gardener / arborist / horticulturalist in Victoria

Victoria, Victoria
job type
AU$ 24 per hour
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job description

Gardener / Arborist

In short: Randstad are recruiting GARDENERS / HORTICULTURALISTS / ARBORISTS positions across local government councils in Victoria. Various contract based roles are available.

Description: As a Gardener in a Victorian council you will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the council’s flora. It will be your mission to ensure garden beds in parks and reserves are well taken care of, including weeding, planting and mowing. The concerned temporary assignments give you the opportunity to broaden your plant-operating experience and work across different government local councils within Victoria.

Your typical duties will include:

  • Undertaking a broad range of horticultural maintenance to ensure the council’s open spaces are of high standard
  • Ensuring effective pest, weed and disease control
  • Assisting in the preparation and planning of revegetation works
  • Providing minor technical repairs to machinery where needed
  • Loading, unloading and moving materials and equipment
  • Maintaining an accurate record of work undertaken
  • Complying with all codes of practice and safe operating procedures
  • Undertaking other duties as directed


To be successful, you essentially need to possess:

  • A valid VIC drivers license
  • A relevant certification (Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a variety of gardening equipment in a safe and efficient manner

Other desired skills are:

  • MR or HR license
  • First Aid Certificate


In return, you will be offered:

  • The opportunity to work outside, across a variety of different local councils
  • Temporary assignments with the possibility of extension
  • Competitive hourly rates

Please note that the successful candidate must complete a Police Check.

Does this sound like you? Please press APPLY NOW or for further information contact Tess Morren on (02)82983833

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