Our Latest News

New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Activity Calendar

See also the WILDCARE Calendar on the WILDCARE Inc website. If not already a member take the opportunity to join on line Tasmania’s largest incorporated environmental volunteer organisation here.

The following volunteer positions seek expressions of interest from time to time:

Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer

The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service including maintenance of grounds and buildings, plant and equipment, monitoring of all power and water systems on the island, basic land management work, and at the same time carry out weather observations for the Bureau of Meteorology, for which they receive payment. 

This program is fully subscribed until 2019.

Expressions of interest for our 2020 – 2022 program will be advertised in 2019


Bruny Island Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretakers

Bruny Island Quarantine Station volunteer caretakers provide a physical presence at the station, open the station to visitors on weekends, provide visitor information about the heritage self-guided walk and about the natural history of the area, and carry out minor maintenance. Their work assists the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island.