About Us

Our Culture

Our vision is to be a Local Government Authority of Choice – an organisation where we all work together to foster a safe, attractive place for people to live, work, stay and play.

An organisation where growth, development and environmental protection are managed to provide a unique and relaxed lifestyle.

Achieving our vision depends on everyone who works for Shoalhaven Water accepting and upholding the same values which include:

  • How we work together
  • How we behave at work
  • The sort of workplace we aspire to
  • The way we lead and manage work

As the manager of the Shoalhaven’s most precious commodity, we know that our Human Resources are just as important as our Natural Resources. That’s why Shoalhaven Water looks for dedicated and enthusiastic people to join our team.

Our Staff

Shoalhaven Water has a very talented team of people who are passionate about what we do every day and are committed to both current and future projects. Our values guide our everyday behaviours and attitudes and ensure that Shoalhaven Water is a ‘great place to work’. Joining Shoalhaven Water will enable you to work with, develop and learn from some of the Water Industry’s most capable and professional people.

Training and Apprenticeships

Traineeships and apprenticeships are an important part of the way we do business at Shoalhaven Water. They are a great way to learn and develop skills that will help set you up with a job and career for life.

An apprenticeship (4 years) or traineeship (2 years) is full-time employment that combines work and structured training. Our training programs are matched to industry needs and relevant to your employment. Many of our trainees and apprentices continue on with permanent employment with us.

Listen to what a few of our trainees and apprentices have to say about a career in the water industry at Shoalhaven Water.

Shoalhaven Water are proud winners of the 2017 NSW Training Industry Awards. If you are interested in our award winning program visit the HVTC Shoalhaven to find out more.               


Working with Shoalhaven Water gives you access to a range of great employment conditions as well as certified training and development programs. Personal and professional development is a priority and training forms a part of a career within Council and Shoalhaven Water. 

We offer opportunities to improve skills and knowledge both through training and development and through daily work. With better-trained people we can achieve a better service to the Community.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Attractive remuneration packages
  • Salary sacrifice options 
  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Career advancement
  • Learning and development programs 
  • Health and wellbeing programs
  • Recognition and reward programs  
  • Paid parental leave
  • Purchased additional leave scheme
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Corporate leisure membership

International applicants

Shoalhaven Water’s preferred sponsorship option for international candidates is a Temporary Business (Long Stay) – Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457). This visa allows for international employees to work within Australia for four years.

For information on visa types and conditions visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Knowing and understanding Australian customs and laws will help new residents to Australia settle in the region and the community.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship website provides information about living in Australia.

Current Vacancies

For a full list of current job vacancies in Shoalhaven City Council click here.