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Work & Play in the real outback!

The Diamantina Shire, located in the channel country of central west Queensland is home to the famous Birdsville Races, the iconic Birdsville Hotel and vast outback landscapes. Working with us allows you to explore our wilderness areas and truly experience our renowned events only as locals can. It's an opportunity that you can't go past.

With over 60,000 visitors annually, the Diamantina Shire in Outback Queensland is 95,000 square kilometres in area and the second largest shire in Queensland.  Predominantly a beef producing area the shire contains some of the best contaminant free natural beef fattening country in Australia.  There are three towns within the shire, Birdsville, Betoota and Bedourie the administrative centre. 

Within the next 20 years The Diamantina Shire has a vision to see a friendly, safe Shire of 2000 community residents, while providing our outback community with all weather access by bitumen road, state of the art health, education, communication and transport services with the necessary infrastructure to promote sustainable private commercial enterprise and 100% private housing ownership while preserving our unique culture.

Diamantina Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply using the form on the left and ensure you include:

  • A Completed Application Form.  
  • A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees).
  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
  • A document addressing each of the selection criteria.
  • Copies of any licences or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.
  • NOTE:  Your application WILL NOT be considered unless you supply all the required documents as detailed above.

 

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Plant Operator - MC Truck

Applications are invited from experienced MC truck drivers to join our busy Works team. We are looking for an experienced hands-on person with excellent driving skills and a positive attitude. The position will be based in either Bedourie or Birdsville which are small but vital towns with fantastic modern facilities including 24/7 health services, schools, sporting facilities and twice weekly flights to/from Brisbane and Mount Isa.

We Require you have…

  • Current Queensland “MC” Drivers Licence;
  • Construction and Knowledge of Main Roads Standards and Techniques; and
  • Widespread experience in the high standard of operation and maintenance of a Type 2 Road Train with side tipper and/or water tankers.


A competitive remuneration package is offered ($57,500 to $93,000 per annum depending on allowances and overtime) including above award wages and 6 weeks annual leave. A comfortable home is available in Bedourie or Birdsville at subsidised rent.

Councils works crews are currently operating on a 10/4 roster during which a reasonable amount of overtime is worked whilst they reside in their modern mobile camp accommodation.

Experienced applicants who are self-starters, team players and enjoy adventure are encouraged to apply.

This is position is offered as a fulltime permanent position.

For more information; the Position Description is located below or you can telephone Trevor Stewart, Infrastructure Manager on (07) 4746 1600 or email trevor.stewart@diamantina.qld.gov.au.

  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
  • A document addressing each of the selection criteria.
  • A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, you have nominated at least two referees and have attached copies of the relevant tickets and licencing outlined in the position description)
  • A completed Employment Application

 

Position Description