Mackay Regional Council


Mackay, Queensland

Salary etc:

Permanent, Part-time.



Do you have a passion for nature and a love of the outdoors? Are you ready to take your career to new heights? Mackay Regional Council have an opportunity not to be missed.

Mackay Regional Council have multiple opportunities for experienced Arborists to join our Parks and Environment team.

The team you will join helps ensure our community is safe and can the region's great outdoors. Our Parks team work together to deliver valuable outcomes for Council and the community.

About the role

We have multiple opportunities for experienced and inexperienced Arborists. Using quality, well-maintained, and cutting-edge equipment, the Arborist will perform a range of tasks as part of the Council open space network and provide labouring support to work teams under the direction of the Supervisor or Leading Hand

Regular overtime and a fortnightly RDO provide flexibility and opportunity to spend time with family and exploring the region.

About you

You have a passion for nature and a love of the outdoors. You pride yourself in your work ethic and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty. You love a challenge and are passionate about helping keep our community safe.

If you have experience in Arboriculture that's a bonus, but we can always teach you as long as you have the appropriate attitude and technical skillset. We are committed to training and supporting the successful applicants.

You are someone who likes being part of a team, but can work independently, and is committed to providing quality client services.

You will be home with your family every night and gain the work/life balance and job security you've been searching for!

About us

At Mackay Regional Council, we believe that we can create opportunities to thrive to help our region become the best region for liveability and livelihood.

Our community is diverse, encompassing an area of 7622km2, providing services to more than 116,000 residents and employing more than 1100 staff.

Our region is home to ancient rainforests, beautiful beaches, and we are lucky enough to have the Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep. At MRC, we are committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region.

In addition, Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities.

Salary & Employee Benefits:

  • Base annual salary from $53,673 + allowance as applicable.
  • Overtime opportunities.
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply).
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks' annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.
  • 9 day fortnight roster.
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Active social clubs and corporate and membership discounts.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Career development and learning opportunities.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results. .


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