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E: info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au               T: +61 (0)3 9646 8249

Our Board

President:  Janine Duffy

Vice President:  Rivee Tao

Secretary: Caz Bartholomew

Treasurer: Roger Smith

Committee Members:  Rebecca Fraser and David Foreman

General enquiriesinfo@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Media Enquiries: Janine Duffy

Postal address: PO Box 370, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207

Incorporated Association: A0091278C
ABN 70916478501
Registered Charity

Our Mission

Koala Clancy Foundation is inspiring travellers and local communities to help ensure a future for wild koalas

Koala Clancy Foundation is a not for profit incorporated association and registered charity that  supports the wild koalas of the Western Plains of Victoria, particularly around the You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne.    

The purposes of the organisation are:

to protect and enhance the natural environment by:

a) re-establishing and maintaining the natural habitats of koalas and other native wildlife,
b) removing weeds from the natural habitats of koalas & other native wildlife,
c) educating the public about the conservation of koalas and other native wildlife, and their natural habitats,
d) promoting biodiversity through planting native plant and tree species in areas in which they are no longer found or are no longer abundant,
e) undertaking and supporting research into koalas in their natural habitat, and
f) promoting public debate regarding environmental conservation and environmental law and policy in Australia to support the protection of koalas and their natural habitat.

Koala Clancy Foundation Incorporated ABN 70916478501 is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.  


Do you want a career that helps koalas?


Koala Clancy Foundation (Port Melbourne) seeks a casual Tree Planting Assistant for a fixed contract period to assist the President and Community Engagement Co-ordinator.

Koala Clancy Foundation was the first organisation in Australia to plant trees specifically for koalas.  Since 2016 we have planted 16,500 trees, run Koala Tree Planting Workshops, inspired other groups to plant trees, and contributed to scientific research. In 2021, with your help, we will co-ordinate the planting of 45,000 koala trees in regions where wild koalas need them most. You will be working in a small, enthusiastic team, and helping to co-ordinate volunteers. Our offices are in Port Melbourne and Staughton Vale, and planting days depart from Melbourne.


To better understand Koala Clancy Foundation please research our website, and social media pages. 

TO APPLY – please send an email resume and cover letter to Janine Duffy president@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au detailing how you meet the criteria.

Please do not telephone us – we will not accept telephone calls about this advertisement. If you have questions, please ask them in your cover letter.
Due to expected volume of applications, we will only contact applicants who fit the criteria.  So please give us comprehensive details in your cover letter and resume. 

Position is casual and for a fixed term from May to September 2021, with the possibility of extension.  Many of the work days will be weekend days. 

The work will be partly outdoors on and setting up for tree planting days, and partly indoors at a computer organising and co-ordinating. 


The successful applicant must have:

  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • A current Drivers Accreditation Certificate from CPV
  • A current Working With Children Check

To be considered, your skills must include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Experience in native tree planting,
  • An understanding of conservation and sustainability ethics,
  • An ability to be organised, punctual and to meet deadlines,
  • An ability to learn and work in a team, and
  • A pleasant, friendly manner.

Applicants with a comprehensive understanding of Australian wildlife and flora, experience driving in muddy conditions and driving a trailer, will be preferred.