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City of Melbourne


Government area
Company size
Melbourne, Australia

Workplace initiatives at City of Melbourne

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate 17.1 % 2018
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 0 months **
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 20 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Paid volunteer days Unlimited for emergency
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership No

About City of Melbourne


City of Melbourne is the business, administrative, cultural & recreational hub of Victoria, Australia.



The City of Melbourne, as a council, is proud to oversee Melbourne’s city centre and a number of inner-city suburbs. Melbourne is recognised globally for its enviable lifestyle and as Australia’s premier destination for culture, education, shopping, dining, sports, events and festivals.  

As a capital-city council we are closely connected with business, residents, visitors,  government and the myriad of organisations and individuals that contribute to making Melbourne great.  In working partnership we seek to develop and drive bold, sustainable strategies that create a long-term vision for a thriving and sustainable city into the future.  


In addition to all the services you would expect from a local council, the City of Melbourne operate with the added complexity of catering to the approximate 780,000 people using the city each day for a wide variety of reasons. From delivering a unique array of cultural activities and an expanding events programs to forging strong international partnerships or maintaining our world class parks and gardens the diversity of services we offer is exciting and innovative and ensures that Melbourne remains one of the most sustainable and liveable cities in the world, today, tomorrow and beyond.


City of Melbourne is an inclusive, diverse, and flexible organisation. Our goal is to create a flexible environment with an ‘all roles flex’ culture where we can respond in the most agile way to meet the demands of work while providing employees with the ability to drive their own careers and quality of life. We are proud to offer very generous paid parental leave and an environment that thrives on equality, collaboration and great leadership.

Our values are integrity, courage, accountability, respect and excellence.


For Employees with less than 12 months continuous service with Council, the Employee’s entitlement is as follows:

Up to 1 month service but less than 2 months  1.4 weeks
2 months service but less than 3 months 2.8 weeks
3 months service but less than 4 months 4.3 weeks
4 months service but less than 5 months 5.7 weeks
5 months service but less than 6 months 7.1 weeks
6 months service but less than 7 months 8.5 weeks
7 months service but less than 8 months 10 weeks
8 months service but less than 9 months 11.3 weeks
9 months service but less than 10 months 12.8 weeks
10 months service but less than 11 months 14.2 weeks
11 months service but less than 12 months 15.6 weeks
12 months +  20 weeks