About the Role
Do you want to play a role in how Australian Marine Parks are managed?
Parks Australia is establishing advisory committees to provide advice about how we manage 58 Australian Marine Parks in six regions around the country.
We are seeking expressions of interest from people who want to be part of these committees.
We are looking for people with regional knowledge or experience of the range of uses for marine parks such as, tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, energy and transport, or in science, conservation, communication or management.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a knowledge of sea country in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
As a member of an advisory committee, you will help guide the protection of our unique marine environment, while providing benefits to local and regional communities.
The committees will advise on Australian Marine Parks located in Commonwealth waters (generally more than three nautical miles offshore) and their management plans, which commenced on 1 July 2018. The committees will not advise on state marine parks, which are a matter for state or territory governments.
Sitting fees will not be paid but reasonable travel expenses will be met by Parks Australia.
About the Organisation
Parks Australia looks after Australia’s natural treasures – including Kakadu, Uluru and our beautiful oceans. We are responsible for six national parks, 58 Australian Marine Parks and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The Marine Protected Area branch is proud to be custodians of the Australian Marine Parks which collectively form the largest representative network of marine protected areas in the world. We are passionate about working with the Australian community to ensure these parks are managed for the benefit of all and that our marine ecosystems are strong and resilient for future generations.
Apply for this Job
To apply, please visit the Australian Marine Park website www.parksaustralia.gov.au/marine for further information and to download an application form.
Please quote in application: Voluntary Australian Marine Park Advisory Committee Member Roles via Pro Bono Australia.