Get Involved

​​​​​​​​DPIPWE Volunteering Opportunities

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) recognises the value of volunteerism within environmental and conservation programs, in consideration of the benefits and value that these programs provide to those who participate, being opportunities to learn, connect with people and nature, and improve community health and wellbeing outcomes. 

As the State Government Agency responsible for the land management of over 50% of Tasmania, we receive a high volume of interest from the public looking for opportunities to get involved.  In accordance with work, health and safety legislation, we acknowledge our responsibility to ensure programs are carefully evaluated, managed and supported to deliver enjoyable experiences along with positive health and wellbeing outcomes for those who participate. 

DPIPWE volunteers are a valued part of our organisation, providing their time, skills and knowledge freely and willingly, complementing our existing resources, but not replacing paid positions. 

We are grateful for the support of our volunteers, who add considerable value to Departmental programs and will continue to identify and provide opportunities for the public to get involved to partner with us to care for the Tasmanian environment. ​​​

​​Current vacancies

Due to the high number of public inquiries we receive, DPIPWE volunteers are apointed through an expressions of interest process based on merit and in accordance with with any relevant selection criteria as outlined within the information below:


 Volunteer Caretakers - Maatsuyker Island

South West National Park

Placements are available between:

March 2022 - September 2024

Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse

​Learn more here:

  EOI - Volunteer Caretakers - Maatsuyker Island   (224Kb)

Expressions of interest close: 22 September 2021


​Volunteer Caretakers - Melaleuca
South West National Park

Placements are available between:

October 2021 - May 2022​

south coast track, melaleuca

South Coast Track, Melaleuca

​Learn more here:

  PWS Volunteer Caretakers - Melaleuca   (216Kb)

Expressions of interest close: 10 September 2021


​Volunteer Caretakers - Waterfall Valley,
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Placements are available between:

December 2021 - April 2022

Scenic landscape image. Moody skies. Fagus in the forground with lake Hanson beyond. And Cradle Mountain in the backgrould. Lots of Autumn colours

Lake Hanson fagus, Cradle Mountain

​Learn more here:

  EOI - Waterfall Valley Volunteer Caretakers   (214Kb)

Expressions of interest close: 8 September 2021


 For general inquiries, email volunteering @dpipwe.tas.gov.au​