Welcome to Griffith working hostels

We can help you with finding seasonal work

Please call 0429 300 126 to have a chat about current job opportunities .

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!


When you book online, please only book for one week from your arrival date.
Your booking will auto-extend until you notify us of your departure.


”Griffith Working Hostels” is a family-run business in Griffith, NSW. We have solid relationships with many reputable local farmers, producers & businesses. We have matched motivated backpackers into their seasonal work vacancies – all year round – since 2005.
Our hostels provide budget accommodation to international backpackers, which is safe, clean and regularly inspected by local government compliance staff. So you can rest assured both work and accommodation with Griffith Working Hostels are “above board”.


You must hold a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) or (subclass 462), student visa, or other valid work entitlement to be considered for a job placement.

We do not guarantee work prior to your arrival, but we have a strong reputation of finding the right work placement once you are here.

We work closely with many different employers and industries. Depending on the season, these include: tree nurseries, juice sheds, wineries, fruit and vegetable packing sheds, construction sites, irrigation installations, handy person work, bars and restaurants, gardening and general weekend work.

If you are holding a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417), most work placements in Griffith qualify for the second & third year extension.
Holders of the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 462) are limited to employment in plant and animal cultivation for their visa extension. You may still gain employment in other industries, however, these jobs will not count towards your visa extension.

You will be working directly for your employer, not for Griffith Working Hostels. All of the businesses we work with provide payslips and pay Award Wages or above. You do not pay us for our work-finding services, and neither does the employer. You only pay for rent and transport (if applicable). This is a mutually beneficial arrangement that – hopefully – encourages our guests to stay long-term and helps employers recruit motivated workers more easily.

This is a free service to our residents, and unfortunately we cannot currently offer seasonal work placements to people who are not staying with us.


Griffith NSW is located in the heart of the Riverina, some 650km west of Sydney and 500km north of Melbourne.

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