Dubbo Regional Council


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our Employee Value Proposition was developed with input from our employees. Our employees expressed how they feel working at DRC, highlighting some of the reasons they think working with us is a positive experience and what makes them stay.

That is how We Are DRC was created.

Here at DRC we are:

  • Balanced
  • Equipped
  • Connected
  • Progressive


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.


The Animal Attendant role is responsible for assisting with the operations of the Dubbo City Animal Shelter, including care management and release of impounded animals.

There are three opportunities available. One time full time position and two time part time positions.

The full time position working 38 hours per week and the two part time positions each working 19 hours per week.

Both positions are required to work Monday to Sunday on a 7 day rotating roster.


  • Assist in asset management including daily cleaning and maintenance of Shelter office and animal facilities;
  • Assist in animal management including animal care, animal transport, and re-homing;
  • Provide a high level of customer service; and
  • Animal Welfare – ensuring animals are secure, safe and have access to food and water.


  • Previous work related experience in animal handling;
  • Previous work related experience in cleaning and maintenance of animal housing facilities;
  • Customer Service experience and high level communication and conflict resolution skills; and
  • Demonstrated experience following procedures and Work Health Safety requirements.


You will be experienced in working with domestic animals as well as the care, cleaning, feeding and hygiene of animals surrendered to the animal shelter.

Additionally, you will have good computer literacy, administration skills and a demonstrated commitment to providing high levels of customer service.

You will be a team player with excellent communication skills who continually looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rated), access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description – Part Time   Position Description – Full Time for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment. Please refer to the attached Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: Full time position – $49,454 – $57,445 per annum plus superannuation. Part Time position – $24,727 – $28,722 per annum plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 9.00am Tuesday 21 September 2021

Enquiries:   For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Team Leader Compliance on 6801 4631.


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