Great Barrier Reef Jobs for Backpackers

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Food & Beverage Attendants

Cape Trib Beach House Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 19th May 2022

Fantastic opportunity for talented Food & Beverage Attendants to join our passionate and friendly team at Cape Trib... Read more

2nd Year

New

Food & Beverage Attendants - Palm Cove

Accor Apartments & Realty Palm Cove, Cairns

Published: 16th May 2022

Casual loaded rates starting from $27.15 per hour up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Immediate Start! Positions... Read more

2nd Year

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Restaurant Waiter

Thala Beach Lodge Oak Beach, Cairns

Published: 15th May 2022

Thala Beach is located 10 minutes south of Port Douglas, we are on the local bus route in and out of Port Douglas.... Read more

Housekeepers

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 13th May 2022

Want to work in paradise?Well, then, come to Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, located in the heart of Cape Tribulation,... Read more

Massage Therapist

Active Recruitment Pty Ltd Cairns

Published: 12th May 2022

Work in amazing five-star surroundings, in the beautiful Barrier Reef. Permanent full-time positions are being... Read more

Massage Therapist

Active Recruitment Pty Ltd Cairns

Published: 12th May 2022

Work in amazing five-star surroundings, in the beautiful Barrier Reef. Permanent full-time positions are being... Read more

Full-time Charity Brand Ambassador - Hourly Pay + Bonuses!

GIFT Recruitment Sydney and Surrounds, Sydney

Published: 26th April 2022

We are currently advertising the following role on behalf of our client Fundamental Worldwide!Are you looking to... Read more

Room Attendant

Ibis Mackay Mackay, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 6th April 2022

Casual Loaded pay rates starting from $27.15 per hour on weekdays and up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Positions... Read more

2nd Year

 

Whitsunday Catamaran Boat Host/ Deckhand

Whitsunday Catamarans Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 1st April 2022

Whitsunday Catamarans are expanding and looking for a new Boat Hostie/ Deckhand to join our team. You will be working... Read more

2nd Year

Sous Chef

Cape Trib Beach House Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 21st March 2022

Fantastic opportunity for a Sous Chef to join our passionate team. We have recently completed a major refurbishment... Read more

2nd Year

Restaurant

ferntree rainforest lodge Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 15th February 2022

We are looking for experienced food and beverage staff as we gear up for the busy season ahead. Sound knowledge of... Read more

Volunteer For Accommodation

Gladstone Backpackers Gladstone, Bundaberg

Published: 17th November 2021

Experience the real Australia here! Located off the beaten path midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach,... Read more

 

Helpers Required On Pumpkin Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef

Pumpkin Island Pumpkin Island, Keppel Bay, Queensland

Published: 16th March 2021

We're looking for a enthusiastic couple to assist with our accommodation on a small tropical island, located just off... Read more

Work For Accommodation In A Tropical Rainforest Hostel

Jackaroo Treehouse Mission Beach, Queensland

Published: 2nd December 2020

Feel like living in the tropics and enjoying the tropical rainforest and beach lifestyle?Want to work on your tan... Read more

 

Spa/massage Therapist

Anjea Day Spa AGNES WATER, Queensland

Published: 22nd August 2020

Anjea Day Spa is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist who shares our passion for delivering an unrivaled level of... Read more

 

Yoga Teacher/ Housekeeping/ Foh

Sojourn Properties Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 3rd July 2020

We are looking for a yoga teacher/housekeeper/front of house to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all... Read more

2nd Year

>> Experienced Cook

The Mix Gladstone Gladstone, Queensland

Published: 3rd June 2020

The Mix is located in sunny Central Queensland's gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef - Gladstone City.... Read more

 

Travel Sales Specalist

Happy Travels Australia Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Published: 4th March 2020

Who are we? >>>Happy Travels is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have many locations in... Read more

Housekeeper/front Of House/yoga (bonus)

Sojourn Properties Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 3rd March 2020

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Housekeeper/Front of house/Yoga Teacher (bonus) to come and join our team. We... Read more

2nd Year

Volunteer

Gladstone Backpackers Gladstone QLD, Queensland

Published: 9th December 2019

Experience the real Australia here! Located off the beaten path midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach,... Read more

Fun Travel Agency Sales Job Byron Bay

Happy Travels Byron Bay Byron Bay

Published: 4th December 2019

Who are Happy Travels?Happy Travels are Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 5 stores... Read more

 

Join Our All Expenses Road Trip Team

Pro Fundraising Services Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 13th October 2019

Fantastic opportunity to join an all expenses paid travel trip around NSW!!!• $21 - $24 + bonus + super•... Read more

Au Pair

Lucht Moranbah, Queensland

Published: 1st September 2019

We are a relaxed family of 5 located in moranbah, a rural town on the east coast of Queensland.Myself, my husband... Read more

Backpackers Wanted

Captain Cook Holiday Village Seventeen Seventy, Bundaberg

Published: 24th August 2019

Captain Cook Holiday Village is looking for backpackers to exchange 10 hrs of work/week for free accommodation. We... Read more

Volunteer At Our Kangaroo Sanctuary

Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary Agnes Water, Bundaberg

Published: 20th August 2019

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH VARIOUS JOBS.At Horizons we are concerned and dedicated to... Read more

Beauty Therapist

Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa AGNES WATER, Queensland

Published: 19th September 2018

Anjea Day Spa is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist who shares our passion for delivering an unrivaled level of... Read more

Experience Aussie Beach Lifestyle At A Small Resort In Central Qld

Emus Beach Resort Emu Park, Queensland

Published: 30th August 2018

Emu Park is a small beachside town and is the Gateway to Great Keppel Island. You can swim with turtles and snorkel... Read more

 

Sick Of Farm Work? Love The Banter?

EcoSavers RICHMOND, Victoria

Published: 13th August 2018

MELBOURNE’S BEST BACKPACKER JOB!!!!Call/SMS Harlem on 0410 506 943 for an interview TOMORROW!-> Your Full... Read more

 

Au Pair To Start Beginnng Of April

Mackenzie  Gladstone, Queensland

Published: 9th March 2018

We need an au pair start beginning of April 2018.We want you to be a part of the family and enjoy your time... Read more

 

Bar Work

Outback Railway Hotel Ravenswood, Queensland

Published: 24th January 2018

We require an energetic happy person to help us run a beautiful old Historic hotel in a Outback Gold mining town in... Read more

 

"the Geordie Shore" Australian Edition!

Fig Australia MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 18th May 2017

GET PAID TO TRAVEL THROUGH WINTER // SAVE UP FOR SUMMER!WORK WINTER / LOVE SUMMER!ALL ACCOMMODATION PAID FOR!... Read more

Hostel Volunteers - Mission Beach

Scotty's Mission Beach  Mission Beach, Cairns

Published: 6th May 2017

Hey guys!We are looking for some fresh, friendly and fun backpackers to fill volunteer positions available in... Read more

Fun Sales Job In Byron Bay - $24/$39 Per Hour + Bonus

Greyhound Wicked Travel  Byron Bay

Published: 14th March 2017

Greyhound Wicked Travel is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 3 stores in prime... Read more

Fun Sales Job - Cairns

Greyhound Wicked Travel  CAIRNS, Cairns

Published: 24th February 2017

Greyhound Wicked Travel are currently on the hunt for new staff to join our team up here in Cairns.Casual... Read more

Au Pair

Noonan KIRWAN, Queensland

Published: 14th October 2016

Hi, we are a small family, Dad, myself and our daughter who will be 10 in February. We live in Townsville Queensland... Read more

Backpacker Travel Specialist

Indie Travel Byron Bay

Published: 1st August 2016

Indie Travel is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 15 stores in prime locations all the... Read more

Cook/serve - 10 Day Trip On A Reef Charter Boat

Reid Cooktown

Published: 5th July 2016

Looking for a COOK for a 10 Day Barrier Reef CharterDeparture: Cooktown QLDDate: July 16th to 25thAre... Read more

Assistant Cook

RCM fishing  Cairns

Published: 12th May 2016

Female helpers needed to saasst skipper with house duties on board a large fishing vessel. Vessel will be at sea for... Read more

2nd Year

Gardeners/ Landscapers

Dr Know Research Media PR Magnetic Island, Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland, Queensland

Published: 7th October 2015

Gardeners/landscapers/labourers needed on barrier reef island paradise - in exchange for accommodation + 2 meals a... Read more

Painters

Dr Know Research Media PR MAGNETIC ISLAND, GREAT BARRIER REEF, NORTH QUEENSLAND, Queensland

Published: 7th October 2015

Painters needed on barrier reef island paradise - in exchange for accommodation + 2 meals a day in Nelly Bay,... Read more

Demi Pair Wanted Beautiful Cairns

sophia doran , Cairns

Published: 9th January 2014

hi i need help with my 3 kids i just want a couple of hours a week help i live just out of beautiful cairns near the... Read more

Great Barrier Reef Jobs in Australia

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Job opportunities at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Having the opportunity to travel around Australia is the chance of a lifetime. The country boasts so many natural wonders, gorgeous cities, dreamy coastal towns and unique areas. But, even with so many amazing places around Australia, it's no wonder that the Great Barrier Reef is often a firm favourite for anyone lucky enough to visit.

Travelling around Australia can get kind of expensive though, especially if you want to see as many of the stunning attractions as possible before your working holiday is over. A great way to fund your travels is by picking up casual positions along the way. If you're not too sure what job opportunities might be available to you while you're visiting the Reef, we can help. Take a look here at just some of the job opportunities at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

What is the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system and a declared world heritage site. The Reef protects a huge swath of the Australian coastline while acting as an entire ecosystem in its own right. It is home to thousands of species of fish and all manner of sea creatures including whales, dolphins and sea turtles. It is located along the east coast of Queensland and is considered an absolute must on every tourist's to-do list.

What kind of jobs can you get around the Great Barrier Reef?

There are plenty of different job opportunities based around the Great Barrier Reef. These jobs vary quite a lot which means there should be something for everyone in terms of skills required, interests and working hours preferred. Anyone looking for casual or part-time work should have some luck in the following industries:

1. Scuba and snorkelling tours

Diving and snorkelling are incredibly popular activities along the Reef. If you’re experienced at scuba diving or snorkelling, there’s a good chance that you will be able to work in the diving industry.

2. Fishing boats and boat trips

With fishing being such a popular sport throughout Australia, it’s not surprising that the Reef offers up some of the best fishing in the country. Fishing trips, charter boats and boat trips are consistently popular tourist activities on the Reef, so if you have any experience on a boat or out fishing, you might be able to get work at one of the many companies that offer such services.

3. Hospitality on the Reef

Hospitality is a great industry to be in if you’re looking for a casual or temporary position. There is a huge range of different hospitality positions available from bars and restaurants to cafes, food trucks and fast food. Many venues are willing to train you on the job, so it’s not imperative that you have experience behind a bar or on a restaurant floor. This makes it a great industry around the Great Barrier Reef.

4. Housekeeping jobs on the Reef

With hotels, hostels and campgrounds located up and down the Reef, picking up a housekeeping job shouldn’t be too hard at all. Housekeeping is great as it is easy to fit your work hours around your travels and explorations, which gives you plenty of time to experience the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory.

3. Retail positions on the Reef

If you have any customer service experience, you might be able to land yourself a part-time retail position in one of the many towns along the Great Barrier Reef. Retail is a great job option as it is often a part-time position that pays decently well. It will fit around your adventuring well and help fund the next leg of your travels.

Experience the adventure

One of the best things about working in the tourism industry is that you will be able to get out and experience the Reef while also earning some money for your travels.

Spending time along the Great Barrier Reef is a truly unique experience. It’s a beautiful location and offers some of the most diverse marine life on the planet. Spending some extra time along the East Coast experiencing the Reef in greater detail while building up your travel funds is a great way to spend part of your working holiday. There are plenty of jobs available, all that’s left for you to do is to decide what industry you would like to work in while you’re staying there.