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Labourer to help remove replace particle floor

$200

"Great work Terrence. Pleasure to have worked with you. No fuss person and hard worker. Very reliable also. Would certainly recommend Thanks again"

Labourer to Place tags on leads

$5

"Great blokes and excellent, professional approach. Careful and detail oriented. Thanks again!"

General labourer

$100

"Great work ethic! "

Labour, deconstruction, removal

$230

"Excellent Thanks again Max."

Labourer to Place tags on leads

$5

"Thanks so much Max. Great job great worker. All the best for the future"

Labourer to Place tags on leads

$5

What's the average cost of a general labourer

$100 - $251

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$100

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$175

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$251

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Top General Labour related questions

A general labourer is someone who provides assistance across a broad range of tasks, most involving physical strength. Most tasks involve basic skills and are generally done outdoors, although some parts of the job may be indoors or involve using transport.

A general labourer’s duties involve completing tasks as directed by their supervisor. This will usually involve a combination of lifting, moving, digging, and cleaning.

Common general labourer jobs involve cleaning up after tradespeople, building, or renovation work. It’s also common to hire a labourer to help with digging holes, installing fences, and garden maintenance.
No. General labouring tasks don’t require any advanced skills or qualifications. However, your labourer may have completed a trade like carpentry, cabinet making, or plumbing.

Some labourers will supply their own tools for a job, but it’s always best to check ahead of time to make sure they come prepared.

You can usually hire a general labourer from around $100-$250. The cost will depend on the type of task and how many hours you need them to work for.

A general labourer is someone who provides assistance across a broad range of tasks, most involving physical strength. Most tasks involve basic skills and are generally done outdoors, although some parts of the job may be indoors or involve using transport.
Common general labourer jobs involve cleaning up after tradespeople, building, or renovation work. It’s also common to hire a labourer to help with digging holes, installing fences, and garden maintenance.

Some labourers will supply their own tools for a job, but it’s always best to check ahead of time to make sure they come prepared.

A general labourer’s duties involve completing tasks as directed by their supervisor. This will usually involve a combination of lifting, moving, digging, and cleaning.

No. General labouring tasks don’t require any advanced skills or qualifications. However, your labourer may have completed a trade like carpentry, cabinet making, or plumbing.

You can usually hire a general labourer from around $100-$250. The cost will depend on the type of task and how many hours you need them to work for.

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What does general labouring include?

General labourers are skilled in a range of maintenance and labour tasks. Many have a trade background with specific skills in one area, while others are happy to work under your direction and provide a willing hand with whatever you’re doing. Here are some of the most common general labouring tasks and what you can expect:


Cleaning and maintenance

Common labouring jobs involve cleaning, especially cleaning up a worksite after tradespeople have finished. They’ll start by clearing out larger debris using a wheelbarrow and shovel, and loading it into a skip or trailer. Next, they’ll sweep the area to remove small debris, dirt, and dust. Finally, they may mop or pressure wash all suitable surfaces (depending on whether it’s inside or outside), paying special attention to any stains, mortar, or grout that’s been left behind.


Trades assistance

While labourers aren’t necessarily licensed tradespeople, they do often help out tradespeople with plumbing, carpentry, and building tasks. Carpenters or builders may get help with removing old structures, moving wood, steadying framework, and other tasks that need an extra pair of hands. Plumbers may need help with cleaning up, moving pipework, and lifting parts. In any case, the licensed tradesperson will oversee the work and ensure it is carried out safely and to a high standard.


Digging holes and trenches

General labouring often involves digging - especially by hand. Your labourer will bring their own shovel and other required tools, or you may supply the tools at the worksite. They may help dig holes for fencesdig trenches for drainage, remove stumps, or level out soil ready for landscaping.


Moving and loading 

Your labourer can help move materials from one part of your site to another or load them onto a truck or trailer. These materials could include soil, gravel, roadbase, timber, bricks, paving, garden waste, corrugated iron, rocks, plants, and even furniture. They’ll use a combination of tools, depending on the job, including shovels, forks, wheelbarrows, and gloves.

Recent General Labour tasks

Labourer - Floor Painting - SATURDAY 25th June

$600

Burwood VIC 3125, Australia

24th Jun 2022

Need a hand tomorrow painting a floor in Burwood. You will be - Vacuuming floor so it's dust free Rolling on concrete sealer Painting concrete sealer High solvent content in the concrete sealer Face respirator will be provided 7am - 3.30pm $600

Fantastic! Great bloke

Looking for a labour Tuesday

$300

Mosman NSW, Australia

23rd Jun 2022

Take building materials up to level 3 unit, roughly 15bags 20kg cement and 30boxes of tiles weight 25-30kg each. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 28 June 2022

2 x Labourers Required

$200

Rockdale NSW, Australia

20th Jun 2022

2 x labourers required to clean out a garden shed and attic. The task will involve climbing a ladder to access the attic, so this is a two person job.

Tom was awesome. Highly recommended. Trustworthy and hard working person.

Labour needed today (Ivanhoe)

$200

Ivanhoe VIC, Australia

1st Jun 2022

Hi guys , Looking for some extra hands to fill a skip today , we will be loading broken pieces of plaster and tiles . Fixed day rate 5+ hours required

Brad was great to deal with and communicated clearly! Arrived early and would highly recommend!

Labourer to help put up weatherboards

$320

Footscray VIC, Australia

1st May 2022

Need someone who can help hold weatherboards in position while I nail them in place with a pneumatic nailer. Will have to climb a ladder. 2 days of work.

Awesome guy. Hard worker!!!

General labourer- Passing colorbond sheets onto pergola roof

$150

Noble Park VIC, Australia

7th Apr 2022

I am replacing a pergola roofing, need a person who can lift sheets from the ground up to me on the roof. will need to bring a pair of gloves. Might have to get on a ladder at one stage to pass tools etc. so need to have confidence with ladders. Also have some mulch that needs to be shifted also - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 8 April 2022

Awesome young man, great worker, highly recommend Matt…

Labourer needed tomorrow

$35

Mona Vale NSW, Australia

24th Jun 2022

Need someone to dismantle a deck and help screw in the new boards - Due date: Before Saturday, 25 June 2022

Plumbing labourer

$300

Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Assisting with Plumbing labouring need boys today on-site - Due date: Before Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Labourer for light job.3 hours max

$100

Murrumbeena VIC 3163, Australia

16th Jun 2022

Labourer for light job.Help moving around cabinets doors so they will not scratched.3 hour max.

Excellent worker!

Labourer 4hrs

$180

Mont Albert VIC, Australia

22nd May 2022

Assist hanging doors on domestic renovation for 4hrs in Mount Albert.

Good working, arrived on time and completed the job very well. Highly recommend

Labour for tomorrow

$180

Auburn NSW 2144, Australia

22nd Apr 2022

Need hand tomorrow in deewhy area. From 7.30am till 1-2.00 pm Max. Tiling small bathroom floor just need hand passing tiles, and removal of shower screen.

Hal is a champ, shows up on time, never waste the time , highly recommend him. Will call you soon for other work

Some labour on Sat 26th Mar

$285

Leonay NSW 2750, Australia

22nd Mar 2022

Helping screw floors Must be good on a drill. Will work along side you. Impact driver provided. Must have some handyman experience. Might also give me a hand with some gyprock hanging. 8 hours work Location Emu Plains.

Sam is awesome. Great job. Hard worker. Would highly recommend!

Labouring work

$240

Wangaratta VIC, Australia

26th Jun 2022

Our job is actually located in Milawa. At the Brown Brothers winery. Looking for someone to help us with patching holes in a floor before we grind them back and seal them. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 27 June 2022

Laundry door repair (Labour+materials and key pick up)

$200

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Jun 2022

The frame on the left hand side of the laundry door is loosed/ disjointed from the wall. The task is to put it back jointed to the wall. Please note that there are no visible screws outside, but there are screws installed internally. Keys will be picked up from Lets save it convenience store, South Melbourne - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Love your work! Will definitely contact you again!

STRONG LABOURER NEEDED

$260

Kelvin Grove QLD, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Help install steel beams to Jack a house up - Due date: Flexible

Labourer in Haymarket $40 per hour, easy work

$40

Haymarket NSW, Australia

9th Jun 2022

Cutting insulation with hole saw and paining it with sealant and punching it into holes. Must be able to climb a ladder or use scissor lift if you have a licence. Immediate start 1-2 weeks work $40 per hour with abn - Due date: Flexible

Great all round, would recommend

Handy man / labour required

$350

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

3rd May 2022

We need a handy man to assist in installing A Out door awning. That is just one awning to be installed Must be fit Have knowledge with tools. Just drill etc. 8am to 2pm Meet in Flemington Job is in Surrey hills.

punctual, skilled, got the job done, highly recommend. Thanks for the work Peter

Need a labourer to help pull down 2 plaster ceilings

$300

Charlestown NSW, Australia

18th Apr 2022

We need a fit and able person to help us remove 2 internal plasterboard ceilings. ( 1 is in a bathroom, the other is a small kitchen area) - (We will have our supervisor onsite assisting aswell with this task) This will be for an 8:30 AM start. Tomorrow morning. - Safley cutting up small manageable pieces of plasterboard from the ceiling, and placing the rubbish in the back of a ute. - You will not need ladders etc, we have them. - Appropriate work clothes. - FaceMask (Disposable is fine.) - Because of dust etc. - Assis in cleaning up all remaining debris etc. - placing floor protection, and covering up. - General labouring - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Thanks Kabindra much appreciated

Assistant Labourer

$100

Oatley NSW, Australia

9th Mar 2022

I require assistance tomorrow Friday 11th March at Letitia St Oatley Scope of work would be as follows: - Installation of 4 only 20mm bench tops. (see attachment for stone size) - mixing 2 part epoxy when required - assist lifting stone. Double bowl vanity and no cut out bench are to go up 1 level of stairs - passing tools as required - cleaning tools as required - etc. May take up to 1 to 1.5 hours maximum as all basins are pre installed and only laundry tub needs to be siliconed on once bench top is in place. You will be required on site from about 10:30am but this time is a little flexible and can suit you. Future work is available.

Mitchell is a trustworthy airtasker. Communication was simple and he was punctual. I'd definitely recommend him to others