Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Labourers/all-rounder

Spinifex Hotel derby, Western Australia

Published: 2nd July 2020

We need labourer all-rounders-painting-landscaping-cleaning etc and other various tasksaccom and food provided,... Read more

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2nd Year

Tiler Needed

The Kingsmen Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 2nd July 2020

Are you a tiler ?One of our best clients is looking for a new guy to start in his crew.Experience in wall... Read more

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2nd Year

Light Vehicle Mechanic/wheel Aligner/tyre Fitter

Torque Tyres & Trailer Spares Cairns, Cairns

Published: 1st July 2020

Candidate may be required to work 38 hours per week and overtime Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12pm. Work is available for... Read more

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Builder Labourer

Haschka Essendon, Melbourne

Published: 1st July 2020

Construction of a house extension and require assistant on a casual basis over a period of several months. Manual... Read more

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Painters - 2nd Year Visa Applicable - Adelaide

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 30th June 2020

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

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2nd Year

Carpenters - Roofing, Concrete Formwork - Darwin

The Kingsmen Darwin, Darwin

Published: 30th June 2020

Our client has an operation on the 3rd largest Islands in Australia - halfway between Cairns and Darwin.Living on... Read more

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2nd Year

Carpenters Nsw

The Kingsmen Sydney, Sydney

Published: 30th June 2020

We have just landed a fantastic new client in Sydney. The company was started by an English Backpacker 13 years ago... Read more

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2nd Year

Carpenters, 2nd Fix Work Now Available In Adelaide

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 30th June 2020

2nd year visa work in South Australia - openings now availableCan you hang a door ?Do you have experience in 2nd... Read more

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2nd Year

Container Unloaders + Forklift Operators

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 30th June 2020

Kingz Container Crew (KCC) specialise in container management and operate across NSW. We take care of our staff as... Read more

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Electrician Needed

The Kingsmen melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 30th June 2020

A small electrical firm in melbourne is looking for a sparkie to start work asap on general installation work on... Read more

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Stick Pickers

Palmer Steel Trading (Aust) Pty Ltd Surat Qld, Queensland

Published: 29th June 2020

2 people required for stick picking on property near Surat. Accommodation on site. Phone 0408 004 419 Read more

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Letterbox Distributors Wanted In Sydney

Letterbox Distributors Darlinghurst, Bondi, Mosman, etc, Sydney

Published: 29th June 2020

Looking for a few contractors to deliver marketing flyers into letterboxes different suburbs in Sydney - the Eastern... Read more

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Amusement Ride Attendants

Goldenway amusements Gosford, New South Wales

Published: 29th June 2020

I’m looking for people to join our team we run an amusement business and travel all over Australia. Job will... Read more

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Letterbox Distributors In Perth

Letterbox Distributors Perth CBD and around, Perth

Published: 29th June 2020

Looking for a contractor to deliver marketing flyers into letterboxes different suburbs in Perth CBD and West Perth,... Read more

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Free Rent For Painting & Maintenance

Trethewey Deloraine, Tasmania

Published: 28th June 2020

Stuck in Tasmania or traveling and in between jobs?We're offering a whole house including power and wifi for free... Read more

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Work For Great Accommodation Plus Cash

World Blue Sydney City Centre, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2020

Hello Sydney adventurers.We are a small accommodation business based in Sydney centre looking for hard working... Read more

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Gardener/maintenance Person

Japanese Mountain Retreat MONTROSE, Victoria

Published: 27th June 2020

Garden Maintenance Person required for resort, ability with garden equipment, mowers and tools an advantage. Must be... Read more

Furniture Removals Driver/offsider

Man With A Truck melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 26th June 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

Gardener

sonas gardens Camberwell, Melbourne

Published: 25th June 2020

We are looking for qualified or experienced gardeners/landscapers for our business.We maintain a number of... Read more

Roof Tiler

Slate Roofing Melbourne Pty Ltd Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 25th June 2020

JOB TITLE: Roof Slate TilerJOB TYPE: Full timeLOCATION: Residential, Industrial and Commercial work sites in... Read more

Cream Re-packer Day Shift Mon-thurs $27.55 P/h

Zoom Recruitment Chullora NSW, Sydney

Published: 25th June 2020

Our client is looking for a person on a Working Holiday visa with full time working rights to work an ongoing day... Read more

Newman Casual Cleaner Wanted (residential Role, Accommodation Available)

Newman Cleaning Resources Newman, Western Australia

Published: 24th June 2020

A casual cleaning position for a fit, motivated, reliable person is currently available in Newman (1,200km NE of... Read more

Warehouse Work

Multifinish O'Connor, Perth

Published: 24th June 2020

Simple warehouse work assembling wheelbarrows. Casual hoirs available Read more

Amrick Specialist Contractors - Construction Labourers Needed

Amrick Specialist Contractors Melbourne CBD and Surrounds, Melbourne

Published: 24th June 2020

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

Labourers Needed.

Amrick MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 24th June 2020

We are a specialist contractors based in Melbourne, with a number of active sites across Melbourne CBD and... Read more

Need Laborer-lay Artificial Grass-multiple Projects

HR Cloud 9 Group Pty Ltd Gungahlin, Australian Capital Territory

Published: 24th June 2020

Need Laborer for front yard make over and lay Artificial grass, -Multiple projects.Step one: create... Read more

Container Unloader / Forklift Driver

Australian Container Unloading Group Blacktown, Sydney

Published: 24th June 2020

Australian Container Unloading Group is a National, Family owned and operated specialized container unloading and... Read more

Work For Accommodation

Taylor Parramatta Park, Cairns

Published: 23rd June 2020

Two people wanted to help clean and paint an old house in exchange for free accommodation.Hours of work are... Read more

Cabinetmaker/general Labourer

F-Studio on the Mars Malaga, Perth

Published: 22nd June 2020

Helping hand for a cabinetmakerCabinetmaker skills are appreciated but not essential if you are good at working... Read more

Yard Man Truck Driver

Symes Bros WELSHPOOL, Perth

Published: 20th June 2020

Situation vacantTemporary or permanentWattlelup areaYard manMechanical experienceMature... Read more

Yard Hand/labourer

acelandscapes Belrose, New South Wales

Published: 19th June 2020

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

General Hand / Removalists

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Sydney, Sydney

Published: 19th June 2020

We have general laboring / removals' work available in Sydney CBD and inner suburbs.Work includes general... Read more

Strong Fit Worker Planting Trees

Elkbridge DARLINGTON, Perth

Published: 19th June 2020

Sunday 21 June 10am - 5pm Dig holes to plant out pots of trees & bushesTuesday 23, Install Solar PV panels, metal... Read more

Experienced Landscaper

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

Published: 17th June 2020

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

Labourers Wanted.

Amrick MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 16th June 2020

We are Melbourne based specialist contractors that are currently providing services to a number of different projects... Read more

Warehouse Worker / Process Worker

Wilson Fishing Tingalpa, Brisbane

Published: 15th June 2020

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

Netting Structure Builder

Elite Netting Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 15th June 2020

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

2nd Year

Container Unloaders + Forklift Operators

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Blacktown, Sydney

Published: 15th June 2020

Kingz Container Crew (KCC) specialise in container management and operate across NSW. We take care of our staff as... Read more

Handy Person And Painting

Williams Dungog, New South Wales

Published: 14th June 2020

Dungog is a quiet rural village on the main rail line between Sydney and Coffs Harbour (3 hours north of Sydney).... Read more

Stick Picker

Woombah Woods Caravan Park Woombah, New South Wales

Published: 14th June 2020

Woombah Woods Caravan Park is undertaking upgrade and expansion. Some trees were removed a few weeks ago. We need two... Read more

Stone Masonry

Steve and Febe Paynesville, Victoria

Published: 14th June 2020

Need two drystone walls built on our waterfront property, applicant needs to be qualifiedFree accommodation and... Read more

Farm Hand

Frontier Firewood Karara, Brisbane

Published: 12th June 2020

We are looking for a labourer who can speak English, no vegetarians. You will have your own room with meals provided.... Read more

Cleaner/maintenance

big river ranch KALBARRI, Western Australia

Published: 11th June 2020

We are seeking a full time cleanermaintenance person at our beautiful accommodationtrail riding property in Kalbarri.... Read more

Property Clean Up Gardening And Building

Better Lifestyles Advancetown, Queensland

Published: 11th June 2020

Looking for someone to assist with small acreage property clean up and big shed tidy up lots of light to medium... Read more

Removalist Wanted Melbourne

MLB Removals St Kilda, Melbourne

Published: 11th June 2020

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

2nd Year

Offsider With Experience Preferred Also Strong,fit And Reliable

unbeatable removals NORTH RYDE, Sydney

Published: 11th June 2020

Removals company looking for an Experienced and physically fit ,VeryStrong person for removals jobs house moving,... Read more

Maintenance Hand

N/A Robinvale, Mildura

Published: 11th June 2020

A position is available for a Maintenance hand (Robinvale, VIC).Your main duties include servicing, maintenance... Read more

2nd Year

Work And Accommodation For Stranded Backpackers

WET Swim School Dakabin, Queensland

Published: 10th June 2020

My wife and I operate a home-based business which includes a swim school and a hobby farm. Opportunities exist for... Read more

Electrical Trade Assistants $31.50 Per Hour, Sydney Cbd

Workfast Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 10th June 2020

In SummaryWorkfast are looking for Electrical Trade Assistants or Qualified Overseas Electricians to join their... Read more

Upvc Window Fabricator

Weatherall Windows Pty Ltd Campbellfield, Melbourne

Published: 10th June 2020

We are a leading supplier of uPVC windows and doors in Melbourne. Supplying home owners, direct to trade and large... Read more

Grounds Keeper

Remedy Asset Protection Donvale, Melbourne

Published: 9th June 2020

We are looking for help on our suburban property to include; fencing, landscaping, odd jobs and general garden... Read more

2nd Year

Landscape And General Labourers -sydney Nsw

Ecoplant Australia Sydney, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2020

We specialise in providing sustainable outcomes for our clients through the provision of a best practice approach to... Read more

Semi-skilled Labourer

Premier Pointing Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2020

Seeking SEMI-SKILLED Labourer for immediate start.Preferably with MASONRY & POWER TOOL experience.Must... Read more

Beauty Thearpist

Salt Water Co Pty Ltd Lorne, Geelong

Published: 9th June 2020

Beauty Therapist and Remedial Massage TherapistAre you a passionate Beauty Therapist or Remedial MassageLive... Read more

Starting 15 July 2020 -fun & Relaxed Carpet Cleaning Job -pay Up To $1000 Pw...

Amazing Carpet Cleaners COOGEE, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2020

STARTING 15 JULY 2020Busy carpet cleaning company located in the Eastern suburbs seeks mature, outgoing staff to... Read more

Welder

Stockpro Condobolin, New South Wales

Published: 9th June 2020

Stockpro currently has an excellent opportunity for a welder/fabricator in our progressive family owned and operated... Read more

General Handyman, Western Sydney

Cornick Pty Ltd Penrith, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2020

We are looking for a general handyman. Would suit someone with previous experience in the following industries:-... Read more

Super Hero Junk Removalist

1800-GOT-JUNK Albion, Brisbane

Published: 8th June 2020

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

Container Unloaders + Forklift Operators Nsw

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Banksmeadow, Sydney

Published: 7th June 2020

Kingz Container Crew (KCC) specialise in container management and operate across NSW. We take care of our staff as... Read more

Landscaping Experience - Canberra

The Kingsmen sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th June 2020

Are you an experienced landscaper ?We have just been asked by our client to find a new staff member with... Read more

2nd Year

Cabinet Makers - Adelaide

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 6th June 2020

Are you an experienced cabinet maker or carpenter ?Do you have transport ? and tools perhaps ?contact me... Read more

2nd Year

2nd Year Visa Jobs In Construction - Melbourne

The Kingsmen Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 6th June 2020

Are you an experienced cabinet maker or carpenter ?Do you have transport ? and tools perhaps ?contact me... Read more

2nd Year

Labourers Wanted.

Amrick Melbourne CBD and Surrounding Suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 5th June 2020

We are Melbourne based specialist contractors that are currently providing services to a number of different projects... Read more

Maintenance Assistant

Northern Interests Pty Ltd Marla SA, South Australia

Published: 4th June 2020

- Friendly, supportive team environment- Full time, permanent opportunity- Immediate startMarla Travellers’... Read more

Carpenter Required

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 4th June 2020

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

2nd Year

Boilermaker

BM and MJ Davies Welding Chinchilla, Queensland

Published: 3rd June 2020

Full time qualified welder( or opening for apprenticeship) For our family run welding works in south west Queensland.... Read more

2nd Year

Landscape Labourer

HF landscaping pty ltd Scone, New South Wales

Published: 1st June 2020

2 Hardworking landscape Labourers. Jobs include digging, planting, raking, moving materials. Etc.No prior... Read more

2nd Year

Maintenance

Boort Lakes Holiday Park Boort, Victoria

Published: 1st June 2020

Maintenance person required for Busy Caravan parkIn Regional Victoria 3537We are seeking an enthusiastic... Read more

Housekeeping And Park Care

Takarakka Bush Resort Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

Published: 1st June 2020

Takarakka Bush Resort and Caravan Park in remote Carnarvon Gorge QLD is seeking new staff for the remainder of the... Read more

Register Your Interest: 2020/2021 Harvest Period

Viterra Operations Pty Ltd Port Lincoln, South Australia

Published: 1st June 2020

From 13 July onwards, Viterra will start seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals who wish to work as part... Read more

2nd Year

Building Site Labour Needed - Start Tomorrow

Sunny Gardening Sydney, Sydney

Published: 30th May 2020

Building Site Labour, 7am - 4pm, site clean, bricks move, sand and cement mix.$18/hour, weeekly pay.CALL TODAY... Read more

General Labourer

Amrick Pty Ltd Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs, Victoria

Published: 27th May 2020

**To be considered for this role you must apply by attaching your resume detailing your experience or suitability for... Read more

Labourers Wanted.

Amrick MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 27th May 2020

We are Melbourne based specialist contractors that are currently providing services to a number of different projects... Read more

Field Team Member ( Lr Truck License Provided)

1800gotjunk Glen Iris / Clayton, Melbourne

Published: 27th May 2020

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

Carpenter

Young Ripponlea, Melbourne

Published: 27th May 2020

Carpenter or Apprentice required to assist in repairing wooden floor and building kitchen cupboards. 2 - 4 weeks... Read more

Household Maintenance

Denby East Saint Kilda, Melbourne

Published: 27th May 2020

Large house, tennis court and garden needs external cleaning and maintenance.We pay $25/hour for about 16 hours a... Read more

Landscaping And Maintenance

Eclipse Gardens Glen Iris, Melbourne

Published: 27th May 2020

Various landscaping and garden maintenance jobs.Experience is preferred.Full time for the right person. Read more

Labourers

ANTON DEMOLITIONS PTY LTD CAIRNS, Cairns

Published: 26th May 2020

LABOURERS REQUIRED FOR CAIRNS DEMOLITION COMPANY.IMMEDIATE START.MUST HAVE WHITE CONSTRUCTION CARD, OWN... Read more

Mechanic With Electrical Experience

Australian Bus & Truck Care Danenong South, Melbourne

Published: 22nd May 2020

Due to an increase in work, Australian Bus & Truck Care requires a qualified Mechanic also experienced with the... Read more

Metal Polisher - Stainless Steel

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 22nd May 2020

Our client a leader in working with stainless steel is seeking an experienced stainless steel metal polisher for... Read more

Carpenter/handyman

Tinkersfield Crackenback, New South Wales

Published: 21st May 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

Skilled Labourers Required

Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 21st May 2020

Hunter Labour Hire are looking for skilled labourers for an immediate start on various sites through the Sydney... Read more

Walkers Wanted

Turn-in Motel PASCOE VALE, Melbourne

Published: 18th May 2020

Wanted one or two walkers to deliver our advertising material from letter box to letterbox around Melbourne mostly... Read more

Casual Labourer

Chadstone fences & gates Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 18th May 2020

Labourer wanted for Wednesday 24th June, Thursday 25th June & Friday 26th June.There may be more work after Friday.... Read more

Enthusiastic Packers Required

BFS EPPING, Victoria

Published: 15th May 2020

Enthusiastic Packers Required; Immediate StartSome lifting involved, weights between 10Kg & 15KgWorking... Read more

Removalists Wanted

MLB Removals Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 13th May 2020

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

Domestic

Flesser District of Port Hedland, Western Australia

Published: 9th May 2020

**LIVE-IN POSITION ONLY**MOBILE CAMP** DISTRICT OF PORT HEADLAND - WESTERN AUSTRALIA**The job required....... Read more

Mould Remedial/cleaning

MouldPlus Out of Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 9th May 2020

Need 2 people for 2 weeks work commencing Tuesday.Work is out of Sydney.Transport and Accommodation provided. Read more

Cleaners Required - No Experience Necessary

Inspired Staffing All suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 8th May 2020

Looking for work? We need 200 people to help clean and sanitise parks, schools and bus shelters.The job... Read more

Metal Fabricator / Welder

MURACA ENGINEERING Robinvale, Victoria

Published: 7th May 2020

LOOKING FOR METAL FABRICATOR, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE,FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE. WILLING SPONSOR SUITABLE PEOPLE Read more

2nd Year

Pick Packing Warehouse Work $26.03ph

aussieBum Leichhardt, Sydney

Published: 6th May 2020

We're looking for energetic and hardworking crew to work in our inner west Sydney Operations Centre; pick packing... Read more

Motor Mechanic

Autohaus Dietler Wynnum, Brisbane

Published: 1st May 2020

Autohaus Dietler is looking for an experienced Motor Mechanic who will be responsible for the servicing and repair of... Read more

Tiler - Experienced - Adelaide

The Kingsmen Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 30th April 2020

ARe you in Adelaide ?Are you an experienced TilerDo you have your own car, tools etc and white card ? ( not... Read more

2nd Year

Mature Housekeeper Cleaner

Isolation Newtown, Sydney

Published: 26th April 2020

Looking for mature European old school cleaner. You must take time cleaning and pay great attention to detail.... Read more

Stabiliser / Machine Operator

Western Stabilisers Pty Ltd Corrigin, Western Australia

Published: 24th April 2020

Western Stabilisers Pty Ltd is currently seeking two Stabiliser Operators to join their road construction crew. Based... Read more

2nd Year

Mc / Water Truck Driver

Western Stabilisers Pty Ltd Corrigin, Western Australia

Published: 24th April 2020

Western Stabilisers Pty Ltd is currently seeking a MC / Water truck driver to join their road construction crew.... Read more

2nd Year

Process Workers/pick-packers/forklift Drivers Wanted

Hampers with Bite Pty Ltd Maidstone, Melbourne

Published: 24th April 2020

We are looking for a temporary warehouse staff for our busy period over the next 2 weeks , we are a gift hamper... Read more

Administrators,, Drivers, Cleaners,, Laundry Workers

Korn Ferry NSW, Sydney

Published: 18th April 2020

About the OpportunitiesKorn Ferry is on the lookout for support service workers who are interested in temporary... Read more

Stone Mason Required - Can Count Towards Regional Work - Whv Welcome

Twynam Investments Pty Ltd Marulan, New South Wales

Published: 17th April 2020

We are looking to hire a stone mason to complete around one month worth of work at our farm in Marulan NSW. Working 5... Read more

2nd Year

Garden Team Member

External Works Osborne Park, Perth

Published: 14th April 2020

To work in a team of two doing garden maintenance at a wide range of commercial properties across the metro area. You... Read more

Labourer Jobs Australia

Labourer Jobs, Australia
Labourer Jobs

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.