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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Date posted: July 9, 2024

Closes: Aug 06, 2024

About the Opportunity

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the construction industry and build a rewarding career?

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is looking to build a candidate pool of Labourers,

Working within our Infrastructure and Utilities teams you will be an integral part of our team, contributing to the maintenance development of our infrastructure.

By joining our team, you will find stability, work-life balance, and the opportunity to expand your skill set in a supportive environment; we invest heavily in upskilling of our workforce.

We are looking for team players with a strong work ethic, reliability, and physical fitness to handle the demands of manual labour. To be considered for a Labourer position, you must possess a valid driver's license and a Construction Induction Card (White Card). Strong communication, literacy, and numeracy skills are essential to excel in these roles.

Successful candidates from this recruitment activity may be appointed to immediate vacancies or placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities within the next 12 months.

Take the first step towards an exciting career in construction with Port Macquarie Hastings Council. Visit our website or contact us today to express your interest.

Remuneration and Benefits

Employment type: Permanent, full-time role (38 hours per week with 9-day fortnight)

Salary (exclusive of super): Starting salary of $1,049.70 per week with the opportunity for competency-based progression.


  • Fortnightly RDO
  • PPE provided
  • Discounted gym membership through membership to Fitness Passport
  • Career development opportunities
  • Annual salary increase as per the Local Government (State) Award 2023 plus annual salary review
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Generous employee assistance program
  • Salary packaging options available through Salary Packaging Australia and Maxxia
  • Recognition through our annual awards ceremony celebrating and rewarding staff achievements

About the Port Macquarie Hastings Region

The region is one of Australia's most enviable locations. We boast a stunning hinterland, kilometres of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community vibe. The Mid-North Coast is perfect for hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, exploration, sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.


If you would like to know more about this opportunity or have any questions about the role please contact Renee Butterworth, Talent & Resourcing Officer on 6581 8706.

Interested in Applying?

Please complete the application form below and answer the questions, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.

You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.

What happens next?

Online testing (Aptitude Testing) will be issued on the 8th of August 2024.

Online testing (Aptitude Testing) to be completed no latter then 22nd August 2024

Face to face interviews is scheduled for the 29th of August 2024.

Applications Close: Tuesday 06 August 2024 11:30pm



Suitable candidates may be placed on a talent pool or eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months.

Please upload documents in PDF format.

We often ask our preferred applicants to complete pre-employment checks. This may include: Reference Checks; National Criminal Police Check; Medical Assessment; Qualification Verification; Working with Children Check Verification.

PMHC's recruitment notification process is primarily via system generated emails. Please ensure your email is correct before submitting an application to avoid missing crucial updates and outcomes. Email communication notifications are used for but not limited to: application received, interview booking tools, confirmation of interview, request for references/more information, delay notifications, testing/assessments (aptitude/psychometric/industry specific) and application outcomes (unsuccessful before or after interview).

Please regularly check your 'junk mail' or ensure our email address and Pulse email is set to 'trustworthy'.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people.

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