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Southbound Adventures

Casual Staff

Southbound Adventures is a small, family-owned Outdoor Education company with over 30 years of experience delivering exceptional Outdoor Education programs to school students from Kindergarten through to Year 12, with our core work focusing on Years 7 to 10. We specialise in Bronze, Silver, and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys, particularly Gold expeditions on the Overland Track in Tasmania!

Based by the beach in the Illawarra, we operate across a diverse range of venues, including over 25 National Parks and 34 locations. This diversity is one of the many reasons our clients love working with us, and our team enjoys the variety of working in different locations most weeks when they’re in the field.

At Southbound Adventures we believe that quality in everything we do is incredibly important. This starts with the team we work with and extends to the high-quality equipment we provide and the support we offer to our team. If you’re interested in working with an organisation committed to providing exceptional Outdoor Education experiences, that values being a flexible, fun, and rewarding employer, then we want to hear from you!

We have a variety of Group leader, Canoe Instructor, Roping instructor and Mountain Bike instructor roles available for 2024, continuing into 2025 and beyond.

Applicants should display;
  • An enthusiastic attitude to life and work
  • A desire to achieve beyond their expectations
  • A desire to educate students in an Outdoor Environment
  • A desire to teach the importance of our natural environment and how to minimise our impact
  • A confidence to operate in wilderness environments
  • An ability to inspire students
  • An effective communicator with team members, teachers and students
Applicants must hold or be willing to obtain:
  • Current driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
  • A certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership or equivalent, Cert III will be acceptable for some roles
  • A wilderness first aid or equivalent
  • As part of our commitment to child safety applicants require a Paid NSW WWCC and National Police check
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

We are hiring. Copyright Southbound 2019. All rights reserved.

This opportunity includes:
  • Being part of a high performing Team. We work hard to deliver the client experience we know we’re capable of. 
  • Professional Development & Training.
  • All meals and accommodation whilst on program
  • A Wilderness First Aid kit for use on program, maintained by Southbound.
  • Team clothing package. (SPF50+)
  • The opportunity for consistent work in our peak times. (September – May)
  • Opportunities for training and advancement into leadership roles. You can have a career at Southbound.
  • Opportunities for extended periods of leave during our quiet period in Winter and over the Christmas holidays.
    • Over the Christmas holiday period 8 weeks off is also achievable, we’re usually closed for about 3 weeks in this period to ensure everyone can take some quality R&R time after a busy season.    
  • Payment as per the Miscellaneous Award starting from:
    • Southbound Level 1 (Award Level 3) – Day Rate for Field Day: 12 hrs + 1.5hr unpaid breaks - $421.09/day midweek
    • Level 2 & 3 Rates applicable for additional experience and qualifications 
      • Level 2 - $444.25/day midweek
      • Level 3 - $459.41/day midweek

Base Rate - Level 1

Per Hour

Field Day – 10 hrs Base + 2 hrs Overtime + 1.5hr unpaid breaks (Mon to Fri = $421.09)

Mon – Fri


First 10 hours



First 10 hours



First 10 hours

Overtime First 3 hours (Monday to Sunday)


(Mon – Sun)

Overtime after 3 hours (Monday to Sunday)


(Mon – Sun)

First Aid Allowance


$0.54 per hour up to a maximum of $20.65 per week
(Mon – Sun)



Paid additional to wages above

Additional Hours eg. Woken during sleep paid at applicable overtime rate (1/2hr increments)

Canoeing. Copyright Southbound 2021. All rights reserved.

To Apply 

Please send through expressions of interest to Saxon Mather via the Contact details provided below...

Where: Based in Albion Park, NSW - however we mainly operate in areas around Sydney, the Illawarra, Kangaroo Valley and the Southern Highlands

Workload(s): Casual

Closing Date: N/A

Saxon Mather - Human Resources Manager
Southbound Adventures

Phone: 02 4257 4888

Email: staff@southbound.com.au

Website: https://www.southbound.com.au

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