How to Apply

Are you preparing an application to work with Benalla Rural City Council? Use these notes to help you create an application that will help the selection panel to see your strengths.

Application Cover Sheet

Please ensure you complete the Application Cover Sheet and include it with your application. You’ll find the Cover Sheet in the documentation included about the advertised job on our Positions Available page.

Addressing Key Selection Criteria

You’ll find the key selection criteria listed in the Position Description. You need to address each criterion with clear, concise and relevant information. This is where you get to demonstrate that you understand the requirements of the position and that you have the necessary knowledge, experience and qualifications to successfully fulfil the requirements of the role.

Only the best applicants will be short-listed for an interview, so demonstrating that you understand and meet the key selection criteria is your best way to show you meet the requirements of the role.


Read the position description carefully to make sure you understand the requirements of the position. Completing your application carefully and including the requested information will give you the best chance of obtaining an interview.

Your application should include:

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • A covering letter
  • A document addressing the key selection criteria
  • A current resume

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and are to be submitted by email to: Alternatively, you may post your application to: 

“Private and Confidential”
Rhonda McDonald
Human Resources Coordinator
Benalla Rural City Council
PO Box 227
BENALLA   VIC   3671                                                                                                       

Please don’t staple your application or put it in a folder - use a paperclip to secure the documents.