Caretakers are needed for the HMAS Tobruk.
Caretakers are needed for the HMAS Tobruk.

TOBRUK: Boat operators wanted for ship caretaking

WANT to help with the caretaking of the ex-HMAS Tobruk?

Birdon Pty Ltd is seeking boat operators to assist in a ship-keeping project until the official scuttling of the vessel, with six part-time positions for the project open for suitably qualified employees.


Successful candidates will work on a flexible roster for up to four hours a day, ensuring inspections are carried out seven days a week.

Relevant skills for the job include:

  • Boat handling experience
  • Experience working with ropes and mooring lines including maintenance and splicing etc
  • Coxswain Grade 2 or equivalent (not essential)
  • Physical ability to board the ship via a vertical ladder
  • Ability to follow directions including safety instructions.

For those interested in the tender, contact Trent Raines at or phone 0477 717 001.