100 new seasonal rangers to protect Victoria’s wilderness

100 New seasonal rangers to protect Victoria’s wilderness

The biggest recruitment of seasonal park rangers in Victoria’s history will be funded by the Andrews Government, to protect the state’s natural wonders over the busy summer period.

Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio announced $2.8 million for Parks Victoria to hire 100 seasonal park rangers – tripling the annual recruitment.

Nature-based tourism is a vital part of Victoria's visitor industry, with parks welcoming more than 100 million visits each year. The program will boost local economies and support nature-based tourism. Employing more seasonal rangers will make Victoria’s unique landscapes and waterways more accessible and enjoyable for visitors.

“We’re recruiting more seasonal rangers than ever before to protect Victoria’s beautiful parks.This is one of the best jobs in the world and we’re allowing more Victorians to take part this summer,” said Minsiter D’Ambrosio.

The new rangers will help maintain tracks, trails and camping areas, and keep visitors safe in Victoria’s parks, making them appealing destinations for local and international visitors.

“Being a Seasonal Park Ranger is a chance to experience working in Victoria’s unique natural environment – be it beach, mountain, forest or desert. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds – all you need is a passion for people and a love of our amazing outdoors,” said Matthew Jackson, CEO, Parks Victoria.

Park rangers care for 4.1 million hectares of land and host more than 100 million visits to Victoria’s parks and reserves each year.

Further details about the jobs is available at: jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/campaign/become-a-ranger