Island Jobs for Backpackers

Kitchen Hands & Housekeepers

Cathedrals on Fraser FRASER ISLAND, Queensland

Published: 15th October 2021

We are a campground located on the east coast of Fraser Island, Queensland. We are currently looking for Kitchen... Read more

New

Hotel All-rounder Bar, Bottleshop & Gaming

Lemke Hotels P/L T/A Torres Straits Hotel THURSDAY ISLAND, Queensland

Published: 8th October 2021

We are looking for an energetic, can do Hotel All-Rounder Bar, BottleShop & Gaming person or couple for an immediate... Read more

2nd Year

Cook / Chef

Lemke Hotels P/L T/A Torres Straits Hotel Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 8th October 2021

We are looking for an energetic, can do Cook or Chef single person or couple for an immediate start at Australia's... Read more

2nd Year

Hotel Staff - Bar, Restaurant, Bottle Shop, Gaming, House Keeping

Pubpro Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 7th October 2021

Live and work on magnificent Thursday Island.Heaps of hours available, accommodation & meal allowance, award pay... Read more

2nd Year

Cook/chef

Frankies on Rotto Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Published: 28th September 2021

Frankie’s on Rotto is a small venue on the stunning Rottnest Island. We are looking for a couple of cooks/chefs to... Read more

Seeking Chefs Looking For A Seachange

Governors Lodge Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 28th September 2021

Governor’s Lodge Resort on Norfolk Island are seeking chefs who are passionate about delivering memorable guest... Read more

2nd Year

Food And Beverage Postion On Beautiful Norfolk Island

Castaway Norfolk Island Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 20th September 2021

Castaway Norfolk Island - is seeking a Restaurant and Bar All Rounders (2 or 3 positions) for our busy Resort and... Read more

2nd Year

Chef/cook

Discovery Holiday Parks Rottnest Island, WA, Perth

Published: 16th September 2021

Discovery Parks has multiple roles in Western Australia for a qualified Chef or unqualified Cook on a full-time basis... Read more

Chef De Partie

Discovery Holiday Parks Rottnest Island, WA, Perth

Published: 16th September 2021

About UsNestled into the sand dunes in one of the most relaxed and breathtaking coastal locations in Australia,... Read more

Work On Fraser Island

fibh Fraser Island, Queensland

Published: 12th September 2021

Why just visit Fraser Island when you can live here??Hi guys and girls. We are looking for 2 fun and... Read more

Seeking Resort All-rounders- Work On Beautiful Norfolk Island!

Governors Lodge Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 4th September 2021

Governor’s Lodge Resort on Norfolk Island are seeking personalities who are passionate about delivering memorable... Read more

2nd Year

Bottle Shop Attendant

Grand Hotel Thursday Island, QLD, Cairns

Published: 1st September 2021

The Grand Hotel Thursday Island requires a bottle shop attendant.The position involves serving customers stocking... Read more

2nd Year

Kitchenhand / Cafe Service

Island Rooster Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 22nd July 2021

We are looking for someone to join our team to start as soon as possible. The position is a combination of... Read more

2nd Year

Bathroom Tiler

Ilantro Nelly Bay, Queensland

Published: 13th July 2021

Need bathrooms and kitchen in hotel rooms retiled. Perfect for experienced travelling tiler. Live in paradise on... Read more

Live In Hospitality All Rounders Required Asap In Norfolk Island

Labour hire and recruitment Pty ltd Norfolk Island, New South Wales

Published: 23rd May 2021

Are you Hospitality all rounder looking for a sea change We are looking for motivated professionals to join our... Read more

All Rounder

Maclean Parks Pty Ltd Fraser Island, Queensland

Published: 12th May 2021

I’m looking for a Offsider to assist me for one week starting on the 10th May on Fraser IslandIncludes yard work... Read more

Chefs Needed In Regional Sa

Atlas People & Atlas Chefs Adelaide, South Australia

Published: 5th May 2021

Our client is located in the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Region. With the Urimbirra Wildlife Park calling your name... Read more

Cleaner

Norfolk Island cleaners Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 22nd April 2021

We are an awesome team. The only contract cleaning team on Norfolk Island. We cover accommodations, private... Read more

2nd Year

Kangaroo Island - Aquaculture Allrounder

KAR Management Pty Ltd American River, South Australia

Published: 22nd April 2021

Looking for an island experience? Wanting to work through the offpeak season down South? Our oyster farm is located... Read more

Chefs Needed For Mining In Qld And Wa

Atlas People & Atlas Chefs Townsville, Townsville

Published: 24th March 2021

Our client is located in northern Queensland. A trip to Magnetic Island, a guided snorkel dive through wrecks, a... 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

Duty Manager

Penneshaw Hotel Penneshaw, South Australia

Published: 12th March 2021

Penneshaw Hotel on Kangaroo Island is seeking an experienced Duty Manager to join our small teamWe are looking... Read more

Housekeeper

Grand Hotel Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 9th March 2021

The Grand Hotel Thursday Island is seeking the services of a housekeeper.The position can be full time or casual... Read more

Cellar Door Sales Staff And Kitchen Hands

Dudley Wines Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 3rd February 2021

Dudley Wines Cellar Door is looking for energetic staff with great customer service skills to join our team on... Read more

2nd Year

Aupair In Tropical Paradise

Kerans Horseshoe Bay, Townsville

Published: 22nd January 2021

AU PAIR - MAGNETIC ISLAND - FROM MARCH 2021Hi Au Pairs!We are an experienced host family (having had 13 Au... Read more

We Are Seeking Top Skilled Chef For Swell Lodge, Situated On A Remote...

Swell Lodge Christmas Island, Western Australia

Published: 21st January 2021

This is an experience of a lifetime to live in paradise and experience the natural beauty of a remote tropical... Read more

Work For Accommodation On Beautiful Magnetic Island

Arcadia Beach Guest House Magnetic Island, QLD, Townsville

Published: 7th January 2021

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

Gardeners Labourer

Torres Strait Landscaping Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 27th November 2020

Torres Strait Landscaping is currently seeking a gardeners labourer to join our small team.This casual position... Read more

Hospitality All Rounder

Grand Hotel Thursday Island, Cairns

Published: 19th November 2020

The Grand Hotel Thursday Island is seeking a Hospitality All-Rounder for our hotel on beautiful Thursday Island in... Read more

Wait Staff

ThaiAgain Nelly Bay, Townsville

Published: 1st November 2020

ThaiAgain is the only Thai restaurant on Beautiful Magnetic Island , we are seeking experienced staff to join us .... Read more

2nd Year

Cooks, Management, Casual Waitstaff

Prendiville Group Broome, Broome

Published: 27th October 2020

JOBS in BROOME!!ARE YOU IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA LOOKING FOR WORK?Ever wanted to see the Kimberleys?Want to ride a... Read more

Cooks, Management, Casual Waitstaff

Prendiville Group Broome, Western Australia

Published: 1st October 2020

ENGAGEMENT ADVERTPrendiville Group owns and operates iconic tourism, hospitality and entertainment venues in some... Read more

Sous Chef

Discovery Parks Rottnest Island, Perth

Published: 23rd September 2020

About UsNestled into the sand dunes in one of the most relaxed and breathtaking coastal locations in Australia,... Read more

Caravan Park Workers

Charnock Business Enterprises SCARNESS, Queensland

Published: 10th September 2020

We are currently seeking a couple to work at our caravan park in Hervey Bay - the position is work for accommodation... Read more

We Have A Fantastic Opportunity For Food And Beverage Staff

Hotel Rottnest Rottnest Island, Perth

Published: 24th August 2020

A family business through and through, Prendiville Group owns and operates 21 iconic tourism, hospitality and... Read more

We Have An Exciting Opportunity For A Steward Supervisor And Stewards To Work...

Hotel Rottnest Rottnest Island, Perth

Published: 24th August 2020

A family business through and through, Prendiville Group owns and operates 21 iconic tourism, hospitality and... Read more

Chefs Wanted!

Hotel Rottnest Rottnest Island, Perth

Published: 24th August 2020

A family business through and through, Prendiville Group owns and operates 21 iconic tourism, hospitality and... Read more

Aupair Sunshine Coast

inggs Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Published: 16th August 2020

Job DescriptionLIVE IN Aupair wanted to start August ?30-35 hours mostly mornings and afternoon/ evenings.Min... 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

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

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

Fun Travel Agency Sales Job Byron Bay

Happy Travels Byron Bay 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

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

Travel Agent

happy travels cairns, Cairns

Published: 22nd November 2019

JOB - 3 MONTHS MINIMUM STAYHAPPY TRAVELS - TRAVEL AGENT $25-$50 HOURLYOur successful Travel team is looking to... Read more

Cook / Chef Lux Eco-lodge Christmas Is, Wa

Swell Lodge Christmas Island, Broome

Published: 17th October 2019

Applications must have been living in Western Australia for the last 14 days and be able to relocate to Christmas... Read more

Beauty Therapist

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 3rd September 2019

EXPERIENCED BEAUTY THERAPIST FOR FLY-IN FLY-OUT OR FULL TIME AT THURSDAY ISLAND.An opportunity exists for an... Read more

Senior Hairdresser

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 3rd September 2019

SENIOR HAIRDRESSER FOR FLY-IN FLY-OUT OR FULL TIME AT THURSDAY ISLAND NORTH QUEENSLAND.An opportunity exists for... Read more

462 Visa Hospitality People

Tropicoast p/l Cardwell, Cairns

Published: 11th August 2019

We are seeking EXPERIENCED hospitality 462 workers seeking second year visa .The position is live on site with... Read more

2nd Year

Live In Bartender

Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beach RAINBOW BEACH, Queensland

Published: 20th July 2019

Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beach is looking for a vibrant new bartender. We operate a large hostel with two active bars... Read more

Vineyard Pruner

Islander Estate Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 11th June 2019

Looking for pruners for our vineyard on Kangaroo Island. Immediate start. Vehicle required. Read more

2nd Year

Various Positions At Freedom Rainbow Beach

Freedom Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach, Queensland

Published: 8th April 2019

**UPDATED 8th March '21**We are budget accomodation called Freedom based in the beautiful town of Rainbow Beach.... Read more

$26 / $39 Per Hour Backpacker Sales Specialist And Promoter

Greyhound Backpacker Specialists Byron Bay, Byron Bay

Published: 14th December 2018

Who is Greyhound Australia Backpacker Travel Specialists? >>We are a Backpacker Travel Specialist agency who... Read more

Epic Surf Shop Position - Come Join Us!

Epic Ocean Adventures Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast

Published: 13th December 2018

We are a Surf & Adventure Shop in Rainbow Beach, who run daily tours to the beautiful Double Island for Kayaking,... Read more

Dairy Farm - Milk Harvester King Island

Labour Solutions Australia King Island, Tasmania

Published: 27th November 2018

Dairy Farm - Milk Harvester - King IslandLooking for 3 skilled Dairy Farm LabourersSkilled with Milk... Read more

Milk Harvester - Dairy Farm

Labour Solutions Australia King Island, Tasmania

Published: 27th November 2018

Farm Labourer - Milk Harvester. King Island.Looking for 3 x dairy farm labourers for immediate start to King... Read more

Kitchen Hand/cook

Cactus Kangaroo Island kingscote, South Australia

Published: 25th October 2018

We are looking for a cook/kitchen hand to join our team at Cactus Cafe on Kangaroo Island. Full-time hours can be... Read more

Demi Pair

Casey Pearce Beachmere, Brisbane

Published: 2nd October 2018

DEMI PAIR Required from April 2019Duties involve caring for one 10 year old before school (0500-0800) Tues, Wed... Read more

Kangaroo Island

The Kangaroo Island Source Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 7th September 2018

Catering and manufacturing business looking for a couple to come and help out in our busy business for 4 weeks at a... Read more

Travel Consultant

travel bugs Cairns, Cairns

Published: 3rd September 2018

Happy Travels is Looking for Travel consultantsIn a nutshell, we sell every trip you could possibly want in... 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

Dairy Farm Hand - King Island

Labour Solutions Australia Pty Ltd Currie, King Island. Tasmania, Tasmania

Published: 14th August 2018

If you have dairy skills, want to work on a large Australian dairy farm and visit one of those bits of Australia few... Read more

2nd Year

Hospitality Professional - On Norfolk Island - Paradise In The South Pacific

Castaway Norfolk Island Norfolk island, Norfolk Island

Published: 22nd April 2018

Castaway Norfolk Island is seeking Bar/Waitstaff for our Busy Boutique hotelon Norfolk IslandWe are looking... Read more

Greyhound Wickedtravel Is Hiring Now !!!

Greyhound Wickedtravel Byron bay , Byron Bay

Published: 6th February 2018

Are you the next sales superstar?Greyhound Wicked Travel are the number 1 Backpacker travel agency in... Read more

Fraser Island Tag A Long Tours

Rainbow beach adventure company fraser island, Queensland

Published: 20th January 2018

Been to Fraser Island yet? We have an awesome opportunity here for you. Come and volunteer as camp assistants with... Read more

Live For Free And Help Us Out

Woolshed Backpackers Hervey Bay, Sunshine Coast

Published: 20th January 2018

Volunteer for 2-3 hours per day and live in our clean cosy 3 bedroom Queenslander. Minimum 2-3 weeks required.Some... Read more

Japanese Aupair Needed School Holidays.

Casual fare sailing Magnetic island, Queensland

Published: 29th November 2017

Japanese aupair needed for the school holidays, looking after a 9 year old half Japanese boy, includes pocket money... Read more

Au Pair

Hubert Thursday Island , Cairns

Published: 10th November 2017

Au pair needed ASAP on Thursday Island to care for 2 school aged boys for 2-6 months. $200 per week including... Read more

Fundraiser/ Sales Professionals

Thanks 2 You PERTH, Perth

Published: 21st May 2017

FUNDRAISERS/SALES PROFESSIONALS – HUGE EARNING POTENTIAL $$$Do you consider yourself fun, friendly and a great... Read more

Magpie Whisperer

Hannaford and Sachs Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 12th May 2017

If you love animals, are a couple and want to spend a few months on Kangaroo Island in exchange for hanging out with... Read more

Greyhound Travel Sales

Greyhound Wicked Travel Cairns, Cairns

Published: 21st March 2017

Greyhound Travel is the #1 Backpacker Travel Agency and bus company on Australia's East Coast and in land... Read more

Au Pair

Na Anywhere

Published: 16th March 2017

Au pair position on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Available from early to mid may. Minimum 3 month stay.... Read more

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

Greyhound Wicked Travel  Byron Bay, 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

Travel Consultant

wicked travel brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 10th March 2017

Greyhound Wicked Travel is the #1 Backpacker Travel Agency on Australia's East Coast with 17 stores betweenmelbourne... 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

Bar Superstar Needed @ Freedom Rainbow Beach

Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beachs Rainbow Beach, Queensland

Published: 13th December 2016

Have you worked in busy bars, have amazing customer skills, love nightlife and backpackers? – come and work for two... Read more

Receptionist In Busy Hostel With Fraser Island Tour Coordinating

Frasers on Rainbow Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast

Published: 4th December 2016

You have the biggest smile, love people, have computer skills and extraordinary customer service skills. We have the... Read more

Work In Paradise - Kangaroo Island

Hannaford & Sachs Snelling Beach, South Australia

Published: 15th November 2016

We are looking for couples who are interested in working for food and accommodation at a Luxury Accommodation... Read more

Hairdresser

Sundari Salon Currie, Tasmania

Published: 5th November 2016

Qualified hairdresser needed for two-three days a week with the option of more days. Accommodation can be organised... Read more

2nd Year

Jolly Roger Needs A First Mate

The Jolly Roger Bar and Restaurant Norfolk Island , Norfolk Island

Published: 20th October 2016

Enthusiastic Bar/Restaurant Manager required for small, busy Restaurant/Bar/Live music venue on beautiful Norfolk... Read more

2nd Year

Travel Agent - Melbourne

Greyhound Wicked Travel CBD, Melbourne

Published: 22nd September 2016

Greyhound Wicked Travel is the #1 Backpacker Travel Agency on Australia's East Coast with 17 stores between... Read more

House Sitting

nicholls cooloola cove, Sunshine Coast

Published: 5th August 2016

females only to help with house & pet nice house own room internet close to shops bus at door 15min to rainbow beach... Read more

Backpacker Travel Specialist

Indie Travel Byron Bay, 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

Chef

Mariahs Restaurant Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 21st July 2016

Temporary relief running small quiet restaurant in Norfolk Island. Multi-skilling & some split shift required.... Read more

Volunteers Wanted For Nature-based Tourist Park

Seal bay cottages and cafe Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 16th July 2016

We are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and help in our restaurant and cabins on... Read more

Greyhound Wickedtravel Travel Consultant

Greyhound Wicked Travel  Brisbane Centre, Brisbane

Published: 2nd June 2016

Greyhound Wicked Travel Are HIRING!Are you the next sales superstar?Greyhound Wicked Travel are the number... Read more

Urgently Seeking An Amazing Aupair For 2 Beautiful Children In Central...

McIntosh  Blackwater , Queensland

Published: 3rd March 2016

Hello!!Are you an energetic, fun, friendly, smiley and a warm hearted person? Do you genuinely love children? Then... Read more

Work For Accommodation On Beautiful Magnetic Island

Arcadia Beach Guest House ARCADIA, MAGNETIC ISLAND, Magnetic Island

Published: 21st December 2015

We are looking for a single⁄couple or 2 friends to work for accommodation in our beautiful beachfront guest house... Read more

Telesales Agent

Commander Business Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 6th November 2015

Our Company:Commander is currently the No #1 outbound acquisition partner for M2 Telecommunications. We have... Read more

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

2x Short Order Cook

bp seaview deli cafe Cardwell, Cairns

Published: 6th October 2015

The Busy 24hr BP Seaview Cafe in Cardwell, which overlooks the Coral Sea and Hinchinbrook Island is looking for... Read more

Wanted Various Skilled Trades People - Iconic Seaside Town

Airbnb Victor Harbor Anywhere

Published: 28th August 2015

We are located looking for various skilled trades people for 4 to 6 hours per day depending on qualifications and... Read more

Scuba Instructor Wanted

Seawalker @ Green Island Cairns City, Queensland

Published: 12th January 2015

Cairns- Instructors for busy Helmet Diving OperationsSeawalker @ Green Island is now accepting applications for... Read more

Kate Butterworth

Animal Education Mothar Mtn, Sunshine Coast

Published: 30th October 2014

Help at Animal Training center with all things from cleaning kennels and stables, socializing puppies, lots of... Read more

2 X Short Order Cook/barrister/waitress

SEAVIEW DELI CAFE & BP FUEL Cardwell, Cairns

Published: 7th October 2014

**CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY STAFF WANTED**FOR BUSY 24HR CAFE/BAR/TRANSIT STOP, SITUATED 1/2 WAY BETWEEN TOWNSVILLE - CAIRNS... Read more

Casual Food & Beverage Attendants

Aurora Ozone Hotel - Kingscote SA 5223 South Australia

Published: 11th August 2014

This well known and iconic hotel venue located On Kangaroo Island SA is currently looking for Food & Bar staff to... Read more

Plasterers Required On Hayman Island

Hayman Anywhere

Published: 12th September 2013

Require setters and sheeters urgently on hourly rate for the Hayman Island refurbishment project. Accommodation,... Read more

Au Pair Needed For Our 18month Old Boy

Duncan Lumsden Hervey Bay Queensland

Published: 3rd September 2013

We are currently looking for a full time Au Pair / Nanny for our 18month old boy as well as some meal preparation... Read more

Island Jobs in Australia

Island Jobs Australia
Island Jobs Australia

Crystal clear waters. White sands. Golden sunshine. Fancy waking up with all of this on your doorstep?

For most people, working on a beautiful island is just a dream. However, if you are looking to make that dream a reality, there are many island destinations looking for young workers on an Australian working holiday visa for various roles. Can you see yourself volunteering on a vital conservation project? Acting as an au pair for an Australian family? Working in a labour job overlooking a picturesque landscape? Or bar tending in a beachside resort?

We are here to tell you that soon you could be living and working on one of Australia's top island destinations. Here are a few of our favourites:

Magnetic Island

Just 8 kilometres off the coast of the city of Townsville, this island has the best of both worlds. It is remote enough to escape the hustle and bustle, but close enough to return to creature comforts when you need to. This is a hugely popular tourist destination for snorkelling and beach activities, with most workers taking up hospitality roles.

Lizard Island

This exclusive holiday island is tucked into the Great Barrier Reef and boasts more fabulous tropical North Queensland scenery and weather. You might find a gig volunteering to help conserve the reef, with food and board included. Why not make your working holiday count by having a lasting impact on the environment?

Christmas Island

A little further afield, nestled close to Indonesia, is Christmas Island off the coast of Western Australia. Get off the beaten track to a place that only a few Australians have visited. This destination boasts coral atolls and is a developing community that will be fascinating for any tourist, working in any role.

Thursday Island

Part of the Torres Strait peninsula, this island is 39 kilometres north of Cape York. If you want a great northern experience, this is about as far up as you can go! Get acquainted with this fascinating mix of Australian and Torres Strait Island culture and make your working holiday an educational one.

Long Island

This little known New South Wales gem is a 73 hectare wilderness wonderland in the Hawkesbury river, 50 kilometres north of Sydney. It is joined to the mainland by railway, but because this is a nature reserve, it is not possible to visit without permission from the Parks and Wildlife Service. Working here will give you exclusive access to this special natural icon.

Rottnest Island

Just off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island is another protected nature reserve with white sand beaches and notable surf breaks. If you want your working holiday to be a surfing holiday, then this is a spot to consider.

Now that you've discovered a few of the great destinations on offer, here are some reasons to choose an island over a mainland locale for your working holiday:

No hurry

As soon as you step onto an island you are operating on island time. Slow down and really enjoy your time in Australia. Escape the hustle and bustle of major cities like Sydney and Melbourne and get used to people stopping for a chat.

Get to know the locals

Island communities are usually small, so you will get a very personal experience while working on an island. Get to know the locals who call these places home all year round. You might find yourself making friends or an extended family that you will keep for life.

The sheer beauty

There is a reason these places are at the top of so many people's travel bucket lists. They are beautiful, and you could wake up in these amazing places everyday. During your time off, you can walk along some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, go diving in pristine reefs, and explore uncharted bushland and wilderness. You'll also get up close and personal with wildlife outside of the tourist-heavy wildlife parks.

As you can see, there are so many reasons that you should consider living and working in one of Australia's many top island destinations. It's time to start saving and making your travel arrangements, because these opportunities are right at your fingertips!