LIVING AND WORKING ON FRASER ISLAND
The votes are in and the secret's out- Fraser Island is fast becoming one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations for travellers of all ages. With unspoilt natural beauty, rugged sandy tracks and endless golden beaches to explore, it's not hard to see why more people are making the trip across the Great Sandy Strait to experience Fraser Island first-hand.
Locations: QLD, Fraser Island Resort
Salary: Island Award - Position Dependant
Meals: Staff receive 3 meals a day 7 days a week at subsidised rate - cost dependant on venue
Accommodation: On-site charged at subsidised rate - cost dependant on venue
Uniforms: Usually free / subsidised uniform – department dependant
The Kingfisher Bay Resort Group is one of the region’s biggest employers.
- The Group employs about 350 plus staff to live and work on the island at Kingfisher Bay Resort and Eurong Beach Resort, and in tourism-related businesses on the mainland including Fraser Island Barges, Fraser Explorer Tours and Cool Dingo Tours.
- Our resorts rely on a strong ‘community spirit’ to function both socially and at work.
- Each role has the opportunity to go beyond its basic job description – many of us are firemen and first aiders. These ‘extra’ bits are part of the fun of island living!
- It’s important to remember that whilst our guests are on holiday, we are not. Our guests demand an international standard of service, which we are more than happy to deliver..
- Minimum 6 – 12 months experience in a similar role within a peer level organisation
- Minimum commitment six months
- Grooming and appearance must be a very high standard (no visible piercings or offensive tattoos)
- Must be willing to plan your travel arrangements according to employer defined start date
- Must be an Australian citizen or be eligible for an Australian working holiday visa
Fraser Island's 75-Mile Beach is one of the ten best in Australia according to a new book, 101 Best Australian Beaches. The author has picked Fraser's popular eastern beach as one of his 'favourites', writing: "This long beach on Queensland's Fraser Island boasts ancient coloured dunes, bubbling freshwater springs, pristine lakes, and rainforest filled with wildlife. An astonishing 354 species of birds have been seen on the island, while the surrounding waters are home to dolphins, whales, dugongs, turtles and huge rays."
Fraser Island was voted by Conde Nast Traveller readers as one of the 10 Best Beaches in the world for a Secluded Getaway, while GQ Australia ranked Fraser among 20 of the Hottest Staycations in Australia.
What others say about Fraser Island
- Fraser Island been voted ‘Sexy’ and a 'World’s Best Beach'...
- Tripadvisor names 75-Mile Beach in their Top 25 Aussie Beaches as part of their Reader's Choice award honour roll (October 2014).
- The Travel Channel named Fraser Island in their top Adventure Destinations for 2014 (April 2014).
- Australian Traveller Magazine named Fraser Island in their 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia (with a mention about Kingfisher Bay Resort and their Junior Eco Ranger program (April 2014).
- TNT Australia Magazine released their top Aussie islands – including Fraser Island at the top of the list – in the May 2013 issue of their popular travel magazine.
Stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in recognition of its natural values as an outstanding example representing ongoing ecological and biological processes and as an example of superlative natural phenomena.
It is a stunningly beautiful, ever changing sandscape that offers holiday makers a variety of experiences in the great outdoors – romantic beachside escapes for honeymooners, fun family fishing holidays, couples retreats, hiking holidays, four-wheel-drive adventure holidays, time out lazing poolside sipping cocktails, bird watching... you name it. And best of all its only 45 minutes from the Hervey Bay mainland.