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Tuesday 7 August, 2018

$2.8 million investment to recruit 100 Seasonal Park Rangers

Parks Victoria is thrilled to announce its largest seasonal ranger recruitment to date, searching for 100 people to become Seasonal Park Rangers over the peak season.

A $2.8 million recruitment investment will triple the number of Seasonal Park Rangers previously employed, providing a boost for local employment and economies, regional tourism and park management.

The new jobs will be based right across Victoria to help protect the amazing landscape and to welcome millions of visitors during the holiday period.

Park Rangers perform a critical role in protecting 4.1 million hectares of land and around 70% of the state’s coastline. Seasonal rangers will provide essential support during the busiest months of the year on tasks including visitor services, park maintenance and conservation programs.

People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with the key requirements being a passion for people and a love of the outdoors.

The new roles will be a mix of weekday and weekend positions, running for either three months between December 2018 and February 2019, or six months between November 2018 and April 2019.

Applications are now open and close on 26 August, with induction programs beginning in October.

For more information, and to apply, visit

Quotes attributed Parks Victoria, Chief Operating Officer, Simon Talbot:

“Being a Seasonal Park Ranger is a rare chance to have Victoria’s outdoors as your workplace – be it beach, mountain, forest or desert.”

“The rise in nature-based tourism has seen more visitors than ever visiting our parks across the state and we’re ensuring we have the support needed to welcome them.”

“These roles provide support to our hard-working ranger teams that care for 4.1 million hectares of land and welcome millions of visitors each year.”

Quotes attributed Parks Victoria, Seasonal Park Ranger, Cameron Say:

“Working as a Seasonal Ranger over the summer period was an incredible and unique experience.”

“It gave me the opportunity to help connect people to Victoria’s unique marine and land parks, and to join a team motivated to protect these places.”

Media enquiries
Josh Maher
0448 373 986

Parks Victoria media centre