Diverse employment sectors
From mining to health, there are great career opportunities in this thriving region.
Parkes is a thriving inland centre, large enough to provide quality education, employment and investment opportunities while still small enough to provide a balanced rural lifestyle where most things are only a two minute traffic-free drive away and you can duck home for lunch.
Parkes is a great place to raise a family away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet with a level of amenity and sophistication allowing you to enjoy life's pleasures. For more information about relocating to Parkes, visit the Relocate Parkes page on our website.
The Parkes Shire has diverse employment opportunities across a range of strong industry sectors. The Shire generated Gross Regional Product (GRP) of more than $1.0 billion in 2010-11, representing annual GRP growth of 2.3%. The mining industry is a key driver of the Parkes Shire’s local economy, accounting for one third and almost 6% of the Shire’s total GRP and employment respectively.
During the last five years, industries recording the highest growth included wholesale trade, health and social assistance, construction and transport, postal and warehousing. For the latest information on Parkes' Economic Profile, please visit Parkes Economic Profile.
Careers at Council
Parkes Shire Council is an innovative and progressive organisation that is one of the region's largest employers. For employment opportunities with Parkes Shire Council, visit the careers section.