Employment Opportunities Employment Opportunities

About the Organisation

Victoria Daly Regional Council (VDRC) is a vibrant and energetic organisation, delivering a range of local government services and programs to residents of the beautiful stunning communities within the Victoria Daly Region covering an area of 168,277Km2.

Victoria Daly Regional Council have five goals to deliver its vision of

"Moving Forward Together"

1. Financial Sustainability
2. Good Governance
3. To meet the expectations of the communities we serve
4. To provide employment to Indigenous people in our community
5. To maintain and develop Council's assets

Council have developed a number of strategies across the organisation to drive the delivery of these goals.

Advertisement of Job Vacancies and Career Opportunities thought the VDRC Region are placed on our Website, Community Notice boards & Published in Newspapers and on Employment Websites.

Council Offices are located in each of our 5 Communities 

Pine Creek

 Nauiyu / Daly River

Timber Creek


 Kalkarindji / Daguragu

Council's Regional Office is located in Katherine, a town known as the gate way to the Top End. If you want to live and work in a naturally stunning region where no two days are the same, with National Parks, Big Rivers and NT outback lifestyle then seek employment with VDRC and contribute to a better community, making a difference to residents of a beautifully unique part of Australia.

<<<<<<<<<<<< BE JOB READY >>>>>>>>>>>>

Prior to commencing employment with Victoria Daly Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • A National Police Clearance Issued by SAFE NT
  • Be an Australian resident or provide a current relevant visa to work in Australia
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption, approved by SAFE NT

Applicants are encouraged to author a Cover Letter and/or an Expression of Intertest which are avaliable at your nearest Victoria Daly Regional Council Office. 



Current Vacancies Current Vacancies

Join the Victoria Daly Regional Council Team

To Apply Send Your Application Addressing the Selection Criteria Including a Cover Letter / Expression of Interest To:




Position Title: Aged Care Team Leader

Position Type: Permanent, Full Time – 38 hour working week

Location: Yarralin, NT

Salary Range: Level 4 Indicative $46,818 Plus 9.5% Super

6 Weeks Annual Leave With 17.5% Leave Loading

Remote Area Allowance

Accommodation with Subsidised Rent

A Relocation Allowance of Up To $5000 to help you move!

Enjoy Job Security & Benefits of the Council Sector!

About the Role

This position is identified under Section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act and occupant is required to identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

The Aged Care and Disability Team Leader will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Aged Care services in the community and surrounding ward. More specifically, your duties will include but not limited to; Training and mentoring staff members to ensure continuance of service at all times; Maintaining client files, care plans, assessment and reassessment of client’s needs and client service agreements; Liaising with the Aged Care and Disability Service Manager in regards to service delivery, administration, reporting and other queries.

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma in Aged Care/Disability or equivalent, and a First Aid Certificate with anaphylaxis training. You’ll have excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to negotiate, consult, network and partner with all levels of staff and stakeholders. You will have demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work both autonomously and cooperatively within a team, with the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.


Applications to recruitment@vicdaly.nt.gov.au 

Include your resume, cover letter and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close 29 December 2018

View Full Position Description Including Selection Criteria Here

For further information about this opportunity with Council Contact: 

Tina Beltran kristina.beltran@vicdaly.nt.gov.au  


Position Title: Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Position Type: Temporary, Full Time – 6 months contract

Location: Regional Office, Katherine

Salary Range: Level 6 Indicative $56,794 Plus 9.5% Super

Enjoy Job Security & Benefits of the Council Sector!

6 Weeks Annual Leave With 17.5% Leave Loading

10 days personal leave

Remote Area Allowance

About the Opportunity

The Occupational Health and Safety Officer is responsible for the ongoing roll of the Council’s safety systems and procedures. This position requires hands-on involvement in civil, building construction and maintenance projects undertaken by Council staff and contractors in regional communities. The role is responsible for safe work practices, establishment and maintenance of approved management systems to ensure Council’s compliance and integrity maintained.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work as part of a team, preferably with demonstrated experience working the Council management, staff members, and contractors to achieve positive outcomes. You must be computer literate with the ability to utilise various software applications to produce reports and presentations.

Applications to recruitment@vicdaly.nt.gov.au 

Include your resume, cover letter and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close 19th December 2018

View Full Position Description Including Selection Criteria Here

For further information about this opportunity with Council Contact: 

Tina Beltran kristina.beltran@vicdaly.nt.gov.au  



For further information on Current Job Vacancies and Career Opportunites with VDRC

Please contact the VDRC HR Department in Our Regional Office 

Email: Recruitment@vicdaly.nt.gov.au  

Phone: 08 8972 0777  

Information for Applicants Information for Applicants

Information For Applicants

To apply for a  position with our Council, you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status. For more Applicant Information please click here

To view the Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 please click here


VDRC selection is based on the merit principle defined as “the capacity of the person to perform particular duties, having regard to the person’s knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience and the potential for future development of the person".  Merit is determined through a fair and transparent assessment process.


Please use Recruitment@vicdaly.nt.gov.au to submit your application

Ensure your application contains:

  • A front cover letter
  • An updated Resume
  • Copies of any relevant qualifications
  • Copies of compliance documents: Working with Children Card - Ochre Card and National Criminal History Check
  • At least two work related references

Applicants having trouble applying online, please contact the Human Resources Department via email: recruitment@vicdaly.nt.gov.au

Your cover letter introduces you and states the position for which you are applying.  This is your opportunity to sell yourself! You should detail your relevant skills and experience and state the reasons why you want this particular job.  

Your resume or curriculum vitae should contain the following:

  • Personal details including contact details
  • Secondary and tertiary education qualifications
  • Other relevant courses or professional development
  • Employment history, current and previous,  position summary and duties and length of service
  • References

Recruitment Process

  1. Applications are assessed on merit by a selection panel and a short list is created to identify those applicants who warrant further consideration.
  2. At interview the selection panel will ask a series of questions in line with the selection criteria and specific duties of the position.
  3. Nominated referees may be contacted to obtain more information about you.
  4. The preferred applicant will be notified.
  5. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

Referee Checks

References provided by you may be contacted during the selection process.  It’s a good idea to get permission from your references before nominating them.

If you are a current employee of the Council and you have been selected for an interview and one of the panel members directly supervises you it is a requirement for you to obtain a referee report from them prior to the interview process starting.

Criminal History Checks

For all vacancies successful applicants will be required to provide a copy of their current (Issued within the last 3 months) criminal history check upon commencement. If the applicant is unable to, a copy of the receipt of submission is required.

Working with Children Clearance - Ochre Card

For some vacancies successful applicants will be required to obtain a working with children clearance upon commencement. If it is an essential requirement of the position you will be unable to commence until a valid clearance has been produced.

Equal Employment Opportunity

VDRC aims for an inclusive and diverse workforce. 

All equal employment opportunity (EEO) groups are encouraged to apply.

Notification of Outcome/Post Interview Feedback

You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the selection process. On request, the Chairperson of the selection panel will arrange for feedback on the panel’s decision.

Additional Information

Should you require more information regarding a vacancy, please contact the person listed in the advertisement. If you require additional information regarding the recruitment process, applicants may contact Human Resources on 08 8972 0777.