Benefits and Entitlements

Benefits

At Fairfield City Council, we strive to provide flexible and inclusive working environments that appeal to enthusiastic and talented professionals. We take pride in our culture of continuous improvement and excellence. We are committed to providing development opportunities, to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to our community.

Fairfield City Council highly values its staff, is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy work environment and a work/life balance.

You could directly contribute to the community of one of Australia’s most diverse areas. We are looking for the best people to help drive the next generation of social, economic and environmental development in our city.

Flexible Working Hours – full time employees have the opportunity and flexibility to work a 9 day fortnight at the council, subject to operational requirements.
Superannuation fund – Council pays 9.5% superannuation in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee Act. These contributions will be paid into an Australian complying superannuation fund of your choice.
Recognition Awards Program – reinforces and rewards for people for achieving positive results on behalf of Council and the community.
Staff Networking Partnership Program – provides encouragement and financial support for activities that strengthen team relationships, improve staff wellbeing and contribute to charitable activities.
Library – join the library as an employee for free and access the library resources that includes ebooks, and eAudio books, eMagazines, eNewspapers and Lydia online learning platform with access to over 3,000 courses.
Discounted gym membership – access to the staff gym at the administration centre at $3.00 per week deducted from your salary.
Leisure centres – discounted staff rates to the three leisure centres within Fairfield.
Educational assistance – we support, encourage and enable employees to further develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities by undertaking studies.
Learning and Development – we are committed to providing training and education to assist employees to prepare for future career path development. This includes seminars, network meetings, conferences, external and internal training and ongoing skills and competency development.
Salary sacrifice – employees have the option to reduce their taxable income by salary sacrificing additional supper or child care fees (Council run facility).
Free financial planning advice: - group and individual information sessions are available for all Local Government Superannuation members.
Free Parking – free staff parking provided.

Leave options:
Annual Leave – employees receive four weeks paid annual leave, with pro-rata available for part-time employment.
Long Service Leave – Available after five years of continuous service.
Parental Leave - Taking time away from work for a new baby is a common part of working life. Council provides employees with entitlements that will help parents spend more time at home with a new baby and help us keep skilled and valuable staff. In addition to the 18-weeks Government Funded Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme, we also offer generous parental leave entitlements.
Sick leave - employees receive 15 days paid sick leave per year, with pro-rata available for part-time employment.

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