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Why work at Leichhardt

The Leichhardt Local Government Area (LGA) is an inner city area, steeped in history, heritage and conservation. It is only 13 minutes away from Sydney with 17km of water frontage and 79 parks. Leichhardt is a beautiful and vibrant place to work offering tremendous opportunities and challenges to staff member.

Council’s main Administration Centre is located in the hub of Leichhardt directly adjacent to popular Norton Street, well known for it’s coffee shops, restaurants and shopping experiences.

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Some of the benefits and services of working at Leichhardt Council include:

Health & Wellbeing

  • 50% discount on gym membership at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre
  • Free lunchtime swim
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Quit smoking programs and support
  • Free access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Return to Work assistance
  • Safety Program Initiatives

Benefits and Discounts

  • Gym Membership
  • Social and team sporting events
  • Sustainability workshops
  • Corporate Blood Drives
  • Charity & Community events
  • Interest free loans - Bicycles, computers, annual transport passes
  • Designer reusable coffee cup discount
  • Child care services accessible to staff & can be salary sacrificed
  • Staff Christmas Party
  • Discounted family and kids Christmas Party

Leave Entitlements

  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave (Full or half pay)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • 15 days sick leave
  • Safety net leave (available after your first 12 months of service)
  • Carer’s leave
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Leave without pay
  • Long Service Leave accessible at 5 years
  • Bereavement leave
  • Grant days between Christmas and New Year (available after your first 12 months of service)

Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Full time, part time and casual employment
  • Time in Lieu
  • Rostered Days Off (RDO)
  • Job Share
  • Family friendly workplace


  • Showers
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Secure bike lockers
  • Free motorbike parking

Green Sustainability

  • Recycling initiatives
  • Fair Trade products and procurement
  • Pool vehicles
  • Bicycle fleet
  • Interest free loans for bicycles, to cycle to work
  • Free use of veggie and herb garden
  • Worm farming
  • Green Champions
  • Car Share Facilities

Information & Resources

  • Intranet service directory
  • Online Library Service
  • Free library membership
  • Free library delivery
  • DVD hire from Library
  • Interest free loans for computers

Professional & Personal Development

  • Formal training workshops
  • Study leave and financial support for higher education
  • Secondments and higher duties
  • Service Awards

Location & Transport

  • Easy access to the City and the entertainment venue
  • Cafés and Restaurants on the door step
  • Easy access to Canada Bay and Sydney Harbour
  • Access to harbour foreshores
  • Major bus routes
  • Near the Italian Forum
  • Interest free loan for annual public transport passes