Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW


Tradesperson Arborist
Caboolture or Burpengary

As the third-largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest-growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 1800 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

We’re looking for Tradesperson Arborists to join our Asset Maintenance department. The Asset Maintenance department is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of Council’s assets throughout the region.  The areas of responsibility are primarily Roads and Drains, Parks, Cleansing, Construction, Fleet and Building and Facilities infrastructure.  The Asset Maintenance department is one of the largest departments within Council, maintaining essential community infrastructure across the Moreton Bay region.

About our opportunity

We have some of Queensland's BEST natural scapes, gardens and parks and we have an opportunity for you to take it all on - the Arboricultural services that is. As an Arborists with the Moreton Bay Regional Council team, you’ll get to work with a great crew and have variety in your work.  From project delivery, assessing trees and making recommendations on tree health as well as risks and proposed maintenance, to working at heights to carry out Arboricultural work, and providing technical advice and guidance within the team.

We have roles based out of both Caboolture and Burpengary. If you’re interested in the Burpengary location, you’ll be predominantly operating an 18 metre Elevating Work Platform (EWP) within our regional areas (assisting every crew regionally for EWP works) and communicating with multiple tree crews.

About you

You’re a tree person. You’re an Arborist and you love what you do.

Aside from your desire to work in the great outdoors, have a work-life balance (working a 9 day fortnight) and contribute to your community within the Moreton Bay Region - we’ll need you to be a qualified and experienced Arborist Tradesperson. You’re the type that understands two things get the job done - safe work practices and teamwork and we are the type of employer that will provide you with this.

Additionally, you’ll have:

  • Certificate 3 in Arboriculture or other relevant field
  • Current MR drivers license, current high risk work license to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (EWP,) a construction induction card and a current agricultural chemicals distribution control (ACDC) certification
  • Certificate of competency operating a chainsaw (level 1 & 2)


The Details

Term: Permanent Full Time

Award/Level:  Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

Location: 1 x position Burpengary 2 x position Caboolture 

·   $58,707 pa + super (76 hour fortnight) + leave loading

·   9-day fortnight


Why join the MBRC Team?

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.

Role Description

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

Applicants that do not hold the qualification outlined in the role description are encouraged to apply if they have an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required for this role.

How to Apply

Please Click Here to Apply or

Email - expressing your interest or

Call - 07 5433 2870


Please note:

Applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by MBRC as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at


Arborist - Parks & Open Spaces

$61,019 per annum + super + benefits
Permanent Full Time
Parks, Sports & Natural Areas
Community & Environment
Bundaberg Region

About Us

Are you ready to join our team and build Australia's best regional community?  

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community. In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centred on our core values. To be a Council that is customer focused, respectful and prides itself on team work, leadership, sustainability and innovation. 

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii.  Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create.  

About The Opportunity

Your role as an Arborist is to maintain and enhance the environment of our Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces, Cemeteries, Reserves, Beaches and Foreshores and Streetscape.  You will perform highly skilled and specialised Horticultural and Arboricultural tasks such as re-vegetation works, nursery operations, specialised pruning, including the use of chainsaws and the operation of large mechanical equipment.  In addition to this, you will lead and supervise a small team to ensure successful outcomes are achieved.

About You

  • Significant experience in the operation and basic maintenance of relevant equipment (e.g. skid steer, woodchipper)
  • Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • Certificate of attainment in Chainsaw Operations (Level 1 and 2)
  • Physically fit and able to perform manual labouring tasks that may involve strenuous activity and repetitive actions
  • Holds a current MR License
  • Possession of a current General Construction Induction Card (White/Blue Card)
  • Live and uphold the Council's values

What we offer

  • 38 hour working week, regular rostered days off, including long weekends
  • An attractive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice, up to 12% superannuation contributions, 17.5% leave loading 
  • Job satisfaction working within the community
  • An all-inclusive and diverse workplace culture where everyone feels valued 

We offer more: To view our full range of benefits, rewards and recognition, click here

The Selection Process

The preferred candidate will be required to undertake a Pre-employment medical and National Police Clearance as part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the position, please click on the 'apply now' button where you will be redirected to our website to answer our questionnaire, followed by attaching your resume.

Closing Date: 11.30pm - Friday 19 February 2021 AEST

Bundaberg Regional Council prides itself as an equal opportunity employer and embraces the diversity that our teams bring so if this sounds like the position for you, don’t delay- apply now!



Arborist Technician

Category:  Parks & Gardens

Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

$57K  pa gross (plus benefits)

Location: Maroochydore Depot

Vacancy No: 751

Applications close: Sunday 14 Feb 2021


Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

Council’s Parks and Gardens Branch require an Arborist Technician to undertake all aspects of tree work for both internal and external clients. A primary focus of the role will entail safe operation of a wood chipper and truck as well as removal and disposal of debris and litter.


You will be required to support and actively participate in a team approach to learning and development through upgrading technical knowledge and ongoing training on policies, practices and procedures including legislative requirements. On a daily basis you will take part in coordinating maintenance records including run sheets, costing details and timesheets.


This role holds a large safety focus with operation of various plant, machinery and tools required. The incumbent will have a passion for environmental issues in our diverse coastal and hinterland environment and undertake duties with this concern upheld.


About you

The successful candidate will be experienced in an arboricultural role ideally within a local government environment. A strong advantage will be demonstrated tree climbing experiencing utilising rope & harness techniques.


Your comprehensive knowledge & understanding of materials, plant & equipment used in street and neighbour park tree maintenance is essential to success.


You are well versed in communicating verbally and in writing including working cooperatively with internal and external customers on site. Pivotal this position is managing your time effectively particularly when working autonomously.


This includes setting and meeting priorities, deadlines and self-organising workloads. Various qualifications, licences and tickets are required for this position. Please refer to the position profile.


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave (4 weeks entitlement per year)


How to apply

Submit a resume / CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role, including your ability to fulfill key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile. Click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2020-2024.

For specific enquiries contact Jie Wells during business hours on 0439 780 114.




North Brisbane Trees are hiring

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Since 1998, the Ashgrove Tree Services team have been providing Brisbane’s Northern suburbs with high-level arboricultural services.

We are looking to add to our fantastic team and have the following opportunities available:

  • Experienced Tree Climbers
  • Truck Drivers (including labour work)

The roles offer ongoing casual full-time hours with great pay rates with the possibility of full time for the right candidates.

Our ideal candidates will have the following skills/attributes.


  • Recent climbing experience
  • Knowledge of correct pruning techniques
  • High-end customer focus
  • Physically fit
  • Willing to work in a dedicated team environment
  • Cert III Arboriculture (highly regarded)


  • Holds MR, HR or HC truck licence.
  • Tree experience highly regarding
  • High-end customer focus
  • Physically fit
  • Willing to work in a dedicated team environment

Please ensure you list references and any relevant tickets or licences on your resume.

If you feel you have the skills and attributes we are looking for we would love to hear from you. Call 07 3353 9222 or email us at