The City of Unley is a vibrant and dynamic local council that provides a range of valued and diverse services to the surrounding community. At the City of Unley, we recognise the need to create an employee experience that enables the organisation’s talent to thrive and provide innovative and outstanding services to our Community.

We provide a flexible, supportive and inclusive environment that encourages professional development.

We are passionate leaders in many fields and believe that what we do makes a positive difference to our community.

How to join our team

The City of Unley offer a variety of opportunities across a broad range of industries. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier free recruitment process and supportive workplace. Please contact our People & Culture team by email for any support you need along the way. Good Luck!


You’ll find a lot of important information about the position within the job advertisement. The job advertisement will also contain a detailed position description and a contact person in case you have any specific questions.

We also recommend you take time to learn about the community vision for the City of Unley and the great work being done by the council. You’ll find City of Unley’s Community Plan 2033, and the Strategic 4 Year Delivery Plan 2021-2025 on the City of Unley’s website.

How to lodge an application

Applications for current vacancies are lodged online via the Careers page. Simply click on the “Apply” button for the position you are interested in.

All correspondence regarding your application, including progress updates, are sent via email, so make sure you include your preferred email address.

If you have any issues while applying please feel free to contact our People & Culture team by email for support.

What to include in your application

As part of your online application you’ll be asked to attach the following:

The recruitment process – what to expect

Once you have applied for a position, you’ll automatically receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, so you know that it has been successfully submitted.

The recruitment process may vary for some roles, but typically applications are reviewed to find the top applicants according to their ability to meet the selection criteria.

If selected, you’ll be invited to an interview where a panel will access your skills, qualifications, experience, abilities and the qualities relevant to the position you have applied for.

The recruitment process could involve:

The City of Unley will also do referee checks and may require a national police check, Department of Human Services screenings and a pre-employment medical check.

We aim to update applicants as quickly as possible as we appreciate the time you have invested in your application, and that you are keen to come work with us.

Work experience/work placement

At the City of Unley, we recognise that an important part of student’s development is work experience/work placement. Where possible, through industry placement, we aim to enable students to gain valuable insights into their chosen field of study while experiencing the dynamic area of Local Government.

Undertaken on a voluntary basis, work experience/work placement opportunities are to be completed over a minimum of five days (maximum 100) and are unpaid.

If you’d like to apply for work experience/work placement, simply register your interest via the button below. Remember to include any/ all supporting documents and/or study requirements. Submissions must be received at least six (6) weeks prior to your requested dates, to allow sufficient time for your request to be considered and coordinated.

Register your interest for work experience

All placements are subject to availability.

Register your interest for work experience now!