Employee Benefits

Employee Value Proposition at the Shire of Dardanup.

Competitive pay and conditions

The Shire of Dardanup offers competitive pay over and above Award conditions to all employees with an annual wage review and industry benchmarking to maintain a competitive advantage to attract and retain the best people.


Employees who contribute 3% or more voluntary superannuation contributions to a complying Superannuation Fund will receive a Council contribution of 3% to their fund, as per Policy CP124.

Discounted gym membership @ ERC

Staff are entitled to discounted membership fees for themselves and their immediate family deducted directly from their pay.

Discounted vacation care program fees

Staff receive a 50% discount on Vacation Care fees for their own children (excludes incursions, excursions and any other additional fees), with all other normal terms and conditions and booking requirements still applying.

Discounted private health insurance

Staff are eligible for a discount with HIF and BUPPA health insurance so we can support a healthy and productive workplace.*

Health and wellbeing

Supporting a healthy and productive organisation we offer skin cancer screening and flu vaccinations.

Flexible work hours

Employees benefit from a healthy work / life balance as eligible employees work a 19 day month in addition to family friendly work hours, flexibility and opportunities to work from home.

Sacrificed leave policy

All employees are permitted to have a portion of their annual leave paid out in circumstances where the employee is undergoing financial hardship or there is a requirement to reduce leave accruals.

Purchased leave scheme

Eligible employees may apply to receive, over a four-year period, 80% of the salary they would otherwise be entitled to receive access to one full paid year off work.

Professional development and study assistance

The Shire of Dardanup is supportive of granting Study Leave and or reimbursing Study Expenses, for permanent full time or part time employees who are undertaking studies relevant to their Shire of Dardanup role and responsibilities, from a recognised Australian, or other approved, educational institution.

Opportunities for career and professional development with the Local Government Managers Association (LGMA), plus industry professional memberships and conferences are available in addition to training and development initiatives.

Local government holidays

Prior to the introduction of the Local Government Industry Award 2010 employees were entitled to two extra leave days per year.  The Chief Executive Officer has authorised the continuation of these 2 days leave being awarded to Shire of Dardanup employees. These days are set by the Chief Executive Officer.


Eligible employees receive a generous subsidy towards our corporate uniform.

Employee assistance program

Through access to qualified counsellors employees have the opportunity to identify personal problems and find ways of resolving them. Our EAP offers free, short-term counselling that is voluntary and confidential.

Employee recognition scheme

We value the efforts of our employees and recognise this with Employee Recognition Awards and monthly Safety Awards.

Journey insurance

The Shire of Dardanup’s insurance policy extends to include accidents that occur while a worker is travelling to and from their normal place of work.*

Free parking

Administration Centre, Eaton located directly opposite Eaton Fair Shopping Centre.

*conditions apply.