Dolphin Marine Conservation Park

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Interested in becoming a volunteer at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park? Or completing work experience or placement with us?


TAFE Placements fully booked for 2022
High School Work Experience Programs fully booked for 2021
Applications for Year 10 and above for 2022 are now open
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park is pleased to offer volunteer, work experience and work placement opportunities to individuals who wish to gain practical knowledge working with animals. You must share our passion for the conservation of animals, particularly marine mammals, and their environment.

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park has been caring for marine wildlife for over 50 years. We offer a unique and interactive animal experience for our guests.  Visitors who experience our animals up close and discover our conservation programs are inspired to act to protect precious marine animals and their endangered environments.

Current Job Opportunities - please note that all vacancies are advertised on the SEEK website

Current volunteer opportunities - currently no available vacancies for volunteers. Check out for other volunteer opportunities.

TAFE/Open Colleges students requiring work placement - Fully booked for 2022.

High School Work Experience Program - Open to high school students Year 10 & above. Applications now open for 2022.

How to Apply

High School Work Experience Program fully booked for 2021

2022 Applications now open for Year 10 and above students

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form below. Applications must be emailed to Please note: due to the limited number of spaces in our program we cannot guarantee requested dates.  Work experience programs are not available during the NSW school holidays.

Successful applicants for the work experience program will receive hands-on practice working in various areas of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.
Students will participate in duties including cleaning enclosures, food buckets and the fish kitchen, assisting with food preparation, helping with the reef tank, Little Blue Penguins and other animal feedings, caring for the aquariums, crowd control and helping guests with activities.
Participants may also have the opportunity to work with Dolphin Marine Rescue Animal Rehab Trust and care for some of the sick and injured wildlife we are nursing in the park.
The work experience placement runs for five days, Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 3.45 pm with a one-hour lunch break.

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We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people
who are the traditional custodians of this land.
We pay respect to the Elders, both past and present,
of the Gumbaynggirr Nation and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.