LIVING AND WORKING ON HAMILTON ISLAND
- Minimum age 21
- Australian citizens returning staff from previous working holiday placements in Canada, UK and USA resorts & hotels
- Exceptional grooming (no visual tattoos or piercings)
- Positive outgoing personality with a desire to work in hospitality / tourism
- At least 12 – 24 months experience in a similar working environment
With a population of around 1,000 permanent residents and approximately 1,500 staff, Hamilton Island is more than just a tourist destination. It’s also a thriving community with an interesting history, some incredible contemporary landmarks, and a great sense of environmental responsibility.
From its original Aboriginal inhabitants, to its sighting by Captain Cook in 1770 and evolution as a tourist destination in the 1970s and 1980s, Hamilton Island has had a long and fascinating history. Hamilton Island is perfectly located just off the Queensland coast of Australia and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, it is the largest inhabited island, positioned approximately 887km north of Brisbane and 512km south of Cairns (by air). The only island in the Great Barrier Reef with its own commercial airport, access to Hamilton Island (airport code: HTI) is easy with short direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns and good connections from other Australian cities. There are also quick 30-minute direct boat transfers from Shute Harbour or Abell Point Marina on the mainland.
There are 251 berths in the Hamilton Island Marina which averages an annual occupancy of 83%. There are five hotel accommodation options on the island ranging from three-star to five-star plus – the average annual occupancy in the resorts is 75%. Hamilton Island can accommodate up to a maximum of 5000 guests, including the private residences.
There are over 60 activities available on Hamilton Island ranging from snorkelling, sea kayaking, go-karting, nine-pin kegel bowling, sailing, parasailing, Koala Gallery, learn to paint, golf and reef trips, just to name a few!