Brisbane City Council
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
Location : Queensland
SECTOR : Local Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Gold


At Brisbane City Council we are proud of our workforce; it enables us to provide appropriate services to our diverse customer base and contributes to the economic, social and environmental outcomes of Brisbane.

Council is committed to building a diverse workforce, made up of employees with different backgrounds, cultures, racial origins, ages, genders, abilities and experiences.


Today, Brisbane City Council has an annual budget of $3.4 billion, an asset base of $20 billion and serves a population of one million people. With a permanent workforce of more than 7000, Council employees deliver core local government services including roads and infrastructure, bus and ferry services, environment protection and local parks, as well as neighbourhood planning.


Brisbane City Council is a nationally recognised employer of choice offering over 4000 different jobs, with diverse and interesting career paths. Our workforce strives to reflect the diversity of our community we work for. Whether you are a school leaver, recent university graduate, professional, working parent or tradesperson, we could have a position that suits your interests, lifestyle and career plans.

Brisbane is the fastest growing city in the country, with new roads, tunnels and bridges being built to accommodate our ever-growing population. With all the changes happening, Council has an exciting job to do. Why not be part of it?


Brisbane, Queensland

Key Professions

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Bus operations
  • Call and contact centre
  • Engineering
  • Environmental health
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Information and communication technology
  • Law
  • Landscape architects
  • Libraries
  • Marketing and communications
  • Trade and labour positions including electrical, mechanics, panel beating, plumbing, fitting and turning, carpentry, automotive and general labour related vacancies.
  • Urban planning


As one of the biggest employers in Queensland, Brisbane City Council offers a variety of jobs and careers available across a number of professions. We also offer traineeships, apprenticeships and corporate graduate programs for positions across a diverse white and blue collar workforce. With employment opportunities ranging from civil engineering to panel beating; urban planning to corporate finance; bus operations to horticulture – whatever your qualifications, lifestyle and passions are – Brisbane City Council has a job that suits you.


Qualifications vary depending on the role and are specified at the time jobs are advertised. Whether you are a school leaver, professional, working parent or tradesperson, we could have a position that suits your interests, lifestyle and career plans.

Depending on the role, mandatory qualifications are outlined in the Position Description noted in job advertisements. To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a temporary or casual position, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

Size of Organisation

Workforce of more than 7000

Organisational Benefits

‘Dedicated to a better Brisbane’ is more than just a line in Council’s logo. It is our commitment to the people of Brisbane that we will ensure our city will always be a great place to live.

In addition to making a genuine difference to the City of Brisbane, employees also enjoy benefits that include:

  • Excellent salary package including 14% superannuation
  • Flexible working hours and flexible arrangements
  • A commitment to your professional development.
  • Free gym and wellness centre
  • Award winning superannuation fund
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Competitive salary.

Brisbane City Council is also a nationally recognised employer of choice. Council has received awards for programs in health and safety, career development, diversity, work and family, and learning and development. Most recently Council was awarded the 2016 Employer of Year at the National Disability Awards.

Contact Details

General Inquires:

River City Pride (Council’s LGBTIQ+ Employee Network):

Employment Opportunities

Brisbane City Council has an established LGBTI Network, ‘River City Pride’ that provides LGBTI employees and allies with opportunities to connect, network, share information and support their peers. It is the role of River City Pride to increase visibility and advocacy for LGBTI staff in Brisbane City Council, and foster workplace cultures that are respectful and inclusive of everyone.

River City Pride hosts regular ‘lunch-box’ information sessions to raise staff awareness on a range of LGBTI-related topics; past sessions have included intersex awareness, the LGBTI history of Brisbane and the marriage equality debate. River City Pride also promotes and celebrates days of significance for the LGBTI community throughout Council including IDAHOT Day and Wear it Purple Day.

For more information about River city Pride and LGBTIQ+ inclusion in Council please contact

Tanya Kimber Librarian

After many years of a variety of jobs I came to Brisbane City Council Libraries and found my home.

Our Libraries match my passion for reading and access to information with the joy of providing recreational reading opportunities for the community.

I came out very late in my personal life. At work – with the comfortable certainty that my workmates would not perceive me any differently than before –I just let the change in ‘who I was’, permeate their consciousness. My LGBTI identity has become a part of my work in Libraries; working with other members of the community at our Libraries Pride Stall, being a member of Council’s “River City Pride” group and hosting/supporting a variety of LGBTI events organised and supported by Libraries and Council.

The visibility of its LGBTI support is one of the things I most respect in my employer and I love that I can spread the awareness of our inclusive programming within my community.

Luke Nixon Senior Urban Planner

As an Urban Planner at Brisbane City Council I strive every day to deliver development outcomes that contribute to creating a well-designed subtropical city.

What I love most though about working for Brisbane City Council is the accepting and inclusive nature of the workplace. As the convenor of Council’s Internal LGBTI Network, River City Pride, I help to increase the visibility and advocacy for LGBTI people in Brisbane City Council, and continue to foster workplaces that are aware, respectful an inclusive to all.

As a proud gay male and resident of Brisbane, a number of key events have happened over the years that have made me proud to work for Brisbane City Council. The rainbow flag was raised on City Hall for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT Day). The Story Bridge was illuminated numerous times in the rainbow flag. Council publically acknowledged their support for same sex marriage and commissioned the rainbow footpath in Spring Hill.

It is a great feeling to work for an organisation that I love; an organisation that reflects and supports my personal values; and an organisation that allows me to bring my whole self to work.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Brisbane City Council