working at freycinet lodge

Freycinet Lodge in Coles Bay Tasmania

Do you like the idea of working in one of the most beautiful places on earth?

Freycinet Lodge is located within Freycinet National Park, on Tasmania's spectacular east coast. It's a place of natural beauty, with pink granite mountains, expansive beaches and of course, one of the world's most famous beaches - Wineglass Bay.

Freycinet Lodge enjoys a true waterfront setting, with the Lodge's restaurants and bar boasting views over Great Oyster Bay.  A number of cabins and Coastal Pavilions are scattered throughout the native bushland around the Lodge.

As part of RACT Destinations, a proudly Tasmanian owned and operated tourism business, we're often looking for people to join our team. You can view our full list of available positions here.

Our welcome to you

Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s most iconic destinations. Being part of an exciting tourism business in such a picturesque location is something we consider to be truly special. 

Working with our team creates opportunities to learn about multiple operational departments across the Lodge, as well as at our other regional properties and operations. This opportunity to grow and diversify is a genuine benefit of working with RACT Destinations.

Trent Thompson, Acting General Manager, Freycinet Lodge

Why work with us?

  • Vibrant and committed team
  • Beautiful natural setting 
  • Access to local experiences
  • Part of RACT Destinations, offering career progression opportunties
  • Tasmanian owned and operated
  • Access to discounted staff accommodation

Take a look around...

Work and Play

  • Freycinet Lodge is located entirely within Freycinet National Park
  • Direct access to beautiful beaches
  • Walking trails just minutes from your door
  • Excellent fishing, snorkelling and camping in the area
  • Local activities such as cruising, quad bike riding and kayaking
  • Some of Tasmania's best seafood
  • Located within one of Tasmania's premium wine regions
  • Situated on the Great Eastern Drive
  • Approximately 2.5 hours from Launceston or Hobart

Questions?

Do you provide accommodation for staff? How much does it cost?

Yes, all of our Destinations properties offer accommodation for staff. Freycinet Lodge has two types of staff accommodation: an onsite bunkhouse and an offsite location on the Freycinet Peninsula. The bunkhouse consists of  double and single bedrooms, with shared bathroom, lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities. Our second location is located approximately 5 minutes' drive from the Lodge and consists of a number of houses. 

All accommodation is fully furnished, including bed linen and cooking equipment. Please enquire with People Services for rental prices.

Does it matter if I don’t have my own transport?

Many employees, especially our seasonal staff and working holiday makers, come to Freycinet Lodge and our other properties without their own transport. We ask all new employees to make their own way to the Lodge to commence induction before starting work – we can assist with transport options if required.

If your assigned staff accommodation is offsite, you will need to arrange your own transport to and from work. Having your own vehicle is useful if you wish to explore the broader area, as there is very limited local public transport.

Our People Services team will provide you with more information about induction if you are offered a position with Freycinet Lodge.

What will I need to wear? Do you have a uniform?

Yes, all of our RACT Destinations employees are required to wear a uniform. In most cases, we will provide branded items of clothing such as shirts, aprons and jackets at no charge – we ask employees to provide their own black trousers and appropriate footwear.

The People Services team will provide you with more specific information regarding uniforms if you are offered a position with Freycinet Lodge.

What are your pay rates?

All of our positions are covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010. Many positions are casual and are paid by the hour in accordance with their classification under the Award.

If you would like to know more about the rate of pay for a particular position, please contact the People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

What does your recruitment process look like? How long will it be until I hear back from you?

When you apply for a position via the RACT website, your resume is uploaded to our online recruitment system and will be reviewed by the People Services team. You will receive an acknowledgement email to confirm that your application has been received.  Many of our casual positions are advertised on an ongoing basis and do not have a specific closing date, so applications are reviewed as they are received. We endeavour to contact applicants as soon as we can to keep them updated on the progress of their application, but cannot always respond immediately.

If you would like to know about the status of a vacancy, please contact the People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

What’s it like at Freycinet Lodge? What can I do in my free time?

Freycinet Lodge is situated within the Freycinet National Park and offers beautiful natural surroundings, including bushland and beaches. Outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking and bushwalking are popular. The nearby town of Coles Bay has a convenience store and small grocery/general goods store.

The nearest larger town is Bicheno, located 30 minutes from Coles Bay. Bicheno offers a wide variety of shops and facilities including an IGA supermarket, local library, pharmacy, ATMs, hair salon, doctor’s surgery, police station and post office.

Is there reliable phone reception at Freycinet Lodge? Can I access the Internet?

Telstra is the most reliable service provider at Freycinet and along the East Coast of Tasmania. If you bring a SIM card on another network, e.g. Optus or Vodafone, you may not have consistent coverage. This is also true for mobile broadband access.

Free WiFi is available in the main hotel building; however it is not suitable for streaming or high volume downloads. Some employees choose to arrange their own wireless broadband access (i.e. via a prepaid dongle).

What would I need to bring with me to Freycinet Lodge?

New employees need to bring only their personal belongings with them to property, as all of our staff accommodation is fully furnished. You may also bring your own bed linen if you wish. We recommend that you bring some warm clothing and sturdy shoes to cater for all types of weather.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

If you have questions about a specific position, please contact RACT's People Services team member listed at the bottom of the relevant job advertisement.

For general enquiries, please contact the People Services team on 03 6236 4345 or at peopleservices@ract.com.au.

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