From the island state of Australia, work or play and reconnect with nature, wildlife and your taste buds. Located 240 km to the south of the main Australian mainland with over 40% of its land protected in some form of reserve, Tasmania’s natural beauty will win over hearts.
Tasmania is known for its wildlife, cultural experiences and adventure. It has the second smallest economy of the Australian states which is significantly formed by tourism, agriculture and aquaculture, education and healthcare.
Tasmania is a significant agricultural exporter as well as a key destination for eco-tourism.
Full-time jobs, part-time jobs and temp jobs are all on offer across the state.
If you are new to the state or are looking for new opportunities, Tasmania offers jobs across a wide range of industries.
Whether you’re looking to find a new job to advance your career, find a temporary or contract role that gives you more flexibility or is after a complete career change, our dedicated recruitment experts will be there to support you.
Due to Tasmania’s location, being positioned by the Southern Ocean, the climate can vary greatly - on any given day. In comparison to the rest of Australia, Tasmania has a relatively cool temperature so is spared from the hot summers of the mainland. Tasmania has four distinct seasons.
Like mainland Australia, the warmest months are December through to March with summer temperatures averaging between 17 and 23 degrees celsius. Although 23 degrees doesn’t sound particularly warm, it’s a dry heat in the sun.
Winter runs through from May to August with temperatures ranging between 2 and 11 degrees. When out and about exploring, it's always best to be prepared for sudden changes in weather. Always carry warm clothing, a waterproof layer, sunscreen and a hat.
Although Tasmania is Australia’s island state, it is still easily accessible from the mainland. Tasmania has a mix of transport options which include air, rail, road, shipping, walking & cycling.
Its two major cities, Hobart and Launceston, have direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. You can also travel by sea using the car ferry which crosses between Melbourne to the Tasmanian city of Devonport (near Launceston) daily.
Within the state, the primary form of transport is by road. Since the 1980s, many of the highways have undergone regular upgrades. Public bus transport is available, and regular taxis and ride-share services in some areas.
For more information about the transport plans across the state visit the Tasmanian government website.learn more
There’s a lot to see and do in Tasmania, the trick is picking where to start. To find more work opportunities, then proximity to the larger cities would make the most sense. You can still achieve a semi-rural life not too far away if you like, but that may then increase your travel time to work. In Tassie terms, thirty minutes is considered a long commute.
Instead of travel time to work, you may be more concerned about how to get to the nearest beach, golf course or winery.
Tasmania’s state capital is Hobart and is home to almost half of all Tasmanians with 232,670 people.
The Tasmanian capital of Hobart is a relatively small, dynamic city that surpasses expectations at every turn. The size makes it easy to get around - with a clean and safe bus network as well as private ferry services. You can easily walk to many attractions, and car hire is available if you want to venture further afield.
Australia’s southernmost capital is brimming with history and creativity. It boasts an incredible food and wine scene with local produce making the short journey from farm to table and is fringed by scenic wilderness.
In Hobart, you could see world-renowned art, eat freshly caught seafood and climb a mountain all in one day.
Tasmania’s second city is one of the country’s oldest settlements. Launceston is considered the most liveable regional city and was one of the most popular regional cities to move to in Australia from 2020 to 2021. Launceston won the Australian town of the year in 2022.
The city’s cultural offering is wide and diverse. From Australia’s largest regional gallery to sporting events at the city’s UTAS Stadium. Talk a walk beneath the high walls of Cataract Gorge, dine riverfront, or cruise Tamar’s waters.
Launceston mixes city and country charms. The heritage streetscapes are perfectly paired with urban wilderness and all the ingredients for a gourmet experience.