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Wildlife Guides

Employer: Echidna Walkabout Pty Ltd
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Eco-Tourism, Animal Welfare & Protection, Conservation & Land Management
Sector/s: Business/Private Sector, Social Enterprise
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 12 July, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Casual roles
  • Melbourne region

Do you know and love Australia’s wildlife?

  • Would you like to join Australia’s premier wildlife tour operator as part of a small, enthusiastic and dedicated team devoted to helping international guests understand and protect our wildlife IN THE WILD?
  • Do you have a genuine, in depth, knowledge of Australia’s birds, mammals and natural environments and great guiding skills enabling you to enthusiastically and effectively share your knowledge with international visitors?
  • Are you open-minded and willing to integrate your skills into our style by participating in our in-house guide training program?
  • Are you looking for work?
  • Do you live in or near Melbourne?

Echidna Walkabout (Port Melbourne) seeks casual Wildlife & Nature Guides. We are based in Port Melbourne and have over 25 years experience operating high quality wildlife tours, in the wild, for international visitors.

Selection criteria

STYLE – successful applicants will be:

  • passionate about wildlife – in the wild
  • able to deliver information about our unique wildlife in a friendly, enthusiastic, respectful and courteous manner
  • happy to work closely with Aboriginal People
  • willing to participate in our in-house guide training program (regardless of previous experience)

PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE – you will need to:

  • be outgoing and well presented
  • have first class communication and public speaking skills
  • work unsupervised in wild and natural areas
  • guide groups ranging in size from 2 to 40 people
  • work alongside our small enthusiastic team
  • guide first class, world standard, wildlife tours


  • have a full drivers license
  • bring with you – or be prepared to gain – a Victorian Drivers Certificate
  • have Level 2 First Aid Certificate

Wildlife Guide Training

All our tours are fully guided by experienced, highly-trained Wildlife Guides. Read about our Wildlife Guide Training Program.

How to apply for this job

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