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Becoming a ranger

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Rangers have varied and interesting jobs. Responsibilities vary from park to park but ultimately all rangers are responsible for looking after our parks and park visitors.

On a day to day basis, rangers:

  • Manage parks along with the visitor facilities and cultural assets found in parks
  • Manage staff, volunteers and contractors
  • Work with stakeholders and manage issues
  • Provide information and services to customers and stakeholders
  • Manage budgets
  • Respond to emergencies such as bushfires, floods and search and rescue operations.

Rangers need to work well with people, have good planning and research skills and a passion for the environment. If you’re interested in becoming a ranger, it is worthwhile undertaking a tertiary qualification in natural resource management, park management or a related discipline.

Read the How do I become a ranger fact file for more information.

Our vacancies are advertised on the Vacancies page on this site, on Seek and in major newspapers.

There are other organisations in Victoria that offer ‘ranger’ roles, such as:

Across Australia, there are park and wildlife management agencies in each state and territory offering opportunities for rangers.

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The community are invited to join the Friends of Tindale Garden for their annual Spring Plant Sale at the George Tindale Memorial Gardens. The sale will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 11th October 2014. The selection of plants on offer will include varieties that will add colour…

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Special Olympics National Games

20 Oct 2014 4:00pm - 24 Oct 2014 5:00pm

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23 Oct 2014 10:00am-12:00pm

Join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided bird watching walk to celebrate Bird Week 2014. Coolart Wetlands and Homestead has a mix of heritage gardens, native bushland, coastal scrub and wetlands which create a perfect bird watching space. With a mix of bird hides and heritage buildings to…

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Ranger Guided Bird Walk - Serendip Sanctuary

23 Oct 2014 10:00am-11:00am

To celebrate Bird Week 2014, join a Parks Victoria ranger on a free guided tour through Serendip Sanctuary. Serendip is well known for its stunning bird life and has a variety of wetland, grassland and woodland habitats which help attract over 150 known bird species. The park also has bird…

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Omeo District Health, DEPI and Parks Victoria Invites you to come walk with us. Montane Loop, Room with a View and Carmichael Falls. Walks are formed tracks that include short steep sections some uneven terrain and occasional steps. No wheelchair access available. The walks include boardwalks and viewing platforms. There…