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Amrick Specialist Contractors Melbourne CBD and Surrounds, Melbourne
Published: 24th June 2020
AMRICK SPECIALIST CONTRACTORSWe are Melbourne based specialist contractors that are currently providing services... Read more
Hampers with Bite Pty Ltd Maidstone, Melbourne
Published: 24th April 2020
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My mate movers Wollert, Melbourne
Published: 5th March 2020
We are currently looking for an experienced removalist . Must be strong and healthy and have good Customer service... Read more
Artisan Ornaments Maribyrnong, Melbourne
Published: 21st December 2019
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Published: 28th November 2019
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Excellent Plating Works P/L Moorabbin, Melbourne
Published: 23rd October 2019
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Published: 20th October 2019
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Along with hospitality, agriculture and sales, labouring is one of the most popular backpacker jobs in Australia. This is work that doesn’t require specific skills, offers good, steady pay, and is available pretty much everywhere.
But what does it mean to be a labourer? And what should 417 or 462 working holiday visa holders expect if they get offered such a job? Let’s take a closer look.
As discussed on our Labourer Jobs page, labourers can be grouped into two main categories: skilled and unskilled.
Skilled labourers (otherwise known as tradespeople) bring qualifications in a specific skill set; professionals like electricians, plumbers, concreters, welders, landscapers and carpenters.
Unskilled labourers (or general labourers) bring no qualifications, and are hired to do the unskilled work on a site - things like fetching tools, moving or unloading material, managing traffic, clearing debris and other simple tasks.
Labourers are employed by a variety of organisations in a variety of industries. The most common labourer jobs in Melbourne (and cities in general) include:
Wherever there are people, there are labourer jobs, but certain areas will always have more work than others. In Melbourne these areas are:
$20 per hour is Australia’s minimum wage, so you can be confident of earning at least that, although certain work will pay more. Head to our Labourer Jobs page for more info.
Should you choose labouring in Melbourne over another job? Before you accept a job, consider:
So, is labouring in Melbourne right for you? Armed with the knowledge of what it entails, hopefully you’re in a better position to answer that question. And no matter whether the answer is yes or no, be sure to browse the jobs on Backpacker Job Board to see what positions are open right now!
Take a look at our sister site for Labourer Jobs in New Zealand.