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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.

Full-Time Reservations & Administration Coordinator

About the Position:

We are currently seeking a dynamic and welcoming individual to join our team in a full time (38 hours/week) capacity as soon as possible. We would like to welcome someone who is enthusiastic about coming to work everyday and will take genuine pride in their role and duties.  

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Reservations & Admin Officer will provide full reservations and administrative support to various departments and programs. A large component of this role will be ensuring group reservations and service emails and enquiries are actioned and processed within 24-48 hours.  Editing and writing company materials will also be an important part of your job.  In this role, you should be an excellent communicator with strong attention to detail. Ultimately, your goal will be to help ensure clear communication of our company’s message across all channels.

Experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector, particularly with group bookings would be very beneficial, however not essential.

For the full job description, key criteria, and details on how to apply for this role, please click here.

Part Time Café Attendants

About the Position:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane, QLD) is seeking 2 x vibrant café attendants to join our team. We have one full time role available and one part time/casual role. The part time role is Monday to Friday role and would be ideal for someone wishing to work between school hours.
Both individuals must have excellent communication skills and a strong desire to brew the perfect coffee and provide warm and welcoming service to our customers; it is therefore essential that you possess the following attributes: Friendly, helpful, attentive, adaptable, time efficient and have a ‘can do’ attitude. Barista and food preparation skills and experience are essential.

If one of these roles sounds like the perfect one for you or someone you know, and you take pride in creating WOW experiences, please contact Sam at [email protected] and provide your resume and a cover letter detailing why you would love to join our team.

Casual Wildlife Officer – Koala Keeper & Leaf Cutter

About the Position:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane, QLD) is 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 per 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 plays the crucial role of helping our guests experience, understand and engage with our wonderful animals.

In addition to all responsibilities outlined in 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 leaf. The position of Leaf Collector reports directly to the Head of Plantations and Head of Koalas.

The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • Cert III in Captive Animals Management
  • Open manual drivers licence.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role, or in a volunteer with animals capacity is required. 
  • Flexibility to work weekends, public holidays, and school holidays.

For the full job description, key criteria, and details on how to apply for this role, please click here.

Casual Sanctuary Cleaner/Security Officer

About the Position:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (Brisbane, QLD)

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our sanctuary Cleaning Service and Security team on a casual basis for up to 30 hours per week.  We would like to welcome someone who is enthusiastic about coming to work every day and it is crucial that our new team member will take genuine pride in their role and duties.  

The cleaning team are fundamental to the ongoing success and appearance of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and they are key to helping our visitors experience a pleasant and enjoyable day.  

The security team provides an essential overnight presence around the sanctuary to protect our animals and company assets, within the boundaries of the sanctuary. 

This joint position reports directly to the Wildlife Admin Manager and the Curator. 

The sanctuary is open 7 days a week, therefore it is crucial that our cleaning and security services team members are available every day, including public holidays.  

Experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector would be beneficial, but not essential.

For the full job description, key criteria, and details on how to apply for this role, please click here.