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The Whitsundays is a truly diverse destination and the perfect place to blend work and play. Fancy harvesting mangoes in Bowen? Taking the helm as a skipper on day trips to Whitehaven Beach and the fringing reefs of the Whitsunday Islands? Welcoming visitors to their accommodations on island resorts and along the Whitsunday Coast?  There is a variety of job vacancies available in The Whitsundays right now and the opportunities are endless!

Tourism Jobs in The Whitsundays

Tourism operators, island resorts, hotels, restaurants … they want you! The tourism and hospitality sector comes with a raft of desirable benefits and not to mention you will get to work in one of the most idyllic locations in the world. Imagine waking up with The Whitsundays as your playground each day!

No experience? No worries! Many positions offer the training you need so if you are looking to try your hand at something new, we encourage you to apply. Check here for all the info on current job vacancies in The Whitsundays!

Harvesting Jobs in The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays has an extensive harvesting season available year-round! From mango to prawn season, sugar cane season to the coffee harvest, and all the fresh produce in between, the region contributes to dinner plates across the globe.  You can be part of this process all while earning money!

Looking for a job? Finished school and not quite sure of your next move? A working-holiday maker keen for adventure? With an EPIC earning potential of up $1500 per week, growers in The Whitsunday region need you! Check out your eligibility for a relocation allowance of up to $6000* here and then make your way to the Q.I.T.E website for all the latest information on Harvest Work in The Whitsundays!

Work and Play in The Whitsundays! 

The Whitsunday Region is the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

and the perfect place to Live, Visit and Work

The Whitsundays includes the towns of Airlie Beach, Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine as well as the magnificent 74 Whitsunday Islands including Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Daydream IslandLong Island and Camp Island. Boasting a strong and diverse economy driven by several industries including agriculture and tourism, the Whitsunday Region is well-connected with the right mix of job opportunities and livability. Whitsunday Regional Council has made it easy for you to find work in The Whitsundays with their all new job board, providing access to a variety of job opportunities across the region.

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The combination of a warm climate, steady breezes, clear turquoise waters, secluded coves and anchorages, fringing reefs and isolated beaches is irresistible. Your days off are yours to explore the marvellous region surrounding you.

Do as much or as little as you like while you navigate your way through The Whitsundays, join other travellers on a packaged overnight sailing adventure. Unwind on the deck of a tallship, set up camp on one of the many uninhabited islands, or experience the fun to be had in Airlie Beach. Drop anchor in a secluded cove, take a dip or snorkel over fringing reefs with a myriad of colourful fish and stunning corals.

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Not to be missed is the adrenalin-pumping action of a jetski, powerboat or rafting tour where you can skim across the water at high speed. Or take to the skies on a scenic flight, soar above the islands, reef and Heart Reef, a stunning natural composition of coral in the perfect shape of a heart, located in Hardy Reef, part of The Whitsunday stretch of Great Barrier Reef.

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All in all, The Whitsundays is full of bucket-list-ticking landmarks and activities and sinking your toes into the pure white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island has to be one of them! The crystal-clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of world-famous Whitehaven Beach stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday group. Not to be missed is the walk up to the lookout where you will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Hill Inlet. It defines nature at its best and provides an amazing sense of relaxation and escape.

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Looking for a little land-based adventure? Go croc spotting on the Proserpine River or see Airlie Beach from a new perspective on a Tuk Tuk! Take a segway tour or hike through the rainforest of Conway National Park, or sit back and enjoy a rockstar experience in a Hot Rod tour! 

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You are guaranteed fun, excitement, relaxation, exploration, and an experience you will treasure forever and make memories you will never forget!

Your next adventure awaits!


Have any questions?

Want to chat about options? Get in touch with the team at The Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre on +61 7 4945 3967 or email [email protected].

*Looking to access the relocation allowance for harvest work? Be sure to check your eligibility here


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