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Carpenters Jobs Available in Sydney

Looking For A Carpenters Job In Sydney?

The Australian construction industry is booming and this has led to a huge growth in the number of workers required to keep up with the demand. This has led to an unprecedented shortage of carpenters in Sydney, and many companies have now begun to look overseas for suitable tradesmen. So if you are carpenter and are considering a job in the Sydney construction industry there has never been a better time to make the move to the city. If you’re from overseas then check out our previous blog – how to convert overseas trade qualifications.

Reasons For Carpenters To Work in Sydney?

There are many reasons why people love working in Sydney and here are just a few;

  1. The weather over the summer months is warm and dry, providing ideal working conditions and the perfect weather to enjoy your time off at the beach or in the outdoors.
  2. There is huge demand for carpenters for hire which means that there is plenty of work available and for the grafters out there it is not uncommon to work a 6 or even 7 days a week for those who want the extra hours.
  3. Alternatively you can choose a more favourable ratio of working hours to free-time with many people working only 40 hours a week.
  4. Working as a carpenter in Sydney will give you the opportunity to experience a true Ozzie lifestyle and enjoy a healthy life-work balance, and still earning more than they did in their previous job before they came here.

Carpentry Jobs in Sydney - Why Work as a carpenter in Sydney

What Carpentry Work Is Available in Sydney?

Carpentry by definition is the skill or art of working with timber in order to construct and maintain buildings, furniture and other objects. The bulk of carpentry work in Sydney is either rough work or finish carpentry. Rough work carpentry relates to all the work that occurs at the beginning of projects and builds such as framing or form working concrete. Finish carpentry is essentially applying the finishing touches to a job such as fixtures and fittings, cabinets windows, floors even external features such as pergolas and deckings – it is essentially any wood worked features that are visible once the project is completed.

In Sydney there are many different types of carpentry jobs available. Here is a list of roles you may expect to find:
Carpenters Jobs in Sydney - Different Carpentry Positions Available

  • Cabinet makers
  • Shop-fitters
  • Joiners
  • Formwork Carpenters
  • Carpenter
  • Trades Assistants (i.e. not fully qualified carpenter but skilled labour in carpentry nonetheless).
  • Each of these roles command different skills and techniques that carpenters use in order to complete the required job, and as such the carpenter applying should have relevant experience in each field.

    How To Get a Carpentry Job?

    You will need to get your white card and PPE organised so that you can enter any construction site in New South Wales. Then many carpentry jobs will require you to have your own tools which may range from basic hand tools such as hammers and chisels, to more expensive power tools such as circular saws and jigsaws. Once you get yourself sorted out with a selection of tools (find out where to get tools in Sydney here) to suit your carpentry position you are now ready to begin work on site. If you have your own personal transport this will help you to travel to and from any of the potential sites you may be working on in the Sydney region.

    Carpentry Jobs In Sydney Available Now!

    If you are a quality carpenter and are seeking employment then Hunter Labour Hire wants to hear from you today! Call the office on 02 89852019 or email jobs@hunterlabourhire.com.au for more information. You can also fill out are Find Work form on our website and we will contact you back soon!

    If you have any questions regarding working as a carpenter in Sydney then feel free to comment below and we will be glad to answer your queries.

  • Keely
    Posted at 16:50h, 08 March Reply

    Hi there I’m looking to complete my certificate 3 in carpentry starting next year, it’s just a general enquiry but how easy is it to find work as a carpenter after you complete this qualification? I fear as I am a woman in the construction industry that it may be harder for me to find work? Any thought or tips for me would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou

    • Sorcha Hunter
      Posted at 08:47h, 09 March Reply

      Hi Keely. Thanks for your enquiry. Are you currently based in Sydney? I understand you want to complete your certificate 3 in carpentry starting next year, Will this be in the UK or in Australia? Carpenters are in huge demand in Sydney at the minute and if this is still the case when you complete your certificate you should have no problem finding work. As with any trade the most important considerations would be the skills of the individual worker. As skilled trades people are always in demand.

      If you are determined and work hard to take on as much skills and experience as possible during the certificate you will have the best chance possible finding work. Once you have completed your certificate we would be glad to consider you for any of our carpentry positions.

      If you have any more questions we will be happy to answer them :)

  • Constantin
    Posted at 20:17h, 05 July Reply

    Hello ! Is there any chance to work as a qualified Construction carpenter from germany with a work and holiday visa?

    • HLH Admin
      Posted at 08:18h, 08 July Reply

      Hi Constantin yes we have lots of carpentry work at the moment can you please email your resume to jobs@hunterlabourhire.com.au and one of the team will be in contact?

  • Sean
    Posted at 13:06h, 23 September Reply


    Do you have 60 hours a week work for a carpenter?



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