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About the Levels of Government in the Northern Territory


Australia's government is separated down into three levels; Commonwealth (or Federal) Government, State/Territory Government and Local Government. Each level accounts for it's own personal industrial relations so they subsequently coordinate and hire their labourforce individually. Each level of government and how they recruit is described in greater detail following.

The Commonwealth (or Federal) Government. The Commonwealth (or Federal) Government deploys legislation produced by the Federal Parliament. The Commonwealth Government's responsibilities are determined in the Australian Constitution and chiefly embody countrywide matters, for example industry and commerce, currency, immigration, defence, telecommunications and welfare. The Commonwealth Government is headed by the Prime Minister. Commonwealth Government divisions can be found almost everywhere in Australia, within urban and non-urban areas.

commonwealth government jobs An index of Commonwealth Government departments and agencies is provided here.

state government jobs  All permanent plus some short term vacancies are publicised freely on this website.

The Northern Territory Government is mainly responsible for matters for instance police, schools, roads, hospitals, public housing and business regulation.A highly comparable structure to the Commonwealth Government is observed in the State Government, that is headed by a Premier. Opportunities in the State Government are found all through the Northern Territory with the largest percentage based in Darwin and Alice Springs.

government departments  A listing of the government's departments and agencies is accessible here.

government departments  All permanent and several short term openings are listed openly on this website.

Local governments Local governments assist the state and are usually in the form of a council or shire. They are accountable for town planning, building works, local roads, parking, water and sewerage, waste disposal, domestic animals and community facilities. A council is headed by a Mayor. Local government offices are located in every council or shire in the state.

Councils recruit individually, you will need to visit the council's website to see their job openings.

government departments   Links to council vacancy pages is available here.

government departments   A list of Northern Territory councils is obtainable here.

government departments  Some, but not all council jobs are listed on the Careers at Council website, a national initiative deisgned by the state and territory Local Government Associations. However, not all positions are found here and it is recommended that you check each council's individual website. Visit Career at Council here.