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Work & Play in Cairns

Earn money while you holiday.

Work & Play in Paradise

The Queensland Government and TTNQ are offering you the chance to get paid to work and play in one of the most diverse and beautiful destinations on earth, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – where summer never ends. With a fun laidback lifestyle, a vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, unique wildlife and a wide range of inspiring activities to keep even the most adventurous entertained.

Australians and eligible international visa holders who take up the offer of one of the world’s best jobs can receive up to $1500 cash, plus $250 if you travel more than 100km to take the job and you will receive a $200 Cairns Holiday Dollar voucher to spend on one of our awesome experiences in region.

Without international visitors, Cairns and the wider region including world famous Port Douglas, the Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown & Cape York, the Gulf Savannah & Outback and the Cassowary Coast have a wide variety of jobs available and great value accommodation whether you want to stay for a season or a lifetime.

Josephine Falls waterslide

Work in Paradise Incentive

The incentive begins on 1 July 2021 and applies to job seekers who start work from 20 May 2021. The program is open for 12 months but you need to apply in the next six months so jump in quickly.

You could qualify for a $1500 incentive and a $250 travel bonus. Eligible jobs include bartender, cook, kitchen-hand, tour guide, wait staff and chef. Australian residents and eligible international visa holders can apply.

More info: Work in Paradise Initiative
Enquiries: [email protected]

 

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Seasonal harvest work

In Tropical North Queensland, you’ll find an abundance of farms producing incredible tropical produce including mangoes, bananas, lychees and more.

Find seasonal farm work on the Australian Government’s Harvest Jobs hub.

Harvest Trails

Study in Cairns

Want to up-skill in paradise? Study Cairns has everything you need to know.

Study Cairns

If you are planning on moving to Cairns to live and work, check out the Choose Cairns website

jucy camper mission beach

Camper Deals

Live, travel and work in Tropical North Queensland in a Jucy camper.

Jucy Crib: Hire $299 per week

Jucy Champ: Hire $349 per week

For more information, email [email protected] 

PARADISE AWAITS

Your ticket to paradise awaits with the Work in Paradise initiative.

You could be eligible for:

  • $1500 incentive
  • $250 travel bonus
  • $200 Cairns Holiday Dollars

 

Where to stay

Accommodation in Cairns.

Testimonials

The Australians that moved to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland for work share their stories.

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