Austral Archaeology – Archaeologist Position – Liverpool / Wollongong / South-Western NSW

Austral is a well-respected archaeological firm that has over 30 years’ experience in the provision of both Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage services across Australia. Austral came under new ownership in January 2019 and that has brought a fresh new vision to our archaeological firm, with a young and vibrant team focused on using the most recent methods and technologies to undertake consulting projects in New South Wales (NSW).

Austral operates a small and collaborative team of archaeologists with six permanent employees working out of three locations across NSW. We want to make sure that our employees remain archaeologists and spend less time being consultants and running projects. Our focus is always on wining projects which will not only enhance our profile but will provide staff with stimulating work.

Austral has a range of exciting Aboriginal and historical archaeological projects scheduled throughout 2019 and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our growing team. We are seeking a bright and talented archaeologist to be based in either our Liverpool, Wollongong or south-western NSW offices. The right candidate will have strong technical knowledge of Aboriginal and/or historical archaeological projects including an understanding of relevant legislation, planning policies and best archaeological practice as well as a degree of experience in project management.

What we’re looking for:

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional skills, and technical ability. Whilst consultancy experience would be an advantage, the role would suit a talented archaeologist with field and/or reporting experience wishing to take the next step in their career in a supportive environment. You should have an honours degree (or equivariant) in archaeology, heritage management or a similar field. Most importantly, you will need a can-do attitude and be willing to take on the wide variety of tasks needed to complete project work across NSW.

The role:

Undertaking accurate and robust research for Aboriginal and historical archaeological assessments.Assisting with Aboriginal stakeholder consultation in accordance with the Office of Environment and Heritage requirements.Assisting with archaeological survey and excavation projects.Writing small reports and contributing to the preparation of larger assessments.

We are seeking an individual with two to five years’ experience. The successful candidate will be positive, proactive, focussed, and be committed to maintaining expertise through internal and external training and research.

What we can offer you:

Competitive salary including yearly salary reviews and bonuses for exceptional work practices.Ongoing training and development through a tailored development program. You will not be expected to fit into a mould at Austral, we work with you to develop your career based on your interests.Recognition perks and rewards.Paid attendance to conferences, workshops and seminars.Flexible work arrangements.Assistance with joining professional institutions and organisations.Stability of a permanent position.

If you have any questions regarding the position please do not hesitate to contact Alida Hazelgrove at To apply please send a cover letter and resume to

Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 31st May 2019. Candidates will only be considered who are eligible to work in Australia.

Please note: Local applicants for our south-western NSW office will be given preferential consideration and will be required to complete 3 months training in our Liverpool office. Living expenses will be covered by Austral for these 3 months, if required.

We look forward to hearing from you!


46 Railway Street

Liverpool NSW

Tel: 0417 084 396


Albion Park:

Shop 1, 148 Tongarra Road

Albion Park NSW

Tel: 0490 190 290

Swan Hill

13 Rutherford Street

Swan Hill VIC

Tel: 0429 019 106



Level 5, City Central, Tower 2, 121 King William Street

Adelaide SA

Tel: 08 8331 9037

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