Benefits of working at The Barossa Council

Constructive Organisational Culture

The Barossa Council is building a constructive organisational culture, supporting behaviours which will result in an efficient, effective, rewarding, ethical and productive environment, for employees and Council. These behaviours are organised into four main constructive styles. 

The philosophy of a Constructive Culture is reinforced throughout our policies. The culture of the organisation is measured periodically to diagnose areas which need improvement and to celebrate and grow upon our strengths. It is an expectation that employees of The Barossa Council will participate in building a strong Constructive Culture in cooperation with each other. 


Pursue a standard of excellence, set challenging but realistic goals and work towards them with enthusiasm.

Self Actualising 

Maintain personal integrity, enjoy work, develop themselves and take an interest in growth and improvement activities. 


Be supportive of others in and outside the workplace and constructive in their dealings with one another. 


Be friendly, sensitive and cooperate with others.


Excellent Employment Conditions

The Barossa Council offers contemporary employment practices including: 

  • Rostered Days Off
  • Time in Lieu*
  • Flexible Working Arrangements*
  • Personal Leave
  • Emergency Services Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Carer's Leave

*Subject to operational/business needs


Health and Wellbeing

The Barossa Council offers the following in relation to the health and wellbeing of it's employees:

  • Income Protection
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Corporate Membership with Bupa or Medibank Private 
  • LGAWCS - Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Management


Conditions of Employment 

The conditions of employment are in accordance with the following Awards: 

  • South Australian Municipal Salaried Officers Award
  • Local Government Employees Award

As well as the following Enterprise Agreements: 

  • The Barossa Council Enterprise Agreement 2016
  • The Barossa Council AWU Enterprise Agreement 2017


Career Development

The Barossa Council acknowledges the benefit gained from and seeks to encourage employees to undertake training and professional development. 

Performance Appraisals are held at least annually. Council is committed to the Performance Partnering framework which involves open and constructive conversations based on the model of Achieve, Develop, Enjoy, and Partner (ADEP). Performance Partnering enhances employee alignment with our constructive culture, employee engagement and agility. 


Other Benefits 

In addition to the above employment benefits, The Barossa Council offers:

  • Salary Sacrificing 
  • Leadership Development
  • Recognition for Years of Service