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A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


Careers at Council

Welcome to careers at Hinchinbrook Shire Council.  Here you can get an insight into the exciting and challenging opportunities that we have to offer with over 120 different types of jobs. Every employee plays a part in making Hinchinbrook Shire a great place to live, work and play. We offer many exciting and diverse jobs, whether you are starting a career or looking for further experience.  As one of the biggest employers in the region we offer a wide range of professional, trade and labour positions.

Explore our current job opportunities. Register your details here for future opportunities.

Apprentice and Trainee Program

Traineeship and apprenticeship initiatives are offered by Council to address the recruitment and growth needs of the community by attracting applicants with a commitment to study within a range of fields at Council.  Our traineeships and apprenticeships can help you kick start your career in local government and help you take the next step toward your future career.  A traineeship or apprenticeship allows you to gain on the job experience whilst completing studies. 

Minimum education standards are required. Recruitment generally commences in the mid-latter part of each year, with positions commencing early the following year.

Why Join Our Program?

Our traineeship and apprenticeship program helps you gain a nationally recognised qualification while you work. They combine practical work with structured training to give you a nationally recognised qualification and the experience you need to be successful. It also offers opportunities like:

  • Earn while you learn;
  • No study debt;
  • Relevant, real-world experiences; and
  • Live and work locally.
How do I apply?

If you are looking to start your working career with a nationally recognised qualification, enjoy working in a team environment and want to earn while you learn, then send your resume and cover letter with your details to applications@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au to register your expression of interest for the 2025 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Intake.

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire

Just over an hour's drive north of Townsville, Hinchinbrook is your gateway to the stunning wet tropics. Our Shire is encompassed by ancient tropical rainforest, rugged tropical islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The home of Australia's highest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls and the departure point for the iconic wild Hinchinbrook Island. Everything you need to have an quintessential tropical Queensland experience is found in Hinchinbrook, from wilderness, indigenous experience, gourmet local food, history and world class fishing.

For more information regarding the Hinchinbrook Shire please visit the Hinchinbrook Way website.

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