Island Jobs for Backpackers

Foh Supervisor And Barista

Frankies on Rotto Rottnest island, Perth

Published: 8th August 2020

Frankie’s on Rotto is a vibrant venue on Rottnest island and we are looking for a range of foh positions:... Read more

50 + Strawberry Pickers Wanted

Chandler AgriBusiness Caboolture, Brisbane

Published: 4th August 2020


High Season Queensland Strawberries Bribie Island

Queensland Farm Management and Training Caboolture, Sunshine Coast

Published: 24th July 2020

Our Farm is located just 20 minutes from the Iconic Bribie Island which is about 50 Minuites from the Brisbane CBD... Read more

2nd Year


Frankies on Rotto Rottnest Island, Perth

Published: 18th July 2020

Do you have at least 2 years experience as a chef and want to live in paradise? We are based on Rottnest Island and... Read more

Live In Aupair

inggs Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast

Published: 6th July 2020

LIVE IN Aupair wanted to start August ?30-35 hours mostly mornings and afternoon/ evenings.Min 3 month stay... Read more

Tropical Island Holiday

Island Leisure Resort Magnetic Island, Queensland

Published: 4th July 2020

Amazing opportunity to live at a 4 star resort on a beautiful Magnetic Island. Only 6 hours per week assisting with... 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

Housekeeping, Gardening

Motel Cardwell, Queensland

Published: 5th February 2020

Looking for 1person to help us to do housekeeping and gardening for exchange meals and accommodation minimum stay... 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


Penneshaw Beach Stay Penneshaw, South Australia

Published: 8th January 2020

The Penneshaw Beach Stay is located on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.We are seeking expressions of interest... 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

Travel Sales Agent

Happy Travels Cairns, QLD, Cairns

Published: 19th November 2019

Happy Travels is an independent travel agency and job finding service. We sell every trip you could possibly want in... Read more

Kitchen Hand / Cook

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

Published: 22nd October 2019

We are looking for an energetic, can do Kitchen Hand / Cook or couple for an immediate start at Australia's Top Pub.... Read more

2nd Year

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

Island Helper Exchange - Couples Only

Pumpkin Island Pumpkin Island, Queensland

Published: 28th September 2019

Island Help Needed from 10th of February 2019.We're looking for an energetic, honest, reliable, hardworking and... Read more


Bird Trinity Park, Cairns

Published: 25th September 2019

Chef/Cook Required from the 20th of October till the 1st of November.A chef is required for a marlin fishing... Read more

Beauty Therapist

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 3rd September 2019


Senior Hairdresser

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 3rd September 2019


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

Live In Position At Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beach

Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beach 4x4 tag along tour Rainbow Beach, Queensland

Published: 8th April 2019

Hello,We are a big hostel called Freedom based in the beautiful town of Rainbow Beach. We have 2 outside pools, 2... 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

Live On A Beautiful Island - Housekeeper Position - Urgent!

Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 26th August 2017

Norfolk Island is a little piece of paradise way out in the South Pacific located between NZ and New Caledonia and... Read more

Live On A Beautiful Island - Food And Beverage Staff

Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 19th June 2017

Norfolk Island is a little piece of paradise way out in the South Pacific located between NZ and New Caledonia and... 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


Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island

Published: 4th March 2017

Norfolk Island is a little piece of paradise way out in the South Pacific located between NZ and New Caledonia... 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


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


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



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


Published: 7th October 2014


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!