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Help around our home and experience the the Australian way of living in Mackay, QLD, Australia

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  • Last activity: 21 Feb 2023




  • Description


    Hi all,

    I'm Emma, We have just recently relocated to Mackay, QLD with my partner Chad, hyperactive son Samson (5) and daughter Noa (3) that has the sass of a teenager. Heads up the kids are full on, if you like peace and quiet, or like to sleep in this might not be the workaway for you. Don’t let that put you off though, they are great kids and we have lots of fun.
    Both Chad and I have used the workaway website whilst travelling in Europe. We liked it so much we decided to become hosts (2015-2016).

    Location.. we are close to the beach and only minutes from the Mackay township, We haven't explored to much of the area yet as we haven't been here long since relocating from Newcastle, NSW. therefore it's a great time to jump aboard and join our adventures as we get out and about when we can.

    Work.. Mostly house duties, laundry, cooking, cleaning and maybe some yard maintenance etc.. working 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week, with the ability to be flexible due to local events and desired activities.

    Accomodation.. Double bed in your own room with a private bathroom attached.

    Both Chad and I are pretty easy going and really just after someone that is going to fit in like family, help at meal times with cleaning up. We don't expect you to be doing everything but would hopefully be sharing the duties equally.

    No smokers please!

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are easy going. We hope to share all meals together whether it be Australian cuisine or something we have learned from our travels or maybe something you would like to cook.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    House and yard work.
    Help with babysitting.
    Cooking and cleaning.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own room with a double bed and private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We usually attend some of the local markets when on. You're always welcome to join us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 689317433687

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