What the City of Hobart can offer you

What we can offer you

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other.

We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all.

With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Employee benefits

We aim to provide a workplace and work-life balance that suits everyone's individual needs, and offer a range of benefits and perks to all of our employees.

Wide range of leave entitlements

Annual leave

For each full year of service, an employee accrues an entitlement to 4 weeks (152 hours) (pro-rata) annual leave exclusive of public holidays.

Annual leave loading is paid at a rate of 17.5%*.

Purchased leave scheme

The purchased leave scheme allows an employee to purchase an additional 4 weeks leave per year by an appropriate reduction in salary for a period of 12 months.

Personal leave

An employee is entitled to 13 days (101.5 hours) of personal leave on commencement. Further personal leave accrues thereafter at the rate of 101.5 hours per year*. Personal leave may be used when the employee is:

  • absent due to personal illness or injury
  • required to provide care to a member of the employee's immediate family or household who is ill or injured and requires such care.

17.5% of any unused personal leave will be paid to the employee on retirement or resignation.

Long service leave

An employee's long service leave entitlement of 488 hours becomes available after 10 years of service (pro-rata). Employees will be entitled to payment of pro-rata long service leave on termination after 7 years of service.

Parental leave

Under the Enterprise Agreement, paid parental leave is available to employees after 9 months of service as follows:

  • 13 weeks paid leave for an employee who has or will give birth to a child, or is or will be the primary carer of the child for the period of leave
  • 2 weeks paid leave to an employee whose spouse or partner is the primary carer of the child.

Employees are also entitled to unpaid parental leave. In addition to entitlements to paid parental leave under the Enterprise Agreement, employees are also entitled to paid parental leave under the federal government's National Paid Parental Leave scheme.

Other leave entitlements

The City of Hobart also offers other forms of leave, including:

  • jury service and court witness leave
  • Defence Force leave
  • family and domestic violence leave
  • leave without pay.

*subject to employment type.

Flexible working arrangements

For a full-time employee, the normal hours of work will be 38 per week and will be worked in accordance with the prevailing arrangements for this position within the Division.

Employees may be able to access a rostered day off (RDO) subject to operational requirements.

Most full-time employees work to either a:

  • 9 day – 2 week cycle, with 1 RDO every 2 weeks
  • 19 day – 4 week cycle with 1 RDO every 4 weeks. 


The City of Hobart will make employer superannuation contributions on the employee's behalf at a level of 12.5% of the employee's ordinary time earnings (as per the Australian Taxation Office definition)*.

Salary sacrifice options are also available.

*subject to employment type.

Health, fitness and welfare

Health insurance

The City of Hobart offers employees the opportunity to access lower cost private health insurance cover through:

  • Bupa
  • St Lukes Health
  • Medibank.

Gym membership

Staff discounts are provided for all employees for aquatic and gymnasium membership at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre.

Onsite gyms are also available for use by employees.

Employee Assistance Program

Independent counselling services are provided if needed by an Employee Assistance Program, which is also available to immediate family. This confidential service is available 365 days a year.

Social Club

An active staff social club conducts regular events for members and staff.

Annual flu vaccinations

Free annual flu vaccinations are available for all City of Hobart employees.

Training and development

The City of Hobart wants to give every employee the opportunity to develop.

The commitment to this aim is seen through:

  • provision of training for in-house and external training courses
  • study assistance for employees undertaking relevant qualifications.

Relocation assistance

When a person residing interstate or beyond daily commuting distance from Hobart is appointed to a permanent position with the City of Hobart, the reimbursement of removal expenses relating to the appointee, partner and any dependent children (if applicable) may be paid subject to the conditions contained within the City's Relocation Assistance on Employment Policy.

This only applies to candidates who apply for a Municipal Officer (MO) Level 5 position and above. Other candidates may be subject to partial assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Family-friendly policies

The City of Hobart has a range of family-friendly policies and flexible working arrangements, which assist employees to meet their family obligations.

Opportunities for women

We are committed to gender equity and is an equal opportunity employer. Selection of the successful candidate in any recruitment is based on merit and suitability for the role, without regard for gender.

In employment, City of Hobart policies and actions will reflect the notions of equal opportunity, including equal pay for the same work.

Work health and safety

The health and safety of its employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors is a priority for the City of Hobart. It is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to taking all reasonable steps to ensure all employees and contractors are safe from injuries and risks to health while at work.

The City of Hobart is also committed to ensuring that volunteers and visitors are safe from harm when in its workplaces.

The City of Hobart provides appropriate resources to comply with relevant work health and safety legislation, and ensure workplaces are safe and healthy. It has a comprehensive system of work health and safety committees covering all of its workplaces.