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The Kingsmen Brisbane, Brisbane
Published: 21st May 2020
One of our best clients has an urgent need for the following tradesTilerMust have at least 12 months... Read more
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Artisan Oranements Acacia Ridge, Brisbane
Published: 6th January 2020
We're looking for a few people to do manual labour from the 7th until the 9th/10th of January.The work includes... Read more
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
Ascent Property Tingalpa, Brisbane
Published: 2nd August 2017
Connect Downpipes on industrial Development. $25 an hour. Must be a plumber or have considerable plumbing experience Read more
Published: 23rd August 2016
Delivery Driver / Equipment InstallerWe are a national company supplying temporary portable air conditioning,... Read more
On Point Painting Brisbane, Brisbane
Published: 28th May 2016
Looking for experienced, high quality painters to work within the Brisbane area. Also looking for brush hands.... Read more
Brisbane, like every Australian city and town, was built on the backs of labourers. The profession remains as important as ever, offering honest work to anyone who is fit and able. And being a job that is available everywhere and open to almost everyone, labouring is a popular way for backpackers to make a little dough.
But is labouring in Brisbane the right job for you? And what should you expect as a 417 or 462 working holiday visa holder if you become a labourer? Let’s take a closer look.
As discussed on our Labourer Jobs page, there are two main types of labourer: skilled and unskilled.
Skilled labourers (otherwise known as tradespeople) are professionals like electricians, plumbers, and carpenters, who have trained for years to be able to do a specific job.
Unskilled labourers (or general labourers) take care of the unskilled work - things like moving or unloading material, assisting the skilled labourers, managing traffic, clearing debris and any other simple tasks.
Labourers are employed in a wide variety of industries. Common labourer jobs in Brisbane include:
It’s not hard to find labourer jobs in a big city like Brisbane, but certain areas will employ more labourers than others:
Australia’s minimum wage is one of the best in the world, so you can be confident of earning at least $20 per hour. Depending on the work you may earn more though - head to our Labourer Jobs page for more info.
Should you choose labouring in Brisbane over another job? Before you say yes, consider:
Now that you know what you’re in for, it’s up to you to decide whether labouring in Brisbane is the right option for you. Either way, if you’re on this page you’re probably in need of a job, so be sure to browse Backpacker Job Board to see what positions are open right now!
Take a look at our sister site for Labourer Jobs in New Zealand.