Finding a job in Australia is not so easy. But Alexandra, a young traveller was lucky and hit the jackpot. She arrived in Melbourne in August. After 3 days she flew to Cairns where she found a dream job in Australia! Read more about her experience in this article.

My dream job in Australia

A friend had applied for a job offer and the manager asked her if she had any other friends who would like to work for him as well. Luckily she thought of me (word of mouth is often very effective in Australia!). A few days later we started working in this paradisiac island!.

My job on the Whitsunday Islands

I worked on a small island called Hayman Island which is part of the Whitsundays Islands. It’s a private island, where there is only one resort: The One&Only.

The resort hires plenty of backpackers and jobs are very diverse:
Housekeeping: clean the rooms, make beds, …
– Helping hand in the kitchen
 Laundry service: prepare towels, sheets, …
– Receptionist: welcome arriving guests on the island, welcome them and show them their room – and not just any guests: One day Brad Pitt arrived! And also the Red Hot Chilli Peppers came here to rest for a couple of days.

Working conditions

You start to work at 7am and finish at 9pm. There is only a 30 minutes lunch break and you can rest a bit in the afternoon. You have to work quite a lot, but it’s paradise!
The photos speak for themselves:


Written by Alexandra

Updated 10th of September 2019. Initially published on the 4th of November 2015.

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