If you are an experienced guide, have a comprehensive knowledge of Australia’s wildlife, want part-time guiding work and would like to join an award winning team, we’d love to meet you.



  • Would you like to join Australia’s premier wildlife tour operator  as part of a small, enthusiastic and dedicated team devoted to helping international guests understand and protect our wildlife IN THE WILD?
  • Do you have a genuine, in depth, knowledge of Australia’s birds, mammals and natural environments and great guiding skills enabling you to enthusiastically and effectively share your knowledge with international visitors?
  • Are you open-minded and willing to integrate your skills into our style by participating in our in-house guide training program?
  • Are you looking for work?
  • Do you live in or near Melbourne?

Echidna Walkabout (Port Melbourne) seeks part-time Wildlife & Nature Guides.  We are based in Port Melbourne and have over 20 years experience operating high quality wildlife tours, in the wild, for international visitors.

TO APPLY – your application MUST display:

  1. A comprehensive, detailed knowledge and understanding of Australian wildlife and environments. (You do not have to be a scientist. We are seeking people who are confident about identifying and describing individual species of birds and mammals)
  2. Previous guiding experience

STYLE – successful applicants will be:

  • passionate about wildlife – in the wild
  • able to deliver information about our unique wildlife in a friendly, enthusiastic, respectful and courteous manner
  • happy to work closely with Aboriginal People
  • willing to participate in our in-house guide training program (regardless of previous experience)

PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE – you will need to:

  • be outgoing and well presented
  • have first class communication and public speaking skills
  • work unsupervised in wild and natural areas
  • guide groups ranging in size from 2 to 40 people
  • work alongside our small enthusiastic team
  • guide first class, world standard, wildlife tours


  • have a full drivers license
  • bring with you – or be prepared to gain – a Victorian Drivers Certificate
  • have Level 2 First Aid Certificate

APPLICATIONS:  To better understand our business please research our website: echidnawalkabout.com.au then email your resume, contact details, references and any pertinent information (or questions) to:

Roger Smith, Director Operations, Echidna Walkabout: roger@echidnawalkabout.com.au

NOTE: DO NOT telephone us. We will NOT accept telephone calls about this advertisement. If you have any questions please email them to Roger (see above)

We will respond to all applications and contact you if we would like to talk to you further or offer you an interview.


All our tours are fully guided by experienced, highly-trained Wildlife Guides.  Read about our Wildlife Guide Training Program

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In-depth experience of Aussie Wildlife

This Wildlife Journey was great from the moment Martin picked me up from my hotel to the moment he dropped me off 4 days later. We covered an amazing range of different areas in East Gippsland; from an island sanctuary where we saw at least 15 different wild koalas! (as well as 4 echidna) to the rugged mountain forests of Snowy River. Martin was the perfect guide; informative, knowledgeable and friendly! I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to have an in-depth experience of Aussie Wildlife.