Bushland Management Team Member


Native Habitat


East Melbourne - Emerald, Victoria

About Us:

Established in 2014, Native Habitat is a bushland management and ecological restoration business based in Emerald, Victoria.  

We pride ourselves on our passion, work ethic and quality of results.

Our clients include: DELWP, Parks Victoria (Dandenong Ranges, Gembrook & Yellingbo), Melbourne Water, Baw Baw Shire Council, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, Landcare Australia, Cardinia Environmental Coalition and numerous 'friends of groups'. Work locations are in the Eastern suburbs covering an area from Mt. Dandenong to Western Port Bay to Baw Baw Shire.

Job Description:

Native Habitat is looking for enthusiastic bush crew members who are qualified with onsite experience.

This is a casual position (40 hours p/w) with the ability to move to permament. Award rates apply starting at $24.36, higher experience to be paid at higher award tiers. 

As a bush crew member your duties will include:

  • Working onsite as part of a team to complete daily work schedules.
  • Weed control using various measures including: Rig and knapsack herbicide application, woody weed control and removal, hand weeding, brush cutting and chain sawing.
  • Bushland revegetation and natural area restoration.

You will have:

Essential qualifications

  • Tertiary TAFE with a minimum of Certificate 3 in Conservation and Land Management or similar.
  • Current driver’s license & own vehicle
  • First Aid (Level 2)
  • Agricultural chemical uses permit (ACUP)
  • Construction Induction Card (Red/White Card)
  • Working with Children check


  • Sound knowledge of indigenous plant ID and introduced weed ID.
  • Experience in weed control methods including hand weeding, cut’n’paint & drill’n’fill.
  • Experience in weed control methods utilising knapsacks and rig spraying.
  • Experience in revegetation via planting & direct seeding.
  • Experience with plant such as Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Chippers

Highly desirable

  • Rig and Knapsack herbicde application experience
  • Chainsaw certification (Cruss cut and felling)
  • Reliability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Physically fit
  • Non smoker


  • Please do not apply for this position if you do not meet the 'Essential qualifications' requirements. 
  • Please do not apply for this position if you do not have personal transport to get to sites or depot

If you have a can-do attitude, know how to work hard and have the desire to make a difference to our National Parks, waterways, suburban and bushland reserves apply below.

To apply, click 'View details' below. 

How to apply:

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Date published:


Closing date:

ASAP - immediate start