Employment and Organisational Culture

Our Culture – Our People

At Ararat Rural City Council we place a large emphasis on the importance of continued learning and development. Using the Australian Business Excellence framework we are able to deliver programs that enable our people to reach their full potential as well as enriching their everyday life.

Some of the working arrangements available to employees are:-

  • Rostered Days Off
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • 48/52 additional annual leave arrangements
  • Time in Lieu
  • Personal Leave
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Leave without Pay  
  • Carer's Leave

The Ararat Rural City Council also offers our people the chance to take part in regular exercise and well being initiatives, in accordance with the Health and Well being program.

Our people can make use of discounted memberships to the YMCA and enjoy events organised by the Ararat Rural City Council Social Club.

Success, no matter how big or small is celebrated at the Ararat Rural City Council, and recognition is constantly paid to the achievements of our people.

Ararat Rural City Council is a host employer for long term unemployed, working with external agencies to enhance learning opportunities for all.

We also offer student vacation employment within certain areas of Council, encouraging local people to continue to live and work in the Ararat region.

Please view the Organisational chart download (under Related Publications in the right hand side of this page) of the Ararat Rural City Council to gain a better understanding of the structure of council and the areas of work covered by the respective departments.