Working at the Council

When you join the Queenstown Lakes District Council, you become part of a team who work hard to deliver high quality services to ratepayers and residents.

As the fastest growing set of communities in New Zealand, the Queenstown Lakes District faces many challenges associated with growth and tourism.

So if you are looking for a career opportunity where the work you do has a real positive impact on the community, then you’ve come to the right place!

What you can expect from us as an employer:

We believe that there needs to be a balance in life.  We pride ourselves in our family friendly, flexible working environment and team focus.  Our goal is to be an ‘employer of choice’.

As well as working with a great team, other benefits of working at the Queenstown Lakes District Council include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Reward for performance
  • Relocation costs (by negotiation)
  • Support for further training and study
  • Minimum four weeks annual leave
  • Conferences/training to make sure you keep up with changes
  • Annual eye test
  • Flu injections
  • Winter 4WD training
  • Family friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Smart casual dress code
  • Proactive social club
  • The opportunity to work and play in a stunning and exciting environment.

What we expect from you as an employee:

All of our staff are specialists in their own role and we respect that.  In return we want you to share the passion and commitment that we have for our district by carrying out your role to the best of your ability and in a professional manner.

But most of all – we expect you to have fun and enjoy what you’re doing!


"Working for council has allowed me to apply my specialist knowledge to many aspects of council business.  QLDC is big enough to be involved in exciting projects but not so big that we get pigeonholed into repetitive tasks.  It’s great to work and play in such a dynamic district."
Ryan Clements – GIS Manager

"I love working in a small town that has lots going on, the growth pressures, tourism and construction industries and our wonderful landscape make planning in Queenstown really interesting"
Alyson Hutton – Senior Policy Analyst