Backpacker Jobs Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Housekeeping And Utility's Position - Tieri Qld

Job Hunter Australia Tieri, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 12th March 2020

1 x Housekeeping / Utilities position in Tieri, QLD. Starting ASAP. Experience is essential.Your job role as a... Read more

2nd Year

Housekeeper/front Of House/yoga (bonus)

Sojourn Properties Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 3rd March 2020

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Housekeeper/Front of house/Yoga Teacher (bonus) to come and join our team. We... Read more

2nd Year

Airlie Beach Bar Staff

AHG Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 4th August 2019

Local pub in Airlie Beach needs a new all rounder. Wages start at $21.66/hr and have between 30-45 hours per week... Read more

Mobile Admin Assistant

wicked campers Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 17th June 2019

Wicked Campers after a part time employee to fill brochure racks around the city centre, visit and put posters up at... Read more

Cleaning, Cooking, Gardening

Tinker Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 29th June 2018

Free accommodation in exchange for work. 3 hours per day in private home. Perfect opportunity to hunt for work for... Read more

Survey Technician Or Site Engineer

Vision Surveys (QLD) Pty Ltd Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 6th April 2018

Setting out coordinates using Total Station or RTK GPS. Several months work available, site accommodation and meals... Read more

2nd Year

House Maid For Motel

The Islands Inn Motel Mandalay, Airlie Beach 4802, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 16th December 2017

Need casual house maid for peak periods eg; Christmas/New Year from 26 th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018. Read more


The Islands Inn Motel Mandalay, Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 27th November 2017

Cleaning and servicing rooms Read more

House Keeping Gardening

Matthews Whitsundays Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 7th August 2017

Hi I am offering a large comfortable home with meals and ensuite inc in exchange for help in the house and garden I... Read more


All Spraying Smash Repairs Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 5th April 2017

wanted someone who has carpentry/cabnit making expercience to help re-line some rooms on a boat txt 0488060372 ...... Read more

Formwork Carpenter

Natural Kinetics Cannonvale - Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 19th March 2017

Experienced formwork carpenter(s) with particular emphasis on multi storey RC stairway forms required from 20.3.2017. Read more


Dickson Airlie beach , Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 14th March 2017

Need a nanny to look after my two grandchildren for me while im away at work for six days then im home for five... Read more

Senior Hairdresser

Figure Head Hair Salon airlie beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 8th September 2016

I am looking for a Great Senior hairdresser in a cute Boutique Non Ammonia Upmarket Salon on the Beach (in views to... Read more

Sales Lead Collection / Promotion

 Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 18th June 2016

We are a financial services company for backpackers and require 2 backpackers to promote our brand and collect sales... Read more

Basic Cook

Angel Zoo Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 31st March 2016

POP UP Kitchen - Airlie BeachBackpackers wanted to work one month at a time from different countries to share... Read more

Enthusiastic Carpenters For Whitsunday Resort

Koala Adventure Island Resort Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 23rd October 2015

Hello dear Backpackers,our Resort on the Whitsundays is looking for experienced Carpenters. You should have... Read more

Travel Writer

Detourmag Airlie beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 15th July 2015

We are currently looking for a travel blogger/ writer/ or backpacker with a bit of flair to write a 2 page guide to... Read more

Work And Travel Australia

Roberto Vago Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 1st June 2015

Best job for backpackers ever!Come and travel Australia with the Show Run!Work at the carnivals all around... Read more

Deck Hand

southern run airlie beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 6th November 2014

Deck hand needed to sail exp needed just must be a very outgoing fun person.mustlove the water. Room... Read more

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!