Working at the City of Adelaide

The oldest local government in Australia, the City of Adelaide is a great place to work. The council recognises that our people are our greatest asset.

You’ll notice that our people are passionate about the city of Adelaide. They love the vibrancy, energy and visibility the city has. They often see themselves as custodians for the city, contributing to the community and being part of valued outcomes and services. 

As an employee, you’ll make a difference and help shape where the city will be in the future. In turn, this sense of pride provides you with a feeling of fulfilment and purpose.

Our values

Our values guide the way we interact with each other and our customers, as well as the decisions that we make on a daily basis.

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An extraordinary team of people

When you join the team at City of Adelaide, you’re joining a group of people with an unwavering commitment to make Adelaide even better.

Just as the city’s designer, Colonel William Light proved when he planned the city back in 1837, we still believe that forward thinking, great ideas and planning come together to make a big impact. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your great ideas and what you do every day impacts the lives of the thousands of people who live, work and visit the city.

In a city that’s designed for life, it’s only natural that you enjoy your life and your work

We offer an incredible variety of roles, where your career will be enhanced by opportunities that you will find rewarding. Our work environment enables you to reach your potential and learn and grow with our city and community.

We acknowledge the value of wellbeing and balance in our personal and professional lives. This enables everyone to perform their role successfully and safely. We have a range of strategies and benefits designed to enhance your wellbeing, work-life balance and flexibility.

A welcoming and inclusive workplace

At the City of Adelaide, we thrive in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and safe, and celebrates difference. We value and embrace our diverse perspectives and recognise the value diversity has in fueling innovation and enabling brilliant experiences for our diverse community.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Find out more about our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace and culture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people living with disability:

So, do you share our values and vision to create a city that’s designed for life? We encourage you to view our Current Opportunities.