Administration Officer (Palumpa)

Located within the Top End of the Northern Territory, the West Daly Regional Council (Council) covers 14,000 square kilometres and has a population of more than 3700 residents throughout the communities of Wadeye, Nganmarriyanga and Peppimenarti as well as the surrounding 33 homelands, 14 of which are serviced by Council.   Wadeye is the largest remote community and the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory.   A young and vibrant Regional Council, our vision is to deliver quality services and support development opportunities, including local jobs for local people, along with implementing a range of strategies that will help shape a prosperous and sustainable future for the region.

We are seeking an Administration Officer to provide the provision of quality customer service and administration support to the West Daly Regional Council Palumpa office

Relocation assistance up to $1500, 6 weeks Annual Leave, Locality Allowance. Please note that we do not have accomodation in Palumpa.

The role will work with and take day-to-day direction from the Administration Coordinator and Community Services Manager to undertake a range of administrative tasks such as (but not limited to):

  • Assist in the smooth day-to-day operations of the Palumpa office;
  • Provide administrative support for Council’s Palumpa Office including: 
  • Maintaining records; drafting correspondence; filing; screen telephone calls and attend to Council office visitors; scheduling appointments and meetings; and assisting with travel arrangements.
  • Create purchase requisitions;
  • Setting up the Boardroom and conferencing facilities for booked meetings when required;
  • Review invoices, accounts and receive goods;
  • EFTPOS payments/receipts for Accounts Receivable;
  • Palumpa Store, reconciliation and verification of goods received;
  • Petty cash management and reconciliation;
  • Assist funeral arrangements for Palumpa community;
  • Payroll administration and liaison with Community Services Manager;
  • Other duties commensurate with skills and experience, as directed by the Community Services Manager.

If you have excellent administration skills, an attention for detail, ability to participate as part of a team and to work co-operatively with Council staff then we would love to hear from you!

If you are interested to know more or would like to access the Position Description, please reach out to Dan Fernando - Administrative Assistant (HR) 0879226409 or email

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a current Resume and covering letter to by 10am Friday 29 July, 2022.

NOTE: In accordance with the NT Chief Health Officer’s Direction No. 52, COVID–19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement for all West Daly Regional Council employees from 22 April 2022

Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Administration Officer (Palumpa)
$ 68,200 - $ 72,600 Total Remuneration