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Students/ volunteers

Get a ‘sneak peak’ of working in local government through our student and trainee employment programs.      

We offer

  • School work experience
  • Industry based learning
  • VCAL work experience
  • Traineeships/Apprenticeships
Ladybug play equipment, Tatterson Park

Work Experience

During work experience, you’ll spend your time with people who are passionate and committed to providing services and support to people who live, work and play in Greater Dandenong.

We have limited opportunities in –

  • Arts & Cultural Development
  • Building Services
  • City Improvement
  • Drum Theatre
  • Engineering
  • Family Support
  • Information Technology
  • Libraries
  • Library Services
  • Outdoor work
  • Planning and Design
  • Records Management
  • Residential Amenity Officer
  • Sport & Recreation

Who can apply?

We embrace diversity so encourage applications from secondary students of all abilities and diverse backgrounds.

We try to support as many Year 9 or Year 10 secondary school students as possible. This can sometimes be difficult because we have limited availability and demand for places can be high so we give preference to students who live in our city.


To apply, please send your details including the dates you would like work experience to

Work Experience Coordinator, City of Greater Dandenong, PO Box 200, Dandenong 3175 or email


You’ll be paid the current minimum payment of $5 per day.

Gates at entry to Shepley Oval, Dandenong

Work Placements

If you’re a senior student who wants to learn about and make a real difference to a community, you should apply for a work placement with us.

We know that providing work placements to senior students benefits everyone. You can apply your knowledge and skills in real situations, and we can help you make a successful leap from study to work. We also enjoy the enthusiasm and fresh ideas you can bring.

To apply, please send your details including the dates you would like to work with us along with your learning goals to

  • Work Placements Coordinator, City of Greater Dandenong, PO Box 200, Dandenong 3175 or email

Because of the high demand for our placements, we may not be able to satisfy every request but will try to place as many students as possible.

Looking from Harmony Square to Drum Theatre, Dandenong


We have loads of volunteering opportunities. Perhaps you would like to gain an insight into Local Government by sharing your time, talents and abilities in a supported and professional environment.

As a volunteer, you’ll join many other like minded people, learn new skills and expand your circle of friends while making a valuable contribution to the local community.

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