Vacancy Details


Greater Shepparton City Council, situated in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, is the fourth largest provincial centre in Victoria and has a well-developed economy due to its strong agricultural and irrigation base, with major industries related to food processing, manufacturing and transport. The Goulburn Valley is often referred to as 'The Food Bowl of Australia' as around 25% of the total value of Victoria's agricultural production is generated in this area.

Greater Shepparton has a population of approximately 65,000, and an expenditure budget in excess of $118 million. The population is culturally diverse with 9.9% of residents being born overseas. The area has excellent education, recreation, cultural, social and health facilities and tourism is a developing focus for the region.

Aboriginal Engagement Officer

Salary: $67,741.44 per annum

Closing: Friday 24 January 2020

Full Time - Permanent 

This role is an exciting opportunity to join Council to make a difference in the local community by supporting the implementation of Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

This position will build and strengthen the relationships between Council and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations and communities; Provide support and advice to all areas within Council to improve and promote cultural safety and inclusiveness; and Lead the implementation, reporting, evaluation and re-development of the Greater Shepparton City Council Reconciliation Action Plan.

This is a rewarding opportunity to work closely with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to implement strategies and actions to foster reconciliation, respect and truth telling within a local government context.

“Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. This action constitutes a Special Measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010”. 


For more information please contact Rachael Frampton, Team Leader - Community Strengthening on 5832 9586.

Note:  This position is subject to a 6 month qualifying period in accordance with the Fair Work Australia minimum employment period.  During the qualifying period employees will be provided with appropriate on-going induction, support, assistance, resources and training to enable them to meet the required performance standards for the position.

Please note that applications which do not specifically address the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description will not be considered.

For procedures on how to apply go to

All applications must be submitted to the Council by the closing date shown on the advertisement.