Rewarding careers with Reef Catchments

Reef Catchments offers opportunities for rewarding careers in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, human resources, administration, finance, communications, media and more.

Our values, culture, and dedication to making a difference sets us apart.
It shines in everything we do.

Here’s why we think you’ll enjoy working with us...

Our work makes a difference

We facilitate change and work for long-term solutions to sustain, protect, and improve our region’s natural resources and environment, now and into the future.

We are constantly developing and working on projects, along with the community, to safeguard the environment in which we live.

We build a strong culture

Our culture is the heart of our organisation and is founded on a clear vision and a strong set of values.

We strive to be a place where people are proud to work, and who our stakeholders trust.

Our people

We have offices in Mackay and Proserpine with a staff of more than 30 people who work to improve the condition of our region’s land and sea.

Reef Catchments comprises a Board and Management team along with Project Coordinators and Officers, Finance, HR, Communications and Administration personnel. This forms a highly skilled and outcome-focused team, all dedicated to looking after the environment in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region.


Reef Catchment Careers people at work

Students and Graduates

Reef Catchments is keen to provide employment opportunities to students and graduates. We believe we offer a motivated and purposeful workplace, the kind of workplace where you can see change and positive improvements.

What you do today, has an impact for tomorrow and beyond.  

We also encourage you to grow and evolve and to build new skills.  What we enjoy about working with students and graduates is the new and fresh ideas you bring to the table, your studies have you well placed to be curious and creative, which are valuable skills in our workplace. 

Kelli Best

Hi, I’m Kellie, a Project Officer with the Reef Catchments Conservation and Communities team.  My involvement with Reef Catchments began when I was a student completing my Bachelor of Environmental Practice in 2020. I joined the Waterways team to assist with their water sampling program during the wet season, and having enjoyed my experience so much returned again during my next university break. When it came time to decide where to complete my professional internship as part of my Master’s degree, Reef Catchments was my first choice. I was elated to join the Conservation and Communities team, working to improve the ecological condition of freshwater streams and wetlands.

I am proud of the work we deliver for our region, and the people I am surrounded by make everyday a joy. Reef Catchments is the place for me!

The benefits we enjoy

What can we say? We work in the beautiful Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. Our projects cover the mountain ranges to the ocean and islands. We work on agricultural land, natural reserves, urban landscapes, the ocean and islands. We engage and connect with local landholders, businesses, communities and traditional owners. We cherish and nourish local biodiversity.

We recognise that life has its rough patches and provide support to our staff through our EAP program and flexible working arrangements.

We love to celebrate your success and growth. As part of our Rewards and Recognition Program, we nominate and acknowledge our people and offer rewards for outstanding contributions to the organisation.

Flexibility & Balance
To help you navigate a busy week we provide flexible working hours and generous work from home provisions.

Team-building & Celebrations
Reef Catchments has a fun-loving culture which is encouraged and supported by annual team building days, holiday events and internal celebrations.

Training & Development
We believe our people are our greatest asset and we contribute to their growth and development by providing ongoing training and professional development.

Diversity & Inclusion
We encourage staff to embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion and have a commitment to building a team with a
variety of backgrounds, skills and views. This is reflected in our internal culture statements.