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Our benefits

We believe being rewarded for the work you do goes beyond simply getting paid. We are proud to offer a selection of benefits across health & wellbeing, sport & fitness and training & development as part of your employment package. 

These benefits are offered to all permanent employees that are employed at least 30 hours per week.  

Standard benefits

  • Southern Cross Wellbeing One Plan. Discounted rates for additional modules

  • Additional Annual Leave – extra week after 5 years service

  • Home Monitor Subsidy

  • Mobile Phone Subsidy

  • Eye Checks

  • Interest free bike Loans

  • Flu Shots

  • Skin Checks

  • Healthy Heart Checks

  • General shopping discounts + Microsoft Office Discounts

  • EAP support services 


Sport & Recreation discounts

  • Health and fitness facilities discounts – QEC and WRC 

  • 50% off school holiday programmes, sport leagues, Tri Squad, Swim Lessons, Climbing Lessons

  • 20% Swimwear

  • 20% off Frankton Golf Centre memberships, driving range, coaching, green fees, range balls, FootGolf and all retail purchases 


Wellbeing

At QLDC we aim to foster a working environment and workplace cares for and maximises your wellbeing. Wellbeing is embedded in everything we do and championed at all levels and across all functions, so that positive wellbeing becomes part of our culture.

A wellbeing culture means that you can be yourself at work and you’ll feel valued and appreciated for who you are and what you do. You’ll feel engaged in a role that utilizes your strengths and supports you to address your weaknesses. You’ll feel a sense of satisfaction, belonging and a purpose but above all, you’ll have some fun.  

  • You’ll have access to a range of courses, workshops, and online learning to help you grow personally and professionally.
  • You’ll have a manager and team that cares about and supports your emotional wellbeing as well as access to our free EAP programme and regular initiatives to support your emotional wellbeing. 
  • We encourage our staff to use active travel offering a $2000 loan scheme towards a commuter bike and facilities to encourage active travel. You can also participate in tree planting or other council led projects to help us protect our beautiful district.  
  • You’ll have access to discounted health insurance, health services, gym memberships and sport and exercise groups and a free wellbeing platform to help you look after your physical wellbeing. We also provide flexible working for that morning ski or lunchtime ride.  
  • QLDC offers a friendly culture that celebrates diversity through a program of work and initiatives. E.g. We celebrate Pink Shirt Day, Winter Pride and encourage regular collaboration and connection across teams through our fun organisational wide wellbeing initiatives. 
  • Your physical and psychological safety is looked after by regular 1:1s with your manager and health and safety reps. Team meetings address challenges and celebrate our wins to manage our stress levels. We also recognize and reward individuals through our awesomeness awards and other incentives.