residents are coming from on transport issues.”


Sarah – Maternal & Child Health Nurse

"I love my role! Everyone has their own unique journey and I love being able to share that journey with families."


Amanda – Project Manager

“I love working in the same region that I grew up in! The region holds a special place for me.”


Reasons to work for Yarra Ranges


Our values underpin everything we do. Our focus is to be a high performing organisation providing great service to our communities through:

  • Trust
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation 


We are the largest municipality by area in Melbourne spanning over 2,500km² and comprising of over 150,000 people.

We are accessible for anyone travelling from the northern, eastern and south-eastern suburbs, by car or public transport. Our Lilydale offices are only a 15 minute drive from Eastlink in Ringwood or a 10 minute walk from Lilydale railway station. 


We offer a remarkable variety of career challenges. Whatever your expertise, Yarra Ranges can offer you the challenge you've been looking for.

A career with us means a wealth of opportunities. Every project you work on will enhance your skills and capabilities. The diverse communities within Yarra Ranges means that you will tackle a range of complex and outcome-focused projects. 


Yarra Ranges is a professional organisation incorporating leading edge thinking and practices. We believe in developing shared leadership capabilities and are committed to ongoing learning and development for everyone.

We're an inclusive work environment recognising the importance of diversity and difference. We welcome people at varying life stages, those with indigenous backgrounds and people with a disability. Everyone is an important part of our team.

Yarra Ranges Council recognises that all children have the right to feel safe and to be safe. We are committed to protecting children from abuse in line with Victorian Child Safe Standards and Council’s Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy.

Find out more about our commitment to the protection and wellbeing of young people. 

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Yarra Ranges Council, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is welcome.

We actively promote gender equity and equality in our workplace and practices and encourage people of all genders, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities to apply for positions with us.

Our commitment is to find a balance of modern flexible work arrangements that can support your needs including full-time, part-time, hybrid, and job-sharing options.

Additionally, we are dedicated to fostering a culturally safe workplace and to protecting children from abuse in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.


Yarra Ranges Council Enterprise Agreement 

All Yarra Ranges employees are covered by the Yarra Ranges Council (Consolidated) Enterprise Agreement 2021.

The Enterprise Agreement outlines employee entitlements, remuneration and conditions of employment. Read and download a full copy of the Yarra Ranges Shire Council Enterprise Agreement(PDF, 6MB).