Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Auto Electrician

Australian Bus & Truck Care Dandenong South, Melbourne

Published: 10th September 2019

Australian Bus & Truck Care requires a qualified and experienced Auto Electrician to assist us in fitting accessories... Read more

General Labourers Required

Moreton Hire various locations across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine..., Brisbane

Published: 10th September 2019

We at Moreton Hire are looking for some event labourers to help us out over our busy summer event period. We require... Read more

Casual Job For Experienced House Cleaners - Canberra

Ministry Of Cleaning Garran, Canberra

Published: 9th September 2019

If you are an experienced cleaner and looking for domestic cleaning job, we have an opportunity for you to join our... Read more

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Gardening/weeding/rubbish Removal

Hosking Hackham, Adelaide

Published: 8th September 2019

Need some help getting house ready for sale.Probably 1-2 days work over a couple of weekends. Pay $20 per hour... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 6th September 2019

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

Skilled Carpenters Needed Immediate Start - Sydney Nsw

Buildability Group St Peters, Sydney

Published: 6th September 2019

Fully qualified from your home country with your own tools? Apply now!Buildability Group is a privately owned... Read more

Construction Labourer Needed With Own Transport

Buildability Group Outer Suburbs of Sydney NSW, Sydney

Published: 6th September 2019

Are you an experienced construction labourer or tradesperson from overseas looking to earn a great income whilst... Read more

Skilled Construction Labourers Needed - Sydney Nsw

Buildability Group Great Rates of Pay, Sydney

Published: 6th September 2019

If you're a skilled construction worker from overseas who wants to earn a great income to fund your experience in... Read more

Marine Forklift Operator

White Bay 6 Marine Park Balmain, Sydney

Published: 6th September 2019

Marine Forklift Operator required for busy boatyard in Sydney Harbour. Must have forklift experience in marine,... Read more

Marine Forklift Operator

White Bay 6 Marine Park Balmain, Sydney

Published: 6th September 2019

Marine Forklift Operator required for busy boat yard in Sydney Harbour. Must have appropriate forklift experience -... Read more

Landscape Labourer

SDS Landscape Ivanhoe, Melbourne

Published: 5th September 2019

Skilled Landscape Team MembersVarious skills are require:1. Paving and steps: including setout, formwork,... Read more

House Cleaning + Garden

Jamie Manoora, Cairns

Published: 5th September 2019

We're looking for 1 person for 6 hours or 2 people for 3 hours for general house cleaning and possible garden work.... Read more

Painter

Masterplan Construction Margaret River, Western Australia

Published: 4th September 2019

We are looking for a painter (qualified or experience) to paint a new build both internally and the top coat of the... Read more

Beauty Therapist

suziestylez Thursday Island, Queensland

Published: 3rd September 2019

EXPERIENCED BEAUTY THERAPIST FOR FLY-IN FLY-OUT OR FULL TIME AT THURSDAY ISLAND.An opportunity exists for an... Read more

(full Time / 2nd Visa / 3rd Visa) - Entry Level Beef And Food Processing

KILCOY GLOBAL FOODS Kilcoy, QLD, Sunshine Coast

Published: 3rd September 2019

Kilcoy Pastoral Company is currently undergoing a global expansion and is transitioning to Kilcoy Global Foods (KGF).... Read more

(full Time / Day Or Afternoon Shift / 2nd Visa / 3rd Visa) - Entry Level Beef...

KILCOY GLOBAL FOODS Kilcoy, QLD, Sunshine Coast

Published: 3rd September 2019

Positions Available:KGF is a 7 day operating plant working various rosters.All positions are manual handling,... Read more

2nd Year

Steel Fabricator & Carpenter Required

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 2nd September 2019

We are an Events and Exhibition Hire Company that are looking for reliable a Steel Fabricator and Carpenter to assist... Read more

Climbing Arborist

Trav's Tree Services Preston, Melbourne

Published: 2nd September 2019

We have a position available for a experienced arborist / tree climber to start immediately .Climbing duties will... Read more

Event / Warehouse Labourers Required

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 2nd September 2019

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

Arborist

Dawson Tree Service Boronia, Melbourne

Published: 1st September 2019

Experienced arborist required eastern suburbs. Equipment provided if required. Sub contract position Thursdays and... Read more

Beauty Thearpist

Salt Water Co Pty Ltd Lorne, Geelong

Published: 29th August 2019

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

Need Pest Control Specialist - Qualified And Experienced

Marks Pest Control Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 28th August 2019

Most residents need Pest problem-solving in Melbourne as they have to address the onslaught of different pests... Read more

Forklift Driver - Erskineville

Zoom Recruitment ERSKINEVILLE, Sydney

Published: 28th August 2019

We are looking for an EXPERIENCED casual Forklift Driver on a Working Holiday visa or a Permanent Resident (full... Read more

Labourer For Swimming Pool Renovations Company

Hills Pool Painting and Renovation CASTLE HILL, New South Wales

Published: 26th August 2019

Help with company that renovates swimming pools from September-December.Must be physically able and keen. Read more

Mig Welding

Luxicon HL Fairfield east, Sydney

Published: 26th August 2019

We are urgently looking for welders and Sheet metal workers who are hard working and professional to work for a... Read more

Removalists Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 25th August 2019

Job DescriptionCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities... Read more

Carpenter

iRenov8 pty ltd Bronte, New South Wales

Published: 24th August 2019

Looking for a carpenter to help for a few day.- Assist my Carpenter to install deck.- no tools needed.PAYING... Read more

Home Help

Perris Newport, New South Wales

Published: 23rd August 2019

I am looking for 1 or 2 people, couple preferred, to help me with some household duties but most importantly... Read more

Site Workers/ Labourers/ Scaffolders

Dave Colbert Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 23rd August 2019

Scaffolders/ labourers$27/hr - 40 hours/ weekno trade needed but willing to lift and do manual labour... Read more

Labour / Gardener

Outback Landscaping & Yard Services South Hedland, Western Australia

Published: 23rd August 2019

Wanted Gardener / Labour preference given to those with previous gardening & reticulation work . But not essential.... Read more

2nd Year

Carpenters Wanted!

BD Building Management Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 22nd August 2019

BD Building Management is a growing company of Carpenters in Melbourne specialising in residential and small... Read more

Forklift Driver

IP Services Derrimut, Melbourne

Published: 22nd August 2019

We are looking for EXPERIENCED casual Forklift Drivers on a Working Holiday visa or Permanent Residents (full working... Read more

Plumber Or Maintenance

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge Cape Tribulation, Cairns

Published: 21st August 2019

Hi,We are looking for a qualified tradesman to join our team at ferntree Rainforest Lodge. We sign off on 462... Read more

Painter Handy Person

Sundin Alexandria, New South Wales

Published: 21st August 2019

I would like a careful clever person to help me paint and do minor repairs to my home.In return I can offer lovely... Read more

Experienced Painter

Dukes Warriewood, New South Wales

Published: 21st August 2019

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

Forklift Drivers

Zoom Recruitment SYDNEY, Sydney

Published: 21st August 2019

We are looking for EXPERIENCED casual Forklift Drivers on a Working Holiday visa or Permanent Residents (full working... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 20th August 2019

Competitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more... Read more

Automotive Fitter

barsnracks Brookvale, Sydney

Published: 19th August 2019

We are an established family business looking for someone to join our team as an automotive fitter. Mechanical and... Read more

Meat-worker Thomas Foods International

Thomas Foods International Tamworth, New South Wales

Published: 19th August 2019

IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU APPLY PLEASE READ:1. THIS POSITION IS AVAILABLE FOR MALE ONLY2.This company must to get... Read more

Picture Framer. Suitable For Backpackers 21+. Contract For 6 Months+....

Fantastic Framing Alexandria, Sydney

Published: 18th August 2019

Hey there backpackers,We're looking for a long term picture framer in Sydney.Please read about what we do... Read more

Field Team Members Needed, Training Provided For Lr Truck License

1800gotjunk Glen Iris, Melbourne

Published: 16th August 2019

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

Handy Man

Greig Scarborough, Perth

Published: 16th August 2019

Looking for a labourer to work on the 17th of August from 07:00 to 15:00Duties include:Sanding and painting... Read more

Fencing

Avtar contracting ltd 2/96 unit, Brisbane

Published: 15th August 2019

20 meter fencing with I.8 my height.200 AUD /day Read more

Boilermakers/experience Welders

Hanlon Industries Banyo, Queensland

Published: 15th August 2019

Immediate start for qualified boilermakers or experienced welders. We are looking for strong, hardworking people to... Read more

2nd Year

Roof Plumber Labourers

Tradesol Airport West, Melbourne

Published: 15th August 2019

Tradesol is an agile roofing contractor looking for experienced labourers for a medium term contract.The Role... Read more

Cabinet Maker / Joiner

Make Bespoke Furniture Pty Ltd Botany, New South Wales

Published: 14th August 2019

Spacious, well-equiped workshop.Friendly, fun atmosphere.Small team. Established business.High-end custom... Read more

Exhibition Cabinet Maker

Suwito Marrickville, Sydney

Published: 13th August 2019

* Exhibition Joinery Workshop in Marrickville* 457 Visa worker opportunities* Factory and Onsite work, lots of... Read more

2nd Year

Amrick Specialist Contractors - Cabinet Makers/site Installers

Amrick Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 12th August 2019

Due to increasing demand for experienced cabinet makers/joiners on our current projects we are looking to expand our... Read more

Event / Warehouse Labourers Required

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 12th August 2019

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

Landscape Labourers

J&JJ Landscaping Hills District, Sydney

Published: 12th August 2019

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

Labourers

IPA DANDENONG, Melbourne

Published: 6th August 2019

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

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals St kilda, St Kilda

Published: 5th August 2019

Competitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more... Read more

Oxy Cutter/general Labourer/excavator Operator - Newcastle - 2nd Year Visa

Peppertree Hill Group Newcastle, New South Wales

Published: 4th August 2019

Country Scrap and Steel is looking for a Oxy Cutter/General Labourer/Excavator at work at Newcastle.Candidate... Read more

2nd Year

**carpenters Wanted**

M.D Projects (vic) Pty Ltd St Kilda, St Kilda

Published: 2nd August 2019

MD Projects is a large carpentry contractor specialising in the Multi Residential and Mid Tier construction sites... Read more

Container Unloader / Forklift Driver

ACUG Sydney/Western Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 2nd August 2019

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

2nd Year

Meat Process Workers

Partners In Professional Outsourcing Smithton, Tasmania

Published: 30th July 2019

Meat Process Workers Required!SMITHTON, TAS 7330PIPO Recruitment and Labour Hire are currently seeking;2x... Read more

2nd Year

Shed Building

Rural Shed Builders Mount Barker, Adelaide

Published: 29th July 2019

Help required to build a commercial shed just out of Mount Barker. You will need construction Cards. Also be able to... Read more

Pick/pack - Makeup Warehouse! $26.68 P/h Mon-fri

Zoom Recruitment ERSKINEVILLE, Sydney

Published: 29th July 2019

Working in a lovely clean prestigious cosmetics warehouse picking and packing online orders.Predominantly female... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals St kilda, St Kilda

Published: 28th July 2019

Competitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to take on more... Read more

Electrical /communications Staff

TTE PTY LTD INVERELL, New South Wales

Published: 27th July 2019

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WHICH WILL MEET VISA REQUIREMENTS - MUST HAVE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WHITE CARD Read more

2nd Year

Event Support Crew

Show Support Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 26th July 2019

Show Support, Australia's premier crewing company is hiring and we are looking for:Position: Event Support Crew... Read more

Factory Warehouse Workers (guys Or Girls)

Candle Factory Sydney, Sydney

Published: 25th July 2019

Factory hand positions available in Sydney- inner suburb eaily accessible via train/ bus- location with address given... Read more

Hr Or Mr Licence Driver Furniture Removalist Driver

TRUCK4U Removals Parramatta, Sydney

Published: 25th July 2019

Please SMS or reply to this advertisement with the following detailsPLEASE DO NOT CALL. WE WILL CALL YOU IF WE... Read more

Stonemason

Evolve Group Nominess - Evolve Stone Kyneton, Victoria, Victoria

Published: 25th July 2019

Evolve Stone – Award Winning.Exciting Opportunity For A Qualified Stonemason To Join Our Team That Has Over 25... Read more

2nd Year

Event Assistant

Inspired Staffing Sydney, Sydney

Published: 24th July 2019

Inspired Staffing is registered to employ overseas workers.We require a well presented and fit person to help set... Read more

Amrick Specialist Contractors - Construction Labourers Needed

Amrick Melb CBD & Surrounds, Melbourne

Published: 24th July 2019

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

Handyman Travelers Vacancies

TAG Brisbane City, Brisbane

Published: 24th July 2019

We have various roles on small temp projects around the hostel. Join the team today and live the life. Limited time... Read more

Pick/packers

IPA Brunswick, Melbourne

Published: 22nd July 2019

Our client, a leader in the gifting industry for almost 20 years are currently seeking Pick Packers to join our busy... Read more

Labourer Needed

Alterlay Flooring Rosebery, New South Wales

Published: 22nd July 2019

2 labour a need it to help to move wareshouse stuffStart today or tomorrowMust have personal ppeRing Jurek... Read more

Labourers Wanted!

Inspired Staffing Heathcote, Victoria

Published: 22nd July 2019

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

Casual Cleaning Work

Canberra End of Lease Services Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Published: 20th July 2019

We are a small end of lease cleaning business providing high level cleaning through Canberra and Queanbeyan. As... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 19th July 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Construction Labourers

Dave Colbert Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 18th July 2019

We need site labourers on an ongoing basis. No trade certificate required but be ready to do lifting, maunual support... Read more

Timber Manufacturing

Acme Case Company Marrickville, Sydney

Published: 17th July 2019

Acme Case is a family owned Crate and Pallet-Making business located in Silverwater. We are seeking Crate / Pallet... Read more

Need Today - Good Cash!

Sunny Gardening SYDNEY, Sydney

Published: 17th July 2019

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

Automotive Mechanic

Ultra Tune CAIRNS, Cairns

Published: 14th July 2019

We're looking to appoint a trade qualified, Auto Mechanic, who is experienced general repairs and maintenance of a... Read more

Event / Warehouse Labourers Required

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 13th July 2019

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

Truck Team Members Needed, Training Provided For Lr Truck License

1800gotjunk glen iris, Melbourne

Published: 12th July 2019

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

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 8th July 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Various Darwin, Palmerston, Nt Areas - Letterbox Flyer Distribution

Letterbox Drops Australia Palmerston, Darwin

Published: 8th July 2019

We are looking for honest and reliable leaflet distributors to deliver flyers in letterboxes individually in various... Read more

Are You Looking To Do Your 88 Days Through Volunteer

Ms Ingoldsby, Queensland

Published: 7th July 2019

Seeking someone work ??We can offer food and accommodation in exchangeFor gardening and fencing work Read more

Pallet Racking Installation

Multiple Racking Solutions Ravenhall, Victoria

Published: 5th July 2019

Casual Labour required for Pallet Racking Installation.Ongoing work for the right person.Looking for someone... Read more

Experienced Painter

True Colours Professional Painting Townsville, Townsville

Published: 4th July 2019

Looking for Skilled and experienced Painters only.The job is in Townsville which is classed as regional and will go... Read more

Elevator/lift Mechanic (serviceman/installer Wanted)

Old Mate Elevators Caringbah, New South Wales

Published: 3rd July 2019

We are looking for an Lift/Elevator mechanic that has has a proven track record for lift installation and or... Read more

2nd Year

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 2nd July 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Qualified Drainer

Griffith Skills Training Centre Inc Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 1st July 2019

2-3 months work for a qualified Drainer, laying pipe around new housing estates in the Griffith area. Must have white... Read more

Labourer

Griffith Skills Training Centre Inc Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 1st July 2019

Labourer for 2-3 months work pipe laying at new housing estates in Griffith area. White card, safety boots, hi vis.... Read more

Full Time Gardener

Sunny Garden Hurstville, Sydney

Published: 27th June 2019

About the job- Outdoor always- House service- Monday to Friday (Saturday)- 8:30-5:30pm- Meeting at... Read more

Carpenter

Mastronix floreat, Perth

Published: 27th June 2019

Looking for a chippy with a decent all round construction knowledge and good attention to detail. Some steel fixing... Read more

Urgent Needed - Good Cash In Hand

Sunny Gardening Sydney, Sydney

Published: 27th June 2019

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

Carpenters Wanted

M.D Projects (vic) Pty Ltd Cheltenham, Melbourne

Published: 25th June 2019

MD Projects is a Commercial Carpentry Contractor specialising in all aspects.We are looking for fully qualified... Read more

Letterbox Drops - Magnet Deliveries

Whole Yard Services Chapel Hill, Brisbane

Published: 25th June 2019

WHOLE YARD SERVICES - Based out of Chapel Hill.Looking for a hardworking member to deliver our companies magnets... Read more

Technician

Archer Air Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 21st June 2019

NSW Owned companySix month contractExcellent opportunityWe are seeking applications for a six-month... Read more

Cutting , Batching,packing, Cooking Veggies

Optimal management Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 17th June 2019

We are looking for hard working male labor workers for Salad factory located at Chatswood.You must hold at least... Read more

Handyman Needed To Install Polycarbonite Roof Sheeting, 9mx2m

Vince Thornleigh, Sydney

Published: 16th June 2019

I need to remove hail damaged polycarbonate roofing and replace with new polycarbonate sheets. Total area is about 9m... Read more

Truck Drivers And Removalist Offsiders

Business Relocation Services Chullora, New South Wales

Published: 15th June 2019

Business Relocation Services Pty Ltd are a leading family owned and run Commercial Relocation Company based in... Read more

Handyman

Private Cox peninsular, Darwin

Published: 13th June 2019

Looking for labore/ handyman in exchange for meals and rent rural location directly on river beautiful location for... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 13th June 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Diesel Mechanics | Fitters | Welders | We Need You

Worthwhile Recruiting 2000, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2019

Do you have experience within the following positions/industry areas?- Heavy and Light Plant Diesel Mechanics-... Read more

Property Hand

Collins Thoona, Victoria

Published: 9th June 2019

Hi,We have an opening for up to 4 to 8 people (have 4 queen beds) with us at our North East Victoria Farm. Our... 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.