Horticultural Labourer – Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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About the Role

Our Natural Areas and Open Spaces team is currently seeking to appoint a Horticultural Labourer (Turf and Open Spaces) to join our team and contribute to the operational maintenance of turf and open space at The Australian Botanic Garden.


Showcasing approximately 4000 species of Australian native plants, the Australian Botanic Garden is part of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust and home to the Australian PlantBank and The National Herbarium of New South Wales, both major scientific research and conservation centres for the flora of NSW.  


About You


What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience in the development, maintenance of turf displays, maintenance and regeneration of horticultural and natural areas and construction and maintenance of landscape areas.
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of relevant turf, horticultural and landscape machinery and equipment such as ride on mowers, tractors, etc.
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated capacity to implement work health and safety policy and practices.
  • Someone that is self-motivated and can work within a team.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of turf, horticultural and landscape areas in accordance with BG policies and procedures.



This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of world-leading staff from the fields of science and horticulture.


 Essential Requirements

  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated capacity to implement occupational health and safety policy and practices.
  • Current driver’s licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles
  • Has the ability to lift and carry a minimum 15 kilos.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours and on weekends if required.
  • MR Licence (desirable)
  • AQF III Pesticide Application Licence (desirable)
  • Traffic Controller Certification (desirable)



For more information read the full Role Description: Horticultural Labourer


About us


Botanic Gardens of Sydney is a purpose-driven organisation committed to providing solutions to critical environmental challenges facing all life on earth and improving the quality of people’s lives through joyous connections to inspiring public spaces. Our vision is to see people, communities, institutions and industries informed and inspired by power of plants and to support their conservation.


The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.


In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments


To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.




Applications close at 11:55PM, Wednesday 9th August 2023


Should you require further information about the role please contact Chris Cole via [email protected] 


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks



We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).


If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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  • Category Horticulture
  • Full Address Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000