The Application Process

Positions Vacant

When there are positions available with The Barossa Council they will be displayed in our Positions Vacant page >


How to Apply

Applicants are to provide a cover letter, current resume and a brief statement addressing the specialist knowledge, skills and qualifications required as outlined in the position description.  

Please submit all applications online on our Positions Vacant page, or via post Attn: Human Resources, The Barossa Council, PO Box 867, Nuriootpa SA 5355. 


Assessment of Application

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement letter either by email or post confirming receipt of their application.  The Council’s selection panel will then assess all applicants and will decide who will be interviewed based upon the selection criteria of the position. 



Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by Human Resources to arrange an interview time as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants not selected for interview will be notified in writing as soon as possible.  

Interviews are generally conducted by a panel of three to four.  During the interview applicants are asked competency questions based on the relevant position description and also provided with an opportunity to ask questions of the panel. 


Additional Requirements

After the interview, reference checks will be undertaken on the final preferred candidates.  Additional requirements may also include obtaining a national police check, psychometric testing etc.  


Offer of Employment

An offer of employment will be verbally made to the successful applicant and this is generally followed by a written offer soon after.


Pre-employment Medical

All employees of The Barossa Council are required to undertake a pre-employment medical.  


Applications for Employment

All current vacancies are advertised on our website; however expressions of interest can be forwarded at any time. Please forward your resume and a cover letter stating the reason for your interest in working for The Barossa Council and the type of position that you are interested in to



All applicants must have legal rights to work within Australia.