Why Work for Colac Otway?

Our values

The values of Colac Otway Shire Council underpin everything we do and guide our everyday actions.

Our focus is to be a high performing organisation providing exceptional service to our community through:

  • Being supportive, inclusive and respectful
  • Acting with integrity
  • Being flexible and progressive
  • Communicating effectively
  • Committing to safe work practices
  • Being accountable and proactive
  • Taking a positive approach to our work

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Child Safe organisation

Council is fully committed to ensuring the safety of children and is a Child Safe organisation.  For some positions across Council, it is a mandatory requirement to hold a Working with Children Check.  Where it is a mandatory requirement, this will be specified in the Qualifications and Key Selection Criteria sections of the Position Description.

About the shire

Our shire offers a rewarding lifestyle change and is one of the most picturesque municipalities in Victoria, covering a diverse area from volcanic lakes, craters and plains in the north, through the hinterland forests of the Otway Ranges to the Great Ocean Road coastline.

Colac is the key industrial, commercial and service centre for the shire and surrounding region with a population of 12,000.  Apollo Bay is the other major urban centre with a permanent population of 1,000 that swells to over 15,000 during the summer season.

OpportunitiesColac Otway offers a range of career opportunities

Colac Otway Shire Council employs over 300 staff to deliver more than 100 services to our community. We continually strive to provide our community with the best service possible and recruit people who are passionate about providing excellent customer service and making a difference to the community.

Council offers a wide variety of career opportunities in the areas of health and community care, corporate and business support, information technology, finance, recreation and leisure, engineering, planning, economic development, environment, community development and much, much more.

Staff benefitsColac Otway offers diverse career opportunities

Colac Otway Shire Council offers generous staff benefits and career development opportunities.  Enjoy an exciting and rewarding career with excellent working conditions and benefits.   

Read about the benefits of working with us in the flyer below.

Staff-Benefits-Flyer.pdf(PDF, 267KB)