Working and Living on Lady Elliot Island
A career with Lady Elliot Island is a unique and special opportunity that gives you the chance to work and play on a coral cay island.
Lady Elliot Island is one of only three coral cay resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and the only resort with direct flight access to the island airstrip. The island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the highest possible classification of Marine National Park Zone by GBRMPA, therefore conservation and education is our top priority.
Our award winning resort offers a unique working environment on a coral cay located a short flight out of Hervey Bay in the Southern Great Barrier Reef Marine Precinct. With our genuine commitment to ECO and environmental initiatives, Lady Elliot Island offers you the chance to become a proud member of an award winning team.
All prospective employees need to have a friendly but professional manner and an ‘always happy to help’ attitude with a focus on giving excellent customer service. You will have excellent presentation, posses effective communication skills, show initiative and flexibility, be able to work unsupervised and have a strong team work ethic. The ability to respect and get along with your fellow workers is paramount in a remote working environment.
Additionally we encourage all applicants to consider our unique living and working environment in terms of remoteness & shared living arrangements. Working and living in a remote location is not for everyone. There is no mobile phone reception on the Island but we do have access to the Internet via satellite.
Want to Join Our Team?
We are always on the lookout for exceptional staff to join our award winning team here at Lady Elliot Island.
There is a wide range of job positions available on Lady Elliot and we are always eager to hear from enthusiastic people who believe they will become a valuable team member in our various departments.
- Food and Beverage
- Front Desk/Reception
We offer full time and casual positions and encourage the local community as well as the backpackers travelling around Australia to send in their resumes and applications to any position/department of interest. Multi language skills are also desirable.
If you are interested in applying for a position on Lady Elliot Island, please send the following information to [email protected]
- Fill out and return the Application for Employment form
- Send a cover letter stating your preferred position of interest
- Send your resume that includes 3 references
Current Job Opportunities
We currently have opportunities in our Food and Beverage and Front Desk/Reception teams, please contact Marty for more information [email protected].
We currently have a vacancy for a Coxswain/Instructor, DM or higher. Please do not apply if you do not have your Coxswain or above.
The job will be mainly operating our dive and glass bottom boats with some cert guiding and DSDs. Looking for a hard worker with a sense of humour able to quickly adapt to changes in the daily schedule. Lady Elliot Island is located within the Southern Great Barrier Reef Marine Park precinct, home to turtles, manta rays and a large variety of GBR inhabitants. The job is a live on island position, fly-in fly-out from Hervey Bay airport on a 10 day on, 4 day off roster, be part of a hard working close knit team and all that island life offers. Must have:
- Dive Instructor or DM
- Australian residency
- Own equipment
- Current insurance, commercial diving medical (AS2299.1)
- Senior First Aid and Oxygen Provider for Queensland, EFR alone is not adequate
All enquiries, please email: [email protected]
Please note: Applicants must have relevant visa for working in Australia
Find Out More
Learn more about life and work on the Great Barrier Reef through the link below.