How to find work in Tasmania

Are you looking for work in Tasmania? Have no idea what the labour market is like? Then come & discover all you need to know right now!

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Note: If you looking for work in the capital city Hobart, and not regional Tasmania, please visit the Find work in Hobart page.

If you are not an Australian citizen you must have a visa that allows you to work. If you are a wannabe backpacker, for more details go to the work and travel Australia page. However, if you are a student or are looking for a sponsored / professional worker visa, Check out the Australian Visas page.

Due to the size of Tasmania and the smaller populations outside of Hobart, it can be harder to find work due to a lack of major industry. However, there is an upside to this dilemma, often there are tourism jobs, or regional/rural jobs that are hard to fill due to the remoteness of their locations. And there are also lots of jobs in the other larger regional cities.

Farms, fruit picking, and agriculture

Tasmania, like almost every state in Australia has a thriving fruit picking industry, with remote farms and orchards often looking for workers. The state also has areas of farming that are often looking for workers.

There is also a strong fishing industry operating, so if you have any experience working on fishing trawlers you can often find work. There are generally many vacancies all year round just waiting to be filled (see below for links).

Ski Resorts

Tasmanian alpine areas (Ben Lomond National Park, Mt Mawson, and Mt Field National Park) get busy over the winter/snow season. Many back packers, especially Canadians, like to work in the resorts over winter. The jobs vary from cleaning rooms, ski/snow board instructors, cooks, bar work, child care, to just about any other job you can imagine. Again, your best chance to find these jobs are via recruitment agencies and job board links below.


There is a very limited amount of mining work throughout the state. If you are specifically looking for this type of work, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland have many more mines and would be a better choice. These jobs pay very good money, but are hard to find, especially if you are unskilled. You best chances to finding mine work is the have a look at some recruitment agencies and job boards (see below).

Links and Resources!

Here I have a selection of links to other parts of this site that should help you in your job search.
Good luck, I hope you find a job in Tasmania soon!

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