The Crossing is looking for three Aboriginal young people to join the Koala Country Recovery Crew as trainees in 2022.

As part of the Koala Country Recovery Crew, you will assist NPWS, LLS, and the Indigenous Firesticks Alliance with koala habitat surveys, fuel assessments, fuel reduction, cool burn preparation, plantings of preferred koala trees for habitat rehabilitation. At the Crossing, you will share knowledge about koalas, biodiversity, conservation, culture, and sustainability to other young people through our youth programs.

This traineeship is particularly suited to you if you are looking to begin a career as a NPWS field officer, or work in natural resources management, education, outdoor education, and environment or conservation.

A full job description is currently being finalised. In the meantime, here is some key information:

        Three-days per week (Tuesday-Thursday)

        Employed on a permanent part-time contract

        Award-rate wage (age-dependant up to $21/hr) paid monthly

        5-days annual leave and 5-days sick leave

        10% superannuation

        Located at the Crossing Land Education Centre in Bermagui

        Transport to and from work provided (from within 15kms of Bermagui: including Tilba, Cobargo, Merrimans, Wallaga Lake, etc.)

        Aboriginal identified position

        Must be 17-19 years old

        Uniform and equipment provided

        Cultural training and mentorship through our partnership with the Indigenous Firesticks Alliance

        Finish with nationally recognised TAFE training

If you think you are the right person for the traineeship, or would like to know more about the position, including when applications open (in early 2022), please email josh at If you have specific questions about the traineeship please email or call 02 6493 34000

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