Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

City of Newcastle understands the value of inclusion, diversity, and equity in the workplace and expects its employees to treat each other and members of the community with dignity and respect. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels respected, valued and safe to contribute their opinions and talents to the success of the organisation so that we can drive positive community outcomes.

We value diverse working styles, experiences, and perspectives. People from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, and veterans) are strongly encouraged to apply!

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.

We understand that people need to find the right balance between their personal and professional life. Talk to us about flexible working arrangements, incl. hybrid working models, to suit your individual needs.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Strategy 2023-2027

Action Plans

We want to be a great place to work for everyone and an employer of choice, so we've developed an Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Strategy 2023-2027 based on the following strategic pillars:

  • Inclusive and welcoming workplace culture
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Diverse and representative workforce

Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026, will help to guide and coordinate our efforts toward creating a more inclusive equitable community, in line with our Newcastle 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

Our Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2022-2025, reiterates our commitment to be a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace through our continued engagement and collaboration with the local Indigenous community.

Meet some of our Employees

Meet some of our employees and listen to their stories.

Andrew Folwell, Safety & Wellbeing Manager

Jordan Faith, Business & Customer Support Improvement Officer

Heather Stevens, Sustainability Manager

Jody Clark, Aboriginal Engagement Partner

Kirsty Backhausen, Cyber Security Analyst

Michelle Townsend, Park Team Coordinator

Policies and Legislation

Council is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles in the workplace, as outlined in the Local Government Act 1993 (section 344).

Council acts in accordance with the following legislative requirements:

To find out more about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity at City of Newcastle, contact our Diversity & Inclusion Partner, on 02 4974 1441.