Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays are extremely popular destinations for Australians and international visitors, and this creates many opportunities for anyone wanting an extended stay in the region: getting a job to pay your way and have some fun.
Of course, the hospitality industry offers the bulk of employment possibilities although you may also be able be able to find work in a number of other categories like sales or even construction. Airlie Beach jobs can often be relatively easy to find due a fairly high turnover rate – people arrive and leave town on a frequent basis so vacancies are quite usual.
Many younger visitors choose to work in bars and restaurants, and there are plenty to choose from in town. While it is always a good idea to look for job advertisements, if you are determined to work in Airlie Beach the most effective way to find it is approach all the businesses you can directly whether they are advertising or not. Remember though it is better not to trouble them at peak times like lunch and dinner.
Please be aware that if you are looking for a bar job, or any work that involves serving alcohol you will need to have a RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certificate. It’s not very difficult or expensive to get, but employers will want to see you have it.
If you are going to be staying at a backpackers, you may be able to get your accommodation for free in exchange for some work in reception, helping serve breakfast and so on. And the noticeboards in backpackers are also a good place to check for current and upcoming Airlie Beach jobs. Staff may also know of other available work.
Jobs in the Whitsunday Islands take a little more effort to find as unless you have your own boat, just turning up to ask around is going to cost you. So look for Whitsundays jobs advertised online, on noticeboards, and remember that asking around in Airlie Beach can also sometimes lead to getting work in the Whitsundays.
If you don’t find anything straight away, don’t get discouraged: it is important to keep looking, keep asking around and with a little bit of luck you will soon find something: Good luck!