Jobs! October 23rd

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PAY WILL BE $50 FOR 20 mins work but must be available at 10.15 for 125 minutes and 1.15 for 15 minutes at Wategoes beach


Full time Retail Shop Assistant in Byron Bay

Full time

A retail shop/other in Byron Bay is seeking a full time Retail Shop Assistant (up to 40 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a Retail Shop Assistant
  • Have the right to work in Australia


Casual Waiter / Waitress in Byron Bay


A restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Waiter / Waitress
  • Have the right to work in Australia


Cleaner & Laundry Assistant – Aged Care

  • Part-time role
  • Residential aged care setting
  • Located within Byron Bay’s town centre

This part-time role will suit an experienced aged care facility cleaner or laundry assistant with availability 3 days per week, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm across the Monday to Saturday hospitality roster with days negotiable.

In this hospitality service role, you will be required to assist in the cleaning operations and laundry functions of our facility.

With flexible working hours available to suit your lifestyle and out-of-work commitments, you will be offered a great salary package, with salary sacrifice an option.

We strive to provide our staff with a happy and supportive work environment where your career in the Aged Care Hospitality is nurtured and continues to grow.

Qualification & Skills Checklist before applying:

  • Aged care residential facility experience working alongside the elderly & people with dementia highly regarded
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience as a Cleaner or Laundry Assistant within an Aged care facility or Hospital environment
  • National Police Certificate
  • Working rights within Australia


Aged Care Kitchen Hand – Byron Bay

  • Commercial Kitchen experience essential
  • Casual Role
  • Residential Aged Care Setting

Our ideal candidate will have experience working within aged care with a highly developed knowledge of food safety standards and a minimum of 2 years kitchen hand experience within a commercial kitchen environment.

With flexible working hours available to suit your lifestyle and out-of-work commitments, you will be offered a great salary package, with access to salary sacrifice to increase your take-home pay and the potential for career progression within our growing organisation.

The kitchen hand is a supportive role to the Cook, assisting in all food and fluid preparation (including texture modified diets) including spiritual and cultural considerations for residents.

This role also assists with meal service and delivery of the resident’s dining experience within a 41 bed aged care facility.

Shift Availability: 6:00am to 2:00pm and 2:45pm to 9:30pm

Qualifications & Skills

  • Aged Care experience advantageous
  • At least 2 years demonstrated experience as a Kitchen Hand within a commercial environment
  • Excellent time management
  • Empathy, respect, and dignity towards the elderly
  • Relevant Cert III hospitality qualifications or Food Safety Supervisors Certificate highly regarded
  • National Police Clearance Certificate

For further information:

Shortlisting will commence before closing date.

Our organisation values excellence in service, everyone is important, integrity, contribution and teamwork, and learning for life.


Chefs – All levels

TukTuk Thai at the Byron Bay Golf Club is creating a solid team of professionals in our kitchen, ready to face a great summer. We are looking for Senior and Junior Chefs who desire to be part of a fast-paced team that wish to thrive in a happy and positive environment.

We want to hear from you if you tick any of these boxes:

  • Possess a positive attitude
  • A passion for producing quality food from local and sustainable produce

Is this you? Great. Now, read on…

To be considered as a Senior Chef, you must be reliable, competent in all areas of kitchen operations, maintain an approachable attitude with good communication skills, be an amazing problem solver and have the drive to be a valued leader and team member.

As a close team of all-rounders who leave no man behind, TukTuk Thai is only looking for ambitious team members to lead, continuously educate and grow in all areas of quality food production and of course service.

If you’re looking to share your skill set, looking to progress your career with other passionate Chefs and have the drive and work ethic to do so then apply now!

What is on offer:

  • A flexible roster that encourage work/life balance
  • The opportunity of growing within a multi-faceted company
  • No split shifts
  • Be creative! We’d love to hear you input on the menu
  • A relaxed and professional team, that will support and inspire you

What is required:

  • Current Drivers License
  • Minimum three (3) years’ kitchen experience in the restaurant/ catering industry
  • Have an intuitive sense for creativity, organisational skills and team spirit
  • Reliability and cleanliness


Byron Bay Expressions of Interest | Housekeeping, Front Office, Culinary,…

About us

Australia’s most iconic private island welcomed a new era of luxury when IHG opened the doors of the Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort in July 2019. Boasting 166 re imagined luxurious rooms and suits in one of the world’s most unique locations our guests are immersed in a world of unrivaled luxury where contemporary design plays with the natural beauty of this iconic island paradise.

As we move towards our peak season and continue to grow our experienced and dynamic team post opening, we are seeking driven hospitality professionals across all areas of the team to deliver truly exceptional and unique guest experiences; people who are passionate about delivering True Hospitality, personalised touches and have the guest experience at the heart of all they do.

Within our unique resort environment, you will have the rare opportunity to break the mould of only having one focus and gain exposure across multiple disciplines and roles, hone your skills and work across many aspects of the business. And when you’re ready, you can head back to the mainland and join IHG around the country or world.

Your day to day

We currently have opportunities in all guest facing operations within the Resort and are accepting applications for the following roles:

Front Office

VIP Guest Services Agent

Guest Services Agent



Housekeeping Supervisor

Room Attendant

Public Area Attendant

House Person

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Supervisors

Food & Beverage Attendants – Restaurants, In-Room Dining & Banquets


Commis Chef

Chef de Partie


What we need from you

If you’re an engaged and experienced hotelier, or an up and coming star is who is devoted to hospitality and is working in a hotel, motel, café, restaurant or working in a commercial cleaning environment and wants to turn their passion into a career and gain exposure to working within the hotels and resorts, we want to hear from you.

You will have the ability to relocate and live on Hayman Island, Whitsundays by mid-November 2019, hold the appropriate rights to work within Australia and also be flexible to work weekends, evenings and public holidays as required to support the operation. Our F&B colleagues will need to hold a Queensland Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate.

We will be holding face to face interviews on the Gold Coast in the coming weeks, so if you are interested in any of the above roles please submit your expression of interest inclusive of your resume by Tuesday 22nd October 2019. Please outline in your application which roles you would like to be considered for and we will do our best to match your background to the opportunities available. If successful, we will be in touch shortly to coordinate the next steps.

What we offer

IHG are more than just great places to stay, we are also one of Australia’s best employers. We are looking for exceptional people like you to greet the world and be the spark that makes us even better.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care: that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve.


Casual Team Members – Byron Bay

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. is a classic burger shack experience, showcasing the freshest and most delicious burgers in town. Together with our mouth-watering burgers, our menu also features our homemade custard ice-cream or “Concretes”.

Betty’s is continuing to grow with more and more people wanting to be a part of the Betty’s experience. We are now seeking fresh people to step into the role of Team Member!

As a Team Member your role will involve;

  • The ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Meeting and greeting guests
  • Food/beverage preparation and presentation
  • Maintain restaurant/kitchen presentation and cleanliness
  • Optimise guest satisfaction

What are we looking for? 

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • A keen willingness to learn and further develop your already amazing skill set
  • Exceptional presentation, communication, time management & attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure
  • Ability to work a flexible rotating roster including nights/ weekends
  • Representation of the Betty’s Burgers values: Authentic, Genuine Hospitality, Integrity  and Passionate.


You will be passionate and proud, have positive energy with a community focus and keen to work within a fast moving and vibrant environment!

In return, you will work with a fresh and driven team that has a lot of fun along the way!

You will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity to join a company that offers excellent career opportunities and flexible working arrangements. Your career path is only determined by your ability, attitude & results.


Casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder in Brunswick Heads

A cafe/restaurant in Brunswick Heads is seeking a casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 6 months of experience as a CafĂ© / Restaurant All-rounder
  • Have Australian work rights


Gardening, Handyman

Zuk Byron Bay NSW

I’m back from a few years travelling & need some help to get my property & home clean & tidy.

I live 20 mins from Byron Bay & only 10 mins from 3 other beautiful beaches; National parks, walks & waterfalls are close enough for day trips. The local village & club is a short walk. Having a car an advantage as there isn’t public transport.

As well as gardening & cleaning there are some painting & home maintenance jobs.

Work 25 hrs p.w. in exchange for healthy wholefoods cooking, accommodation & $50/day

This would suit a couple, but I’m flexible should you want to discuss….
Please contact me if you are fit, friendly & hardworking

This is not suitable for 2nd year visa


Part time Food Delivery Driver in Byron Bay

Part time

A business in Byron Bay is seeking a part time Food Delivery Driver (up to 25 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have the right to work in Australia

Applicants with no previous experience are encouraged to apply.


Casual Sales Representative, Byron Bay

Beaumont People Byron Bay NSW

Casual/Temporary, Contract

  • Casual Position, 10-30 hours per week
  • Must be available to commence immediately
  • Previous sales experience a MUST

The Company
Beaumont People are proud to be partnering with a local organisation who are actively doing something practical about climate change and helping local communities in the process. They are proudly Australia’s first community-owned power company – a company that is about communities, customers and the welfare of our planet, not corporate profits.The Role
We are looking for Sales Superstars who will be responsible for making warm calls to customers who have made inquiries via our client’s website. You will build rapport with the customer, provide information about specific products and services, answer any questions they may have and ideally, close the deal.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following:

  • Previous experience in a sales role
  • Demonstrated experience in turning an inquiry into a sale
  • The ability to work to KPIs and targets
  • Have a warm phone manner and the ability to build rapport with customers over the phone
  • Possess the drive and motivation to drive sales and contribute to the company’s success

This is a casual role offering 10 – 30 hours per week over the next 3 months. You must be available to interview and commence immediately.


THAI LUCY Byron Bay is seeking experienced and friendly wait staff to join our team.Applicants should have good communication skills, present well, and be able to work efficiently in a fast paced work environment.

Prior experience and understanding of the service industry required.

Must be available evenings and weekends.

Flexible conditions for the right person.



Miss Margarita in Byron Bay is seeking a Service Cook to join our amazing team!

If you are someone who loves food and working in a fast and fun environment we want to hear from you.

Must have the ability to work nights and weekends.

In return Miss Margarita can offer full time hours along with advancement opportunities for the right candidate.

If this sounds like you, come join one of Byron’s most busy and iconic venues!


Prep Cook / Delivery Driver

Miss Margarita, an iconic Byron Bay Mexican Restaurant, is seeking a Prep Cook to join our amazing team!

About the role

The role is primarily in the preparation of Mexican cuisines such as slow cook meats and fresh salsas. Other duties include: accepting deliveries from vendors, delivering prepared foods to the restaurant in a timely and safe fashion and maintaining the cleanliness and organisation of the preparation kitchen.

Benefits and perks

How would you like work during the day with your nights free? Surfing before or after work couldn’t be better! How about enjoying two consecutive days off in the beautiful Byron Bay with friends and family? Full time hours and progression opportunities are available to the right candidate.

Skills and experience

If you have a passion for food and working within a fun team than we want to hear from you! Some experience in kitchens is helpful, however not required.

The successful candidate will need to have:

· A fantastic “can do” attitude

· Interest in food

· A driver’s license

– High standards for sanitation and organisation practices

If this sounds like you, come join one of Byron’s most busy and iconic venues!



We are looking for new Pedicab riders in our Byron Bay location. The riders generally make between 700-1500 a week in travel cash. Flexible shifts offered leaving you plenty of time to explore this beautiful part of Byron Bay

Please contact us to arrange an interview. We are hoping to start new team members from Monday onwards.
Heaps of events going on over the next few months and lots of money to be made.

We look forward to talking with you soon.

To join our professional & friendly team for occasional weekend work.
Please send your Resume to


The Lotus Cafe at the Crystal Castle is looking for a casual experienced Front of House cafe all-rounder. Please see our website – Work With Us page for more information and how to apply.




Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Meet the Staff – Taking Over from Alisha in Student Services – the Lovely Dianna

Hello everyone, my name is Dianna and if you haven’t already seen me around campus, I’ll be happily replacing the wonderful Alisha as Activities and Student Service Officer while she’s on maternity leave.


I grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand and had been living in Sydney, Australia for almost 18 years. I decided to move to idyllic Byron Bay just over a year ago and have been loving it ever since. Even though I love New Zealand I definitely call Australia my home and hope to stay in the Byron region indefinitely.


My passion is travelling and every year I like to book a trip somewhere new. I’ve been lucky enough to do two trips this year where I spent a month in Italy and then two weeks in Scotland. When I’m not travelling I love to keep fit with biking and running. If I have any spare time I will usually spend it doing a craft like jewellery making, or macrame plus I love to read. I’m also obsessed with Japanese food!


If you need to ask me anything, come see me! I’ll be in the office everyday or running the activities. I look forward to meeting you all and having a chat.


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach

Graduation! 16th June

Congratulations to our six General English students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!



Sakiko from Japan graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class after an incredible year of studying at Lexis. She heads to New Zealand to travel, before heading to Perth for a short stint at our Lexis school there. Since her first day here in June 2016 she has gained an incredible amount of confidence in her speaking and listening. She has been a very dedicated student and her progress has been impressive. Her teachers really enjoyed teaching her due to her hard work and positive attitude. Have a wonderful trip to New Zealand and good luck with your future studies in Perth – and with your Gold Coast Marathon!

Nil from Spain (Catalonia) graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class, having completed his FCE course with Paul. Nil has been with us since September and has been a fantastic member of the school – getting really involved in all the activities and taking every opportunity Byron has to offer. He leaves us with a great level of English: a really good grasp of grammar and an impressive vocabulary. He will be sorely missed by us all here!

grad 3

Madoka from Japan graduates from Michelle’s Elementary class. She has been a very motivated student and as a result he has achieved fantastic exam results throughout the course. She has participated very well in speaking activities and her speaking skills have improved a lot. She is off to travel around Australia with Kensaku to find all the best surf spots. It has been a delight to get to know you Madoka – All the best!

Kensaku from Japan graduates from Michelle’s Elementary class. Michelle expressed what a pleasure it had been to teach Kensaku, who would tackle each daunting task with enthusiasm. He has really improved his speaking, writing and listening abilities. Keep practicing English with your lovely wife Madoka as you seek out surf spots up the Coast!

Wahei from Japan graduates from Michelle’s Elementary class, after 4 weeks of study. Despite only a short period of study, Wahei has improved greatly in all areas of English, especially his speaking ability. He has participated well in class activities. He is off to travel and surf around Australia. Have a wonderful time Wahei!



Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.



Happy Student – Tito!


Tito is from Switzerland – the small village of Malvaglia. He arrived in Byron Bay 6 months ago and enrolled at Lexis, starting in the Upper Intermediate class. After several months studying General English, he went travelling round Australia in his van, with friends he had met at Lexis. He traveled down the East Coast, into the outback and finally to Sydney, before returning to Byron. He is now knuckling down to study for his Cambridge Advanced Qualification. Tito has become part of the furniture here at Lexis Byron Bay; you will often find him waxing his surfboard, skulking around reception looking for Tim Tams or involved in a heated table tennis match. Tito is a fantastic student and a pleasure to have at school, he is loved by fellow students and teachers alike.

I decided to interview Tito to find out a bit more about his experience here.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?

I chose Byron because I didn’t want to live in a big town with all the hustle and bustle – I wanted to live in a small town – here with the waves I can find peace, enjoying the sunny weather and the fresh sea air. I think I would to define Byron Bay as an open minded and multi-cultural place.


What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia?

I was a little bit rusty in everything concerning grammar – for this reason it was essential to go on a formal English course. Being here for 6 months, using the language has become natural – I think it is a process which takes time, but you can really see your improvements by being fully immersed in a situation where the use of this language is required.


Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

I have been enrolled in upper intermediate and then advanced, where I had the opportunity to meet the amazing teachers Claudia and Josie – Claudia is an extremely knowledgeable teacher and I liked her way of explaining a lot of grammar rules which before were difficult for me to understand. Whereas Josie is the most motivating teacher that I have ever had and it’s a great pleasure to learn such a challenging syllabus with a teacher who makes it seem so easy and enjoyable.

What is it like living in our onsite Accommodation?

It’s an extremely comfortable and familiar place to live – there is a very sociable environment, it is very easy to make friends and as soon as you arrive you become part of the onsite family. It is always possible to go out of your room and hang around in the common area, seeing all of your friends. Since my arrival I’ve met a lot of gregarious people with whom I have organised many dinners, for example the Easter Sunday dinner where almost all the residents (50 people) cooked delicious dishes to share in a friendly and pleasant environment. Many students from around the world made different dishes from their home countries. I made a pizza from scratch, inspired by my Swiss Italian heritage – so tasty.


What is your favourite activity that we run here?

The most attractive activity is undoubtedly the table tennis tournament, where only the student with the best skills can win the title and of course the beer. It is always full of cheering crowds, the competition gets very heated. Romain is better than me, so he usually wins, but I win second place, which is also an impressive accolade. Don’t worry if you think you are not going to win, we will still share the beer with you!

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

Most days I enjoy spending my time at the beach, surfing, sunbathing and playing beach games such as Frisbee and Volleyball. It is wonderful to live and study right on the beach. I will never forget the time when a dolphin passed right under my surfboard, what a breathtaking moment! I often see dolphins when surfing, during the Summer it is as common as seeing bushturkeys. You also can’t leave Byron without experiencing the nightlife of this delightful town; Sticky Wicket, Lala land, The Rails and of course Cheeky Monkey’s are all lovely pubs/clubs where you can meet local people and share drinks and great discussions with your friends. A warning though: Do not abuse alcohol; otherwise you will pay the consequences the next day at school!



Happy Student – Tito! | Lexis | Byron Bay Blog

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starters – Monday 30th June


Today we welcome three new students; Lea from France, Noriko from Japan and Micha (Mike) from Switzerland.

Parisian Lea is here on our Teen Activity Programme. This means that she will be studying English for 3 hours in the morning and surfing all afternoon. She has surfed a little before, in the south of France but doesn’t know it she can remember how to do it! She actually has a twisted ankle right now, but she’s determined not to let that ruin her fun.

Noriko is a nurse in Japan. She has wanted to travel to Australia and improve her English for years. Today, after 10 years, she finally turns her dreams into a reality. She chose Byron Bay because she had seen pictures in a magazine and thought that it looked gorgeous and so different from her hometown, Tokyo.

Mike is currently studying a Masters in Law and is also a snowboarding instructor and a volunteer at a centre for asylum seekers. He’s in Byron Bay for the surf and, after leaving here, will head to Bali for some more waves.

Next year, multi-talented Mike is going to Ukraine to continue his studies and to improve his Russian.

Welcome guys. We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Byron Bay.

Graduation 27 June 2014


We said a sad farewell to eight lovely students this week: Mariana, Hiroko, Andjelina, Haruka, Kainoa, Hugo, Martin and Jean.

Haruko and Hiroko are both from Japan, and have both been at Lexis English for 12 weeks. When Haruka arrived she was really shy and tested at Elementary level. Now she is leaving Lexis as a strong Pre-Intermediate level student and has a job waitressing at Oh Sushi, a local restaurant.

Hiroko, on the other hand was a strong student on arrival and has simply got better and better. She used the idiom “time flies” in her graduation speech, which was very impressive. “Cheeky” Hiroko was very sad to be leaving, and her teacher and classmates were close to tears too.

Brazilian Mariana, unfortunately wasn’t at Graduation today, but studied at Lexis for six months, culminating in taking the FCE exam. Fingers crossed for your results Mariana.

Andjelina, from Switzerland, studied in Julia’s class for four weeks, was a lot of fun, and is now heading back to Switzerland before going on to Croatia.

Jean and Kainoa from Reunion are off to check out the surf at Bondi Beach. Julia thanked Kainoa for his storytelling skills and Kainoa thanked Phil, our bike man! I think this was a first at graduation but should happen more often.

Finally, Martin and Hugo, also from Reunion Island, said that they had learned a lot about surfing and loved everything about Byron Bay, including their teacher. Did you train them to say that Kathleen?

Good luck all of you and don’t forget to join Lexis Byron Bay on Facebook, if you haven’t already, so that you can keep in touch with your new friends from all over the world.

Final Thoughts from our Reunion Island Teens


Kainoa, Hugo, Martin and Jean are all from the gorgeous Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Today is their last day at Lexis Byron Bay. They have been studying here for the past three weeks in order to improve their English and (I think more importantly for them) their surfing.

I caught up with them at break time today to get their final thoughts on their trip.

Why did you choose Byron Bay for your study tour?

Martin: For the surf. The waves at The Pass are world-famous and we really wanted to have the experience of surfing there.

What was the best thing about studying English in Byron Bay?

Jean: The surf (again!!!). It was as good as we’d hoped. The food was great too, especially Bay Kebabs.

Has your English improved much since you arrived?

Hugo: My speaking has improved so much. When I first came, it was really difficult. Now it’s simple to speak with anyone. I know I still make mistakes but my confidence has improved so I just do it.

What helped your English the most?

Kainoa: Lessons of course, and the English Only Policy, but also our homestay family. They made us speak English together all the time and also always chatted to us and explained things in English.

And finally, what would you say to anyone who was thinking about studying English at Lexis Byron Bay?

Kainoa/Martin: It’s a great idea!

Thanks guys. It was great having you here. We hope you’ll come back again someday. 

Meet our CAE teacher, Ian!



Why did you choose teaching as your career?

Because I love languages, love travelling and learning about other cultures and I love working with people.


Which class are you teaching at the moment?

I teach the Cambridge Advanced course


How long have you been teaching at Lexis Byron Bay? What did you do before you worked here?

It’s my first week here at Lexis Byron Bay, but I’ve been teaching English for nearly 20 years.  Most of my teaching was in Sydney, and I’ve also taught in Moscow, Bangkok, Korea, Mongolia and Paris!


Do you speak another language? What was your biggest challenge when learning it?

I speak French and German, pretty well, and a little bit of Spanish, Italian and Indonesian.    I studied French for 10 years, but when I got to Paris I couldn’t understand a word, so listening is very difficult for me!


What do you like the most about your job?

Creativity, interaction with people, making a difference in people’s lives and learning about students’ countries.


In your opinion, what is Byron Bay’s best kept secret?

The Pocket, where I live.  There are lots of these little valleys around Byron Bay in the Hinterland, which are beautiful,  green and peaceful.


If you were not a teacher, what job would you have now?

Well, I took a break from teaching for a few years and did something completely different, helping older people live in their homes instead of going into nursing homes (community care).


Please make Ian very welcome at Lexis!