Volunteer Position - Blowholes Camp Host

Employment Details
Date Added: 27-May-2024
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2024 04:00 PM


Reports to:

Community Safety Coordinator

Direct reports:



Regulatory Services

Last Reviewed:

People & Culture Officer



Approved by:

Community Safety Coordinator




Our Organisation

The Shire of Carnarvon provides excellent customer service across a wide range of programs, facilities and services that contribute to maintaining and enhancing our community. At the heart of our organisation are our values which underpin how our employees perform their duties and engage with the community and stakeholders.


Our CARECHIP is what gives us the drive to serve our community. We take pride in knowing that our employees and new recruits share our values, and we like to think that everyone who chooses to collaborate with us brings this CARECHIP with them.




















Position Summary

The Shire of Carnarvon is seeking to appoint Campground Hosts to monitor the Blowholes Camping Area for the upcoming tourist season, commencing in April and concluding in October.

Campground hosts are community members who enjoy the natural environment and are interested in its conservation. They volunteer their time and carry out a variety of roles associated with park and visitor management of campgrounds throughout WA.

The Blowholes Camp (Quobba Station) is located 75km north of Carnarvon. The campground is accessible to all vehicles along a bitumen road. The campground is suitable for people who are self-sufficient, including chemical toilet. Generators can be used onsite from 9am – 9pm.

As the Blowhole Camping Area Campground Host, you will be required to provide your own mobile accommodation which will be set up onsite at the park for the agreed period of time (minimum of 4 weeks – maximum of 12 weeks) between April and October.


Strategic Objectives

In 2040 Carnarvon is a place where:

  • Our equitable community is actively involved in and are responsible for developing innovative, local solutions that transcend our region for a safe and unified 6701.
  • Our economy fosters investment and productivity in industries befitting Carnarvon’s physical and natural environment and that grow our horizons.
  • Our sustainable livelihoods create a community that can flourish into the future.
  • Our holistic health care facilities provide services from the womb to the grave.
  • Our educational opportunities from early childhood to adulthood are tailored and relevant to the individual.
  • Our infrastructure, housing and amenities are high quality and accessible.
  • Our community acknowledges our history and celebrates our diverse cultures.
  • Our community is engaged, inclusive and supportive.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

The duties required to be undertaken during this time are as follows:

  • Check online booking receipts and confirm visitor numbers
  • Collect campsite fees (at the discretion of the staff in charge)
  • Offer local information to campers
  • Monitor activity and report anti-social behaviour as soon as practical to the Shire of Carnarvon Ranger Service
  • Report on hazards and incidents, including duty of care to self
  • Monitoring and removal of litter
  • Twice daily cleaning of day-use ablution facilities
  • Check campers have the required chemical toilets

Additional duties may be requested at the discretion of Shire Ranger Services.

Campground hosts will be supported by the Shire of Carnarvon Ranger Services Team through:

  • Face-to -face induction training on arrival
  • Onsite access to potable water
  • First Aid kit
  • Reimbursement of living expenses up to $200p/w
  • Pre-paid Telstra mobile phone for connectivity and reporting purposes only
  • 200 litres of drinking water available at Carnarvon each month
  • Provisions of bags and gloves for waste removal
  • Basic fire and incident training
  • Regular onsite visits from the Ranger Services Team
  • Phone support
  • Volunteer insurance for injury
  • Uniforms

Pre-employment Checks Required for this position

  • Current Western Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • National Police Clearance.
  • Pre-employment Medical.
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Screening.
  • Working with Children’s Check.
  • Completion of Online Induction.


Essential Experience or Demonstrated Knowledge

  • Previous Camp Host Experience
  • Good communication skills
  • A love for the great outdoors

A copy of the Position Description can be obtained by clicking here.

For further information about the role please telephone People and Culture Services on (08) 9941 0000 or email hr@carnarvon.wa.gov.au

To apply for the position, please submit your application through our online portal by clicking on this link: Shire of Carnarvon: Blowholes Camp Host | Shire of Carnarvon (hrpartner.io) and follow the prompts. 

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