Labouring Jobs in Australia
Along with fruit picking and farm work, labouring is one of the most popular backpacking jobs in Australia. This is mainly because it is easily accessible at entry-level and labouring in certain parts of Australia will also help you get a second working holiday visa.
- Skilled Labour
- General/Unskilled Labour
- Average Pay
- How to go About Getting a Labouring Job
- Women and Labouring
If you have a trade it should be relatively easy to get a job in Australia, as there is a big labour shortage. People with trades including welding, plastering, carpentry, painting and plumbing are all in high demand in Australia.
Most of these trades are listed on the Australian Government’s Skilled Occupation List, which could result in you getting sponsored or gaining a skilled migrant visa, so you stay even longer in Australia.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a skill or trade, as there is still a lot of general labouring work in Australia. The main role of a general labourer is to assist tradesmen. General labouring work includes:
Other general/unskilled labouring work includes:
Average wages for labouring in Australia are generally be between $650 and $850 a week full- time.
Tip: If you do labouring in rural areas of Australia, you will probably be paid more than you would in large cities like Sydney or Melbourne. Working rurally, especially in remote outback areas, is also a great way to save some money for your travels around Australia.
Labouring is relatively easy to get into in Australia, but there are some things you need do before you start applying for labouring jobs.
Labouring isn’t just for men either, there are plenty of female backpackers labouring around Australia and gaining their second working holiday visa from it. One of the most popular female labouring jobs is road traffic controlling, especially in Perth and Darwin.