Employee Benefits

Your-Community-Your-Career-Header.jpgThere are some great benefits of working for Rockhampton Regional Council including:

Up to 12% Superannuation Contribution

Permanent local government employees are required to make a 6% standard member contribution to their LGsuper Accumulated Benefits Fund following twelve (12) months continuous service, however, you may elect to commence your 6% contribution earlier if you like. In turn, Council will pay a further 12% of your salary in contributions.


In order to cater to a diverse workforce, many leave options are available and include:

  • Sick Leave
  • Annual Leave (including 17.5% leave loading)
  • Long service leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Emergency Services Leave
  • Armed Services Leave
  • Jury Duty Service Leave 

Provision of Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment

Council supplies all permanent employees with corporate and/or outdoor uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to the position. Additional uniform items are available for employees to purchase through a payroll deduction. 

Study Assistance and Training Opportunities

Council regularly offers employees the chance to attend various training sessions. Permanent employees also have the opportunity to apply for study assistance to complete accredited TAFE, University or College courses if relevant to their position they are currently in. 

Flexible Work Options 

Full time employees work a 9 day fortnight roster. Council offers flexible work arrangements by allowing employees to swap their Rostered Day Off (RDO) .  Working from home is a viable option, and is approved on individual basis. 

Fully Funded Employee Assistance Program

To maintain the health and wellbeing of all employees, Councils offers a fully funded Employee Assistance Program for employees and their immediate family.

Salary Sacrifice Options

Council offers a number of Salary Sacrifice options including employee’s 6% super contribution.