Australia Housekeeping – Internships, Graduate Placements, Jobs


The housekeeping teams are an important part to the success of the 4 and 5 star hotels and serviced apartments in the Whitsundays.   If you’re someone who has experience in a hotel or in a cleaning position, we would love to hear from you and see your CV.

The Housekeeping Attendant positions sit under the Australian Hospitality Programme.  For information on what is included in this programme, costs and benefits, please see the Australia Hospitality Internships, Australia Graduate Hospitality Internships or the Australia Hospitality Jobs page.

Housekeeping staff work 38 hours per week and have the option to work a further 15 hours per week in a different area of the resort, to earn extra money.  With subsidised staff accommodation on the island, this is a great opportunity for you to earn some good money.

You can click on the link to view the Housekeeping position description.

Quick Housekeeping FAQ’s

When can I start?

Any time of the year, you tell us!

How much will I be paid?

A minimum of Australian $17+ per hour (with potential of earning more)

How many hours will I work?

Usually 38 hours per week, more if you want

When can I apply?

The sooner you apply, the sooner you will have your placement confirmed… Apply now!

Will I be travelling alone?

HTE Internships will put you in contact with other applicants either before you depart or when you arrive

As with other roles in the Whitsundays, there are Premium Housekeeping and Non-premium Housekeeping positions available.

Premium Housekeeping Attendant Positions

As a premium housekeeping attendant you will be working in one of the 5 star properties in the Whitsundays.  With guests paying up to 2,000 Australian dollars per night to stay on the island, the expectations by your employer for personal grooming, attitude and hard work are high.

To be eligible for a Premium Housekeeping position you must have:

  • Minimum of 6 months housekeeping experience in a hotel (preferably 4 or 5 star)
  • Excellent personal grooming
  • Good communication skills
  • Current drivers licence
  • Maturity to work effectively on your own
  • Commit to the position for a minimum of 6 months
  • Have an excellent attitude

Non-premium Housekeeping Attendant Position

In F & B we place 85% of our applicants into non-premium positions.  The main reason for this is that 85% of the accommodation options in the Whitsundays are not 5 star properties.  Having said this, the expectation for quality, professionalism and attitude are still very high.

To be eligible for a housekeeping attendant position you must have:

  • Previous work experience that involved cleaning
  • Have excellent personal grooming
  • Have an excellent attitude

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity in Australia, please click through to the How to Apply page or send your CV/ Resume to

To apply for a Housekeeping placement in the Whitsundays, please ensure you have read the programme details and understand the programme costs detailed on the Australia Hospitality Internships, Australia Graduate Hospitality Internships or the Australia Hospitality Jobs page.

Enquire Now – have your questions answered by the Hospitality Experts

If you would like further information or have questions to ask, you can fill in the enquiry form on the page below, email your questions to or call +44 (0) 843 289 7089 if you want to have a chat.