Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Day Of Garden Work

Shirley family Ashgrove, Brisbane

Published: 5th April 2020

Yard work, probably a day or two of work.Mowing lawns, weeding, strimming, yard clean etc. Read more

New

You Are Allowed Into South Australia - Kitchen Installation Work / Cabinet...

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 5th April 2020

Why come live in Adelaide ?Less cases of the corona virusWe are a smaller city and less populatedYOU... Read more

New

2nd Year

Plumber Required

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 3rd April 2020

PLUMBER REQUIREDWe are looking for an experienced plumber to work on our property.You need to have at least 5... Read more

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2nd Year

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Furniture Removals Driver/offsider

Man With A Truck melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 2nd April 2020

Man With A Truck is having growing pains again and is looking for people who think outside the box to join our... Read more

Painters - 2nd Year Visa Applicable - Only Apply If Experienced

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 2nd April 2020

ARE YOU A PAINTERCome live in the beautiful city of Adelaide - and get your 2nd or 3rd year visa !! Live in... Read more

2nd Year

Brick Layers - Only Apply If Experienced

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 2nd April 2020

ARe you in Adelaide ?Are you an experienced brick layer ? / Concretor ?Do you have your own car, tools etc... Read more

2nd Year

Plasterer / Flusher - 2nd Year Visa Work In Adelaide

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 2nd April 2020

HI guys,One of our best clients is currently looking to find a good quality plasterer. who can flush walls,... Read more

2nd Year

Painter

Paint My Property Ascot, Brisbane

Published: 27th March 2020

Looking for qualified and experienced painters only.Will need to provide proof of Certificate III in Painting and... Read more

Yellow Pages Deliverers Wa

GDR Group Regional Western Australia, Western Australia

Published: 25th March 2020

We're looking for hard-working people to help us deliver Yellow Pages phone books all around beautiful Western... Read more

Fleet Mechanic

Lucky Rentals Perth Northbridge, Perth

Published: 20th March 2020

Australia’s fastest growing campervan rental company is looking for a qualified Fleet Mechanic to join a young... Read more

Experienced Painter Needed - Immediate Start

Globe Workforce Solutions Karratha, Western Australia

Published: 19th March 2020

EXPERIENCED PAINTER NEEDED - IMMEDIATE STARTKarratha WA locationResidential renovation / construction project.... Read more

2nd Year

Fence Building In West Ryde

Home West Ryde, Sydney

Published: 19th March 2020

If you’re a backpacker or labourer looking for some days work, I’ve got a colorbond fence and gate that needs... Read more

Removalist Offsider Needed For Deliveries And Removals.

HH Transport Tempe, Sydney

Published: 18th March 2020

Removalist Offsider Needed For Deliveries And Removals.Reliable, fit and strong removalist offsider sub contractors... Read more

Food Processing Workers Required Asap!

CG Recruitment Chullora, Sydney

Published: 18th March 2020

Food Process workers required – Meat manufacturing industryTemp to perm roles for the right candidate!Our... Read more

Carpenter Required

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 17th March 2020

CARPENTER REQUIREDWe are looking for an experienced carpenter to work on our property.You need to have at... Read more

2nd Year

Casual- Food Labourer Asap!

CG Recruitment WACOL, Brisbane

Published: 17th March 2020

Wacol location, Monday-Friday work, various shifts available! STARTING ASAP!- Monday - Friday Casual Work!-... Read more

Tree Worker

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 17th March 2020

TREE WORKER RequiredLooking for an arborist, landscaper or treelopper. Experience essential. Please do not... Read more

2nd Year

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals Brisbane City, Brisbane

Published: 17th March 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Guys Wanted - Sportswear Photography

Canning Byron Bay, Byron Bay

Published: 15th March 2020

Byron Bay - Gold Coast.Guys make $200 to $900/hour – with no experience.Fit, guys 18-26 who are into... Read more

Labourers Wanted $27.50/hr

RHY Pty Ltd Sydney, Sydney

Published: 15th March 2020

Labour hands needed for 2 sites around Sydney, mostly eastern suburbs and northern. Starting wages are $27.50/hr.... Read more

Handyman, Builder Or Tradesperson

Trethewey Dunorlan, Tasmania

Published: 13th March 2020

Hi there,We run a beef farm in central north Tasmania and are in need of a hand renovating a spare house on the... Read more

Amrick Specialist Contractors - Construction Labourers Needed!

Amrick Specialist Contractors Melbourne CBD and Surrounding Suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 12th March 2020

AMRICK SPECIALIST CONTRACTORSWe are Melbourne based specialist contractors that are currently providing services... Read more

Exhibition Stand Building

Expocentric Cairns city, Cairns

Published: 10th March 2020

Labour to help build custom exhibition stands I Cairns Convention Center , tools an advantage must be fit and... Read more

Landscaping And Gardening

Eclipse Gardens Hampton east, Melbourne

Published: 10th March 2020

I have part or time position available and I’m looking for some to join the team who has experience in either... Read more

Truck Driver

LucasAVS Newmarket, Brisbane

Published: 9th March 2020

Looking for truck driver, MR license would benefit.start ASAP, pay cashLucas AVS is a well respected... Read more

Maintenance Worker-shark And Ray Centre

The Shark and Ray Ranch Bobs Farm, Newcastle

Published: 9th March 2020

Perfect Port Stephens: We have a beautiful 36 acre property complete with private lake, koala forest and am just... Read more

Handyman/shower Seal Technician

Water Leak King Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 7th March 2020

***SHOWER SEALING TECHNICIAN NEEDED***Great opportunity to join our growing mobile business that specialises in... Read more

General Labour Work Cash Paid

Krumins Lota, Brisbane

Published: 7th March 2020

I'm renovating my house and require general labour on weekends. Paying $20 cash hour. must be fit and and trade... Read more

General Restoration Technician

Steamatic Geelong & Warrnambool Geelong & Warrnambool, Geelong

Published: 6th March 2020

About UsSteamatic have offices throughout the world with more than 600 Steamatic offices in 27 countries around the... Read more

Fun & Relaxed Carpet Cleaning Job -pay Up To $1000 Pw -no Experience Needed...

Amazing Carpet Cleaners COOGEE, Sydney

Published: 5th March 2020

Busy carpet cleaning company located in the Eastern suburbs seeks mature, outgoing staff to join our leading services... Read more

Experienced Jockey Needed For Furniture Removalist Company

My mate movers Wollert, Melbourne

Published: 5th March 2020

We are currently looking for an experienced removalist . Must be strong and healthy and have good Customer service... Read more

Phonebook Delivery

TDS Logistics (Aust) Pty Ltd Melbourne Metro, Melbourne

Published: 4th March 2020

Melbourne Metro Phone Book Delivery has started - START DELIVERING AND EARNING NOWWe are looking for motivated... Read more

Topsoil And Turf Laying

Mathers Yeerongpilly, Brisbane

Published: 3rd March 2020

Hi,We're laying some turf this week and need some help.Need to shift 6m3 of soil and lay 110m2 of turf into... Read more

Carpenter/handyman

Tinkersfield Crackenback, New South Wales

Published: 1st March 2020

We are finishing off a building project and require a carpenter to finish off the finer details We can supply... Read more

2nd Year

Renovator All Rounders Remote Bush Resort

Takarakka Bush Resort Rolleston, Queensland

Published: 1st March 2020

Renovators hospitality project with- in Queensland's top rated Carnarvon GorgeNational Park.If you are... Read more

Commercial Cleaner

Wassmatt Cleaning Mackay, Queensland

Published: 29th February 2020

I have some commercial cleaning contracts I would like to sub out . Roughly 12 hours per week, mostly nights. More to... Read more

Labourers / General Hands / Event Set Up Melbourne And Suburbs

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 29th February 2020

Labourers Melbourne andInner SuburbsWe are seeking fit and reliable staff with relocation and general hand... Read more

Carpenter/fencing

Rissolini Matcham, Central Coast

Published: 29th February 2020

Looking for a fit guy or 2 for decking and horse fencing work on the NSW central coast. May also include inside... Read more

Handyman, Cleaning, Gardening & Moving

Malhotra Heidelberg West, Melbourne

Published: 29th February 2020

Looking for someone with some trade experience to help with general maintenance, gardening, help with moving and... Read more

Removalist Wanted Melbourne

MLB Removals ST KILDA, Melbourne

Published: 27th February 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Truck Driver

Living Edge Rental Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 27th February 2020

Truck Drivers wanted for our furniture rental business located in Chatswood. Must have experience driving trucks.... Read more

Supervisor

Paramount Group Brisbane East, Brisbane

Published: 26th February 2020

A position for a self motivated person, in a fast moving company, dealing with multiple locations multiple staff &... Read more

Stone Wall Builder/layer-

The Depot Nyah, Mildura

Published: 26th February 2020

The Depot @ Nyah requires a stone wall builder/layer to construct garden retaining walls. The applicant should be... Read more

Nanny And Labourer

TRAILERYORTRASH hervey bay, Queensland

Published: 26th February 2020

HERVEY BAY LIVE IN NANNY work for accomodation includes utilities and hungarian meals...backpackers only . FEMALES... Read more

Yard Hand/labourer

acelandscapes Belrose, New South Wales

Published: 23rd February 2020

HiWe are looking for a labourer/ yard hand to work in our landscape supply yard.Tasks include bagging... Read more

Part Time Gardener Needed

Alex Gardening North West, Sydney

Published: 23rd February 2020

We are looking for someone to do jobs on weeding, pruning, mowing etc. It is a casual role in various locations in... Read more

Groundskeeper

Northern Interests Pty Ltd Marla SA, South Australia

Published: 21st February 2020

• Friendly, supportive team environment• Full time, permanent opportunityMarla Travellers’ Rest is a... Read more

Assistant Service Technician

Horse Gym Australia Pty Ltd Tullamarine, Melbourne

Published: 21st February 2020

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced assistant technician/engineer to join a growing company within the equine... Read more

2nd Year

Field Team Member ( Lr Truck License Provided)

1800gotjunk Glen Iris / Clayton, Melbourne

Published: 20th February 2020

Are you hard working, friendly, reliable and customer focused? Do you like keeping fit? Then we are always looking... Read more

Drillers Assistant

Drilling Monto Qld, Queensland

Published: 20th February 2020

Drillers assistant required for approximately 2 weeks work starting early March.Must be fit and very strong as... Read more

Labour Assistance Work

Suarez Gonzalez Mudgee, New South Wales

Published: 19th February 2020

I require 2 strong people to assist with maintenance and moving assistance for 3 weeks. Accommodation and food will... Read more

2nd Year

Labourers

G & M Event Planning & Hire Osborne Park, Perth

Published: 19th February 2020

Are you looking for some casual employment so you can earn some extra money ????We are an Event Planning and... Read more

Sample Preparer

SGS Australia West Wyalong, Canberra

Published: 19th February 2020

Work as part of the Mining Industry as a Sample Preparer in our Geochemistry Laboratory at West Wyalong NSW. As a... Read more

Labourer

Euphoria Carpentry Safety Beach, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

Im looking for 1 labourer to help clad a house in safety beach. Approximately 1-2 weeks work.If you don't have a... Read more

Labourers With Their Own Transport Needed

Amrick MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

Labourers with their own transport are needed to work on various sites throughout Melbourne CBD and surrounding... Read more

Netting Structure Builder

Elite Netting Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 17th February 2020

We currently have an opportunity open for backpackers to join our team in Griffith N.S.W. building Netting... Read more

2nd Year

Events Set Up & Pack Up Work Asap Starts!!

CG Recruitment Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 17th February 2020

Events Set Up & Pack Up workVarious Melbourne locationsLarge variety of work and dutiesGood rates and... Read more

Metal Roofing / Cladding Installer

Concept Cladding Various, Melbourne

Published: 17th February 2020

Experienced roofer/cladding installerOur company specialises in the installation of zinc, copper and aluminium... Read more

Removalist Wanted Brisbane

MLB Removals Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 16th February 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Tiling And Paiting

hotel sophia city, Melbourne

Published: 15th February 2020

painting and or tilingprefer building trade experienceaward conditions base rate $26.53 per hourpaid... Read more

Marquee Installer

Absolute Party Hire St Peters, Sydney

Published: 15th February 2020

We are looking for someone with previous experience in marquee construction to join our team. This role will involve... Read more

General Hand / Removalists / Labourers Sydney & Suburbs

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Sydney, Sydney

Published: 14th February 2020

Labourers SydneyInner and Western SuburbsWe are seeking fit and reliable staff with relocation and general... Read more

Urgent Needed Allrounder - Good Cash In Hand

Sunny Gardening SYDNEY, Sydney

Published: 14th February 2020

Full time JOB start TODAY. Only male applicants are needed. Work experience advantage!! CASH IN HAND!! All gardening... Read more

Nbn Pit & Pipe / Skilled Labourer

CFH CIVILS PTY LTD Chipping Norton, New South Wales

Published: 11th February 2020

Long term projects in SydneyOngoing work with reputable Company contracting to NBN & Telstra, working on the NBN... Read more

Experienced Gardener

gardening4u gladesville, Sydney

Published: 11th February 2020

I need the help of a gardener asap to pull out weeds and use a whipper snipper and a lawn mower; person must have... Read more

Experienced Landscaper

J&JJ Landscaping North Western & Hill District of Sydney, Sydney

Published: 11th February 2020

J&JJ Landscaping is a full service building company located at North Western and Hills District of Sydney... Read more

Window Cleaner – Residential Homes

My Home Clean St Kilda, St Kilda

Published: 10th February 2020

Window Cleaner – Residential HomesMyhome Clean• No experience needed as full training provided•... Read more

Carpenter /roofer

Crawford Constructions Pty Ltd Moree, New South Wales

Published: 10th February 2020

2 carpenters or Roofing tradesmen required.Above award wages + BonusesTools providedWork Vehicle provided... Read more

2nd Year

Roofer/carpenter

Crawford Constructions Pty Ltd Moree, New South Wales

Published: 10th February 2020

Roofing and carpentry work. Full time position with above award wages and good Bonuses.We also offer sponsorship... Read more

Handyman

Maico Property Services Seven Hills, Sydney

Published: 7th February 2020

Must be skilled in a wide range of building processes. General commercial building maintenance and repairs. Must have... Read more

Full Time Senior Trail Rider

big river ranch KALBARRI, Western Australia

Published: 6th February 2020

We are seeking fully experience horse riders to work at our trail riding ranch. Applicants must have total experience... Read more

Electricians

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 6th February 2020

Are you a qualified electrician ( in your own country ? )Our client is looking for approximately 6 sparkies who are... Read more

2nd Year

Agricultural Technical Officer For Piggery

The Job Shop WA - Perth, Western Australia

Published: 5th February 2020

A position exists for a qualified and experienced Agricultural Technical Officer on a large piggery (pig breeder... Read more

Motor Mechanic

Volks CentreCairns portsmith, Cairns

Published: 5th February 2020

Be part of an awesome team at Volks Centre CairnsEssential Skills Required• Must be a strong team... Read more

*afternoon Shift* Forklift Operators

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Banksmeadow, Sydney

Published: 5th February 2020

Afternoon shift with Kingz Container Crew Pty LtdWe are a container management company operating sites throughout... Read more

*afternoon Shift* Container Unloaders And Forklift Operators

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Banksmeadow, Sydney

Published: 5th February 2020

Afternoon shift with Kingz Container Crew Pty LtdWe are a container management company operating sites throughout... Read more

Carpenter/ Trade Assistant

Warner Kensington, New South Wales

Published: 4th February 2020

Must have ABN, White card, steel cap boots, hard hat and hi viz.basic tool are requiredI am looking for Skilled... Read more

Labourer

Nair Guildford, Sydney

Published: 3rd February 2020

Some to pickup bricks from front, side of house and move to back.Easy job that can be done within the hour if they... Read more

Landscaper Builder

Logan Landscapes Brisbane City, Brisbane

Published: 1st February 2020

We are building a Childcare on the 5th floor podium at Skytower in Margaret Street.There are several decks... Read more

2nd Year

Truck Driver

Living Edge Rental Clifton Hill, Melbourne

Published: 30th January 2020

We are looking for a driver to join our great Operations team based in Clifton Hill. Hours are 7am to 3pm Monday to... Read more

General Labourers / Drivers

Harry the Hirer Brooklyn, Melbourne

Published: 30th January 2020

Harry the Hirer is the leading supplier of hiring solutions to the Events, Parties and Exhibitions market. Ever been... Read more

Removalist Wanted Brisbane

MLB Removals Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 30th January 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Tree Workers / Labourers

Treeraider Dundas valley, Sydney

Published: 29th January 2020

Tree workers/ labourers required for a busy tree removal companyImmediate start for the right person.Must have... Read more

Press Operator

Australian Cleaning Rags Padstow, Sydney

Published: 29th January 2020

We require a fit, healthy and happy person to join our team. The successful applicant will be a hard worker, reliable... Read more

Electrical Trades Assistant, Western Sydney, $30/hour

Cornick Pty Ltd Penrith, Sydney

Published: 28th January 2020

We are looking for an electrical trades assistant. Would suit someone with previous industry experience (electrician,... Read more

Labourers

Excel Events Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 28th January 2020

Labourer / Marquee ErectorEXCEL EVENTS Melbourne Area, VictoriaApply Onlinelabour tradeInappropriate?... Read more

Labourer

Thistlewaite Joyner, Brisbane

Published: 27th January 2020

I am looking for 2 strong backpackers for gardening work . You will need work boots, hat and sunscreen plus supply... Read more

Tiler

NJB Project Management Trust Vincentia Close to Hyams Beach, New South Wales

Published: 26th January 2020

Experienced Tiler Required for a couple of Weeks work maybe more if required. 3 Meals a day full board and wage... Read more

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Hardy Family Young, New South Wales

Published: 23rd January 2020

Our client is a locally owned transport business based in Young NSW. We are seeking a qualified & experienced Heavy... Read more

2nd Year

Landscape Gardening

Eclipse Gardens Glen iris, Melbourne

Published: 21st January 2020

Looking for someone to do some gardening and landscape labouring. Trade Experience would be good. Driver’s license... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 21st January 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 21st January 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Cleaning Labourers

AWX All Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 20th January 2020

AWX are currently on the hunt for several cleaning labourers with their Construction White Card for cleaning roles... Read more

General Gardening

Cashmore Carnegie, Melbourne

Published: 20th January 2020

Needing 2 people to do general tidy of home garden. Leaves and general tidy of garden beds.2-3 hours work.ASAP... Read more

Double Room + Board + $500pw For Renovation Work

Home Renovation West Ryde, Sydney

Published: 18th January 2020

I've got a Weeks (at least) work in west ryde, comes with a double bed room, two hot meals a day.If you’re been... Read more

Roof Labourer X 2

Scott England Plumbing Mollymook Beach, New South Wales

Published: 15th January 2020

Two roof labourers required from March until early May.Essential-- Experience working at heights using... Read more

Container Unloaders And Forklift Operators

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Heathwood, Brisbane

Published: 15th January 2020

Kingz Container Crew Pty LtdWe are a container management company operating sites throughout Brisbane and Sydney... Read more

Cutting Veggies, Batching,

Optimal management Chatswood, New South Wales

Published: 14th January 2020

Chatswood salad factory looking for hard working male workers. Priority Manderin speaker.Afternoon... Read more

Removalist Wanted Brisbane

MLB Removals Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 14th January 2020

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more responsibility and increased... Read more

Boat Maintenance - Detailing, Varnishing, General Maintenance, Cleaning And...

Rose Project Management Balmain, Sydney

Published: 13th January 2020

Seeking someone with experience in Boat Maintenance.We have a motor yacht which requires regular maintenance and... Read more

Labourer Jobs Australia

Labourer Jobs, Australia
How to find Labourer Jobs in Australia

A position that is always in demand, can be done by anyone with an able body, and in many cases can help you get a second or third year visa; it's little wonder that labouring is one of Australia's most popular backpacker gigs.

But what does it mean for backpackers to be a labourer as a 417 or 462 working holiday visa holder? Let's take a closer look.

What does a labourer actually do in Australia?

Labouring can be split into two categories.

First come the skilled labourers - otherwise known as tradespeople - who are trained and qualified in a specific discipline. Generally speaking skilled labourers earn good money and are always in demand in Australia, and there may even be a specific visa available to you if your trade is found on the Australian Department of Home Affairs skilled occupations list. Skilled labourers include such professionals as:

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Welders
  • Plasterers
  • Painters
  • Electricians
  • And many more...

But most backpackers aren't skilled labourers. They instead fall into the second category: general/unskilled labourers. The main task for these workers is to assist the skilled labourers and tradespeople on a worksite. This work includes such tasks as:

  • Carrying and moving tools and materials
  • Putting up/ dismantling temporary structures
  • Clearing debris
  • Cleaning/ tidying the worksite

Where are most labourer jobs located?

Wherever there are people, there's work for labourers. Labouring positions are available in a wide variety of industries and organisations, with construction companies, mines and local councils constituting some of the biggest employers. A labourer could work as a traffic controller in the centre of a city, or as an entry-level worker in Australia's remote mines.

Generally speaking there will be more labouring work available in bigger cities, but you'll get better pay in remote and isolated areas. Be sure to check out our labourer jobs in Sydney page as well as Brisbane and Melbourne.

What qualifications are needed to be a labourer?

One of the most alluring aspects of an entry-level labourer job is that no specific professional training is required to get one. On your first day you'll be inducted, and any necessary training will be completed on the job.

But while you won't need any qualifications, you will most likely need a certification. In order to work on any construction or mine site in Australia you need to have an Occupational Health and Safety General Induction Certificate, more commonly known as a White Card. To get a white card you simply need to complete a short course (usually around six hours) with a registered training organisation. Courses can either be completed online or face-to-face at a training centre.

Certain employers may ask you to undergo a pre-employment medical to ensure that you are fit to work, particularly if you are likely to encounter challenging conditions while on the job. You may also be asked to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE), like steel-capped boots, a hard hat, ear plugs and a face mask.

How much does a labourer earn in Australia

Skilled labourers and tradespeople are very well paid in Australia, thanks in part to a constant shortage. The pay for general/unskilled labourers can also be quite good, thanks this time to Australia's world-leading minimum wage. You can expect to be paid $20/hr at the very least, and the actual rate is often far higher.

This is particularly the case for general labourers doing remote work. Australia's mines and rural communities have a tough time attracting workers, so generally offer better than average pay. If you're willing to put up with the less desirable aspects of working remotely, you can sometimes earn more as an unskilled labourer in the mines as you can as a skilled labourer in the city. It's common for a mine labourer to earn $40 an hour - double the minimum wage. On top of that, many labourer jobs in the mines will see living expenses like accommodation and food paid for, and a lack of malls and pubs will see you saving every cent!

Pros and cons of labourer jobs

So, is a labourer job the right choice for you, the working holidaymaker? Let's sum up the pros and cons.

Pros

  • Work can be found everywhere, and can be done by almost everyone
  • Good base pay, with opportunities to earn more
  • You get to work outdoors
  • Certain jobs will count as specified work for your second and third year visas

Cons

  • You'll need to get a white card and you may have to supply some of your own equipment
  • The work can be physically taxing
  • The best paying work can be quite remote

When you weigh everything up, labouring is an enticing prospect. There is generally plenty of work available, you'll get good, steady pay, the only thing you'll need to bring to the table is a white card, and it could help you to extend your visa into a second and third year.

As long as a backpacker is ready and able, general/unskilled labouring is one of the best employment opportunities available.

Don't forget, in order to do a labouring job in the construction industry you will need to have a White Card qualification. Have a read of our guide to White Card Online Australia courses and classroom certification.

Take a look at our sister site for Labourer Jobs in New Zealand.