McKinlay Shire Council

Position Closes: 13th March 2024

Julia Creek is located in the heart of Northwest Queensland situated 650 kilometres west of Townsville and approximately 250km east of Mount Isa. Mount Isa offers direct flights to Brisbane, and Julia Creek has the option of REX flights to Mount Isa and Townsville three days per week. Julia Creek has a population of approximately 400 people; however, the Shire’s population is close to 1000 residents.

Julia Creek is a friendly community that offers an abundance of facilities and opportunities for its residents. Some of the facilities include, medical centre, 24/7 accessible gym, swimming pool with water park, dog park, bike safety park, indoor sports centre and tennis courts just to name a few. McKinlay Shire is renowned for hosting many great recreational activities and highly popular annual events (Races, Rodeos, Campdrafts, Arts &
Cultural Workshops).

The Tourism Officer will be responsible for the day‐to‐day operations of ‘At the Creek’, the Visitor Information Centre that was awarded the best in Queensland in 2019. Additionally, the Tourism Officer is responsible for the promotion of McKinlay Shire as a premier outback location in Queensland under direction from the Community Services Team Leader. The role also encompasses caring for and hosting daily feeding sessions with our famous
‘Julia Creek Dunnart’ which is a key attraction alongside ‘Beneath the Creek’.

The Role
McKinlay Shire Council has an exciting opportunity available for a full‐time Tourism Officer to join their Community Services team based in Julia Creek.
Key responsibilities of the role are inclusive of:

  • Working closely within the Community Services team to ensure a great experience for visitors
  • Day to day operations of “At the Creek” Visitor Information Centre; including weekend work as required on a rostered basis from April ‐ September
  • Caring for the Julia Creek Dunnart, including daily feeding shows
  • Promotion of the McKinlay Shire as a premier outback location in Queensland
  • Assisting with the co‐ordination of the famous‘Monday Night Bush Dinners’ at Julia Creek Caravan Park
  • Overseeing casual staff as required


  •  Above Award Queensland Local Government Industry – Stream A – State 2017 : Level 3.1 : $58,762.53 to Level 4.1: $62,389.42 annually.
  •  5 weeks annual leave
  •  Council Housing Allocation

A recruitment pack, including Position Description, can be found on Applicants must provide a current Resume, a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria (contained within the Position Description) and copies of relevant qualifications to be considered for the position. For any further questions and or the delivery of completed applications, please contact the HR department on (07) 47 467 166, email or forward to:

Private and Confidential
Human Resources
PO Box 177
Julia Creek, Qld 4823