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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 in Capital Region

Labouring on a tiny house


Bungonia NSW, Australia

8th Nov 2020

3 days mixed labouring. Painting, plumbing, digging, carpentry.

Pay Negotiable - Experienced Labourer or Team


Bodalla NSW, Australia

31st Oct 2019

Require assistance installing standard, exterior colorbond cladding to side of a tiny home - 3.6 x 12 m, including assistance in lifting two glass sliding doors into place. Work with a self-build team of two or I am open for a small team/professional business to complete the job - reasonable offers considered/accepted. All materials on site. All framing, sisalation and roofing complete.

Labourer for 1 full day.


Long Beach NSW 2536, Australia

21st Feb 2019

I need a labourer to help dig and clean out foundations of new house after rain and silt have partly filled them. Own shovel, post hole digger would be helpful.

General labourer in cooma 4 days work


Cooma NSW, Australia

13th Mar 2020

looking for a general labourer to assist with lighting installation in Cooma from 31 March - 3 april you will be opening boxes and unwrapping/opening lights, moving old lights out of the way stacking them neatly etc.

Experience Building Labourer


Bodalla NSW, Australia

19th Sep 2019

Looking for experience individual to assist a 2 person team to install exterior colorbond cladding to a steel framed tiny-home ( 12m L x 3.6m W) with skillion roof (2.4m x 2.7m H). Estimated 2 full days work. Experience with colorbond/metal cladding installation essential. Pay and time-frame negotiable.

Garden Labourer-manual digging for levelling


Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

10th Mar 2017

Three hours of physically demanding garden landscaping and clearing work -Use shovel, mattock and wheelbarrow to dig out a 4 square metre sloping area and dump soil on lower part of yard using wheelbarrow. -Shovel, mattock and wheelbarrow provided.

Concrete Labourers


Yass NSW, Australia

9th Jan 2021

7 x 3.5 slab, need labourers proficient in preparing and finishing the slab. Prices needed

4 hours labouring


Batemans Bay NSW, Australia

4th Mar 2020

Assist with strip carpet and lay carpet tiles, excavate soil

Labourer- help with gyprocking


Young NSW 2594, Australia

24th May 2019

Need basic help sheeting newly renovated rooms. Approximately 4 rooms (4m x 3m).