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Legendary bloke!! Highly recommend Greg, very knowledgeable in building practices.

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Keen energetic and will do well with his work ethic. Excellent worker and nice guy Thanks Carlos

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Nice to deal with . Ben good worker and attitude and will use again.

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Like T was an awesome help. Completed the task to a high standard. On time. Helpful. Highly recommend. My only complaint is that he has shaved his beard off 🤣

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Very good work, Franklin. Will use you again when I am next in town

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Need labourer to help for approx 5 hours


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Need a helping hand to get the job done - big or small? Whether you need some extra help onsite or around the home, a general labourer will show up and lend a hand (with a smile on their face). General labourers can help with moving dirt, bricks, and other materials. Or they can work on a project under your guidance, including gardening, cleaning, digging, maintenance, and much more. Whatever the task, they’ll help you get it done sooner so you can put the tools down and relax.

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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.

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BBQ Repair

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Bistro Blind Installation

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Blueboard Installation

Bunnings Shed Installation

Cafe Blinds Installation

Cat Door Installation

Ceiling Fan Repair

Cement Sheeting Installation

Chicken Coops

Chicken Runs

Clothesline Installation

Coffee Table Repair

Cornice Repair

Cot Repair

Curtain Rod Installation

Custom Mailboxes

Dining Chair Repair

Dog House Builder

Door Frame Installation

Door Installation

Door Knob Installation

Drone Recovery

Fireplace Installation

Fitness Equipment Installation

Flyscreen Installation

Garden Shed Installation & Repair

General Maintenance

Gyprock Installation

Hills Hoist Removal

Home Gym Repair

Home Maintenance

IKEA Benchtop Installation

Internal Door Installation

Jack of all Trades

Kaboodle Kitchen Installation

Kitchen Cupboard Repair

Kitchen Drawer Repair

Kitchen Sink Installation

Lattice Installation

Laundry Tub Installation

Lounge Repair

MDF Installation

Mirror Repair

Office Chair Repair

Outdoor Blinds Installation

Patio Sliding Door Repair

Pet Door Installation

Privacy Screens

Recliner Repair

Roman Blinds Installation

Screen Door Hinge Repairs

Shower Screen Installation

Sign Hanging

Sink Installation

Sliding Door Repair

Sofa Bed Repairs


Table Lamp Repair

Table Tennis Table Repair

Trampoline Repair Service

Vanity Mirror Installation

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Villaboard Installation

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Weatherboard Repair

Window Frame Repair

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Roller Shutter Blinds Repair & Installation

Sewing Machine Repair

Ring Doorbell Installation

Clock Repair

Tool Repair

Render Repair

Tent Repair

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Letterbox Replacement

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Pool Table Refelting

Pressure Washer Repair

MDF Cutting

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Ceiling Fan Installation

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Curtains & Blinds Fitter

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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

Looking for landscape labourers to help install playgrounds/shade sail


Sydney NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2023

We install playground all over Sydney and NSW and we are looking for people to help with this. we are offering part time work that my turn it full time work. we do turn key works that start for ground prep, concreting,sanstone block work, install flat pack playgounds etc - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 25 September 2023

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Leichhardt NSW, Australia

21st Sep 2023

1- install ikea coat rak 2- install drill soap dish into bathroom tiles 3- carry heavy loads of landscaping material (1ton of white pebbles)to car oark some Stairs 4- internal cleaning one bedroom studio dust mopping i supply all itewm - Due date: today morning friday 22n sept

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Mosman NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Need help to remove old fence and install. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 25 September 2023

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Wentworthville NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Help with a pergola installation - Due date: Flexible

Labourer needed today


Ferntree Gully VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

help installing carpet and general labouring - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 18 September 2023

Labourer for a day


Greenvale VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Need a Labourer to help me remove some ceiling panels - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Labourer to pull down a wall section on a barn


Greendale VIC 3341, Australia

14th Sep 2023

Require someone with can do attitude to remove some ply board and frame off a barn wall and stack it in a pile to be burnt. Will need hammer, sledge hammer, circ saw or chain saw. See photos for a rough idea off the job at hand. May lead to ongoing farm hand job for an enthusiastic and reliable person - Due date: Flexible

Labouring. Carry materials from 2nd floor to ground


Richmond VIC, Australia

14th Sep 2023

Carry doors and materials from second floor to ground down 2 flights of stairs. The 3 sliding doors are heavy and will require 2 people to carry them. This is a 2 person job. Also, carry 5 hollow panel doors , jambs and some skirting from ground to second level. The job should not take more than an hour. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 September 2023

Joan is an International student studying English. Obviously his English is in the development stage but we managed as his helper understood a little bit more. You can always use google translate if having difficulty but I didn’t need to. Joan (pronounced Johann) is a polite, considerate and hard working young man. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for labouring type tasks.

Labourer to help hold plaster sheets for two hours


Belmont VIC, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Need someone to help hang plaster ceiling , 3m sheets for two hours. I have all tools and ladders . - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Easy to communicate with , friendly guy and worked hard

Trade Assistant / Labourer


South Perth WA, Australia

8th Sep 2023

I’m installing some cabinetry next Tuesday and need a hand to carry the cabinets from garage to room and hand me tools ect. There’s 1 robe and laundry. About 4 cabinets and a laundry top. Will take us anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. Price P.H. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Patrick was a hard worker and didn’t complain. Would definitely get again.

Handyman labourer


Double Bay NSW, Australia

8th Sep 2023

Need help today to put together some ikea furniture and hang some pictures etc Moving into unit today - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 8 September 2023

Fantastic service! So happy with everything he did for me. Will definitely use again !

Labourer to help hang plaster ceiling on one room


Roxburgh Park VIC, Australia

6th Sep 2023

Hi I need a labourer for to help plaster ceiling in lounge for 4 hours . General labouring/sweeping up and able to follow instructions well. All tools supplied by me . - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 7 September 2023

Shawn was on time friendly and followed instructions well.

Labourer Needed Today $50 per hour


Bentleigh VIC, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

Need assistance with installing two bathroom vanity’s, help tiling and hanging few sheets of gyprock 5 Hours Work or $50 per Hour Depending how many hours you’d like to work - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 September 2023

Good worker knew what he was doing would request hiring him

Labourer to help for 3-4


Taren Point NSW, Australia

20th Aug 2023

Need a labourer to move decking boards from front of house to the back and remove nails from decking boards and move to front of house - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 21 August 2023

Absolute legend. Worked hard, great communication and excellent worker

Electrical trades assistant or labourer


Greystanes NSW, Australia

11th Aug 2023

Help do a cable run and move som material around 4 hours - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 11 August 2023

Well above standard great help

Labourer demolition of plaster ceiling


Pelican Waters QLD, Australia

6th Aug 2023

Looking for a labourer to help pull down 156m2 of plasterboard ceiling $50 per hour cash 8am - 3pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 7 August 2023

Best in the business

Labourer to help with fence


Kingscliff NSW, Australia

6th Aug 2023

Need a labourer for a couple hours to carry fence posts and palings from trailer to work area. Possibly stay a bit longer if needed and adjust task price as required. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 7 August 2023

Roy worked hard all day and was a great help. Highly recommended

Labourer to help install plaster board and misc jobs


Greensborough VIC, Australia

28th Jul 2023

I need to install some plaster sheets. I have all the tools and lifting gear. Some other labour jobs like moving stuff tools etc from one room to another, a bunnings run or two, help frame up under stairwell to plaster board it. Nothing too technical. I'm just looking for another set of hands to help a diy person like myself, not looking for professional trades to do the full job for me. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 July 2023

Very polite, prompt, knowledgeable and professional. Will be working together again.



Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia

16th Jul 2023

Need batts installed in ceiling 3 hr job - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Great work highly recommended

Labourer for 3-4 hours


Albanvale VIC, Australia

13th Jul 2023

Need someone to come and do some general labouring , removing cornice with multi tool from standard small single story house , all tools and ladder supplied. Please don’t comment if you intend not to show up. Offering $50 an hour - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 13 July 2023

Did a great job, nice guy