Council offers exciting volunteering opportunities across Hindmarsh Shire in a number of areas. Whether you're eager to help support community service programs or share your local knowledge with tourists, we would love to have you on board!

As per Hindmarsh Shire Council's Volunteer Policy(PDF, 136KB), all volunteers must consent to a Police Check, Working with Children Check, and some roles may require a driver's license. 

Visitor Information Centre - Nhill

Share your local knowledge and travel tips with tourists, people passing through and curious locals by volunteering your time once a month at our Visitor Information Centre in Nhill. 

To express your interest, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 03 5391 4444 or email info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

Volunteer Taxi Drivers - Nhill

Are you 18 years or older, hold a current drivers license and have full comprehensive car insurance? We are seeking community taxi drivers to assist elderly residents in Nhill get to important appointments.

For more information or to express your interest in this opportunity, call us on 03 5391 4444 or email info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

Council Committees

Advisory Committees

Council has established Advisory Committees to advise Council on issues pertinent to each town or a specific purpose. We work closely with Advisory Committees to educate us on issues facing their communities. They guide us to deliver inclusive services and help develop, implement and monitor our plans and strategies.

Community Asset Committees

Hindmarsh Shire Council has a number of Community Asset Committees established under section 65 of the Local Government Act 2020. Asset Committees manage community halls and facilities. Each Asset Committee has a delegation from the CEO which sets out their roles and responsibilities. 

For more information on Council's committees, click here.

Membership to a Committee

Council has recurrent periods where it advertises membership to these Committees. However, if you are interested in joining a Committee and it is not currently 'open for application', it still may be possible for you to become a member. If you would like to express your interest in becoming a member of a Council Committee, please complete the form below and return it to us via email at hr@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au or to any of our Customer Service Centres or Libraries.

Council Committee Expression of Interest Form(PDF, 243KB)

Volunteer Registration Form

If you would like to become a volunteer for Council, you are required to complete a Volunteer Registration Form, Volunteer Working with Children Check and Police Check prior to commencing any work on behalf of Council.

You can complete our Volunteer Registration Form online below:


Note: If you would like to become a member of a Council Committee, please complete a Council Committee Expression of Interest Form(PDF, 243KB) instead of the Volunteer Registration Form linked above.

Conditions of Appointment:

As a volunteer of Council, the following conditions apply:

  1. No payment will be made to you by Council.
  2. While you are assisting Council in the abovementioned clearly defined Council business activity, and while your assistance is approved/controlled and/or known by Council, you will be covered for Public Liability Insurance.
  3. While acting as a volunteer, a limited personal accident insurance cover will be affected by Council subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.
  4. Should any injury occur to you while you are acting as a volunteer of Council, you must notify your Project Manager immediately, or as soon as is practicable, after the injury occurs.
  5. Any incident which occurs in which injury or property damage to other parties may arise must be reported immediately or as soon as practicable to your Project Manager.
  6. Under the terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, you must follow all established practices, procedures and instructions of Council which apply to the tasks you have volunteered to perform.
  7. You are expected to perform the task you have volunteered to perform with all due care, skill and diligence.

Police Check, Working with Children Check and COVID-19 Vaccination Status:

Hindmarsh Shire Council is responsible for ensuring the safety of our community through all of our services, projects, events and committees. It is a requirement that all volunteers representing Council hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), and complete a Police Check.

We greatly appreciate your contributions in making Hindmarsh a safe and healthy community. 

To complete your Police Check documentation online, visit https://www.crimcheck.org.au/check/hindmarsh. You will need to ensure that you have sufficient identity documents ready as you will be timed out of the website after 30 minutes. If you require assistance, please call our Human Resources team on (03) 5391 4444 or email hr@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au for detailed instructions.

To apply for a Volunteer Working with Children Check or update your current WWCC organisation details, click here.

Should you need help with your WWCC, or Police Check, you can visit any of our Customer Service Centres and our staff will be able to assist you.