Backpacker Jobs Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

13d ago

Photographer Seeking Fit/athletic Male - Paid Photoshoot

KFAD

Airlie Beach/Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

FIT or ATHLETIC MALE WANTED​Award-winning Australian photographer is seeking Airlie Beach...

15d ago

Mackay Event - Labourers And Forklift Drivers Required

CG Recruitment

Mackay, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are searching for casual events staff in the Mackay region for setup / dismantling of...

Most Recent Airlie Beach & Whitsundays Jobs

Removalist ( 2 Days)

lipkin

Mount Julian, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Hello folks,*** dates: 25th - 26th July****I am after TWO people to assist in unloading a container full of household goods and relocating them to the house (...

11d ago

Hello folks,*** dates: 25th - 26th July****I am after TWO people to assist in unloading a container full of household goods and relocating them to the house (...

 

Photographer Seeking Fit/athletic Male - Paid Photoshoot

KFAD

Airlie Beach/Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

FIT or ATHLETIC MALE WANTED​Award-winning Australian photographer is seeking Airlie Beach local or traveller for PAID modelling job, no experience necessary....

13d ago

FIT or ATHLETIC MALE WANTED​Award-winning Australian photographer is seeking Airlie Beach local or traveller for PAID modelling job, no experience necessary....

 

Mackay Event - Labourers And Forklift Drivers Required

CG Recruitment

Mackay, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are searching for casual events staff in the Mackay region for setup / dismantling of Australia's largest mining expo!CASUAL EVENTS WORK - White Card Required...

We are searching for casual events staff in the Mackay region for setup / dismantling of Australia's largest mining expo!CASUAL EVENTS WORK - White Card Required...

Chefs Airlie Beach

Nomads

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We're looking for a Chef to fill a Casual role.Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Work counts towards 88 days.

21d ago

We're looking for a Chef to fill a Casual role.Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Work counts towards 88 days.

Property Help

Fletcher

Finch hatton, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Hi , I am looking for someone or a couple to help out around my property, I have 5 acres of rainforest and need help maintaining pathways , mowing and snipping and...

26d ago

Hi , I am looking for someone or a couple to help out around my property, I have 5 acres of rainforest and need help maintaining pathways , mowing and snipping and...

Travel Sales Consultant

Happy Travels

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

About Happy Travels:Happy Travels is the #1 Backpacker Travel Agency in Australia. After a challenging couple of years for the Travel Industry due to Covid-19,...

29d ago

About Happy Travels:Happy Travels is the #1 Backpacker Travel Agency in Australia. After a challenging couple of years for the Travel Industry due to Covid-19,...

Door To Door Appointment Setting

Prestige Renewables

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Job Opportunity at Prestige RenewablesPosition:Location: Airlie BeachAbout Us:Join our energetic and vibrant team at Prestige Renewables, a leading...

1mth ago

Job Opportunity at Prestige RenewablesPosition:Location: Airlie BeachAbout Us:Join our energetic and vibrant team at Prestige Renewables, a leading...

Work/travel/accommodation With Our Carnival

Sarah

Rockhampton, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are looking for fun, friendly and outgoing, people to work and travel with the show. The job is in the Carnival section of the show working on games and stands....

1mth ago

We are looking for fun, friendly and outgoing, people to work and travel with the show. The job is in the Carnival section of the show working on games and stands....

 

Get an Internation Student Visa

Free Course Consulation

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Machinist

ARG Workforce

Proserpine, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

ARG Workforce is currently looking for machinists and boilermakers for our clients workshop in Proserpine, about 30 minutes from Airlie Beach.Machinists must have...

2mth ago

ARG Workforce is currently looking for machinists and boilermakers for our clients workshop in Proserpine, about 30 minutes from Airlie Beach.Machinists must have...

Au Pair/nanny: Part-time Or Full-time Opportunity

Whitsundays

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Seeking a live-in au pair for a family with a single father and two boys. You get the benefit of a place to stay for free and ability to take on other weekday work....

5mth ago

Seeking a live-in au pair for a family with a single father and two boys. You get the benefit of a place to stay for free and ability to take on other weekday work....

Experienced Barber / Hairdresser

SRJ Industries

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

WHV encouraged to apply;Kazza's Barber Shop have multiple opportunities available for experienced barbers and/or hairdressers! Come and join our family owned and...

7mth ago

WHV encouraged to apply;Kazza's Barber Shop have multiple opportunities available for experienced barbers and/or hairdressers! Come and join our family owned and...

 

Bar Attendant / All Rounder

Nebo Hotel

Nebo, QLD, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Nebo Hotel require an all rounder for a position within our venue for immediate start. We are a fast paced Country Hotel with great Country Hospitality. We are a...

11mth ago

Nebo Hotel require an all rounder for a position within our venue for immediate start. We are a fast paced Country Hotel with great Country Hospitality. We are a...

Part-time Nanny

Whitsundays

Cannonvale, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Looking for a nanny with own car to come take care of my two kids a few days per week. Ideal would be you can do school runs 3x per week. Some cooking, definitely...

1yr+ ago

Looking for a nanny with own car to come take care of my two kids a few days per week. Ideal would be you can do school runs 3x per week. Some cooking, definitely...

Retail Sales Consultant

Mr Travel Group and Whitsunday Catamarans

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Retail Sales Consultant based in Airlie Beach.Sailing Whitsundays is looking for an adventurous, enthusiastic individual to join our team.You will be based...

1yr+ ago

Retail Sales Consultant based in Airlie Beach.Sailing Whitsundays is looking for an adventurous, enthusiastic individual to join our team.You will be based...

 

Tax Refund Calculator - Claim Your Tax Back

Working Holiday Tax Calculator

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

Looking For A Long-term Au Pair

Whitsundays

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Family of three (parent + 2 kids) looking for an au pair to join us hopefully for an extended stay. Shorter considered. (Let me know how long your thinking.)Please...

1yr+ ago

Family of three (parent + 2 kids) looking for an au pair to join us hopefully for an extended stay. Shorter considered. (Let me know how long your thinking.)Please...

Garden Labourer

Houlding

Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Garden labourer required for weeding, pruning, tidying, strimming etc$30 per hour

1yr+ ago

Garden labourer required for weeding, pruning, tidying, strimming etc$30 per hour

Au Pair In The Whitsundays

Whitsundays

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Single parent family seeks kind and diligent au pair to join us for a short or long-term stay. Requiring a very organised and clean person with great children skills,...

1yr+ ago

Single parent family seeks kind and diligent au pair to join us for a short or long-term stay. Requiring a very organised and clean person with great children skills,...

Australia's Beef Capital, Rockhampton - Part-time Property Manager/s Wanted

Clancholla House

The Range, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Seeking an honest and reliable property manager for a short-term rental property in Rockhampton, Central Queensland. 15 hours of work per week (per person) required...

1yr+ ago

Seeking an honest and reliable property manager for a short-term rental property in Rockhampton, Central Queensland. 15 hours of work per week (per person) required...

Adventure Guide / Dive Instructor/ Dive Master

AQUA5 Island Safari

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Island Safari are seeking dive instructors and dive masters to assist in scuba diving tours .Our high speed vessel operates charters from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven...

1yr+ ago

Island Safari are seeking dive instructors and dive masters to assist in scuba diving tours .Our high speed vessel operates charters from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven...

Casual And Seasonal Positions (farming, Harvest, Processing, Despatch)

Tassal

Proserpine, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are now taking applications for seasonal teams across multiple departments, based at our largest prawn farm and production facility, Proserpine Prawn Farm.In...

1yr+ ago

We are now taking applications for seasonal teams across multiple departments, based at our largest prawn farm and production facility, Proserpine Prawn Farm.In...

Housekeeper Wanted

Martinique Whitsunday Resort

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Qualifications & experienceA level of fitness as you will be required to go up and down stairs frequently.Experience is preferable but we are willing to consider...

1yr+ ago

Qualifications & experienceA level of fitness as you will be required to go up and down stairs frequently.Experience is preferable but we are willing to consider...

Demi Chef

Delaware North

Lizard Island, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

To assist us in delivering a premium customer experience in this amazing environment, Delaware North at Lizard Island Resort are looking for a talented Demi Chef to...

1yr+ ago

To assist us in delivering a premium customer experience in this amazing environment, Delaware North at Lizard Island Resort are looking for a talented Demi Chef to...

 

Chef De Partie

Pacific Hotels Group

Mackay, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Pacific Hotels Group is an Australian owned and operated company that currently has 5 hotels around Australia, and we are growing!We are seeking a suitably...

Pacific Hotels Group is an Australian owned and operated company that currently has 5 hotels around Australia, and we are growing!We are seeking a suitably...

All Rounder, Food And Beverage And Housekeeping

Mantra Mackay

Mackay Harbour, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Looking for people with experience in Hotels to join our team. Must hold visa and be willing to work nights and weekends.

2yr+ ago

Looking for people with experience in Hotels to join our team. Must hold visa and be willing to work nights and weekends.

 

All Rounder

Waymark Hotels Pty Ltd

Proserpine, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Hotel Metropole are seeking All Rounders to join the team in Proserpine!As an All Rounder you will be responsible in providing all aspects of service throughout...

Hotel Metropole are seeking All Rounders to join the team in Proserpine!As an All Rounder you will be responsible in providing all aspects of service throughout...

Room Attendant

Ibis Mackay

Mackay, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Casual Loaded pay rates starting from $27.15 per hour on weekdays and up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Positions available now. Work available year round....

2yr+ ago

Casual Loaded pay rates starting from $27.15 per hour on weekdays and up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Positions available now. Work available year round....

Haulout Drivers

Canegrowers Mackay

Mackay Region, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Feeling like working a beautiful winter in the canefields of the Mackay-Whitsunday region?Mackay has access to great fishing, diving and snorkelling, mountain hiking...

2yr+ ago

Feeling like working a beautiful winter in the canefields of the Mackay-Whitsunday region?Mackay has access to great fishing, diving and snorkelling, mountain hiking...

House Keepers And Kitchen Hands

Job Hunter Australia

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We have multiple kitchen hand and housekeeping and kitchen hands positions available in Tieri, Blackwater, Glenden, and SarinaHouse Keeper role involvescleaning...

2yr+ ago

We have multiple kitchen hand and housekeeping and kitchen hands positions available in Tieri, Blackwater, Glenden, and SarinaHouse Keeper role involvescleaning...

Jobs in Airlie Beach & The Whitsunday Islands

Australia might be home to some stunning natural wonders, but few places are quite as spectacular as the Airlie Beach/Whitsunday region.

Jobs in Airlie Beach & The Whitsunday Islands
Find jobs in Airlie Beach & The Whitsunday Islands, QLD

Airlie Beach, on the Australian mainland, is the gateway to the Whitsundays, a succession of stunning islands nestled amongst the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. It could be argued that the islands outdo the reef for beauty - with lush tropical greenery falling into sand as white as fine china, the word ‘jaw dropping' feels like an understatement.

But are Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays must-see destinations for a working holidaymaker? And what exactly might the city offer 417 and 462 visa holders?

Let's take a look.

Where is the Whitsunday region, and how do I get there?

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands are located in the tropical north of Queensland, Australia's second largest state. The area is 1100 km north of Brisbane, the state capital. The nearest major centre is Townsville, 275 km northwest.

Because of its remoteness, most holidaymakers travel to the area by plane, via either Whitsunday Coast Airport on the mainland (38 km south of Airlie Beach), or Hamilton Island Airport. Both airports are regularly serviced by east coast cities. But with the Great Barrier Reef stretching along the north Queensland coast, many backpackers choose to drive the length of the state, with the Whitsundays just one stop on the way.

What are Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands famous for?

While right next door to each other, Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday islands are known for two very different things.

A small city that acts as both the gateway to the Whitsundays and as the region's economic hub, Airlie Beach is known as a vibrant and fun town - a place where the party doesn't really stop.

The Whitsunday Islands, on the other hand, are known for their incredible natural beauty, and therefore have a more tranquil and laid back reputation. Between the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach, this region is unique as it is spectacular.

What are the Whitsunday region's must see attractions?

  1. The Great Barrier Reef: The prime (and sometimes the only) reason visitors head to the Whitsundays, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most spectacular reef system on the planet. There are endless opportunities to snorkel, dive and sail the area.
  2. Hamilton Island: Of the Whitsunday's archipelago of 74 islands, only a handful are inhabited, of which Hamilton is the largest and most famous. Here you'll find some of the most luxurious and exclusive accommodation in the region, and you'll be perfectly placed to explore the reef and surrounds.
  3. Whitehaven Beach: The name doesn't lie - you'll probably never see sand quite as white as that on Whitehaven, which is sandwiched by turquoise waters on one side, and tropical greenery on the other.
  4. Conway National Park: Airlie Beach is located on the edge of Conway National Park, where hiking trails, lookouts and wildlife dot a lush, tropical expanse.
  5. Proserpine River Crocodiles: Getting tired of all this coastal beauty? No problem - simply head inland to the Proserpine River and watch the area's giant crocs put on a show.

Where should I stay in Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands?

  1. For a discount dorm bed: The Whitsunday branch of Australia's biggest hostel chain, Airlie Beach YHA does not disappoint, with excellent amenities, a welcoming vibe, and an ideal location.
  2. For something slightly fancier: A more boutique and private choice for backpackers, the atmosphere at Bush Village Budget Cabins is best described as chill. Here you'll get privacy and comfort without breaking the budget.
  3. To treat yourself: Do you want to make your trip to the Whitsundays truly unforgettable, and are you happy to splurge? Check out qualia, an incredible resort found on the primest of prime real estate on Hamilton Island.

Is there work for backpackers in Airlie Beach or the Whitsunday Islands?

If you're a backpacker with a 417 or 462 visa looking for a job, Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands are a fantastic option. As one of Australia's most famous destinations, there's an incredible amount of seasonal, casual and part time work for those willing to do it. And not just in the tourism industry, but in all the other industries that are built around it.

You also have the joy of living and working in one of the most naturally beautiful areas in the world. Many Whitsunday experiences are beyond the budget of working holidaymakers, but if you work in the tourism industry, these same experiences could become part of your daily life!

So, are Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands worth a visit for a working holidaymaker? 100%. They're worth a visit for everyone, but if you're offered the chance to live and work here, all the better.

You can also take a look at our Island Jobs page for Island Resort jobs specific to the hospitality industry.

But these are all just words. There's really only one way to understand the magnificence of the Whitsunday region, and that's to take a look for yourself!