Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria incorporates the National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens.

Current Opportunities 

All vacancies at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are advertised on the Victorian Government Jobs website

If there are no vacancies listed at the above link, please check back later.

For assistance in accessing alternative formats (e.g. large print, RTF, HTML) please contact People and Culture.

Looking for a horticultural internship at Melbourne Gardens? Find out more here.

Applying for a Position

Your application should indicate which position you are applying for and provide statements that address the selection criteria specified in the Success Profile within the position description. You should also provide a resumé of your work history. A contact phone number during business hours should also be included.

Applications should arrive by close of business on the advertised closing date. Please refer to the relevant position description for mailing details of the position you wish to apply for.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged. You will be contacted if further information is required in support of your application, or if you are invited to attend an interview. If successful with your employment application, you will be required to enter into a contract which governs the terms and conditions of employment. All contracts include the standard period of probation. You may be required to provide evidence of Citizenship or Residency status and proof of qualifications. Some positions require police and/or medical checks.


General Information

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a smoke free work environment. Conditions and benefits of employment include:

  • Access to the Royal Botanic Gardens Vic Super fund.
  • Access to Victorian Government novated vehicle leasing.
  • Access to flexible working hours, subject to local area arrangements.
  • Access to professional development and training.
  • Formal performance appraisal feedback for career development.
  • Annual leave loading, payable to non-executive employees (17.5%).
  • Employees may be eligible for a Progression Step payment.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria actively encourages behaviour consistent with our values:

  • Creative - we are inventive and enthusiastic
  • Open - we make time to listen, learn and be clear
  • Brave - we have the courage to change things
  • Remarkable - we leave a lasting impression

Your Privacy

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is committed to the responsible handling of personal and health information collected as part of the recruitment and selection process. Information collected about you will only be used in relation to recruitment and selection processes and will not be disclosed to a third party outside the Selection Panel without your consent, unless otherwise required by law. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria will rely on information provided for selection process requirements.

Applicants may be required to provide their written consent for records maintained by the Police and the Department of Justice to be checked as a part of the selection process. Applicants may be required to undertake a health check.

Unsuccessful applications will be retained for a minimum period of six months after the conclusion of the selection process. Personal information may also be retained after that time in the selection report created by the selection panel. Information will not be used for consideration for future employment without your consent.

More information is available in our privacy policy.

If you wish to contact us about your personal information you can contact the People and Culture team. 

T: (03) 9252 2424