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Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program - Applications now open!

Maatsuyker lighthouse time lapse with stars
Applications are now being sought from suitably qualified people for the Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program 2020 -2022.

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 (PWS) including maintenance of grounds and buildings, plant and equipment, monitoring of all power and water systems, basic land management work and carry out weather observations for the Bureau of meteorology (BOM) for which you receive payment.

Participants are required to live on Maatsuyker Island continuously for a period of 6 months. 

Due to the isolation, remote location and it's associated safety implications, the program requires a minimum of 2 adults. Only applicants who can demonstrate they can live and work together in a remote location will be considered. Children are deemed unsuitable for the program.

Placements are for 6 months duration and are available for the following periods:

  • March 2020 – September 2020
  • September 2020 – March 2021
  • March 2021 – Sept 2021
  • September 2021- March 2022
  • March 2022 – September 2022

Please read this information package to determine if you are eligible to apply.

In particular, you must be able to meet the following essential requirements:

  • Pass a medical (including dental) examination demonstrating a high level of physical fitness;
  • Demonstrate an established relationship with a dual applicant;
  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia;
  • Obtain essential qualifications – radio licence and first aid certificate;
  • Drivers licence;
  • Police check clearance; and
  • Attend a face to face interview in Hobart on the 2-3rd September 2019.

To apply, complete this application form and provide a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Applications must be submitted by 26th July 2019 via email to maatrecruit@parks.tas.gov.au or by post to:

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program

Parks and Wildlife Service

22 Main Street