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Why work for AWC

Working at AWC offers the unique opportunity to be part of our important work reversing the tide of extinctions and protecting Australia’s precious wildlife and their habitats. Through a diverse variety of roles within AWC, there are opportunities to contribute to the development of AWC’s ecological monitoring strategies, scientific research, or land management programs (fire management, feral animal control and weed control). Or you could contribute as part of the administration and national support team, who together, are all working towards our inspiring mission.

Conservation is a competitive arena to get into, the payoff though is equally rewarding, with the opportunity to make an important difference where it really counts, in the field. There are opportunities to work in some of the most beautiful and unique parts of Australia, where no two days will be the same.

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Our Team

70 per cent of AWC’s staff are based in the field, working across some of the most stunning and remote parts of Australia. AWC’s highly talented, dedicated and innovative team work together to design, implement, measure and communicate the effectiveness of the science and land management strategies we undertake. AWC’s field staff are supported by equally talented administration and operational staff based across Australia.

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Culture at AWC

AWC has a friendly, committed team driven in actively pursuing AWC’s mission to effectively conserve all Australian animal species and the habitats in which they live. Our staff are dedicated and passionate about what they do. Teamwork and supporting one another is key to our success. AWC encourages Indigenous participation and acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work.

AWC’s Vision, Mission & Strategies


Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s vision is to see a world where Australia’s biodiversity is valued and effectively conserved by an engaged community.


Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s mission is the effective conservation of all Australian animal species and the habitats in which they live.


Australian Wildlife Conservancy will realise its vision and mission by focusing on and measuring progress towards: Pre-eminent conservation science; Effective species conservation; Working together as OneAWC; Ensuring strong financial sustainability; Operating as a key conservation leader and engaging the community.

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Our Values at AWC

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Demonstrating care, recognition and integrity

Working together to acquire and apply evidence, knowledge and experience

Committed to delivering effective outcomes with resilience and tenacity

Applying creative thinking for effective solutions

Taking ownership of our actions and outcomes

Delivering long-term financial and ecological viability

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Work with us


AWC has three staff streams: science, operations and the national support team, with everyone working together to pursue our purpose. Positions are based across Australia, and employment opportunities may be full-time, part-time or casual depending on seasonal and operational requirements.

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AWC offers an internship program for outstanding graduate students to gain valuable field and research experience in conservation. Interns will work alongside AWC ecologists in remote and challenging environments, receiving exposure to a range of environments and species.

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Volunteering with AWC provides exciting opportunities to assist our dedicated team in the field. Opportunities exist across a broad range of activities: scientific surveys, land management (weeding, fence maintenance, clearing tracks) and general sanctuary maintenance.