Located just 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Ipswich is Queensland's oldest provincial city, and blends a rich heritage with the energy of being the hub of today's growth region in South East Queensland.

Ipswich City Council is in a region which is a catalyst for growth and change in SEQ. With its population set to grow to over 520 000 by 2041, new jobs and quality lifestyle are key drivers for Ipswich's rapid expansion.

Ipswich City Council currently employs more than 1200 people. Council teams are spread across a range of industries delivering a wide range of services to the community.

If you are seeking a career or work experience opportunity in an organization that offers flexibility, challenging and rewarding jobs and advancement, consider joining Ipswich City Council's team and contributing to the development of a prosperous and exciting future for the city.


To view current vacant positions visit Careers@Ipswich website:

Ipswich City Council has implemented an online recruitment system which allows candidates to apply for jobs online using a range of electronic and mobile devices.

To apply for vacancies go to Careers@Ipswich and use the search options to view currently advertised positions, or click on “Search All” to see all current vacancies.

To register for Job Alerts, select one or more Job Functions and click on “Save this Search” then follow the prompts to indicate whether you would like to receive alerts daily, weekly or every two weeks.

Ipswich City Council provides excellent working conditions for employees including the following entitlements:

  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 15 days sick leave annually
  • Carer's leave, parental leave and leave without pay
  • Flextime or Rostered Day Off
  • Employer Superannuation up to 12.25%
  • Flexible work hours
  • Competitive salaries
  • Up to 10 days paid cultural, ceremonial and NAIDOC leave (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees) per year
  • Up to 20 days paid domestic and family violence support leave per year.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Ipswich City Council is committed to providing a culturally safe workplace for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, and as an organisation we are growing our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and history. In response to our growing knowledge and respect, we have introduced paid cultural, ceremonial and NAIDOC leave for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff as part of employee leave entitlements.

At Ipswich City Council, we understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees have specific and unique cultural requirements and obligations. This may be religious, cultural or ceremonial practices to meet their customs and obligations under traditional lore, and to participate in cultural and ceremonial activities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are able to access up to ten (10) paid days and five (5) unpaid days per year.

One of the desired outcomes of the Ipswich City Council Indigenous Accord 2020 – 2025, is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees of council are supported through culturally appropriate human resource processes. To support this outcome, Council has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Working Group. Representatives of the working group are the voice of their community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees within the organisation. They gather feedback from their colleagues, relay key information back to the group and engage in meaningful discussion. They are responsible for providing advice to council regarding ongoing improvements to ensure our workplace is a culturally safe and supportive environment. This working group is also a form of networking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and a safe place to raise questions.

Employee Experience

What is Employee Experience at Ipswich City Council?

Employee Experience (EX) is employees' perceptions and feelings about their experiences at work over the course of their employee journey at Council. EX is created by interactions across three spheres: employees' physical environments, the organizational culture and the technology and equipment used to get work done.

Our Ipswich City Council Employee Experience Vision

Together we create a safe environment where we inspire, connect and are empowered to take action. Our seamless technology, modern equipment and simple processes support us in making a difference for our community every day.

Work Experience

Are you currently studying and need to gain experience in the workforce? Ipswich City Council recognises the importance of providing meaningful work experience to students of educational institutions such as high schools, universities and other recognised courses of study.

The objective of work experience is to enable participants to gain an understanding of the particular occupational area in which they are placed and to gain experience being part of a large and diverse organisation. Council is committed to supporting as many placements as possible.

Applications can be made in a wide range of professional, technical, administrative, outdoor and trade areas. However, due to operational requirements and sometimes high demand for placements, not all requests can be accepted. In the event that council receives more work experience requests than can be placed, preference will be given to those schools and institutions within the Ipswich council area and to students residing within the area.

Guided by the Education (Work Experience) Act 1996 and other council policies and procedures, please note that all work experience placements are unpaid and must be covered by public liability insurance (covered by the relevant high school, university, TAFE or participating organisation).

Conditions of work experience

The following conditions apply to work experience:

  1. The work experience arrangement must be made before the student starts a work experience placement;
  2. If the student is a minor – a parent of the student must give written consent to the arrangement;
  3. The work experience placement must finish the year it starts.

*Further details can be found in the Education (Work Experience) Act 1996.

Request a work experience placement

Please note: if you are accepted for a placement, it is your responsibility to submit your insurance paperwork prior to the placement. Without this documentation, your placement cannot proceed. Council staff will not be available to follow up on your paperwork.

For further information regarding work experience with Ipswich City Council, speak to our friendly Contact Centre staff on (07) 3810 6666.

If you are not currently studying, you may be interested in council’s Volunteer Program.

Visit: Ipswich.qld.gov.au/community/volunteering