Backpacker Jobs South West QLD

7d ago

Cooper's Country Lodge Houskeeping Coordinator

Eromanga Natural History Museum

Eromanga, South West QLD

ABOUT THE BUSINESSThe Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) is an educational and tourism...

27d ago

Cafe-barista-bar-chef/cook

Australian Motel Group Pty Ltd

Charleville, South West QLD

WANTED EXPERIENCED STAFF FOR THE POSITIONS OF.CHEF/COOK-CAFE BARISTA-BAR-HOUSEMAIDS.ABOVE...

1mth ago

Office Administrator

Carrington Cotton Group (RMI Pty Ltd)

GOONDIWINDI, South West QLD

We are a progressive and exciting, family ownedAgribusiness based in Goondiwindi QLD that is...

Cooper's Country Lodge Houskeeping Coordinator

Eromanga Natural History Museum Eromanga, South West QLD

Published: 14th February 2024

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Cooper's Country Lodge Houskeeping Coordinator

Eromanga Natural History Museum Premium Employer

Eromanga, South West QLD

ABOUT THE BUSINESSThe Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) is an educational and tourism destination committed to discovering, conserving and showcasing...

ABOUT THE BUSINESSThe Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) is an educational and tourism destination committed to discovering, conserving and showcasing...

Stationhand

Hudson

Mitchell, South West QLD

Hi there,We run a cattle sheep and goat property in SW Qld.We are about to start our branding season!!There are many different tasks within this job,...

20d ago

Hi there,We run a cattle sheep and goat property in SW Qld.We are about to start our branding season!!There are many different tasks within this job,...

 

Cafe-barista-bar-chef/cook

Australian Motel Group Pty Ltd Premium Employer

Charleville, South West QLD

WANTED EXPERIENCED STAFF FOR THE POSITIONS OF.CHEF/COOK-CAFE BARISTA-BAR-HOUSEMAIDS.ABOVE AWARD WAGES FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE AFTER A 2 WEEK TRIAL PERIOD...

WANTED EXPERIENCED STAFF FOR THE POSITIONS OF.CHEF/COOK-CAFE BARISTA-BAR-HOUSEMAIDS.ABOVE AWARD WAGES FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE AFTER A 2 WEEK TRIAL PERIOD...

 

Office Administrator

Carrington Cotton Group (RMI Pty Ltd) Premium Employer

GOONDIWINDI, South West QLD

We are a progressive and exciting, family ownedAgribusiness based in Goondiwindi QLD that is seeking a versatile Administrator to join our team.This is a...

We are a progressive and exciting, family ownedAgribusiness based in Goondiwindi QLD that is seeking a versatile Administrator to join our team.This is a...

All Rounder Wanted (second Year Visa Sign Off)

Murray and Kylie Hudson

Mitchell, South West QLD

Hi, we are currently looking for a Allround helper on our cattle and goat properties.This position includes helping to deliver distance education to my daughter in...

1mth ago

Hi, we are currently looking for a Allround helper on our cattle and goat properties.This position includes helping to deliver distance education to my daughter in...

Plumber Drainer / Labourer

Scotts plumbing and gas

St george, South West QLD

Full time positionSmall friendly family owned business3 bedroom private house available

1mth ago

Full time positionSmall friendly family owned business3 bedroom private house available

Plumber Drainer / Labourer

Scotts plumbing and gas

St george, South West QLD

Full time positionSmall family owned business3 bedroom private house available

1mth ago

Full time positionSmall family owned business3 bedroom private house available

Chef

CVOM Pty Ltd TAS The New Royal Hotel Rubyvale Premium Employer

Rubyvale, South West QLD

Rubyvale Hotel is a busy Tourist Hotel in Central Highlands Queensland. We are looking for another 88 Day or more - experienced Chefs/ Cooks to join our team.The...

2mth ago

Rubyvale Hotel is a busy Tourist Hotel in Central Highlands Queensland. We are looking for another 88 Day or more - experienced Chefs/ Cooks to join our team.The...

 

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.

Stationhand

Murray and Kylie Hudson

Mitchell, South West QLD

Hi, we are seeking a happy and fit person to join our cattle and goat farms to help with general station work. Tasks include mustering on bikes or horses, fencing,...

2mth ago

Hi, we are seeking a happy and fit person to join our cattle and goat farms to help with general station work. Tasks include mustering on bikes or horses, fencing,...

 

Hotel Allrounder

Commercial Hotel TARA

TARA, South West QLD

Looking for 1 or 2 happy energetic EXPERIENCED all rounders mainly Bar Staff, will need a Qld RSA & RSG, We have Gaming Machines, TAB, Keno, Bistro, Drive Thru Bottle...

Looking for 1 or 2 happy energetic EXPERIENCED all rounders mainly Bar Staff, will need a Qld RSA & RSG, We have Gaming Machines, TAB, Keno, Bistro, Drive Thru Bottle...

Chef/cook/kitchen Hands

Kogan Hotel

Kogan, South West QLD

Small Hotel located at Kogan on the Western Downs Qld. Providing quality food and drinks to the local community. Accommodation is available onsite.- Area is...

4mth ago

Small Hotel located at Kogan on the Western Downs Qld. Providing quality food and drinks to the local community. Accommodation is available onsite.- Area is...

Au Pair Required – Quilpie, Rural Queensland

Hennessy

Quilpie, South West QLD

We are looking to welcome a kind, warm Au Pair to join our young family of three in Quilpie, south-west Queensland.Attending to our full of life soon to be one year...

4mth ago

We are looking to welcome a kind, warm Au Pair to join our young family of three in Quilpie, south-west Queensland.Attending to our full of life soon to be one year...

 

Earn & Learn In Meat Trades: Your Path To Subclass 482 Visa And Permanent...

Australian Career Pathways

Oakey, South West QLD

Take Your First Step Towards a Bright Future in Australia with Australian Career Pathways!Trainee Eligibility:- Holds Subclass 417 or 462 visa- Willing to...

Take Your First Step Towards a Bright Future in Australia with Australian Career Pathways!Trainee Eligibility:- Holds Subclass 417 or 462 visa- Willing to...

Live In Au Pair Required For Immediate Start

Cunningham family

Crows nest, South West QLD

I am looking for a live in aupair to come join myself and my 5 children.I have 3 boys aged 14,5,7 and 2 girls aged 8&11We live just on the out of the quiet lovely...

4mth ago

I am looking for a live in aupair to come join myself and my 5 children.I have 3 boys aged 14,5,7 and 2 girls aged 8&11We live just on the out of the quiet lovely...

 

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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.

Live In Nanny

Moore

Miles, South West QLD

Looking for a live in nanny to join our family! We are a family of 6. We are due to have triplets in the next month and have an 8 year old. An interest in camping and...

5mth ago

Looking for a live in nanny to join our family! We are a family of 6. We are due to have triplets in the next month and have an 8 year old. An interest in camping and...

Vegetable Farm Irrigator

Poole's Produce

Stanthorpe, South West QLD

Looking for enthusiastic person interested in joining our team.Vegetable farm irrigator and farm work required for a min 9mths.Accommodations available on farm,...

6mth ago

Looking for enthusiastic person interested in joining our team.Vegetable farm irrigator and farm work required for a min 9mths.Accommodations available on farm,...

Chefs/cooks

Hotel Theodore

Theodore, South West QLD

Permanent and casual chefs/cooks required for hotel bistro.Bistro open nights only.Accommodation is available at the hotel if required.Please forward...

7mth ago

Permanent and casual chefs/cooks required for hotel bistro.Bistro open nights only.Accommodation is available at the hotel if required.Please forward...

Production Nursery - Indoor Plants Propagation Team Member Required

Growing Solutions Australia

Cabarlah QLD (15 minutes north of Toowoomba), South West QLD

Growing Solutions Australia (GSA) is a small family owned business located in Cabarlah, Queensland, 15 minutes north of Toowoomba.We have another position available...

7mth ago

Growing Solutions Australia (GSA) is a small family owned business located in Cabarlah, Queensland, 15 minutes north of Toowoomba.We have another position available...

Field Technical Assistant

DLF Resources

Bollon, South West QLD

You will provide field assistance in carrying out forest survey activities. Tasks include, assisting setting up vegetation survey monitoring plots and assisting in...

8mth ago

You will provide field assistance in carrying out forest survey activities. Tasks include, assisting setting up vegetation survey monitoring plots and assisting in...

Carpenter - Full-time Or Temporary Visa Work Basis

Rogan Building

St George Qld, South West QLD

Rogan Building is currently seeking a qualified Carpenter (or those with similar experience/ skills) to work in our awesome Residential Building team.We are a...

8mth ago

Rogan Building is currently seeking a qualified Carpenter (or those with similar experience/ skills) to work in our awesome Residential Building team.We are a...

Ticket Scanner

Drake International

Toowoomba, South West QLD

Hello,Drake International is looking for ticket scanners for an event in Toowoomba from 30th March to 1st April 2023.The shift hours are: 30th March - from...

10mth ago

Hello,Drake International is looking for ticket scanners for an event in Toowoomba from 30th March to 1st April 2023.The shift hours are: 30th March - from...

Rigger/dogman

Broad Engineering Pty Ltd

Toowoomba, South West QLD

Riggers/DogmanBroad Engineering are seeking qualified Riggers/Dogman for immediate start. You must have experience in site construction. Be punctual, well...

10mth ago

Riggers/DogmanBroad Engineering are seeking qualified Riggers/Dogman for immediate start. You must have experience in site construction. Be punctual, well...

 

Casual Motel Room Cleaners In South West Queensland

Cambridge Motels Group Pty Ltd Premium Employer

Mitchell, South West QLD

Ongoing casual positions for Motel Room servicing/cleaning. General maintenance and laundry is also required. Plenty of work available particularly in the coming...

Ongoing casual positions for Motel Room servicing/cleaning. General maintenance and laundry is also required. Plenty of work available particularly in the coming...

Storeman

Mead

Quilpie, South West QLD

Retail Grocery environment with experience an advantage.Working with Owner and staff as the business has many facets in running the store. Resumes to be...

1yr+ ago

Retail Grocery environment with experience an advantage.Working with Owner and staff as the business has many facets in running the store. Resumes to be...

Builder

Spottswood Grazing

Bauhinia Downs, South West QLD

Needing repairs done to farm house and general labour around property

1yr+ ago

Needing repairs done to farm house and general labour around property

Handyman Wanted Glenlyon Dam Cottage

Best of British Farm

Glenlyon Dam, South West QLD

We have a beautiful farm on the edge of Glenlyon Dam and need a Handyperson / Carpenter type to help with a few small jobs on our bus (used for accommodation) and...

1yr+ ago

We have a beautiful farm on the edge of Glenlyon Dam and need a Handyperson / Carpenter type to help with a few small jobs on our bus (used for accommodation) and...

Household And Farm Helper

Gladys Downs

Injune, Qld, South West QLD

House helper/ organiser/ driver.Farm general work/fencing/assist building cattle yards/ motor bike mustering.

1yr+ ago

House helper/ organiser/ driver.Farm general work/fencing/assist building cattle yards/ motor bike mustering.

Hospitality Staff

Monto's Grand Hotel

Monto, South West QLD

Monto's Grand Hotel family run business with new owners, looking for staff to work in the bar, bistro area, RSA, RSG required, additional training will be provided...

1yr+ ago

Monto's Grand Hotel family run business with new owners, looking for staff to work in the bar, bistro area, RSA, RSG required, additional training will be provided...

Chef

Goody's on the Beach

Toogoom, South West QLD

ChefEverything from Eggs Benedict to Rib Fillet.Willing to sponsor temporary visa for 2 years.40-45 hours 1-2 nights 8-3pm 2 days off

1yr+ ago

ChefEverything from Eggs Benedict to Rib Fillet.Willing to sponsor temporary visa for 2 years.40-45 hours 1-2 nights 8-3pm 2 days off

Boiler Maker / Fabricator

Agridry Dryers

Toowoomba, South West QLD

Casual Boiler Maker(s) / Fabricator(s) required for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer.

1yr+ ago

Casual Boiler Maker(s) / Fabricator(s) required for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer.

Assembly Worker

Agridry Dryers

Toowoomba, South West QLD

Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer looking for casual staff for Assembly, Fabrication & Install.

1yr+ ago

Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer looking for casual staff for Assembly, Fabrication & Install.

Deckhand Wanted - Longline Commercial Fishing Vessel

Zolezzi Fisheries

Cairns, South West QLD

Longline Commercial Tuna Vessel - requires a deckhand to support two experienced commercial fishing crew members.Trips vary in length from roughly 5 - 7 days. All...

1yr+ ago

Longline Commercial Tuna Vessel - requires a deckhand to support two experienced commercial fishing crew members.Trips vary in length from roughly 5 - 7 days. All...

Console Operator

Jillian & Co

Mt Isa, South West QLD

We are seeking a mature team member for our service station in Mt Isa QLD.Your employer is a family business with several businesses in Central Queensland.You...

1yr+ ago

We are seeking a mature team member for our service station in Mt Isa QLD.Your employer is a family business with several businesses in Central Queensland.You...

(2nd/3rd Whv Toowoomba) General Packers And Labourers – Beef City Plant...

Australian Career Pathways

Toowoomba, South West QLD

About the Role:Australian Career Pathways in conjunction with JBS Australia, Beef City Site is currently recruiting for all production floor positions throughout...

1yr+ ago

About the Role:Australian Career Pathways in conjunction with JBS Australia, Beef City Site is currently recruiting for all production floor positions throughout...

Chef/cook

Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel

North Stradbroke Island, South West QLD

Stradbroke Island Beach hotel is looking for Chefs, Sous chefs + Cooks.Come and join our hard working, fast paced, fun and passionate team on the Stunning North...

1yr+ ago

Stradbroke Island Beach hotel is looking for Chefs, Sous chefs + Cooks.Come and join our hard working, fast paced, fun and passionate team on the Stunning North...

Plant Propagation / Nursery Hand

Growing Solutions Australia

Cabarlah - 15 minutes from Toowoomba, South West QLD

Growing Solutions Australia (GSA) is a small family owned business located in Cabarlah, Queensland, 15 minutes north of Toowoomba.We have another position available...

1yr+ ago

Growing Solutions Australia (GSA) is a small family owned business located in Cabarlah, Queensland, 15 minutes north of Toowoomba.We have another position available...

Entry Level Meat Processor

Greenmountaion Food Processing PtyLtd

Coominya, South West QLD

男女皆可/難民簽/408/打工度假簽擴大徵材!!(早班限定)有無經驗皆可!!立即上工不用等!!-----------------------------...

1yr+ ago

男女皆可/難民簽/408/打工度假簽擴大徵材!!(早班限定)有無經驗皆可!!立即上工不用等!!-----------------------------...

Maintenance Fitters

Greenmountaion Food Processing PtyLtd

Coominya, South West QLD

Based of the manufacturing facility at Greenmountain Food Processing , the role of the Maintenance Fitter is to support the maintenance and production teams by...

1yr+ ago

Based of the manufacturing facility at Greenmountain Food Processing , the role of the Maintenance Fitter is to support the maintenance and production teams by...

Baker

Gunsynd Bakery

Goondiwindi, South West QLD

Looking for an experienced Baker to join our team starting ASAP. Must have a "can do" attitude, be a self starter and reliable. Working evenings Sun - Fri. Great...

1yr+ ago

Looking for an experienced Baker to join our team starting ASAP. Must have a "can do" attitude, be a self starter and reliable. Working evenings Sun - Fri. Great...

Farm Hand

9Dorf Farms

Lilydale, South West QLD

Position available for a 3-6 or longer month work roster. Will count towards the second and third year visa.1.5 hours from BrisbaneAccommodation on site, free...

1yr+ ago

Position available for a 3-6 or longer month work roster. Will count towards the second and third year visa.1.5 hours from BrisbaneAccommodation on site, free...

Boat Skipper

Outback Pioneers

Longreach, South West QLD

The Skipper is a vital part of our Starlight’s Cruise Experience.The Outback Pioneers skipper needs to have excellent people skills and an outgoing personality...

1yr+ ago

The Skipper is a vital part of our Starlight’s Cruise Experience.The Outback Pioneers skipper needs to have excellent people skills and an outgoing personality...

Pizza Maker - Pizzaiolo

4Stagioni Mobile Pizza

Warwick, South West QLD

We are a small family business with a loyal and dedicated customer base located in the beautiful Southern Downs of Queensland, only 2 hours from BrisbaneSeeking an...

1yr+ ago

We are a small family business with a loyal and dedicated customer base located in the beautiful Southern Downs of Queensland, only 2 hours from BrisbaneSeeking an...

Farm Hand

9Dorf Farms

Lilydale, South West QLD

Position available for a 3-6 or longer month work roster. Will count towards the second and third year visa.1.5 hours from BrisbaneAccommodation on site, free wifi...

1yr+ ago

Position available for a 3-6 or longer month work roster. Will count towards the second and third year visa.1.5 hours from BrisbaneAccommodation on site, free wifi...

Head Chef/cook

Outback Pioneers

Longreach, South West QLD

This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make their mark and develop a distinctive outback offering that fits our target market. We are looking to...

1yr+ ago

This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make their mark and develop a distinctive outback offering that fits our target market. We are looking to...

 

Mill Hands

Parkside Group

Wandoan, South West QLD

We are seeking applications for Mill hands to work at our Wandoan Timber Mill. Wandoan is situated in the Western Downs Region of Queensland, Australia approximately...

We are seeking applications for Mill hands to work at our Wandoan Timber Mill. Wandoan is situated in the Western Downs Region of Queensland, Australia approximately...

Gardener

Paraway Pastoral Co

Gregory QLD, South West QLD

Gregory Downs Station is located 17kms from Gregory and 100kms from Burketown in the beautiful Australian Gulf of Carpentaria. We are looking for an experienced...

1yr+ ago

Gregory Downs Station is located 17kms from Gregory and 100kms from Burketown in the beautiful Australian Gulf of Carpentaria. We are looking for an experienced...

Housekeeping Team Member

Noosa International Resort

Noosa Heads, South West QLD

We are a fun and vibrant hotel cleaning team looking for staff. Work is sometimes over 7 days commencing from 9am and usually finished by 3pm on a big day, leaving you...

1yr+ ago

We are a fun and vibrant hotel cleaning team looking for staff. Work is sometimes over 7 days commencing from 9am and usually finished by 3pm on a big day, leaving you...

Farmhand/tractor Driver

JV & MH Brodie

St George, South West QLD

Position available Farmhand/Tractor driver25km west of St George on mixed farming/sheep feedlot. Experience preferred but not essential. Contact John 0428235289

1yr+ ago

Position available Farmhand/Tractor driver25km west of St George on mixed farming/sheep feedlot. Experience preferred but not essential. Contact John 0428235289

Housekeeper

Outback Pioneers

Longreach, South West QLD

At Outback Pioneers the housekeeper helps create the Outback Pioneers experience. With a supreme eye for detail and organizational skills you lead, inspire and...

1yr+ ago

At Outback Pioneers the housekeeper helps create the Outback Pioneers experience. With a supreme eye for detail and organizational skills you lead, inspire and...

 

All Rounder

Waymark Hotels Pty Ltd

Mount Isa, South West QLD

The Isa Hotel and Red Earth Boutique Hotels are seeking All Rounders to join the team!As an All Rounder you will be responsible in providing all aspects of...

The Isa Hotel and Red Earth Boutique Hotels are seeking All Rounders to join the team!As an All Rounder you will be responsible in providing all aspects of...

Labourer

Range Event Hire

Wilsonton, South West QLD

Labourers Wanted - 3 to 6 months work in Toowoomba- Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19- Must be physically fit and able to complete physically demanding...

1yr+ ago

Labourers Wanted - 3 to 6 months work in Toowoomba- Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19- Must be physically fit and able to complete physically demanding...

Hospitality

Hotel Australia & Swagsman Motor Inn Miles

Miles, South West QLD

Hospitality work available, no experience needed we will train you. We offer free accommodation with own room including power and wifi. Evening meal is included with...

1yr+ ago

Hospitality work available, no experience needed we will train you. We offer free accommodation with own room including power and wifi. Evening meal is included with...

Farm Job

Mr Ross Baker

AYR, South West QLD

Farm work,This job is on a passion fruit farm. It is a live in job and accommodation and meals are provided free of cost. There are no long days or heavy work....

1yr+ ago

Farm work,This job is on a passion fruit farm. It is a live in job and accommodation and meals are provided free of cost. There are no long days or heavy work....

Baker

Gunsynd Bakery

Goondiwindi, South West QLD

Baker / bakers assistantExperience preferred but not essentialNight work

1yr+ ago

Baker / bakers assistantExperience preferred but not essentialNight work

Hospitality

Hotel Australia & Swagsman Motor Inn Miles

MILES;QLD, South West QLD

Are you needing plenty of work well we have it. Provide free accommodation with own room free wifi, free evening meal provided plus an hourly rate. Work includes, bar...

1yr+ ago

Are you needing plenty of work well we have it. Provide free accommodation with own room free wifi, free evening meal provided plus an hourly rate. Work includes, bar...

Food And Beverage Manager

Outback Pioneers

Longreach, South West QLD

At Outback Pioneers you will help create the Outback Pioneers experience.You will need to be hands-on and organized, with a good eye for detail and always striving...

2yr+ ago

At Outback Pioneers you will help create the Outback Pioneers experience.You will need to be hands-on and organized, with a good eye for detail and always striving...

Bar Staff

Charleville Cattle Camp Hotel Motel

Charleville, South West QLD

General Bar duties in a friendly country pub in Charleville SW QLD, Great Atmosphere, accommodation, meals, Award wage, Great Way to see the real Outback Australia....

2yr+ ago

General Bar duties in a friendly country pub in Charleville SW QLD, Great Atmosphere, accommodation, meals, Award wage, Great Way to see the real Outback Australia....

Chef/cook

Charleville Cattle Camp Hotel Motel

Charleville, South West QLD

serving Dinner 6 nights a week , full run of the kitchen, small, simple but well done menu,Friendly country pub in Charleville SW QLD, great atmosphere,...

2yr+ ago

serving Dinner 6 nights a week , full run of the kitchen, small, simple but well done menu,Friendly country pub in Charleville SW QLD, great atmosphere,...

Cooks, Barista's, Waitstaff, Housekeeping And Kitchenhands

Outback Pioneers

Longreach, South West QLD

Wow, Have we got the outback experience for you!Do you have a lively disposition and enthusiastic personality? If so, we have the job for you. Starting training in...

2yr+ ago

Wow, Have we got the outback experience for you!Do you have a lively disposition and enthusiastic personality? If so, we have the job for you. Starting training in...

Reservations Sales Consultant

Outback Pioneers

Longreach, South West QLD

This is one of the most important roles at Outback Pioneers. You are the first voice many people hear or the first face they see when they want to book a holiday,...

2yr+ ago

This is one of the most important roles at Outback Pioneers. You are the first voice many people hear or the first face they see when they want to book a holiday,...

Packer

John Dee Warwick Pty Ltd

Warwick, South West QLD

Packing jobs are not difficult and require some on the job training.

2yr+ ago

Packing jobs are not difficult and require some on the job training.

Bar/gaming & Bistro Attendant

Charleville RSL Memorial Club

Charleville, South West QLD

Charleville RSL Memorial Club is one of the best licensed venues in South West Queensland. We are looking for friendly people, who enjoy making others smile to join...

2yr+ ago

Charleville RSL Memorial Club is one of the best licensed venues in South West Queensland. We are looking for friendly people, who enjoy making others smile to join...

Couple Required For Farm Work!

Orallo Enterprises Pty Ltd

Roma, South West QLD

Hello Travellers!We are looking for a couple to come and help us on our Beef Cattle Farm North of Roma in QLD in May 2021.A bit about us:Were a young family of...

2yr+ ago

Hello Travellers!We are looking for a couple to come and help us on our Beef Cattle Farm North of Roma in QLD in May 2021.A bit about us:Were a young family of...

 

Bar Staff

Royal on Ninety- Nine

ROMA, South West QLD

Are you looking for an Outback Adventure?An exciting opportunity exists for Bar, Gaming and Café Staff at the 'Royal on 99' in Roma, Queensland. Roma - where the...

Are you looking for an Outback Adventure?An exciting opportunity exists for Bar, Gaming and Café Staff at the 'Royal on 99' in Roma, Queensland. Roma - where the...

General Farm Hand

Hazelmont Pastoral

Roma, South West QLD

We are 50km out of Roma on a cattle & farming property.Looking for able bodied Helpers for 4-8 weeks work, possibly more around our district if you enjoy the area....

3yr+ ago

We are 50km out of Roma on a cattle & farming property.Looking for able bodied Helpers for 4-8 weeks work, possibly more around our district if you enjoy the area....

Jobs in South West QLD

A place that fewer than 30,000 people call home, but that boasts more land than most of the world’s countries, including New Zealand and the UK. South West Queensland is the perfect encapsulation of rural Australia – a seemingly never-ending vastness, dotted by small, close-knit and hardworking communities, each hundreds of kilometres from the next.

The unique experience offered by South West Queensland can make it a tempting destination for anyone who wants to experience the real Australia. It offers a chance to trade the modern metropolises and sandy beaches for the feeling of that famously red dirt between your toes.

Iron-heavy soil aside, why should you visit South West Queensland? Where is it, how do you get there, and will there be work available to those who’d like to stay a while?

The answers to all these questions can be found below.

Where is South West Queensland?

South West Queensland is a 319,808km² region that, as its name implies, encompasses the southwest corner of Australia’s second-largest state.

Pre-European settlement the area was the home of the Gamilaraay (or Kamilaroi) nation. European exploration began in 1860, with the ill-fated expedition of Burke and Wills, who passed away at Coopers Creek. The hot and semi-arid climate of South West Queensland offered limited access to water, making farming difficult, although this changed when the Great Artesian Basin was discovered which allowed water to be drawn from bore holes.

While South West Queensland remains sparsely populated, it is known for cattle grazing, opal mining, cotton farming, and its healthy deposits of oil and gas.

The major towns of South West Queensland

What are the major towns and communities in South West Queensland? As a place with fewer people than you’ll find attending the average professional football match, the word ‘major’ needs to be taken with a grain of salt. That said, what these communities lack in size, they more than make up for in character.

Roma

Home to around 7000 people, Roma is the largest town in South West Queensland. It is a 479km drive west of Brisbane, and is connected to the state capital by road and rail. Wheat and cattle form the backbone of this town’s strong agriculture industry, while rich gas deposits also contribute a significant amount to the local economy.

Charleville

As one of the first settlements gazetted in South West Queensland back in 1865, Charleville is an historic community that boasts a number of heritage listed sites. Agriculture is by far the town’s largest employer, with livestock and cereal crops sustaining the local economy.

St George

Found 440km due west of Brisbane, at the junction of four main Queensland highways and just within the border of South West Queensland, St George can perhaps be considered the region’s most connected community. Its position on the banks of the Balonne River have made it a popular fishing site, with locals enjoying a steady supply of Yellowbelly and Murray Cod. In terms of industry, St George is known for its cotton, garlic and onion production.

Cunnamulla

The only other South West Queensland town home to over 1000 people, Cunnamulla is slightly more remote than those above, being located around 750km west of Brisbane. As one of the driest towns in the region, crops can be difficult to cultivate here, so sheep grazing is the main form of agriculture.

Getting to and around South West Queensland

As a sparsely populated area with limited public transport, by far the best and most common way to get to and around South West Queensland is to take your own car. Both Roma and St George are a 5.5 hour drive from the Brisbane CBD, while the region’s major centres are between two and five hours from each other.

Roma and Charleville (and some smaller communities in between) are serviced by a twice weekly passenger train to Brisbane. This doesn’t make for the most efficient travel however, with the service taking 17 hours end-to-end, twice the time it takes to drive the same route.

The most efficient – though also the most expensive – way to travel to and around South West Queensland is by plane. The area has a rich air travel history, as one of the first regions to be serviced by Qantas, in 1921. Seven airports are spread across the major towns, with semi-regular flights connecting the area with much of the state.

Perhaps the most common form of public transport is the bus network. This affordable, reliable, comprehensive and quite efficient network is often used by working holidaymakers.

6 things to see and do in South West Queensland

  1. Charleville Cosmos Centre: The perks of being in the middle of nowhere come into clear view at this centre, which uses powerful telescopes to offer amazing, light pollution-free views of the Milky Way.
  2. Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum: A service that rural Australia relies upon heavily, the RFDS has saved countless lives, as this museum explains.
  3. Roma bottle trees: The Australian version of the girthy baobab trees of Africa, the circumference of Roma’s biggest measures an incredible 10m.
  4. Yowah opal fossicking: South West Queensland is known for its opals, and at Yowah you can try and find your own!
  5. Bilby spotting: Perhaps the cutest of Australia’s desert animals, the bilby calls the red earth of South West Queensland home, and those with sharp night vision might be lucky enough to spot one!
  6. Eulo mud baths: Water bubbles up from the Great Artesian Basin at Eulo, and visitors can enjoy a soak in the mineral-heavy mud.

9 in-demand jobs in South West Queensland

Are you eager to see what South West Queensland has to offer, and hope to stay a while? While the population might be small, there are a surprising number of work opportunities on offer here, including:

1. Station farmhand (livestock)

Cattle and sheep are big business in South West Queensland. The area has a number of stations that cover more arid areas, and these vast operations are often on the lookout for an extra set of hands. This work is a truly unique experience, though you’ll need to be comfortable with animals, motorbikes and getting your hands dirty!

2. Farmhand (cereal crops)

On the eastern side of the region, where rainfall is a little more reliable, cereal crops are big business. Farmers here are on the lookout for help all year round, but particularly during harvest.

3. Cotton ginning

It can be a surprise to see such a thirsty crop as cotton in such an arid environment, but with the Balonne River serving up plenty of water, the area around St George is home to a healthy cotton industry. Farmers often need help in cotton ginning – separating fibres from seeds – packing and dispatch.

4. Grape harvesting

While its climate means that South West Queensland isn’t really known for wine, the region is known for supplying a healthy portion of Australia’s table grapes. Here you can find work picking, pruning, covering and generally maintaining the vineyards.

5. Onion and garlic harvesting

Bulb plants are another staple crop of South West Queensland. Onion and garlic are particularly big in the area around St George, where workers are tasked with picking, packing and stacking the vegetables for dispatch.

6. Sheep shearing

Those with the necessary skills and strength won’t be short of work in the western part of the South West Queensland region. This is sheep grazing country, where the demand for shearers rarely lets up. While not a job for the faint of heart (or weak of back), there’s real money to be made for those who can shear hundreds of sheep per day.

7. Fencing construction

Fences are the only way for a station owner to protect their assets, and as a region that is larger than the entire country of New Zealand, there are quite a few fences to fix and construct. This work might be laborious, but it’s also consistent and often well-paid.

8. Trades

Do you hold a trade? Whether you’re a carpenter, electrician, plumber, bricklayer or arborist, you can be as in-demand in South West Queensland as anywhere.

9. Hospitality

With pubs and cafés forming the social hubs of rural townships, and with the unique experiences of South West Queensland drawing an ever-greater number of visitors to the region, hospitality is a growing industry. Cooks, cleaners, waiters, bar staff, tour guides; there are a wealth of opportunities available, many of them short-term and casual.