Careers

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. 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.

To gain employment with Parks Victoria you need to be either:
a) 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, OR
b) 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.

We conduct recruitment programs, including an Aboriginal program, as well as general recruitment. These programs occur at various times throughout the year and are advertised on this website under vacancies. Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory police screen checks. Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to an employment offer being made. Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.

Current vacancies are advertised on careers.vic.gov.au 

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Becoming a park ranger

Working as a ranger is as varied as the environments they manage.

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Project firefighter positions

Each year, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria employ field based seasonal firefighters to assist with planned burning and the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests.

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Seasonal Employment Program

Our Seasonal Ranger program runs every year, where we provide the opportunity for enthusiastic people to become Seasonal Park Rangers and help us protect Victoria’s incredible natural places.

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