About Backpacker Job Board

Backpacker Job Board is an employment website established in 2010. It's the brainchild of Matthew Heyes, who built the site while on a working holiday in Australia on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Matt, having studied at The University of Leeds' School of Computing, put his skills to good use crafting a platform that benefits backpackers and employers throughout Australia.

Fast-forward to today and Backpacker Job Board is owned by Five Bees Media Pty Ltd (ABN: 70 631 879 546). The site has over 100,000 active employers and 345,000 registered backpackers. We believe it to be Australia' s largest employment marketplace dedicated to backpackers.

Backpacker Job Board helps connect backpackers and employers in a wide range of sectors from agriculture, construction, hospitality, sales and marketing. Furthermore, the site also benefits small businesses, hobby farms and busy families with our cultural help exchange opportunities, au-pair jobs and voluntary sector.

Backpacker Job Board has a commitment to kindness and inclusiveness. As such, our carefully curated Code of Conduct is something we are especially proud of. 

In 2015, we launched our New Zealand sister site, Backpacker Job Board: NZ.

In 2019, Backpacker Job Board was nominated for an award in the Innovation category at the Adventure Tourism Awards.