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About the Organisation

Victoria Daly Regional Council - VDRC is a vibrant and energetic organisation. Provides a range of local government services to residents of the stunning Victoria Daly Region covering an area of 168,277Km2.

Council's vision is "Moving Forward Together" 

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.

VDRC Offices are located in each of our 5 Communities -

Pine Creek

Nauiyu (Daly River)

Timber Creek


Kalkarindji / Daguragu

 VDRC Regional Office is located in Katherine, known as the Gate way to the Top End. 

If you want to live and work in stunning Big Rivers Region and contribute to a better community making a difference to a beautifully unique part of Australia, then seek employment with Victoria Daly Regional Council.

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Prior to commencing employment with Victoria Daly Regional Council you must obtain and hold a current and valid:

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

Applicants are encouraged to author a Cover Letter and/or an Expression of Intertest 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

Including Cover Letter / Expression of Interest To:



Senior Technical Officer

Regional Office - Katherine

  • See more of the NT than most ever will, with the opportunity to travel throughout the Victoria Daly Region!
  • Competitive remuneration of $79,375.15 + 9.5% super!
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading!
  • Relocation allowance of up to $5,000 p.a. plus remote area allowance of $2,058 p.a.!

About  the Organisation

The Victoria Daly Regional Council was formed as part of the Local Government reforms in the Northern Territory. Council Service Centres are located in Kalkaringi, Yarralin, Timber Creek, Pine Creek and Nauiyu.

The Council has a vision to provide good governance, leadership and advocacy. To ensure the local communities are empowered towards developing a strong regional economy, the Council have adopted the values of respect, integrity, honesty, openness and equality. To fulfil their vision, Victoria Daly Regional Council promotes local employment and high quality services within financial resources.

About this Opportunity

The Technical Services Unit is presently being transformed into a proactive and professional entity to ensure management of its existing assets are effectively and efficiently maintained and upgraded, and new assets meet the expectations of the communities. A commercial arm is being established within the Unit to provide services to government agencies within the region, and in turn, generate additional funds to allow further enhancement of assets throughout the communities served by Council.

A position exists for an experienced person to bring their skills to the Technical Services Unit to assist in the development of the Unit to achieve these objectives. The position requires sound interpersonal and communication skills, along with the relevant experience and qualifications needed to provide a positive and energetic input towards achieving the objectives.

The position is full-time for a period of 12 months. During the term of employment, there will be the opportunity for the person to acquire additional skills and potential for advancement within the Unit.

Reporting to the Manager of Infrastructure and Civil Services, you will be primarily responsible for upholding Council’s high standard of technical operations, including managing infrastructure assets and external work programs, and providing sound technical advice to ensure Council’s integrity is protected in the provision of engineering services to communities.

About the Benefits

You will work in a welcoming, supportive and close-knit environment. The organisation truly values its employees, and actively encourages training and further study.

The Senior Technical Officer will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $79,375.15 plus 9.5% superannuation. You will also be eligible to receive relocation assistance up to $5,000 and remote area allowance of $2,058.

Victoria Daly Regional Council offers a family friendly workplace, with fantastic working conditions and benefits, including:

  • 38hr working week (Mon-Fri, generally 8am-4.30pm);
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading;
  • 10 days personal leave; and
  • Ongoing professional training.

Please Note: Applications Close 1st October, 2017.

If you're looking for a leadership position that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction Apply Now!

For More Information Phone 0889720 777

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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 89720 777  

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 2015 -17 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.