Employment Agencies

Looking for work but don’t know where to start searching? Contact one of our local employment agencies to find out who will help connect you to the numerous vacancies that exist in the community. You can find them through the CHDC Business Directory.

Wages and Award Entitlements

To find information and advice about Australia’s national workplace relations system visit the Fair Work Online website. You will also find links to Fair Work Australia – the national workplace relations tribunal.

Tax Rates

To find out what your individual income tax rate is, following the link to the Australia Taxation Office website.

Visa/Immigration Questions

Follow the quick links to the Department of Immigration and Citzenship’s website to find out more information about your particular situation.

Outreach Officer Network
Outreach Officers provide information about skilled migration recruitment options including the rights and responsibilities of workers.

Visa Options Comparison Charts
Comparison charts of visa options for overseas skilled workers and employer sponsored options.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online
Registered Australian organisations can check aspects of a person’s Australian immigration status.

Employer Sponsored Workers
For people with recognised skills seeking to work in Australia after being sponsored by an Australian or overseas employer.

Professionals and other Skilled Migrants
This program is for people who are not sponsored by an employer but who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia.

Regional Employer Initiatives
Information about options available to encourage skilled migrants or temporary entrants to live and work in areas outside of Australia’s major cities.

Doctors and Nurses
Information and visa options for doctors and nurses who want to work in Australia.

Australian employers can sponsor overseas skilled workers to work in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis and check worker entitlements.

Working Holiday
For people aged between 18 and 30 from arrangement countries to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

Temporary Residence Sponsor Obligations
For sponsors who are approved as a sponsor for a temporary residence sponsor class.

Job Vacancies and Options

Is there work?

The Central Highlands is an area of continuous growth which brings along numerous career opportunities. Unemployment in the region has been significantly lower than the averages for the state’s capital city Brisbane, Queensland and Australia, since 2006. To find out more information about the labour market trends in the area and identify the different industry sectors available for employment, visit the CHDC website

Employment with the local council?

For job opportunities with the local government visit the Central Highlands Regional Council website.

Current as at 1 September, 2015

There are many job opportunities across the Central Highlands. Resources for job seekers include:

Please email your vacancies through to the Central Highlands Development Corporation at  for our fortnightly eNews distribution, website posting and free inclusion on the regional Jobs Boards located in the towns of Blackwater, CapellaEmerald and Springsure.

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