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Jackson R

St Kilda VIC


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"Awesome worker, great attitude! Thanks so much for helping us."

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Franklin oge O

Dandenong VIC


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"Great worker"

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James S

Narre Warren South VIC


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"Highly recommend James. He was on time, polite and got his task done. Wish him all the best here on airtasker. Thanks."

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Franklin oge O

Dandenong VIC


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"Great worker"

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Carlos B

Bondi Junction NSW


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"Carlos is a lovely young man who works hard. I would not hesitate to recommend him to future jobs "

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Franklin oge O

Dandenong VIC


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"Great worker"

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Kristian R

Mannering Park NSW


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"Fantastic job thank you Kris"

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"Thanks, Jonathan. Your communication was fabulous, work ethic was great and you were punctual. Many thanks and will definitely book you again."

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"Mark was great A+"

Urgent Need a labourer to help builder


"Great help"

Handyman advice (no labour)


"Rod was prompt and did a quality job."

Renovation labouring help required


"Thanks Alan, you worked hard and did a great job very quickly for me."

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"Was on time and did a great job! "

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Why hire a general labourer through Airtasker?

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

What is a general labourer?

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.

What are some general labour duties?

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.

What are the most common jobs for general labourers?

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.

Do general labourers normally come with qualifications?

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.

Will I need to supply tools for my labourer?

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.

How much does it cost to hire a general labourer?

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.

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 fences, dig 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.

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Roof Labourer - Solar Install


Moorabbin VIC, Australia

15th Oct 2019

- Load/pack van/trailer - Drive van/trailer to job site - Unload/unpack material on job site - Prepare solar panels for installation - Lift materials onto roof - Install mounting system for solar panels on roof - Install solar panels onto mounting system - Clean up rubbish and debris - Return unused material to the warehouse WORKING AT HEIGHTS CERTIFICATE required

General labourer needed on tuesday 15/Oct


Point Cook, Victoria, Australia

14th Oct 2019

Labourer needed on tuesday 15/Oct in Point Cook. Time 8am - 4pm. Job is to help the bobcat operator. Experience needed to run compactor for preparing the base.

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Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia

13th Oct 2019

Very easy job, I'm looking for someone who is available today at Doncaster

Labourer/Rubbish Removal


Roseville NSW, Australia

7th Oct 2019

I need a labourer that can assist in removing glass splashback from kitchen. Shouldn’t take very long and I will be there to assist. Own tools would be great, but do have some tools if necessary. Must be available today.

Fast and reliable! Clear communication! Will definitely use again!

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Dingley Village VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2019

Need a labourer to help with demolition of 2 bathrooms, laundry and toilet. Working with a construction manager to transfer bathroom rubbish to a skip bin. Also assist with deliveries of bathroom fixtures and fittings

Great work, did everything required and will use Franklin again. 👍

Labourer in Chatswood


Sydney NSW, Australia

29th Sep 2019

Pulling up carpet in Chatswood 7hrs work Must be fit and energetic

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

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Joondalup WA, Australia

27th Sep 2019

Need two people to work today from 12-6 at lakeside joondalup. I need 1600 circles cut out of wire. Please bring your own cutters. We will supply the wire. This is for a children’s activity wire is thin and simple to cut.

Thank you much for a quick and grab job!

Breaking down old fence palings - labouring work


Kenmore QLD 4069, Australia

15th Oct 2019

We have 0.5m sections of lapped hardwood fence palings that need breaking down for use in a new fence. Nails need knocking out and railings removed with a hammer. The palings are to be reused so cannot be damaged. Each section takes about 15 mins and given the number of sections we’re estimating it would take about 4 days with one person (?) I can send more details if required. Palings would need to be left stacked where they are

Labouring digging an Aggi Drain trench


Berwick VIC 3806, Australia

14th Oct 2019

I need someone for a day to dig a trench for an Aggi drain Approx 8 hours work for now. We have all the tools required Can be done any day from this Wednesday to Sunday

2 Labourers to move rubber tiles upstairs today


Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

8th Oct 2019

Move rubbers tiles from ground floor to upper floor and stack neatly. Required today.

Was great to deal with. Pushed through a tough job without any complaints! Much appreciated! Will use again for sure!

Labourer clearing concrete and timber


East Killara, New South Wales, Australia

6th Oct 2019

clear concrete and timber around pool remove some timber posts load skip

Reliable and hard working turned up on time

4 hrs labour to help with paint prep


Castle Hill NSW, Australia

4th Oct 2019

We are working on putting and painting our front pergola. We have all materials and need a capable efficient worker to help us for 4 hrs. You are replying to a job for 4 hrs starting ASAP today latest start would be at 2pm.

Excellent service, on time and he was such a hard worker. Thanks Murray for helping us today, we are very appreciative! Highly recommend him!

Labourer to dig a hole


Epping NSW, Australia

28th Sep 2019

I need a labourer to dig a hole 1.6M wide x approx 1.2M deep Square as I have brick steps going in the space. Easy access and the excavated soil can be left on the side. Need done this week. Location is Epping 2121. Must have own tools.

Danny is very dedicated. He rocked up on time and completed the job to my full satisfaction. 5 star service. Will Use him again for sure.

Retaining wall just the labour


Tarneit, Victoria, Australia

15th Oct 2019

I need to build a retaining wall using treated pine sleepers and treated pine post. I will provide the materials and you will have helping hand aswell. This retaining wall is very straight and no bends 15 meters of length

Small paint job lump sum labour- material supplied


Franklin ACT, Australia

14th Oct 2019

Hi I am looking for a painter who could do biz of hair line crack fixing and pain in two living areas Room 1 size about 6x6m ( lounge room ) and room 2 size about 5.5 x 8 m ( living with kitchen )

Metal roofing labour


Eden Park VIC, Australia

13th Oct 2019

Help my contractors with general roofing labour We are installing a new metal roof and are requiring a labourer to help remove existing metal sheets and pass new to roofers Can start today

Labourer required for house strip-out


Hallett Cove SA, Australia

8th Oct 2019

We have a day's work for a labourer on Saturday. Tasks include; removing a laundry cupboard, rip up floor tiles to laundry and slate to family room, remove clothesline etc.

Thanks again Dominic! Awesome job :)

Labourer for this Sunday


Mooball NSW 2483, Australia

5th Oct 2019

Labourer for this Sunday starting at 8am for 7 hours in Mooball NSW. Will be digging holes and moving dirt for stumps under a house. There is a 1 metre clearance under the house. Working along side my husband his brother and a friend.

Brendon is a great worker. Completed digging holes and moving dirt for 7 hours at my house. Highly recommend for any labouring type work.

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Wantirna South VIC, Australia

30th Sep 2019

There’s about 10m soil needed to remove from backyard to the front yard with wheelbarrow. I have all the tools and also I load the wheelbarrow with the machine. Around 2 hours job max. Thanks.

Great guy!

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Bondi Junction NSW, Australia

27th Sep 2019

1 x person to help remove rubber flooring.

Was awesome!!! On time and powered through the work! Thanks mate

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