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Landscape Gardening Labourer

IPA here in Cairns is seeking applications from people interested in working in the landscape gardening world.

Our client is a well-established landscaping and garden design company. They are widely recognised as the number one Indigenous owned business and leading Indigenous employer across civil engineering, construction and facilities maintenance services throughout Queensland. It is 100% indigenous owned and has in excess of 70% indigenous employment. Whilst Indigenous Australians are heavily encouraged to apply, the role can be filled by any hardworking and enthusiastic citizen or permanent resident. We are an equal opportunity employer.

The team is dedicated to creating beautiful outdoor spaces. They take pride in everything they do, including their commitment to quality, creativity, and sustainable practices.

New projects and a very busy schedule, has seen the birth of a new and ongoing role in their Cairns team. The successful applicant will first be employed by IPA as a temp, and then after the probation period, transfer across to our client as an employee.

Position Overview:

The ideal candidate will be passionate about landscaping, have a strong work ethic, and be capable of operating heavy machinery and trucks safely and efficiently. As a Landscape Gardener, you will work alongside their experienced team to create and maintain beautiful outdoor environments for clients.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the construction and installation of various landscape features (plantings, irrigation systems, and outdoor structures like fences)
  • Transport materials and equipment to job sites and re position items by hand.
  • Regular garden maintenance tasks (pruning, weeding, mulching, and fertilising)
  • Communicate with clients in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance and care of all landscaping equipment and vehicles, including trucks, tools, and machinery.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations
  • Follow environmentally friendly and sustainable landscaping practices.

Qualifications & Experience:

Must haves:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong work ethics – you turn up every day and on time
  • Physical fitness and stamina and ability to work in the heat and outdoor environment
  • HR (Heavy Rigid) truck licence

Nice to haves:

  • Hydro Mulching experience
  • Experience in landscaping and garden maintenance


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • Access to top-quality equipment and tools.
  • Opportunities to work on diverse and exciting landscaping projects.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter via this link, detailing your relevant experience or why this job appeals to you. You are also welcome to hand your resume into our office on Spence Street in person as well but please also apply online prior so we have your application of file.

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