Applying for a position

Central Coast Council is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer and values the diversity of its workforce. 


Our recruitment process allows us to apply best practice recruitment and selection while supporting Council's vision. It is council policy to select the best applicant for each vacant position on the basis of job related selection criteria. An individual’s race, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference or membership of an ethnic or minority group will not increase or reduce their chances of employment.

Applicants with a disability are encouraged to apply for vacant positions. Should you have any special needs during the recruitment process please contact the enquiries person listed in the job advertisement to discuss and arrange, or alternatively contact People and Culture on (02) 4325 8917.
Council is committed to:
  • Equity, Diversity and Respect Principles;
  • Work Health & Safety (WHS) & Environmental Management Principles;
  • Ethical practices; and
  • A smoke free work environment.     
It is preferred that prospective applicants have an understanding of and shared commitment to these principles.

The following information will help you to understand our selection processes and to prepare your application.

Preparing your application

Before you apply, please read the position information carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability. The position description can be downloaded from the job advertisement.

You will then be required to answer a few questions, based on the selection criteria, via the online application form.
We recommend typing and saving your answers into a Word document for ease of reviewing before finalising your responses online. You can then cut and paste your answers into the application form.

Once you have completed the online application form, attach your qualifications, certificates (if applicable) and resume (CV) which should include information on your qualifications, employment history, skills and experience along with contact details of two (2) referees.

Once uploaded, you have successfully submitted your application.


Closing date

All applications must be received before the advertised closing date and time. Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Panel Convenor, and only where extenuating circumstances exist.

Acknowledgement of applications

Once your application has been received you will receive confirmation via email.

Additional information

All applications received will become the property of Central Coast Council. If you require further information regarding the position please contact the officer listed in the position information.

Please direct any general recruitment enquiries to Council’s People and Culture Section by emailing

Applications for positions not advertised

Council does not consider or keep on record applications that are not directed towards a current advertised vacancy. Please do not send through an application if you are not applying for a specific advertised position.