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House Sitters Melbourne

Home owners - To find house and pet carers for minding your home anywhere in Melbourne, Australia, scroll through the following directory of available sitters until you find someone suitable to care for your home, pets and garden while you're away..

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 sitters 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
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House sitting Melbourne

  • Melbourne House sitters - available for sitting (Blue sections below)
    This is sitters registered as available for housesitting
    - 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 House 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 select from the list of registered sitters).

     
  • Owners - To place a FREE sitters wanted ad
    Sitters wanted for house and pet sitting

     
  • Sitters - To register as available for house sitting Melbourne,
    or anywhere Victoria Australia

    Register for house sitting

    One registration for ALL areas for 12 months.
     
  • Registering as available lets the owners know who is actually available and gives the sitters 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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The Yarra river and boardwalk provides a nice break whilst house sitting in Melbourne

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.

Over the past 4 years we have house-sat cats and fish in Brisbane and Melbourne... Renewing for a new season...,
John & Janet, Australia.

Visit Puffing Billy while house sitting in the outer east of Melbourne

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House sitters available for house sitting Melbourne

Sitters Available - Melbourne
  -1907- Names . . Janis & Adrian
  Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All Australia
Occupation:
Retired Business Executives - Experienced sitters
Ages
61
  • Professional, Excellent House Sitter, will leave your home, pets & gardens in perfect condition.
    Hi, my name is Janis. My partner Adrian and I are non-smokers with professional backgrounds. We are reliable, responsible people who respect other peoples property & belongings. We are both animal lovers and proud housekeepers and as we have been housesitting for 9 years, we have excellent references and home owners that will be delighted to give a verbal reference should you require one urgently.
    Our children are all independent living in Qld NSW & Vic. which enables us to move around enjoying house minding for short and long term situations. In some cases we have house-sat for the same home owners on more than one occasion. We look forward to looking after your home & pets while you are away and assure you, that you will find everything in perfect order on your return.
    Thank you for considering us as your Sitters and we can be contacted below

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0439 759977

-1906- Names . . Susan Miller -1905- Names . . Helen Robson
Dates available: July 2014 onwards
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: Retired
Ages
58
  • I have a love for patchwork, needle craft & spinning. Have been on my on now for the last 14 mths.
    Love gardens & pets.
    Have had a yearning to see new parts of Australia which I was unable to do, due to my husband being sick for the last 30 yrs & thought this would be my way of doing it & helping others. :)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0405 645 688

Dates available: 1st June 2014 onward - Long or short term
Preferred area: Victoria or Southern New South Wales
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter.
Ages
60
  • Hi, my name is Helen. I am retired Registered Nurse with a agriculture and farming background. I have a calm, thorough personality. A non smoker and Non drinker. Meticulously clean and tidy in the home. My own home shines with devoted care and attention.
    I have recent house sitting experience and am currently house sitting in South Australia near Victor Harbour for one month, two miniature poodles and home.
    House sat friends home whilst they were visiting USA for two months. I have for short periods of time (up to four weeks) on numerous occasions managed the family property.
    I would enjoy house sitting your home, enabling me to pursue exploring more of Australia.
    Small dog or cat is ok.
    Referee on application.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0417 369 939 - phone contact preferred

-1904- Names . . Ann & Rodney Austin -1903- Names . . Dina Corby
Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All NSW, ACT, Vic
Occupation:
Retired
Ages
63, 66.
  • We are former public servants from the ACT now living in the lower Hunter valley in Cessnock N.S.W. After leaving the ACT we opened a successful Gluten Free Cafe in Kurri Kurri NSW unfortunately due to Ann's unexpected illness we were forced to sell the cafe and we are fully retired.
    We enjoy gardening, caring for animals and, having our own transport, travelling to different areas.
    We are caring, responsible and trustworthy couple who will take the worry out of who's looking after your home while you are away.
    We can offer many contacts as personal referees, people whom are Australian Federal Police Officer, Australian Federal Parliament Security Officer and ACT Government Officers.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0428 481 629

Dates available: from 1st May on
Preferred area: 15km Melbourne
Occupation: Massage therapist - Experienced sitter
Ages
29
  • Hi, my name is Dina, I am 29 years old and have been living and house-sitting in Melbourne for the past year and a half. Originally I am from New Zealand and grew up with lots of animals, including chickens! I enjoy travelling and previously lived in Edinburgh, Scotland which was a great experience although in the end I missed the sunshine too much!
    By trade I work as a part-time beauty and massage therapist. I also study part-time at Australian Shiatsu College. I am a cheerful individual and do not smoke.
    I love all animals and enjoy taking good care of them as if they were my own.
    I am very conscientious and always do my best to maintain a clean and tidy household. I thoroughly clean before owners are due to arrive home so you can be assured to arrive home to a peaceful and sparkly clean house.
    My experience includes looking of all kinds of animals. Such as bunnies, goldfish, different breeds of cats and dogs. Also I've minded various sized houses with varying requirements such as pool maintenance and light gardening.
    I hope this has given you a little more insight about me. I also enjoy cooking and being creative. I live an active and healthy life-style; just started playing a bit of tennis again:)
    If you have any questions feel free to ask, I can also provide references.
    Here is the most recent one:
    " If you worry about your pets when you go away, you need to get Dina. She is honest, reliable, well priced and experienced. she cared for my two high maintenance pussycats Mitchell and Joni. They are Persian longhair pedigrees that need a lot of care and attention. When I returned from my trip away I was so happy to come back to calm, blissful cats that had been pampered beyond the call of duty.
    I would recommend her services to anyone! Thanks Dina! "
    I do charge for house sitting, rates negotiable, please contact to discuss.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0401 798 054

-1902- Names . . Rosilyn Kinnersley

Dates available: May 20 - May 25; July 16 - July 26; August 3 - August 27
Preferred area:
Mission Beach Qld, Sunshine Coast, Qld; Eastern suburbs Melbourne
Occupation:
Health care practitioner

Ages
59

  • Hello, Thank you for taking the time to view my bio. If I suit your home and pet care requirements I would be delighted to hear from you.
    OVERVIEW: Your pets are as much your family as children; your home is what you have worked to provide for all your adult life. They are both precious and basically priceless to you and your garden and lawns, perhaps your pride and joy giving you sanctuary, beauty and tranquillity. I too appreciate these aspects and comforts of life and I would love to do those things which ensure these elements in your life continue to flourish with love, whilst you are away. You can be assured that you can relax in the security of knowing that your animals are being loved and cared for absolutely; your home is safe, respected and cared for; your garden enjoyed, maintained and appreciated. You can embrace your away-time with peace of mind.

    ABOUT ME: I am 59 years old and a health care professional. My work is now mostly internet based so I can work at home wherever home may be at any given time. Except for shopping for necessities and the like, I am a bit of a home body so will be available pretty much all the time to be with your pet/s to give them all the care, love and attention they want and need. They are my priority. Their normal routine will be maintained walks, feeding, cuddling, playing and sleep time to create as stress free environment for them as possible in your absence. Many people have stated that when they die they are coming back as my dog! They want to experience the heartfelt love, care, nurturing, play time and pampering yet with boundaries and loving discipline - they observed that I had showered upon my own dogs! I guess that is as good a reference as any really.
    I enjoy a deep love and respect for cats and I like nothing better than to switch off for a while with a cat curled on my lap. I find it very relaxing and soothing and cats just have that special quality of the it factor that endears me to them.
    I was reared on the land and married in the city. I am now a fully retired wife and semi-retired mum. I spent more time in my late 40s back on the land as a general farm hand in NSW and for the past eight years have been in the city again. I have a healthy dose of experience with horses, cattle, sheep, goats and chooks, farm wise. I guess I am pretty much a jack of all trades really.
    I am trustworthy, reliable and responsible with a terrific sense of humour and gain enormous joy in life from the simplest things. I am a clean, neat and tidy person by nature and I enjoy living in that kind of environment so you can be sure your home and contents will be well looked after. I am a private person and I respect the privacy of others I'm too excited and enthused living my own life to be bothered prying into the lives of others!
    My policy is to take care of people s homes as if my own and I guarantee to leave your place the way I found it or better.
    I will gladly take care of:
    Looking after your home
    Feeding, walking/exercising and caring for your dog/s and other animals
    Maintaining house security and a human presence in your home
    Forwarding mail and messages, and other communications as requested
    Garden maintenance as required.
    Once I've committed to an agreement, I do not change my mind at the last minute or disappear. I will be there for you. I am happy for you to phone any time to check up on things and/or word up your neighbours to come and do a spot check any time. Shucks, if you want to Skype in from time to time so your darling/s can see and talk to mummy and daddy over Skype any time bring it on. Now, does that tell you what sort of an understanding softie I am?

    WHY AM I HOUSE-SITTING: I have chosen to be a house-sitter because it provides me with a roof over my head and a sense of purpose as in caring for your animals and your home. I love my life as a house-sitter and I love taking care of the homes and pets of others. It gives me enormous satisfaction and pleasure. I can spend a little time with my daughter who lives in Brisbane in winter and my son who lives in Melbourne in summer without imposing on their lives or their hospitality between the two seasons.

    TIME PERIODS: I am open to short and long term arrangements along the eastern aspect of Australia. I rather like the idea of north for winter, middle for winter and spring and summer down south so I'm looking at Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane and out to say Woodford, Kilcoy, Maleny areas to the west during the autumn/winter/early spring then head south for the summer.
    Please note that I am quite willing to engage in any written agreements outlining secure guidelines between both parties and supply police check and references both verbal and written if required.
    Rest assured I will take care of your home and pets with all the love and attention possible.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0407 004 539

-1901- Names . . Frank & Gina Atkinson -1900- Names . . Ian L. Gregory
Dates available: May, June 2014 and August onwards
Preferred area:
Most places around Australia, plus UK / Europe
Occupation:
Teachers
Ages
60's
  • We are a professional couple in our 60's and are interested in house sitting positions in May, June 2014 and any time from August, 2014 through 2015.
    We would like to house-sit in Nowra, Bombaderry, Kiama, Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Sydney, Newcastle, Taree, Scone, Mittagong, Bowral, Goulburn, Shoalhaven Heads, Tamworth, Armidale, Orange, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, ACT, Western Australia, Queensland, Alice Springs, UK, Europe.
    We have owned pets and maintained our own homes and gardens. We are quiet and friendly folk, who enjoy being at home, doing needlework, reading, researching, cooking and pottering. We share housework tasks and like to keep things spick and span.
    We are completely reliable, trustworthy and honest people and can provide personal references and work-related referees.
    We wish you a pleasant time away from home and you can have total confidence that your house, grounds and all its contents will be taken care of as if it were our own.
    We are happy for you to contact us to arrange a time to discuss your situation or to meet for an interview (or Skype session). We can promise you that we will do an excellent job.
    We have done house sitting for friends many times over the years and even looked after (and milked) a cow for a few weeks. We have our own vehicle and have lived and worked in country and remote areas. Do get in touch if we might be suitable to help.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0438 843 257 or 0427 683 445

Dates available: Various
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
69
  • I have been House sitting for 12 years mostly through this site, though many of my sits now are second and third time around. I have left behind many satisfied owners and have an extensive list of contacts for referral.
    I am experienced with all kinds of properties and Animals, Birds, Fish, and Reptiles.
    Since retiring I am now available for sitting anywhere in Australia and have taken sits in all states.
    Please book me in ample time for your trip as I am often booked up to 12 months in advance. I presently have bookings spaced through the year up til November 2014. Still have a few gaps where I am available.
    Will travel anywhere for a long enough sit.
    I am a non smoker clean and rarely drink and never do drugs.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0403 189 677

-1899- Names . . Dr Julie Arliss -1898- Names . . Judy Smith & Ken Butler
Dates available: July, August 2014
Preferred area:
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, All Qld, Sunshine / Gold Coast
Occupation:
Teacher / lecturer
Ages
49
  • Experienced sitter in Australia.
    I am a UK lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics. I spend most of my long holidays in Australia and have been visiting and house-sitting for the last 10 years. References easily supplied.
    I am happy to look after animals and plan to spend much of my time this year writing a book. I have looked after swimming pools and very happy to do that.
    I'm very flexible and happy to fit in with any requests.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: +441823257161

Dates available: 15/03/14 to 15/05/14
Preferred area:
Melbourne
Occupation:
Financial Planner & Geophysics consultant
Ages
47, 49.
  • We are both currently home owners with properties in Box Hill South & Essendon. We have sold our homes & unfortunately our settlement dates do not correspond. We are moving into our new home on the 16th of May.
    We are responsible people who look after property well.
    We will have no pets with us.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0413 398 422

-1897- Names . . Robyn Searle -1896- Names . . Beth Cook & Sam Beddall
Dates available: June, July, August, September or others
Preferred area:
Melbourne - Suburbs around Port Phillip Bay, South Melbourne, Frankston...
Occupation:
Part retired
Ages
65
  • I own my home and keep a garden, both vegetable and flower. Until recently I had a pet dog for 18 years. My 2 adult children live in Melbourne and I have grand children there.
    Areas near South Melbourne in July school holidays (Vic) would be great. Also thinking of living in Melbourne and would like to check out areas near Frankston.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
03 6473 4334 or 0477 550 376

Dates available: From 15th March onwards
Preferred area: 20 miles Sydney
, Melbourne, Brisbane and surrounding areas
Occupation:
Disabilities Support Worker, Copywriter and Web Content Analyst
Ages
22, 23
  • Hello! Our names are Beth and Sam. We are a British professional couple who have come over to Australia to travel up the East Coast and to experience your beautiful country. We both hold 12 month working visas so we can be completely flexible to cater for your needs and time span.
    We are a loving, friendly couple who have vast experience, and a total love, of pets, and have both had multiple police checks due to the nature of my support work and Sam's volunteering. We are both house proud, non-smokers who enjoy the quieter things in life; a cup of tea and a good book suit us just fine!
    We understand that trusting someone with your home must be a daunting prospect, but if we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to housesit you would not be disappointed. Please feel free to ask us as many questions as you like, we would love the chance to get to know you.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
+447791546643, +447792838966

-1895- Names . . Eric Main -1894- Names . . Geoff & Peta Donegan
Dates available: 22nd. June to 20th. August
Preferred area: NSW, Victoria, Tasmania

Occupation:
Retired Social worker
Ages
60's
  • Experienced Sitter
    An active and retired Social Worker I have been housesitting regularly for five years. Have had some interesting experiences with cats and dogs; chooks horses and donkeys and feel comfortable in all these situations.
    Familiar with living on my own, I am systematic about housekeeping and routine gardening and will always respect your home and pets as if they were my own. I am also willing to accept additional responsibilities as appropriate to your situation.
    I can offer a good security background and satisfied clients who are willing to communicate with prospective owners.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0421 970 942

Dates available: Open
Preferred area: Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne.
Also France. England Ireland Canada Italy.

Occupation:
Retirees - Experienced with sitters
Ages
63, 60.
  • We love travelling, but find hotels very impersonal. When we have travelled we have often had house sitters look after our home. We appreciate how lovely it is to know that your own home is being lovingly cared for, gardens tended etc.
    We both like things in the house and yard to be well cared for.
    We would like to do the same for others, giving them the same peace of mind that we have had a we have travelled.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
+61 408 907 549

-1893- Names . . Stella & Ian Miller -1891- Names . . Karral Miller & Neil Stabb
Dates available: 2014 Ongoing
Preferred area: Melbourne, Adelaide, Qld, NSW
Occupation: Retired company secretary & retired cake decorator
Ages
62
  • Experienced sitters
    We are a retired couple. Stella ran her own cake decorating business and Ian was a company secretary and senior manager with a number of large Australian corporations.
    We have been home owners for many years (and quite a few homes) and have put tenants into our Adelaide home so that we can travel within Australia and overseas.
    We do not smoke. We are capable gardeners, experienced pool owners, meticulously tidy and fond of animals. Our own pets have included dogs, cats, birds and fish.
    Our aim is to make your holiday as carefree as possible. So if we can be of assistance to you, please call or email us. We would be happy to chat and to answer any questions, provide references etc.

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Phone:

Dates available: July onwards
Preferred area: All Qld, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory. Plus  France, Canada, Spain, UK, Italy.
Occupation: Retired teachers - Experienced sitters
Ages
62, 66.
  • Experienced sitters - References available.
    Not available from early March to end of June 2014.
    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
Phone:
02 6071 8621

-1889- Names . . Ruth Young -1887- Names . . David Severn
Dates available: Various
Preferred area: 60km Melbourne
Occupation:
Warranty & Set Assembly Coordinator
Ages
49
  • Experienced sitter.
    Hi I'm a friendly, honest, neat and trustworthy women looking forward to sitting in your wonderful home.
    Because of my job of 18 years I am looking for somewhere in the northern/ north eastern areas.
    I have sat for my friends with animals so I thought why not put my experience to practice, every time I return to their homes the animals are so glad to see me.
    So if your looking for a sitter please feel free to check on my references and I would be glad to meet you.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0422 937 262

Dates available: 30/1/14 onwards
Preferred area:
Melbourne
Occupation:
Retired business man
Ages
65
  • Hi to who it may concern, my self and my brother, and brother in-law had a Plumbing Business for 20rs, and I had a Handy Man business for 7 yrs, working for Builders and the public. I also have had 3 plus years a a boiler Maker Welder, in my early years. I have also owned my own house for 16yrs, completing a Extension on it by my self in Diamond creek.
    I have trained dogs, also, now and when I was younger.
    Pls feel free to ask me any questions u want, I will do my best to answer them.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0457 451 832

-1885- Names . . Beverley Nester -1886- Names . . David & Julie Burke
Dates available: All year round
Preferred area:
Gold Coast, Brisbane, All NSW, All Vic
Occupation:
Retired Primary Teacher - Experienced sitter
Ages
65
  • I am a retired primary teacher who wishes to travel. I have no ties.
    I am an experienced long time house and pet sitter and can supply excellent referees who will testify to the care and love I give to their pets and who have enjoyed stress free holidays knowing that pets/home are well cared for.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
08 8242 5795

Dates available: Anytime from now until about 30/05/14 neg.
Preferred area:
Central Melbourne
Occupation:
Retired teacher/principal & soon to retire, aged care facility
Ages
59, 59
  • Sitters available for apartment or unit living. We would like to experience city living, going to the movies, live shows, sporting events etc. We have travelled o'seas many times, and appreciate how great it would be to feel secure in the knowledge that our home was being cared for, and lived in by like minded people.
    We like dogs, especially labs, but not cats. We have recently had our 12yr old lab put to sleep. Yes, she spent time inside, but was content to sleep on her bed.
    My husband says I am always cleaning, but that's not true. I work, play golf and enjoy visits & sleep overs, by our 16 month granddaughter.
    We plan on returning home frequently to visit, and hope to be able to have sleepovers with our granddaughter in Melbourne.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0438 061 153

-1883- Names . . Janet Coppin -1882- Names . . Lucette Poggi
Dates available: March/April 2014 to September/October
Preferred area: 15km Melbourne
Occupation: Social worker and registered nurse

Ages 52
  • My name is Janet and I'm a 52 year old single woman with 2 adult daughters who have now left home. I started occasionally house sitting for friends when I was in my mid 20's and have continued occasionally, generally for brief periods, as a favour for friends when asked, since then. I'm therefore used to looking after other people's homes and all that entails.
    I am a social worker and registered nurse and work as both. I'm reliable, honest and considerate, and tend to look after other people's homes better than I do my own, ( I look after my home well ) particularly as I take the responsibility very seriously. I am clean and tidy and respectful of other's needs and wishes.
    I love animals and have a 4 year old Labrador that is friendly, laid back and doesn't dig holes or chew things any more. I'm prepared and able to care for your pets, including all that requires.
    I enjoy gardening and would make sure that your garden and/or pot plants are well cared for and watered as necessary. I would of course collect your mail and forward it if required.
    I'm very considerate of others' needs and would ensure that I observe any conditions or wishes of neighbours etc, if/where required. I live in a semi and have always been careful to make sure that my lifestyle doesn't encroach upon or disturb anyone else.
    I live in my own property in Sydney and want to spend approximately 6 months, but can be flexible, in Melbourne from March/April this year (2014) to enable me to help care for my elderly mother. I have a friend who will housesit my home during that time.
    I hope that there is someone who lives in an inner suburb of Melbourne who needs their house, and pets if necessary, looked after during that period of time. You would not be disappointed if you were to ask me to look after your home.
    I can provide references if required and I'm a non smoker.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0404 096 916

Dates available: 1st March 2014 onwards
Preferred area: Melbourne
Occupation: Retired
Natural Therapist
Ages 60
  • I am a matured retired professional lady originally from Melbourne but have spent the last 17 years in Perth.
    Looking to spend more time with the family apart from the holidays in view to maybe eventually return to Melbourne on a permanent basis.
    I felt that house sitting would give me the best opportunity to re-live the Melbournian life style.
    I have high integrity and honesty as well as being very fastidious in my personal cleanliness and habits. Like to be tidy as well as living a quite peaceful life.
    Pets such as dogs or cats or both is fine by me.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0419 954 731

  -1880- Names . . John & Mary Rabbette
  Dates available: 31 January 2014 onwards.
Preferred area: Gold Coast or Melbourne
Occupation:
Retired

Ages
71, 63
  • We will be in the general Gold Coast QLD and Melbourne area from 31st Jan 2014 for some months.
    John worked in Police, Attendance control with a college for foreign students, and as a tour guide. Mary worked in wine import, Hotel Credit Controller and ran our Guest House business.
    We have 50 years experience with dogs, cats & tropical fish and even had 100 cattle at one time. We were responsible the food, welfare & health of all the animals under our control.
    We have own modest property portfolio.
    Non smoker/drinkers.
    3 mature sons. We are honest reliable Irish born Aus residents who like people, animals and keeping neat houses

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
John 0420 596 659 Mary 0420 469 815

-1879- Names . . Mr. Balazs Bercesi and his family -1878- Names . . Penelope Lopez Tavera
Dates available: From end of March 2014 on
Preferred area: All Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
Occupation: Construction Project Manager
Ages
35
  • I'm a father of 2, living in a house with garden (Budapest-HUN), with looking after my father-in-law's dog. We're all keen on living in a tidy and neat circumstance. We both brought up with a slogan: 'you can only live and work in clarity'. At home we do every house works on our own.
    We are reliable people with good neighbourhood relations.
    As working in the construction field I can solve most of the problems on my own, though what I cannot I know who to ask for solutions.
    During my work houses and jewelery shops were left in my care stocked and furnished. By today I maintain several apartments (both empty and furnished) in Budapest, Hungary and in France (around Cannes).
    My wife is an economist, being an executive assistant to CEO and marketing executive. And also she is managing and directing 2 childcare centres.
    We would like to move from HUN. But before we settle we would like to have the opportunity of knowing the area better.
    The only criteria we have for house sitting is to stay there for minimum 1 year.

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Phone:
+36305596463

Dates available: From August 2014 on
Preferred area: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Occupation: Actor & child care giver & educator
Ages
40
  • I am a responsible and reliable person, who also owns a property, in Mallorca, Spain. Therefore I know what it is leaving your home in the hands of a complete stranger, as I rent it out while I work in Barcelona, as a child educator, teaching English through theatre educational plays.
    I have double citizenship ( Spanish & Australian ) as I lived, studied and worked in Oz 5 years ago and I previously I also worked for an Aussie company here in Spain for five years (1997 to 2001).
    I really miss and love Australia, I consider it as my second home, that it is why I want to go back and settle in. It would be great to have time to finish my Diploma in Children Services, as I had to come back to Spain in 2008 because of my family, and I could not finish my studies then.
    I have no preferences in places around Australia, but I would like to be in a city where I can attend Uni classes and maybe work as a child care giver.
    Thank you very much.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
+34666860317

-1875- Names . . Barry de Haas -1876- Names . . Jill & Manfred Koch
Dates available: 12/01/2014 onwards
Preferred area: 150km Melbourne
Occupation:
Carpenter
Ages 63
  • Single, 63 YO male. Non smoker, non drinker, clean, no drugs. Fully self sufficient. Ex builder, still working. And available for most maintenance skills except plumbing and electrical. (ability to organise these if necessary.
    No pets. Very clean living, and very efficient.

    References :- Hayden real Estate Ocean Grove:- 5255 1000
    Property Manager :- Jenny Dries.
    Duration :- 8 months.
    19 Bluewaters Drive Ocean Grove

    LJ Hooker Inverloch:- 5674 2888
    Duration :-2 years
    25 Ripple Drive Inverloch.

    Business reference:- Dan Hall
    Hall Homes Sunbury:- 0418 128 235
    LJ Hooker Real Estate Inverloch

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Phone: 0418 817 953

Dates available: April 20 - 24th in Vic.
Also from May 25 - June 26 in Vic or Sth N.S.W.
Preferred area: All Tas, SA, Vic, NSW, Qld
Occupation: Child care / aged care
Ages
54, 60.
  • Experienced sitters.
    We have vacancy April 20 - 24th in Vic.
    Also a gap from May 25 - June 26 in Vic or Sth N.S.W.

    My husband Manfred is very practical in house maintenance and also worked in the hospitality industry for many years and likes things clean and orderly, this may also be partly because he is Swiss.
    I have been in the Aged care industry and hospitality and believe a clean efficient house, allows for a relaxing home.
    We had our own 5 acres for 20 years. Manfred converted an old dwelling into a 4 bedroom two bathroom home, with pool and spa. The last of children moved out of home so we started our gap year!
    We sold our home and travelled Europe and U.K. for 8 months, most of that time in a motorhome.
    On our return, in July this year, we started Housesitting on the Gold Coast and love it. We have a love for animals and have had a big variety of pets and farm animals over the years, we also love gardening.
    We will treat your home will utmost care and respect as well as care for your pets as if they were our own.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0413 548 053

-1873- Names . . Bill Murray  
Dates available: All dates
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
Phone:
02 6294 8225

 
-1871- Names . . Katharina & Raphael -1870- Names . . Lisa Jensen
Dates available: 19/12/2014 on
Preferred area: All Qld, NSW, Victoria, South Australia
Occupation: Controller

Ages
36
  • We are a family of 4. Our kids are now nearly 4 and 2 years old. Before the school starts for the kids we would like to take 6 months family time in Australia and New Zealand.
    We are a Swiss couple which likes to raise our kids at our best... we like to cook a perfect meal at home... we like to drink a good glass of wine with that meal... we are also both non smokers.
    everything more you want to know... just contact us per E-Mail

E-mail: Click here
Phone: +41 79 71 889 71

Dates available: Immediate - Open
Preferred area: Melbourne, All Victoria, All Australia - 100km Chelsea Heights, Melbourne, Dandenong, Frankston
Occupation: Unemployed / para legal / house sitter
Ages
50 - young 50
  • I returned home to Melbourne Australia 1st December, 2013 after living in America for 12 yrs 9 months. I travelled the USA in between working as a house cleaner. I started my own business and because of my personality, honesty and responsible manner I was never out of work. I guess being an Attractive Australian helped also. All my work was referrals. Within 3 months of living in USA I had a full month worth of work and clients.
    I began house and pet sitting for many of my clients and their referrals.
    I have 12 years of memories, experience and loving clients who did not want to see me leave. I became a very loving friend and part of many families during my time in the USA.
    I am living with my younger sister and her two boys in Chelsea Heights. My sister is a single mother with a full time job as well as raising the boys. She is sleeping on the couch to give me her room. I am independent and we need our own space. House sitting would be perfect for me and would help me get my independence till I get more work.
    Prior to living in the USA I was a Para Legal for 19 years.
    For now I am interested in Melbourne, South Eastern areas however am open for all areas.
    I have many references available.
    I can be available for all areas and Overseas. I am a single woman with no children and can be available anytime. I have a current passport and no restrictions. I will even consider weekends and short terms.
    I love children and can also be considered as a travelling nanny or even a house sitting responsible care taker of children. My first aid skills are being updated.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0498 994 318

-1869- Names . . Anne O'Grady -1868- Names . . Ron Thomson
Dates available: negotiated period, 2014
Preferred area: within easy reach of Melbourne
Occupation: Retired
Ages
mid 60's
  • Hello, I have experience sitting in Canberra and would like to sit in Melbourne or within the region for some time from a fortnight to a month approximately.
    I would like to bring my miniature Dachshund. She is thirteen, still very well and completely well behaved. She likes other dogs.
    I am also looking for a boat sit.
    If you have a boat sitting in the water in a charming place. I don't want to go anywhere, I just want to look at the water at dawn and as the sun goes down and draw and just stay on a boat for a bit. Big or small, reasonably basic is ok. Temperate zones preferred.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
03 6383 4614

Dates available: Mid February to August
Preferred area: Melbourne,
near Bayside
Occupation:
Head of Compliance insurance broking
Ages
57
  • I am currently knocking down a house to build a four bedroomed house.
    Am looking for a place near Bayside as I spend considerable time at Sandringham Yacht club. I am currently looking after a house in Brighton.
    I have my own furniture but this can be stored if not required.
    I am in full time employment which does involve some travelling for short periods.
    Have a preference not to look after pets as have very little experience.
    Am neat and tidy and enjoy gardening. Do my own cleaning with my own vacuum cleaner, washing machine and dryer. Do not entertain at home.
    I do have a partner who is currently interstate but she may come to Melbourne after first quarter 2014.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0415 792 071

-1867- Names . . Claude Fortin -1863- Names . . Lee Morunga
Dates available: January 24 to April 23, 2014
Preferred area: near Parkville, Melbourne
Occupation:
Doctoral student
Ages
45
  • I am a quiet and bookish woman who is reliable and mindful of instructions.
    I will be doing research at the University of Melbourne for several months in early 2014.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
1 438 381 7450

Dates available: end of March 2015 for 9 months
Preferred area: Melbourne City
Occupation: Entertainer
Ages
34
  • Hi, I'm part of the Disney's The Lion King Company touring Australia.
    I'm looking to sit in Brisbane for 5 months (end of Sept) and Melbourne for 9 months (end of March).
    My husband, 3 children and I moved to Australia from Hamburg to join the Australian company. I'm 34. I'm tidy, love yoga, the beach good food and wine. I am reliable and trustworthy.
    Give me a call let's chat. Lee

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0478 127 399

-1861- Names . . Maylene & Roger Evans -1858- Names . . Mrs Adrienne Staples & partner James
Dates available: Feb 2014 pref Inner Mel..... March 2014 Northern Beaches
Preferred area: inner Melbourne, northern beaches NSW, Adelaide
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages 65+
  • Hello, We are new to House Sitters Australia.
    We are non smokers non drinkers & drink only the odd celebratory drink.
    We are a honest, reliable, clean, happy active retired 65+ couple.
    We love to visit towns/areas & spend time getting to know the places and the local people.
    We regularly House/Pet Sit our Son & Partner's Cat, Lilo, who is like a member of the Family.
    A very recent Police check and Character reference is available.
    Home Owners you would not be disappointed in choosing my Husband & me to House/Pet Sit for you.
    Sincerely, Maylene and Roger.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0402 422 508

Dates available: February to May 2014
Preferred area: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania
Occupation: Both retired - experienced sitters
Ages
67, 78
  • We are an active retired couple and enjoy travelling in our own country and also worldwide.
    Last year we were in the UK for 6 months, this year we are house sitting in the South Island of NZ for 3 months.
    We are non smokers/non drinkers and enjoy good health.
    We enjoy looking after pets, our present house sit involves looking after calves, chickens and a beautiful border collie dog.
    We have a strong sense of responsibility and can be relied upon to care for your home and pets as we would our own. We are happy to care for your lawns, garden or plants.
    We have references in New Zealand, UK and Canada.

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Phone:
0064 9 5287380

-1856- Names . . Mischa Hill -1852- Names . . Jeanie Hore
Dates available: Jan 5th 2014 to Feb 5th 2015
Preferred area: Melbourne / All Victoria
Occupation: Nurse
Ages
25
  • Although some people may view myself as being "young" I'm very mature in my approach to life. I'm currently working at Cabrini hospital while undertaking post graduate studies in theatre nursing.
    I would very much like to live closer to my place of employment whilst having a quiet place to study.
    I'm a responsible and tidy person who is very capable of maintaining a clean and organised environment. I am a very active person who enjoys fitness and nutrition making me ideal for looking after pets.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0402 085 901

Dates available: 1st January 2014 onward
Preferred area: Melbourne
Occupation: Retired
Ages
67
  • From the 1st January I will be moving to Melbourne permanently.
    I would dearly love some house sitting in Melbourne and have family out on the Lilydale or Belgrave railway lines whom I would love to spend some time with, but not stay in their homes. Long term preferred.
    I am a very independent self confident single women who enjoys all life offers. I lived and worked in China for 8 years. Since my return to Australia 2 years ago I have been helping out my family & travelling.
    I always had cats & dogs when my children lived at home. I will love your pets as my own. I will also look after your home as well as I would look after my own.
    I am extremely reliable & honest. If you need references to verify this I can make these available to you.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0447 679 558

-1848- Names . . Jean & Howard Dark -1851- Names . . Dan Rafferty
Dates available: February - Onwards
Preferred area: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, All Qld, All NSW, Nth Vic
Occupation: Retired - (non-smokers)
Ages
73, 71
  • We are both retired non-smoking couple. An animal lover of all kinds. I was a German Shepherd breeder in N.Z.but now live in Brisbane.
    We like to let the Owners going away have peace of mind, knowing that their pets are well looked after as well as their property.
    We like to keep peoples property and their animals as if they were our own.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
(J) 0400 570 250    (H) 0418 387 224

Dates available: Now - indefinite
Preferred area: All areas, Melbourne, Victoria

Occupation:
Carpenter
Ages
39
  • Experienced Sitter
    I'm a non-smoker, house-proud (even though not a homeowner).
    I also like routine and order (but not too over the top).
    I love to travel, so whether its city or country, it all suits me.
    I've also done maintenance work within a retirement village and caravan park, so am quite handy and trustworthy.
    I also love animals and I'm good at gardening, so I'm happy to help out with taking care of those things too!
    References and police checks available.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0409 708 788

-1844- Names . . Jeffna -1838- Names . . Stefan & Jan
Dates available: 25th November onwards
Preferred area: Perth, WA, Qld, Darwin, Tasmania, Victoria
Occupation: Beauty therapist and sales and student - Experienced sitter
Ages
46
  • I'm a mature lady whom is a qualified beauty therapist and part time sales assistant and I study as well.
    I've got three children grown up and leading their own life's.
    I'm currently on my second farm sit where I'm looking after horses.
    My fiancé works for an American company and is a hands on man.
    We are animal lovers with big hearts and we can walk pets, and take care of your animals with good care.
    We are quite low key people and non smokers.
    We are house proud and maintain your home with nurturing care.
    Over the house sits I've looked after chickens, horses, dogs, cats and fish. We have cared for large homes, bigger homes and homesteads.
    We are both active and my fiancé is a full time worker. I work part time and usually study on my off work days at the house sits.
    I love this house sit adventure. Every home is a story and a journey for us.
    Every pet is unique and adored.
    It's our second time around and both of us decided to do this before we purchase our own home and see areas and places we'd never have gone Looking forward to sitting your home soon!

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0403 063 932

Dates available: 1st August 2014 onwards
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: M.D. of own co./ Factory manager; Both Retired
Ages
72, 70
  • Experienced sitters - Available again August 2014 - fully booked until then.

    G'DAY!! We are a happy, healthy, non smoking married couple who have been house & pet sitting for the past four[4] years in four[4] states & the ACT.
    We have looked after within that time creatures/houses LARGE & small mostly on acres. "We love ALL animals" our motto: We Look After Them Better Than You.
    We are Steve & Jan, Our contacts are balaton2@hotmail.com OR 0434878928....Thankyou for reading the above & So long for now.

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Phone:
0434 878 928

  -1827- Names . . Janice Venema
  Dates available: Open - Various
Preferred area: Melbourne, All Queensland
Occupation: Red Cross Emergency First Aid Instructor
Ages
65
  • I am a semi retired professional with family in Australia where I love to spend time. A friend suggested house sitting as being a wonderful way to visit more often. I am very house proud having my own house and garden and love animals so would be delighted to care for and respect yours.
    Having been in business for many years and more recently 7 years training people for emergency first aid with the Red Cross I feel I would be more than caring and responsible for your property and loved pets.
    I have no police record either here in NZ or Australia.
    Please ring me at anytime or I can call you. Kindest regards Jann

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
006469670890  or   0064274728180

-1826- Names . . Nadia Montebelli & David Nabb -1821- Names . . Shirley Burns
Dates available: 15th Oct 2013 - 15th Oct 2014
Preferred area: 4km Highett
Occupation: Pastry chef, head of service operations at Service Stream
Ages
42, 48.
  • We have 3 children between us and are looking to house sit as we are looking to buy in about 12 months. We live Bayside Highett, Sandringham, this is our community and this is where we want to live and buy.
    We also have to cats so we hope that's not a problem.
    We are professional working people aged in our 40's and very much family people.
    We would ideally like to house sit for 12mths until we are ready to buy. We would like to get started asap!

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0412 657 268, 0404 844 310

Dates available: Anytime
Preferred area: Melbourne, All Victoria, Qld, NSW

Occupation:
Retired
Ages
70+
  • I am a retired female living in my nice villa which I own near Brisbane city. I play lawn bowls and drive.
    This is new to me but it is what I am looking for after talking to a friend yesterday. Have been living in Queensland for 13 years after leaving Melbourne for the warmer climate. Like the idea of north for winter and south for the summer months.
    My two married children live in Melbourne and are still working.
    I will take care of your home and pets with all the love and attention possible.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
  (07)3408 2650 MB 0429 611 489

-1816- Names . . Peter McMahon -1814- Names . . Kayleen Alexopoulos
Dates available: from 6th September on
Preferred area: 30km Melbourne Airport
Occupation:
Fire fighter (Senior Manager)

Ages
42
  • Hi. I am looking for a residence relatively close to my work at Melbourne Airport, although not too worried about some travel. I have been commuting over 220 km to get to work and back home for over 10 years and would like to try living in Melbourne for a while. I am an operational fire fighter although have just accepted a permanent position in a senior management role (5 days per week as opposed to shift work previously) so I will be home at night.
    I love my job (probably too much), I am very clean and meticulous (probably too much) and take pride in what I do and how I live. I do not have pets, do not smoke, do not party (too old!) and tend to work a lot after hours.
    Please consider me and I am more than happy for a face-to-face at any time.
    Thanks, Pete.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0439 075 286

Dates available: October 2013 - October 2014
Preferred area: 30km Adelaide or Melbourne
Occupation: Dental receptionist
Ages
37
  • I am trustworthy, love animals, clean, love gardening, love to travel. Also am renting out my own home and to get people who love your home the way you do is the upmost importance. I treat my home like my sanctuary and that's what I value the most, so you can be assured your home will be exactly as you left it and you can go away without ever having to worry.
    I am very flexible, I grew up in the country raising animals on our farm, to city chic in Melbourne, to owning my own house in Adelaide. I'm in the middle of renovating it at the moment so it's pretty much taking after itself plus I have great tenants so as a change of scenery this is the right time, can't wait to meet you all.
    I have house sat dozens of friends and acquaintance homes, which I've enjoyed immensely and they have been very happy with me and would be happy to be referees. A police check is under way.
    For the remainder of 2013 I prefer to be in Adelaide but if something comes up interstate for a couple of days ( max 5) here and there, I would absolutely love to take it.

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Phone:
0433 565 065

 

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