Local Jobs for Local People

Hume's Local Jobs for Local People is a free service available to both businesses and residents.

Are you looking for a job?

Making the move to Hume is a great choice for you and your career. If you have ever considered an exciting and rewarding career in local government, then explore the variety of career opportunities available at Hume City Council.

Current vacancies and position descriptions

Connect with local employers

Connect with local employers and access exclusive job opportunities and support using the following websites:

Hume Joblink

Melbourne's North Joblink

Melbourne Airport Joblink

By joining these talent communities you can search and apply for local jobs (Council and local businesses)

  • access local job opportunities on web or your mobile
  • receive access to member only jobs
  • upload your resume using AirCv and have access to it anywhere, anytime
  • share jobs you find on these social media platforms: email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+
  • obtain personal job support by our project officers
  • receive notifications about workshops and events, and;
  • access supporting information and useful links.

The Joblink portals are web and mobile ready so you can access them from your computer or mobile device.

Download the Hume Joblink app on Apple or Google Play to receive updates on all the latest jobs in your area.

Need more staff?

We can assist you by:

  • advertising your vacancy for free on the Hume Talent Community Hume Joblink or on Melbourne's North Joblink
  • providing easy access to a community of willing and active local candidates
  • promoting your local opportunities on web and mobile
  • supporting you with pre- screening, interviewing and shortlisting tasks
  • linking you with the right training organisation and government agencies to ensure you receive the best support for your company and your employees 

Melbourne's North Business and Training Events can be used to find out about workshops, seminars, short training courses, business related events such as conferences and networking events across Melbourne’s North.

For more information:

Phone: 9205 2858

Email:   joblink@hume.vic.gov.au

Download the Hume Joblink app on Apple or Google Play and upload all your latest employment opportunities for job seekers.

Local Jobs for Local People Handbook

The 'Local jobs for local people' handbook is designed to provide local government leaders with the practical knowledge needed to implement the Hume program model in their own communities.

The Local Jobs for Local People handbook(PDF, 6MB) is relevant to federal and state government decision-makers, employers, employment and service providers, vocational training organisations and other organisations working to address unemployment and improve social cohesion.


Networks and Resources

Hume Jobs and Skills Taskforce

The Hume Jobs and Skills Taskforce (HJSTF) provides strategic stewardship for planning whole of government and community support to improve employment opportunities for Hume residents while providing an effective labour supply to local businesses.

Membership includes representation from the two employment and learning committees, all tiers of government, industry, community, secondary and higher education providers.

Representative organisations include:

  • Hume City Council
  • Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Australian Government Services Australia
  • State Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • State Department of Health and Human Services
  • State Department of Education and Training
  • Sage Business Group
  • Brite Services
  • Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club
  • Scalzo Food Industries
  • Nestle Australia
  • Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • RMIT
  • Victoria University
  • Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network
  • Hume Employment and Learning Committee
  • Mt Ridley College
  • Deakin University
  • Community Investment Committee
  • NORTH Link
  • Caravan Trade and Industries Association of Victoria
  • MAB 
  • Banksia Gardens Community Services
  • Melbourne Airport Corporation
  • Stockland

For more information call 9205 2200.

Hume Employment and Learning Committee (ELC)

This is a formal committee in Hume bringing together employment and learning providers to support the Hume community and to maximise employment and learning opportunities for Hume residents. The Hume ELC is represented by Jobactive providers, Disability Employment Services providers, Jobs Victoria Employment Network providers, Services Australia, Hume City Council, Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network and local training providers.

For more information call 9205 2200.

Melbourne’s North Talent Community

Melbourne's North Job Link is an online repository of regional jobs, trending industries, the emerging gig economy and entrepreneurship. The project is collaboration between Hume City Council, NORTH Link, and the following Councils:

  • City of Darebin
  • Moreland City Council
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Nillumbik Shire Council

    This community has a population catchment of over one million people.

    Register at MN Joblink to receive access to jobs and opportunities in Melbourne's North

    Additional features of MN Joblink are:

  • Knowledge Centre which includes job seeker and employer resources.
  • Trending industry information to find out where the jobs growth is and is going to be.

Hume Community Revitalisation Projects

Jobs Victoria's $10.8 million Community Revitalisation Program offers new pathways to employment for those facing entrenched barriers to meaningful and ongoing work. Community revitalisation involves the community as active participants in delivering solutions. The following community revitalisation initiatives are currently underway in Melbourne's North:

  • Employment Readiness and Careers Counselling is an intensive person-centered approach using the Employment Readiness Scale, targeted career development strategies and professional careers guidance to assess levels of work readiness and employability.
  • Passport  to Work aims to increase the level of productivity and emotional resilience of local job seekers over a three to four month period so that they are ready to move into meaningful, ongoing work.  
  • Stepping Stones to Economic Inclusion is a staged program of activities to develop small business and self-employment capabilities for recently arrived migrant and refugee women. The program is tailored and aims to build on each participant's strengths and experiences. Participants are offered a suite of culturally tailored workshops, mentoring and holistic support to develop business capability and improve financial security and social connectedness.

For more information about Community Revitalisation in Melbourne's North please contact 9205 2858 or 9205 2602.

Permanent Resident Employment Program

The Permanent Resident Employment Program (PREP), assists overseas-trained engineers to gain employment in Engineering in Victoria. PREP is a four-week part time, online program through LaTrobe University.  This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge of Engineering in the Australian context. You will be supported in sourcing employment in your area of expertise upon successful completion of the online program. 

Hume City Council Local Jobs for Local People and Multiversity will be providing sponsorship for residents but limited places apply.


All successful applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently looking for a role in engineering.
  • You have worked overseas in engineering.
  • You have a current resume that includes your experience overseas.
  • You have Educational Qualifications, Engineering Certificates and Technical Certificates.
  • You have Confirmation of Citizenship / Residency / Visa Status.
  • You are a resident of Hume City.

For further information please email joblink@hume.vic.gov.au, or call 0409 825 280 or 0416 023 007.

Please Note: This program has closed for 2021. To register your interest for the 2022 program please click the button below.

2022 Program Requests

Other helpful website links

  • Job Active - Australian Government’s employment programs and services
  • Services Australia - Australian Government’s Employment Programs and Services
  • Hume Job Link - employment opportunities in Hume
  • Jobs Victoria - Victorian Governments Jobs Victoria Employment Network
  • Structured Workplace Learning - help for school students to find work placements with employers across Victoria
  • Job Jump Start -  support with your job search strategy
  • Jobs Hub - the Australian Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work.