Keepers - 2 positions available

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens, a boutique wildlife park located in Kuranda, QLD, is currently seeking positive, motivated people to fill two wildlife keeping vacancies within our small team:

  • Position 1 is a permanent, full-time role.
  • Position 2 is part-time maternity leave cover, limited to a 12-month contract after which continued employment will be subject to availability.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily husbandry for a variety of species.
  • Animal observation and record keeping.
  • Involvement in behavioural enrichment and animal conditioning.
  • Involvement in animal handling and capture.
  • Giving public presentations
  • Running wildlife photo sessions

Essential skills:

  • Previous experience in a zoo environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong understanding of animal husbandry
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good level of physical fitness for a physically demanding job
  • Friendly and positive attitude
  • Current driver’s license

Desirable skills:

  • Relevant qualifications at a tertiary level (e.g. Cert III Captive Animals)


Applicants should be aware that rosters will include weekends and public holidays. Applicants must have reliable transportation.

Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].