About the Organisation

Victoria Daly Regional Council have six goals to deliver its vision of
“Moving Forward Together”

  1. Quality Leadership
  2. Financial Sustainability
  3. Invest in our people
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Systems
  6. Liveability

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

Council Offices are located in each of our 5 Communities


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

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 153,405 square Kms 

Victoria Daly’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 Interest which are avaliable at your nearest Victoria Daly Regional Council Office.

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: Recruitment@vicdaly.nt.gov.au

Council Operations Assistant Manager - Kalkarindji

Council Operations Team Leader - Pine Creek

Executive Services Officer - Katherine

Caretaker - Timber Creek Police Museum (Volunteer)

Cleaner - Timber Creek

Employment Coordinator - Kalkarindji

CDP Employment Supervisor - Timber Creek

Sport and Rec Officer - Pine Creek

Expressions Of Interest

Council Works Team Leader - Kalkarindji

Community Broadcasting Officer - Nauiyu

Council Operations Team Leader - Timber Creek

Council Operations Team Leader - Timber Creek

Council Operations Officer - Timber Creek

Human Resources & Property Development Officer

Community Care Team Leader - Kalkarindji

ICT Support and Stock Take Officer - Katherine

Employment Coordinator - Yarralin

Council Operations Team Leader - Pine Creek

CDP Activity Supervisor - Bulla

Information for Applicants

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

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


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.

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 

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.

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.


29 Crawford Street,
Katherine East NT 0850

Postal Address

PO Box 19, Katherine NT 0851

Further Enquiries Regarding Recruitment

Ph: 0448 788 498