Barista Jobs for Backpackers

Floor Staff/ Waiting Staff/baristas

AHM GROUP Condobolin/ Murrurundi/ Brewarrina, New South Wales

Published: 9th October 2016

Need polite, reliable, energetic and can do attitude backpackers for a busy retail outlet in regional areas. Must... Read more

Barista /front Of House

ESC  Docklands , Melbourne

Published: 9th September 2016

Experienced barista, cafe staffExp in fast paced environmentMust be reliable - and speaks English fluently... Read more

Looking For Guys And Girls For Fun And Rewarding Promo Work

Sauber Promotions Milton, Brisbane

Published: 5th September 2016

Looking for Girls and Guys to get involved with our upcoming Promo campaigns.We are a promotions company... Read more

Barista Required For A Busy Little Cafe


Published: 29th August 2016

Located in the heart of Ivanhoe, our little neighborhood friendly café is looking for an experienced barista to join... Read more

Waitstaff - Arbory Bar

Arbory Bar & Eatery Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Published: 25th August 2016

ARBORY WANTS YOU!Arbory, a large scale Bar & Eatery located between Flinders St Station and the Yarra in... Read more


Arbory Bar & Eatery Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Published: 25th August 2016

ARBORY WANTS YOU!Arbory, a large scale Bar & Eatery located between Flinders St Station and the Yarra in... Read more

Live In Cafe Allrounder

The Beggar's Bowl Anywhere

Published: 17th August 2016

Hi! I have a cafe in the cbd that is in need of an experienced cafe allrounder, preferably with barista skills and a... Read more

Awesome Barista For Event At Sandown Racecourse 13th&14th Aug

Airstream Events Group Pty Ltd Sandown Racecourse Melboure, Melbourne

Published: 10th August 2016

Want to be part of a very cool event, serving great coffee from one of the best food vans in the country?... Read more

Event Bar And Wait Staff

Nosh Hospitality Sydney, Sydney

Published: 10th August 2016

Nosh Hospitality is Sydney's leading event staffing agency, and we're looking forenthusiastic people with... Read more


Pink Roadhouse Oodnadatta, Oodnadatta

Published: 6th July 2016

Looking for an outback experience……We at the PINK ROADHOUSE (in outback northern South Australia) are looking... Read more

Front House Staff / Barista

Spoon Deli Cafe East Brisbane East Brisbane , Brisbane

Published: 26th May 2016

Located in East Brisbane, our café is looking for an experienced barista to join the team. Full time availability is... Read more

Cook, Barista

Crossroads Cafe Crookwell, New South Wales

Published: 10th May 2016

We are looking for experienced staff to join our fun team. Read more

2nd Year

Restaurant And Housekeeping

Roma Explorers Inn Roma, Queensland

Published: 29th April 2016

We are looking for experienced a la carte restaurant staff with barista skills to join us here in Roma Qld. You... Read more

Hospitality All Rounders For Event Work

Main Event Catering PTY LTD Bundall, Gold Coast

Published: 18th April 2016

Hospitality staff wanted!For event day work in the Bundall Area on the Gold Coast from the 29th of May until the... Read more

Baristas And Cafe Assistant

Mallee deli / swagman jacks  Ouyen , Victoria

Published: 11th March 2016

We are currently seeking an energetic person who's able to make coffees ,as well as being able to serve customers ,... Read more



Published: 23rd October 2015

Experienced Barista need for Front of House in country location but just under 100k's from Perth. Accommodation on... Read more

2nd Year

Event Staff Needed For 11 Days Sports Event

Skydive the Beach Perth, Perth

Published: 7th October 2015

Event staff needed for an 11-day sports event in the Avon Valley between the 30th October - 9th November.We're... Read more

Barista With Personality And Has Pride In Their Work

Bar Sur Loup Balwyn North, Melbourne

Published: 18th August 2015

Looking to hire a barista on casual basis approx 20 hours/week, more if good.You need to have experience in coffee... Read more

Barista/ Waitperson/ All Rounder

Kembali Cafe Blueys Beach, New South Wales

Published: 8th August 2015

Kembali Cafe is looking for one or two cafe all-rounders who are highly qualified & passionate about coffee making.... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendant

Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth, Western Australia

Published: 6th August 2015

Novotel Ningaloo Resort is recruiting for our very busy whaleshark season in Exmouth. We will be looking for... Read more


Fussy Pots Ashburton, Melbourne

Published: 12th July 2015

Growing business is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Head Barista to join our lively and creative crew. We are... Read more

2nd Year

Experienced Waitperson

The Boatshed South West Rocks South West Rocks, South West Rocks, NSW

Published: 9th June 2015

Experienced waitperson required for busy waterfront restaurant cafe. Currently open 5 days a week increasing in... Read more

2nd Year

Mobile Coffee Van

The Long Black Sutherland , Sydney

Published: 13th May 2015

Hello fellow travellers! we are looking for friendly and hardworking staff to join our fun mobile coffee van . We... Read more


goldfields tavern Anywhere

Published: 24th February 2015

Barperson/barista/allrounder required.Located in Lucknow Nsw, 10 mins from Orange and 3hours from Sydney.2... Read more

Barperson – On The Ski Slopes

Zima Kuca Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 16th February 2015

2015 Ski Season is just around the corner.At Kareela Hütte we are looking for an experienced barperson who also... Read more

Waiters - Thredbo Ski Season

Zima Kuca Pty Ltd Anywhere

Published: 16th February 2015

2015 Ski Season is just around the corner.At Kareela Hütte we are looking for experienced waiters & baristas who... Read more


The Fig Cafe Swanbourne, Perth

Published: 19th September 2014

Does a Synesso make you sizzle?Does Single Origin make you swoon?Do you speak volumetrics?The Fig's Synessos... Read more

Bar Barista Bistro Personel

Carlon's Sarina

Published: 27th August 2014

Experienced bar& barista person, bistro/waitressing/kitchen work & barista an advantageFriendly, honest, well... Read more

Coffee All Rounder

raikas restaurant Western Australia

Published: 26th August 2014

looking for Hospitality Staff, Kitchen hands, Cooks, Chefs, Barista, Coffee Shop Staff, Pastry Chefs...if u are an... Read more

Cafe Staff

Rebecca Cafe Manager  Victoria

Published: 11th June 2014

Café Staff Required for Busy café - Must be an ALL rounder and have Barista Experience. Mon-Fri work, Day shifts... Read more


Rebecca Cafe Managerr Victoria

Published: 11th June 2014

Experienced Barista Required for busy cafe. We require someone who is experieneced enough to run a machine on their... Read more

Experienced Barista

The Continental Cafe Western Australia

Published: 4th March 2014

Fulltime position for an experienced barista in Exmouth Western Australia, gateway to the Ningaloo reef. Barista... Read more

Barista Jobs in Australia

Barista Jobs Australia
Barista Jobs

Australia is world-famous for its independent coffee shops, with Sydney and Melbourne in particular renowned for the wealth of choice on offer. The coffee industry in Australia grew to around $8.2 billion in 2016/17, with cafes and restaurants leading the charge. Considering the sheer variety of establishments in the country, a barista job can be the perfect choice for working holidaymakers in Australia. Here's a few reasons why:

In Australia, as in many other parts of the world, barista work is seen as casual, often being fulfilled by students or other young working holidaymakers needing to save significant amounts of money in a short amount of time.

Most barista jobs involve short shifts of between three and seven hours, but cafes are open from early in the morning to fairly late in the evening, so you should be able to choose the hours that best suit you.

Casual employees will work for an hourly rate, which can actually be higher paid than full-time work. Hospitality jobs in Australia pay a decent base wage, with hourly rates tending to be between $15 and $20 per hour. If you have the opportunity to work late nights, weekends of public holidays, this may be paid extra – 'double time' or 'time and a half'.

You'll also have the opportunity to earn extra through tips. Although Australia has no compulsory service charge, good service is usually rewarded with a tip of around 10% of the bill. Tips tend to be pooled among staff, but you could still earn a significant amount.

Australia is a nation of coffee buffs – Melbourne alone contains around 1,600 cafes and restaurants and traditional, ubiquitous coffee chains found across the rest of the world – such as Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero – are conspicious by their absence.

Even smaller, more remote towns will have at least one cafe, so wherever you want to travel in the vast country, you should be able to find a place to show off your barista skills.

By its very nature, barista work involves meeting and interacting with new people – whether staff or customers - on a daily basis. Travelling can be a lonely experience, particularly if you've arrived in Australia on your own, but working as a barista can give you the opportunity to team up with like-minded people you could eventually become friends with – while you never know which colourful characters could come in and order a soy chai latte!