With a range of industries and opportunities both within Yass Valley and being within a commutable distance to Canberra, Yass Valley enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in Australia at 1.7%.

Yass Valley offers great job opportunities in health care, public administration or one of over 1,000 small businesses in the agriculture, retail and tourism sectors.

Living in Yass Valley also gives residents access to the many varied and highly paid jobs in defence, the public service, construction and science offered by the nations’ capital Canberra.

Bordering the ACT means that a commute from Yass Valley to Canberra can be as little as 20mins and just over an hour from the outer villages. With Transborder Express offering daily commuter and school transport from Yass to Canberra and return, it’s accessible and convenient to live in the country and still work or study in Canberra.

Employment opportunities
The two largest employers within Yass Valley are Transgrid and Yass Valley Council, with vacancies advertised on their websites. The local paper Yass Tribune is also a good resource when looking for employment in Yass Valley. Or do things the ‘old fashioned’ way and take to the streets with a resume and cover letter and get to know the local business owners, you just never know who you may meet and what work opportunities it may lead to.