Application Essentials Application Essentials

Gladstone Regional Council accepts online applications only through its recruitment portal. The following tips and advice is provided to help guide you through the application process.

Cover Letter

Council does not require an application cover letter as our online application process gathers the information we require to assess your suitability.

Job Specific Questions

The Job Specific Questions will be available once you have logged into to our online recruitment portal. Answers to these questions form the basis of our shortlisting process. When answering the Job Specific Questions, it is important that you provide real-life examples as evidence to demonstrate the skills, experience and knowledge that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Putting "See Resume" when answering the Job Specific Questions may disadvantage you.

See our Job Specific Application Tips

Please note: A Selection Criteria is not needed and will not be accepted by Council as the Position Specific Questions address this requirement.


You will require a Resume to apply for all Council positions. Please ensure this is formatted in a Microsoft Word or PDF document and is smaller than 5MB.

See Resume Tips for helpful advice.

Position Description

Please take your time to read the Position Description, the Position Description is attached to the vacancy details

Recruitment Time Frames

As a guide, short-listing of applications by the selection panel can take up to four weeks after the closing date. The applicants progressing for interview will be contacted by telephone by the Human Resources Section after short-listing has occurred in order to make arrangements for an interview. All applicants will be notified via email to the progress of their application.

Unsolicited Applications

Please note that Gladstone Regional Council will not accept any applications hand delivered or emailed through to the employment inbox as all applications must be lodged via the online recruitment portal. People who have difficulty lodging their application online can contact HR on 4970 0700 for advice.


If you experience any problems with submitting your application, please contact the HR section on 4970 0700 or email before the closing date and time. Please note that applications will not be accepted after this time the position closing time.