Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Leading Hands - Landscaper Tradespeople

Trayne Consulting Sydney, Sydney

Published: 12th December 2017

Specialising in large scale landscape and civil construction projects for builders, government bodies, developers,... Read more

Trade Assistant / Housekeeper

Tuohey Kununurra, Western Australia

Published: 8th December 2017

Multi role primarily includes labouring work in the construction industry. Cleaning of workers quarters also... Read more

2nd Year

House Reno Assistance

Vinfield Bangalow , Byron Bay

Published: 6th December 2017

Help with house reno. Sanding, painting. General odd jobs.$20/hrImmediate start.7am-3pm Read more

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Kitchen Installer Assistant

Goldsworthy brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 5th December 2017

assistant to kitchen installers....... can pick up from backpackers...need you thursday 7 am pick-up. must be... Read more

Roof Restorer

Obsidian Roofing Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 1st December 2017

Roofers - MelbourneWe're looking for a few back-packers to come work with us over the summer peak season.Great... Read more

Mechanical Fitter / Ta / Labourers

WorkPac Regional Victoria, Victoria

Published: 30th November 2017

WorkPac Group is now hiring for the Swan Hill Solar Farm project located in Northern Victoria.We are... Read more

Brazer / Trades Assistant

Australia Wide Personnel Solutions Banksmeadow, Sydney

Published: 30th November 2017

2 x Brazers or Trades Assistants needed! Great $$$ Immediate start! Located in Kensington or Banksmeadow.If you... Read more

General Labourers

HireForce Inner West Sydney, Sydney

Published: 27th November 2017

Hireforce is a leading labour hire company based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Due to high demand and expanding... Read more

Tradie Labour Construction

Smith Brisbane cbd, Brisbane

Published: 25th November 2017

Hi guys I’m currently employing labourers for our company call me on +61431469500 Read more

Phone Book Distribution!!

GDR Distributions Perth, Perth

Published: 23rd November 2017

Telephone book distributors wanted in Perth for immediate start!! Must have own vehicle and ABN. Contact Eric on... Read more

Painter Qualified

EASTA Painting and Decorating Robertson , New South Wales

Published: 21st November 2017

Qualified experienced House Painter required in Southern Highlands 90 minutes south of Sydney. Work must be of a... Read more

Overseas Licensed Electricians

WhiteCollarBlue SYDNEY, New South Wales

Published: 21st November 2017

Hi,We are looking for overseas licensed electrical tradespeople for a couple of jobs in Sydney CBD.Duties... Read more

Carpenter/experienced Labourer

Vixa Pty Ltd Townsville , Townsville

Published: 19th November 2017

Carpenter or experienced construction labourer wanted for ongoing work. Based in Townsville, Queensland with work... Read more

2nd Year

Labourers - Immediate Start - Sydney Region

Contractors United  Sydney , Sydney

Published: 14th November 2017

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

Construction Labourer

Veranda Developments Dural NSW, Sydney

Published: 14th November 2017

We have a vacant position for an experienced construction labourer for our Dural project.You must be fit and... Read more

Event / Warehouse Labourers Required

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 13th November 2017

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


NorthWest Construction Services Karratha, Western Australia

Published: 12th November 2017

Professional Painter WantedWork in the Sunny North West of WAFull time painting work is offered with... Read more

2nd Year

Contract Storeman

Cub Campers North Parramatta, Sydney

Published: 10th November 2017

Cub Campers requires a warehouse storeman from now until Xmas.Duties include the following.•... Read more

General Maintenance

Luke  Cringila, Wollongong

Published: 5th November 2017

We are looking for one or two helpers for ongoing maintenance work to a boarding house.Hours are flexible and... Read more

Casual Gardener/landscaper Required For Immediate Start

Grass and Garden Bayside and Inner Melbourne suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 5th November 2017

We are a Landscape and garden maintenance company seeking reliable staff.MUST HAVE A CAR and speak English with... Read more

Untrained Landscape Gardener/labourer

Mahtani Concord West, Sydney

Published: 3rd November 2017

To work mainly Tuesdays and/or Thursday from 9 AM for 5 or 7 hours.$18 to $22 an hour depending on experience. 4... Read more

Demolition Labourers

HireForce Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 2nd November 2017

Opportunities are now available for demolition workers with a proven work history in the industry to join the team... Read more


Tsscaffolding  South east melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 1st November 2017

Currently looking for ticket scaffolders & experienced scaffold labourers for my scaff company located in south east... Read more

Joiners / Cabinet Makers

DigMasters Australia Sydney - Various locations, Sydney

Published: 1st November 2017

We are looking for skilled and reliable hard workers who meet the following requirements:• Minimum 1yr... Read more


It's Design Furniture Gladesville, Sydney

Published: 31st October 2017

We are looking to employ an Upholsterer. Our clients are both in the residential and commercial sectors.Trade... Read more


McDonald Cairns area, Queensland

Published: 31st October 2017

Needing assistance with completing cupboard doors, wardrobes, etc.No vehicle, no tools, no problem. Accommodation,... Read more

Beauty/ Remedial Therapist

wax it casuarina square, Darwin

Published: 30th October 2017

Beauty and Remedial Therapist,Great team, friendly and fun environmentSponsorship for the right candidate Read more


BIT Wanneroo, Western Australia

Published: 30th October 2017

Strong, fit labourer (1 or 2) wanted to assist with building framework, fencing, gardening.Must have transport Read more

Construction Labourer

Labour Options Sydney, Sydney

Published: 30th October 2017

We are looking for Construction Labourers for work in the city and also Western Sydney.You will need to have... Read more

Silo Installation

Central Industries Wycheproof, Victoria

Published: 30th October 2017

We need some labour to help install a silo at Wycheproof.This project mainly involves bolting together sheets of... Read more

Construction Labourers Required, Great Money!! Start Asap

JV Recruitment  CBD, Melbourne

Published: 29th October 2017

We have multiple positions available for labourers (or tradespeople willing to labour)PLEASE ATTACH A RESUME &... Read more

Cleaners - Deceased Estate Wanted Tuesday - Thursday

Elektra Bub & Tots Innisfail, Cairns

Published: 29th October 2017

Need assistance with some heavy duty cleaning for my uncles house when we fly up there tomorrow. Both me and my mum... Read more

2nd Year

Weekend Gardening Work

Hosking Huntfield Heights, Adelaide

Published: 27th October 2017

Looking for someone to do gardening work around our overgrown yard. Just had first baby so garden has been neglected... Read more

Fine Detail Work 1 To 2 Days Per Week

Craft Fitzgibbon, Brisbane

Published: 26th October 2017

Must be experienced to use a small air gun ( nail gun ) no pressure or stress, easy going job working with myself.... Read more

Over-seas Qualified Electricians

HireForce Sydney Inner Suburbs & Blacktown. , New South Wales

Published: 24th October 2017

Hireforce is a leading labour hire company based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Due to high demand and expanding... Read more

Labourers With Experience

Contractors United  Sydney , Sydney

Published: 24th October 2017

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

Trade Assistants / Carpenters

DigMasters Australia Various , Sydney

Published: 22nd October 2017

We have multiple roles available for experienced Joiners / Carpenters & Trade Assistants for ongoing work doing... Read more


Clover Garden Care Northern Sydney and Northern Beaches, Sydney

Published: 20th October 2017

Casual labourer required for gardening work. Monday to Friday , experience with mowing, edging and knowledge of... Read more


Bayside Commercial Builders Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 19th October 2017

CARPENTER NEEDED - General/all-round tasks - Immediate start.We are a team of contractors based in Melbourne... Read more

2nd Year

Electrical/telecommunications Cabling Technician

Alliance SI Sydney, Sydney

Published: 18th October 2017

The Company:Alliance SI is a leading electrical and communications cabling contracting company that has been... Read more

Qualified Carpenter

Deeprose Constructions Carrum Downs, Melbourne

Published: 17th October 2017

Qualified Carpenter needed for immediate start. Must be able to frame new houses, town houses and units. Top rates... Read more

Landscape Labourer

NewGrow Pty Ltd Melbourne , Victoria

Published: 17th October 2017

Work all around Melbourne. Based in West Footscray 7 min walk from the station.Do no need a car. Must be hard... Read more


Traditional Slate Roofing  Newtown , New South Wales

Published: 15th October 2017

Casual position for experienced roofer or someone with roofing experience, driving license & car preferably,ABN ,... Read more

Garden Maintenance And Lanscaping

Rock Leaf Kenmore, Brisbane

Published: 15th October 2017

Hi AllI am looking for some one who have experience in gardening. Someone who enjoy gardening and have an eye... Read more


Tyrer Engineering Colac, Melbourne

Published: 13th October 2017

Tyrer Engineering are seeking a welder and/or labourer to help in their modern equipped workshop. This workshop is... Read more

Experienced Demolition Labourers

HireForce Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Published: 12th October 2017

EXPERIENCED DEMOLITION LABOURERS REQUIRED FOR AN IMMEDIATE START.- Excellent hourly rates ($26 per hour + $17.43... Read more

Production Workers

CQ Commercial Laundry Emerald, Queensland

Published: 12th October 2017

Production WorkersCQ Commercial Laundry is a locally owned business supporting the Local, Mining & Tourism... Read more

Manage Small Freight Depot

Fasso Transport Derrimut, Melbourne

Published: 11th October 2017

Requirea person to drive forklift in our small transport depot, receive check freight and reload on our trucks... Read more

2nd Year

Assistant Fencer

Moyo Northern Suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 10th October 2017

To do timber and color bond fences Read more

Hr Truck Driver Bogie Tipper Work

Metropolis Services Kirrawee, Sydney

Published: 10th October 2017

HR truck driver required for Bogie Tipper workMust have Road Ranger experience - Modern TruckStart/ Finish... Read more

Office Assistant

Signature Projects Rocklea, Queensland

Published: 9th October 2017

We are a medium sized builder looking for a person to work casual approx. 25 - 30 hours per week.The job will... Read more

Dirt Removal

Winckel East Lindfield, Sydney

Published: 9th October 2017

2-4 people required to dig out around a foot deep of dry dirt/sand/concrete dust and rubble from garden beds then... Read more

Start Tomorrow -removalist Position

MLB Removals Cheltenham , Victoria

Published: 5th October 2017

REMOVALISTS WANTED$22.50/PH +* SuperExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Furniture Removals Driver/offsider

BNE Removals Zillmere, Brisbane

Published: 5th October 2017

We are currently seeking full time drivers/offsiders to join our team.What we can offer you:Immediate Start... Read more


M2 Carpentry Bondi, Bondi Beach

Published: 5th October 2017

M2 Carpentry are looking for qualified CARPENTERS to join our growing team.We are looking for Carpenters who have... Read more

Lobster Packers / Fish Production

Ferguson Australia Hendon, Adelaide

Published: 4th October 2017

Ferguson Australia is a seafood export business based in Hendon, Adelaide, South Australia and is seeking seasonal... Read more

2nd Year

Steam Cleaner (technician) Commercial Kitchens & Mould Remover

Xsteam clean Pty Ltd Scarborough, Brisbane

Published: 4th October 2017

We are looking for a part time contractor, we have a steam cleaning company that specialise in deep hygiene degrease... Read more

2nd Year


Clover Garden Care Northern Sydney, Sydney

Published: 3rd October 2017

Casual labourer with horticulture experience required on a casual basis. Mostly Monday to Friday work up to 8 hours... Read more

Factory Labourer

Thermaglaze Windows Banksmeadow , Sydney

Published: 3rd October 2017

Factory Labourer for a UPVC window company wanted. Must speak good English and be very hands on with tools and... Read more

Upvc Fabricator

Thermaglaze Windows  Banksmeadow, Sydney

Published: 3rd October 2017

UPVC fabricator wanted. Must speak good English. Read more

Flyer Distribution

Flyers City and Suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 3rd October 2017

Flyer distribution $15 an hour call Daniel on ‭‭+61 404 685 518‬‬ Read more

Removalists Wanted

MLB Removals Port Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 1st October 2017

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly Rate + SuperExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Painting / Decorating

Taylor Wembley, Perth

Published: 30th September 2017

Free accommodation in awesome relaxed home in Wembley in return for 10 hours labour p/w painting / decorating.. Read more

Moving Furniture

Ramacher Verrierdale, Sunshine Coast

Published: 29th September 2017

We need two strong young guys to help with moving boxes and furniture from our shed to the house, as well as general... Read more

Painter & Decorator

The Acclaimed Group P/L Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Published: 28th September 2017

Fully qualified Painter & Decorators required for immediate start.Good clean and tidy tradespeople needed.Good... Read more

Laboureres Wanted

Platform 29 Recruitment Sydney, Sydney

Published: 27th September 2017

Our Clients are seeking experienced general labourers for casual ongoing work in the Sydney RegionWe are looking... Read more

Hc Manual Driver Required In Knox

Inspired Staffing Knox, Melbourne

Published: 26th September 2017

Inspired Staffing is a leading recruitment agency helping people find work in the transport and waste industries.... Read more


Inspired Staffing Greenacre, New South Wales

Published: 26th September 2017

Two labourers are urgently required for work at a rubbish site in Greenacres.You will need steel capped boots,... Read more


Inspired Staffing Moorebank, New South Wales

Published: 26th September 2017

Two labourers are urgently required for work at a rubbish site in Moorebank.You will need steel capped boots,... Read more


Inspired Staffing Mattraville, New South Wales

Published: 26th September 2017

Our client requires a big team of labourers.To be eligible to work, you will need steel capped boots and high... Read more

Pool Construction Labourer

Peter Kellermann Inner city, Adelaide

Published: 26th September 2017

Labourer required for a swimming pool construction company for fulltime- part time hour working week. Requires a... Read more

Carpenters Required

BD Building Richmond, Melbourne

Published: 25th September 2017

We are a Richmond based carpentry company that specialises in high end residential and small scale commercial work.... Read more


P & A Widdison pty ltd Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 24th September 2017

General labouring and erection of prefab Silos.Must be physically fit. Read more

2nd Year


Fitzsimmons Dural, Sydney

Published: 22nd September 2017

Empty mud and debris from dam need gum boots Read more

Builders Labourer

Labour Options Sydney, Sydney

Published: 22nd September 2017

We are currently looking for builders labourers to fill various jobs in the CBD, Southern and Western Sydney areas.... Read more

Hc Driver/plant Operator

Inspired Staffing Knoxfield, Melbourne

Published: 22nd September 2017

Inspired Staffing is a leading recruitment agency helping people find work in the transport and waste industries.... Read more

Labourer / Cleaner

CleanStrip Pty Ltd Kincumber, Central Coast

Published: 21st September 2017

I need 2 people to assist me on Monday 25th September. the job is 8 hours starting 9am. Must be English speaking. No... Read more

Labourer - Garden Maintenance

From The Ground Up Camperdown, Sydney

Published: 21st September 2017

We have a position available for immediate start.You will be working in a small team mowing residential lawns... Read more

Electrical Trade Assistant

HireForce Erskinville/Waterloo , Sydney

Published: 21st September 2017

Due to high demand and expanding growth, HireForce are seeking experienced Electrical Trades Assistants to join the... Read more

Furniture Removalist- Car Licence Driver & Offsider

Rham Transport homebush west, New South Wales

Published: 20th September 2017

Our Company looking for Driver .Must have Australian LicenseFull Time PositionApplicant must have ABN... Read more

2nd Year


Tailored Painting  Sydney East, Sydney

Published: 20th September 2017

Painting Work in Sydney EAST Suburbs - Good $$ for the right personI need a someone with Painting experience to... Read more


Montgomery Hendra, Brisbane

Published: 19th September 2017

$15-$20 per hour cash in handRequire 2/3 labourers for minimum 1 weeks workMoving furnitureRebuilding... Read more

Tig Welder

Artweld Carrum Downs, Victoria

Published: 19th September 2017

Tig Welder, fabricator required for immediate start, including cutting material & grinding - steel, stainless steel... Read more

Renderer / Renderer's Labourer

Rendercorp Victoria Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 18th September 2017

Immediate StartOn-going Full time WorkProgressive rendering business working with top end builders and... Read more

Removalists Wanted

MLB Removals Cheltenham, Melbourne

Published: 17th September 2017

REMOVALISTS WANTED$22.50/PH +* SuperExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities... Read more

Cabinet Maker - Fully Qualified Tradesman

Inz Kitchens P/L Prestons, Sydney

Published: 15th September 2017

INZ Kitchens is seeking an individual with cabinet making experience to join our expanding business.About Us:... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals Melbourne , Melbourne

Published: 15th September 2017

REMOVALISTS WANTED$22.50/PH +*Excellent opportunity to become part of a growing companyOpportunities to... Read more

Labourer - Construction - $27.40/hour

AppliedStaffing Castle Hill, Sydney

Published: 15th September 2017

Looking for solid labourers with strong backs and good attitudes.You must haveWhite CardPPEOwn... Read more

Labourers - Immediate Start - Sydney Region

Contractors United  Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 14th September 2017

We are currently seeking experienced Labourers who are reliable, hard working and motivated!!Duties:General... Read more

Marquee Installers / Furniture Delivery

Walkers Party Hire Peakhurst, Sydney

Published: 12th September 2017

Walkers Party Hire specialise in marquees, timber floors, furniture and pool covers for parties.We build across... Read more

2nd Year


smith Kensington, New South Wales

Published: 11th September 2017

2 Labourers required to dismantle a shed and re-erect two new sheds and garage. Work starts immediately and will be... Read more

Backyard Work

Rached Condell Park , New South Wales

Published: 9th September 2017

Need someone reliable to help with landscaping, removing concrete, and hits and pieces Read more

Labourer With Carpentry Experience

Ardour Group Cremorne, Sydney

Published: 8th September 2017

Hi there,We are a high end construction company dealing predominately with projects between the Eastern... Read more

Freight Handlers

The WorkPac Group  Wetherill Park, Sydney , Sydney

Published: 7th September 2017

Due to an increase in requirements from our clients, we are seeking candidates for upcoming freight handling ,... Read more

Experienced Carpenter Wanted For Decking & General Carpentry Work

Franzoni Byron Bay - Town Centre, Byron Bay

Published: 5th September 2017

We need an experienced carpenter for decking and general residential carpentry work. Must be reliable and hard... Read more

2nd Year

Labourers Needed

aarons rubbish removal balaclava, Melbourne

Published: 4th September 2017

looking for long term labourers for asap for long termdemolition experiencerubbish removalstruck driving... Read more

Window Cleaners

New View Window Cleaning NORTH SHORE, Sydney

Published: 4th September 2017

We are looking for WINDOW CLEANERS, preferably with experience, MUST SPEAK VERY GOOD ENGLISH, HAVE A DRIVING... Read more

Labourers Needed - Artarmon

AH Projects Artarmon, Sydney

Published: 4th September 2017

URGENTWe are currently seeking an experienced labourers for demolition works!Must be fit, reliable!It is... Read more

Event / Warehouse Labourers Required

Patti's Hire Service Pty Ltd Punchbowl, Sydney

Published: 4th September 2017

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

Tradesman Or Lorry Driver For Furniture Deliveries | Travellers Welcome

 Manly, Sydney

Published: 31st August 2017

We welcome travellers with trade or lorry driving experience.Man and His Van need a fit person for furniture... 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.


  • 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


  • 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.