Great Barrier Reef Jobs for Backpackers

Experienced Tree Workers Wanted In Cairns And Townsville

MPDT Townsville, Cairns, Queensland

Published: 22nd May 2024

Outstanding, Artistic Gardener

Lavish Gardens Pty Ltd Castlecrag, New South Wales

Published: 22nd May 2024

Maintenance, Fencing, Front Of House, Cleaning, Carpentry Construction A B N Contractors

1sHc, Nord Trond, deskPlex, CDEM, CandC Parks BALLARAT, Ballarat

Published: 21st May 2024

Maintenance, Fencing, Front Of House, Cleaning, Carpentry Construction A B N Contractors

1sHc, Nord Trond, deskPlex, CDEM, CandC Parks Stawell, Ballarat

Published: 21st May 2024

Maintenance, Fencing, Front Of House, Cleaning, Carpentry Construction A B N Contractors

1sHc, Nord Trond, deskPlex, CDEM, CandC Parks Mystic Park, Mildura

Published: 21st May 2024

Heavy Diesel Mechanic

J & S Truck and Machinery Repairs Wedgefield WA, Western Australia

Published: 16th May 2024

Roofer/roof Plumber/carpenter

Crawford Constructions Pty Ltd Moree, New South Wales

Published: 15th May 2024

Most Recent Jobs

Aupair On Magnetic Island

Kerans

Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island

We are an experienced host family (having had 20 Au Pairs/ Nannies over 10 years, four of them for 12 months each) and are currently searching for an Aupair to start...

1mth ago

We are an experienced host family (having had 20 Au Pairs/ Nannies over 10 years, four of them for 12 months each) and are currently searching for an Aupair to start...

Be Apart Of Fab And Fun Hostel Family And Learn New Skills On The Job!

Gladstone Backpackers

Gladstone Central, Queensland

Gladstone is a quaint city situated along the Southern Great Barrier Reef, and Gladstone Backpackers is renowned for its unique, relaxed, and homely atmosphere. We...

3mth ago

Gladstone is a quaint city situated along the Southern Great Barrier Reef, and Gladstone Backpackers is renowned for its unique, relaxed, and homely atmosphere. We...

Au Pair On Magnetic Island!

Mills

Magnetic Island

Hi Au Pairs!I am looking for someone to start ASAP.The important facts:- We are a family of 4 females. (Mum and 3 daughters aged 1, 3 and 6)- Our home...

6mth ago

Hi Au Pairs!I am looking for someone to start ASAP.The important facts:- We are a family of 4 females. (Mum and 3 daughters aged 1, 3 and 6)- Our home...

Chef - Commis Or Cdp - Get Your 88 Days

Sovereign Hotel Group

Bedarra Island, Cairns

QUALIFIED CHEF - BEDARRA ISLANDChef De Partie/Commis Chef - Bedarra Island ResortBedarra Island Resort is a multi-award winning resort located in tropical...

7mth ago

QUALIFIED CHEF - BEDARRA ISLANDChef De Partie/Commis Chef - Bedarra Island ResortBedarra Island Resort is a multi-award winning resort located in tropical...

Chef/cook - Vibrant Hotel Rockhampton

Kalka Palms Hotel Motel

Rockhampton, Queensland

Kalka Palms Hotel Motel is located in Rockhampton, known as Australia’s Beef Capital in Central Queensland straddling the Fitzroy River, bordered by the Berserker...

1yr+ ago

Kalka Palms Hotel Motel is located in Rockhampton, known as Australia’s Beef Capital in Central Queensland straddling the Fitzroy River, bordered by the Berserker...

Room Attendant

Ibis Mackay

Mackay, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Casual Loaded pay rates starting from $27.15 per hour on weekdays and up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Positions available now. Work available year round....

2yr+ ago

Casual Loaded pay rates starting from $27.15 per hour on weekdays and up to $38.00 per hour on Sundays! Positions available now. Work available year round....

Restaurant

ferntree rainforest lodge

Cape Tribulation, Cairns

We are looking for experienced food and beverage staff as we gear up for the busy season ahead. Sound knowledge of restaurant and bar operations required, barista...

2yr+ ago

We are looking for experienced food and beverage staff as we gear up for the busy season ahead. Sound knowledge of restaurant and bar operations required, barista...

 

Helpers Required On Pumpkin Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef

Pumpkin Island

Pumpkin Island, Keppel Bay, Queensland

We're looking for a enthusiastic couple to assist with our accommodation on a small tropical island, located just off the coast of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast....

We're looking for a enthusiastic couple to assist with our accommodation on a small tropical island, located just off the coast of Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast....

 

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.

Work For Accommodation In A Tropical Rainforest Hostel

Jackaroo Treehouse

Mission Beach, Queensland

Feel like living in the tropics and enjoying the tropical rainforest and beach lifestyle?Want to work on your tan and live in a tropical rainforest right next to...

3yr+ ago

Feel like living in the tropics and enjoying the tropical rainforest and beach lifestyle?Want to work on your tan and live in a tropical rainforest right next to...

 

Spa/massage Therapist

Anjea Day Spa

AGNES WATER, Queensland

Anjea Day Spa is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist who shares our passion for delivering an unrivaled level of service to join the Spa Team. You will need to be...

Anjea Day Spa is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist who shares our passion for delivering an unrivaled level of service to join the Spa Team. You will need to be...

 

Yoga Teacher/ Housekeeping/ Foh

Sojourn Properties

Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

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 living and working on the beautiful Long Island...

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 living and working on the beautiful Long Island...

Travel Sales Specalist

Happy Travels Australia

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Who are we? >>>Happy Travels is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have many locations in Sydney and a whole network covering Australia and...

4yr+ ago

Who are we? >>>Happy Travels is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have many locations in Sydney and a whole network covering Australia and...

Housekeeper/front Of House/yoga (bonus)

Sojourn Properties

Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Housekeeper/Front of house/Yoga Teacher (bonus) to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all living and working on...

4yr+ ago

Job DescriptionWe are looking for a Housekeeper/Front of house/Yoga Teacher (bonus) to come and join our team. We are a team of 7 people all living and working on...

Volunteer

Gladstone Backpackers

Gladstone QLD, Queensland

Experience the real Australia here! Located off the beaten path midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach, Gladstone offers the unique blend of country, coast,...

4yr+ ago

Experience the real Australia here! Located off the beaten path midway between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach, Gladstone offers the unique blend of country, coast,...

 

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.

Fun Travel Agency Sales Job Byron Bay

Happy Travels Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Who are Happy Travels?Happy Travels are Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 5 stores in prime locations around Byron Bay with a dynamic...

4yr+ ago

Who are Happy Travels?Happy Travels are Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 5 stores in prime locations around Byron Bay with a dynamic...

 

Join Our All Expenses Road Trip Team

Pro Fundraising Services

Sydney, New South Wales

Fantastic opportunity to join an all expenses paid travel trip around NSW!!!• $21 - $24 + bonus + super• Option to be based in Sydney or on permanent road...

4yr+ ago

Fantastic opportunity to join an all expenses paid travel trip around NSW!!!• $21 - $24 + bonus + super• Option to be based in Sydney or on permanent road...

Au Pair

Lucht

Moranbah, Queensland

We are a relaxed family of 5 located in moranbah, a rural town on the east coast of Queensland.Myself, my husband Dustin, callum 14, Toby 12 and Jackson 4.We are...

4yr+ ago

We are a relaxed family of 5 located in moranbah, a rural town on the east coast of Queensland.Myself, my husband Dustin, callum 14, Toby 12 and Jackson 4.We are...

Backpackers Wanted

Captain Cook Holiday Village

Seventeen Seventy, Bundaberg

Captain Cook Holiday Village is looking for backpackers to exchange 10 hrs of work/week for free accommodation. We are a caravan park located in the beautiful town of...

4yr+ ago

Captain Cook Holiday Village is looking for backpackers to exchange 10 hrs of work/week for free accommodation. We are a caravan park located in the beautiful town of...

Volunteer At Our Kangaroo Sanctuary

Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary

Agnes Water, Bundaberg

At Horizons we are committed and dedicated to our environment and the impact on our native animals so being an animal lover is a must. We have been rehabilitating and...

4yr+ ago

At Horizons we are committed and dedicated to our environment and the impact on our native animals so being an animal lover is a must. We have been rehabilitating and...

Beauty Therapist

Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

AGNES WATER, Queensland

Anjea Day Spa is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist who shares our passion for delivering an unrivaled level of service to join the Spa Team. You will need to be...

5yr+ ago

Anjea Day Spa is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist who shares our passion for delivering an unrivaled level of service to join the Spa Team. You will need to be...

Experience Aussie Beach Lifestyle At A Small Resort In Central Qld

Emus Beach Resort

Emu Park, Queensland

Emu Park is a small beachside town and is the Gateway to Great Keppel Island. You can swim with turtles and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. The closest major town is...

5yr+ ago

Emu Park is a small beachside town and is the Gateway to Great Keppel Island. You can swim with turtles and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. The closest major town is...

 

Sick Of Farm Work? Love The Banter?

EcoSavers

RICHMOND, Victoria

MELBOURNE’S BEST BACKPACKER JOB!!!!Call/SMS Harlem on 0410 506 943 for an interview TOMORROW!-> Your Full Name-> Traveller/Resident-> Last JobTravel in...

5yr+ ago

MELBOURNE’S BEST BACKPACKER JOB!!!!Call/SMS Harlem on 0410 506 943 for an interview TOMORROW!-> Your Full Name-> Traveller/Resident-> Last JobTravel in...

 

Au Pair To Start Beginnng Of April

Mackenzie

Gladstone, Queensland

We need an au pair start beginning of April 2018.We want you to be a part of the family and enjoy your time with us in our fantastic country Australia.We...

6yr+ ago

We need an au pair start beginning of April 2018.We want you to be a part of the family and enjoy your time with us in our fantastic country Australia.We...

Bar Work

Outback Railway Hotel

Ravenswood, Queensland

We require an energetic happy person to help us run a beautiful old Historic hotel in a Outback Gold mining town in North Queensland.Accommodation and all meals...

6yr+ ago

We require an energetic happy person to help us run a beautiful old Historic hotel in a Outback Gold mining town in North Queensland.Accommodation and all meals...

Great Barrier Reef Jobs in Australia

Great Barrier Reef Jobs
Great Barrier Reef Jobs

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.