An isolated pocket of wilderness offering some of the most authentic nature experiences

Get back to nature and roam along postcard-perfect beaches, walk through ancient landscapes shaped by time, and get up close to iconic Australian animals. The dining scene on Kangaroo Island is local, seasonal, boutique, artisan and always close to its source. Devour oysters metres from where they were plucked, pull up a seat under the boughs of a century-old fig tree for an unforgettable feast surrounded by nature, then wash it all down with a local gin or wine.

Work available on Kangaroo Island

Agriculture work including sheep shearing and wine grape picking is available on Kangaroo Island. There’s no better experience than working on an Island, supporting the many food and wine producers who also operate cellar doors and bring together arts and culture.

How to find work

There are seasonal work opportunities as well as full-time agricultural, tourism, and hospitality jobs available now. Find out the key job boards to search for work and connect with relevant recruiters.
Stone house in green field.

Find accommodation on Kangaroo Island

Seaside holiday homes, bushland cottages with a trail to you own wilderness sanctuary or a five-star suits, a lighthouse keeper’s cottage or a swag under the stars, Kangaroo Island has accommodation to suit every budget.

Incentives available

You may be able to access financial assistance up to $6,000 to help you relocate for short-term seasonal work, or a job in regional South Australia. Businesses may be able to access financial assistance to support quarantine requirements for the employment of Pacific Island workers.

Who can help?

If you’d like to talk to someone about working in the Kangaroo Island region, you can contact the local Regional Development Australia (RDA) Office to learn more about the Regional Workforce Coordination & Collaboration Program.