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Lone Pine is proudly the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, originally established in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Over the years, we have expanded our wildlife collection, and are now home to 100 koalas and 70 species of other native Australian animals.

Lone Pine is a sanctuary not just for our animals, but also our team members, visitors and extended community, with education, research and conservation at the forefront of all that we do.

Through collaboration with our 90+ employees, suppliers and customers, we aim to set a new standard in environmental wildlife management. This will contribute to building a stronger Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Brisbane River & only a few minutes from Brisbane CBD, this truly is a great place to work.

If you are passionate about animals and conservation, and want to work with a team that shares the same values, then I encourage you to apply for the below available positions.



Lyndon Discombe

General Manager

Job Vacancies

About the Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 as a safe refuge for sick, injured, and orphaned koalas. Today, Lone Pine remains a much loved and iconic destination for local and international guests to not only see native Australian animals, but to also connect and learn.  Our goal is that everyone leaves the sanctuary feeling inspired to make small, positive changes in their daily lives to help protect their own native wildlife and habitats.

Through collaboration with our 95+ employees, suppliers and customers, we aim to set a new standard in environmental wildlife management. This will contribute to building a stronger Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Our Vision      To protect, respect and conserve our environment and wildlife by educating and connecting people with nature.

Our Mission    To inspire individuals and communities to live in balance with the natural world.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Brisbane River & only a few minutes from Brisbane CBD, this truly is a great place to work.

Experienced Casual Koala Keeper/Leaf Cutter

About the Position:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane, QLD) is currently seeking expressions of interest for our next awesome wildlife team member, within the koala department. The successful applicant will be employed as a Casual Koala Keeper/Leaf Cutter, approximately 38 hours a week, and report to the Head of Koalas, Wildlife Curator, and Wildlife Administrator of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. 

The Wildlife and koala departments are fundamental to the ongoing success of Lone Pine’s wildlife section and our dedicated keeping team play the crucial role of helping our guest experience, understand, and engage with our wonderful animals. 

In addition to all responsibilities outlined in the Wildlife Officer job description, the key role of a leaf collector is to assist in maintaining the Lone Pine Koala population by supplying good quality, freshly harvested koala food leaf. The position of Leaf Collector reports directly to the Head of Plantations and Head of Koalas. 

To view the full position description and key criteria for this role, please click here

If this role sounds like the perfect role for you, please send a current resume along with a cover letter outlining your ability to meet the key selection criteria and why you would love to join our team to the Wildlife Administrator: [email protected]

Workplace Health and Safety Officer 

About the Position:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane, QLD) is currently looking for a Workplace Health and Safety Officer passionate about ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests.This is a truly unique opportunity to combine your passion for conservation and wildlife with your expertise in developing and implementing effective health and safety programs.

The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Officer at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing safety programs and policies to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, contractors, and visitors. The WHS Officer is a key role in our sanctuary, focusing on compliance and contemporary best practices.

Reporting to the General Manager, the WHS Officer will provide leadership, direction, training, expertise, development, and implementation of health & safety management programs to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary’s team members, visitors, and suppliers. The WHS Officer will also provide direction and support in managing compliance with all standards and government legislation, as it pertains to workplace health and safety.

To view the full position description and key criteria for this role, please click here 
 

If this sounds like you and you would like to become a part of our wonderful team, then we would love to hear from you.
Please apply at [email protected] with a Cover Letter detailing why you are perfect for this role and your updated resume.


We thank you for reviewing this ad and putting your valuable time and energy into this application. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Maintenance Officer & Gardener 

About the Position:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane, QLD) is currently looking for a Maintenance Officer and Gardener to help maintain and repair the sanctuary grounds, gardens and buildings. The role is to primarily ensure all areas are maintained as per the instructions and guidelines of the Sanctuary Maintenance Department.

The Maintenance Officer and Gardener is required to conduct their duties in a courteous, safe and efficient manner, in accordance with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (LPKS) policies, procedures and SOP’s, ensuring that the highest level of service and work is performed

To view the full position description and key criteria for this role, please click here 
 

If this sounds like you and you would like to become a part of our wonderful team, then we would love to hear from you.
Please apply at [email protected] with a Cover Letter detailing why you are perfect for this role and your updated resume.