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Job Opportunities

Are you a passionate plant nerd living in the Eltham VIC area? Check below for job opportunities, or send us an expression of interest today.


Casual Gardener

Do you have a passion for gardening?  Are you willing to wear a uniform that professes your love of worms and weeding?  

If you are interested in working with a fun bunch of like minded plant nerds, this position may just be for you!

Mel’s Garden Care & Maintenance is based in Eltham servicing a wide range of gardens in surrounding suburbs.  We are growing and looking to add a casual gardener to our maintenance team.

This will be an ongoing position of approx. 25-30 hours per week with the possibility of increased hours in the future.  Hours are flexible and there will be no weekend work - yay!    

Reporting to Mel, the Chief Garden Lover, our ideal candidate will:

  • Love working in a team and also be confident to work unsupervised when required

  • Be skilled in plant identification, particularly weeds, perennial shrubs and trees

  • Have an understanding of the ongoing maintenance requirements of plants

  • Be hard working and physically fit

  • Posses qualifications and/or experience in general garden maintenance tasks including hand weeding, hedging, pruning, planting, and applying soil amendments such as compost, fertilisers and mulch

  • Be organised and have excellent communication skills

  • Have a keen eye for detail and be proud of the work they do

  • Live local or be familiar with the Eltham area

  • Have their own vehicle and drivers license  

If you think you have what it takes to have fun whilst learning and working hard, please email your resume to or call us on 03 8488 7233 for more information.

Current Horticulture students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Remuneration is in accordance with the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2020.

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