Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

 

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Casual Bush Regenerators Wanted- Environmental Work

Waratah Eco Works Pty Ptd Various suburbs across Sydney, Sydney

Published: 29th June 2022

Trainee Bush Regenerators for Waratah Eco Works.Come and work outside in our beautiful bushland!Waratah Eco... Read more

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Cleaner

Peoples Cleaning Gladesville, New South Wales

Published: 29th June 2022

Casual cleanerCommon areas In Commercial building5 days a week3 hrs a dayMondayTuesdayThursday... Read more

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Junk Removalist - Fun Team Job

1800-GOT-JUNK Kedron, Brisbane

Published: 29th June 2022

Job DescriptionCustomer Service Labourer - Great Team! Great Culture! BRISBANE ( multiple positions available)... Read more

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Cleaner

Peoples Cleaning Northbridge, New South Wales

Published: 29th June 2022

Casual cleaner required three days per week Monday Wednesday and Friday 7 to 10 am the hours are not negotiable. Some... Read more

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Labourers Required - Sydney Cbd

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Darling Harbour, Sydney

Published: 29th June 2022

ARC STAFF Currently require Relocation labourers - This labouring postion we have on offer will require you to work... Read more

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Carpenter

BD Building Projects Northern Beaches, Sydney

Published: 29th June 2022

BD Building Projects Australia is an established Carpentry & Joinery company with bases throughout Australia.... Read more

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Labourer

Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas Coconut Grove, Darwin

Published: 29th June 2022

The team at Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas are seeking to employ a labourer for an immediate start in a casual position,... Read more

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Event Labourers

CG Recruitment Melbourne

Published: 29th June 2022

Join our events crew as EVENTS season is now up & running - We need you!We are seeking a team of reliable and... Read more

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Rural Fencing

Rangeland Services Outback WA, Perth

Published: 28th June 2022

We are looking for a mature, motivated, and reliable person to join our fencing team. We erect various types of... Read more

2nd Year

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Assembler / Installer

Fabcon Installations Pittsworth, Queensland

Published: 28th June 2022

Fabcon Installations are expanding!- Positions currently based out of Pittsworth, Queensland 4356- Approximately... Read more

 

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Offsiders - Furniture Removals - $27 P/h

Spatial Property Styling Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2022

Furniture Removals Drivers & Offsiders wanted!We are a Property Styling company based in Chatswood. We furnish... Read more

2nd Year

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General And Skilled Labourers Required

HLH Group - Hunter Labour Hire Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2022

HLH Group is looking to grow their team of construction labourers for ongoing work. Sites located throughout Sydney,... Read more

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Maintenance Plumber

Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas Coconut Grove, Darwin

Published: 28th June 2022

The team at Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas are seeking to employ a licensed maintenance plumber for full time work with an... Read more

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General Labourer

Labour Revolution Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2022

Labour Revolution are looking for general and skilled labourers to join busy builders on a number of residential... Read more

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Casual Labourers (ongoing)

Safe Pool Solutions Pty Ltd Maribyrnong, Melbourne

Published: 28th June 2022

We are looking for labourers to join our team on a casual basis to assist with installations across a variety of... Read more

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Casual Labourers (ongoing)

Safe Pool Solutions Pty Ltd Guildford, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2022

We are looking for labourers to join our team on a casual basis to assist with installations across a variety of... Read more

 

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Landscape Labourers - Eastern Suburbs, Cbd And Lower North Shore

HLH Group - Hunter Labour Hire Eastern Suburbs, CBD and Lower North Shore, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2022

HLH Group are seeking Landscape Labourers to work on high end residential projects both in maintenance and... Read more

 

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Construction Labourers - North Shore

HLH Group - Hunter Labour Hire Curl Curl, Sydney

Published: 28th June 2022

What will you be doing?Learning new skills with a fun, like-minded team.Assisting some of Sydney's most... Read more

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Factory Labourer

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Coolaroo, Victoria

Published: 27th June 2022

Coolaroo VicOngoing work for two factory labourers.Must:✅Be physically fit✅Be reliable✅Have your own... Read more

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Construction Labourer

hotel sophia city, Melbourne

Published: 27th June 2022

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

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Handy Person Or Carpenter

TSR Services Rockhampton, Queensland

Published: 26th June 2022

Looking to employ a fit handy person to help with building renovations.You will be helping with building... Read more

2nd Year

 

Easy Household Furniture Removals

[email protected] Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 25th June 2022

You wanting BIG CASHHiya , if you are looking for big time cash money , working around 4 to 5 days per, from around... Read more

2nd Year

Need A Cleaner In Coolangatta

AFS Pty Ltd Coolangatta,QLD, Gold Coast

Published: 25th June 2022

Need a morning cleaner in Coolangatta. 30hrs a week.call/text 0414 235 044 Read more

Need A Cleaner In Tweed Heads

AFS Pty Ltd Tweed Heads, Gold Coast

Published: 25th June 2022

Need a cleaner in tweed heads. 4 days . 5pm- 11pm-Call/text 0414 235 044 Read more

Need A Cleaner In Coolangatta

AFS Pty Ltd coolangatta, Gold Coast

Published: 25th June 2022

Need a morning cleaner in Coolangatta. 30hrs a week. $26-28 p/h. call/text 0414 235 044 Read more

2nd Year

 

Flyer Distribution Make Money For Walking

APA Flyer Distribution Sydney

Published: 24th June 2022

Make Money for WalkingFlyer/ Leaflet distribution in all suburbsAre you energetic, motivated, and... Read more

Qualified Boilermaker / Welders

Black Arc Industries Alice Springs

Published: 24th June 2022

Black Arc Industries is a new welding / fabrication workshop in Alice Springs and is 100% indigenous owned. We have... Read more

Vehicle Detailer

Avis Budget Group Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

Published: 23rd June 2022

About Avis Budget GroupOur brands represent a mobility ecosystem of more than 11,000 locations in approximately... Read more

Vehicle Detailer

Avis Budget Group Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

Published: 23rd June 2022

About Avis Budget GroupOur brands represent a mobility ecosystem of more than 11,000 locations in approximately... Read more

General Labourers Required - Immediate Start

QueRec Trades & Labour Brisbane Area, Brisbane

Published: 23rd June 2022

About the business:We are urgently seeking general labourers for various projects throughout Brisbane and Gold... Read more

Grounds Worker / Team Leader

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Gold Coast

Published: 23rd June 2022

ARC Staff have partnered with a national facilities Management company and require Grounds Maintenance People in the... Read more

Labourer

Egans Asset Management Footscray, Melbourne

Published: 23rd June 2022

Egans provide premium office relocation and asset disposal services to corporate Melbourne and the surrounding... Read more

Temp To Perm Employer Sponsorship On Offer – Qualified Fabricator

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Meadowbrook, Brisbane

Published: 23rd June 2022

We are currently looking for qualified and experienced fabricators. You would be responsible for duties as below.... Read more

2nd Year

Temp To Perm Employer Sponsorship On Offer - Qualified Fitter & Turner

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Meadowbrook, Brisbane

Published: 23rd June 2022

We are currently looking for fitter & Turners. you would be responsible for duties as below.• Read specifications... Read more

2nd Year

Temp To Perm Employer Sponsorship On Offer - Qualified Electrician

Copper Bottomed Recruitment Pty Ltd Meadowbrook, Brisbane

Published: 23rd June 2022

We are currently looking for an electrician you would be responsible for duties as below.­ Understand project... Read more

2nd Year

 

Junk Removalist

1800-GOT-JUNK Ashfield, Sydney

Published: 23rd June 2022

APPLY TODAY & START AS SOON AS THIS OR NEXT WEEK!1800-GOT-JUNK? is growing and looking for positive, physically... Read more

Construction Cleaners

Crl Group Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 22nd June 2022

We are currently seeking a number of experienced construction cleaners for fulltime work in Sydney.
Must... Read more

2nd Year

General Roof Labourers

Senfix Roofing & Building P/L All Sydney, Sydney

Published: 22nd June 2022

General Roof Labourers RequiredExcellent Hourly $$Work outdoorsExcellent working conditionsOngoing... Read more

2nd Year

 

Night Cleaner

Sanikleen Group Somerville, Melbourne

Published: 22nd June 2022

We need a crew of people to clean a production plant overnight in Somerville Victoria we are looking for a team of 25... Read more

Scaffolders And Labourers In Melbourne

Monzon Scaffold Australia Melbourne

Published: 22nd June 2022

Monzon scaffold are looking for experienced scaffolders and labourers to erect, alter and dismantle scaffold... Read more

House Job And Painter Needed

Kikki Wooloowin, Brisbane

Published: 22nd June 2022

Dear Everyone,My name is Nancy, living in Wooloowin, we would like to have two guys to help us in house work... Read more

General Labourer

Labour Revolution Eastern Suburbs, St Kilda

Published: 21st June 2022

CONSTRUCTION WORK AVAILABLELabouring and detailed cleaning positions available on a number of finished buildings... Read more

General Labourer

Labour Revolution Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 21st June 2022

CONSTRUCTION WORK AVAILABLELabouring positions available on a number of residential buildings in Eastern Suburbs... Read more

Labourers Needed For Ongoing Work

Edway Labour hire Redfern, Sydney

Published: 21st June 2022

We are a busy labour hire company looking for 3-4 labourers for residential construction sites in the following... Read more

Factory Hand

AUTOFROST PTY LTD Milperra, Sydney

Published: 21st June 2022

Casual Factory Hand Needed for immediate start.Required to operate plastic vacuum forming machines and trimming of... Read more

 

Landscape Contruction Worker

Allegro Projects Pty Ltd Bayswater, Western Australia

Published: 20th June 2022

Looking for a Landscape Construction allrounder, For expanding Outdoor Renovations in and around Perth, Paving,... Read more

2nd Year

General Labour Workers Required!!!

1300apprentice - Labour Hire Sydney Metropolitan - Multiple Sites, Sydney

Published: 20th June 2022

Are you looking for come Casual, Part-Time or Full-Time work?We have loads of opportunities in the following... Read more

Irrigation Installer

Veermeeren Brothers Engineering Keith, South Australia

Published: 20th June 2022

We are looking for a mechanical minded person who enjoys working outdoors. We install new and repair older farm... Read more

2nd Year

Expressions Of Interest - Work The Harvest With Viterra

Viterra Operations Pty Ltd Regional South Australia, South Australia

Published: 20th June 2022

Each year we recruit around 1500 people to join us for the harvest season. We operate a storage and handling network... Read more

2nd Year

 

Production Work / Factory Hand Moorabbin Immediate Start

Excellent Plating Works P/L Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 19th June 2022

Earn money in Melbourne for your future travel plans with a 4 day working week. You can enjoy a 3 day weekend.... Read more

Labourer

Samara Buderim, Sunshine Coast

Published: 17th June 2022

Hi, looking for a couple of general labourers to do some general work on a renovation. Most of the heavy work has... Read more

Outdoor Equipment Mechanic

Valley Rural HURSTBRIDGE, Victoria

Published: 17th June 2022

Our family-run outdoor equipment shop in Hurstbridge Victoria on the outskirts of Melbourne is looking for a mechanic... Read more

 

Boilermaker/ Welder/ Labourer

Parsons Fabrications Pty Ltd Logan Village, Queensland

Published: 17th June 2022

Parsons Fabrications is looking for the following positions at our Logan Village workshop:- Labourer/ welder-... Read more

Dry Stone Waller

Artrocks Pty Ltd Inverleigh, Geelong

Published: 16th June 2022

Dry stone walling is the old art of stacking rocks to build walls without the use of motar. It is an old system of... Read more

2nd Year

Labourers Needed For Ongoing Work

Edway Labour hire Eumemmerring, Melbourne

Published: 16th June 2022

3 labourers needed for work in Eumemmerring and Burwood EastImmediate start (Tomorrow)All our work is... Read more

4 Labourers Needed For Ongoing Work

Edway Labour hire BONDI, Bondi Beach

Published: 16th June 2022

4 labourers needed for work in the CBD and Bellevue hills and Bondi beach areas for Ongoing workWe can start guys... Read more

 

Removalist And Drivers - Office Relocations

Blue Lion Moving Services Glendenning, Sydney

Published: 16th June 2022

Blue Lion Moving Services is an award winning Commercial Removalist services company, with our team winning 2017,... Read more

Seafood Factory Process Work /mooololaba海鮮加工廠

Rockliff Seafoods Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Published: 16th June 2022

時薪: $26 (工作3月後$26.35/每週二發薪)Mooololaba海鮮加工廠工作機會。... Read more

2nd Year

Event Set Up / Labourers / General Hands / Packers -melbourne And Suburbs

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Melbourne and suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 15th June 2022

We are seeking keen and reliable labourers for container unloads, warehouse packing, event set up, FF & E and... Read more

Labourer Needed For July And August Start

Tycen Demolitions Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 14th June 2022

Job DescriptionThis is an entry level role for physically fit and motivated individuals who wish to start their... Read more

Labourer *entry Level

Tycen Demolitions Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 14th June 2022

Job DescriptionThis is an entry level role for physically fit and motivated individuals who wish to start their... Read more

Container Loader / Unloader- Westerns Sububs Vic

3rd Party Containers Truganina, Victoria

Published: 14th June 2022

EMPLOYER of CHOICE3PC is Australia’s leading employer of Container Pack / Unpack Teams. We are the supplier of... Read more

Qualified Carptenter

BD Building Projects Sydney, Bondi Beach

Published: 14th June 2022

BD Building Projects Australia is an established Carpentry & Joinery company with bases throughout Australia.... Read more

Factory Hand

Stahmann Webster Toowoomba, Queensland

Published: 13th June 2022

RoleSeeking casuals to join our Factory team in our Toowoomba Processing Plant.Duties include but not limited... Read more

Event Cleaners

Event Portables Australia Byron Bay, NSW, Byron Bay

Published: 13th June 2022

Event Portables Australia is looking for Cleaning attendants to join our crew for this years Splendour in the Grass... Read more

Get Paid To Work Out & Travel: Insulation Installer

ThermaHome Melbourne and Surrounds, Victoria

Published: 13th June 2022

Are you a sucker for a good workout but don’t have the time or money to go to the gym?Do you like seeing new... Read more

Event Labourers Sydney

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Sydney

Published: 10th June 2022

ARC are needing Event Labourers required for various sites in and around Sydney setting up for festivals / Events,... Read more

Mig Welding

One Up Preformed Systems Pty Ltd Fairfield East NSW, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2022

We are urgently looking for welders who are hard working and professional to work for a well-respected and... Read more

Residential Delivery Contractor

Source Separation Systems Rowville, Victoria

Published: 9th June 2022

IMMEDIATE START38 hours per week – Monday to Friday (above award rate + bonus opportunities)*Travelling to... Read more

Builders Labourer

GDS Carpentry and Constructions pty ltd Darwin

Published: 9th June 2022

Builders labourerRequiredClean up and demolitionWhite card can help to getSteel capsTransport Read more

Onsite Installer (pool Void Covers) – Casual

Safe Pool Solutions Pty Ltd Redcliffe, Brisbane

Published: 9th June 2022

We are looking for an onsite installer to join our team on a casual basis to assist with installations across a... Read more

Gardener

sonas gardens Camberwell, Melbourne

Published: 8th June 2022

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

 

Landscape Labourers

J&JJ Landscaping Hills District, Sydney

Published: 8th June 2022

J&JJ Landscaping is a full service building company located Hills District of Sydney specialising in: Landscape... Read more

 

Construction Labourers - Bondi Junction $30 P/h

HLH Group - Hunter Labour Hire Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 7th June 2022

Builder's Labourers required for high-end residential construction projects. Ongoing work, with daily allowances.... Read more

 

Automotive Technician

Southport Autohaus Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland

Published: 7th June 2022

Southport Autohaus is a family run business, specialising in servicing and repairs of BMW,Mercedes Benz, VW and... Read more

2nd Year

Storeperson

Pacific Meat Sales Pty Ltd Thomastown, Melbourne

Published: 7th June 2022

*Who we are*Pacific Meat Sales is a family-owned business operating for over 25 years. Specializing in high-quality... Read more

Odd Jobs

delacy dimbulah, Queensland

Published: 6th June 2022

Person or couple needed to help owner out on a beautiful bush block west of Dimbulah. This is a life-style property,... Read more

$30 An Hour - Letterbox Distributions

Letterbox Distributors Sydney

Published: 6th June 2022

Make money walking in the suburbs with views. Just need a pair of good shoes and a big backpack.We are looking... Read more

Gardeners - Grounds People - General Labourer Immediate Start!

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Sydney

Published: 6th June 2022

Grounds workers - Labouring / MaintenanceVarious locations including - Auburn NSW, Grafton NSW, Canberra ACT!-... Read more

2nd Year

Vehicle Detailer

Avis Budget Group Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

Published: 5th June 2022

About Avis Budget GroupWe don't just rent cars. We're changing the way people move. Across our world-famous... Read more

General Labourer

Dayjob Recruitment Neutral Bay, Sydney

Published: 3rd June 2022

Dayjob Recruitment is looking for 2 General Labourers!!Location: Neutral Bay NSWStarting date: ASAPJob... Read more

Packers

Watch and Grow Food Co Heatherton, Victoria

Published: 3rd June 2022

Immediate Start AvailableWork at Heatherton or BraesideMonday to Friday, 7am - 3pm. We are flexible on... Read more

Gardener

C& J Garden & Landscape Services Carrum Downs, Melbourne

Published: 2nd June 2022

Flexible Work HoursWork up to 5 days per weekBased in Carrum Downs and travel around Melbourne in our work... Read more

Brisbane Cleaner

Cirka Pty Ltd Brisbane

Published: 1st June 2022

We have Casual, Part Time & Full Time roles available!We are a leading provider of cleaning services and are... Read more

Maintenance Assistant-remote Northern Territory & South Australia

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Darwin, Northern Territory

Published: 1st June 2022

Maintenance Assistant-Remote Northern Territory & South AustraliaMLKA Hospitality Recruitment specialises in... Read more

Site Assistant / Labourer

Mallawaratchi clontarf near manly, New South Wales

Published: 1st June 2022

Site assistant and labourer required to help with all aspects of building a house.Duties will include moving... Read more

Maintenance Supervisor-resort Style Property-kimberley Region-remote Western...

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Broome, Western Australia

Published: 1st June 2022

Maintenance Supervisor-Resort Style Property-Kimberley Region-Remote Western AustraliaMLKA Hospitality... Read more

Food Packers

CG Recruitment Chullora, Sydney

Published: 1st June 2022

We are currently seeking Food Packers to work ongoing Monday to Friday + Over time availableDay & Afternoon Shits... Read more

Meat Processing Job

Whales Workforce Dandenong, Victoria

Published: 31st May 2022

Job vacancies available – Meat Processing industry in Dandenong South VIC 3175Position: labourer / knife hand /... Read more

Cleaning Superstars Wanted!!

H&S Specialised Cleaning Carina Heights, Brisbane

Published: 31st May 2022

H&S Specialised Cleaning are seeking Cleaning Superstars.Sub Contractors (ABN) With drivers licence, and vehicle... Read more

Full-time Processing Labourer (food Processing)

KILCOY GLOBAL FOODS Kilcoy, Queensland, Sunshine Coast

Published: 31st May 2022

Job DescriptionKilcoy Global Foods(KGF) is a nature-to-plate company with a footprint spanning Australia, the... Read more

2nd Year

Labourer

Gareth Morley Carpentry Contractors Atherton, Queensland

Published: 31st May 2022

Labourer required for Carpenter Contractors for 4 to 6 weeks work on new Atherton Hospital construction site.... Read more

2nd Year

Construction Labourers - Parramatta

Buildability Group Parramatta, Sydney

Published: 31st May 2022

Buildability Group is currently seeking experienced Construction labourers for various large projects in and around... Read more

Construction Labourers - Haymarket

Buildability Group Haymarket, Sydney

Published: 31st May 2022

Buildability Group is currently seeking experienced Construction labourers for various large projects in and around... Read more

 

Warehouse Staff

AMS HILLSDALE NSW, Sydney

Published: 31st May 2022

As a leading e commerce clearance and delivery company with facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and... Read more

 

Shed Construction

Prices Fabrication Steel Williams, Western Australia

Published: 30th May 2022

Price's Fabrication + Steel, based in Williams, WA, design, fabricate and build sheds. Using high quality Australian... Read more

2nd Year

Construction Labourer

James Family Ballarat

Published: 30th May 2022

Hi,We are looking for a construction labourer for a townhouse construction site in Ballarat. General site works... Read more

2nd Year

Cabinet Maker/ Apprentice Cabinet Maker

Alpha Joinery PTY LTD darwin, Darwin

Published: 30th May 2022

Alpha Joinery is looking for a Cabinet maker/ Apprentice cabinet maker to join in our team in Darwin. The candidate... Read more

Construction Labourers - Newtown

Buildability Group Newtown, Sydney

Published: 30th May 2022

Buildability Group is currently seeking experienced Construction labourers for various large projects in and around... Read more

Painter Wanted - Construction Industry

Hicks & Co Quality Painters Albany, Western Australia

Published: 30th May 2022

Experienced painter wanted in beautiful Albany on the coast of Western Australia. Albany wins all kinds of tourism... Read more

2nd Year

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.