Backpacker Jobs Townsville

Pumpkin Squash Picking
Pumpkin Squash Picking

Fruit Picking

Ayr, Townsville

Pumpkin Squash Picking

Greenside Produce

Work For Accommodation On Beautiful Magnetic Island!

Arcadia Beach Guest House Magnetic Island, QLD, Townsville

Published: 5th December 2019

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live on a beautiful island? Now’s your chance!We urgently require... Read more

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Casual Cartooning Camp Assistants-art & Cartooning Program

Cartoon Kingdom Aitkenvale, Townsville

Published: 4th December 2019

DATE & LOCATION: TOWNSVILLE, QLD - Monday 16 to Friday 20 December 2019.DUTIES: includes assisting with art &... Read more

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Au Pair In Tropical Paradise

Kerans Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville

Published: 2nd December 2019

AU PAIR - MAGNETIC ISLANDHi Au Pairs!We are an experienced host family (having had 10 Au Pairs/ Nannies over... Read more

Help For Cattle Station

Camm Cattle Co Pentland QLD, Townsville

Published: 30th November 2019

Triple C Beef is a family run beef cattle operation based in north QLD. We are currently seeking someone to help over... Read more

2nd Year

Pumpkin Squash Picking

Greenside Produce Ayr, Townsville

Published: 29th November 2019

Pickers required for immediate start six days a week.Plenty of work leading up to xmas.Farm located near Ayr NQ. Read more

2nd Year

Native Plant Nursery Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville, Townsville

Published: 25th November 2019

Overlooking beautiful Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island, the Ocean View nursery concentrates on producing local... Read more

Creekwatch Field Volunteer

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville, Townsville

Published: 25th November 2019

We monitor water quality across a number of local creeks using comprehensive assessment techniques that include the... Read more

Houser Nanny / Caretaker

Hugh Express Bohle Plains, Townsville

Published: 21st November 2019

Ever wanted to travel to North Queensland, well now is your chance! I am seeking a female nanny / care taker aged... Read more

Show Assistant

Better Lifestyles Townsville, Townsville

Published: 31st August 2019

Assistant required to work the Townsville caravan and camping show.Will be working on an easy to sell 12 volt... Read more

Experienced Painter

True Colours Professional Painting Townsville, Townsville

Published: 4th July 2019

Looking for Skilled and experienced Painters only.The job is in Townsville which is classed as regional and will go... Read more

Head Chef

Thetaphouse Townsville, Townsville

Published: 16th June 2019

We are seeking a creative Head Chef to join our team! Details below:Head Chef... Read more

Temporary Au Pair

van Santen Townsville, Townsville

Published: 3rd May 2019

Looking for a temporary (16-29 May) au pair to help with our 4 school aged children.You will need to help with... Read more

Au Pair

Ingram fishing Townsville, Townsville

Published: 23rd April 2019

We are looking for a live in au pair.(NO COUPLES )I have twin girls who are now 4 months old. They are pretty... Read more

Temporary Worker

 Townsville, Townsville

Published: 22nd February 2019

Looking for a temporary worker for completing my building project in Townsville.Please send your information for my... Read more

Cook / Chef

Saunders Beach Bistro and Pizzeria Saunders Beach, Townsville, Townsville

Published: 14th February 2019

Small bistro and pizzeria, situated close to a beach, has a vacancy for an experienced cook or chef. No split shifts,... Read more

Beach Scrub Conservation Field Volunteer

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville, Townsville

Published: 28th January 2019

We have volunteers opportunities for our Beach Scrub Project, which aims to protect and restore beach scrub... Read more

Au Pair

Ingram fishing Townsville, Townsville

Published: 23rd January 2019

We are looking for a live in au pair.My partner and I live in a rural area located in the Far North West of... Read more

Live In Demi-pair For Sunny Townsville

The Allen Family Townsville, Townsville

Published: 12th July 2018

Demi-pair position - Everything included, no pocket money.We are looking for someone to live-in. I don't need you... Read more

General House Keeping And Reception

Civic Guest House Backpackers Townsville City, Townsville

Published: 16th February 2018

It is that time again when some of team are moving on and we are looking for Positive, Team members to join Work for... Read more

Au Pair

Vagulans Townsville, Townsville

Published: 12th February 2018

Looking for an Au Pair to start as soon as possible and to be available for 3-9months. We offer a Weekly income,... Read more

Horse/child Help

 townsville, Townsville

Published: 3rd January 2018

Help with horses and kids in exchange for bed, food and a new aussie family!horse exp preffered, happy family with... Read more

Warehouse Inventory Project

Ramsay Group Townsville, Townsville

Published: 12th December 2017

I am looking for two people to assist with organising the layout of the carton inventory within our small warehouse.... Read more

Carpenter/experienced Labourer

Vixa Pty Ltd Townsville , Townsville

Published: 19th November 2017

Carpenter or experienced construction labourer wanted for ongoing work. Based in Townsville, Queensland with work... Read more

2nd Year

Au Pair/nanny Needed

Webb  Townsville, Townsville

Published: 29th August 2017

Au Pair/Nanny required urgently –Experienced au pair/nanny required in Townsville to assist caring for our two... Read more

2nd Year

Au Pair - Townsville

Tiny Tot Nannies Townsville, Townsville

Published: 24th July 2017

**START IN MT ISA AND MOVE TO TOWNSVILLE**AU PAIR NEEDED ASAPWant to experience the real Australia and all it... Read more

Live-in Au Pair - May/june 2017 Start

Olsen Burdell, Townsville, Townsville

Published: 22nd February 2017

*** AU PAIR WANTED * JUNE 2O17 ***** Accommodation ** Meals ** Car ** Pocket Money ** Wi-Fi **I am... Read more

Mystery Shopping

Informed Sources Australia Townsville, Townsville

Published: 20th October 2016

Informed Sources (Market research company) is looking for a person in the Hermit Park area for 1-2 hours work.... Read more

Event Staff

Sandy's ice cream  Townsville , Townsville

Published: 28th June 2016

We have a position for a female staff member to join our team. Starting this Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday. The... Read more

Are You Mary Poppins?

NQTS South Townsville, Townsville

Published: 28th August 2015

A busy family with 4 children is seeking a live in nanny to help with their house hold and children.There are 3... Read more

Live In Nanny/au Pair

Outback Drilling & Blasting Townsville, Townsville

Published: 29th July 2015

Live-in Nanny/ Au Pair Position – Townsville – Immediate StartSingle Dad who works Fifo is looking for a... Read more

Enrolled Nurses

Townsville Private Clinic Townsville, Townsville

Published: 30th June 2015

Earn money while you holidayExciting nursing opportunities exist at Townsville’s first private inpatient mental... Read more

Marble Quarry Worker

nq marble pty ltd Townsville and WA, Townsville

Published: 24th January 2015

Expressions of interest for experienced marble quarry workers required for the coming season (April to Dec)... Read more

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Jobs in Townsville
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As the largest municipality in northern Australia, the Queensland city of Townsville treads a fine line between tourist destination and economic hub. Find a bench with a sea view and you’ll see equal numbers of freight ships hauling the area’s mineral resources, and crowded cruise ships gazing at its more aesthetically pleasing natural resources, namely the Great Barrier Reef. Walk The Strand and you’ll see a wealth of holidaymakers, but a similar smattering of locals, who number no less than 200,000.

So what does a visitor need to know about this city of two very different hats? And how do you go about getting an equally local and touristy experience?

Let’s take a look.

Where is Townsville, and how do I get there?

Townsville is located in Far North Queensland, situated no less than 1300km from the state capital of Brisbane. It finds itself in the centre of the Great Barrier Reef, which runs the length of Queensland’s coast.

For those working their way up or down the east coast of Australia, Townsville is a common stop between Cairns and Airlie Beach/Whitsundays. The city is a (relatively) short 350km/4.5 hour drive south of Cairns and a 275km/3.5 hour drive from Airlie Beach. Shuttles and buses take slightly longer to make the trip.

Getting there from a major capital is a bit more of an undertaking. If you choose to take a car from Brisbane you’ll be looking at 15 hours of non-stop driving. Taking a coach, while reducing your workload, will take 24 hours. The most common means of transport is (understandably) plane, with most flights leaving from or connecting through Brisbane.

What is Townsville famous for?

Townsville is perhaps most famous for its industry, being home to some of the world’s largest refineries and a big ocean port, which, with the Asian (and particularly Chinese) demand for resources becoming ever greater, has seen a huge increase in traffic in recent years.

But this port also greets a wealth of tourist ships, with a constant flow of visitors arriving to check out the natural beauty of the city and surrounds.

Watch: Discover Townsville

What are Townsville's must see attractions?

  1. The Strand: Perhaps Townsville’s most famous attraction, The Strand is a park and promenade stretching along the city’s shorefront. Here you’ll find bike paths, cafés, restaurants, pools and a recreational park that are all free to enjoy.
  2. Museum of Tropical Queensland: Interactive, intriguing and insightful, the Australian tropics are explored in depth at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, which is forever a favourite with the younger crowd.
  3. The Palmetum: That most tropical of tropical plants gets its deserved moment in the sun at the Palmetum, which displays and describes an incredible array of palm trees, each more fascinating than the last.
  4. Billabong Sanctuary: If you’re looking for an up close and personal experience with Australia’s unique and wonderful wildlife, this 11 hectare sanctuary is ideal. Meet and greet kangaroos, koalas, tropical birds and even crocodiles.

What should I see in the Townsville area?

  1. Great Barrier Reef: The world’s largest living structure needs no introduction. Townsville is the perfect spot from which to launch a reef adventure, with a huge array of tour options. Our advice: choose the most environmentally friendly possible!
  2. Magnetic Island National Park: Dense, green, mountainous rainforests collapse into beaches of crisp white sand on Magnetic Island, which sits adjacent to Townsville just off the mainland.
  3. Paluma Range National Park: Brimming with waterfalls, rock pools and wildlife, you may need more than a day to explore the inland wonders of Paluma.
  4. The Palm Islands: Far less crowded and touristy than the Whitsundays to the south, you can experience island life the way it was meant to be on the Palm Islands, found a short cruise north of Townsville.

Where should I stay in Townsville?

  1. For a discount dorm bed: As the most established name in Townsville backpacking, Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel continues to serve up quality shared accommodation at the ideal price.
  2. For fancier shared accommodation: A tropical slice of home is on offer at Orchid Guest House, a boutique hostel created by people who obviously understand the need for comfort on the road.
  3. To treat yourself (at a sensible rate): A slightly more upscale experience – but one without the ludicrous price tag – is available at Rambutan Resort, a glorious piece of 4-star perfection located in the heart of the city.

Is there work for backpackers in Townsville?

If you’re a 417 or 462 visa holder looking for a job - be it to refill your savings account or to gain a second year visa - Townsville is a fantastic option. The tourist trade ensures that there are always plenty of short-term jobs on offer, and the area’s strong mining industry offers travellers the specified work they need to gain a visa extension (there are opportunities in fishing, farming and construction too!) On top of that, you’ll be able to enjoy all the perks of living in a beautiful, tropical location!

So – is Townsville touristy or industrial? A port city or a reef city? An economic hub or an environmental haven? Or somehow all of the above?

As far as we can tell, there’s only one way to find out. It’s time to pack those bags.