Park Ranger

Job Description

Park Rangers preserve national parks, scenic areas, privately owned parks and nature reserves by managing the natural environment and its cultural sites, and by providing visitor services. They work in conjunction with landowners to observe and maintain untouched natural landscapes.

Careers Ladder


Park Rangers in Australia don’t need formal qualification, however work experience and/or qualifications are highly recommended as it is a competitive field of work.

While studying, gain experience either volunteering within national parks or paid experience working in tour guiding, gardening and landscaping or working with tourists.

Undertake a tertiary qualification in environmental management, conservation and land management, or natural resources. These degrees usually require knowledge of English, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.



  • Accurate
  • Confident
  • Communicator
  • Independent
  • Organised
  • Patient
  • People Person

Key Skills

  • Observation
  • Supervise
  • Animal Handling
  • Land Management and Conservation
  • Science

Future Prospects

There are many career opportunities for Park Rangers including moving between sites, working at fisheries or in land protection. Some Park Rangers may move into general management or specific scientific positions. You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;