Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Asbestos Operative

ANZ Enviro Malaga, Perth

Published: 7th November 2019

A position is available for an experienced site operatives/supervisors at an environmental clean up and remediation... Read more

2nd Year

One Day - Packing Furniturehomewares - Two People

European Design Mount Gravatt, Brisbane

Published: 7th November 2019

One days workTwo people requiredMust be fit and sttong$25 per hourPaid at end of day. Can pick you up... Read more

Furniture Removalists/offsiders/pre-packers

Bells Removals Dandenong South, Melbourne

Published: 7th November 2019

Key Duties & ResponsibilitiesPrepacking, loading, and unloading of clients’ belongings and containers.Read and... Read more

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Marina Attendant

White Bay 6 Marine Park Balmain, Sydney

Published: 6th November 2019

Marina Attendant - White Bay 6 Marine Park, BalmainSydney Harbour Boat Storage is seeking a marina attendant to... Read more

General & Skilled Labourers - Start Asap

Contractors United Sydney, Sydney

Published: 6th November 2019

We are currently seeking the services of experienced general labourers who meet the following criteria;•... Read more

Fly In Fly Out - Mining Chef

Building Careers Australia Perth, Western Australia

Published: 5th November 2019

Building Careers Australia is on the lookout for Trade Qualified Chefs for an immediate start to work on large and... Read more

Pipe Insulation Installer / Lagger

Cooltherm Insulation and Sheetmetal Australia Macquarie park, New South Wales

Published: 4th November 2019

The job will involve installing pipe insulation to air conditioning pipework on a construction site.Good pay for... Read more

Gardener

sonas gardens Camberwell, Melbourne

Published: 3rd November 2019

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

Linemarkers And Experienced Labourers Required

Masterline Marking Solutions Botany and surrounding areas, Sydney

Published: 1st November 2019

A great opportunity for an experienced line marker to join our company in either a full or part-time capacity. ABN... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 30th October 2019

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

Part Time Gardener Wanted

North Gardening Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 29th October 2019

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

Experienced Painters Wanted

Dukes All of Sydney, Sydney

Published: 29th October 2019

Please do not apply unless you are a Painter with painting experience (over 5 years painting experience)Job... Read more

General Labourers Wanted!

Amrick Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 28th October 2019

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

Skilled Labourers Wanted

Amrick Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 28th October 2019

We are currently looking for Skilled Labourers to assist on a number of sites throughout Melbourne CBD and some... Read more

Labourers Wanted!

Inspired Staffing Cohuna, Victoria

Published: 28th October 2019

Inspired Staffing helps people find work in the waste and material recycling sector.On behalf of our client, we... Read more

Labourers - Asap Start

IPA DANDENONG, Melbourne

Published: 28th October 2019

We are currently seeking General Labourers and Container Unloaders based in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.... Read more

Labourers Needed For Immediate Start

Amrick Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Published: 27th October 2019

Due to an influx of work, labourers are needed to assist on a variety of sites throughout Melbourne CBD and some... Read more

Gardener Wanted

MHM port melbourne, Victoria

Published: 26th October 2019

Are you a gardener that is looking for more permanent work?Have you worked as a gardener in the past and looking... Read more

Labourer And Assistant

Mallawaratchi doncaster, Melbourne

Published: 25th October 2019

Person required to help with all aspect of a house renovation. Mainly sanding, painting, cleaning, and landscaping...... Read more

General Hand / Removalists / Labourers

Group 1 Staffing Goulburn NSW, Sydney

Published: 24th October 2019

We are seeking five reliable staff for general labouring work commencing Monday for the weekWe are looking for... Read more

High Reach Forklift Operator

Aston Advantage Revesby, Sydney

Published: 24th October 2019

Looking for a PT FL driver (high reach) to start ASAP ongoing position• Mon-Fri 1-5pm• Needs to be hands on... Read more

Hiring Skilled Construction Worker - Work From Next Week

Osborne Zetland, Sydney

Published: 24th October 2019

To work side by side with an experienced builder on all elements of a high quality, domestic renovation.... Read more

Mr. Truck Driver/jockey(offsider)

My Moovers Brisbane,, Brisbane

Published: 24th October 2019

Work Opportunity with My Moovers a House Moving Company | Brisbane City QLD |Every day we support the biggest... Read more

Mr. Truck Driver And Jockey(offsider)

My Moovers Sydney, Sydney

Published: 24th October 2019

Work Opportunity with My Moovers a House Moving Company | Sydney City NSW |Every day we support the biggest... Read more

Hadyman / Gardener

Chelah Palmerston, Darwin

Published: 23rd October 2019

Handyman/ Gardener wanted on a needs basis. Person needs to be physically in Darwin or Palmerston. Minor cleaning... Read more

Warehouse Worker Needed

Artisan Ornaments Macquarie Park, Sydney

Published: 23rd October 2019

We are looking for a smart and reliable worker to fill a position with Artisan Ornaments starting immediately through... Read more

Marine Yard Hand - Painting The Bottom Of Large Boats

White Bay 6 Marine Park BALMAIN, Sydney

Published: 23rd October 2019

White Bay 6 Marine ParkWe are Sydney’s premier boat service yard, located in the heart of Sydney Harbour at... Read more

Production Work / Factory Hand Moorabbin Immediate Start

Excellent Plating Works P/L Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 23rd October 2019

Work type Casual/vacationSalary $20.99 - $23.32Duties mainly consist of placing metal components onto jigs and... Read more

Looking For A Offsider

west removals mt druitt, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2019

a busy removals company need a driver and an offsider.burwood,auburn,grandville,parramatta ,blacktown,is good... Read more

Joiner/cabinet Makers

Woodmarque Joinery Moss Vale, New South Wales

Published: 21st October 2019

We are seeking experienced cabinet makers/joiners to assemble joinery items at our Moss Vale workshop.Immediate... Read more

Gardening On Mornington Peninsula

Agricultural Automation Blairgowrie, Melbourne

Published: 21st October 2019

Weeding, shifting pot plants, removing prunings and general tidying.This coming weekend 26th and 27th October.... Read more

Labourers With Their Own Transport Wanted.

Amrick Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 21st October 2019

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

Communications Cabling Technician

Alliance SI Mascot, Sydney

Published: 21st October 2019

Due to internal promotions in our Sydney Branch, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an... Read more

Experienced Domestic Cleaners Needed Eastern Suburbs

Orpheus Group Pty Ltd South Oakleigh, Melbourne

Published: 20th October 2019

We are seeking energetic and experienced cleaners to join our team immediately. Working with a team in the eastern... Read more

Brickie Labourer

Doyle Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 20th October 2019

Brickie’s labourers on sites around Sydney Read more

Pet Groomer

Touch of Pawfection Hope island, Gold Coast

Published: 20th October 2019

We have a fantastic opportunity for experience groomer to join our busy salon. Groomers must have previous experience. Read more

Offsider With Experience Preferred Also Strong,fit And Reliable

unbeatable removals NORTH RYDE, Sydney

Published: 17th October 2019

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

Temporary Fence Installers

All Fence U Rent Pty Ltd OSBORNE PARK, Perth

Published: 16th October 2019

Temporary Fence Installer / Truck DriverImmediate Start• Casual employment with a fast-growing company with... Read more

General Hand / Removalists / Labourers Sydney & Suburbs

Group 1 Staffing Sydney, Sydney

Published: 15th October 2019

We are seeking motivated and reliable Labourers for casual labouring work across Sydney CBD and suburbs.Work type... Read more

Event / Warehouse Labourer

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 14th October 2019

Are you looking for some casual employment so you can earn some extra money whilst travelling??We are an Events... Read more

Warehouse Packing - Forklift Licence

vals transport pty ltd punchbowl, New South Wales

Published: 14th October 2019

packing required of shipping containers. able to lift 25 kgs, forklift licence a bonus, but not required to pack.... Read more

Urgent Needed - Good Cash In Hand

Sunny Gardening SYDNEY, Sydney

Published: 14th October 2019

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

Construction Labourers Wanted

Amrick Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 11th October 2019

Experienced Labourers are needed to assist on a variety of sites throughout Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs.... Read more

Labourer

finished timber floors Mona vale, New South Wales

Published: 9th October 2019

Looking for a labourerFor painting and gardeningMust have an and car licenseStart asap Read more

Factory Assembly Work

SRUS Botany, New South Wales

Published: 9th October 2019

Factory assembly male or female able to use light equipment drilling packing handling and building parts drivers... Read more

General Labour - Construction

Amrick Pty Ltd Melbourne CBD & Surrounding suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 8th October 2019

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

Depot All Rounder

Wicked Campers Bowden, Adelaide

Published: 8th October 2019

Wicked Campers are after a depot all rounder to help at out Bowden Location in Adelaide.The successful applicant... Read more

Window Cleaner - Residential Homes

Myhome St Kilda, CBD, Melbourne

Published: 8th October 2019

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

Mechanics/fitters

Chapman Machinery Service Leongatha, Victoria

Published: 8th October 2019

Mechanics/FittersChapman Machinery ServiceLeongatha - Permanent / Full TimeKey responsibilities:•... Read more

Motor Mechanic

Volks CentreCairns Portsmith, Cairns

Published: 8th October 2019

Essential Skills Required• Must be a strong team player and possessexcellent mechanical skills and... Read more

Maintenance / Handyperson

UKO Co-living & Furnished Property Group Glebe, Sydney

Published: 8th October 2019

The role of the maintenance / handyperson is to provide and respond to all maintenance request and deliver the... Read more

Pick Packer / Store Person

Zoom Recruitment & Training Keysborough, Melbourne

Published: 7th October 2019

We’re currently looking for store persons and pick packers to join them across two of their sites in South... Read more

Yardwork

Greaves Mission Beach, Cairns

Published: 6th October 2019

Private campsite in Mission Beach- power water toilet shower washing machine- exchange 1 hours work daily. Read more

Drive Trailer From Cairns To Brisbane

inov8 Sales and Marketing cairns, Cairns

Published: 6th October 2019

looking for somebody driving from Cairns to Brisbane who can tow a small trailer. Must supply own vehicle and fuel.... Read more

Cleaner And Yard Works

410 BLACKWATER, Queensland

Published: 5th October 2019

One Cleaner wanted for Domestic house cleaning. Meals an Accomodation included with a Family owned Business Other Odd... Read more

2nd Year

Boat Hire Assistant

Melbourne Boat Hire Docklands, Melbourne

Published: 5th October 2019

Our family-owned and operated Melbourne company consists of fun, energetic professionals who are motivated to provide... Read more

Casual Trades Assistant/labourer - Immediate Start

Prana Energy Bendigo, Bendigo

Published: 4th October 2019

Trades Assistant and Labourer roles available.Starting immediately - October 2019$27 / hour, paid weeklyNO... Read more

Construction Labourers - Tradesman On Call

AJN Labour Hire Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 3rd October 2019

AJN LABOUR HIRE is looking for skilled labourers and Tradesman to join our team on call.We pay anywhere between... Read more

Construction Labourers - Tradesman On Call

AJN Labour Hire Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 3rd October 2019

AJN LABOUR HIRE is looking for skilled labourers and tradesman to join our team on call.We pay anywhere between... Read more

Labourer

Chadstone fences & gates Moorabbin, Melbourne

Published: 3rd October 2019

Need a labourer for 1 week to start with. Starting on 13/11/19.Preferably experience in construction as there will... Read more

Leaflets Distribution

Flyer Distribution Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 3rd October 2019

IMMEDIATE HIRING FOR LEAFLETS DISTRIBUTION ALL OVER ADELAIDE WIDE.BACKPACKER FROM ALL SUBURBS CAN WORK... Read more

Meat Processor - Labourer (scone- Nsw)

Labour Solutions Australia Scone NSW - 2hours to Scone, Newcastle

Published: 2nd October 2019

Labour Solutions Australia (LSA) is a national labour hire company. Our client based in Scone NSW is 2 hours... Read more

2nd Year

Civil Construction Labourer

CFH CIVILS PTY LTD Chipping Norton, Sydney

Published: 2nd October 2019

Long term work, great way to earn $$$ before Christmas!We are an Australian owned and operated civil... Read more

Landscaping And Gardening

Eclipse Gardens Hampton east, Melbourne

Published: 2nd October 2019

We are looking for someone with gardening or landscaping/ carpentry experience. Ongoing work to Xmas and beyond.... Read more

Process Workers – Tahmoor - $26.15

APG Workforce Tahmoor, New South Wales

Published: 2nd October 2019

Process workers – Tahmoor - $26.15Our client is a manufacturer of quality poultry products.Based in Tahmoor,... Read more

Qualified Carpenters Wanted

Milne Davidson Projects South Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 1st October 2019

MD projects are seeking qualified carpenters for on going work in South Eastern suburbs.About us:M.D. Projects... Read more

Packer / Factory Hand

Norglass Paints New South Wales, Sydney

Published: 1st October 2019

Norglass Paints is looking for a full time packer to work as part of their small, friendly team. There is plenty of... Read more

Home Renovation Carpentry And Landscaping

Home West Ryde, Sydney

Published: 30th September 2019

I've got a few days work in West Ryde building a side fence gate.All tools and materials provided. Read more

Experienced Labourers Wanted

Amrick Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 30th September 2019

Experienced Labourers are needed to assist on a variety of sites throughout Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs.... Read more

Window Cleaner – Residential Homes

Myhome st kilda, St Kilda

Published: 28th September 2019

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

Yellow Pages Delivery People Needed: Immediate Start

GDR Group Perth, Western Australia

Published: 26th September 2019

Job DescriptionYellow Pages delivery drivers needed around Perth Metro WAIn this role you will be assigned... Read more

Removalists Required

Men That Move Marrickville, Sydney

Published: 26th September 2019

REMOVALISTS REQUIRED!!Job DescriptionWe are a medium sized removals and storage business and are currently... Read more

Panel Beater/fabricator

jnw smash repairs Huonville, Hobart

Published: 25th September 2019

Qualified and experienced Panel Beater/Welder required for casual to full time work depending on travel arrangements... Read more

Builder/electrician/plumbing/landscaper/cleaning /painting/gardening

Renovating Tropical Noosa Hinterland B&B Noosa Hinterland Pomona, Sunshine Coast

Published: 25th September 2019

Looking for energetic travelers to work 6 days; 5-8hrs/day, from the 28th of Sept to 3rd Oct, start ASAP; maintenance... Read more

Motor Mechanic / Auto Electrician

Surat Basin Mechanical & Engineering Miles, Queensland

Published: 24th September 2019

Motor mechanic, truck mechanic and or auto electrician required in Miles QLD. We are approx 4 hours drive west of... Read more

2nd Year

Unload Container

AGR Commercial Furniture Sunshine North, Victoria

Published: 24th September 2019

We need two person to unload a 40 ft container on 1 October 2019. You need to be physically fit to suit this job.... Read more

Experienced And Multi-skilled Line Markers Needed!

Masterline Marking Solutions Botany and surrounding areas, Sydney

Published: 24th September 2019

Master Linemarking - Sydney NSWA great opportunity for an experienced line marker to join our company in either... Read more

Carpenters Wanted

Milne Davidson Projects Cheltenham, Melbourne

Published: 24th September 2019

MD Projects are currently looking for experienced carpenters to join our team.We are a fast growing company with... Read more

Skilled Meat Workers, Packers And Labourers

Harvey Industries Group Pty Ltd HARVEY, Western Australia

Published: 24th September 2019

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

2nd Year

Construction Labourers Wanted

Amrick Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 23rd September 2019

We are a specialist contractors based in Melbourne; seeking construction labourers to assist on a number of sites... Read more

Glass Work

Sydney Beachouse YHA Collaroy, Sydney

Published: 23rd September 2019

Job for a male working in a glass factory in the local area.Please call the Sydney beachouse 9981 1177 for more... Read more

Flyer Distributors Wanted

Flyer Distribution Canberra Fyshwick, Canberra

Published: 23rd September 2019

We are a local flyer or Brochure distribution company.We are looking for some honest, reliable and hard-working... Read more

Labourers - Asap Start

IPA Northcote, Melbourne

Published: 23rd September 2019

We are currently seeking General Labourers and Container Unloaders based in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.... Read more

Concert - Event Work

MEK Investments Pty LTD Hunter Valley, Newcastle

Published: 20th September 2019

START THIS MONDAY!!!!NEED 5 WORKERS - HAPPY TO TAKE A GROUP OF FRIENDSConcert and event workSetting up for... Read more

Automotive Mechanic / Diesel Mechanic

Bencubbin Truck N Auto's Bencubbin, Western Australia

Published: 20th September 2019

We are seeking the services of a trade qualified Automotive Mechanic or Diesel Mechanic to work in a progressive,... Read more

Automotive Tradesperson - Smash Repairs (body Shop)

Slade Smash Repairs Longreach, Queensland

Published: 20th September 2019

Have skills and passion for repairing vehicles.Slade Smash Repairs (in business for 40+ years) is seeking... Read more

Panel Beating/car Restoration/motor Coach Body Repairs

Pelican Motors Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Published: 19th September 2019

Wanted someone interested in assisting in the restoration of a Aston Martin Lagonda as in the Marigold Hotel movies.... Read more

Warehouse Workers $27 Per Hour, Jandakot Wa

Workfast Jandakot WA, Perth

Published: 19th September 2019

In SummaryWorkfast is looking for Warehouse workers to join their team.This role is an short term role... Read more

Garden Labourer

Madden Sydney, Sydney

Published: 17th September 2019

Garden labourer required to work with team of two. Majority of work in Sydney area. Must have some experience and... Read more

Boilermaker/sheet Metal Worker

Kennedy Welding Coorparoo, Brisbane

Published: 17th September 2019

Calling Brisbane Boiler Makers!Position available for Experienced Boilermaker(minimum) 5 years post trade.... Read more

Cleaner

Harry the Hirer Brooklyn, Victoria

Published: 16th September 2019

Harry the hirer is seeking a casual cleaner for its Brooklyn based office and warehouse facilities. Hours are day... Read more

Garden Hand

Green Smithfield, Cairns

Published: 16th September 2019

General garden hand needed for one day. Clean up of yard, palm fronds, tree cuttings, etc.Some gardening knowledge... Read more

Labourer

Tycen Demolitions Sydney, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2019

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

Labourer

SpeedRack Ingleburn, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2019

We are looking for Labourers to start immediately.Work-base is walking distance from Ingleburn train stationIt... Read more

Pallet Racking Installer

SpeedRack Ingleburn, Sydney

Published: 16th September 2019

We are looking for pallet racking installers and labourers to start immediately.Work is in and around Sydney.... Read more

Packing Candy Jars, Work & Accomodation Package

The Melbourne Rock Candy Company Kyabram, Victoria, Victoria

Published: 14th September 2019

We are looking for one hard-working energetic female on a work visa, since the accommodation is suitable for females... Read more

Groundsperson/handyman/all Rounder

Spinifex Hotel Derby wa, Western Australia

Published: 11th September 2019

Groundsman/ HandymanSpinifex HotelAbout the businessWe are a 48 Motel and 41 single accommodation hotel... Read more

Labourer

GPM Landscaping Main Ridge, Melbourne

Published: 11th September 2019

Required for Landscape construction company - general labouring, planting etcNeeded for at least a week or 2, maybe... Read more

Labourer

GPM Landscaping Clyde North, Melbourne

Published: 11th September 2019

Required for landscape construction site - general labour, planting etcPay negotiable depending on experienceGood... Read more

Produce Packers– Multiple Positions - Mandarin Speaking

APG Workforce Erskine Park, Sydney

Published: 11th September 2019

APG are currently recruiting for multiple Produce Packers for our valued client which specialises in packing fruit... 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.