The Djabugay speaking people are traditional Aboriginal people of the Rainforest, the original inhabitants of mountains, gorges, lands and waters of a richly forested part of the Great Dividing Range including the Barron Gorge and surrounding areas within the Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Rangers have operated in Kuranda since 1992, then known as the Djabugay Rangers. In its current form the Bulmba Rangers re-commenced in Kuranda in 2016, undertaking land management works on country in cooperation with Queensland Parks and Wildlife service and Kuranda Rural Fires Service.

The Bulmba Rangers currently operate as a hosted work-for-the-dole program, headed by a Senior Ranger and is assisted with a small grant from the Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Grant. 

DAC has secured three year funding from Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger program that will give the program continuity and employ 3 full-time Rangers.

We currently seeking a RANGER COORDINATOR to lead our Ranger Team.

This position is responsible for coordinating the Bulmba Rangers and supporting the Djabugay speaking people to maximise their participation in land and cultural resource management activities, from planning, implementation and review.

Applicants should possess a sound knowledge of Aboriginal Caring for Country management activities and constraints, natural resource management including fire and weeds and have demonstrated ability to effectively manage and develop work teams. 



Bulmba Ranger Operations

Barron Gorge Bama Plan 

Djabugay Native Title Aboriginal Corporation is commencing a planning project for Barron Gorge National Park. The plan will look at 3 key areas: 

1. Developing a Bama plan for the determined area. Our plan that will capture our aspirations. 

2. Look at the type of arrangement that we should consider for management - Cooperative management to give us more say in the planning and management of Barron Gorge National Park. 

3. Investigate and build upon possible economic and employment opportunities for Djabugay people. Building outcomes that provide wealth creation and ongoing employment for our mobs.

We want to hear from Djabugay speaking people, and hear thier views on the project and they outcomes they may see through this process. There will be more details coming soon about the project and we will also have consultation sessions to gather feedback from Djabugay people.

For more information contact Hanz Spier or Barry Hunter Jnr at or ring the office and leave a message on 07 40840967.


Nyuwarri Estate Horticultural Team

For more info ring Allin on 0498 767 496 or contact RISE on 4081 6860