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Conservation Ranger

Department: Properties

Crikey!! Do you have what it takes to join the Australia Zoo Crew?!

As a Conservation Ranger on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) Cape York, you will be required to work on the Reserve for a period agreed upon with Senior Management. Under the direction of Curatorial staff you will cover a wide range of responsibilities to ensure the upkeep and maintenance on properties and wildlife reserves.

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a wetland conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. The 135,000 ha property, in Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, is home to a set of important spring fed wetlands which provide a critical water source to threatened habitat, provide permanent flow of water to the Wenlock River, and is home to rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife. The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) was acquired as part of the National Reserve System Programme for the purpose of nature conservation with the assistance of the Australian Government.

Contract: Temporary Full-Time contract for 2019 North QLD Dry Season.

Essential Criteria

The ability to handle physical labour and work outdoors in all conditions
Ability to work well unsupervised
Strong mechanical aptitude essential (for working on diesel machinery, generators and small engines)
Fire management and understanding of prescribed burning techniques
Hold current Open Manual Driver's Licence
Current boat licence

Desirable Criteria

Current 1st Aid qualifications
A degree in science in the field of Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management or equivalent will be advantageous

Benefits include; vehicle and fuel, internet, satellite and land line phone, food and utilities all provided for.

Applicants must be fit for physical work, enthusiastic, mature-minded, confident, well-presented and able to demonstrate a high level of work-ethic and initiative.

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their cover letter along with a current resume to


Apply for this job below. Applications close 4th of March 2019

Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • References
  • Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
  • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
  • your availability (what hours can you work)
  • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
  • Any other info that may support your application

Please allow 20 minutes to complete the application.