Careers at ATS

Active Tree Services has operations around Australia, with more than 700 direct employees, and scores of small business owners and their employess who sub-contract to Active Tree Services.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and committed staff — both those who are already qualified, and young people wishing to enter this fascinating and dynamic industry and take up the opportunity to work with the market leader.


The vast majority of our team enjoy the benefits of working outdoors, typically in small crews of two to four people.

Most of our business involves clearing vegetation around power lines, although our commercial arm performs a wider variety of contracted jobs. Active Tree Services’ employees use the latest plant and equipment to ensure their tasks are performed efficiently and safely. Typical roles include:

  • ground crew engaged in chipper operation, observation of climbers and elevated work platform operators, removal or trimming of lower level vegetation, and traffic control
  • climbers
  • elevated work platform operators/cutters
  • vegetation inspectors
  • supervisors (of two or more crews)
  • notifiers and auditors

Pay rates are competitive for the industry, and skill and experience levels are rewarded through higher rates of pay.

People working in our vegetation management operations are encouraged and supported to undertake the Certificate III in Horticulture/Arboriculture, which provides a nationally recognised qualification that can also lead to higher responsibilities.

Other opportunities

At our support office in Mona Vale in NSW and at several regional offices around Australia, our administrative team supports operations in areas such as finance, payroll, human resources, information technology, occupational health and safety, operations management and administration.

Vacancies in these areas become available from time to time. If you have relevant experience and qualifications, and would like to be contacted if future opportunities arise, please submit your resume by email to:

Alternatively, click on the ‘Current vacancies’ tab for positions that are available now.