Gladstone Regional Council delivers essential services to support a thriving, diverse community and promote the sustainable growth of our region. The region covers an area of 10,489 square kilometres with an estimated resident population of 62,979.
The council has an operating budget of $278M and a workforce of more than 650 employees. It also plays an important role in community governance and as a forum for local decision-making, helping to deliver the priorities of the Queensland State Government locally and regionally.
Gladstone Regional Council is a modern local government, focusing on building sustainability for its organisation and region through a strong, resilient community; prosperous, diverse economy; environment that supports our needs and lifestyle; and rigorous Council processes.
The elected Council is made up of a Mayor and 8 Councillors.
Gladstone Regional Council has a strong focus on creating a safe, inclusive, and efficient workforce and providing an opportunity for personal growth and career development for its employees. Council employees enjoy flexible work arrangements, learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing initiatives, and more including:
9 Day fortnight (for EBA positions)
Relocation reimbursement - Assistance up to $5,000.00 plus reasonable travel expenses for you and your immediate family to travel to the Gladstone region is available. Reasonable travel expenses shall not exceed the cost of an economy airfare, but may include fuel for a motor vehicle, train fare, bus fare, or economy airfare.
Superannuation - Superannuation is administered under the Local Government Act 2009, which requires you to make a compulsory contribution of 6% of your salary on the completion of 12 months continuous employment with Council. You may elect to commence this contribution at any time from commencement, and upon doing so, Council will increase it’s contribution from the standard super guarantee of 10% to 12%.
We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees.
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance.
We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services, and discounted health cover and fitness memberships.
The cost of housing in the Gladstone region is affordable with the median house price of approx. $347,500. Rental prices range average $300 - $350.
There are several schooling options in the Gladstone region including eleven state primary, five state high schools and six private schools. There is also the Central Queensland TAFE and Central Queensland University for continuing with tertiary education.
There are excellent medical facilities around the Gladstone region. Gladstone has a general hospital serving the community 24 hours a day.
The Gladstone CBD offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and local boutiques. Other shopping areas include the Stockland Gladstone and the Gladstone Central Shopping Centre. Dining opportunities a vast with everything from fast food to marina waterside dining.
Gladstone is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, with easy access to reef, National Parks, laid back coastal villages and rural hinterland. The region stages over 200 festivals and events annually including the famous Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
The Gladstone Region is well served by parks and recreation areas, because of the central location you can find lots of alternatives from beach to river foreshores, bush reserves and botanical gardens.
Gladstone is approximately 7 hours drive from Brisbane. The Gladstone Airport has direct flights to Brisbane daily and there are plenty of transport options in the region including car hire, taxis, ferry transfers, and buses.
Information on this page was correct as of July 2022 and may be subject to change.