If you:

  • are an experienced guide,

  • have a comprehensive knowledge of Australia’s wildlife,

  • want contract guiding work and

  • would like to join an award winning team,

we’d love to meet you.


 Do you know and love Australia’s wildlife?

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours and Australian Geographic Travel seek Contract Wildlife & Nature Guides.

  • Are you interested in guiding tours for Australian Geographic Travel & Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours right across Australia? (Find out more about this significant relationship here)
  • Would you like to join Australia’s premier wildlife tour operator  as part of a small, enthusiastic, dedicated and growing guiding team devoted to helping both domestic and 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 our guests?
  • Are you open-minded and willing to integrate your skills into our style by participating in our in-house guide training program?

TO APPLY – your application should address all of the following

  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 across Australia
  • 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 16 people
  • work alongside our small enthusiastic team
  • guide first class, world standard, wildlife tours


  • previous guiding experience
  • have a full drivers license
  • able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles
  • a Victorian Drivers Certificate (or equivalent interstate Driver’s authorisation) 
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate

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

Roger Smith, General Manager:   tel: +61 427 808 745

NOTE: Please call Roger during business hours ONLY – 9am to 5pm weekdays.

We will respond to all applicants whose application adheres to the above requirements. We will contact you if we would like to talk to you further or offer you an interview.

Wildlife Guide Training

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