Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Furniture Removalist $30 P/h

Spatial Property Styling Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 14th October 2021

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

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Cellar Hands - Vintage 2022

Kingston Estate Wines Kingston On Murray, South Australia

Published: 14th October 2021

Kingston Estate is one of Australia’s largest and most progressive family-owned wine companies and vineyard owners,... Read more

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Stock Delivery/warehouse Worker Needed

Artisan Ornaments MARIBYRNONG, Melbourne

Published: 13th October 2021

For ages 25+ only. If you're looking to work a lot and save up money then this could be a good job for you.... Read more

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Benchmark Builders Highgate Hill, Brisbane

Published: 13th October 2021

LabourerTo assist with Builder on house and bathroom renovationsOnly require steel capped bootsAll... Read more

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Commercial Cleaner Superstar

Globe Workforce Solutions Karratha, Western Australia

Published: 12th October 2021

We are seeking the next shiny Cleaning Superstar!Fulltime Commercial Cleaners ---- Immediate start ---- Day/Night... Read more

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Experienced Landscape Tradesman

J&JJ Landscaping North West & Hills District, Sydney

Published: 12th October 2021

We're looking for an experienced Landscape Tradesman to join our award-winning team.This is a great role for an... Read more

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Tree Planter

Ecoplant Australia Sydney, Sydney

Published: 11th October 2021

JOBS AVAILABLE ALL OVER SYDNEYWHITE CARD REQUIRED, TRANSPORT REQUIREDIMMEDIATE STARTTasks will include:... Read more

Drivers, Movers, It Connection Staff

Goals A+N SYDNEY, City, New South Wales

Published: 11th October 2021

HIRING NOW*DRIVERS *MOVERS *IT CONNECTION STAFFGoals A+N is a busy commercial relocations company.We are... Read more

2nd Year

Horticulturist / Landscape Gardener / Assistant Gardener

Always Greener Garden Care Mosman, NSW, Sydney

Published: 10th October 2021

>> Join Our Gardening TeamLove gardening?Can you prune a level hedge?Love a work-out that pays?Work... Read more

Production Work / Factory Hand Moorabbin Immediate Start

Excellent Plating Works P/L Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 10th October 2021

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

Easy Muscle Work Loading Trucks 15-oct-21 $27/hr

Elfhelp Christmas Trees Sydenham, Sydney

Published: 9th October 2021

We need help loading trucks with Christmas Decoration boxes in Sydenham and Artarmon starting on the 15th October... Read more

Labourers

Protech Personnel NT Katherine, Northern Territory

Published: 8th October 2021

Conduct civil Labouring duties on Tindal RAAF Base Katherine$30-$35/hr + Over time payPosition includes travel... Read more

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Recycling And Waste Sorters

EC Sustainable Sydney, Sydney

Published: 8th October 2021

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

Meat Processing / Full Time $25.42 Per Hour

Whales Workforce Swan Hill, Victoria

Published: 8th October 2021

[Essential work – Meat Processing Industry in Swan Hill VIC 3585]Monday – Friday work start 5 AMPay rate is:... Read more

Gardening Labourer

Wallace Woombye, Sunshine Coast

Published: 7th October 2021

I am looking for someone that is on the Sunshine Coast and able to give me a few hours of work on a Saturday... Read more

Production Worker - Pleated And Retractable Screens

Artilux Australia Hornsby, Sydney

Published: 6th October 2021

About the roleThe role requires a high level of attention to detail, following work orders, measurements, and... Read more

Container Unloaders Required For International Freight Company In Botany...

Zoom Recruitment BOTANY, New South Wales

Published: 6th October 2021

We are looking for container unloaders for International Freight Company UPS (United Parcel Service) in the Botany... Read more

Construction Labourers

HLH Group - Hunter Labour Hire Sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th October 2021

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

Labourers

Betta People Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Published: 6th October 2021

Job Description- Get out of the office- Above Award Wages- Plenty of variety- Jobs all over Brisbane!!!... Read more

Delivery Driver

Fantastic Framing Alexandria, Sydney

Published: 4th October 2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY in SydneyHey there, I'm looking for a full Time Delivery Driver.Other tasks may be included.... Read more

Cabinet Maker

NT Wardrobe and Shower Screens Palmerston NT, Northern Territory

Published: 2nd October 2021

Cabinet maker required or wardrobe installation experience wanted. Read more

Operations / General Manager

M and J Davis Pty Ltd Riverstone, Sydney

Published: 30th September 2021

Looking for a trustworthy individual to help get a business established. Successful person needs to be adaptable,... Read more

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Recycling And Waste Sorters

EC Sustainable Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 30th September 2021

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

Event Set Up Labourers

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 30th September 2021

Our client, a national event set up company requires general labourers to assist them with event set up and... Read more

Production Operator

Humes townsville Townville, Townsville

Published: 30th September 2021

Heavy manufacturing concrete products.Immediate start$27.21ph plus penalties also counts as regional work... Read more

2nd Year

Hanging Specialist And Logistic Manager

Fantastic Framing Alexandria, New South Wales

Published: 29th September 2021

We're looking for a Hanging Specialist and Logistic Manager in Sydney.Experience would be appreciated but is not a... Read more

Casual Installer And Delivery Driver

Springfree Trampoline Oakleigh South, Melbourne

Published: 29th September 2021

Casual role available for a hands on person to install trampolines throughout the Greater Melbourne area.... Read more

Casual Installer & Delivery Driver

Springfree Trampoline Greenacre, Sydney

Published: 29th September 2021

Casual role available for a hands on person to deliver and install trampolines throughout the Greater Sydney area.... Read more

Labourer

SpeedRack Ingleburn, Sydney

Published: 29th September 2021

Labourers neededWorking with steel pallet rackingManual Licence preferredIngleburn station is very close... Read more

Furniture Maker/cabinet Maker Starting Asap

Nook Oakleigh South, Melbourne

Published: 28th September 2021

is looking for an experienced furniture/ Cabinet maker. Our workshop is in Oakleigh .We focus on bespoke, solid... Read more

Cleaner

Cumberland River Holiday Park Lorne, Geelong

Published: 28th September 2021

Casual Cleaner RequiredWe are looking for a casual cleaner to help through the summer period.Minimum $500 a... Read more

Boilermaker/welder

Taylor Made Engineering Millmerran, Brisbane

Published: 28th September 2021

Taylor Made Engineering is based in Millmerran, amongst the thriving agricultural and industrial Darling Downs... Read more

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Boilermaker

Taylor Made Engineering Millmerran, Queensland

Published: 28th September 2021

Job opening for an experienced boilermaker, with a family owned steel fabrication business in Millmerran, a rural... Read more

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Labourers (brisbane)

Betta People Brisbane city, Brisbane

Published: 28th September 2021

Job Description- Get out of the office- Above Award Wages- Plenty of variety- Jobs all over Brisbane!!!... Read more

Car Washer

Mercedes-Benz North Shore MOSMAN, Sydney

Published: 28th September 2021

Mercedes-Benz North Shore is an authorised Mercedes-Benz Sales, Service and Parts car dealership.We have a full... Read more

Temp Warehouse Workers 25/11/2021 To 1/12/2021

Zoom Recruitment Erskineville, Sydney

Published: 28th September 2021

25 x temps required for Day shift 6am-4pm $27.83 per hour25 x temps required for Afternoon shift 4:30pm-2am $31 per... Read more

Pick/pack - Makeup Warehouse! $27-31 P/h Mon-fri

Zoom Recruitment Erskineville, Sydney

Published: 27th September 2021

- Working in a clean cosmetics warehouse, packing online orders (products: cosmetics including make-up, skin care and... Read more

Removalist Offsider

HH Transport Bexley, New South Wales

Published: 26th September 2021

Removalist OffsiderHonest, fit, strong and reliable casual removalist offsider required.Experience preferred... Read more

Shop Assistant - Picture Framer

Zeta Vibe Pty Ltd Croydon South, Melbourne

Published: 24th September 2021

We are a small picture framing business in Melbourne. We're looking for a part time shop assistant in our Melbourne's... Read more

Picture Framer

Zeta Vibe Pty Ltd Croydon South, Melbourne

Published: 24th September 2021

We're looking for a full-time Picture Framer in our Melbourne workshop.Experience would be appreciated but is not a... Read more

Meat Process Worker

LLS Australia Bordertown SA, Adelaide

Published: 22nd September 2021

We are currently looking for reliable and experienced meat process workers to work 38 hours per week with one of the... Read more

2nd Year

Cnc Operator & Factory Hand

Alpha Joinery PTY LTD winnellie, Darwin

Published: 22nd September 2021

About the role:Alpha Joinery is looking for a CNC Operator & Factory Hand, to join our team. The candidate will... Read more

North Qld Labour Hire

Innisfail Budget Backpackers INNISFAIL, Cairns

Published: 22nd September 2021

LARGE RANGE OF LABOURING JOBS / FARM WORKACC AVALILABLE FROM $140 PER WEEKHOURLY RATE $25.41PLEASE CALL... Read more

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Labour Hire - Construction Labourer

Our Solutions Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast

Published: 22nd September 2021

Sunshine Coast - Central Location.Immediate start for experienced construction/building workers with white card.... Read more

2nd Year

General Labourer / Cabinet Maker

Alpha Joinery PTY LTD winnellie, Darwin

Published: 22nd September 2021

Alpha Joinery is looking for a Apprentice Cabinet Maker/joiner and a reliable labourer/ furniture removalist to join... Read more

Meat Workers

Hardwicks Meat Works Kyneton, Bendigo

Published: 21st September 2021

Hardwicks Meatworks meat factory company now hiring{In Australia only , not ready to hire internationally as of... Read more

2nd Year

Labourer- Gardening

ProLawn Green-keeping Services Pymble, New South Wales

Published: 20th September 2021

ProLawn is a small business based on Sydney's upper North Shore.Every spring we service residential homes in the... Read more

Fencing Labourer

High Country Rural Services Yarck, Victoria

Published: 20th September 2021

Regional Labourer Position.Rural Fencing Labourer required for family owned rural fencing company, North East... Read more

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Landscaper - Gardening - Horticulture

Landart Landscapes Sydney, Sydney

Published: 20th September 2021

Landart Landscapes Pty Ltd requires gardeners and landscapers with experience in garden maintenance and landscape... Read more

Labourer

Tycen Demolitions Sydney, Sydney

Published: 20th September 2021

*** IMMEDIATE START for White card holder***We are looking for physically fit and motivated individuals to work... Read more

Trades Assistant

TRP Ductwork Maddington, Perth

Published: 20th September 2021

TRP Ductwork are looking for TA's all areas of our factory: Machine work, Assembly & Lagging.Experience not... Read more

Warehouse Packing Beauty

Sistaco Pty Ltd BRISBANE CITY, Queensland

Published: 17th September 2021

We are looking for fast and accurate warehouse packers. We are a international beauty brand and need at least 2... Read more

Steel Fixer Wanted

St Leonards St Leonards, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2021

Experienced steel fixers wanted full time or part time at St LeonardsVaccination must be required with proofClose... Read more

Tree Planter

Timberwolf Planting Sydney, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2021

So you're thinking of planting some plants hey? We can help you there!We are looking for motivated, driven and... Read more

Truck Driver

Living Edge Rental Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2021

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

Process Workers

CoreStaff DEVONPORT, Tasmania

Published: 16th September 2021

At CoreStaff we pride ourselves on looking after our employees.We want to engage, reward and recognise you for... Read more

2nd Year

Factory And Installation Assistant

Pro Sculpt Thomastown, Melbourne

Published: 16th September 2021

Looking for enthusiastic guys to help within our Custom Joinery Factory.Plenty of work in a good environment.... Read more

Night/afternoon Shift Workers

DOrsogna Limited Palmyra/Fremantle, Perth

Published: 15th September 2021

AFTERNOON SHIFT FREEZER HANDS/NIGHT SHIFT LABOURERS - CASUAL Looking for FREEZER HANDS for afternoon shift... Read more

Laundry Worker

Pearl Sea Commercial Laundry Services Broome, Western Australia

Published: 15th September 2021

Job Vacancy Commercial Laundry BroomeTwo jobs availableWe are currently looking for two new team members·Work... Read more

( No Experience )__ Warehouse Picker Packer__$31/hr

AFL Recruitment Pty Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 15th September 2021

We are currently recruiting candidates who are looking for employment for short and long term bookings in the... Read more

( No Experience)__ Warehouse Picker Packer__$31/hr

AFL Recruitment Pty Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 15th September 2021

We are currently recruiting candidates who are looking for employment for short and long term bookings in the... Read more

( No Experience )__ Warehouse Picker Packer__$31/hr

AFL Recruitment Pty Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 14th September 2021

We are currently recruiting candidates who are looking for employment for short and long term bookings in the... Read more

Site Supervisor – Demolition Specialist

ANZ Enviro Pty Ltd Malaga, Western Australia

Published: 13th September 2021

The ANZ Enviro Perth office is HIRING!Join our awesome team as a Site Supervisor – Demolition Specialist!... Read more

Store Person

ANZ Enviro Pty Ltd Malaga, Western Australia

Published: 13th September 2021

You will have the option of an immediate start with the possibility of an ongoing position at our established... Read more

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Silo Construction Labourers

Allied Grain Systems Young, New South Wales

Published: 13th September 2021

We are looking for new on-farm labourers to join our team to help build on farm storage across Queensland, New South... Read more

Labourer

AJ Hewitt Constructions Fitzroy, Victoria

Published: 13th September 2021

General labouring on a small building site Read more

Furniture Repair - Handyman - Transport

World Blue ULTIMO, New South Wales

Published: 12th September 2021

Our small furniture repair business is seeking an enthusiastic friendly and honest local or traveler who would have... Read more

Sewing Machinest

Porcpine QLD HUGHENDEN;QLD, Townsville

Published: 10th September 2021

Looking for someone who loves to sew, or someone willing to learn!!it's on industrial machines, using different... Read more

2nd Year

Sample Preparation Assistants - Entry Level

Synaco Global Recruitment Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Published: 10th September 2021

We are seeking Entry Level Sample Preparation Assistants to join a busy team in Kalgoorlie across several sites. No... Read more

2nd Year

Labourer

Drilling Orange/Molong, New South Wales

Published: 10th September 2021

Drillers assistant job around 30km from Orange NSW. Must be strong and fit. $50.00 per hour. Read more

2nd Year

Boilermaker Welder

Hoopers engineering KYBONG, Sunshine Coast

Published: 9th September 2021

Seeking boilermakers, welders and labourers. Work inside a shed doing welding, grinding, cleaning up/sweeping and... Read more

Roofers - Metal, Slate, Tile, Lead

Carter Roofing & Slating Pty Ltd Perth, Perth

Published: 8th September 2021

Carter Roofing & Slating Pty Ltd are are hiring NOW... Join our awesome team in Sunny PerthBackpacking in... Read more

Carpenters/joiners & Labourers

Knowit Constructions Pty Ltd Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 8th September 2021

KNOWIT CONSTRUCTION IS HIRINGKnowit Constructions is a high end" commercial construction & carpentry/Joinery... Read more

2nd Year

Harvest Workers Urgently Needed For Manufacture Of Agricultural Tarpaulins

Ellis and Sons Group Pty Ltd Cowra, New South Wales

Published: 8th September 2021

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

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Drillers Off-sider

Tomlin Drilling Alice Springs, Alice Springs

Published: 7th September 2021

Drillers Off-sider. Drilling Water Bores at various stations across the Territory.Must be physically fit and have a... Read more

2nd Year

Motor Mechanic

Volks CentreCairns portsmith, Cairns

Published: 6th September 2021

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

Diamond Drill Offsider

Wild Diamante pty ltd Tennant creek, Northern Territory

Published: 6th September 2021

Drillers offsider required for immediate start.Meals and accommodation provided, 12 hour shifts, $450/shift,... Read more

Geophysics Team Member

Fender Geophysics Artarmon, New South Wales

Published: 6th September 2021

Fender Geophysics is looking for casual field staff on geophysics crews. The role offers great opportunity for travel... Read more

Trades Assistant

DOrsogna Limited Palmyra/Fremantle, Perth

Published: 6th September 2021

Food Manufacturer looking for an experienced trades assistant or mechanical fitter to start as soon as possible. Read more

Labourers And Packers

DOrsogna Limited Palmyra/Fremantle, Perth

Published: 6th September 2021

Food manufacturer near Fremantle looking for labourers and packers for our busy Christmas Production starting... Read more

Moving House

Alilovic Perth, Perth

Published: 3rd September 2021

Seeking the help of some help for our house move tomorrow!I am looking for 2 labourer to assist with the move... Read more

Scaffolder

CQ Scaffolding Hire Rockhampton, Queensland

Published: 2nd September 2021

Looking for experienced scaffolders or scaffold labourers.Full time Casual to start with full time permanent for... Read more

2nd Year

Landscape Labourer

Ecoplant Australia Sydney, Sydney

Published: 1st September 2021

ARE YOU AFTER A NEW CHALLENGE? DO YOU APPRECIATE NATURE AND WORKING OUTDOORS? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, PLEASE APPLY!... Read more

Experienced Cabinetmaker

Brilliant Kitchens & Interiors Winnellie, Darwin

Published: 1st September 2021

Brilliant Kitchens & Interiors is looking for a qualified/experienced cabinet maker to join our team. We manufacture... Read more

Bangalow Labours

McKinnon Bangalow, Byron Bay

Published: 1st September 2021

Builders Labours wanted. 2-3 weeks work suit 2 people Bangalow area, must have construction site experience.... Read more

Commercial Kitchen Canopy & Exhaust Cleaner

GC Canopy Cleaning & Filter Service Yatala, Gold Coast

Published: 31st August 2021

We are a small family based business that services restaurants, bars and clubs in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and... Read more

Machine Operator

Optimal management Homebush Bay, New South Wales

Published: 31st August 2021

We are looking for hard working male labor workers and forklift driver for Salad factory located nearby Sydney... Read more

Welder / Boiler Maker

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Sunnybank QLD, Brisbane

Published: 31st August 2021

We are currently looking for experienced Boiler maker or welder.Ongoing temp role Mon to Fri fulltime hours and... Read more

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Labourer

Evolute building Palm Beach, New South Wales

Published: 31st August 2021

Labourers required this Saturday 25th sept to move buckets of sand and bricks upstairs to site. Person needs to be... Read more

Welder

Veermeeren Brothers Engineering Keith, South Australia

Published: 30th August 2021

Welder- Limestone Coast RegionVermeeren Brothers are a small engineering and irrigation business located in Keith... Read more

2nd Year

Labourers

MODULAR GLASS Cromer, New South Wales

Published: 30th August 2021

Needing labourers for construction work on the Northern beaches. Read more

Chicken Deboning

Khat Wingfield, Adelaide

Published: 28th August 2021

Hi there. Looking for people interested in chicken deboning. Experience is not necessary as we provide the training.... Read more

2nd Year

Factory Labourer

Pro Sculpt Thomastown, Melbourne

Published: 26th August 2021

Looking for someone to help in our joinery factory with kitchen assembly and installations.Close to trains... Read more

Construction Cleaning

Baulderstone cleaning services North sydney, New South Wales

Published: 26th August 2021

Looking for a cleaner that is easy to learn and likes working during the day be able to work on construction sites... Read more

Labourer (basic & Skilled) - Construction

Amrick Specialist Contractors Melbourne & Surrounding Suburbs, Victoria

Published: 26th August 2021

***About Us***Amrick is a leading provider of contract labour and trade services to the construction industry.... Read more

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

KILCOY GLOBAL FOODS Kilcoy QLD, Queensland

Published: 26th August 2021

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

Packing Job: Day Shift Part Time 3 Days Per Week: $27.55 P/h

Zoom Recruitment CHULLORA, New South Wales

Published: 26th August 2021

Our client is looking for a part time person to work 3 days per week Tuesday , Thursday and Friday 6:30AM-1:30PM in... Read more

Carpenter

mike maylin constructions.pty.ltd COOBER PEDY, South Australia

Published: 25th August 2021

require carpenter / gyprocker for work in coober pedy and surrounding areas contact mike on 0417803542 Read more

Pool Technician (no Experience Required)

Sydneys Best Pool Service CASTLE HILL, New South Wales

Published: 25th August 2021

Do you love working outdoors? Do you enjoy autonomy while being part of a supportive team?Due to increased... Read more

Experienced Cabinet Maker / Installer

Alpha Joinery PTY LTD winnellie, Darwin

Published: 24th August 2021

Alpha Joinery is looking for a Qualified Factory Cabinet Maker/joiner and installer, to join our team. The candidate... 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.