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Recent General Labour reviews in Melbourne

Great service, attitude and very knowledgeable On time, highly recommend. Top job 👍🏼

Labourer to assist carpenter


Joel is easy going, hard working and knows a thing or 2 about building. I'd happily have him back for my next big project.

General labour


Great worker, highly recommend

Labourer for site work


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

Need labour for Friday blinds install


Perfect worker, showed up early for athe job and got on with anything that needed doing without being asked, highly recommend, thanks.

Labourer needed


Great guy hard working

Labourer required ASAP


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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 Melbourne

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.

Looking for a roofing labourer


Melbourne VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2023

Looking for a roofing labourer who can replace gutter replace facia boards repoint ect… - Due date: Flexible

Labourer - residential house demolition


Kensington VIC, Australia

11th Aug 2023

I am renovating my house in Kensington and require an extra set of hands (or two) to get as much done as possible across the following tasks: 1. Remove plaster 2. Remove nails from timber studs 3. Remove tiles (I have a jackhammer) Happy for you to provide as much time as possible across the following times: - Saturday 12 August: 9am to 4pm - Sunday 13 August: 9am to 5pm Will pay on an hourly rate. Honest and hardworkers will be rewarded. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 12 August 2023

Robert was a brilliant worker and excellent communicator. Will definitely use again! Top rating.

Installing signage labour + Occasional electrical connections.


Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Jul 2023

Hey , Looking for someone who’s interested in installing signage for us Involves labour + Occasional electrical connections. Constant work Located Melbourne CBD Need someone asap - Due date: Before Monday, 31 July 2023

Labourer required


Richmond VIC, Australia

9th Jul 2023

Labour required to help tradesman install storm water grate. no tools required. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Andrews work attitude is head down arse up.

Labourer to help install timber windows


South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

31st May 2023

I need someone physically capable of lifting and moving double glazed timber windows. Installing 8. Not looking for a chippy. No skills required. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 1 June 2023

Will was fantastic. He arrived on time, he was very practical in his approach. He worked really hard and was not clock watching. In addition he was a top bloke.

Additional labourers to help mat installer - 10pm start


Brunswick VIC, Australia

25th May 2023

We are replacing 6 entrance mats at a shopping centre in Brunswick, and need some additional assistance to carry/move, assist with removal of old mats and installing new mats (aluminium click together track system with carpet inlays). Ideally 2-3 people in addition to our subcontractor. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 May 2023

Labourer URGENT


North Melbourne VIC, Australia

4th May 2023

Urgently need someone to manually roll up two factory roller doors! Should take no longer than 30 minutes. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 4 May 2023

Matt did a great job!

Handyman/ labourer needed


Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Apr 2023

I need a person from 8am-4pm to help me remove and silicon stick plastic panels around a sports stadium. All work is on the ground and panels are approximately 700mmx500mm. I will supply all tools and materials just need a labourer. large stadium so there will be walking that needs to be done. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 25 April 2023

Great worker. Highly recommend.

Labourer wanted


Essendon VIC, Australia

19th Mar 2023

Need a labour to help install some long Timbers onto a wall. Easy job. Mainly holding Timbers in place so we can fix. This will be for 4 hours. 6pm - 10pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Labourer or carpenter to assist with reno


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

3rd Feb 2023

Help install roofs frame for 4hrs in Port Melbourne.

Assist curtain installer (labour only)


Prahran VIC, Australia

21st Dec 2022

Hi there, We're a curtains retailer. Our installer needs to hang a heavy curtain at a project in Prahran. The track has already been installed, I require someone to assist in holding the curtain weight while he clips in the curtain. I anticipate it won't take any longer than 45 minutes - I'm willing to pay $70 per hour for 2 x hours. It will require the applicant to bring their own ladder. Reach out if you have any questions. - Due date: Before Friday, 23 December 2022

Attention Chippy, Concreter, labourer or handyman


South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

6th Dec 2022

Need Tradesperson that has the appropriate tools to cut these metal L-bar lentils flushed with the rendered wall. *my scope is client wanting pergola removed from the wall. Will confirm on Tuesday moving forward. I will be there to oversee but mainly removing the timber part and cutting up for disposal.

Labour to Insert bolts (x8) into concrete carpark


South Melbourne VIC, Australia

27th Oct 2022

Easier quick job Install 2 x parking bollards. So drill - 4 x dyna bolts (so x8 in total) to be fixed into concrete car park for each bollard (x2 - 2 Carparks) Photos attached Whoever can do asap can have job , will fit in with your schedule between bigger jobs ASAP this week or next week. Anytime BH or AH. Easy access / parking next to job Kind regards - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 2 November 2022

legend, friendly, great comms, professional and skilled. A++ thanks Peter! highly recommended

Powder Room Reno - Labour only ( tiling/paint/vanity/pan install)


Elwood VIC, Australia

23rd Sep 2022

We would like some help with a powder room renovation. The design and selections are done. We are just trying to find someone to help with the following: / demolish and remove existing wc, vanity and floor tiles / install new vanity / install new wc / install new taps, led mirror / re-tile walls and floor / install toilet paper ring/towel hook etc - Due date: Flexible

Tile labourer


Richmond VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2022

Help with set up and pack up Pass tiles Cut tiles Ongoing work if efficient

Great work

Labourer tiler


Richmond VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2022

Helping a qualified tiler to lay and pass tiles Set up and pack up tools Pass tools and clean throughout the day - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 30 August 2022

 handyman labourer


Melbourne VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2022

Need a flexible handyman labourer to work with other trades for a variety of home in business related tasks - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Ryan is a great guy Very eager to please brilliant Labourer

Painter/handyman/labourer required for apartment fitouts


Southbank VIC, Australia

2nd Aug 2022

Hi. We are doing apartment fit-outs with furniture in southbank and require labourers to help out with this. Initially for 3 hours work doing some painting and generally basic fitting so need to know how to use a roller, cut in and hold an impact driver and if good can work out extra hours as there is a bit of work on No two days are alike. Some days it’s putting furniture together and some days it’s painting and general maintenance. Please text only with your availability and experience. Any extra hours beyond the 3 will be at 30/h - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Bryner was great. Punctual and great communication and helped out great on site. Thank you

Site labourer


Kensington VIC, Australia

1st Aug 2022

Replace and level bluestones after a plumbing excavation to place a small 1250x1250mm aluminium shed back in its position and then put the small quantity of items back inside. - Due date: Before Friday, 5 August 2022