Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Furniture Removalist

Fragile Removals CONCORD, Sydney

Published: 28th July 2021

Fragile removals are a furniture removals company based in Concord. We are looking for reliable and hardworking... Read more

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Process Workers/pick-packers/forklift Drivers Wanted

Hampers with Bite Pty Ltd Maidstone, Melbourne

Published: 28th July 2021

Looking for a fun environment to work this Christmas season?Hampers with Bite has been a leader in the corporate... Read more

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Labourer

Family Kurrimine beach, Queensland

Published: 28th July 2021

Hi need a single guy or couple to help around my property general labour work and some cleaning in exchange for free... Read more

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Labourer Demolition

HIGM Mentone, Victoria

Published: 28th July 2021

Home renovation company with ongoing work have several vacancies for fulltime labourers.Immediate startWeekly... Read more

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Labourer

Cs Access Perth City, Perth

Published: 27th July 2021

Labourer required for indoor work in Perth city. Must be fit and ready to work. Start this coming Monday. An ABN is... Read more

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Harvest Workers Urgently Needed For Manufacture Of Agricultural Tarpaulins

Ellis and Sons Group Pty Ltd Cowra, New South Wales

Published: 27th July 2021

Harvest workers urgently needed for manufacture of Agricultural tarpaulinsImmediate StartTraining providedMust... Read more

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2nd Year

Handyman / Spa Bath Assembly

AQVA Medical Baths Bayswater North, Victoria

Published: 26th July 2021

We are passionate about health and wellness hydrotherapy solutions. We are a local manufacturer designing end-to-end... Read more

Car Cleaner

Detailed Brisbane and surrounding suburbs, Brisbane

Published: 26th July 2021

Want to become a car cleaning superstar?No experience cleaning cars is required.You will be trained and coached... Read more

Electrician/refrigeration Mechanic

Rick Ashton Electrical Pty Ltd Bowen, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Published: 26th July 2021

We are looking for electricians and refrigeration mechanics. Ideally the applicant will be Australian licenced... Read more

Butcher/meat Processor/ Packer

Crossroads Game Meats Port Augusta, South Australia

Published: 26th July 2021

Job is located near the Flinders Ranges, Spencer Gulf and far north of South Australia.Casual workers needed... Read more

2nd Year

Press Operator

Australian Cleaning Rags Padstow, Sydney

Published: 26th July 2021

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

Furniture Removalist - 40+ Hours Per Week Available

Spatial Property Styling Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 24th July 2021

Furniture Removals Offsiders and Drivers wanted!We are a Property Styling company, we move display furniture around... Read more

2nd Year

Commercial Cleaner

Newman Cleaning Resources Newman, Western Australia

Published: 23rd July 2021

Commercial Cleaner Wanted (residential, FREE accomodation*)Location: Newman.A cleaning position for a fit,... Read more

Meat Factory Job In Qld

Task labour Australia 206 Kingaroy Barkers Creek Rd, Kingaroy QLD 4610, Queensland

Published: 22nd July 2021

Meat Processing jobs in QLD1. Kingaroy, QLD - Pork/Bacon factory2. Coominya, QLD – Beef factory3.... Read more

Recycling And Waste Sorters

EC Sustainable Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 22nd July 2021

Hi,We have positions available as a waste and recycling bin collector and sorter in a research team. The roles... Read more

General Labourers - Construction

Amrick Specialist Contractors Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria

Published: 22nd July 2021

Amrick currently has job opportunities for highly skilled and experienced Construction Labourers to assist on... Read more

Furniture Removalist - Drivers And Offsiders (immediate Start)

Brisk Transport Geebung, Brisbane

Published: 21st July 2021

Due to an exciting level of growth, we have an opportunity to fill several positions as Drivers and Offsiders... Read more

Engineering Surveyor

Cross Solutions Darwin, Northern Territory

Published: 20th July 2021

Great opportunity to work in the Australian Outback on a diverse range of surveying projects in and around Darwin,... Read more

Landscaper/ Carpenter

Eclipse Gardens Camberwell, Melbourne

Published: 18th July 2021

Got some fence repair work to be done. Ready now and some other carpentry work as well moving forward. Read more

Labourer

Valandrea downs P/L Eastern suburbs Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 17th July 2021

Construction labourerMust have a carLight truck license an advantageEastern suburbs of MelbourneCasual to... Read more

Skilled Landscape Labourer/labourer

Silvercloud Landscapes Ringwood, Melbourne

Published: 16th July 2021

Hi we are looking to take on a skilled landscape labourer/ labourer for ongoing full time work.Pay will be... Read more

Warehouse Packing Beauty

Sistaco Pty Ltd BRISBANE CITY, Queensland

Published: 15th July 2021

We are looking for fast and accurate warehouse packers. We are a international beauty brand selling in 5 countries... Read more

Skilled Trades Assistant

MICRO ENERGY SYSTEMS Bodalla, New South Wales

Published: 15th July 2021

Fit and reliable trades assistant required for electrical contracting business. Must have own transport, phone and... Read more

Lamb/beef Factory Worker

Task labour Australia Kyneton, Victoria

Published: 15th July 2021

Meat Processing jobs inWe currently have jobs/positions available in the Agriculture sector around the country... Read more

Production Work / Factory Hand Moorabbin Immediate Start

Excellent Plating Works P/L Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 14th July 2021

Work type Casual/vacationSalary $20.99 - $25.51Factory hand position MelbourneDuties mainly consist of... Read more

Cleaner Required For Office In Brooklyn 3012

MARKET TIMBERS (AUST) PTY LTD Brooklyn, Melbourne

Published: 13th July 2021

Cleaner required for office / timber yard in West Footscray (Brooklyn 3012).Part-time / Casual(Flexible... Read more

Fun Junk Removalist Job

1800-GOT-JUNK albion, Brisbane

Published: 13th July 2021

ATTENTION BACKPACKERS AND UNI STUDENTS!!!This is the BEST job you've never heard of!Backpacker? Uni Student?... Read more

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

Warehouse Worker

Wilson Fishing TINGALPA, Brisbane

Published: 13th July 2021

Warehouse Worker wanted for busy warehouse in Tingalpa, QLD.Monday to Friday daytime roster varying depending on... Read more

Labourer

Atlas Doors East Victoria Park, Perth

Published: 12th July 2021

Installing Aluminium Doors which includes lifting and positioning of doors into tracks and use of hand tools to... Read more

Glazier

National Aluminiun Corp pty ltd Moorebank, New South Wales

Published: 12th July 2021

Required as extra hand to an Aluminiun windows and doors manufacturing 1-2 day a week in busy time walking distance... Read more

Geological Field Assistant

Munro Geological Services Cobar, NSW, New South Wales

Published: 11th July 2021

2 x Geological Field AssistantsRole is DI/DO Cobar, NSW.2/1 roster, food and accommodation is provided.As a... Read more

2nd Year

Nursery Casual Position

Easy Colour Hamilton, Victoria

Published: 9th July 2021

These important positions assist the organization in all aspects of producing quality products for the busy Spring... Read more

Warehouse Picker & Packer

Want Home + Gift Bentleigh East, Victoria

Published: 8th July 2021

Looking for a person to help in warehouse picking and packing.Light boxesFull time staff are available to train... Read more

Cnc Lathe Machine Operator

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Inala, Brisbane

Published: 7th July 2021

Urgently seeking CNC Machine expert to join well established manufacturing company southside.Experience in... Read more

Mechanical Fitter - Heavy Vehicle Assembly Worker

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Inala, Brisbane

Published: 7th July 2021

Established and renowned company located south side of Brisbane is a manufacturer of heavy vehicles and machineries... Read more

2nd Year

General Labourers, Knife Hands, Butchers And Meat Packers

Harvey Industries Group Pty Ltd Harvey, Western Australia

Published: 7th July 2021

About Harvey Beef:Established in 1919, Harvey Beef is the state’s largest processor of high-quality beef for... Read more

2nd Year

Experienced Landscaper

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

Published: 6th July 2021

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

Truck Driver

Living Edge Rental Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 6th July 2021

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

Farm Construction Labourer - Crop Protection Structures

Elite Netting Pty Ltd Mildura, Mildura

Published: 5th July 2021

ABOUT USElite Netting is a highly sought-after company that builds large scale protective netting structures over... Read more

2nd Year

Trade Assistant

Pro Sculpt Thomastown, Melbourne

Published: 4th July 2021

Looking for some one with a cabinet making or joinery background to give a hand in our busy joinery work shop..... Read more

Mountain Bike Trail Builder

Magic Dirt Trailworx Margaret River, Perth

Published: 4th July 2021

Magic Dirt Trailworx are one of Western Australia’s oldest and most recognised trail construction companies, with... Read more

2nd Year

Meat Factory Workers - Immediately Start

LLS Australia Group Pty Ltd Chullora NSW, New South Wales

Published: 2nd July 2021

Our meat factory is looking for new worker for the Meat Processing position.No experience needed for this... Read more

Labourer Dry Stone Walls

Kyneton Dry Stone Walling Centre Kyneton, Victoria

Published: 1st July 2021

Kyneton Dry Stone Walling centre employs a skilled team of certified dry stone wallers who build and repair... Read more

2nd Year

General Hands Required (accounting, Manual Labour, Or Cleaning)

Cairns Amusements Redlynch, Queensland

Published: 30th June 2021

Hi,I have a work from home business that hires out jumping castles and temporary fencing. Unfortunately I have... Read more

Labourer With White Card

Tempest Solutions Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Published: 29th June 2021

Labours wanted for demolition work. Must be able to use power tools. PPE provided. Great hourly rate Read more

2nd Year

Construction Labourer - 4 Hours

Embody 3D Collaroy Plateau, Sydney

Published: 29th June 2021

I need one construction labourer for 4 hours on the Northern Beaches (Collaroy Plateau). The start time will be... Read more

Hardwicks Are Hiring - Skilled & Unskilled Positions

Hardwicks Meat Works Kyneton, Victoria

Published: 29th June 2021

Hardwicks Are Hiring!!Hardwick's Meat Works is a red meat processing facility located in the Macedon Ranges.... Read more

2nd Year

Carpenter-remote Northern Territory

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Darwin, Northern Territory

Published: 28th June 2021

Carpenter-Remote Northern TerritoryAre you a trade qualified Carpenter looking to escape the city grind??... Read more

2nd Year

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic-remote Northern Territory

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Darwin, Northern Territory

Published: 28th June 2021

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic-Remote Northern TerritoryAre you a superstar Heavy Vehicle Mechanic looking to use your... Read more

2nd Year

Handyman

Philip Katoomba, New South Wales

Published: 28th June 2021

Free accommodation in an Air bnb guest house in exchange for a few hours work doing odd jobs (gardening, painting,... Read more

Put Chain Wire On 9 Panels 3m X 2.6m

Dropshipcentral Pty Ltd Brendale, Queensland

Published: 26th June 2021

Put chain wire on 9 panels 3m X 2.6m . Chain wire and wire will be provided. Read more

Meat Processes & General Labourer Position

LLS AUS Brooklyn, VIC, Melbourne

Published: 25th June 2021

If you are looking for a job, this is an amazing opportunity for you to work in a one of the largest meat processing... Read more

Showerhead Installers / Retrofitters

Smart User Notting Hill, Melbourne

Published: 25th June 2021

About usSmart User, established in 2012, holds the corresponding AP from Victorian Energy Upgrade (VEU) project.... Read more

Insulation Installer

ThermaHome Greater Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 25th June 2021

Are you looking for work that gives you the job satisfaction of seeing what you have achieved? Perhaps you are eager... Read more

Driver/yardperson

Mercedes-Benz North Shore Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 25th June 2021

Mercedes-Benz North Shore Chatswood is looking for a motivated Driver, General Hand.The role involves:- Driving... Read more

Industrial Cleaner - Immediate Start - Temp To Perm Role. 7am To 3.30pm.

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Acacia Ridge, Brisbane

Published: 25th June 2021

We are looking for experienced Industrial Cleaners across Brisbane Inner Suburbs and Western suburbs. we would like... Read more

Post Construction Cleaning

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Brisbane, Queensland

Published: 25th June 2021

Our client is specialised in Builders clean for residential and commercial properties across SEQ and Far north NSW.... Read more

Welder / Boiler Maker * 5

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Acacia Ridge, Brisbane

Published: 25th June 2021

Immediate start!!Fixed 38hours 6.30am - 2.30pmTemp to Perm role if you want to be permanent or else do it temp... Read more

Warehouse Packing For Beauty Company

Sistaco Pty Ltd Albion, Brisbane

Published: 24th June 2021

We a smart efficient and accurate packer for our beauty brand. Could develop into more if there is any other skill... Read more

Cnc Machine Operator Immediate Start

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Acacia Ridge, Brisbane

Published: 24th June 2021

Immediate start!!Fixed 38hours 6.30am to 2.30pm.Temp to Perm role if you wanted to be permanent or else do it... Read more

Welder / Boiler Maker

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Brisbane South Side, Brisbane

Published: 24th June 2021

We are currently looking for candidates with Boiler maker or welder certification and experience.Ongoing temp role... Read more

Commercial Cleaner

Newman Cleaning Resources Newman, Western Australia

Published: 24th June 2021

Commercial Cleaner Wanted (residential, FREE accomodation*)Location: Newman.A cleaning position for a fit,... Read more

Full Time Entry Level Meat Processing General Labouring(2nd/3rd/408 Visa)

KILCOY GLOBAL FOODS Kilcoy QLD, Sunshine Coast

Published: 24th June 2021

## Australian Government Financial support ##If you relocate to QLD to work with us, you could be eligible for... Read more

Construction Labourers

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 23rd June 2021

Construction Labourers required for ongoing work throughout Sydney, immediate starts available!- Ongoing,... Read more

Spray / Sandblasting Operator

ProfitablePersonnel Pakenham, Victoria

Published: 23rd June 2021

BENEFITS• A stable and growing business.• A positive workplace culture.• A business that values their... Read more

Sheet Metal / Metal Fabricator

ProfitablePersonnel Pakenham, Victoria

Published: 23rd June 2021

BENEFITS• A stable and growing business.• A positive workplace culture.• A business that values their... Read more

Recycling And Waste Sorters

EC Sustainable Sydney, Sydney

Published: 23rd June 2021

Hi,We have positions available as a waste and recycling bin collector and sorter in a research team. The roles... Read more

Removalist Wanted Brisbane

MLB Removals Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

Published: 23rd June 2021

Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing company.Opportunities to take on more responsibility and... Read more

Removalist In Brisbane

MLB Removals Geebung, Brisbane

Published: 23rd June 2021

About us...We are a furniture removals company looking for friendly, customer service focused, new recruits.... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 23rd June 2021

REMOVALISTS WANTEDWe are looking for hardworking, polite, friendly staff.We offer a social, flexible and fun... Read more

Removalists Wanted

MLB Removals Port Melbourne, St Kilda

Published: 23rd June 2021

Job DescriptionExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more... Read more

Planting Pine Trees

henness tumburaumba nsw, New South Wales

Published: 22nd June 2021

planting pines 8 more wks of workthe work is 5 days a wk girls and guys are making between 200 an 400dollars a... Read more

2nd Year

Euroa Vic Egg Farm Packing Job Available

Task Labour Australia Euroa, VIC, Melbourne

Published: 22nd June 2021

The egg grading floor at Euroa VIC is looking for 3 packers on the morning shift.2nd/3rd visa eligible.AM shift... Read more

Night Labourer

Tycen Demolitions Homebush, Sydney

Published: 22nd June 2021

We are looking for fit, motivated individual to work on our night project at Sydney Olympic Park on night shift.... Read more

Builders Labourer

Exclusive Homes Panania, Sydney

Published: 21st June 2021

Labourer required to clean job site, sweeping and remove small rubbish. Read more

Rural Fencing Assistant

Donnybrook Rural Fencing Donnybrook, Western Australia

Published: 21st June 2021

Our family based business is looking for a motivated, physically fit and reliable person to fill a current role in... Read more

Brisbane Chicken Factory Job. Hourly Rate From $25.63

Task Labour Australia Murarrie, Brisbane

Published: 21st June 2021

Job DescriptionThere is an exciting opportunity at one of Australia’s largest meat processing brands for the meat... Read more

Assembly Operator | Production

Recruitment Edge botany, New South Wales

Published: 21st June 2021

Immediate start for the right candidate8am - 4pmMonday to FridayOngoing casual positionOvertime available... Read more

Warehouse Assistant

Recruitment Edge botany, New South Wales

Published: 21st June 2021

Located in PadstowEasily accessible via public transportCompetitive salary + great hoursMonday to Friday... Read more

Cabinet Maker

Pro Sculpt Thomastown, Melbourne

Published: 21st June 2021

Hi, Looking for an experienced cabinet maker / joiner to give us a hand for a few months, possibly longer. Read more

Melbourne Meat Processing Jobs In Brooklyn

Task Labour Australia Brooklyn, vIC, Melbourne

Published: 18th June 2021

Meat Process Worker OpportunitiesWe have multiple opportunities to become Skilled Meat Process Workers.Open to... Read more

Construction Labourer

hotel sophia city, Melbourne

Published: 18th June 2021

construction labouringprefer building trade experienceaward conditions base rate $26.53 per hourpaid... Read more

Labourer

S&R Building & Construction ALICE SPRINGS, Alice Springs

Published: 17th June 2021

Labourers wanted *immediate start*White card preferredInterested applicants please contact Krissy 0430 450 443... Read more

Construction Labourers

Our Solutions Brisbane, Redcliffe and Logan, Brisbane

Published: 17th June 2021

There is lots happening in Queensland and the construction industry is becoming in and around South East Queensland.... Read more

Skilled Construction Labourers

Our Solutions Main Beach, Gold Coast, Gold Coast

Published: 17th June 2021

Skilled construction labourers required for immediate start.Recent experience is essential for this job. If you... Read more

Pallet Racking Labourer

Multiple Storage Solutions Pty Ltd Sunshine, Melbourne

Published: 16th June 2021

Labourer required for immediate start in western suburbs. Good rate lots of hours available on a longterm basis.... Read more

Labourers - Immediate Start

IPA Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 16th June 2021

We are currently seeking General Labourers for an assignment in Albert Park. The work will involve assembling... Read more

Assistant Painter

Painters Lithgow, New South Wales

Published: 15th June 2021

Helper required, ongoing work.Painters assistant.Hourly rate , need an abn.No experience necessary, but willing... Read more

2nd Year

Installer

Paristone Enterprises Pty Ltd Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne

Published: 15th June 2021

Company:Paristone Enterprises Pty Ltd is an Australian operated energy efficiency company. Our team is on the... Read more

Mechanical Fitters And Riggers

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 15th June 2021

Seeking maintenance fitters for shutdown work in Adelaide 19th June start (4 day job)We are seeking suitably... Read more

Various

wallys backpackers hawkes bay, new zealand, New South Wales

Published: 14th June 2021

Wallys Backpackers, Napier, New Zealand.We provide work transport and accommodation for our guests.Hawkes bay has... Read more

2nd Year

Handyman And Farm Help

Medel Corndale, Byron Bay

Published: 11th June 2021

Hello,We are a family of 5 on a 5 acre property in the beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay. We speak English and... Read more

Warehouse Labourers And Forklift Operators

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Chester Hill, Sydney

Published: 11th June 2021

Warehouse Labourers and Forklift OperatorsLocations: Botany, Blacktown, Moorebank, Chester HillKingz... Read more

Casual Labourer

Chadstone fences & gates Moorabbin, Victoria

Published: 10th June 2021

Labourer wanted for Friday 11th June 2021, Tuesday 15th June, Wednesday 16th June, Thursday 17th June, Friday 18th... Read more

Casual General Labourer $26+ / Hour

DDL Recruitment All of Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 10th June 2021

This would be a great fit for backpackers or good workers who are seeking for ad-hoc work. Temp to Perm options... Read more

Casual General Labourer

DDL Recruitment All of Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 10th June 2021

This would be a great fit for backpackers or good workers who are seeking for ad-hoc work. Temp to Perm options... Read more

2nd 3rd Visa Meat Processing Jobs In Toowoomba. Hourly Rate From $24.8

Task Labour Australia Toowoomba, Brisbane

Published: 9th June 2021

Our client is looking for the Meat Process WorkerLocation:Toowoomba, QLD(about 1 hour 30 mins- 2 hour from... Read more

2nd Year

2nd, 3rd And 408 Visa Meat Processing Jobs In Sa(free Accommodation 12 Months)

Task Labour Australia port wakefield, Adelaide

Published: 9th June 2021

Job DescriptionOur client is looking for the Meat Process WorkerLocation:Port Wakefield, SA(about 40-50 mins... Read more

2nd Year

Sydney Meat Processing Jobs. Am Shift! Hourly Pay From $ 24.8 Suitable For...

Task Labour Australia wetherill park, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2021

Job DescriptionThere is an exciting opportunity at the meat work in Wetherill Park, NSW. We are seeking a... Read more

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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.