Horticultural Labourers

Botanic Gardens of Sydney - Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

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  • Located at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
  • Multiple Ongoing Full Time Opportunities within our Turf team
  • Horticulturist Grade 2/4, salary relative to experience and ranges from $57,633 to $67,758 + super
  • Guardians of the Garden – YouTube
  • Rostered Day Off, Fitness Passport and other benefits


Botanic Gardens of Sydney encompasses three world-leading botanic gardens, Australia’s premier botanical research institute, and Sydney’s leading outdoor activation precinct.


The Royal Botanic Gardens is Australia’s oldest living scientific institution, beginning its life in 1816.


The Royal Botanic Gardens encompasses 30 hectares and is the oldest botanic garden in Australia, home to an outstanding collection of more than 27,000 plants and trees from around the world. The Domain encompasses 34 hectares of urban parkland that wraps around the Royal Botanic Garden. It is endowed with significant natural and cultural heritage values, with varying fields of science and education. We also play a central role in Sydney’s festivals and cultural events, as well as the recreational and sporting pursuits of sporting groups, city workers and residents.


About the Role

Our busy Turf team are currently seeking x 2 Horticultural Labourers who will contribute to the turf conservation, maintenance and regeneration of turf and natural areas within Botanic Gardens site.


What we are looking for

  • Relevant experience in the development, maintenance of turf displays and regeneration of turf and natural areas.
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of relevant turf machinery and equipment.
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated capacity to implement occupational health and safety policy and practices.
  • Someone that is self-motivated and can work within a team environment and alone.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of turf 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.


For more information read the full Role Description: Horticultural Labourer


About the Department

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure are building the future of NSW through delivering diverse planning, housing solutions and infrastructure across the state. 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.


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.


Please apply by clicking on this link: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/horticultural-labourers-446389


Applications close Tuesday, 30th January 2024 at 11:55PM


Should you require further information about the role please contact Scott Jones via [email protected] or phone 0409 829 489

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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