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Our Values

Our organisational values are embedded and at the core of every thing we do.

Based on consultation and engagement with our staff, we have established four core values. These values were repeatedly identified by people as important to them. Within the four core values, there are characteristics that further define those values.


Teamwork, empathy, integrity, openess, ethical, trust, listening, support, honesty
Excellenceachievement, results, governance, innovation, accountability, leadership, customer service
Vibrancyexcitement, growth, opportunities, learning, creativity, fun
Wellbeingsafe workplace & community, sustainability, work/life balance

Employee Benefits

Our employees have access to a variety of benefits, including flexible working arrangements, additional annual leave, generous superannuation, free use of fully equipped gyms, free parking, and more.

Flexible Work Arrangements

At the City of Melville we are open to discussing and reviewing work schedules to ensure we can support your needs while continuing to meet business needs.

Purchased Annual Leave

We recognise that you may want to take additional annual leave from time to time to spend more time with your family and friends. We provide the opportunity for you to apply for up to an additional 6 weeks annual leave per year (*Conditions apply) to ensure there is more than enough time for your rest and relaxation.

Free Parking

The Civic Centre and Operations centre have large car parking areas available free of charge, and free staff parking is available at all other City venues.

Employee Wellbeing

Free use of Fully Equipped Gyms

The City of Melville has fully equipped in-house gyms free for your use to maintain your health and well being. The gyms are open before, during and after work.

Also, all full and part-time City of Melville staff are entitled to staff Recreation Centre Membership at both LeisureFit Melville and LeisureFit Booragoon, which includes use of the gym, spa, pool and sauna.

Employee Wellness Initiatives

The City of Melville provides employees with the opportunity to participate in health and lifestyle enhancing activities while at work, e.g. Health Assessments, Flu shots, Skin Cancer Screen Checks, Women’s and Men’s Health Information Sessions and special interest topics.

Superannuation Contributions

In addition to a generous 9.5% superannuation contribution, if you contribute an additional 5% or more, the City of Melville will match your own contribution up to an additional 4.5%.

Maximising your Income - Salary Packaging

The City of Melville offers the opportunity to salary package a vehicle through novated leasing.

Study Assistance

The City of Melville values your efforts to enhance your career and outcomes for the City through relevant further study by providing flexibility, financial and leave assistance for employees who wish to combine work and study that is relevant to their position.

Free Professional Employee Assistance Counselling service (EAP)

The City of Melville provides additional support for all employees and their families via Employee Assistance Program (EAP). If you are an employee at the City of Melville you can access with complete confidentiality our independent external professional counselling service.

Active Social Club

City of Melville employees can join our active social club, which conducts a variety of fun activities including wine & cheese nights, river cruises, weekends at Rottnest and many more.

Please note that availability of some or all of these benefits may depend upon the nature and length of your contract, and with the business needs of the City.

Inclusive Careers

Providing equal opportunities, and striving towards inclusive employment and careers.

We are constantly on the lookout for people from diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to the City’s vision – working together to achieve community wellbeing for today and tomorrow.

We encourage men and women from a variety of diverse backgrounds to apply for our career, work experience and volunteering opportunities, such as:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Those living with disabilities
  • People from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • People of all ages and experience

We ensure all of our employees have the opportunity to perform at the best of their ability with a key focus on health and wellbeing, achieved by staff training and flexible working arrangements.

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