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Wombat Walker

Odd Jobs - Tasmania Tourism


Posted 3 weeks ago


Embrace the joy of wildlife care and fitness as a Wombat Walker in scenic Tasmania


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Voluntary role - no salary

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Tasmania, Australia

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Expires at anytime

Organization Summary

East Coast Natureworld offers an exclusive opportunity to merge your love for animals and the great outdoors. Situated in the picturesque Bicheno, Tasmania, this wildlife sanctuary provides a unique, hands-on experience to interact with native wildlife and promote animal wellbeing. If you're seeking an escape from the everyday and crave a connection with nature, this is the chance to step into an Odd Job that invigorates your spirit.

Role Summary

  • Lead morning walks for our wombats, ensuring they stay active and content.
  • Engage with the wombats, offering motivation and snacks to keep them moving.
  • Monitor their behaviour, ensuring a harmonious environment within the sanctuary.
  • Enjoy a unique experience, fostering a bond with George the Wombat and other sanctuary animals.

Role Requirements

  • A genuine passion for animal care and respect for wildlife habitats.
  • A friendly demeanour capable of establishing trust with animals.
  • An enthusiastic morning person, ready to walk in all weather conditions.
  • An appreciation for natural environments and conservation efforts.
  • Patience and kindness, particularly when our wombats choose their own paths.

Application Process Details

  • The role offers a one-day volunteer experience with provided flights, car hire, accommodation, and local goods.
  • Candidates must agree to the terms and conditions of the Odd Job program.

East Coast Natureworld


Bicheno, Tasmania

  • Take our wombats on their morning waddle.
  • Keep them motivated with encouragement and snacks.
  • Fill up on warm and fuzzy feelings to beat the winter chill.

Your new Odd Job

This is where your passion for fitness meets a love of furry friends. As the Wombat Walker, you’ll help maintain the physical and mental wellbeing of our wombats by leading them on their morning excursions. Think of it as a commute, but cuter and cuddlier; these walks are essential to keeping them happy and healthy during the winter months. It’s their favourite part of the day (and it’ll probably be yours, too).


  • Coax them out of bed to get them moving; our wombats would sometimes rather have a sleep-in.
  • Encourage them with praise and pep talks, motivating them to complete their morning walks.
  • Guide and keep them on track; our wombats can be adventurous and sometimes wander off.
  • Ensure decorum and good behaviour. No chasing birds or distracting the other animals.
  • Keep them fuelled on the journey with their favourite snacks so they don’t get puffed out.
  • At this wildlife sanctuary, you get to have a closer interaction with a wombat than you would in the wild. After you leave East Coast Natureworld, ensure you keep a safe distance from your new mates.

Skills and attitude

  • An animal lover who treats our wombats and their habitat with the utmost care and respect.
  • A friendly companion who can forge a sense of trust with our four-legged friends.
  • A keen walker who loves to get up and out in the mornings, come rain or shine.
  • A nature lover who appreciates the natural beauty of our reserve. 
  • A kind and patient soul for when our wombats decide to do their own thing.

In return

  • A unique, one-day volunteer experience, starting the day by walking George the Wombat and exploring the unique wildlife within East Coast Natureworld.
  • Take a break from your regular routine and get a wellbeing boost courtesy of cute cuddly wombats.
  • The successful applicant will be compensated with flights to Tasmania, car hire, two nights’ accommodation, and a bounty of local artisanal goods for their time.

About Odd Jobs

Ever hit those mid-year months and long for something different? Do you crave a break from the rinse and repeat of the daily grind? Well, a change is even better than the rest, so switch it up this Off Season.  

Swap your day job for an Odd Job: a uniquely Tasmanian experience designed to shake you by the shoulders and wake you up to the wonders of winter. 

Each job has been designed to give you what you might miss in your regular life: creative stimulation; connection to local communities, culture, and nature; and making things with your own two hands. The stuff that makes us feel alive. So what are you waiting for? Apply now.

By applying for this Odd Job you agree to the terms and conditions of this Odd Job.


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