Backpacker Jobs Sydney

Big Sister Aupair For 4.5 Year Old

Phillips-Price Palm Beach, Sydney

Published: 7th January 2021

***Looking for Au Pair in Palm Beach, NSW***We are new to the area and our long-time aupair was not able to move... Read more

Casual Packing Shed Work -- Fresh Produce Group Homebush West -- Immediate...

Fresh Produce Group Homebush, Sydney

Published: 2nd January 2021

We're looking for 20 people to join our logistics team to check, grade and pack fresh produce (fruits and... Read more

Mobile Picture Framer - Sydney Branch. Must: 24+; Long Term Position; Driving...

Fantastic Framing Alexandria, Sydney

Published: 23rd December 2020

We're looking for a picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do and what is a mobile framer before the... Read more

General Infrastructure Repair Work

Megalong Valley Farm Megalong Valley, Sydney

Published: 21st December 2020

We are a tourist farm venue in the Blue Mountains and due to storm that caused damage to our infrastructure , we... Read more

2nd Year

Phone Researcher

TechTarget Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 15th December 2020

$30 per hour - Sydney (nr Central Station) Phone researcherLooking for a phone researcher to call businesses in... Read more

Labourer

Tycen Demolitions Sydney CBD and Campbelltown, Sydney

Published: 14th December 2020

We are looking at recruiting a new team of 10 demo labourers preferably with experienced using jackhammers and power... Read more

Mobile Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Position; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Mobile Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Position;..., Sydney

Published: 9th December 2020

We're looking for a picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do and what is a mobile framer before the... Read more

Field Technicians

Skyfibre / W3 Networks Orchard Hills, Sydney

Published: 9th December 2020

Skyfibre is at the bleeding edge of new advancements in 6G wireless internet. Skyfibre is an internet carrier... Read more

Housekeeper

Home and Host Preferably Manly, although will consider anywhere,, Sydney

Published: 8th December 2020

We are offering you the opportunity to join Sydney's fastest growing professional House-keeping service.Be... Read more

2nd Year

Tree Workers / Labourers

Treeraider Dundas valley, Sydney

Published: 8th December 2020

Tree workers / labourers required for a busy tree removal company based in the Paranormal area must have a white card... Read more

Volunteer In Exchange For Food And Accommodation

Madison's Mountain Retreat Kurrajong Heights, Sydney

Published: 7th December 2020

We can sign off for 2nd or 3rd year Visa. We have a beautiful farmstay in Kurrajong Heights. We are looking for up to... Read more

2nd Year

Event Sales Consultant Needed For Immediate Start

Lime7 surry hills, Sydney

Published: 4th December 2020

If you have been stuck at home and ready to be part of a great team, speak to people face to face and represent some... Read more

Confident And Outgoing Sales Reps! Immediate Start, No Experience

Ignite Marketing Solutions Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 2nd December 2020

Monday to Friday: Entry Level PositionWho are we?One of Australia’s fastest growing Direct Marketing... Read more

Construction Worker

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 29th November 2020

Construction labourers required for ongoing work throughout SydneyConsistent full-time work for the next 3-6... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Position; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Alexandria, Sydney

Published: 26th November 2020

We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do before the interview on... Read more

Landscape Gardeners And Labourers Required

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 26th November 2020

Landscape labourers needed for work all around Sydney. Ideal candidates will have 2 - 3 years experience landscaping... Read more

Painters Needed

The Kingsmen sydney, Sydney

Published: 25th November 2020

Are you a Painter ?Are you looking to complete your second or third year visa work after Christmas ?We have... Read more

2nd Year

Gymnastics Coaches - No Experience Necessary

Belgravia Kids Marrickville, Sydney

Published: 24th November 2020

The Applicant: Amazing humanThe Role: Gymnastics Coach (L plates included)The Company:Belgravia Kids,... Read more

Casual Gardener Needed

Alex Gardening North West, Sydney

Published: 23rd November 2020

We are looking for someone to do jobs on weeding, pruning, mowing etc. It is a casual role in various locations in... Read more

Cleaner Carer

The Italian style cleaning northern beaches, Sydney

Published: 22nd November 2020

Hi We have many casual job available, for up to 25 to 30 hours per week . company car is supplied .Cleaning and... Read more

2nd Year

* Sydney Live-in Au Pair Role - 20-30 Hrs P/w *

Pascoe Family Loftus, Sydney

Published: 21st November 2020

Job Description** January 2021 start *** Live-In – spacious room, food, all comforts* Looking after 2 girls... Read more

Coffee Barista

Coffee cart/ food contianer outlet Homebush, Sydney

Published: 19th November 2020

Looking for a coffee barista, with experience. Able to make smoothies and fresh juice and prep serve breakfast... Read more

2nd Year

Looking For A Live In Demi Pair For Family In Bondi Junction

Bernstein Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 18th November 2020

We are searching for a LIVE IN demi pair to join our loving family in beautiful Bondi Junction, Sydney, starting... Read more

Truck Driver

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Girraween, Sydney

Published: 17th November 2020

We are partnering with our client a leading relocations group based in Girraween to recruit a competent truck driver... Read more

Looking For Wait / Kitchen Hand Person

Hakatamon Chatswood chatswood, Sydney

Published: 17th November 2020

This is busy Japanese RAMEN restaurant HAKATAMON Chatswood.We are looking for kitchen/wait staff.need RSA and... Read more

Dairy Farm Position

Crawford NUMBAA, Sydney

Published: 17th November 2020

We are seeking a reliable and fit person for our 1000 cow rotary dairy for the position of Cups on Milker..this role... Read more

2nd Year

Work For Accommodation In Blue Mountains Area

blue mountain motel Wentworth Falls, Sydney

Published: 14th November 2020

we are looking for a live in general hand cleaner easy work . we supply 2 meals breakfast and dinner as well as... Read more

House Cleaning - Several Days Work Starting Asap

Chapman Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 14th November 2020

We need a person (or people) to undertake a spring clean / deep clean of a residential house in Chatswood.All... Read more

Landscape Garden/labourer/tree Planter

Ecoplant Sydney, Sydney

Published: 12th November 2020

ARE YOU AFTER A NEW CHALLENGE? DO YOU APPRECIATE NATURE AND WORKING OUTDOORS? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, PLEASE APPLY!... Read more

Semi-skilled Labourer.

Premier Pointing Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 12th November 2020

Semi-skilled Labourer required for immediate start!Masonry Experience preferred.MUST HAVE:Drivers License... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+, Long Term Position, Driving License

Fantastic Framing Alexandria, Sydney

Published: 12th November 2020

We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do before the interview on... Read more

Warehouse Workers Needed

Hunter Labour Hire Liverpool, Sydney

Published: 12th November 2020

Looking for 2 - 3 warehouse assistants for an immediate start. Must have own transport or be willing to travel to... Read more

Warehouse General Hand

17 148 151 213 Eastern Creek, Sydney

Published: 11th November 2020

At Pet Circle, we want to create a world where pets and their families are healthy, happy and spend more time... Read more

General Hand / Removalists / Labourers Sydney & Suburbs

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Sydney, Sydney

Published: 11th November 2020

General Labourers SydneyInner SuburbsWe are seeking fit and reliable staff ideally with relocation and general... Read more

Casual Landscaping

Jones ILLAWONG, Sydney

Published: 8th November 2020

Light landscape labouring to maintain property and extend existing crushed granite path. Read more

Firewood Packing

Best Burning Fire Fuels CANYONLEIGH, Sydney

Published: 8th November 2020

Earn good money packing firewood on our rural property.Accommodation within 2km. We are 140km from Sydney & 34km... Read more

2nd Year

White Card Labourers

Momentum Consulting Group Pty Ltd Sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th November 2020

Momentum are seeking white card labourers for various assignments throughout Sydney metro area. Join our growing... Read more

Scaffold Labourers X 6

Momentum Consulting Group Pty Ltd Northern Sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th November 2020

Momentum is currently looking for scaffold labourers for a large construction project commencing next week and... Read more

Tv Installer - Must: Long Term, 24+, Driving License ; Training Provided

Fantastic Framing Sydney Area, Sydney

Published: 3rd November 2020

We're looking for a TV installer in Sydney.No experience is needed as we will teach you everything and training... Read more

Warehouse Assistant

F. Payton & Son Artarmon, Sydney

Published: 2nd November 2020

*Available immediately (November) through until end of February and potentially March*The Position:Casual... Read more

Landscape Labourer

Landart Landscapes Palm Beach, Sydney

Published: 1st November 2020

Landsape Labouring work available in our Palm Beach project between now and Christmas. Own transport recommended as... Read more

Motel Guest Services / House Keeper

blue mountain motel WENTWORTH FALLS, Sydney

Published: 1st November 2020

Job DescriptionWork with accommodation and foods if needed or just work on its own ?.Are you self-motivated,... Read more

2nd Year

Live In Au Pair $600/week

The Wilson Family North Randwick, Sydney

Published: 30th October 2020

Live in au pair required 45 hours/week. Wifi. Full meals provided. Must be full of energy. Must be trustworthy. Must... Read more

Recruitment Consultant

Hunter Labour Hire Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 29th October 2020

About Us:HLH Group were established in 2015 with a simple goal to supply quality labour hire quickly and safely.... Read more

General Farm Hand Christmas Tree Farm

Dural Christmas Tree Farm Dural, Sydney

Published: 28th October 2020

We are looking for many people to fill many job roles male and female, to join our friendly team in November and... Read more

Remote Lead Generators

PCV Employment Australia, Sydney

Published: 27th October 2020

GENERATOROur ClientOur client is looking for lead generators that are tech savvy.Their client base has some... Read more

Cleaners Wanted In Exchange For Accomodation

Boardriders Backpacker Manly, Sydney

Published: 27th October 2020

Experienced cleaners wanted for Boardrider Backpacker and Budget Motel in Manly Beach, NSW. Excellent location &... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+, Long Term Position, Driving...

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 26th October 2020

We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do before the interview on... Read more

Process Assistant - Warehouse And Processing Area

naturalgrocer alexandria, Sydney

Published: 22nd October 2020

We are a processor of mueslis , nuts etc. We are looking for someone to assist in our warehouse and processing plant... Read more

General And Skilled Labourers Required

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2020

HLH Group are busy working with the best construction companies in Sydney + NSW. We need hardworking and driven... Read more

Housekeeper Supervisor

Property Providers Manly, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2020

Housekeeper SupervisorWe seek a motivated cleaner with great eye for detail for executive clientele.The Role:... Read more

2nd Year

Labourer **jackhammer Experience Necessary**

Tycen Demolitions CBD, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2020

IMMEDIATE START for White card holderWe are looking for physically fit and motivated individuals to work on our... Read more

Stable Hand

Wild Oaks Pty Ltd The Oaks, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic & reliable Stable Hand for our thoroughbred racehorse spelling centre near Camden... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Position; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 19th October 2020

We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do before the interview on... Read more

Want To Make A Difference In The World? Earn Hourly Wage, Working Holiday...

Fundamental Worldwide Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 19th October 2020

Do you ever read the news and wish you could help but don't know how? Want a job where you make a difference every... Read more

Christmas Tree Installers And Decorators

Dural Christmas Tree Farm Dural, Sydney

Published: 19th October 2020

We are currently for workers to join our Christmas decorations team to install Christmas Trees and Decorations... Read more

Digging

Nair Quakers hill, Sydney

Published: 17th October 2020

Digging a trenchOnly 30cm wide and 30cm deep.I will provide all digging equipment e.g spade/fork if you need.... Read more

Cosmetics Promoter In Sydney Cbd (westfield) - High Commissions!

Origani Sydney, Sydney

Published: 17th October 2020

We are Origani - an Australian, organic and luxurious cosmetics brand. We are currently looking for new recruits to... Read more

Casual Landscaper Labourers Required - Sydney And Surrounds

Greenstaff Sydney, Sydney

Published: 14th October 2020

Greenstaff, specialising in temporary, casual and permanent positions within the Greening Industry, are currently... Read more

Sydney Harbour Boat Deckhands Rockfish

UAT Sydney, Sydney

Published: 14th October 2020

Rockfish Catamaran Charters offer fun 3 – 5 hour cruises on Sydney Harbour. We currently have three vessels in our... Read more

Warehouse Workers Required

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 13th October 2020

Looking for 2 - 3 warehouse assistants for an immediate start. Must have own transport or be willing to travel to... Read more

Shopping Centre - Real Estate Lead Generation

The Brixwell Group Campbelltown, Sydney

Published: 12th October 2020

We are looking for 2 outgoing individuals with the confidence to be at a shopping centre stand, engaging with people... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Position; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 11th October 2020

We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do before the interview on... Read more

Live-in Demi Pair - Rose Bay (near Bondi Beach), Sydney (15 Hours Per Week)

Collison family Rose Bay (near Bondi Beach), Sydney

Published: 10th October 2020

Live-in Demi pair - Rose Bay, Sydney (near Bondi) (15 hours per week) - available immediately - July 2021We are... Read more

Pool Renovation Work - Tiling, Painting, Manual Labour, Demolition

Sydneys Best Pool Service Epping, Sydney

Published: 9th October 2020

We have casual work available in and around Sydney associated with swimming pool renovations.Anyone with... Read more

Summer Job

Noble Northern Beaches, Sydney

Published: 8th October 2020

I am looking for 1 or 2 people to help me with some household duties and some outdoor work. I live in Sydney's... Read more

Second Year Visa/nanny

Seervai Roseville, Sydney

Published: 7th October 2020

Hi there,We are looking for a nanny for a household. We have 5 kids (the three older ones are in school) and we... Read more

2nd Year

Warehouse Worker Needed

Artisan Ornaments MACQUARIE PARK, Sydney

Published: 6th October 2020

Starting around November 5th, we will require a warehouse worker to pack daily orders at our warehouse in Macquarie... Read more

Artistic Retail Workers Needed - All Major Sydney Shopping Centres

Artisan Ornaments Sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th October 2020

We are looking for determined and eager staff to fill approximately 35 positions, beginning on the 2nd of November.... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Driving License; Long Term Contract

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 5th October 2020

Hey there backpackers,We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we... Read more

Warehouse Picker/packer For A Games Company

Ventura International Marrickville, Sydney

Published: 30th September 2020

Ventura Games is looking for a casual warehouse Picker/Packer. Located in Marrickville and a short walk from... Read more

Pick Packer | Warehouse Operator

Regal Recruitment Erskineville, Sydney

Published: 30th September 2020

Regal Recruitment is searching for Pick Packers. We are in search of reliable, hard-working and enthusiastic casuals... Read more

Stop Doing A Job You Hate And Love Your Job - No Experience Needed - Just You

CAM Promotions (NSW) Chippendale - Just finished your days - This is perfect, Sydney

Published: 30th September 2020

Available again for a limited time only:Fun, outgoing promotors for Australia’s fastest growing industries.... Read more

Electrical Trade Assistants $32.75 Per Hour, Sydney Cbd

Workfast Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 28th September 2020

In SummaryWorkfast are looking for Electrical Trade Assistants or Qualified Overseas Electricians to join their... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Contract; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 27th September 2020

Hey there backpackers,We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we... Read more

Landscaping

CDM Landscapes Pymble, Sydney

Published: 24th September 2020

CDM Landscapes is a Sydney based company and are looking for a landscape Labourer for immediate start.Full time work... Read more

Construction Labourers $29.24 Per Hour, Sydney Cbd

Workfast Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 23rd September 2020

Workfast is looking for Experienced Construction Labourers to join their team on a iconic Sydney commercial... Read more

Causal Food Process Workers

CG Recruitment Bankstown, Sydney

Published: 23rd September 2020

FOOD PROCESSORS REQUIRED FOR BUSY CHULLORA FACTORYDay shift and Afternoon Shifts available dependent on... Read more

Sales Assistants - No Experience? We Train!!

VIVA Solutions Sydney, Sydney

Published: 22nd September 2020

Viva Solutions is a Sales and Marketing agency in Sydney. We are looking for motivated and excited individuals to... Read more

General And Skilled Labourers Required

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 22nd September 2020

General and Skilled Labourers RequiredHLH Group are busy working with the best construction companies in Sydney +... Read more

Construction Labourers $29.24 Per Hour, Manly Nsw

Workfast Manly, Sydney

Published: 22nd September 2020

Workfast is looking for Experienced General & Construction Labourers to join their team on residential and commercial... Read more

Warehouse Workers Required Asap

Hunter Labour Hire Prestons, Sydney

Published: 21st September 2020

Looking for 2 - 3 warehouse assistants for an immediate start. Must have own transport and not live in a hostel. Work... Read more

Live Out ! Before & After School Nanny Bondi Junction

Bondi Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 19th September 2020

Nanny Bondi Junction, Sydney2 boys 7 and 6 yrsImmediate startNo driving requiredMon - Fri 7.00 -... Read more

Sheep Person

Gingie p/c walgett, Sydney

Published: 19th September 2020

Person with experience working sheep ,and farm maitenance, good accom , 3 bedroom , all weather road , school bus... Read more

Backpacker Harvest Work

Gingie p/c WALGETT, Sydney

Published: 17th September 2020

HARVEST WORK harvest starts around mid october, but can come before that time.$20- $25 /HRWALGETT NSW... Read more

2nd Year

Au Pair/mothers Helper

Kerr Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 17th September 2020

**SEEKING MOTHERS HELPER AU PAIR - EARLY OCTOBER START - CHATSWOOD, SYDNEY**Hi Au Pairs! We are looking for a... Read more

Experienced Wait Staff

Stella Blu Dee Why NSW, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2020

Stella Blu Restaurant and Bar is a well established Italian restaurant on Dee Why beach front. We are looking for... Read more

Carpenter

Hughes Randwick, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2020

One bedroom apartment available in exchange for house maintenance which includes carpentery work,painting, electrical. Read more

Farm Hands / Labourer

APG Workforce Cobbitty, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2020

Farm Hands / LabourersCobbitty Location$24.36 per hourMultiple positions availableAPG... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Contract; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 14th September 2020

Hey there backpackers,We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do... Read more

Labourer

Patlin Building Services Russell Lea, Sydney

Published: 13th September 2020

Wantedlaborer Monday & Tuesday to shovel sand in buckets and carry 25 meters distance to put into a skip bin.... Read more

General Odd Jobs

W3 Networks Orchard Hills, Sydney

Published: 10th September 2020

I have a few requirements for some short term labor on a few fronts which could lead to long term work. No formal... Read more

Sydney Depot Assistant

Wicked Campers Waterloo, Sydney

Published: 10th September 2020

Job description:Liaising with the reservations teamAssisting customers with vehicle pick up/drop offTaking... Read more

Get Paid To Make A Difference In The World!! - Whv Welcome!!

Fundamental Worldwide Sydney, Sydney

Published: 10th September 2020

Do you ever read the news and wish you could help but don't know how? Want a job where you make a difference every... Read more

Warehouse Packer

Ams Eastlakes, Sydney

Published: 8th September 2020

Staff required for picking , packing orders and Monday to Friday Minimum shift is 6hrsimmediate startMust be... Read more

Meat Packer, Slicer

Tasklabour Australia Strathfield South, Sydney

Published: 8th September 2020

meat packers/slicers 4 positionsImmediate startRate: 24.36/hWork TIme: 5:00AM-1:00PM, Mon. - FriLocation:... Read more

Pick Packer

E Retail Logistics HIllsdale, Sydney

Published: 8th September 2020

warehouse Staff required for picking and packing orders Monday to Friday until Christmasimmediate startplease... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer. Must: 24+; Long Term Contract; Driving License

Fantastic Framing Maroubra, Sydney

Published: 7th September 2020

Hey there backpackers,We're looking for a Shop Assistant picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do... Read more

In-home Female Support That Drives

South West Care Services Sydney, Sydney

Published: 7th September 2020

Hi all,We are looking for experienced In-Home Care Workers in specialising in Ageing and Disability Care Services... Read more

Skilled Labourer In Correctional Centre Expansion Project

DAYJOB RECRUITMENT Sydney, Sydney

Published: 3rd September 2020

Dayjob Recruitment is looking to hire 2 skilled labourers to start working in Silverwater Correctional Centre... Read more

Backpacker Jobs Sydney

There are numerous backpacker jobs in Sydney for those travellers who need to make some money before travelling onward on their journeys. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time or casual jobs in Sydney, this great city has it all. Sydney has a powerful image as the largest city in the whole country, and this means that travellers can easily find work in one of the cultural centres around the city and surrounding suburbs. Many backpackers try to find work around the Sydney Harbour, but it is recommended better to look for temporary employment around some of the natural sites in Sydney. There are also numerous service industry jobs.

Jobs in Sydney
Find jobs in Sydney, NSW

Jobs in Sydney

Every year, tens of thousands of young people from all over the world land on our sunny shores to commence their working holidays, many drawn to the earning potential and job prospects in the Harbour City. A job is essential to maintain themselves for the duration of their working holiday visa - between long, lazy days on the city's stunning beaches and nights out in the vibrant metropolis. So which jobs are ideal for backpackers in Sydney?

Job opportunities for backpackers in Sydney

Sydney is a backpacker's paradise - with the job market stable and many positions available that are perfectly suited to those making their way for the first time in Australia. Bar or hospitality work is the most common choice - with the city's extensive range of pubs, cafes and restaurants often staffed by fun foreigners making a buck. Many bars will hire on the spot and there are usually plenty of varying positions available. It's also a great way to meet people in your new city. If you have the gift of the gab, sales and call centre work is generally aimed at recruiting short-term workers - many of whom are visitors to Australia and prefer an office environment. In the same vein, office admin jobs are numerous and usually offer more stability than hospitality or sales roles. For those with the right credentials and experience back home, au pair or nanny jobs offer a decent wage, as well as usually also giving you a room (and some meals) included. You never know - you could land a job with a great family who will take you on their travels to care for their children! Sydney is a great city to fly into and an even better city to stick around and make your way in the Aussie workforce.

Explore Sydney

Most Popular Suburbs of Sydney

Australia's most famous city is the perfect destination for a backpacking adventure. It's vibrant, it's beautiful and it's incredibly diverse - from the harbour to the beaches and the Kings Cross party lifestyle. So what are the suburbs you simply can't miss as a backpacker? Here are just a few of the most popular areas of Sydney for backpackers:

Manly
Manly is the Sydney beach Mecca, whether you want to swim, sunbathe or surf. For a quieter spot, try Shelly Beach.
Newtown
After a day of surfing, Newtown and the bohemian King Street are great destinations for the evening. Live music is in the air as young people soak up the busy atmosphere. Alternatively, another great nightlife suburb is Surry Hills.
Balmain
If heritage charm and a great choice of pubs and beers is more your thing, head to Balmain and grab a harbour view while you're there. Make sure to check out The London Hotel for a beer with a famous bridge view.
Glebe
If this list was a bit older, Glebe might not be on it - but urban decay has given way to lovely parks and cool cafes, great restaurants, shopping and local markets.
Randwick
Flemington might be where the famous Melbourne Cup takes place, but Randwick is just perfect for a day of dressing up at the races, including the Epsom Handicap or the Australian Oaks.
Cronulla
Famous internationally due to the 2005 riot, "The Shire" is still a great place to catch some waves and a coffee at a trendy cafe.
Paddington
Trendy and upmarket Paddington is the Sydney destination for fashion outlets, boutiques, art galleries and the popular Oxford Street market on a Saturday.
Parramatta
Distinctly historic and once not very popular among backpackers, Parramatta is now a trendy destination thanks to some new, cool restaurants.
Summer Hill
Also a historic Sydney destination, backpackers love Summer Hill for the many op-shop choices.

This is just a mere selection of the great places Sydney backpackers will love, so dive into your exploration of Australia's most famous and diverse city!