Council

Recruitment FAQs

Do you have a question about recruitment at Darebin? We can help.

Who can I speak to about a job I’m interested in?

We’ll list a contact name and details in the job advertisement. Speaking to this person may help you decide whether to apply for a position.

How do I apply for a position?

You should submit your application online. If you are unable to submit an online application or need help submitting an application, please email: recruitment@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 03 8470 8888.

I missed the closing date. Can I submit a late Application?

It’s important that you take all reasonable steps to ensure we receive your application before the closing date. While the selection panel is not obliged to accept late applications, you can ask the contact officer to do so.

Can I update my application after I submitted it?

You cannot update or edit an application once you’ve submitted it. Please ensure you read and follow all the instructions in the job advertisement and attach your most up-to-date resume before submitting your application.

What documents and information should I provide in my application?

The job advertisement will outline what you need in your application. This will include answering the mandatory questions, uploading an up-to-date resume and providing a cover letter. You may also need to address Key Selection Criteria and/or complete an assessment task.

Can I apply for more than one job?

Yes, there is no limit on the number of jobs you can apply for.

Can I withdraw my application?

Yes, if you want to withdraw your application you can log into your account and do so at any time.

I have applied for a position, what can I expect now?

When you submit your application you will get an acknowledgment email confirming we received it. If you do not get an email, please check your junk mail and double check your application to make sure you completed all sections. Many questions are mandatory (marked with an asterisk), so you must answer them before submitting your application.

Once the application process has closed, the selection panel will assess your application. We aim to communicate regularly with all candidates and advise our decision as soon as possible. For more information, please visit How the recruitment process works.

How will you contact me for an interview?

If we shortlist you for an interview, someone from the selection panel will contact you via phone to confirm a suitable day and time. We will then send a confirmation email or invitation.

If you’d rather we contact you in another way, please indicate your preferred method of communication on your application.

I’m unable to complete my application at one time. Can I return to complete it later?

Yes, you can exit your application at any time by clicking the ‘Save and exit’ button. You can then log in later with your username and password to complete the application.

Will I be notified if my application is unsuccessful?

Yes, if you are not shortlisted for interview you will receive an email advising that your application was unsuccessful.

What if I have difficulties in submitting my application?

Firstly, you should check that your internet connection and computer are working properly. If you still have issues, please double check that you answered all questions in the online application form. Many questions are mandatory (marked with an asterisk), so you must answer them before submitting your application.

How has COVID-19 impacted the recruitment process?

We are continuing to recruit during COVID-19. We’re conducting most of our interviews via video conferencing (MS Teams), but we may also ask you to attend an interview in person. Be assured that any in-person interviews will be COVID-safe and follow all safety regulations and protocols.

If you have concerns about attending an in-person or video interview, please let the contact officer know when they call to confirm your interview.

I have a previous criminal conviction. Can I still apply?

Yes, having a criminal record does not automatically preclude you from employment with Darebin City Council. We encourage you to apply. If you have questions about the police check process, please call or email us or speak to the contact officer if we shortlist you for an interview.

More information

Email: recruitment@darebin.vic.gov.au

Phone: (03) 8470 8888