Dubbo Regional Council


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 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 focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


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 almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Greenkeeper is required to assist the Team Leader Sporting Operations to provide quality sporting field preparation, including actively promoting Councils policies with regard to turf management, asset maintenance and irrigation maintenance.


  • Provide Sporting Facilities Maintenance in accordance with agreed briefs and maintenance service levels
  • Respond to public enquiries and requests
  • Provide advice and guidance on chemical and weed management
  • Inspect Recreation Open Space assets


  • Green keeping / Sports Turf Management Certificate III
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of sporting fields and turf cricket pitches
  • Experience and the ability to lead, direct and supervise a small team of plant operators, green keeping assistants and apprentices/ trainees
  • Experience in irrigation scheduling, maintenance and installation
  • Demonstrated experience in weed management
  • Class C drivers licence   


Council seeking someone who is reliable, trustworthy and can demonstrate initiative.  Also, someone who is safety focused, team oriented and works to a high standard.  You will need to be physically fit, enjoy working outdoors and be able to take direction with an eye for detail and qualifications and experience in Horticulture.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including annual leave, 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.

Dubbo Regional Council 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 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: $59,655-$69,329 per annum plus superannuation and industry allowance. A 2.0% award increase will be applied effective July 2022. 

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday 4 July 2022

Enquiries:  For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council’s Manager Greenspace Operations on 6801 4710.


  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume and copies of applicable qualifications.
  3. Please note that once you start to complete your online application you cannot save it and return to it later.  We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you’re ready.
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