LIVING AND WORKING ON THE GOLD COAST
Hiring Season: May – August
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Wage: Minimum $21.75 per hour
Accommodation: Hostel / Shared Rental
Job Types: Housekeeping / Steward
Commitment: Three-to-six months
The Gold Coast has a population of just over half a million people and is an area of Queensland situated on the eastern coast, about one hour’s drive south of Brisbane. But unlike Brisbane, this place really is on the beach. And right in the centre of those beautiful beaches is Surfers Paradise, a main attraction in the area.
But the Gold Coast is not all about beaches. The area is also enriched by the surrounding hinterlands, mountains and spectacular national parks, all of which are breathtaking. Tambourine Mountain is especially worth a visit. The Gold Coast also boasts over 400 kilometres of canals and is home to a spectacular array of sea life and wildlife.
The Gold Coast also has a cluster of theme parks, it’s Australia’s theme park capital, with Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Sea World, White Water World, Dreamworld as well as the Australian Outback Spectacular, and for nature lovers, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
There is also plenty of nightlife and you might experience 'schoolies', where every year thousands of school leavers visit to the beachfronts of the 'Gold Coast' or 'Sunshine Coast' to celebrate their graduation with amazing beach and street parties. This annual event is the Aussie equivalent to US college students descending upon Florida and California during spring break.
So it’s not all about beaches. But the Gold Coast does still have over 40 kilometres of beaches, stretching from Southport all the way down to Coolangatta on the New South Wales border. And these beaches are just perfect for surfing.
So beaches, mountains, hinterland, theme parks, canals, surely this has got to be the best place to live in Australia!
- Have a good level of English
- Be aged 18+
- Be eligible for a working holiday visa to Australia
- Be in good health and have a high level of personal grooming (no visable tattoos or piercings)
- Must be willing to plan your travel arrangements according to employer defined start dates