Backpacker Jobs Townsville

Food Production Operators

Bestlan Group of Companies Bohle, Townsville

Published: 16th September 2020

Job DescriptionAn opportunity to be apart of a company whose core expertise in fruit and fruit technology has... Read more

Gardening And General House Up Keep

Tyson van Prooije Mundingburra, Townsville

Published: 13th September 2020

I own a company and am to busy to take care of a lot of general house work. I just need someone to keep the house... Read more

2nd Year

Teacher/home Help For Cattle Station

BST Pty Ltd Charters Towers, Townsville

Published: 12th September 2020

Qualified primary school teacher required for 8 weeks work teaching an 8 year boy, Grade 2 curriculum.Some home... Read more

2nd Year

Shop Assistants

Community Enterprise Queensland Palm Island, Townsville

Published: 7th September 2020

We are seeking backpackers for a 3 month contract on Palm Island to work in our supermarket. Read more

2nd Year

Restaurant Supervisor

Sandi's on Magnetic Island Magnetic Island, Townsville

Published: 3rd September 2020

We are currently looking for an experienced Restaurant Supervisor to help our Manager run the day to day operations... Read more

2nd Year

2nd Year Visa Work For Hospitality

The Kingsmen townsville, Townsville

Published: 2nd September 2020

Are you a hospitality super star ?Are you looking to work in a cool resort or hotel ?Do you want work that... Read more

2nd Year

Fruit Picker

NQ Backpackers Ayr, Townsville

Published: 19th August 2020

If you are in Queensland looking for work please respond.If you are coming here for work you must be on Working... Read more

2nd Year

Cook And Bar Attendent

Saunders Beach Bistro and Pizzeria Saunders Beach, Townsville

Published: 12th August 2020

We are looking for two people: at least one must have extensive cooking experience; a qualified chef or cook would be... Read more

Beauty Therapist

wax it TOWNSVILLE, Townsville

Published: 26th July 2020

BEAUTY THERAPIST REQUIRED FOR CHAIN OF SALONSWork and travel along the east coast with a Beauty Company that has... Read more


Rat Engineering Hughenden Qld, Townsville

Published: 20th July 2020

Looking for someone who is honest, reliable, neat, particular for small workshop 400km west of Townsville.... Read more

Station Cook

Triploe C Beef Pentland, Townsville

Published: 19th July 2020

Triple C Beef is a family run operation with properties throughout North QLD.We are currently seeking a cook for... Read more

2nd Year

Temporary Cleaner

Ardent Cleaning Services Bushland Beach, Townsville

Published: 7th July 2020

Looking for a temporary cleaner who lives in Proserpine or Airlie Beach$25/per hour- must have white card-... Read more

Teacher Home Help

BST Pty Ltd Charters Towers, Townsville

Published: 5th June 2020

We required a hardworking, easy going person to help around the house and with care and school of our 7 year old son.... Read more

2nd Year

Beauty Therapist

wax it townsville, Townsville

Published: 21st February 2020

Beauty Therapist -Looking for Therapist passionate about knowledge of the skin to educate guests on treatments... Read more

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

Gladstone Mount Louisa, Townsville

Published: 31st January 2020

Hi!We are looking for our next wonderful, fun lovingAupair to join us in Townsville.Due to work... Read more

Au Pair Required Asap - Short Or Long Term Considered

Gladstone Mount Louisa, Townsville

Published: 29th January 2020

*****Au pair / Big sister needed*****We are looking for our next Au pair to join us in beautiful Townsville.... Read more

Loving, Fun Au Pair Required Asap

Gladstone townsville, Townsville

Published: 23rd January 2020

*****Au pair / Big sister needed*****We are looking for our next Au pair to join us in beautiful Townsville.... Read more

Work For Accommodation On Beautiful Magnetic Island

Arcadia Beach Guest House Magnetic Island, QLD, Townsville

Published: 12th January 2020

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

Au Pair / Big Sister Needed

Gladstone Townsville, Townsville

Published: 28th December 2019

We are looking for our next big sister / Au pair to join our family on our new adventures.We have a 6 year old... Read more

Removals Offsider

GNQ Removals & Transport Hyde Park, Townsville

Published: 11th December 2019

We are looking for a labourer in Hyde Park, Townsville this Sunday on 15th December.Furniture Unloading Job.... Read more

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

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

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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

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 16 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

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

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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

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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.