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House sitting in Melbourne has opportunities for housesitters from CBD to Dandenong ranges, Port Phillip Bay, Geelong, Werribee, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula.

Home owners - To find sitters for your home anywhere in Melbourne, Australia, search through the following listing of registered sitters until you find someone suitable to care for your home, pets and garden while you're away - or you may place a free sitters wanted ad.

House and pet sitters may register as available for sitting jobs, one registration for as many areas as you like in Melbourne, city, suburbs, Bayside or anywhere around Victoria or Australia-wide.

Many owners do prefer to use registered sitters whenever possible which gives you the opportunity to list your preferred areas and dates and why the home owner should select you ahead of any others available for minding their home. House and pet carers are wanted for all areas in and around Melbourne and all Victoria, Australia.

Just a quick Email to let you know we have enough house-sits for this year and we are now not available again until January next.
Thanks once again for your web site.
with regards, Jim and Frances.
Tasmania, Melbourne, Canberra

Housesitting Melbourne

  • Melbourne House sitters - available for sitting (Blue sections below)
    This is carers registered as available for house and pet sitting
    - Available House sitters Melbourne or scroll down
    - Available for All Victoria - separate page

    Owners looking for a house or pet sitter will usually find someone suitable from these lists of registered home minders.
  • Melbourne Sitters Wanted (Green section on All Vic page)
    - House sitters wanted
    This is Owners advertising they need someone to look after their home.
    Anyone looking for vacant house and pet sitting jobs may apply. (Most do prefer to pre-select from the list of registered carers).

  • Owners - To place a FREE sitters wanted ad
    Sitters needed

  • Carers- To register as available for house and pet sitting Melbourne,
    or anywhere Victoria Australia

    Register for housesitting

    One registration for ALL areas for 12 months.
  • Registering as available lets the owners know who is actually available and gives the sitter the opportunity to write a little about themselves and why the owners should select them. Please do include any relevant experience you may have in caring for your own or someone else's home and pets. Many owners prefer to use registered sitters to look after their home while they're away but all owners will need to feel comfortable with handing over the keys to their home to a complete stranger.

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Please keep us up to date with your availability so we can keep the directory as up to date as possible - a short email will do and, in return, we'll keep you near the top of each section.

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Melbourne House sitting

Enjoy a Housesitting break in Victoria's capital city and explore what there is on offer.
Take your time touring throughout the great city of Melbourne also dubbed the “cultural capital of Australia” to experience it’s arts, commerce, entertainment, sport and tourism for which Melbourne is known. The city Tram service is extremely efficient and allows a "hop on - hop off" tour of all areas with ease.

Botanical gardens including Captain Cooks cottage
Melbourne, the capital of the garden state, is very cosmopolitan . . . and 'sports mad'. The home of 'Aussie Rules' football and the Melbourne Cup. Culture and Sports meld happily for a unique home minding holiday experience.

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Sitters Available - Melbourne
-2002- Names . . John & Sue Butler -2001- Names . . Edward Turner
Dates available: Now to July 2016
Preferred area:
Consultant (semi-retired) and Receptionist (part-time)
64, 64
  • We are a semi-retired couple, very active and lots of experience with pets.
    We are considering a variety of options for our future years, and would like to experience Housesitting - initially in the broader Melbourne area. We are available over the next 6 months to July 2016.
    With lots of management and customer experience in our backgrounds, we are in a good position to apply those skills to ensure a successful housesit.

E-mail: Click here
0419 367 692

Dates available: 14/01/16 - 14/07/17
Preferred area:
30km Melbourne
  • Experienced Housesitter.
    Particularly excellent with Dogs, cheerful for gardens and cats.
    I am friendly, calm, responsible and reliable. I actively cultivate the caring aspect in my life.
    51 years old and a quietly secure man in very long term, secure work with a charity. I am a Victorian. I do not drink or smoke.
    Police check is o.k. Happy to provide references.
    Longer term housesitting particularly welcome.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0467 533 783

-2000- Names . . Michael Green -1999- Names . . Brenda Veres & Julius Szasz
Dates available: 01/12/2015 to May/June 2016
Preferred area:
30km Melbourne
Chartered Accountant - Experienced sitter
  • Hi, I have prior experience house sitting, frequently looking after friend's house and friendly weimraner dog for up to 3 weeks at a time.
    I will take good care of your house and attend to any tasks you need done such as walking the dog, watering plants etc.
    I am flexible in the length of time I look after your house as I'm available until my house is finished...hopefully by June at the latest.
    I work full time in South Melbourne as an accountant, so I am also flexible.

E-mail: Click here
0400 559 805

Dates available: from 16th Jan 2016 onwards
Preferred area:
Melbourne for a week or so mid Feb plus Mornington Peninsula area - Mt Eliza, Dandenong, Frankston, Mornington (all Vic) - esp early-late April
Retired - Very Experienced sitters
57 & 69
  • Experienced sitters - available again from 16th Jan 2016
    We are both retired (27 yrs Vic Roads Wodonga and 32 yrs Dept of Defence Bandiana), have our own home in Wodonga but love to travel.
    We have now completed 40+ house sits since 2002 and can supply numerous references from very satisfied homeowners.
    We are a non-smoking couple who enjoy the simple things in life such as reading, photography, walking, sightseeing, crosswords and jigsaws.
    As we are both house proud you can be assured your property, its contents and surrounds would be well cared for.  We know choosing strangers to housesit may be a bit daunting but perhaps you could view our long term employment record as showing us to be conscientious, reliable and trustworthy.

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0458 304 383

-1998- Names . . Carole Daymond  
Dates available: 2015 - 2017
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: personal assistant/consultant
  • ..Love Australia of our environment in our country is involving each one of us.. being patriotic and assisting our likeminded people with caring for their own properties.. is supported by people with caring natures.. even myself can be of great help .. if only for 12 or 24 hours.. even lengthy times to include weeks into years..

E-mail: Click here
0488 504 016

-1996- Names . . Margaret McPherson -1995- Names . .  Si & Sue Whaley
Dates available: Long term
Preferred area: Melbourne - prefer South Melb but open to all areas
Occupation: Semi retired
  • My name is Margaret, I am 68 years of age. I am semi-retired and feeling a bit bored. I absolutely love working, and enjoy creative work, my main hobby at the moment is gardening which gives me so much pleasure & joy and fantastic therapy seeing plants progress from small to larger plants with care and nurturing them with what they need.
    Animals, they are the best, help to keep you fit, great companions, give you heaps of unconditional love and almost talk to you when they know you care and love them.
    Home Duties. I believe are part of life that can be enjoyed very much, I like to clean things and step back and admire what I have done, if I am not happy, fix the problem to achieve what is needed. I am I feel a fastidious person in the home, also with anything that I own. My car I really take pride in that too. Regularly wax and wash my car too, also because it is new, just bought my car 2012 Mazda 3 (colour Sky Blue).
    I feel I would fit into house sitting work very well. I am honest, trustworthy, reliable and take lots of pride in my work.
    I am also a keen sewer, make a dress, make children's gear, fix anything that needs to be mended or altered.
    I hope you would consider me for a permanent position for your home.

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0405 564 226

Dates available: 11/1/16 - 28/2/16
Preferred area: All areas of Australia
Both recently retired
55, 58
  • We are a British couple with family in Australia, & have both recently retired from jobs in the London area, and with our grown-up sons having just left home we are looking for bit of adventure. We have done a lot of voluntary work over the last few years, e.g. book-keeping for charities, work in local country parks (hedge trimming, path clearance etc), community hospital bus driving, assisting adults with improving their Maths.
    As home owners ourselves, we are used to looking after homes well, as we are both practical with household chores & repairs.
    We are keen gardeners, so when you get back from your holiday, your garden would look as good as it did when you left. We have had many pets in the past, but none at present, but often dog-sit for my brother & a neighbour. We are both keen walkers so dog walking would be a pleasure not a chore.
    We are both non-smokers with clean driving licences.
    We have both been policed-checked given our work with vulnerable adults & children.
    We are available for a chat by Skype or phone at any time.

E-mail: Click here
0044 7917 020687

  -1993- Names . . Charis Jane King
  Dates available: immediately
Preferred area: Melbourne or Adelaide. Public transport routes preferred
Occupation: Retiree
  • I am a 65 yr old new pensioner just returned from overseas needing to rebuild a financial base and resettle into Victoria or SA.
    Very happy to carry out urban work such as gardening, pet care, cleaning, light maintenance, not a farmhand sort. Academic qualifications and work experience in art and history, more recently teaching English in Asia and NZ to refugees.
    Requiring house sitting from 3 September 2015 or earlier.

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0403 144 249

-1992- Names . . Nick Di Pasquale -1991- Names . . Kerry Bryan
Dates available: 1 Sept 2015 - 1 Sept 2016
Preferred area: 20km Melbourne
Occupation: Self employed Cabinet maker
  • Have lived in the northern suburbs all my 46 years and wish to see where I might like to settle down, having recently separated, perhaps closer to the bay.
    I am quite house proud having built the family home..
    Enjoy gardening, cooking, bike riding as well as swimming.
    Non smoker.
    Have had pets previously however not at the moment.
    Looking forward to making a difference to your lives.

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0417 897 221

Dates available: 24/08/15 ongoing (But Not Sept Vic school holidays 18/9 - 5/10)
Preferred area: Melbourne - Mernda
Occupation: Registered Nurse
  • I am a sole parent, single, RN with a 16 year old son at Xavier College Boarding School, Kew.
    I am responsible and trustworthy and have been a RN for 33 years.
    I have my own home in Albury which I built 10 years ago, which I lease and I'm very familiar with the running and care that a home requires.
    People can be 100% assured that I would take excellent care of their home while they are away.

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0414 809 726

-1990- Names . . Ian Wells -1989- Names . . Ginger
Dates available: Now - Anytime
Preferred area: Melbourne and Hernes Oak
Occupation: Semi retired
  • I am a 60 yo single male (recently separated) quiet living non drinker.
    Having spent many years in a horticultural environment I will not only keep your house neat and tidy but tend your gardens as well.

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0417 361 539

Dates available: End of October 2015 on
Preferred area: Melbourne, Nth NSW, Sth Qld, Cairns, Broome, Perth, Adelaide
Occupation: Self employed
  • Experienced sitter, reliable, flexible, mature woman, non-smoker /non-drinker, enjoying living a healthy, conscientious, clean, quiet but active lifestyle.
    I provide a caring environment for your pets, ensuring they are happy and healthy, and enjoy seeing me every morning.
    Green thumb and proud owner of a house with pool and garden myself, I do appreciate the need to respect and take good care of other people home, gardens and belongings, and you can be assured your property will be respected as my own, well looked after, lawn care and minor garden maintenance included.
    I will happily communicate with you prior to our appointment to make sure I am aware of your needs, and ensure you feel completely comfortable and relax with me looking after your pets and property.
    References available from satisfied house owners.

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0467 088 644

-1988- Names . . Barb Young  
Dates available: 23rd July to whenever
(away for a week in August and a week in October)

Preferred area: Melbourne, All Victoria
Occupation: Retired
  • Hi, I am a 65 year old single female and retired. I am renting a property at the moment and have been wanting to travel around. I am interested in house sitting just about anywhere but would prefer Melbourne during footy season.
    I love both cats and dogs and like nothing better than to curl up with a good book with a furry friend for company. My current living arrangements does not allow pets so if I can get my fix through housesitting then its a win win. The only "animal" I cannot mind is anything with feathers as I have a bird phobia.
    I have not done any house sitting via an agency but have house sat for friends. I once had to assist a little poodle having pups while owner was away. What a beautiful experience.
    I am a non smoker, do not drink, though glass of beer or wine during hot weather is not out of the question. I am clean and tidy and trustworthy. I worked in legal most of my working life so know the importance of confidentiality and privacy.
    I have absolutely no qualms about a dog or cat sleeping on a bed with me (find it very comforting).
    I am available for short sits (say up to 3 weeks) but would not be adverse to looking at longer terms.
    I hope to hear from you with the possibility of sitting for you and your furry friends in the future.

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0427 545 719

-1985- Names . . John Cunningham -1983- Names . . Cameron Naylor
Dates available: mid November 2015 till end of April 2016
Preferred area: Melbourne
Occupation: Retired
  • Experienced sitter.
    Hi. My name is John, I am 66 years young ( 67 in August ) and retired, being a Virgo I'm very neat and tidy, also a cat lover and I do like dogs as well. I'm a non-smoker, non drug user but enjoy a glass of wine with a meal. I am an avid photographer which I pursue as much as possible.
    Currently minding a house and a beautiful rag doll cat in Hervey bay Qld.
    I have house sat many times for friends in Melbourne who have needed cats or dogs or both looked after (as well as birds and tropical fish). Can provide references.
    I will be back in Melbourne mid November 2015 until end of April 2016 so if you are looking for a reliable sitter between those dates please feel free to contact me.
    Your house and pets will be treated with the utmost respect and love.
    Regards John.

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0405 950 272

Dates available: how ever long
Preferred area: Melbourne
Occupation: Ex General Manager
  • I am looking for work in Melbourne having been recently separated and moved from Geelong. I am not in a hurry for work and may work from your home on some small projects. I am a professional, Australian who loves animals, who does not smoke and am a social drinker, only with friends and at weekends.
    I have used a sitter for our home when we travelled overseas and know well the challenges and responsibilities.
    I like the garden and I am very focussed on regular cleaning.
    I am happy to provide references, photos and a CV.
    Ciao for now

E-mail: Click here
+61 417 388 800

-1982- Names . . Paul & Althea -1977- Names . . Lisa
Dates available: from 15th June 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Melbourne
Occupation: Factory Manager & Receptionist
55, 53
  • Hi, We are a happily married couple that have 4 adult children all living interstate, we are both employed full time.
    We would be delighted to house sit for you and take care of any pets you have. We will collect your mail (redirect if necessary) maintain your lawns and garden, whilst ensuring your home is kept clean and tidy for your return.
    We would be happy to met with you whenever is most convenient and will supply references.

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0417 888 299

Dates available: Ongoing
Preferred area:
All areas
Mum / Professional House Sitter
  • Hi there! My name is Lisa. I am 28 years old and live in Pakenham with my parents, daughter and son (2 years old and 9 months old), cat, five chickens, lorikeet, reptiles and tropical fish.
    I have a current police check and I am happy to care for pets of any animal species, from companion pets to farm animals, as well as to sit for owners of pet free homes. I am drug free, non-smoking, clean, responsible, caring and respectful. You won't have to provide a thing for my children as I have port-a-cots for them, as well as portable high chairs, safety gates etc.
    My kids are both very used to animals and are not afraid. They are also very easy to 'house proof' your house for as I have a playpen and safety gates for them to keep them away from dangerous / off limits areas in your home/ property. I also want to make you aware that I am quite knowledgeable about farm animals and know they can be unpredictable, so will not be taking my children outside with me to feed and water them, so you need not be worried about my kids on your farm :D
    I have a Certificate IV in Animal Husbandry (Domestic Animals) with training including dogs and cats, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs, rodents, fish and reptiles. I also intend to begin working for Wildlife Australia fostering and rehabilitating injured or abandoned wildlife when my children begin school.
    I have lots of experience with all kinds of animals, having owned and worked with a large number of different species over the years, including parrots, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, fish, reptiles and horses. Due to my course, I am also quite knowledgeable about health and well being and have been trained in basic animal first aid.
    I have recently begun house sitting full time and am hoping to continue to do so as it allows me to get out of my mother's hair, and spend some time alone with the kids. I am more than happy to come and meet you and your pets and can provide references on request.
    I look forward to meeting you and your pet/s!!

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0423 072 343

-1973- Names . . Joy & John Stallard  
Dates available: March 2015 onwards
Preferred area: All Tas, Vic, SA, WA
Occupation: Retired nurse/ self employed. Community workers.
72, 75.
  • Experienced sitters
    We are John and Joy. After many years of working in our local community, we both knew it was time to " travel off" for a while.
    We have a camper van and a beloved daughter who has now relocated to Melbourne. And to be married in Oct.
    We are in Toowoomba on a sit until Feb. 28th.
    Looking forward to being in or around Melbourne.
    I retired from nursing aged 70. Mr Hockey would be pleased with me.
    Our community work has involved starting a soup kitchen and running a house for the homeless.
    So, Don't leave home without us.
    Ps. Cared for all animals from horses to crazy crabs. Cheers.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0427662113  -  0468316021

-1971- Names . . Karral Miller & Neil Stabb -1970- Names . . Bill Murray
Dates available: From April 27th 2015
Preferred area: All Qld, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory. Plus  France, Canada, Spain, UK, Italy.
Occupation: Retired teachers - Experienced sitters
62, 66.
  • Experienced sitters - References available.
    We are a married couple of fit, active, non-smoking, recently retired teachers. We enjoy travelling and believe that the only authentic way to experience a place is to stay for an extended period as a local. We are honest, trustworthy and can provide impeccable references.
    We have a small farm and so are familiar with caring for animals and pets.
    Neil is a furniture maker and has many practical skills useful in maintaining a home. Karral is a passionate gardener and very capable of looking after your garden and plants.
    We took part in a very successful house swap with a couple in the UK in 1996 and have house sat several times in different parts of Australia, always with positive results and pleased owners. We have also used house sitters for our own property when we have been travelling so we are well aware of what is required in caring for houses and pets.

E-mail: Click here
02 6071 8621

Dates available: All dates (booked 6th March to 9th April)
Preferred area:
All areas
Occupation: Retired RAAF officer, full time volunteer
Ages 60's
  • I am an experienced house sitter who is extremely conscious of the need not to let down home owners. My greatest disappointment is having to refuse owners who have had arrangements in place only to have a sitter cancel at the last minute. If I commit to you then you can plan your absence in absolute peace.
    I have an impeccable character being a Justice of the Peace, a retired RAAF officer and a member of The Salvation Army. I own three homes in Atlanta Georgia which I have rented out so am totally empathetic to the need of home owners.
    I have a gorgeous Fox Terrier who owns our home with my wife and I. My wife has a job here in Canberra so does not accompany me on Full Time assignments; however, she will join me during my assignment.
    I would prefer the availability of a vehicle although in major cities I prefer the use of public transport.
    I am in great demand...obviously I must be doing something correct. Therefore, its advisable to get in quickly. Overseas assignments are considered.

E-mail: Click here
02 6294 8225

  -1966- Names . . Kevin & Sylvia Woodcock
  Dates available: 23rd March 2015 - indefinitely
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: Retired property carer, retired Medical secretary
Ages 66, 68.
  • Experienced sitters.
    Kevin and I have recently retired from full time work, we are young at heart, fit, non smokers, own our own home in Canberra and have already looked after 2 very large homes in Sydney and Burradoo NSW Under Auzzie house sitters and have been given good reviews.
    I worked for an eye surgeon in Canberra for 7 years, and Kevin looked after large complex gardens, maintenance etc.
    We love people and animals, we enjoy seeing new places, and will look after your home and pets as if they were our own.
    Have references and police check if required.

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Phone: 02 6294 7893 or 0420 671 275


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