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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 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, and you have nominated at least two referees).
  • 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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Labourer - Multiskill Crew

We are now recruiting for multiple full time Plant Operators (Labourers) for our Multiskill Crew. If you are fit and strong, keen to work outdoors then this might be the job for you. We require applicants to have a HR Licence and concreating experience.

If successful, you will be apart of an developing team and shire. You will be need to work as part of a team and have the ability to take on challenges that only the Outback has to offer.

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($54,000 to $91,000 depending on allowances and overtime), including above award wages.  Council also provides 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading and 9.5% superannuation. A comfortable home is available in Bedourie or Birdsville at subsidised rent. Diamantina Shire itself if 95 000 square kilometres and has many creeks, roads, flora and fauna.

Councils works crews operate on a 10/4 roster whilst residing in modern mobile camp accommodation.

These positions are offered as  permanent fulltime positions.

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

The position description is available below or for more information email or telephone Francis Warren, Multiskill Foreman on or 0429 461 230.

Applications close on 19 January 2018.

Position Description