There are many different sections and positions to gain employment at The Australian Reptile Park. If you are looking for a position in Reception, Gift shop, Administration or Kiosk please forward us your email with a covering letter and we will keep it on file for when a position arises.
Work within our animal and maintenance sections; Reptiles, Mammals and Birds, Spiders, Cleaning and Maintenance is almost always chosen from our hard working and dedicated volunteer staff before being publicly advertised. Therefore volunteering is a great first step into the industry!
The Australian Reptile Park’s Volunteer Program is a great way to gain experience and further knowledge within the zoo keeping industry. Many of the Volunteer Program participants are involved as part of their University or TAFE requirements to experience what it is like to be a zoo keeper because they have a love of animals or to have fun!
Each volunteer applicant must be able to commit to one day a week, the same day each week, from 8.00am - 5.00pm. NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.
Participating in the Volunteer Program does not guarantee employment at The Australian Reptile Park or within the zoo keeping industry. Once accepted into the programme, volunteers are required to pay a deposit of $70.90 to receive an Australian Reptile Park work shirt, name badge and covers the cost of both a Police and Working with children check. This money is held until the volunteer leaves the programme and the shirt and badge is returned. Please ensure you attach a passport photo to your application, along with a medical certificate from your local GP stating that you're fit for work.
All volunteers undergo a 4 week trial period during which completion of the Occupational, Health and Safety Manual is mandatory.
Volunteers receive a discount on certain purchases at our Kiosk.
The Australian Reptile Park has 4 intakes a year for the volunteer program. Applications close for the next intake in October 2015. At which time you will be contacted about your application.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM (PDF)