Standard Contracts of Employment

These contracts represent the standard documentation that general managers must use when appointing senior staff. The requirements ensure consistency and certainty in employment relationships at the management level in local government and reflect community expectations by providing greater transparency and accountability. They also ensure appropriate flexibility by allowing certain contractual matters to be left to the parties to negotiate, namely:

  • duration of the contract (within legislative limits)
  • structure and level of the remuneration package and
  • performance-based requirements.

Standard Contracts of Employment


Review of General Manager Remuneration – Consultation Paper

Standard Contracts of Employment for General Managers and Senior Staff