Backpacker Jobs Townsville

Most Recent Townsville Jobs

Picking, Planting And Packing

Ayr backpackers

ayr, Townsville

We are looking for 50 more workers ASAP, go to our website and send us an email. Our website is https://www.ayrbackpackers.com.au/We are a working hostel and work...

New 3d ago

We are looking for 50 more workers ASAP, go to our website and send us an email. Our website is https://www.ayrbackpackers.com.au/We are a working hostel and work...

A Fantastic Aupair Opportunity In Northern Queensland

Au Pair Care Australia

Bushland Beach, Townsville

This wonderful family of 4 live in a beach side suburb in the northern beaches area of Townsville and are looking for an AuPair to join their family.The family are...

1mth ago

This wonderful family of 4 live in a beach side suburb in the northern beaches area of Townsville and are looking for an AuPair to join their family.The family are...

Milk Delivery Truck Driver

Brick

Mackay, Townsville

**Now Hiring: Milk Delivery Driver**Location: Mackay QLDSalary: $65,000 per year plus superannuationBenefits: 4 weeks annual leave per yearA reputable milk...

1mth ago

**Now Hiring: Milk Delivery Driver**Location: Mackay QLDSalary: $65,000 per year plus superannuationBenefits: 4 weeks annual leave per yearA reputable milk...

Want To Live In Paradise For Free

Arcadia Beach Guest House

Arcadia, Townsville

LOCATED ON MAGNETIC ISLAND NORTH QLDWe have work for accommodation positions available for couples, friends or singles all year round.Easy work driving guest...

2mth ago

LOCATED ON MAGNETIC ISLAND NORTH QLDWe have work for accommodation positions available for couples, friends or singles all year round.Easy work driving guest...

Disability Support Specialist - Townsville Qld

Bespoke Workforce Solutions

Townsville QLD, Townsville

Responsibilities and Requirements:1. Provide personalized daily living assistance to clients at their homes, equipped with an independent office and workspace....

4mth ago

Responsibilities and Requirements:1. Provide personalized daily living assistance to clients at their homes, equipped with an independent office and workspace....

Housekeepers - Townsville

Vision Hotels

Townsville

Job DescriptionWe are looking for HOUSEKEEPERS for an immediate start in Townsville, QLD. https://roberttowns.com.au/Immediate start, great pay!If you're...

5mth ago

Job DescriptionWe are looking for HOUSEKEEPERS for an immediate start in Townsville, QLD. https://roberttowns.com.au/Immediate start, great pay!If you're...

Cleaner And Miscellaneous

J&L Invest

Townsville

Permanent cleaner for 2 hours per day ($35/hr)Additional casual odd jobs ($40/hr)Odd jobs include taking care of quotations, meeting with tradesmen / builders,...

5mth ago

Permanent cleaner for 2 hours per day ($35/hr)Additional casual odd jobs ($40/hr)Odd jobs include taking care of quotations, meeting with tradesmen / builders,...

Cleaner/labourer

Steamatic Nth Queensland

Mount St John, Townsville

Approx. 3 to 5 days work for our Townsville branch for immediate start for fit, energetic, casual/temporary labourers and cleaners to assist on a large fire and soot...

5mth ago

Approx. 3 to 5 days work for our Townsville branch for immediate start for fit, energetic, casual/temporary labourers and cleaners to assist on a large fire and soot...

 

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.

Door To Door Solar Energy Advisor

Greencell Energy

Townsville

Travelers and Backpackers are welcome on board !!!We are a Solar retailer business in Townsville & CairnsWe have 2 positions for immediate start in the Townsville...

6mth ago

Travelers and Backpackers are welcome on board !!!We are a Solar retailer business in Townsville & CairnsWe have 2 positions for immediate start in the Townsville...

We Need Someone To Look After Disabled People

Task Labour Australia

Townsville

We need a couple of girls to look after disabled people in Townsville QLD. Most of them just need general care like helping shower (protect privacy), cooking,...

6mth ago

We need a couple of girls to look after disabled people in Townsville QLD. Most of them just need general care like helping shower (protect privacy), cooking,...

 

Bricklayer Trade Assistant

Nicks Bricklaying

Aitkenvale, Townsville

- 417 and 426 subwork classified Job regional construction- Can stay up to three years on 417 and 426 visa- opportunities in pay increases and accommodation for...

- 417 and 426 subwork classified Job regional construction- Can stay up to three years on 417 and 426 visa- opportunities in pay increases and accommodation for...

Manager

Civic Guest House

Townsville

Job DescriptionThe Civic Guest House is seeking interest in a Full Time Manager. The Hostel caters to International tourists and Australian Travellers'. The Hostel...

8mth ago

Job DescriptionThe Civic Guest House is seeking interest in a Full Time Manager. The Hostel caters to International tourists and Australian Travellers'. The Hostel...

Flyer Dropper Townsville

Omni Media

Townsville

Letterbox Distribution Jobs – Townsville4 hour shifts, Hourly Pay rate.Are you looking for a flexible and active job opportunity? Join our team as a Letterbox...

8mth ago

Letterbox Distribution Jobs – Townsville4 hour shifts, Hourly Pay rate.Are you looking for a flexible and active job opportunity? Join our team as a Letterbox...

Boat Build Labourer

Murdoch

Mount St John, Townsville

Bogging and sanding on a sailing catamaranMust have an eye for detailMust have experience using a sanderPrepared to learn and follow instructionsManual hot...

9mth ago

Bogging and sanding on a sailing catamaranMust have an eye for detailMust have experience using a sanderPrepared to learn and follow instructionsManual hot...

 

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.

Cleaner/labourer

Steamatic Nth Queensland

Townsville

Approx three weeks work for our Townsville branch during July 2023 for fit, energetic, casual/temporary labourers to assist on a large cleaning project. Work with...

10mth ago

Approx three weeks work for our Townsville branch during July 2023 for fit, energetic, casual/temporary labourers to assist on a large cleaning project. Work with...

Lead Generator - Solar Sales - Entry Level

Apex Renewables

TOWNSVILLE, Townsville

TOWNSVILLE WORK LOCATIONJoin ONE OF THE LARGEST & FASTEST GROWING SOLAR & ELECTRICAL PROVIDERS in Australia today.Apex Renewables has been trusted to service...

1yr+ ago

TOWNSVILLE WORK LOCATIONJoin ONE OF THE LARGEST & FASTEST GROWING SOLAR & ELECTRICAL PROVIDERS in Australia today.Apex Renewables has been trusted to service...

Manager

Civic Guest House

Townsville CBD, Townsville

Job DescriptionThe Civic Guest House is seeking interest in a Full Time Manager. The Hostel caters to International tourists and Australian Travellers'. The Hostel...

1yr+ ago

Job DescriptionThe Civic Guest House is seeking interest in a Full Time Manager. The Hostel caters to International tourists and Australian Travellers'. The Hostel...

General Cleaner

Civic Guest House

Townsville CBD, Townsville

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a positive, enthusiastic person to join our team.The Civic Guest House is a friendly, clean hostel located in a quiet street of...

1yr+ ago

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a positive, enthusiastic person to join our team.The Civic Guest House is a friendly, clean hostel located in a quiet street of...

Qualified Beauty Therapist

wax it

Townsville

Qualified Beauty Therapist ?Want to earn money and work with same company from Darwin, Townsville Brisbane and Gold Coast?Want Sponsorship?Want a great fun,...

1yr+ ago

Qualified Beauty Therapist ?Want to earn money and work with same company from Darwin, Townsville Brisbane and Gold Coast?Want Sponsorship?Want a great fun,...

Car Detailer/cleaner

Hertz Australia

Garbutt, Townsville

Car detailing position available with Hertz Australia.Casual position; 10-30 hours per week.Direct resume to [email protected].

1yr+ ago

Car detailing position available with Hertz Australia.Casual position; 10-30 hours per week.Direct resume to [email protected].

Mystery Shopper

GBW

Mount Isa, Townsville,, Townsville

SonataGBW is recruiting Mystery Shoppers to conduct mystery shopping assignments for our clients in Queensland.The assignment requires you to visit a designated...

1yr+ ago

SonataGBW is recruiting Mystery Shoppers to conduct mystery shopping assignments for our clients in Queensland.The assignment requires you to visit a designated...

Chef - Expression Of Interest

Townsville Eco Resort

Townsville

Do you want more work life balance, be part of a business where you are rewarded for your accomplishments and have access to the riches of Tropical North Queensland?...

1yr+ ago

Do you want more work life balance, be part of a business where you are rewarded for your accomplishments and have access to the riches of Tropical North Queensland?...

(2nd/3rd Whv) Jbs Beef Plant Process Worker - Nsw, Qld, Vic, Sa, Tas

Australian Career Pathways

Various, Townsville

Australian Career Pathways, in partnership with JBS Australia, is currently recruiting all production floor personnel for Processing Plants across Australia.-...

1yr+ ago

Australian Career Pathways, in partnership with JBS Australia, is currently recruiting all production floor personnel for Processing Plants across Australia.-...

General Roadhouse Worker

Greenvale Roadhouse

GREENVALE QLD., Townsville

General roadhouse worker for roadhouse 232km north west Townsville. QLD. Duties include counter work, cleaning, help with cooking when nessassary, and general shop...

1yr+ ago

General roadhouse worker for roadhouse 232km north west Townsville. QLD. Duties include counter work, cleaning, help with cooking when nessassary, and general shop...

Qualified Chef

Mercure Townsvile

Currajong, Townsville

Qualified chefs – Full time ContractBasking in more than 300 days of sunshine each year Townsville is the capital of North Queensland. With unique places like...

1yr+ ago

Qualified chefs – Full time ContractBasking in more than 300 days of sunshine each year Townsville is the capital of North Queensland. With unique places like...

Crew Wanted For Large Prawn Trawler In Gulf Of Carpentaria

FV Johgar

Gulf of Carpentaria, Townsville

JOB - Crew wanted for Prawn Trawler in GulfPay is by percentage of catchCrew wanted for Large Prawn Trawler in Gulf of CarpentariaExpected to stay until the...

1yr+ ago

JOB - Crew wanted for Prawn Trawler in GulfPay is by percentage of catchCrew wanted for Large Prawn Trawler in Gulf of CarpentariaExpected to stay until the...

Crew Wanted For Large Prawn Trawler In Gulf Of Carpentaria

FV Johgar

Gulf of Carpentaria, Townsville

JOB - Crew wanted for Prawn Trawler in GulfPay is by percentage of catchCrew wanted for Large Prawn Trawler in Gulf of CarpentariaExpected to stay until the...

1yr+ ago

JOB - Crew wanted for Prawn Trawler in GulfPay is by percentage of catchCrew wanted for Large Prawn Trawler in Gulf of CarpentariaExpected to stay until the...

Fishing Vessel Crew - Crew Wanted For Prawn Trawler In Gulf Of Carpentaria

FV Johgar

Gulf of Carpentaria, Townsville

JOB - Crew wanted for Prawn TrawlerPay is by percentage of catchCrew wanted for Large Prawn Trawler in Gulf of CarpentariaExpected to stay until the end of...

1yr+ ago

JOB - Crew wanted for Prawn TrawlerPay is by percentage of catchCrew wanted for Large Prawn Trawler in Gulf of CarpentariaExpected to stay until the end of...

Nursery Hand

Townsville Plant Wholesalers

Bluewater, Townsville

Ideally looking for someone with experience or qualification in horticulture.Will consider applicants with no or little experience. Job initially would be...

1yr+ ago

Ideally looking for someone with experience or qualification in horticulture.Will consider applicants with no or little experience. Job initially would be...

Retail Event Assistant

TPF SPORTS

Townsville

Hi Everyone,My name is Marc and I am on the hunt for some Retail staff to help out at the Townsville Supercars Event from the 5th July to 11th July.We are looking...

1yr+ ago

Hi Everyone,My name is Marc and I am on the hunt for some Retail staff to help out at the Townsville Supercars Event from the 5th July to 11th July.We are looking...

Boatswain Assistants Cmm Painting

Cairns Maritime Museum Inc

Nelly Bay, Townsville

HB is a wooden boatWhose timbers need protectionfrom the elements of weather and time.Wear and tear in use is expected and restored over time.The time has...

2yr+ ago

HB is a wooden boatWhose timbers need protectionfrom the elements of weather and time.Wear and tear in use is expected and restored over time.The time has...

Room Attendant

Peppers Blue on Blue

Nelly Bay, Townsville

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Join our dedicated housekeeping team as a Room Attendant to create a memorable experience for our guests.As our next Room...

2yr+ ago

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Join our dedicated housekeeping team as a Room Attendant to create a memorable experience for our guests.As our next Room...

Cleaning

Steamatic Nth Queensland

Garbutt, Townsville

Fit, energetic people needed to help with cleaning [large commercial property fire restoration project]. Wiping and washing walls, floors and ceilings. All PPE...

2yr+ ago

Fit, energetic people needed to help with cleaning [large commercial property fire restoration project]. Wiping and washing walls, floors and ceilings. All PPE...

Beauty Therapist

wax it

Aitkenvale, Townsville

Qualified Beauticians for Wellness & Rejuvenation ClinicIf your love your craft and looking after your clients skin solutions then we are looking for you.Must have...

2yr+ ago

Qualified Beauticians for Wellness & Rejuvenation ClinicIf your love your craft and looking after your clients skin solutions then we are looking for you.Must have...

Sous Chef

Mercure Townsvile

Currajong, Townsville

The Mercure Townsville has a fantastic role for an aspiring Sous Chef to develop their career with an International Brand. We are open to Sponsorship for the right...

2yr+ ago

The Mercure Townsville has a fantastic role for an aspiring Sous Chef to develop their career with an International Brand. We are open to Sponsorship for the right...

Hotel Reception

Mercure Townsvile

Currajong, Townsville

Join Australia's largest hotel operator - First impressions are everything and here at the Mercure Townsville we are looking for an exceptional Receptionist to be our...

2yr+ ago

Join Australia's largest hotel operator - First impressions are everything and here at the Mercure Townsville we are looking for an exceptional Receptionist to be our...

Restaurant Staff

Mercure Townsvile

Currajong, Townsville

Australia's largest hotel operator is hiring!Looking for a career in hospitality? Or maybe looking for a position to work around study/school or while on a working...

2yr+ ago

Australia's largest hotel operator is hiring!Looking for a career in hospitality? Or maybe looking for a position to work around study/school or while on a working...

Plasterer

P.j.b Enterprises/contract plasterers

Townsville

Need an experienced setter who can complete work alone ,with transport ongoing work for a good setter ,call 0457 353 600

2yr+ ago

Need an experienced setter who can complete work alone ,with transport ongoing work for a good setter ,call 0457 353 600

Kitchen Hands Wanted

Job Hunter Australia

Townsville

ob DescriptionWe have multiple kitchen hand positions available in Tieri, Blackwater, Glenden, Middlemount and SarinaKitchen hand role involveshelping chefs...

2yr+ ago

ob DescriptionWe have multiple kitchen hand positions available in Tieri, Blackwater, Glenden, Middlemount and SarinaKitchen hand role involveshelping chefs...

Kitchen Hand/front Of House

Moondarra Accommodation Village

LANSKEY, Townsville

A unique couple required to experience the outback working at a workers camp/caravan park. Kitchen Hand duties and Front of House duties, work together as a team,...

2yr+ ago

A unique couple required to experience the outback working at a workers camp/caravan park. Kitchen Hand duties and Front of House duties, work together as a team,...

Cook/chef Wanted

Tourism Adventure Group

Nelly Bay, Townsville

Chef/Cook wanted for Burger Restaurant on Magnetic Island.Starting Jan30 hours per weekWork eligible to sign off the second year for Working Holiday Visa...

2yr+ ago

Chef/Cook wanted for Burger Restaurant on Magnetic Island.Starting Jan30 hours per weekWork eligible to sign off the second year for Working Holiday Visa...

Cook

Post office brewing

Townsville

Looking for a cook/chef to join our team at the Townsville Brewery

2yr+ ago

Looking for a cook/chef to join our team at the Townsville Brewery

Duty Bar Manager

Base Backpackers Magnetic Island

Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville

Looking to escape the city? A slice of paradise is hiring!!!Up here in Tropical North Queensland on a little beautiful island we are looking for a Duty Bar Manager...

2yr+ ago

Looking to escape the city? A slice of paradise is hiring!!!Up here in Tropical North Queensland on a little beautiful island we are looking for a Duty Bar Manager...

Production Operator

Humes townsville

Townville, Townsville

Heavy manufacturing concrete products.Immediate start$27.21ph plus penalties also counts as regional work towards 2nd and 3rd yearsRegular big hours as we have...

2yr+ ago

Heavy manufacturing concrete products.Immediate start$27.21ph plus penalties also counts as regional work towards 2nd and 3rd yearsRegular big hours as we have...

Domestic/cleaner - Cattle Station Nw Qld

Alcoyne Grazing Co

JULIA CREEK, Townsville

Domestic/cleaner position available on our family run cattle station in North West QLD to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate start....

2yr+ ago

Domestic/cleaner position available on our family run cattle station in North West QLD to help with general station/cleaning duties and gardening. Immediate start....

Retail Staff Required For Supercars Event In Townsville

TPF Sports

Townsville

We're looking for casual staff to work in retail team merchandise stores (Red Bull, Monster, Shell V-Power racing teams) for the upcoming Supercars event in...

2yr+ ago

We're looking for casual staff to work in retail team merchandise stores (Red Bull, Monster, Shell V-Power racing teams) for the upcoming Supercars event in...

Bar Attendant

Hughenden Hotels

Hughenden, Townsville

JOB OPPORTUNITY2 Pubs in Hughenden North West Qld are seeking all-rounders to join our team.ACCOMADTION, WIFI AND MEALS INCLUDEDHourly rate available 38+ hours...

3yr+ ago

JOB OPPORTUNITY2 Pubs in Hughenden North West Qld are seeking all-rounders to join our team.ACCOMADTION, WIFI AND MEALS INCLUDEDHourly rate available 38+ hours...

 

Bowen: Line Workers, Machine Operators, Team Leaders And Quality Controllers

Mulgowie Farming Company

Bowen, Townsville

Mulgowie Farming Company currently have opportunities available at our Bowen packhouses, for• Line Workers• Machine Operators• Team Leaders• Quality...

Mulgowie Farming Company currently have opportunities available at our Bowen packhouses, for• Line Workers• Machine Operators• Team Leaders• Quality...

Cook And Cleaner/cook (2 Positions)

Townsville Catholic Education Office

Paluma, Townsville

Position: CookSalary Range: $51,894 - $53,809 pending experienceClassification: Full Time, PermanentCommencing: Immediate StartClosing Date: Friday, 5th...

3yr+ ago

Position: CookSalary Range: $51,894 - $53,809 pending experienceClassification: Full Time, PermanentCommencing: Immediate StartClosing Date: Friday, 5th...

Station Cook

Triploe C Beef

Pentland, Townsville

Triple C Beef is a family run operation with properties throughout North QLD.We are currently seeking a cook for immediate start on Lolworth Station. Duties will...

3yr+ ago

Triple C Beef is a family run operation with properties throughout North QLD.We are currently seeking a cook for immediate start on Lolworth Station. Duties will...

Home Help/ Farm Hand

BST Pty Ltd

Charters Towers, Townsville

All rounder required for North Queensland Cattle Station.Position includes a variety of roles - ranging from cleaning and gardening, to childcare and general farm...

3yr+ ago

All rounder required for North Queensland Cattle Station.Position includes a variety of roles - ranging from cleaning and gardening, to childcare and general farm...

Labour , Loader/unloader

Zulno

Townville, Townsville

Loading /unloading furniture

3yr+ ago

Loading /unloading furniture

Van Transport Townsville To Nsw/vic Border

Pallay

Townsville

Hello - we are looking to get our van from Townsville to Melbourne. However, because of COVID, we know that it may not be possible for you to drive into VIC. We are...

3yr+ ago

Hello - we are looking to get our van from Townsville to Melbourne. However, because of COVID, we know that it may not be possible for you to drive into VIC. We are...

Wait Staff

ThaiAgain

Nelly Bay, Townsville

ThaiAgain is the only Thai restaurant on Beautiful Magnetic Island , we are seeking experienced staff to join us . We currently open six nights per week but will be...

3yr+ ago

ThaiAgain is the only Thai restaurant on Beautiful Magnetic Island , we are seeking experienced staff to join us . We currently open six nights per week but will be...

Labourer

Northern Rural Services

Townsville

Looking for a hard working backpacker to assist in the construction of water tanks.

3yr+ ago

Looking for a hard working backpacker to assist in the construction of water tanks.

Home Help/gardener

BST Pty Ltd

Charters Towers, Townsville

Active person required for 4.5 hours a day to help around the house and gardening on family cattle station.Role includes general cleaning duties, weeding and...

3yr+ ago

Active person required for 4.5 hours a day to help around the house and gardening on family cattle station.Role includes general cleaning duties, weeding and...

Food Production Operators

Bestlan Group of Companies

Bohle, Townsville

Job DescriptionAn opportunity to be apart of a company whose core expertise in fruit and fruit technology has earned them a position as an international market...

3yr+ ago

Job DescriptionAn opportunity to be apart of a company whose core expertise in fruit and fruit technology has earned them a position as an international market...

Teacher/home Help For Cattle Station

BST Pty Ltd

Charters Towers, Townsville

Qualified primary school teacher required for 8 weeks work teaching an 8 year boy, Grade 2 curriculum.Some home help also required.We live on a cattle...

3yr+ ago

Qualified primary school teacher required for 8 weeks work teaching an 8 year boy, Grade 2 curriculum.Some home help also required.We live on a cattle...

Welding

Rat Engineering

Hughenden Qld, Townsville

Looking for someone who is honest, reliable, neat, particular for small workshop 400km west of Townsville.Activities ranging in -Welding and fabrication of steel,...

3yr+ ago

Looking for someone who is honest, reliable, neat, particular for small workshop 400km west of Townsville.Activities ranging in -Welding and fabrication of steel,...

Temporary Cleaner

Ardent Cleaning Services

Bushland Beach, Townsville

Looking for a temporary cleaner who lives in Proserpine or Airlie Beach$25/per hour- must have white card- the job will be located in Proserpine- Drivers...

3yr+ ago

Looking for a temporary cleaner who lives in Proserpine or Airlie Beach$25/per hour- must have white card- the job will be located in Proserpine- Drivers...

Want To Live In Beautiful Townsville? Live In Aupair Postion Available

Gladstone

Mount Louisa, Townsville

Hi!We are looking for our next wonderful, fun lovingAupair to join us in Townsville.Due to work commitments we find ourselves looking for someone to join...

4yr+ ago

Hi!We are looking for our next wonderful, fun lovingAupair to join us in Townsville.Due to work commitments we find ourselves looking for someone to join...

Au Pair Required Asap - Short Or Long Term Considered

Gladstone

Mount Louisa, Townsville

*****Au pair / Big sister needed*****We are looking for our next Au pair to join us in beautiful Townsville.You role will be helping with our 2 kids, one is in...

4yr+ ago

*****Au pair / Big sister needed*****We are looking for our next Au pair to join us in beautiful Townsville.You role will be helping with our 2 kids, one is in...

Loving, Fun Au Pair Required Asap

Gladstone

townsville, Townsville

*****Au pair / Big sister needed*****We are looking for our next Au pair to join us in beautiful Townsville.You role will be helping with our 2 kids, one is in...

4yr+ ago

*****Au pair / Big sister needed*****We are looking for our next Au pair to join us in beautiful Townsville.You role will be helping with our 2 kids, one is in...

Au Pair / Big Sister Needed

Gladstone

Townsville

We are looking for our next big sister / Au pair to join our family on our new adventures.We have a 6 year old girl who is about to start grade 1 and a 3 year old...

4yr+ ago

We are looking for our next big sister / Au pair to join our family on our new adventures.We have a 6 year old girl who is about to start grade 1 and a 3 year old...

Native Plant Nursery Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Townsville

Overlooking beautiful Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island, the Ocean View nursery concentrates on producing local provenance species for planting in areas around Townsville...

4yr+ ago

Overlooking beautiful Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island, the Ocean View nursery concentrates on producing local provenance species for planting in areas around Townsville...

Creekwatch Field Volunteer

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Townsville

We monitor water quality across a number of local creeks using comprehensive assessment techniques that include the following:Physical/chemical analysisMacro...

4yr+ ago

We monitor water quality across a number of local creeks using comprehensive assessment techniques that include the following:Physical/chemical analysisMacro...

Experienced Painter

True Colours Professional Painting

Townsville

Looking for Skilled and experienced Painters only.The job is in Townsville which is classed as regional and will go towards your 88days sign off.Please don't waste...

4yr+ ago

Looking for Skilled and experienced Painters only.The job is in Townsville which is classed as regional and will go towards your 88days sign off.Please don't waste...

Head Chef

Thetaphouse

Townsville

We are seeking a creative Head Chef to join our team! Details below:Head Chef https://www.seek.com.au/Job/39221562/?cid=ios-shareThe TapHouse Townsville is...

4yr+ ago

We are seeking a creative Head Chef to join our team! Details below:Head Chef https://www.seek.com.au/Job/39221562/?cid=ios-shareThe TapHouse Townsville is...

Temporary Au Pair

van Santen

Townsville

Looking for a temporary (16-29 May) au pair to help with our 4 school aged children.You will need to help with before and after school care, cooking, tidying and...

5yr+ ago

Looking for a temporary (16-29 May) au pair to help with our 4 school aged children.You will need to help with before and after school care, cooking, tidying and...

Au Pair

Ingram fishing

Townsville

We are looking for a live in au pair.(NO COUPLES )I have twin girls who are now 16 months old. They are pretty cruisey, but looking for help over the weekend and...

5yr+ ago

We are looking for a live in au pair.(NO COUPLES )I have twin girls who are now 16 months old. They are pretty cruisey, but looking for help over the weekend and...

Temporary Worker

Townsville

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

5yr+ ago

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

Beach Scrub Conservation Field Volunteer

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Townsville

We have volunteers opportunities for our Beach Scrub Project, which aims to protect and restore beach scrub semi-evergreen vine thickets, a critically endangered...

5yr+ ago

We have volunteers opportunities for our Beach Scrub Project, which aims to protect and restore beach scrub semi-evergreen vine thickets, a critically endangered...

Au Pair

Ingram fishing

Townsville

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 Queensland.I have recently given birth to twins baby...

5yr+ ago

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 Queensland.I have recently given birth to twins baby...

Live In Demi-pair For Sunny Townsville

The Allen Family

Townsville

Demi-pair position - Everything included, no pocket money.We are looking for someone to live-in. I don't need you to do 38 hours for me so there is plenty of time...

5yr+ ago

Demi-pair position - Everything included, no pocket money.We are looking for someone to live-in. I don't need you to do 38 hours for me so there is plenty of time...

Au Pair

Vagulans

Townsville

Looking for an Au Pair to start as soon as possible and to be available for 3-9months. We offer a Weekly income, free accommodation in your own cottage, and food and...

6yr+ ago

Looking for an Au Pair to start as soon as possible and to be available for 3-9months. We offer a Weekly income, free accommodation in your own cottage, and food and...

Horse/child Help

townsville, Townsville

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

6yr+ ago

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

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Jobs in Townsville
Find jobs in Townsville, QLD

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.

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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.