Arb jobs in Australia

As the sole UK agent for Australia's largest vegetation management company, we are the place to come if you're an arborist looking to relocate to the southern hemisphere. Whether you want to just try it for a couple of years, or plan to emigrate, there's a lot to be said for that side of the world.

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Why Australia? Australia attracts thousands of expats every year tempted by the security, better wages, career opportunities and an outdoor lifestyle in the sun. Beautiful and diverse, from are snow-capped mountains to desert-like bush wilderness and stunning beaches to amazing forests, it’s truly got it all (oh, and some of the trees are quite tall too! Australia has some of tallest trees in the world reaching to around 393ft. Eucalyptus trees are often a favourite amongst climbers and there are about 900 species of eucalypts across Australia).

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A move like that is no small feat and, from experience, we know it takes a lot of work to make it happen.

In fact, when Rachael contacted us to ask whether we would help them in their search for climbing arborists we were a little hesitant. Apart from anything else we are very aware that the UK Arb industry isn’t overflowing with qualified climbers as it is. 

However, after a few Zoom meetings with Rachael, we feel confident that they have a system to make the move as simple and supported as possible and, being the UKs only specialist Arb recruitment agency we feel well placed to find arborists who are up for an intercontinental adventure (and we're always here for those who are looking for work in good old Blighty too).

Rachael shared the example of Jacob Jelfs, a British Arborist from Gloucestershire, who moved over to Aus. with his young family and says "Active supported and helped me with the visa, flights, accommodation and making Australia my new home. I enjoy surfing and beach life. Australia sure has some of best beaches in the world. It’s been great working with such a supportive team, great equipment and great trees!" 

So, some key questions:

 What qualifications and experience do you need?

Only Climbing Arborists with certificates for ground use and aerial use of a chainsaw, and a full driving license as a minimum, need apply. Utility Arb qualifications would an added bonus.

What do the roles entail?

Active Tree Services expertise is in the full life cycle management of trees, from design and planning, to execution and maintenance. Their customers include: Councils, Power utilities, Civil Projects, Road and Rail Infrastructure etc. They are currently looking for Climbing Arborists to work across their portfolio.

Where in Australis are the jobs?

They are looking for Climbers in Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Canberra, Tasmania, Adelaide and Brisbane. 

How long is the work visa for?

The 482 visa is for 2 years and then can be renewed for another 2 years by the employer.

What support is there?

Active Tree Care partner with a migration agency to ensure your visa submissions are accurate, timely and as easy as possible for you. If the visa is accepted Personnel Relocations will reach out and assist with finding you accommodation, schools if required and making your journey as easy as possible.

How long does the process take?

Migration Solutions lodge the visa on your behalf this could take between 3 to 6 months to be determined.


So if the idea of international travel excites you then either call (01743 344466) or email us ( and we'll look forward to chatting it through. 

Cheers, Beccy and Kate


 certificates for ground use and aerial use of a chainsaw

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