Rinyirru Elders

Rinyirru (Lakefield) Aboriginal Corporation

Logo of Rinyirru Lakefield Aboriginal CorporationRinyirru Lakefield Aboriginal Corporation manages the Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife service (QPWS).  Rinyirru (Lakefield) is Queensland’s second largest National Park and the largest park in Cape York at 537,000 ha. Rinyirru (Lakefield) is of considerable Aboriginal cultural significance, and the park has many places associated with occupation, ceremonies and ancestral spirits.

Closing date: 

5pm, 12 April 2019


Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Lakefield National Park

Job category: 

  • Project officer roles
Non-ongoing casual positions

These are casual positions and elders will be paid an above award salary. Travel costs may be available.

Job description/overview: 

Rinyirru (Lakefield) Aboriginal Corporation is looking for elders to provide cultural advice and guidance in relation to the management of the Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park.

Elders will be consulted on projects in the national parks and the work schedule of the Rinyirru rangers. Attendance at cultural camps for elders and youth in the national park may also be required. The Elders will work closely with Rinyirru rangers and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and will need to be of good health and be able to travel to various parts of the Lakefield National Park in 4WDs. Overnight stays and camping may be required.

The corporation is establishing a register of elders that are available for work during the 2019 dry season. Work is dependent on weather and the timing of planned activities in the Lakefield National Park so there is no guarantee of work for elders included on the register of elders.

Contact person and how to apply: 

The filling of this vacancy is a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A written application setting out your suitability for the position must be submitted to PO Box 16, Westcourt 4870 or rinyirrulandtrust@yahoo.com.au by no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 12 April 2019.

For more information please contact Leslie Harrigan on 07 4060 7030 or rinyirrulandtrust@yahoo.com.au.

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