Work for Council

Our values

Service is our business

When you join North Sydney Council you become a part of a team that is dedicated to providing a wide range of quality services to North Sydney residents and the wider community. Our aim is to ensure North Sydney remains a welcoming, well-designed, safe and beautiful environment for residents, workers and visitors.

Your role may be as a direct service provider or you may provide service to others who provide a direct service to the public. Either way, our focus is on providing a professional, efficient and friendly service.

We focus on hiring people who we believe share our values:

  • Sustainability - equity, preservation, justice and precaution
  • Community Service - efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness
  • Open Government - transparency and accountability
  • Ethical Conduct - honesty and integrity
  • Justice - fairness and equity
  • Quality - innovation and excellence
  • Teamwork - cooperation and respect


Code of Conduct

Council staff maintain the standards of behaviour laid out in the our Code of Conduct, which is based on the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW and has been tailored to reflect our values.

It is designed to help our employees maintain the high standards of conduct/behaviour required and serves as a reference guide for dealing with any ethical problem that is encountered. Our Code of Conduct covers areas such as our conflicts of interest, token gifts and benefits, accessing information and complaints handling. All new staff undertake Code of Conduct training as part of their induction.

For further information please refer to our Policy Manual: Code of Conduct for Councillors and Staff policy.


Child Safe Organisation

North Sydney Council has adopted the principles of a child safe organisation, which comes from the Child Safe Standards, as our benchmark. This means we are committed to the care and protection of all children and young people and all staff are required to consider the interest of children and protecting them from harm in their work and projects.