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Parks Victoria is committed to maintaining the health of the natural environment and of our parks and reserves, while providing a range of excellent visitor services - so that all Victorians can visit them to relax or exercise their bodies and minds - Healthy Parks, Healthy People.

All Parks Victoria's staff contribute to improving these wonderful parks every day. Protecting and conserving them now and for future generations. These positions offer you an opportunity to become part of a team that is committed to making a difference to our natural environment through professionally managing one of the world's great park systems.

Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.

To gain employment with Parks Victoria you need to be:

  • Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport. A birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is proof of eligibility.
  • A non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights. A current passport containing the visa is proof of eligibility. As the visa has an expiry date, non-citizens can only engage in casual, temporary or fixed term roles that do not extend beyond the expiry date.

Original documents will need to be sighted as evidence of your right to work. 

Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Ranger Positions

 

Interested Dja Dja Wurrung applicants are invited to attend an information session being held on:

Friday 5 September 2014  
11.00 am – 2.00 pm
at Parks Victoria
Room 2
1-7 Taylor Street, Epsom Bendigo


  • Fixed Term positions - 3 years
  • Salaries from $46,901pa plus Super 9.5%
  • Manual driver's license is essential  

The Recognition and Settlement Agreement (RSA) between the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owner Group and the State of Victoria, under Victoria’s Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010, recognises the Dja Dja Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of approximately 266, 532 hectares of public land.  Approximately 47,523 hectares of public land have been transferred   to the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) under Aboriginal Title as part of the RSA including the transfer of Hepburn Regional Park, Greater Bendigo National Park, Kooyoora State Park, Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve, Paddys Ranges State Park and part of the Kara Kara National Park.  

The Dja Dja Wurrung Rangers will support joint management of the six parks but also the management of other Parks Victoria parks in the RSA area. This includes all aspects of the delivery of on-ground works to protect the natural and cultural values, visitor facilities, and interpreting the values and features of the park to visitors and other stakeholders. The roles will have a strong emphasis on Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural site protection, working with Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners.    

These are designated Dja Dja Wurrung only positions under “special measures” section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  Only Dja Dja Wurrung people are eligible to apply for these positions. 

Applicants will be required to provide a completed Aboriginality form, or correspondence endorsed by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.

To apply for one of the positions please include all of the following information:

  1. A covering letter including all relevant contact details
  2. A current resume
  3. A response to the selection criteria of the Position Description below
  4. A completed Aboriginality form or letter endorsed by Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.

Position Descriptions

Please send your application, including all relevant information required as per above, to applications@parks.vic.gov.au or post to Parks Victoria Applications Level 10, 535 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Dja Dja Wurrung applicants are invited to contact PV’s Aboriginal People and Culture Officer on 13 1963, for advice and support with their application.

Applications close COB Monday 8 September 2014  

Project Firefighter Positions

Parks Victoria and The Department of Environment and Primary Industries are running a statewide search for skilled, fit and healthy people to become Project Firefighters (PFF) this summer.

We employ field based seasonal firefighters to assist with the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests across Victoria. It’s a job where no two days are the same.

Are you ready for the challenge?

All training will be provided and positions are open to those who:

  • Have a high level of fitness.
  • Are a team player.
  • Hold a current manual driver's licence.

Positions are available over the warmer months, generally between November and April.

You are required to successfully pass the following pre-employment checks:

Applications close Sunday 31 August 2014.

For further information about our firefighter roles and to apply visit the Victorian Government’s Careers Centre website or refer to the Project Firefighters brochure.

You are required to submit a separate application for each position.

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Joint management is helping to care for local parks

29 Jul 2014

Rangers from Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and Parks Victoria have joined forces to improve access to the Corringle Foreshore Reserve. The walking track to the popular reserve and fishing spot has been cleared and widened and the chain and board walkway replaced. Corringle Foreshore Reserve is one…

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Westerfolds parkrun

30 Aug 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

31 Aug 2014 9:30am-10:20am

A superb loop walk that winds through woodland, wet heathland & along boardwalks. Along the way you will encounter a variety of flora including hakeas, wattles, tea-trees, mistletoe, swamp bush pea and button grass. This guided walk is run by Friends of Bunyip State Park.

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Grampians Conservation Explorer

1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm

We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…