Benefits and Entitlements

Overview

Benefits and Entitlements  

At Fairfield City Council we strive to:

  • Provide an inclusive working environment.
  • Create a working environment which appeals to enthusiastic professionals.
  • Take pride in our culture of continuous improvement and excellence.
  • Provide the best possible service to our community.

Fairfield City Council values its staff.  We are an equal employment opportunity employer and we support a healthy work/life balance.

We are looking for the best people to help drive the next generation of social, economic and environmental development in our city.

Benefits 

Flexible Working Hours

Full time employees have the opportunity to request a flexible working arrangement. This may include a 9-day fortnight at Council (Subject to operational requirements).

Superannuation Fund

Council pays 9.5% superannuation in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee Act. These contributions are paid into an Australian compliant superannuation fund of your choice.

Recognition Awards Program

Reinforces and rewards employees for their great achievements. We like to recognise staff who go the extra mile to help our Council and community. 

Staff Networking Partnership Program

Provides encouragement and financial support for activities that:

  • strengthen team relationships
  • improve staff well-being
  • contributes to charitable activities

Library

Join the library as an employee and gain free access to library resources including:

  • eBooks
  • eAudio books
  • eMagazines
  • eNewspapers
  • 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 help employees develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities by supporting relevant post-graduate studies and job specific accreditation.

Learning and Development

We provide training and education to help employees prepare for their future career path. This includes:

  • seminars
  • network meetings
  • conferences
  • external and internal training
  • ongoing skills and competency development

Salary Sacrifice

Employees have the option to reduce their taxable income. You can do this by salary sacrificing super 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. Our employees have entitlements which help new parents spend more time with their new baby and help us keep skilled and valuable staff. On top of the 18-week 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.