Start your greenlife career with us. We are now hiring.

A career in the greenlife industry means you will meaningfully contribute to creating liveable cities, healthy environments and protecting the future of food security in Australia.

Benara Nurseries are currently seeking full time and part time nursery team members to join us at our wholesale production nursery Carabooda location.

We are looking for self-motivated hands on people who have a positive attitude, who are fit and reliable. We have 3 areas with positions vacant;

Dispatch Staff – full time

  • 8:30am till 4:30pm
  • Assembling of plant orders to customers
  • Attention to detail
  • Willing to be able to do overtime
  • Any plant knowledge an advantage

Maintenance crew – full and part time

  • 7am till 3:30pm
  • Also can suit parents for part time roles with school kids
  • Maintaining our nursery stock, weeding, staking, pruning
  • Tractor operation for some personal

Potting Crew – full time

  • 7am till 3:30pm
  • Physical role must have a reasonable level of fitness
  • Working around machinery
  • Tractor operation
  • Suits young adults or students just finishing school. Great entry level employment

These roles have the opportunity for future job progression in the horticultural industry, and for enthusiastic and motivated team members future opportunities to join our apprenticeship program. A career path in Horticulture is only limited by your interests and motivation, there are many learning pathways that be can taken.

Check out this industry overview here.

Successful applicants will also require a pair of steel capped safety boots. All others PPE (personal protective equipment) is provided.

Please note we are located in Carabooda, there is no public transport to our site.

For more information or to apply please email a resume (word doc or PDF format preferable) to

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How Long Does It Take To Grow Our Trees?

As part of our quality control processes and as we grow from one pot size to another to ensure proper root development and plant growth each variety of plant is propagated at a specific time of year. Ordering your stock at the right time will ensure we can then program growing times to have the best possible specimens at the time of sale. Not allowing enough time or having trees growing for too long can impact their health.

Lead Times

Average time it takes to get stock to the right size

• Tubestock, 13cm,14cm Grow Pots = 6 Months – 1 year
• 17cm, 5lt, 8lt Grow Pots = 1-1.5 Years
• 12lt, 30lt,90lt Grow Pots = 2-3 Years
• 200lt Grow pots/bags = 4 years+

Image growth timeline a guide only contact us to disscuss your needs

What to consider for ordering?

Plants take time to grow. When it comes to ordering advanced stock we strive to have a range of plant sizes available. In order to ensure we have the right size for your project needs there are some specific times of the year where it is best to place you order to help us meet your requirements.

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