Working for Victoria

A worker disinfects a park bench.

Yarra Ranges Council will be hiring more than 160 support workers impacted by COVID-19, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.

Council was successful in its application to have 164 temporary support roles created through the Victorian Government program, which matches jobseekers, including those who lost work as a result of the coronavirus’ economic impact, with employers who need staff.

Recruitment will begin shortly for roles across 23 teams, including cleaning of buildings and public spaces, outreach support for vulnerable community members, community engagement and planning.

The Working for Victoria initiative will fund these roles up to six-month basis, including all supporting costs such as personal protective equipment (PPE).

Community members looking for work can register for Working for Victoria to then be matched with employers seeking staff.

To register for Working for Victoria, visit