Cape Bruny, BI Quarantine Station, Cockle Crk, Melaleuca, Maatsuyker Is, Mt Field
Each summer volunteers assist the Parks and Wildlife Service by providing a visitor and walker information and education service in the far south. Volunteer Caretakers provide information about what to expect on the tracks, offer advice about safety and generally provide a friendly face on behalf of PWS.
- 2015 - 17 Maatsuyker Is Information and Application Package
- Cape Bruny Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer Info and APPLICATION 2016 17 (Word version)
- Cockle Creek Volunteer Caretaker Program Info and APPLICATION 2016 17 (Word Version)
- Melaleuca Volunteer Caretaker Info and APPLICATION 2016-17
- Mount Field Volunteer Caretaker Info and APPLICATION 2016-17
Where we work
Volunteers are based at Cape Bruny, Bruny Island Quarantine Station, Cockle Creek or at Melaleuca and Maatsuyker Is all in the Southern Region of Parks and Wildlife Service managed Reserves.
What we do
Each summer volunteers assist the Parks and Wildlife Service field centre by providing a visitor and walker information and education service in the far south. Volunteers live and are based out of the Rangers quarters. Campground hosts provide information to visitors and walkers about what to expect on the tracks, offer some wise words about safety and generally provide a friendly welcoming face on behalf of PWS. Volunteers also keep an eye on the campgrounds and toilet close to the quarters to ensure they are kept tidy and sometimes carry out maintenance work around the area. Hosts have radio contact with PWS Staff and check in regularly during their stay.
Cape Bruny Caretaker and Weather Observer – minimum of 2 month placement
Bruny Island Quarantine Station Caretaker – minimum 1 month placements
Cockle Creek Campground Host- minimum 1 month Placements
Melaleuca – minimum of 1 month
Maatsuyker Island – minimum 6 month placement (separate role for this placement and more specific skills as remote Island)
Mt Field – 4 -6 week placements
Each year a volunteer caretaker program information pack is loaded onto the Wildcare website through the calender of events and news articles page.
This includes an application form which you should fill out and return to the contact provided.
People applying will be assessed by the Regional Volunteer Facilitator and Ranger in charge of the area. Those people expressing interest in the Melaleuca and Maatsuyker Island programs need to be able to demonstrate they are experienced in living in a remote setting and have current first aid certificate etc. etc. All applicants are required to participate in induction training as the second part of the selection process.
Regional Volunteer facilitator (South) on
Mobile: 0427 64 84 63