Employment benefits and conditions

Employee Code of Conduct

Our employee Code of Conduct has been developed to foster an environment of good governance; and provides professional and personal guidelines for all employees, Council representatives, volunteers and contractors.

Pre-employment checks

Pre-employment police record checks, medicals and working with children checks are required for identified positions.  Note: Working with children checks are the responsibility of the preferred candidate to provide and maintain. 

Occupational Health and Safety

Nillumbik Shire Council is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, customers and visitors.

Equal Opportunity

Employees are required to maintain a discrimination and harassment free workplace which provides equity of access to career progression, training and other activities as appropriate.

Child Safety

Nillumbik Shire Council prides itself on being a child safe organisation. We recognise our legal and moral responsibilities to keep children and young people safe from harm, promote their health and well-being, and support their best interests. We have policies, procedures and training in place that support all our employees and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

Human Rights

Employees will act in line with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 in developing and implementing Council guidelines, policies, local laws, procedures, decisions and services and will ensure compatibility with the Charter in promoting and using the human rights principles to improve customer service to the community.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Council offers a range of flexible working arrangements which include part-time, job-share, 19-day month, 9-day fortnight and compressed working week arrangements.

Work locations

  • Nillumbik Civic Centre - Civic Drive, Greensborough
  • Council Operations Centre (Works Depot) - Yan Yean Road, Plenty
  • Living & Learning Nillumbik Centres - Main Road, Eltham, Cowin Street, Diamond Creek and Bishops Road, Panton Hill
  • Playhouses (child care) - Pitt Street, Eltham and Bishops Road, Panton Hill
  • Edendale Farm - Gastons Road, Eltham
  • Eltham Community and Reception Centre - Main Road, Eltham
  • Maternal and Child Health Centres - Eltham, Eltham North, Diamond Creek, Hurstbridge, North Warrandyte and Research locations


Annual Leave and Purchased Annual Leave

Full-time and part-time employees receive four weeks annual leave each year. The purchased leave (48/52) model of employment allows for an employee to purchase up to an additional four weeks annual leave per year. The employee is paid for 52 weeks per year at the fractional rate of 48/52 or 49/52, 50/52 or 51/52 of their annual salary. Details are outlined in Council policy and Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

Sick and Family Leave

Full-time employees receive 17 days sick or family leave per annum cumulative, pro-rata for part-time employees.

Long Service Leave

Employees with seven years of service will be entitled to access their accrued long service leave entitlements.

Paid Maternity and Adoption Leave

Permanent employees with more than one year’s continuous service will be entitled to thirteen weeks paid maternity or adoption leave.

Paid Partner Leave

Permanent employees with more than one year’s continuous service will be entitled to two week’s paid partner leave

Further information on employment conditions is available from our Enterprise Agreements, available below.