Island Jobs for Backpackers

2 Live In Bar Positions

Dingos Backpacker Resort/Frasers On Rainbow RAINBOW BEACH, Queensland

Published: 10th May 2019

Hi Guys,We are two hostels based near Fraser Island in the beachside town of Rainbow Beach, we operate tours to... Read more

Food & Beverage Attendants

Sealink - Kingfisher Bay Resort Group Fraser Island, Queensland

Published: 10th May 2019

Sealink Fraser Island is calling for all HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS in FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE of all levels.These... Read more

2nd Year

Backpacker Travel Sales Specialist - Greyhound

Greyhound Australia Backpacker Travel Specialists Sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th May 2019

Greyhound Australia - Backpacker Travel Specialists in Sydney is a backpacker travel agency helping other backpackers... Read more

Travel Sales Specalist

Happy Travels Australia Brisbane CBD, Brisbane

Published: 16th April 2019

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

Live In Position At Dingos Backpacker Resort/frasers On Rainbow

Frasers on Rainbow Rainbow Beach, Queensland

Published: 8th April 2019

Hello,We are two hostels based near Fraser Island in the lovely town of Rainbow Beach, we operate tours to Fraser... Read more

Entertainments Legend

Frasers on Rainbow Rainbow Beach, Queensland

Published: 20th March 2019

Dingos Bar is a fun backpacker bar located inside of a 280 bed backpacker hostel in the beautiful beach side town of... Read more

Backpacker Travel Sales Specalist

Greyhound Australia Backpacker Travel Specialists Sydney, Sydney

Published: 5th March 2019

Greyhound Australia - Backpacker Travel Specialists in Sydney is a backpacker travel agency helping other backpackers... Read more

A Great Work For Accommodation Job, Living On The Beach Front

Mission Beach Retreat MISSION BEACH, Queensland

Published: 19th February 2019

Come and join our little team at Mission Beach Retreat - The only hostel in the centre of Mission Beach itself. Next... 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

Work For Accommodation - Magnetic Island North Queensland

Arcadia Beach Guest House Arcadia, Queensland

Published: 4th November 2018

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

Island Helper Exchange - Couple Only

Pumpkin Island Pumpkin Island, Queensland

Published: 26th October 2018

Island Help Needed from 3rd of November 2018.We're looking for an energetic, honest, reliable, hardworking and... 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 2 - 4 weeks at... 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

Assistant Cleaner - Kangaroo Island

HastingsOfKi Penneshaw - Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 16th August 2018

HastingsofKi is a Property Management and Cleaning Business.Located in Kangaroo Island, the business cleans and... 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, New South Wales

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

Fun Sales Job Byron Bay

Happy Travels Byron Bay  Byron Bay, Byron Bay

Published: 7th November 2017

Who is Happy TravelsHappy Travels is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 3 stores in... Read more

Beauty Therapist

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 13th September 2017

Full time position for an experienced Beauty Therapist.Must be certified in Massage and competent in brazilian... Read more

Senior Hairdresser

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 12th September 2017

Experienced Senior Hairdresser wanted for Thursday Island Salon.This is a unique tropical Island situated near... Read more

Live On A Beautiful Island - Housekeeper Position - Urgent!

Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel Norfolk Island, New South Wales

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

Front Of House Staff Needed $23/hour

Sunset Food and Wine Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Published: 14th August 2017

10 weeks employment. Start 15/01/2019You will get paid by the hour at $23 + tips , 20-30hours/week.Accommodation... Read more

Live On A Beautiful Island - Food And Beverage Staff

Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel Norfolk Island, 2899, New South Wales

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

Horse Rider / Stablehand

Acacia Ridge Stud Carrickalinga SA, Adelaide

Published: 22nd May 2017

Position available for two people on a sport horse stud on the Fleurieu Peninsula in SA. We are 70km south of... 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

Chef

Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel Norfolk Island, New South Wales

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, Queensland

Published: 22nd February 2017

*** AU PAIR WANTED * JUNE 2O17 ***** Accommodation ** Meals ** Car ** Pocket Money ** Wi-Fi **I am... Read more

Bar Superstar Needed @ Dingos Backpacker Resort

Frasers on Rainbow Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast

Published: 13th December 2016

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

2nd Year

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 , New South Wales

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

Beauty Therapist

suziestylez Thursday Island 4875, Queensland

Published: 9th August 2016

Beautican for Suziestylez Salon Thursday Island. Accommodation provided. Google it. Ring Suzie on 0427409038.... 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

Food And Beverage Attendant

Rottnest Lodge Rottnest Island, Perth

Published: 7th October 2015

Hi, my name is Joe. I am currently seeking food and beverage attendants to work and live on Rottnest Island with the... 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

Tennis Coach

Fraser Coast Pro Tennis Queensland

Published: 25th January 2013

FCPT operates out of two centres on the beautiful Queensland coast in Hervey Bay right next to Australian adventure... Read more

Experienced Cook Required On Tropical Island

Base Magnetic Island Queensland

Published: 15th August 2012

We are looking for a part time cook to join our team here at Base Magnetic Island, Experience is required.Part... Read more

Horseshoe Bay Ranch Magnetic Island Free Food, Accommodation And Lots Of...

Horseshoe bay ranch Queensland

Published: 17th May 2012

Looking for volunteers from now to the end of June to work in exchange for food accommodation and lots of horse... Read more

Chefs Required Free Accom, Great Conditions Near Beach

Wirrina Resort Adelaide

Published: 6th November 2011

We are seeking Chefs to cook in our Restaurant, must be qualified and have experience.Good job, great money for... Read more

Kitchen And Wait Staff Wanted In Beautiful Hervey Bay

PPB Queensland

Published: 11th October 2011

Fraser Island is just across the water from this Esplanade restaurant. Looking for professional hospitality staff to... Read more

Horse Riders Wanted 4+ Hours Of Riding A Day

Horseshoe Bay Ranch Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville

Published: 19th April 2011

Looking for happy, friendly riders with at least 4 years riding experience to assist with tours at our horse ranch.... Read more

Wanted Tradesperson Kangaroo Is Sa

Private Residence Kangaroo Island South Australia

Published: 14th January 2011

Family renovating historic farm house on Kangaroo Island SA, Beautiful Location Seals, Penguins, Kangaroo's, Surf... Read more

General Hand On Horse Stud Farm

Orange Court Stud South Australia

Published: 30th November 2010

We have over 100 acres of lush farm in the Adelaide Hills. We are only a 30 minute drive to some of the most popular... Read more

Cocktail Maker / F & B Person

Jardine Motel Queensland

Published: 6th November 2010

Thursday Island busy bar and restaurant looking for a Bar person who can make many cocktails in a quick time frame.... Read more

Cocktail Maker / Bar Person

Karen Queensland

Published: 3rd October 2010

A busy Bar located on Thursday Island is looking for a fully experienced Bar person who has extensive experience in... Read more

Chef Or Cook

Karen Queensland

Published: 3rd October 2010

Chef or Cook required as soon as possible on Thursday Island.Must be very experienced in cooking in a busy Pub... 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!