Backpacker Jobs Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Most Recent Airlie Beach & Whitsundays Jobs

Farm Labour

Wheelers Produce Bowen PTY LTD

Bowen, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

HiOur company is looking for 3 workers as we go into our season that will continue throughuntil NovemberThe first position will be starting either the 11th...

1mth ago

HiOur company is looking for 3 workers as we go into our season that will continue throughuntil NovemberThe first position will be starting either the 11th...

Chefs Airlie Beach

Nomads

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Boatys Airlie Beach is looking for Chefs of all levels!Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Work counts towards 88 days.Accommodation is available.

2mth ago

Boatys Airlie Beach is looking for Chefs of all levels!Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.Work counts towards 88 days.Accommodation is available.

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....

2mth 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...

4mth 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...

8mth 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...

9mth 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...

9mth 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...

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...

10mth 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...

 

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.

Garden Labourer

Houlding

Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

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

10mth 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,...

11mth 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...

 

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.

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...

Farm Laour

RIVER FRESH PTY LTD

Bowen, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

River Fresh Ply Ltd requires 40 seasonal horticultural Laboure's to prune, tomato plants and or tied up trellis work and pick cherry tomatoes on a tomato farm in...

2yr+ ago

River Fresh Ply Ltd requires 40 seasonal horticultural Laboure's to prune, tomato plants and or tied up trellis work and pick cherry tomatoes on a tomato farm in...

Electrician/refrigeration Mechanic

Rick Ashton Electrical Pty Ltd

Bowen, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are looking for electricians and refrigeration mechanics. Ideally the applicant will be Australian licenced however UK and Irish qualifications will be looked upon...

2yr+ ago

We are looking for electricians and refrigeration mechanics. Ideally the applicant will be Australian licenced however UK and Irish qualifications will be looked upon...

Farm Worker

Lemon Myrtle Farm

WHITSUNDAYS, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are now looking for 4-5 works for brush cutting. The rate is $26.72 per hour. Works for 40 hours a week.There is no quiet season in our farm so this is a long...

2yr+ ago

We are now looking for 4-5 works for brush cutting. The rate is $26.72 per hour. Works for 40 hours a week.There is no quiet season in our farm so this is a long...

Packer

Brighton Family

Yeppoon, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Hi Guys,We are looking for 1 or 2 packers for work. The job involves placing small goods into plastic bags and boxes. It is inside work and and not overly...

2yr+ ago

Hi Guys,We are looking for 1 or 2 packers for work. The job involves placing small goods into plastic bags and boxes. It is inside work and and not overly...

Chef/cook

Breeze Bar Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Breeze Bar is seeking a qualified Chef/Cook to join our dynamic team.The successful applicant will work in with our current Chef to build on our current Tapas/Share...

2yr+ ago

Breeze Bar is seeking a qualified Chef/Cook to join our dynamic team.The successful applicant will work in with our current Chef to build on our current Tapas/Share...

Mechanic

Kaarima Industries

Clermont, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are seeking an experienced Mechanicfor the day-to-day operations of our 8,000ha mixed grain and livestock enterprise “Kaarima”. We are located 100km north of...

2yr+ ago

We are seeking an experienced Mechanicfor the day-to-day operations of our 8,000ha mixed grain and livestock enterprise “Kaarima”. We are located 100km north of...

 

Gardening/landscaping/ General Dutie

Sojourn Properties

Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Looking for labourers to help with gardening, landscaping and general duties around the resort.This opportunity is only for a few days.Accommodation is...

Looking for labourers to help with gardening, landscaping and general duties around the resort.This opportunity is only for a few days.Accommodation is...

Bar Waiter/waitress

Metropole Hotel

Proserpine, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are looking for someone to join our busy thriving business. Will be required to work Nights/Weekends with rotating roster, 30+ Hrs per week. Duties will require all...

3yr+ ago

We are looking for someone to join our busy thriving business. Will be required to work Nights/Weekends with rotating roster, 30+ Hrs per week. Duties will require all...

Bar/waitress

Metropole Hotel

Proserpine, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are looking for a Bar Person/Waitress for immediate start at our hotel in Proserpine we are about 20 minutes from Airlie Beach we also have accomodation at the...

3yr+ ago

We are looking for a Bar Person/Waitress for immediate start at our hotel in Proserpine we are about 20 minutes from Airlie Beach we also have accomodation at the...

 

Yoga Teacher/ Housekeeping/ Foh

Sojourn Properties

Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

We are looking for a yoga teacher/housekeeper/front of house to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all living and working on the beautiful Long Island...

We are looking for a yoga teacher/housekeeper/front of house to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all living and working on the beautiful Long Island...

 

Spa Therapist/yoga Teacher

Sojourn Properties

Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

A boutique eco island resort in the Whitsundays looking for a qualified spa therapist, preferably with yoga teaching qualifications to start work in July.About...

A boutique eco island resort in the Whitsundays looking for a qualified spa therapist, preferably with yoga teaching qualifications to start work in July.About...

General Farm Hand

Horn

collaroy, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Person required to do casual work weed spraying and some general fence maintenance. May also be required to put out cattle lick occasionally. Accommodation on farm...

3yr+ ago

Person required to do casual work weed spraying and some general fence maintenance. May also be required to put out cattle lick occasionally. Accommodation on farm...

Housekeeper/front Of House/yoga (bonus)

Sojourn Properties

Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Housekeeper/Front of house/Yoga Teacher (bonus) to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all living and working on...

4yr+ ago

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Housekeeper/Front of house/Yoga Teacher (bonus) to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all living and working on...

Airlie Beach Bar Staff

AHG

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Local pub in Airlie Beach needs a new all rounder. Wages start at $21.66/hr and have between 30-45 hours per week available.Short or long term role- Bar work/...

4yr+ ago

Local pub in Airlie Beach needs a new all rounder. Wages start at $21.66/hr and have between 30-45 hours per week available.Short or long term role- Bar work/...

Mobile Admin Assistant

wicked campers

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Wicked Campers after a part time employee to fill brochure racks around the city centre, visit and put posters up at backpackers, and park painted van around the city...

4yr+ ago

Wicked Campers after a part time employee to fill brochure racks around the city centre, visit and put posters up at backpackers, and park painted van around the city...

Couple Required - All Rounder Hospitality Workers Foh, Housekeeping, Landscaping

Sojourn Properties

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Island work for energetic, reliable, honest, hardworking people (22-36 year olds) needed to work on an island retreat in the Whitsundays off Airlie Beach. The work is...

4yr+ ago

Island work for energetic, reliable, honest, hardworking people (22-36 year olds) needed to work on an island retreat in the Whitsundays off Airlie Beach. The work is...

Housekeeper - Full Time

Sirrom

Mackay & Emerald, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

position require is a housekeeping2 weeks on and then 1 week offall meals, accommodation (en suited room with air con, tv)you will be working a minimum...

5yr+ ago

position require is a housekeeping2 weeks on and then 1 week offall meals, accommodation (en suited room with air con, tv)you will be working a minimum...

Cleaning, Cooking, Gardening

Tinker

Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Free accommodation in exchange for work. 3 hours per day in private home. Perfect opportunity to hunt for work for your second year visa. For more information please...

5yr+ ago

Free accommodation in exchange for work. 3 hours per day in private home. Perfect opportunity to hunt for work for your second year visa. For more information please...

House Maid For Motel

The Islands Inn Motel

Mandalay, Airlie Beach 4802, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

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

6yr+ ago

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

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!