Indigenous Ranger Coordinator - Land Management Officer


Australian Wildlife Conservancy


Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Territory

Australian Wildlife Conservancy owns and manages 23 sanctuaries covering more than 3 million hectares. Six of these sanctuaries are in the southeast region: Kalamurina, Buckaringa, Dakalanta and Yookamurra in SA, Newhaven in NT, and Scotia in NSW, covering a combined area of 1,024,051 hectares and protecting a diversity of threatened species and habitats.

Covering 262,000 hectares, Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Australia’s largest non-government protected areas. At Newhaven dramatic quartzite mountains overlook extensive parallel sand dunes, spinifex grasslands, shimmering salt lakes and mulga woodlands. Newhaven is a hotspot for the wildlife of central Australia.

At Newhaven AWC is currently initiating a project of global biodiversity significance – the establishment of a massive feral cat-free area covering at least 650 square kilometres (65,000 hectares). This will be the planet’s largest feral cat eradication project and will create a refuge for large, wild populations of at least 10 nationally threatened mammal species including the Mala (currently extinct in the wild), the Central Rock Rat and the Golden Bandicoot. 

AWC is seeking an individual to take on the role of Indigenous Ranger Coordinator based at Newhaven. The primary role is to work with the Newhaven Sanctuary Manager to support a team of Indigenous Rangers working on conservation and other operational programs at Newhaven.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of or willingness to learn about central Australian Indigenous culture and cross-cultural work. She/he will also require knowledge of and be able to demonstrate experience in the delivery of land management programs for conservation including fire management, weed and feral animal control. 

You will need to be capable of working with a wide range of people including land managers, scientists, students, volunteers, visitors, neighbouring landholders including indigenous communities and government and will be committed to helping AWC develop and implement a new model for conservation.

Based at Newhaven (4.5 hours’ drive north of Alice Springs), where basic on-site accommodation is provided, this is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.

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