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House sitters New South Wales

Home owners - To find a sitter for minding your home or pets anywhere in New South Wales (NSW) or Canberra ACT, scroll through the following directories of available house and pet sitters until you find someone suitable to look after your home.

House sitters Canberra ACT

Housesitters may register for house minding - one listing for as many areas as you like.
Sitters may also check the New South Wales and ACT sitters wanted ads for any last minute house minding jobs.

Hi Danny, we are back from our holidays and I must email you and let you know how wonderful Pauline and Barry were. I hope we will be friends from now on. They are such wonderful people that out of 10 I would give them 10 and a huuuuuuuuuuuuge PLUS!!!
THANK YOU Danny
Eva, Australia.

House sitting NSW and Canberra

  • House sitters Available New South Wales and Canberra ACT (Blue sections below)
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    - Available for Sydney (on a separate page)
    This is Home minders registered as available for housesitting jobs throughout all New South Wales and ACT. Owners looking for a house or pet sitter will usually find someone suitable from these lists of registered sitters.
     
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    This is Owners advertising they need a house or pet sitter throughout all NSW and ACT including Sydney and Canberra.
    Anyone looking for vacant house minding jobs may respond. Most owners will prefer registered sitters if available.

     
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  • Sitters - To register as available for home minding in Sydney, All New South Wales, Canberra, ACT or anywhere Australia
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    One small fee for ALL areas Australia 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. Many owners prefer to use registered sitters to look after their home and pets.

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Questions and Answers House caring questions - What is Housesitting, how does it work and what do you need to do to become a sitter.
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Long term sitters pass on Hints for house sitters based on their experiences over many years sitting all around Australia.

How to stay on top of the lists.
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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... We cannot get over how wonderful this has all been, should have done it years ago and travelled the world!!!!!!
...Our house sits have resulted in continued friendships via emails & phone calls, and we have been invited to visit & holiday anytime. How good is that!!!
Coral, New Zealand to Australia.

For holiday or work, Sydney is a beautiful housesitting location

House sitting NSW

When visiting New South Wales there are many places to see and things to do. Sydney is the largest, most populous city in the state and is the site of the first British colony in Australia.
While house caring in Sydney, take a drive around the city's many spectacular sights, not least of which are The Rocks, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge - then spread your wings a little to visit the Blue Mountains, Central Highlands, Central Coast - something different in every direction.

See the sights while housesitting in Blue mountains
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House sitting Canberra

Stay and experience what Canberra, Australia’s capital has to offer.
Canberra was chosen as the capital of Australia as it was a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth largest city overall.
While house minding in Canberra two spectacular places to visit are the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin and the magnificent Parliament House.

New South Wales includes Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney, and Wollongong which all lie along the coast. Other cities and towns include Albury, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Tamworth, Armidale, Lismore, Nowra, Griffith, Bowral, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Goulburn, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads.

Housesitting in rural New South Wales opens up vast areas to visit

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Housesitters Canberra and New South Wales

Hi Danny, just a word about the site and the space it has afforded me.
I've had three sits since March and has budded into a full time 'career'.
I've got a sit for nearly six months here in Canberra and am manoeuvring myself into position to go to Europe at the start of next year.
... Anyway, thanks for such a good site.
In my opinion, it's the best site on the planet for 'house-sitters'.
Best regards....Robin, Canberra.

I have been House sitting for 11 years mostly through this site... many of my jobs now are repeat sits...
am currently fully booked until the mid January...
Ian, Australia.

I have now returned from a house-pet sit inland from Bodalla NSW - another amazing place, tucked up in the mountains and valleys. Cosy at night in the mud brick house, with the "firebox" for lovely warmth, and one aged Labrador cuddled up to me on the lounge, satellite TV. Delightful sunny days, with stunning views surrounded by forest, delightfully remote!! They supplied me with a car to explore the area. Such a lovely couple, who went out of their way to make sure I would be happy in their home. More satisfied customers!!
Sigh!! What a life I live -
Regards Gwen, Australia.

I am about to leave my house in Armidale in 2 weeks and travel to a list of 4 houses all over the countryside. One is Brunswick Heads, then Newrybar near Ballina, then Lake Keepit near Gunnedah on 5,000 acres for 2 1/2 months. Then I may be in Warialda near Inverell for Xmas! The Newrybar owners have asked me back for the 3rd time. They are really happy with how I am devoted to their 2 dogs.
I have met some lovely people through your website, so thank you...
Thanks, Tonia, NSW Australia.

 

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Chisholm ACT
We will be heading up North over Christmas and New Year for 2 and a half weeks.
We are looking for someone to house-sit and mind our white cat named Snowy (12 months) from 20 December to 8th January.
We will also require some watering of plants on the verandah, collecting mail and taking out bins.
We live in a small, cottage feel, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. Close to shops with lovely views to the mountains.
If you are interested please contact us.

Dates: 20 December 2014 - 8th January 2015
Area: Chisholm / ACT
Tammi and Glen - Email

Listed 14/11/14

Kincumber, Central Coast
I am looking for someone who is willing to house sit my mother's very cute tiny poodle.
My mother has a very nice villa in a retirement village on the Central Coast NSW.
She needs occasional sitting (just a couple of nights), sometimes 2 weeks and during the winter will need a month.

Dates: November 2014, December 2014, August 2015
Area: Kincumber, Central Coast NSW
Kim - Email

Listed 3/11/14

Canberra
Going away overseas for 5 weeks in December.
I need someone to stay in the house to look after the dog, eg feeding and walking,
also a bit of plant watering and collect the mail.
Single person preferred with references and experience, let me know if you are interested.

Dates: December 14 to January 25
Area: Canberra, Kambah
Bernard - Email
Telephone: 02 6231 3802

Listed 13/10/14

Harrison ACT
We are in the northern suburbs of Canberra (Gungahlin) in a 4 bed house.
We have two cats who are house trained. Our garden requires minimal attention.
There are shops close by. The city is approx. 15-20 mins in normal traffic.

Dates: 23 December 2014 - 10 January 2015
Area: Harrison ACT
Kathleen - Email
Telephone: 02 6147 9008

Listed 23/9/14

Wagga Wagga
I require a House and dog sitter (a Lab) from the 21/12/14 to the 22/1/15.
The house is situated in Wagga Wagga NSW.
Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 5 minutes walk from Lake Albert. An ideal position.

Dates: 21/12/14 to 22/1/15
Area: South West NSW. Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne.
Robert - Email
Telephone: 02 6926 2210

Updated 13/9/14

 

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House Sitters available for housesitting
in All New South Wales NSW

Sitters Available - NSW

  -1390- Names . . Stella
  Dates available: January 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic
Queensland - big or small up and down Bruce Hwy (Not Brisbane)
NSW, (not Sydney or the Mountain regions though) and especially ACT and Eastern Coast Victoria ie. around Batemans Bay areas etc

Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter

Ages 64
  • Hi! My name is Stella, a retired Nurse, active 60+, done some 'Nomad-ing', travelled to lots of places in each State, and still enjoy seeing even more of our great country, so, find House Sitting is a wonderful way to experience this. My base is SA; currently in Qld. Next availability January 2015.
    I'm happy to mind your House pets/ birds/domestic birds/plants etc, can walk your dogs daily, and do not mind some light gardening. Having been a home owner, also had tenants, rented myself, I am very aware of expectations of homeowners. I go for long walks daily, so a dog would be great company. Being a very practical, reliable, organised, clean & tidy, self sufficient person, an excellent housekeeper, I also know my way around the garden.
    Through life experience living in remote areas/ cities/small towns, (childhood on a farm), I cope with most things calmly. I believe you will not be disappointed choosing me to look after your home, garden, house pets/ chooks etc, and mail, in your absence.
    My timeframes are flexible so can do short or longer term sits.
    Currently (late 2014) minding a house in Cairns, for several months, so will be available again by 2015, wanting to stay in North Qld probably until after the 'Wet' season when the roads are open and safe again, so can consider later into the year, travelling south again, but not in Brisbane. For years lived on Sunshine Coast, so know that area. All offers will be considered though as it is all about the adventure: new friends in different places.
    My referees are happy to give verbal assurances to my integrity and worth. I am looking forward to talking to you (on Skype if that is easy for you). I will supply reference contacts via email when requested. So 'Thanks' in anticipation of your call.
    2014 has seen me in Adelaide Hills for a month: Tasmania - 3 months - 6 weeks in a Northern farmhouse then 6 weeks in Hobart; 1 month in the Canberra coldness; 2 weeks thawing out on Sunshine Coast; now repeat 'sitting' in Cairns for several months for one of my referees, then away for Christmas. Let's see where 2015 takes me.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Stella. :-)

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0427 798 397

-1389- Names . . Terry Sellars -1388- Names . . David Phillips
Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All Areas
Occupation: Retired Teaching (Arts)
Ages
60's
  • Experienced sitter over many years through this site.
    Single male, House and garden proud.
    Attentive to all aspects of home care and always vigilant of security. Pets, (singular) are a bonus, am a dog person.
    If you want your home kept happy I am now available any time.
    Please feel free to ring.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0428 554 887

Dates available: Now onwards
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: Retired -
Experienced sitter
Ages
Mature
  • Just completed a sit in Victoria for 3 months looking after some race horses, available again now, 3rd November.
    Recently completed sitting a property near Stanthorpe requiring ride-on mowing and garden maintenance and spraying. Previously sat a property in WA for 6 months with large lawn mowing, feeding horses and chooks, etc.
    Available for town or country, boat or farm, anything considered but prefer longer sits of 3 months or more.
    Please telephone to discuss your needs.

Phone: 0474 761 857

-1387- Names . . Eugene & Gerardine -1386- Names . . Walter & Elly Hes
Dates available: 12/01/2015 - indefinitely
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: Retired. Former Senior Local Government official & P.S. Official
Ages 74, 75.
  • We are both Irish, retired to WA almost 9 years ago, & live in Mandurah.
    Have a grown up family, two living in Perth (3 grandchildren) and one in Brussels, Belgium (2 grandchildren).
    We are thinking of selling up as house is too big for our needs and this would provide an ideal opportunity to suss out other areas.
    We are very house proud, conscientious, & reliable.
    Both love pets, particularly dogs/cats.
    Both have clean driving licences & never had any 'run-in' with the law.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0412 448 862

Dates available: mid November - January 5, 2015, esp Christmas
Preferred area: the Hunter, NSW, Maitland, Singleton, Newcastle, Cessnock etc
Also, Northern part of Sydney or the Central Coast
Occupation: Retired
Ages
75, 72
  • Experienced Sitters, with references.
    Walter and I (former Dutchies) are looking for a house sit around
    mid November - January 5, 2015, especially around Christmas time to visit our daughter. Available for Hunter, Central Coast or Northern Sydney.
    We are non-smokers and had a Post Office agency for 19 years.
    We own our own home and would be very careful picking housesitters for our home, so we want to assure you that we would look after your property as if it was our own.
    We have travelled around Australia in a motorhome for 3 years before settling down here. Through housesitworld we found several housesitting jobs during that travel time, so we had the best of both worlds. We'd like a bit of that back and hope somebody will trust us again with their property.
    We can provide references on request.
    Looking after a dog, cat, fish or chickens would be a pleasure.
    Please contact us for more information.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
03 5259 2430 or 0448 988 672

-1385- Names . . Noeleen & Roger Stanley -1384- Names . . Sally Johnson & Lyn de Waard
Dates available: 1st Dec to Late January
Preferred area:
Victoria & NSW
Occupation: Retired
Ages
68, 64
  • Hi we are Kiwi Nomads and have been on the road traveling AU in our caravan for 3 years. We are retired engineer and nurse.
    We would like to spend some time staying put and thought what a nicer way to do it than to care for someone else's place and pets while they have time out. We have experienced country and city life before coming to AU.
    We have also been seasoned travellers overseas and we are a very honest and reliable couple.
    Trust this is of help to you, thank you for reading this and considering us. Look forward to meeting you one day.
    Blessings N&R.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0487439932   or   0487439942

Dates available: Now onwards, see below
Preferred area: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, NT, see below
Occupation: Retired
Ages
73, 60.
  • Experienced house/pet sitters
    We are a retired nurse and teacher (73 and 60) having fun travelling around Australia in a Ute with a slide on camper. Every now and then, when we come in from the bush, it is good to have a break from the confined living space and to free up our vehicle so that we can explore an area and drink in the atmosphere.
    The idea of helping others to get away with peace of mind that their property and pets are in good hands also appeals to us.
    We have a wonderful home on the Sunshine Coast which we leave in the care of others, so we know what to expect from house sitters and that is what you will get from us.
    Animals have always been part of our life and we miss their companionship. We will care for yours as if they were our own.
    Experience with pools, daily maintenance and garden care are also part of our repertoire. 10 house/pet sits have been successfully negotiated and carried out to mutual satisfaction in the past 2 years.
    We are now (Oct 2014) travelling through NSW and after Christmas with family we will head south through Canberra, the high country, Victoria and SA before going north again through NT in about April 2015.
    If you are wanting a house/pet sitter along this route we are happy to discuss your needs.
    References available on request.
    Sally and Lyn

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0407 378 366

-1383- Names . . Lisa Jensen -1382- Names . . Ron & Raelene Oliver
Dates available: Immediate - Any time.
Preferred area: Anywhere Australia-wide / Worldwide
Occupation: para legal currently unemployed - Experienced sitter
Ages
50 - young 50
  • I have been housesitting for past 6 months in the country area, Inverleigh, Victoria Australia.
    I am now available immediately Australia wide, preferably long term house/pet sitting.
    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. Housesitting 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. 
    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 housesitting responsible care taker of children. My first aid skills are being updated.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0498 994 318

Dates available: All Year
Preferred area: All States and areas
Occupation: Retired company owners
Ages 71, 65
  • We own a beautiful home in the suburb of North Adelaide, South Australia and while not wanting to leave it for excessively long periods would love to explore different regions of Australia that are not particularly on the normal holiday destinations list.
    We are world travellers who would now love to camp in our own "Big Back Yard" for a change.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: Home: 08 8267 6694 Ron mob: 0412 825 426

-1380- Names . . Judith Mack -1378- Names . . Brenda Veres & Julius Szasz
Dates available: April 2015 onwards
Preferred area:
All Qld, NSW, Canberra
Occupation:
caregiver, supermarket demonstrator, checkout operator
Ages
63
  • Experienced pet sitter.
    Hi there, I am a kiwi woman who has had her children jump the ditch and find Australian partners. I would love to look after your cherished home and pets and love them like you do. I enjoy walking and would rise early and take your dog for a good walk before it got too hot. I would play with the dog and brush he or she, no problem. chooks, cats, kangaroos, whatever you have!!!
    I have a son living with me, who has slight disabilities regarding learning. We have had a pretty wet winter in Whangarei this year and I am yearning for some sunshine.
    I have children and a sister living in Queensland but as they are pretty busy, I like to be independent, but can stay part of the time, in between house-sits, with them. My son has just obtained a position as a registered nurse at Caloundra private hospital and his wife is a legal secretary. My sister works for a group of medical consultants near Cleveland in Brisbane.
    I have done pet and dog sitting before and could give you names and phone numbers to check me out.
    I am not gifted in hi-tech stuff at all. Ring me and have a chat, or email me.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0064 94350131 cell +64 (0)2108578376

Dates available: from 12th January 2015
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Very Experienced sitters
Ages
56 & 68
  • Experienced sitters - available again from 12th January 2015
    Currently housesitting in Campbelltown till late October.
    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.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0458 304 383

-1377- Names . . David Anderson & Roz Molyneaux -1376- Names . . Ann & Rodney Austin
Dates available: November 1st 2014 onward
Preferred area: All areas
Occupation: Retired Merchant Banker and Manager
Ages
72, 71.
  • Farm sitters - Back home now after a wonderful farm sit in Port Macquarie.
    Suitable to look after larger rural property having both grown up on rural situations, and owned small acres. Both pet friendly and have had lots of animals.
    David is Secretary of the sporting shooters association, Hervey Bay and is accredited to rural assist with feral eradication programs (pigs, roos etc etc) while farm sitting. We are also not really interested in Hobby Farms, more "real" farmers having a break for medical, health or holiday reasons.
    Both are very active within their community organisations. Roz has volunteer work with Sippy Downs refuge Sunshine Coast.
    Both are flexible after end October with dates.
    David is aware of the difficulty in finding people to look after rural and semi rural situations as his sister still has a property in Victoria.
    Coastal situations are also welcome, as we see this a way to "get away" into other environments.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0400704844  or  0422887482

Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All NSW, ACT
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
63, 66.
  • We are non smoking 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, we are able to travel to different areas.
    We are caring, responsible and trustworthy couple who will take to worry out of who's looking after your home while you are away.
    We can offer many contacts as person referees.
    We have had 2 sits already and another 2 coming up soon and thoroughly enjoying the experience.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0428481629 (Ann) 0427481629 (Rodney)

-1375- Names . . Meera Moyne -1374- Names . . Jonathan & Eva Chadwick
Dates available: from November 2014 Long term works well for us as well.
Preferred area: Eastern seaboard of NSW, Qld first; then NT, WA, SA, Victoria, NZ and Europe.
Occupation:
Translator, writer - Experienced sitter
Ages
53
  • Currently in the Southern Highlands repeat sitting for owners of large properties with dogs, cats, chooks and horses. love the country and love the Sea.
    Professional, serious animal lover! Great caretaker of houses, pools and grounds. Good with mowing and gardening.
    Non smoking, experienced. Love quiet and privacy. House proud, reliable, good people and animal skills. Used to executives as well as a great variety of places, animals and people. Low key areas, off the grid, simple homes as good as all else. Animals come first and we foster a great relationship with them. We do get attached. Environmentally conscious recycling, growing, creative. Good at keeping communication open.
    Was raised in Provence and Europe. Have travelled extensively, owned my own houses and looked after many properties and animals as my own. I live with my 10 year old son who is a wonderful companion to the animals and follows distance education. We are fit and healthy (vegan), love walking and playing with the dogs and caring for them in every way needed. Adore cats. Was brought up with cats dogs, farm animals and horses. Good caregiver. Animal and Nature advocate. Peaceful. self assured. Safe. Good initiative in stressful situations.
    Currently writing a book and finishing a long term research project. Have been translating, fixing interviews and done Voice Overs for the ABC in Sydney, Paris, London and for International media production companies for the past 30 years.
    Have excellent character and professional references/ police check and would love to be there for you and your animals.
    Meera.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0421 787 419

Dates available: From Now to March 31, 2015
Preferred area:
All NSW, ACT, QLD, Tasmania, Victoria
Occupation:
Semi Retired. Mobile Travel Agent & Massage Therapist.
Experienced Sitters

Ages
59, 55

  • Both Jonathan and I are living the life we love, seeing Australia with caravan in tow. We love animals, the outdoors and country locations.
    We have a wide range of experience from looking after houses in Hawaii to Caretakers of a Religious Camp in WA.
    We are honest, hardworking all-rounders, with stamina and an "old" generational mindset & integrity. Other experience includes; home owner, house renovations, mechanic, coach driver/guide. Massage therapy from cruise ships to the terminally ill, USA, Overseas and Australia.
    Speak English & conversational German.
     
  • WHY WE HOUSE SIT
  • Chance to experience life in a different town, state, country, climate that we might not normally visit
  • A break from Caravan Life
  • To enjoy the company of pets, especially dogs (Cats for Eva), as we lost ours not long ago and she left a big hole in our lives.
  • Enjoy keeping our hands in at gardening, maintenance work and looking after a home
  • A chance to play sport and meet the locals
     
  • OUR CURRENT SITUATION
  • Our caravan is our home
  • We travel throughout Australia, being very flexible where we go and for how long
  • We operate mobile businesses wherever we are. Travel Agent, Massage Therapist and Online Business Promotions. House-sitting is also a chance to expand awareness of our businesses in new areas.
  • House-sitting is often the reason we will head to a particular town, region or country.
     
  • OUR AIMS
  • To provide a caring environment for your pets and ensure they are happy & healthy and love to see us every morning.
  • To care for your property and gardens as we would our own and leave in as good or better condition than when we first arrived
  • To get to know and be involved with neighbours & local communities
  • To work with you prior to our appointment to ensure you feel completely comfortable with us looking after your pets and property. (As a travel agent I know just how important it is to be relaxed before you go away knowing your home & pets are being well looked after)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
Jonathan 0429 093 875   -   Eva 0439 367 422

-1373- Names . . Lynette Cropper -1372- Names . . Gwen Leske
Dates available: Now onwards
Preferred area:
All areas
Occupation:
hospitality, bar, and cafe barista ...
Ages
53
  • Let me introduce myself, I am Lyne, a single quiet lady who has decided to retire and live the dream whilst house and pet sitting along the way.
    At present I have a 14yr old male placid English staffie and a 21' caravan which is getting set up for free parking, thus on farms can use van.
    Love all animals, and will ensure all taken care of with affection and kindness. Also enjoy the gardens, lawns, and as not a pub or club person, am quiet, so a more home body is your guarantee your house will be well cared for.
    Thanking you and hope to hear from you soon.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0410 327 742

Dates available: from mid October 2014
Preferred area: South Australia and NSW within a days drive from Sydney
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
77
  • I am experienced as a house-sitter, for many years.
    As a 77 year old pensioner, I am still quite fit and healthy. I enjoy travelling around Australia, usually driving with a friend.
    I am happy to keep a tidy house, take care for your garden, and mind your pets, keeping them happy in your absence.
    I prefer rural areas, unusual places and shorter times of housesit, like 1 or 2 weeks. Though I am open to all offers.
    A love of reading, photography, sewing and various crafts, fill in my spare time.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
08 8298 2214

-1371- Names . . Robyn Clifford -1369- Names . . Denise Franklin
Dates available: From 1/11/14 on
Preferred area: Nsw, Qld, WA, Tas.
Townsville, Broome, Margaret River, Scamander, St Helens, Dubbo, Lord Howe Island, Tuncurry.

Occupation: Home school mum / house sitter
Ages
46
  • Hi, I am a mature lady that takes pride in cleanliness and treats other peoples property as my own.
    I have 2 children a boy aged 13 and a girl aged 11 who are home-schooled. We love animals and have had cats, dogs, fish, horses and birds as pets through out the years. I love gardening, travelling and being in nature.
    We have our own car and are flexible with dates.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0437 611 122

Dates available: From 1/4/15 onwards
Preferred area:
Northern Beaches of Sydney & Central Coast
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
65
  • Hello, My name is Denise Franklin, a mature single lady, non smoker, non drinker, enjoying a healthy lifestyle, being interested in natural therapies and preventative medicine.
    I have been housesitting for 8yrs now, an animal lover, having worked voluntarily for the NSW Animal Welfare League, caring for and re-homing dogs which I have found very rewarding.
    Having been a homeowner, including pets, I can appreciate the need for reliable and caring housesitters and am conscious of the security needs for keeping your home and pets safe, giving you peace of mind whilst you travel.
    I have a list of referees from previous house-sits together with NSW and QLD Police Clearance Certificates available.
    I would like to hear from you if I could be of assistance to you.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0411 416 658

-1363- Names . . Brian Connett -1364- Names . . Brandy Robinson
Dates available: August, September 2014 & from December onwards
Preferred area: SA, Vic, NSW, Qld
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter.
Ages
73
  • Retired 73 year old (male) with eight years housesitting experience, spends part of the year at a Buddhist retreat.
    I have August & September available & December onwards.
    Can supply references & a police clearance.
    I am good with animals (even cats).

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0497 185 117

Dates available: 19 July 2014 - Open
Preferred area: Newcastle and Surrounding Areas
Occupation: Duty Manager
Ages
32
  • I am a professional lady staying in Nelson Bay and I wish to move in to Newcastle. I am happy to sit in Newcastle and surrounding areas for short or long term.
    February 2015 I will be studying to become a vet nurse (3.5 years Cert 4).
    I am physically fit, house proud, very clean and tidy. I take pride in my
    home and would do the same with yours. I am happy to mow your lawn and care for your garden and plants.
    I am an experienced pet owner, having owned my own cats, dogs and sheep. I
    miss having a dog of my own to walk and would be a great friend to your
    beloved family pets.
    Police check and references available upon request.

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Phone:
0431 339 296

  -1357- Names . . Stefan & Jan
  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.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0434 878 928

-1355- Names . . Brie Baker -1354- Names . . Paul & Pauline Donohoe
Dates available: July 2014 onwards
Preferred area: All NSW, Canberra, Tasmania
Occupation: Security Officer
Ages
57
  • respectable, quiet, interest, happy go lucky.
    love Animals all, lover of music, like reading, watching doc and lifestyle channels.
    Have high police clearance.
    Extremely house proud, clean and tidy.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0412 073 412

Dates available:  26 June 2014 - indefinitely
Preferred area: All Victoria, NSW, Qld, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle & Worldwide
Occupation: Semi-retired Freelance photographer
Ages
60, 61.
  • Experienced House and Pet sitters with References and Police Certificates

    Hello from Paul and Pauline
    We are experienced home owners and house/pet sitters. (References and a recent National Police Certificate are available).
    We are a semi-retired mature and responsible couple travelling and exploring (home base in Tasmania). Paul is a freelance photographer and Pauline is an aspiring artist. Because of our work and interests our lives revolve around being "at home" wherever that might be. This means your home is occupied a great deal of the time and your pets have plenty of company.
    We have owned a number of loved and badly missed cats and dogs over the years and cared for many more in housesitting assignments. Animals in our care are always our first priority. We are more than able to care for all your pets' needs and able to deal with any situation that might arise while you are away.
    We are quiet, tidy and gentle people. Your home and animals will be cared for as if they were our own and you can go away with peace of mind, and come home to a clean, tidy and happy home (and pets!)
    We are in Australia at the moment and are happy to consider house/pet sits here and also in Europe, Asia and the United States.
    Thank you for viewing our profile. Please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your house and pet sitting needs. We look forward to hearing from you and (we hope) caring for your pets and home.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0404 624 446

-1352- Names . . Ches & Rick -1349- Names . . Gayleen & Pete Aitken
Dates available: ongoing
Preferred area: All Qld and
NSW
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
53 & 62
  • We are a married couple who have been sitting full-time for four years now and therefore have many excellent references.
    We will care for your homes, gardens and pets.
    We are both non-drinkers and non-smokers and have a background of working in caring fields (disability and aged care).
    We ran a holiday farm for several years and managed some holiday apartments by the sea.
    We are experienced with a large variety of animals (both inside and out) and would love to care for yours. They will have lots of extra attention. Let us know what animals you have and we'll let you know how our experience matches your needs.
    We did sitting in South Australia from August 2007 and have been in Queensland and Northern NSW since April 2008 doing a variety of sits. We still have some gaps in our schedule.
    We are also very keen on obtaining sits on the Gold Coast and in the surrounding areas.
    We are happy to discuss both short or long term sits.

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Phone:

Dates available: From March 2015 onwards
Preferred area: No preference; all areas are OK
Occupation:
Managers - experienced sitters
Ages
60, 67.
  • We are a professional couple that have owned our own properties and so will respect your house as if it is our own. We are non-smokers and have clean and tidy household habits.
    We have recently become carers of a 20 month old special needs child about a year ago and are looking forward to giving him some early educational training. We are 'pet friendly' and have owned a number of pets over the years. Lawn care and minor property maintenance are no problem at all.
    We are currently in the NT but can travel to any state in Australia; remote areas are fine with us.
    We have provided house sitting over last few years and can provide references if required.

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Phone:
0459 159 646

-1348- Names . . Katharina & Raphael -1347- Names . . Ray & Bev Coleman
Dates available: 2014
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: Open
Preferred area: All Australia
Occupation:
Retired
Ages
63, 61
  • We are travelling around Australia, we sold our home.
    Looking to help house owners. We love dogs/cats, we don't have any while touring. no reason to rush home. Time doesn't mean anything to us.
    Eastern States would be good, but doesn't matter.
    Any questions you have I would love to answer.
    Hope to hear more.

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Phone:
0417 621 944

-1346- Names . . Janis & Adrian -1345- Names . . Susan Miller
Dates available: Not available until - 31/01/2015
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

Dates available: from February 2015 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. :)

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Phone:
0405 645 688

-1342- Names . . Daryl & Lyn Armstrong -1336- Names . . Geoff & Peta Donegan

Dates available: Not available at present
Preferred area:
all areas Vic., Qld., N.S.W. and S.A.
Occupation:
Both Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
65+

  • Experienced sitters. We are a couple in our 60s retired non smokers and drinkers have been house sitting for just on 8 years have excellent references.
    Have a small terrier who we live with, people and animal friendly and very quiet. My husband is an ex farmer who loves the out doors, also experienced in many fields.
    We
    are honest and caring people who loves animals and will look after your house and property with tender and loving care.
    We
    have our own caravan so we do see a lot of our beautiful country.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0427 734 626

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

-1331- Names . . Karral Miller & Neil Stabb -1333- Names . . Stella & Ian Miller
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.

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Phone:
02 6071 8621

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:

  -1323- Names . . Beverley Nester
  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.

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Phone:
08 8242 5795

-1322- Names . . Ian L. Gregory -1321- Names . . Mr. Balazs Bercesi and his family
Dates available: Fully booked for now
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
71
  • 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.

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Phone:
0403 189 677

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

-1318- Names . . Bill Murray -1313- Names . . Jackie & Tony Rouse
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.

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Phone:
02 6294 8225

Dates available: 11th Jan to 26th Feb
Preferred area: Victoria, NSW, QLD, SA AND WA
Occupation: Retired
Ages
64 & 66
  • Experienced sitters in Australia.
    We are a retired couple (both non smokers) We currently live in the UK but have visited Australia many times over the last 15 years. Our son and daughter in law and 2 grandsons live in Bentleigh Victoria.
    We would like to house sit for someone within approx. 1 hours drive from our family so that we can visit them on a regular basis but not intrude on their lives by living with them.
    We are honest, reliable, trustworthy and houseproud. We are willing to show love and affection to your pets and take great care with your house and garden.
    We also would love to see other areas and although we do not want to spend all our time elsewhere would be happy to fit in for a couple of weeks.

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Phone:

-1310- Names . . Tony & Maureen Visser  
Dates available: Anytime
Preferred area:
All NSW
Occupation:
Hairdresser & Plumber
Ages
65, 69
  • Tony and I have just spent the last 2 years travelling around Australia. We still have itchy feet and even though we live in paradise here in the mid north coast of NSW, it was suggested to us that house sitting would be worth investigating....
    We are pet lovers and very practical people. Tony has been in the building game forever and is the world's best handyman, and my scissors have trimmed hair all around the country!

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Phone:
0402 012 431

 
-1303- Names . . Jenny Geary, James Geary -1306- Names . . Maylene & Roger Evans
Dates available: January 2014 - December 2014 - 2 weeks to 1 month
Preferred area: Sth NSW - Bowral to Bundanoon to Berry etc
Occupation: Casual Teacher / Hospitality
Ages
69, 32
  • Short-term casual teaching jobs provide a chance for me to house-sit, supported by current certificates/experience in Real Estate sales and property management; JP for NSW; Australia Day community service awards; BA/Tchg degree; Working with children background checks; etc.
    Available from Bowral to Bundanoon and beyond to Berry!
    My adult son, James, who works in Hospitality, often shares my house-sitting commitments, when he's in Australia.
    Cheers, Jenny.

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Phone:
0419 402 907

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.

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Phone: 0402 422 508

-1283- Names . . Barry & Merle Wheeler -1275- Names . . Adrian & Fay Johns
Dates available: 2014
Preferred area: Forster NSW to Gold Coast Qld + South Coast NSW
Occupation: Retired Transport Manager
Ages
Mature - experienced sitters
  • I worked for Linfox Transport Pty Ltd for 25 years as a driver and then a transport manager and retired in 1996.
    We are a married retired couple, non smokers and currently living on the Central Coast in N.S.W.
    We decided we would like to house sit anywhere on the coast from Forster to the Gold Coast in Queensland, also we would like to house sit on the south coast as well. My wife and myself like gardening and my wife is very clean and reliable and we are honest and friendly.
    My wife and myself will travel to meet the people who ring us to house sit for them so they can meet us and we can meet them. We are healthy and fit and will travel.
    We have been house minding since 2008.
    Barry and Merle.

E-mail: 
Phone:
02 4397 2334 - 0403 198 295

Dates available: April 2015 to forever
Preferred area: All areas near coast - North in winter, South in Summer
Occupation: Semi retired
Ages
69, 67
  • Experienced sitters.
    We are semi-retired "Grey Nomads" who travel with our grey cat Boris. Boris is a friendly 14 year old who gets on well with other cats as well as dogs.
    Owning our own home, we are conscientious and clean house sitters (having done several sits and can provide references).
    We
    have house sat in Karratha and Boddington Western Australia and then to Kumbia Qld and Sale Victoria.
    Adrian has a mechanical background and is a very able handyman.
    Fay was a vet nurse and we are willing to "do" gardens and pets.
    Ideally we like to spend the winter months in the north of Australia and the summer months in the south, preferably near or on the coast as we are keen fishermen.

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Phone:
0438548131 -  0437448045

 

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Sitters Available - Northern NSW

  -1036- Names . . Stella
  Dates available: January 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic
Queensland - big or small up and down Bruce Hwy (Not Brisbane)
NSW, (not Sydney or the Mountain regions though) and especially ACT and Eastern Coast Victoria ie. around Batemans Bay areas etc

Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter

Ages 64
  • Hi! My name is Stella, a retired Nurse, active 60+, done some 'Nomad-ing', travelled to lots of places in each State, and still enjoy seeing even more of our great country, so, find House Sitting is a wonderful way to experience this. My base is SA; currently in Qld. Next availability January 2015.
    I'm happy to mind your House pets/ birds/domestic birds/plants etc, can walk your dogs daily, and do not mind some light gardening. Having been a home owner, also had tenants, rented myself, I am very aware of expectations of homeowners. I go for long walks daily, so a dog would be great company. Being a very practical, reliable, organised, clean & tidy, self sufficient person, an excellent housekeeper, I also know my way around the garden.
    Through life experience living in remote areas/ cities/small towns, (childhood on a farm), I cope with most things calmly. I believe you will not be disappointed choosing me to look after your home, garden, house pets/ chooks etc, and mail, in your absence.
    My timeframes are flexible so can do short or longer term sits.
    Currently (late 2014) minding a house in Cairns, for several months, so will be available again by 2015, wanting to stay in North Qld probably until after the 'Wet' season when the roads are open and safe again, so can consider later into the year, travelling south again, but not in Brisbane. For years lived on Sunshine Coast, so know that area. All offers will be considered though as it is all about the adventure: new friends in different places.
    My referees are happy to give verbal assurances to my integrity and worth. I am looking forward to talking to you (on Skype if that is easy for you). I will supply reference contacts via email when requested. So 'Thanks' in anticipation of your call.
    2014 has seen me in Adelaide Hills for a month: Tasmania - 3 months - 6 weeks in a Northern farmhouse then 6 weeks in Hobart; 1 month in the Canberra coldness; 2 weeks thawing out on Sunshine Coast; now repeat 'sitting' in Cairns for several months for one of my referees, then away for Christmas. Let's see where 2015 takes me.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Stella. :-)

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Phone: 0427 798 397

-1035- Names . . Jayne & Michael Fogg -1034- Names . . Terry Sellars
Dates available: 06/01/15 to 10/03/15
Preferred area: 200km Brisbane, Nth Qld, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Nth NSW
Occupation: Retired
Ages
69, 79.
  • We are a retired couple, Michael & Jayne, from Chesham UK, where we have lived in our owned home for 35 years. We are a reliable, trustworthy, practical, organised, active and tidy-minded pair, and will show every respect for your home and pets.
    We love visiting Australia, and have made 9 separate trips over the last 14 years to travel and explore many areas. (some Aussies that we meet, tell us that we have seen more of their country than they have!)
    Now our main attraction for another visit, is to be more settled, within 2 hours driving from our lovely son and his family, who have lived just south of Brisbane for the last 7 years and are now Australian citizens.
    We are both non-smokers. We love going on long walks, so a dog would be great company.
    Gardening is one of our interests, so we would happily maintain yours while you are away. Our other interests include reading, exploring the local area, swimming, (a pool would be great, but not essential) and keeping in touch with the rest of the family via internet. We have 4 children in total, and 9 gorgeous grandchildren in UK and Brisbane.
    We would be available from early January 2015, to mid March 2015.
    We can offer character references from Australian citizens.

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Phone:
+44 (0)1494 775096

Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All Areas
Occupation: Retired Teaching (Arts)
Ages
60's
  • Experienced sitter over many years through this site.
    Single male, House and garden proud.
    Attentive to all aspects of home care and always vigilant of security. Pets, (singular) are a bonus, am a dog person.
    If you want your home kept happy I am now available any time.
    Please feel free to ring.

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Phone:
0428 554 887

-1033- Names . . Anneke Hekman -1032- Names . . Jenny Zintilis
Dates available: 22nd February till December
Preferred area:
Byron Bay
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Ages
55
  • Hello there! I have been a home owner myself and know how to take care of a house. I also can be in charge of your garden.
    I really love pets and I am very capable to see to their well being.
    I would like to say of myself that I am a very practical, trustworthy and inventive woman. If there are special issues you need to discus about your home, I will be discreet and try to do my very best for you.
    I would love to take care of your place, so when you get back home all is in splendid order.

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Phone:
0627438636

Dates available: From 1 December with flexibility
Preferred area:
Melbourne to Mildura area; Sydney to Port Macquarie area
Occupation: Chef
Ages
58
  • Experienced sitter, currently sitting in Adelaide.
    Meticulous and careful in my own home and more so in yours. I was born to help others I am told. Love looking after dogs and cats and have a seven year old Cocker Spaniel, Dino. Have walked dogs and fed fish for past clients for whom I have been a housekeeper and cook. Have an 'Enhanced Police Clearance' dated May 2010 which was required for some housekeeping and cooking jobs.
    Youthful in my fifties, non smoker, energetic and interested in life - not overly opinionated I am told - like to think out solutions and have good contingency always as backups. Have worked in the past with very demanding people, both commercially for a Merchant Bank and in various kitchens.
    Australian and proud to be - born and raised - need to return to reunite with Aussie air.
    I don't wish to be idle during my visit, hence my keen-ness to provide a useful service. My husband and daughter have given me their blessings and will look after Dino the dog.
    My expertise in cooking is Greek from Cyprus with a view to filling the table. Traditional 'slow cooking' or BBQ expertise.
    Was born in Sydney, raised Queensland and left from Melbourne. Adelaide: my father is there and I use to live there. I am v happy with a chance to offer my help for a Melbourne family. I will feel quite at home back there.

    Currently sitting in Adelaide where I've been since 15 October caring for 5 cats and keeping the house tidy.
    I am available and very keen to assist based on following dates which are flexible from 19/20 November:
    From 1 December with flexibility - Can cover Melbourne to Mildura area.
    From 6 or 7 Dec I can cover NSW, Sydney to Port Macquarie area.
    Brisbane, Gold Coast after then.
    I have responded to an ad for NSW Central Coast. Care for a small poodle.
    My tel in Adelaide - best in morning by 10am or evening from 7pm: (8)82969005. Email works well also.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
+44 (0)1202 417762

-1031- Names . . Jeanette Woodrow -1030- Names . . Walter & Elly Hes
Dates available: Now onwards, long-term only
Preferred area:
All Qld and Nth NSW
Occupation: Pensioner, But Qualified in Engineer, Welder, Spray painter
Ages
66
  • Very Experienced sitter for country properties, long term only.
    Very capable lady with own mobile home. And all the tools for Fencing, also chain saws, and, post hole boring tools, wire spinner.
    Very experienced with animals and farm work - my life is all about Animals (The Little People). I have my own working dogs, and stock horse.
    Please contact me to discuss your details
    Thank you Jeanette

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0421 936 083

Dates available: mid November - January 5, 2015, esp Christmas
Preferred area: the Hunter, NSW, Maitland, Singleton, Newcastle, Cessnock etc
Also, Northern part of Sydney or the Central Coast
Occupation: Retired
Ages
75, 72
  • Experienced Sitters, with references.
    Walter and I (former Dutchies) are looking for a house sit around
    mid November - January 5, 2015, especially around Christmas time to visit our daughter. Available for Hunter, Central Coast or Northern Sydney.
    We are non-smokers and had a Post Office agency for 19 years.
    We own our own home and would be very careful picking housesitters for our home, so we want to assure you that we would look after your property as if it was our own.
    We have travelled around Australia in a motorhome for 3 years before settling down here. Through housesitworld we found several housesitting jobs during that travel time, so we had the best of both worlds. We'd like a bit of that back and hope somebody will trust us again with their property.
    We can provide references on request.
    Looking after a dog, cat, fish or chickens would be a pleasure.
    Please contact us for more information.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
03 5259 2430 or 0448 988 672

-1029- Names . . Michael & Mary Nolan -1028- Names . . Ron & Raelene Oliver

Dates available: Open
Preferred area:
All Qld, Sydney, San Francisco
esp. coastal towns of Queensland and Sydney and the Hunter valley in NSW.

Occupation:
Engineer and Accountant

Ages
60, 56

  • We are a professional semi-retired couple from Ireland. I am an Australian citizen and have spent years in Australia.
    We are experienced animal lovers, gardeners and property owners, and international travellers.
    House sitting is not common here in Ireland but we have taken care of family and friends homes while they were on holiday as well as pets.
    In us you get the total package, there is nothing in maintenance that Michael cannot handle, add to that my expertise in keeping the garden and house clean and tidy at all times as well as our love of animals and you have everything you need for peace of mind while you are away.
    We are home owners here in rural Ireland and have 3 grown up professional children all now left home. We are now taking time to ourselves and intend travelling around Australia for the next few years.
    We are very open on dates, long term sitting is of particular interest.

    At home we will be leaving our own beloved pets with family, a beautiful 8 year old Pomeranian dog and a 10 year old cat both of which are part of the family. W
    e also have a lovely aquarium with a dozen fish.
    We spend lots of time in our 1/2 acre plot where we grow veggies and all our own
    flowers and plants.
    We are extremely house proud and our home inside and out is kept really neat and tidy and we would apply the same standard to any property we look after. Michael is a DIY specialist and have no problems dealing with any issues that may arise in the house
    inside or out.
    We have rented many properties over the years while travelling with our children and have always kept them to the required standard. For some reason animals seem to take to us very easily and we are friends in a short time.

    We are both non smokers and only take the occasional drink.

    If you would like to know more about us and how we can assist with taking care of your home, pets and garden while you are away please give us a call or email us at any time. (Happy to telephone or Skype you for a more in-depth chat)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0035391798058 - also Skype available

Dates available: All Year
Preferred area: All States and areas
Occupation: Retired company owners
Ages 71, 65
  • We own a beautiful home in the suburb of North Adelaide, South Australia and while not wanting to leave it for excessively long periods would love to explore different regions of Australia that are not particularly on the normal holiday destinations list.
    We are world travellers who would now love to camp in our own "Big Back Yard" for a change.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: Home: 08 8267 6694 Ron mob: 0412 825 426

-1025- Names . . Meera Moyne -1026- Names . . Judith Mack
Dates available: from November 2014 Long term works well for us as well.
Preferred area: Eastern seaboard of NSW, Qld first; then NT, WA, SA, Victoria, NZ and Europe.
Occupation:
Translator, writer - Experienced sitter
Ages
53
  • Currently in the Southern Highlands repeat sitting for owners of large properties with dogs, cats, chooks and horses. love the country and love the Sea.
    Professional, serious animal lover! Great caretaker of houses, pools and grounds. Good with mowing and gardening.
    Non smoking, experienced. Love quiet and privacy. House proud, reliable, good people and animal skills. Used to executives as well as a great variety of places, animals and people. Low key areas, off the grid, simple homes as good as all else. Animals come first and we foster a great relationship with them. We do get attached. Environmentally conscious recycling, growing, creative. Good at keeping communication open.
    Was raised in Provence and Europe. Have travelled extensively, owned my own houses and looked after many properties and animals as my own. I live with my 10 year old son who is a wonderful companion to the animals and follows distance education. We are fit and healthy (vegan), love walking and playing with the dogs and caring for them in every way needed. Adore cats. Was brought up with cats dogs, farm animals and horses. Good caregiver. Animal and Nature advocate. Peaceful. self assured. Safe. Good initiative in stressful situations.
    Currently writing a book and finishing a long term research project. Have been translating, fixing interviews and done Voice Overs for the ABC in Sydney, Paris, London and for International media production companies for the past 30 years.
    Have excellent character and professional references/ police check and would love to be there for you and your animals.
    Meera.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0421 787 419

Dates available: April 2015 onwards
Preferred area:
All Qld, NSW, Canberra
Occupation:
caregiver, supermarket demonstrator, checkout operator
Ages
63
  • Experienced pet sitter.
    Hi there, I am a kiwi woman who has had her children jump the ditch and find Australian partners. I would love to look after your cherished home and pets and love them like you do. I enjoy walking and would rise early and take your dog for a good walk before it got too hot. I would play with the dog and brush he or she, no problem. chooks, cats, kangaroos, whatever you have!!!
    I have a son living with me, who has slight disabilities regarding learning. We have had a pretty wet winter in Whangarei this year and I am yearning for some sunshine.
    I have children and a sister living in Queensland but as they are pretty busy, I like to be independent, but can stay part of the time, in between house-sits, with them. My son has just obtained a position as a registered nurse at Caloundra private hospital and his wife is a legal secretary. My sister works for a group of medical consultants near Cleveland in Brisbane.
    I have done pet and dog sitting before and could give you names and phone numbers to check me out.
    I am not gifted in hi-tech stuff at all. Ring me and have a chat, or email me.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0064 94350131 cell +64 (0)2108578376

-1023- Names . . Ann & Rodney Austin -1024- Names . . Brenda Veres & Julius Szasz
Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All NSW, ACT
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
63, 66.
  • We are non smoking 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, we are able to travel to different areas.
    We are caring, responsible and trustworthy couple who will take to worry out of who's looking after your home while you are away.
    We can offer many contacts as person referees.
    We have had 2 sits already and another 2 coming up soon and thoroughly enjoying the experience.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0428481629 (Ann) 0427481629 (Rodney)

Dates available: from 12th January 2015
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Very Experienced sitters
Ages
56 & 68
  • Experienced sitters - available again from 12th January 2015
    Currently housesitting in Campbelltown till late October.
    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.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0458 304 383

-1019- Names . . Jonathan & Eva Chadwick -1018- Names . . Frank & Gina Atkinson

Dates available: From Now to March 31, 2015
Preferred area:
All NSW, ACT, QLD, Tasmania, Victoria
Occupation:
Semi Retired. Mobile Travel Agent & Massage Therapist.
Experienced Sitters

Ages
59, 55

  • Both Jonathan and I are living the life we love, seeing Australia with caravan in tow. We love animals, the outdoors and country locations.
    We have a wide range of experience from looking after houses in Hawaii to Caretakers of a Religious Camp in WA.
    We are honest, hardworking all-rounders, with stamina and an "old" generational mindset & integrity. Other experience includes; home owner, house renovations, mechanic, coach driver/guide. Massage therapy from cruise ships to the terminally ill, USA, Overseas and Australia.
    Speak English & conversational German.
     
  • WHY WE HOUSE SIT
  • Chance to experience life in a different town, state, country, climate that we might not normally visit
  • A break from Caravan Life
  • To enjoy the company of pets, especially dogs (Cats for Eva), as we lost ours not long ago and she left a big hole in our lives.
  • Enjoy keeping our hands in at gardening, maintenance work and looking after a home
  • A chance to play sport and meet the locals
     
  • OUR CURRENT SITUATION
  • Our caravan is our home
  • We travel throughout Australia, being very flexible where we go and for how long
  • We operate mobile businesses wherever we are. Travel Agent, Massage Therapist and Online Business Promotions. House-sitting is also a chance to expand awareness of our businesses in new areas.
  • House-sitting is often the reason we will head to a particular town, region or country.
     
  • OUR AIMS
  • To provide a caring environment for your pets and ensure they are happy & healthy and love to see us every morning.
  • To care for your property and gardens as we would our own and leave in as good or better condition than when we first arrived
  • To get to know and be involved with neighbours & local communities
  • To work with you prior to our appointment to ensure you feel completely comfortable with us looking after your pets and property. (As a travel agent I know just how important it is to be relaxed before you go away knowing your home & pets are being well looked after)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
Jonathan 0429 093 875   -   Eva 0439 367 422

Dates available: 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 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

-1011- Names . . Brian Connett -1010- Names . . Ches & Rick
Dates available: August, September 2014 & from December onwards
Preferred area: SA, Vic, NSW, Qld
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter.
Ages
73
  • Retired 73 year old (male) with eight years housesitting experience, spends part of the year at a Buddhist retreat.
    I have August & September available & December onwards.
    Can supply references & a police clearance.
    I am good with animals (even cats).

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0497 185 117

Dates available: ongoing
Preferred area: All Qld and
NSW
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
53 & 62
  • We are a married couple who have been sitting full-time for four years now and therefore have many excellent references.
    We will care for your homes, gardens and pets.
    We are both non-drinkers and non-smokers and have a background of working in caring fields (disability and aged care).
    We ran a holiday farm for several years and managed some holiday apartments by the sea.
    We are experienced with a large variety of animals (both inside and out) and would love to care for yours. They will have lots of extra attention. Let us know what animals you have and we'll let you know how our experience matches your needs.
    We did sitting in South Australia from August 2007 and have been in Queensland and Northern NSW since April 2008 doing a variety of sits. We still have some gaps in our schedule.
    We are also very keen on obtaining sits on the Gold Coast and in the surrounding areas.
    We are happy to discuss both short or long term sits.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:

-1007- Names . . Bill & Merion Somerset -1006- Names . . Malcolm & Joy Studd
Dates available: 14 May 2014 to Dec 2015
Preferred area: All Qld and nthn NSW
Occupation:
Retired
Ages
72, 79
  • We are active retirees interested in house sitting anywhere in Queensland or Northern NSW. Very flexible as to dates and areas.
    Please contact us to discuss your needs.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0427 556 675

Dates available: ongoing
Preferred area: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Nthn NSW
Occupation: Ret. Post Master & Chef
Ages 81, 77.
  • Experienced sitters.
    We are a very active retired couple - play social tennis, husband plays golf and table tennis. Love small dogs, chooks.
    We have done house-minding before and can supply references.
    We would take the utmost care of your house and belongings.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: (03) 9707 3786  or  0417 143 112

  -1004- Names . . Janis & Adrian
  Dates available: Not available until - 31/01/2015
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

-993- Names . . Daryl & Lyn Armstrong -991- Names . . Frank & Jean Jones

Dates available: Not available at present
Preferred area:
all areas Vic., Qld., N.S.W. and S.A.
Occupation:
Both Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
65+

  • Experienced sitters. We are a couple in our 60s retired non smokers and drinkers have been house sitting for just on 8 years have excellent references.
    Have a small terrier who we live with, people and animal friendly and very quiet. My husband is an ex farmer who loves the out doors, also experienced in many fields.
    We
    are honest and caring people who loves animals and will look after your house and property with tender and loving care.
    We
    have our own caravan so we do see a lot of our beautiful country.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0427 734 626

Dates available: Any time
Preferred area:
100km Gold coast
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
76, 72.
  • We are a retired couple with house-sitting experience in Australia for families in Queensland from whom we can obtain references if required. In addition to house-sitting and light garden maintenance (including lawn mowing) we have cared for a range of family pets including cats, dogs and one instance a Galah!
    Although elderly we are both healthy and physically active. Our hobbies include lawn bowls, walking, reading and gardening. We are social drinkers (wine only) and non-smokers with a positive outlook and a good sense of humour.
    We have a married daughter and grandchildren living on the Queensland coast, so house-sitting anywhere between the Sunshine Coast and Northern NSW enables us to visit family as well as enjoy your beautiful country.
    By virtue of our experience, age and personal standards we can be relied upon to treat your home, pets and possessions with the utmost respect.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0064-7 868 2588

-981- Names . . Tony & Maureen Visser -989- Names . . Ian L. Gregory
Dates available: Anytime
Preferred area:
All NSW
Occupation:
Hairdresser & Plumber
Ages
65, 69
  • Tony and I have just spent the last 2 years travelling around Australia. We still have itchy feet and even though we live in paradise here in the mid north coast of NSW, it was suggested to us that house sitting would be worth investigating....
    We are pet lovers and very practical people. Tony has been in the building game forever and is the world's best handyman, and my scissors have trimmed hair all around the country!

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0402 012 431

Dates available: Fully booked for now
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
71
  • 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

-976- Names . . Maylene & Roger Evans -972- Names . . Jean & Howard Dark
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 - 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

-971- Names . . Maree Le Page & Yvan Duerinckx -961- Names . . Jackie & Tony Rouse
Dates available: 1st December onwards - long term
Preferred area: Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Sydney Central Coast NSW
Occupation: Importer & Wholesaler of ladies' sleepwear
Ages
65, 69.
  • My husband and I are home owners ourselves and have been for the past 24 years. We are currently living in our own home on the Sunshine Coast of Qld.
    We both love animals, and my husband is very good with pets of all kinds, although he especially loves dogs.
    I am the cleanest, tidiest person I know - and we would both look after anyone else's home as if it were our own.
    We are what most home owners would call "dream housesitters" and we could provide glowing references if required.
    Ideally we would require a minimum stay of 6 months - and preferably longer.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0417-782613 or 0418-286545

Dates available: 1st Dec to 21st Dec and 11th Jan to 26th Feb
Preferred area: Victoria, NSW, QLD, SA AND WA
Occupation: Retired
Ages
64 & 66
  • Experienced sitters in Australia.
    We are a retired couple (both non smokers) We currently live in the UK but have visited Australia many times over the last 15 years. Our son and daughter in law and 2 grandsons live in Bentleigh Victoria.
    We would like to house sit for someone within approx. 1 hours drive from our family so that we can visit them on a regular basis but not intrude on their lives by living with them.
    We are honest, reliable, trustworthy and houseproud. We are willing to show love and affection to your pets and take great care with your house and garden.
    We also would love to see other areas and although we do not want to spend all our time elsewhere would be happy to fit in for a couple of weeks.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:

-957- Names . . Barry & Merle Wheeler -954- Names . . Adrian & Fay Johns
Dates available: 2014
Preferred area: Forster NSW to Gold Coast Qld + South Coast NSW
Occupation: Retired Transport Manager
Ages
Mature - experienced sitters
  • I worked for Linfox Transport Pty Ltd for 25 years as a driver and then a transport manager and retired in 1996.
    We are a married retired couple, non smokers and currently living on the Central Coast in N.S.W.
    We decided we would like to house sit anywhere on the coast from Forster to the Gold Coast in Queensland, also we would like to house sit on the south coast as well. My wife and myself like gardening and my wife is very clean and reliable and we are honest and friendly.
    My wife and myself will travel to meet the people who ring us to house sit for them so they can meet us and we can meet them. We are healthy and fit and will travel.
    We have been house minding since 2008.
    Barry and Merle.

E-mail: 
Phone:
02 4397 2334 - 0403 198 295

Dates available: April 2015 to forever
Preferred area: All areas near coast - North in winter, South in Summer
Occupation: Semi retired
Ages
69, 67
  • Experienced sitters.
    We are semi-retired "Grey Nomads" who travel with our grey cat Boris. Boris is a friendly 14 year old who gets on well with other cats as well as dogs.
    Owning our own home, we are conscientious and clean house sitters (having done several sits and can provide references).
    We
    have house sat in Karratha and Boddington Western Australia and then to Kumbia Qld and Sale Victoria.
    Adrian has a mechanical background and is a very able handyman.
    Fay was a vet nurse and we are willing to "do" gardens and pets.
    Ideally we like to spend the winter months in the north of Australia and the summer months in the south, preferably near or on the coast as we are keen fishermen.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0438548131 -  0437448045

  -939- Names . . Lynne Haeusler
  Dates available: from 8th November 2013 onwards
Preferred area:
NSW South & North coast & Central West & All Vic (not Melb), Hervey Bay area & South Coast SA
Occupation:
Housekeeper / Cleaner
Ages
70
  • I have been house-sitting and Caretaking properties for a couple of years, mainly for friends and relatives, and I have enjoyed doing this. I am also a keen gardener.
    I can supply you with very good references.
    Please feel free to phone me for any further info.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0400 586 831

 

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Sitters Available - Southern NSW

-422- Names . . Stella -421- Names . . Noeleen & Roger Stanley
Dates available: January 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic
Queensland - big or small up and down Bruce Hwy (Not Brisbane)
NSW, (not Sydney or the Mountain regions though) and especially ACT and Eastern Coast Victoria ie. around Batemans Bay areas etc

Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter

Ages 64
  • Hi! My name is Stella, a retired Nurse, active 60+, done some 'Nomad-ing', travelled to lots of places in each State, and still enjoy seeing even more of our great country, so, find House Sitting is a wonderful way to experience this. My base is SA; currently in Qld. Next availability January 2015.
    I'm happy to mind your House pets/ birds/domestic birds/plants etc, can walk your dogs daily, and do not mind some light gardening. Having been a home owner, also had tenants, rented myself, I am very aware of expectations of homeowners. I go for long walks daily, so a dog would be great company. Being a very practical, reliable, organised, clean & tidy, self sufficient person, an excellent housekeeper, I also know my way around the garden.
    Through life experience living in remote areas/ cities/small towns, (childhood on a farm), I cope with most things calmly. I believe you will not be disappointed choosing me to look after your home, garden, house pets/ chooks etc, and mail, in your absence.
    My timeframes are flexible so can do short or longer term sits.
    Currently (late 2014) minding a house in Cairns, for several months, so will be available again by 2015, wanting to stay in North Qld probably until after the 'Wet' season when the roads are open and safe again, so can consider later into the year, travelling south again, but not in Brisbane. For years lived on Sunshine Coast, so know that area. All offers will be considered though as it is all about the adventure: new friends in different places.
    My referees are happy to give verbal assurances to my integrity and worth. I am looking forward to talking to you (on Skype if that is easy for you). I will supply reference contacts via email when requested. So 'Thanks' in anticipation of your call.
    2014 has seen me in Adelaide Hills for a month: Tasmania - 3 months - 6 weeks in a Northern farmhouse then 6 weeks in Hobart; 1 month in the Canberra coldness; 2 weeks thawing out on Sunshine Coast; now repeat 'sitting' in Cairns for several months for one of my referees, then away for Christmas. Let's see where 2015 takes me.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Stella. :-)

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0427 798 397

Dates available: 1st Dec to Late January
Preferred area:
Victoria & NSW
Occupation: Retired
Ages
68, 64
  • Hi we are Kiwi Nomads and have been on the road traveling AU in our caravan for 3 years. We are retired engineer and nurse.
    We would like to spend some time staying put and thought what a nicer way to do it than to care for someone else's place and pets while they have time out. We have experienced country and city life before coming to AU.
    We have also been seasoned travellers overseas and we are a very honest and reliable couple.
    Trust this is of help to you, thank you for reading this and considering us. Look forward to meeting you one day.
    Blessings N&R.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0487439932   or   0487439942

-420- Names . . Sally Johnson & Lyn de Waard -419- Names . . Ron & Raelene Oliver
Dates available: Now onwards, see below
Preferred area: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, NT, see below
Occupation: Retired
Ages
73, 60.
  • Experienced house/pet sitters
    We are a retired nurse and teacher (73 and 60) having fun travelling around Australia in a Ute with a slide on camper. Every now and then, when we come in from the bush, it is good to have a break from the confined living space and to free up our vehicle so that we can explore an area and drink in the atmosphere.
    The idea of helping others to get away with peace of mind that their property and pets are in good hands also appeals to us.
    We have a wonderful home on the Sunshine Coast which we leave in the care of others, so we know what to expect from house sitters and that is what you will get from us.
    Animals have always been part of our life and we miss their companionship. We will care for yours as if they were our own.
    Experience with pools, daily maintenance and garden care are also part of our repertoire. 10 house/pet sits have been successfully negotiated and carried out to mutual satisfaction in the past 2 years.
    We are now (Oct 2014) travelling through NSW and after Christmas with family we will head south through Canberra, the high country, Victoria and SA before going north again through NT in about April 2015.
    If you are wanting a house/pet sitter along this route we are happy to discuss your needs.
    References available on request.
    Sally and Lyn

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0407 378 366

Dates available: All Year
Preferred area: All States and areas
Occupation: Retired company owners
Ages 71, 65
  • We own a beautiful home in the suburb of North Adelaide, South Australia and while not wanting to leave it for excessively long periods would love to explore different regions of Australia that are not particularly on the normal holiday destinations list.
    We are world travellers who would now love to camp in our own "Big Back Yard" for a change.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: Home: 08 8267 6694 Ron mob: 0412 825 426

-418- Names . . Margaret Owens -417- Names . . Judith Mack
Dates available: From June 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Sthn NSW, Canberra and Tasmania
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages 69
  • I am available again from June 2015 onwards..
  • I am an active, fit and healthy non-smoking lady. A keen gardener, enjoying nature, peace and quiet and all things colourful.
    I will take special care of animals, keep your home clean and tidy, and take care of mail/bills if needed.
    I have references from previous house sits in Brisbane, Blue Mountains and Canberra.
    My interests are music, (I also play the piano), painting, bush walking, swimming and cooking.
    Please call me or write if I could be the one you are looking for.
    Regards, Margaret.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0437 375 011

Dates available: April 2015 onwards
Preferred area:
All Qld, NSW, Canberra
Occupation:
caregiver, supermarket demonstrator, checkout operator
Ages
63
  • Experienced pet sitter.
    Hi there, I am a kiwi woman who has had her children jump the ditch and find Australian partners. I would love to look after your cherished home and pets and love them like you do. I enjoy walking and would rise early and take your dog for a good walk before it got too hot. I would play with the dog and brush he or she, no problem. chooks, cats, kangaroos, whatever you have!!!
    I have a son living with me, who has slight disabilities regarding learning. We have had a pretty wet winter in Whangarei this year and I am yearning for some sunshine.
    I have children and a sister living in Queensland but as they are pretty busy, I like to be independent, but can stay part of the time, in between house-sits, with them. My son has just obtained a position as a registered nurse at Caloundra private hospital and his wife is a legal secretary. My sister works for a group of medical consultants near Cleveland in Brisbane.
    I have done pet and dog sitting before and could give you names and phone numbers to check me out.
    I am not gifted in hi-tech stuff at all. Ring me and have a chat, or email me.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0064 94350131 cell +64 (0)2108578376

-416- Names . . Owen & Susan Holstein -415- Names . . Meera Moyne
Dates available: 10th Jan to 27th February 2015
Preferred area: South Coast NSW, Victoria or Tasmania
Occupation: Retired
Ages 69
  • Experience sitters.
    We have accepted two house sits which will take us up to Christmas. We will be available in the new year.
    We are an older couple married 48 years. We don't drink or smoke. I love to garden and keep the house clean and tidy. I am good with animals having owned cats dogs birds and poultry at different times. Owen is a handy man who will mow the lawns and do any minor repairs.
    We have references to confirm that we are honest and trustworthy.
    We just want to see a bit of Australia before settling back in our unit at Evans Head.
    We are in the 4th week of our housesit at Deception Bay, Lyn & Trevor are expected back about the 5th November. The house is very clean and tidy, it has everything that we need for cooking etc. the bed is very comfortable. The garden is very low maintenance, some pot plants to water and the lawn to mow. We are enjoying looking around the area. We have another housesit in December at Aspley Brisbane. We are free again from 10th Jan to 27th February to house sit South coast of NSW, Victoria or Tasmania.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0408 488 321

Dates available: from November 2014 Long term works well for us as well.
Preferred area: Eastern seaboard of NSW, Qld first; then NT, WA, SA, Victoria, NZ and Europe.
Occupation:
Translator, writer - Experienced sitter
Ages
53
  • Currently in the Southern Highlands repeat sitting for owners of large properties with dogs, cats, chooks and horses. love the country and love the Sea.
    Professional, serious animal lover! Great caretaker of houses, pools and grounds. Good with mowing and gardening.
    Non smoking, experienced. Love quiet and privacy. House proud, reliable, good people and animal skills. Used to executives as well as a great variety of places, animals and people. Low key areas, off the grid, simple homes as good as all else. Animals come first and we foster a great relationship with them. We do get attached. Environmentally conscious recycling, growing, creative. Good at keeping communication open.
    Was raised in Provence and Europe. Have travelled extensively, owned my own houses and looked after many properties and animals as my own. I live with my 10 year old son who is a wonderful companion to the animals and follows distance education. We are fit and healthy (vegan), love walking and playing with the dogs and caring for them in every way needed. Adore cats. Was brought up with cats dogs, farm animals and horses. Good caregiver. Animal and Nature advocate. Peaceful. self assured. Safe. Good initiative in stressful situations.
    Currently writing a book and finishing a long term research project. Have been translating, fixing interviews and done Voice Overs for the ABC in Sydney, Paris, London and for International media production companies for the past 30 years.
    Have excellent character and professional references/ police check and would love to be there for you and your animals.
    Meera.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0421 787 419

-414- Names . . Ann & Rodney Austin -413- Names . . Frank & Gina Atkinson
Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All NSW, ACT
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
63, 66.
  • We are non smoking 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, we are able to travel to different areas.
    We are caring, responsible and trustworthy couple who will take to worry out of who's looking after your home while you are away.
    We can offer many contacts as person referees.
    We have had 2 sits already and another 2 coming up soon and thoroughly enjoying the experience.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0428481629 (Ann) 0427481629 (Rodney)

Dates available: 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 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

-412- Names . . Brenda Veres & Julius Szasz -411- Names . . Jonathan & Eva Chadwick
Dates available: from 12th January 2015
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Very Experienced sitters
Ages
56 & 68
  • Experienced sitters - available again from 12th January 2015
    Currently housesitting in Campbelltown till late October.
    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.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0458 304 383

Dates available: From Now to March 31, 2015
Preferred area:
All NSW, ACT, QLD, Tasmania, Victoria
Occupation:
Semi Retired. Mobile Travel Agent & Massage Therapist.
Experienced Sitters

Ages
59, 55

  • Both Jonathan and I are living the life we love, seeing Australia with caravan in tow. We love animals, the outdoors and country locations.
    We have a wide range of experience from looking after houses in Hawaii to Caretakers of a Religious Camp in WA.
    We are honest, hardworking all-rounders, with stamina and an "old" generational mindset & integrity. Other experience includes; home owner, house renovations, mechanic, coach driver/guide. Massage therapy from cruise ships to the terminally ill, USA, Overseas and Australia.
    Speak English & conversational German.
     
  • WHY WE HOUSE SIT
  • Chance to experience life in a different town, state, country, climate that we might not normally visit
  • A break from Caravan Life
  • To enjoy the company of pets, especially dogs (Cats for Eva), as we lost ours not long ago and she left a big hole in our lives.
  • Enjoy keeping our hands in at gardening, maintenance work and looking after a home
  • A chance to play sport and meet the locals
     
  • OUR CURRENT SITUATION
  • Our caravan is our home
  • We travel throughout Australia, being very flexible where we go and for how long
  • We operate mobile businesses wherever we are. Travel Agent, Massage Therapist and Online Business Promotions. House-sitting is also a chance to expand awareness of our businesses in new areas.
  • House-sitting is often the reason we will head to a particular town, region or country.
     
  • OUR AIMS
  • To provide a caring environment for your pets and ensure they are happy & healthy and love to see us every morning.
  • To care for your property and gardens as we would our own and leave in as good or better condition than when we first arrived
  • To get to know and be involved with neighbours & local communities
  • To work with you prior to our appointment to ensure you feel completely comfortable with us looking after your pets and property. (As a travel agent I know just how important it is to be relaxed before you go away knowing your home & pets are being well looked after)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
Jonathan 0429 093 875   -   Eva 0439 367 422

-410- Names . . Gwen Leske -407- Names . . Janis & Adrian
Dates available: from mid October 2014
Preferred area: South Australia and NSW within a days drive from Sydney
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
77
  • I am experienced as a house-sitter, for many years.
    As a 77 year old pensioner, I am still quite fit and healthy. I enjoy travelling around Australia, usually driving with a friend.
    I am happy to keep a tidy house, take care for your garden, and mind your pets, keeping them happy in your absence.
    I prefer rural areas, unusual places and shorter times of housesit, like 1 or 2 weeks. Though I am open to all offers.
    A love of reading, photography, sewing and various crafts, fill in my spare time.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
08 8298 2214

Dates available: Not available until - 31/01/2015
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

-398- Names . . Daryl & Lyn Armstrong -390- Names . . Tony & Maureen Visser

Dates available: Not available at present
Preferred area:
all areas Vic., Qld., N.S.W. and S.A.
Occupation:
Both Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
65+

  • Experienced sitters. We are a couple in our 60s retired non smokers and drinkers have been house sitting for just on 8 years have excellent references.
    Have a small terrier who we live with, people and animal friendly and very quiet. My husband is an ex farmer who loves the out doors, also experienced in many fields.
    We
    are honest and caring people who loves animals and will look after your house and property with tender and loving care.
    We
    have our own caravan so we do see a lot of our beautiful country.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0427 734 626

Dates available: Anytime
Preferred area:
All NSW
Occupation:
Hairdresser & Plumber
Ages
65, 69
  • Tony and I have just spent the last 2 years travelling around Australia. We still have itchy feet and even though we live in paradise here in the mid north coast of NSW, it was suggested to us that house sitting would be worth investigating....
    We are pet lovers and very practical people. Tony has been in the building game forever and is the world's best handyman, and my scissors have trimmed hair all around the country!

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0402 012 431

-389- Names . . Ian L. Gregory -388- Names . . Jackie & Tony Rouse
Dates available: Fully booked for now
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
71
  • 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

Dates available: 1st Dec to 21st Dec and 11th Jan to 26th Feb
Preferred area: Victoria, NSW, QLD, SA AND WA
Occupation: Retired
Ages
64 & 66
  • Experienced sitters in Australia.
    We are a retired couple (both non smokers) We currently live in the UK but have visited Australia many times over the last 15 years. Our son and daughter in law and 2 grandsons live in Bentleigh Victoria.
    We would like to house sit for someone within approx. 1 hours drive from our family so that we can visit them on a regular basis but not intrude on their lives by living with them.
    We are honest, reliable, trustworthy and houseproud. We are willing to show love and affection to your pets and take great care with your house and garden.
    We also would love to see other areas and although we do not want to spend all our time elsewhere would be happy to fit in for a couple of weeks.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:

-386- Names . . Jenny Geary, James Geary -384- Names . . Jean & Howard Dark
Dates available: January 2014 - December 2014 - 2 weeks to 1 month
Preferred area: Sth NSW - Bowral to Bundanoon to Berry etc
Occupation: Casual Teacher / Hospitality
Ages
69, 32
  • Short-term casual teaching jobs provide a chance for me to house-sit, supported by current certificates/experience in Real Estate sales and property management; JP for NSW; Australia Day community service awards; BA/Tchg degree; Working with children background checks; etc.
    Available from Bowral to Bundanoon and beyond to Berry!
    My adult son, James, who works in Hospitality, often shares my house-sitting commitments, when he's in Australia.
    Cheers, Jenny.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0419 402 907

Dates available: 16/12/13 to 9/01/14 then 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

-379- Names . . Barry & Merle Wheeler -375- Names . . Adrian & Fay Johns
Dates available: 2014
Preferred area: Forster NSW to Gold Coast Qld + South Coast NSW
Occupation: Retired Transport Manager
Ages
Mature - experienced sitters
  • I worked for Linfox Transport Pty Ltd for 25 years as a driver and then a transport manager and retired in 1996.
    We are a married retired couple, non smokers and currently living on the Central Coast in N.S.W.
    We decided we would like to house sit anywhere on the coast from Forster to the Gold Coast in Queensland, also we would like to house sit on the south coast as well. My wife and myself like gardening and my wife is very clean and reliable and we are honest and friendly.
    My wife and myself will travel to meet the people who ring us to house sit for them so they can meet us and we can meet them. We are healthy and fit and will travel.
    We have been house minding since 2008.
    Barry and Merle.

E-mail: 
Phone:
02 4397 2334 - 0403 198 295

Dates available: April 2015 to forever
Preferred area: All areas near coast - North in winter, South in Summer
Occupation: Semi retired
Ages
69, 67
  • Experienced sitters.
    We are semi-retired "Grey Nomads" who travel with our grey cat Boris. Boris is a friendly 14 year old who gets on well with other cats as well as dogs.
    Owning our own home, we are conscientious and clean house sitters (having done several sits and can provide references).
    We
    have house sat in Karratha and Boddington Western Australia and then to Kumbia Qld and Sale Victoria.
    Adrian has a mechanical background and is a very able handyman.
    Fay was a vet nurse and we are willing to "do" gardens and pets.
    Ideally we like to spend the winter months in the north of Australia and the summer months in the south, preferably near or on the coast as we are keen fishermen.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0438548131 -  0437448045

  -364- Names . . Lynne Haeusler
  Dates available: from 8th November 2013 onwards
Preferred area:
NSW South & North coast & Central West & All Vic (not Melb), Hervey Bay area & South Coast SA
Occupation:
Housekeeper / Cleaner
Ages
70
  • I have been house-sitting and Caretaking properties for a couple of years, mainly for friends and relatives, and I have enjoyed doing this. I am also a keen gardener.
    I can supply you with very good references.
    Please feel free to phone me for any further info.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0400 586 831

 

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Canberra

Sitters Available - ACT

  -339- Names . . Stella
  Dates available: January 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic
Queensland - big or small up and down Bruce Hwy (Not Brisbane)
NSW, (not Sydney or the Mountain regions though) and especially ACT and Eastern Coast Victoria ie. around Batemans Bay areas etc

Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter

Ages 64
  • Hi! My name is Stella, a retired Nurse, active 60+, done some 'Nomad-ing', travelled to lots of places in each State, and still enjoy seeing even more of our great country, so, find House Sitting is a wonderful way to experience this. My base is SA; currently in Qld. Next availability January 2015.
    I'm happy to mind your House pets/ birds/domestic birds/plants etc, can walk your dogs daily, and do not mind some light gardening. Having been a home owner, also had tenants, rented myself, I am very aware of expectations of homeowners. I go for long walks daily, so a dog would be great company. Being a very practical, reliable, organised, clean & tidy, self sufficient person, an excellent housekeeper, I also know my way around the garden.
    Through life experience living in remote areas/ cities/small towns, (childhood on a farm), I cope with most things calmly. I believe you will not be disappointed choosing me to look after your home, garden, house pets/ chooks etc, and mail, in your absence.
    My timeframes are flexible so can do short or longer term sits.
    Currently (late 2014) minding a house in Cairns, for several months, so will be available again by 2015, wanting to stay in North Qld probably until after the 'Wet' season when the roads are open and safe again, so can consider later into the year, travelling south again, but not in Brisbane. For years lived on Sunshine Coast, so know that area. All offers will be considered though as it is all about the adventure: new friends in different places.
    My referees are happy to give verbal assurances to my integrity and worth. I am looking forward to talking to you (on Skype if that is easy for you). I will supply reference contacts via email when requested. So 'Thanks' in anticipation of your call.
    2014 has seen me in Adelaide Hills for a month: Tasmania - 3 months - 6 weeks in a Northern farmhouse then 6 weeks in Hobart; 1 month in the Canberra coldness; 2 weeks thawing out on Sunshine Coast; now repeat 'sitting' in Cairns for several months for one of my referees, then away for Christmas. Let's see where 2015 takes me.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Stella. :-)

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0427 798 397

-338- Names . . Sally Johnson & Lyn de Waard -337- Names . . Margaret Owens
Dates available: Now onwards, see below
Preferred area: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, NT, see below
Occupation: Retired
Ages
73, 60.
  • Experienced house/pet sitters
    We are a retired nurse and teacher (73 and 60) having fun travelling around Australia in a Ute with a slide on camper. Every now and then, when we come in from the bush, it is good to have a break from the confined living space and to free up our vehicle so that we can explore an area and drink in the atmosphere.
    The idea of helping others to get away with peace of mind that their property and pets are in good hands also appeals to us.
    We have a wonderful home on the Sunshine Coast which we leave in the care of others, so we know what to expect from house sitters and that is what you will get from us.
    Animals have always been part of our life and we miss their companionship. We will care for yours as if they were our own.
    Experience with pools, daily maintenance and garden care are also part of our repertoire. 10 house/pet sits have been successfully negotiated and carried out to mutual satisfaction in the past 2 years.
    We are now (Oct 2014) travelling through NSW and after Christmas with family we will head south through Canberra, the high country, Victoria and SA before going north again through NT in about April 2015.
    If you are wanting a house/pet sitter along this route we are happy to discuss your needs.
    References available on request.
    Sally and Lyn

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0407 378 366

Dates available: From June 2015 onwards
Preferred area: Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Sthn NSW, Canberra and Tasmania
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages 69
  • I am available again from June 2015 onwards..
  • I am an active, fit and healthy non-smoking lady. A keen gardener, enjoying nature, peace and quiet and all things colourful.
    I will take special care of animals, keep your home clean and tidy, and take care of mail/bills if needed.
    I have references from previous house sits in Brisbane, Blue Mountains and Canberra.
    My interests are music, (I also play the piano), painting, bush walking, swimming and cooking.
    Please call me or write if I could be the one you are looking for.
    Regards, Margaret.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0437 375 011

-336- Names . . Judith Mack -335- Names . . Ann & Rodney Austin
Dates available: April 2015 onwards
Preferred area:
All Qld, NSW, Canberra
Occupation:
caregiver, supermarket demonstrator, checkout operator
Ages
63
  • Experienced pet sitter.
    Hi there, I am a kiwi woman who has had her children jump the ditch and find Australian partners. I would love to look after your cherished home and pets and love them like you do. I enjoy walking and would rise early and take your dog for a good walk before it got too hot. I would play with the dog and brush he or she, no problem. chooks, cats, kangaroos, whatever you have!!!
    I have a son living with me, who has slight disabilities regarding learning. We have had a pretty wet winter in Whangarei this year and I am yearning for some sunshine.
    I have children and a sister living in Queensland but as they are pretty busy, I like to be independent, but can stay part of the time, in between house-sits, with them. My son has just obtained a position as a registered nurse at Caloundra private hospital and his wife is a legal secretary. My sister works for a group of medical consultants near Cleveland in Brisbane.
    I have done pet and dog sitting before and could give you names and phone numbers to check me out.
    I am not gifted in hi-tech stuff at all. Ring me and have a chat, or email me.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0064 94350131 cell +64 (0)2108578376

Dates available: Open
Preferred area: All NSW, ACT
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitters
Ages
63, 66.
  • We are non smoking 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, we are able to travel to different areas.
    We are caring, responsible and trustworthy couple who will take to worry out of who's looking after your home while you are away.
    We can offer many contacts as person referees.
    We have had 2 sits already and another 2 coming up soon and thoroughly enjoying the experience.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0428481629 (Ann) 0427481629 (Rodney)

-334- Names . . Deborah Strickland -333- Names . . James Humphreys
Dates available: Now onwards
Preferred area: Canberra
Occupation: Builder, Maintenance Manager.
Ages
50
  • I am a Country/Coast girl from Eden working in the city and I enjoy change.
    I am used to responsibilities managing unit complexes. In my job I am extremely hardworking and used to physical work.
    I really love animals, all different shapes and sizes. I adore dogs, cats are fun. I grew up with goats and horses.
    I am a non-smoker and very clean living.
    My family and friends would call me very resilient and I find fixing things and organising things easy so I think that I can offer those skills readily to my prospective house owners.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0409 925 013

Dates available: 15 September 2014 onwards
Preferred area: Canberra
Occupation: Teacher / business owner
Ages 36
  • Hi :-)
    I am a professional, highly motivated and trustworthy guy. I have a great respect for other peoples possessions and have house sat for friends previously.
    I am currently a full time teacher at CIT teaching fitness. I am a former serving member of the Australian army and have spent time overseas on operational deployment, where I received a Chief Of Staff award for my contribution.
    I have a very well trained 18 month old poodle x that I will have part time with me. He is exceptionally well behaved, toilet trained, and does not shed fur. He is a champion little soul and everyone who meets him, LOVES him :-)
    I have many people who are highly respected in Canberra who can give references.
    Hope to speak to you soon.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0401 369 765

-332- Names . . David & Helen Morris -331- Names . . Carolyn Patrick
Dates available: late Oct 2014 - Late April 2015
Preferred area: Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra
Occupation: Retired Business Owner and Nurse
Ages 64, 66.
  • We are presently house and pet sitting a beautiful Cavalier dog which finishes Oct 23rd. We are really enjoying this first Housesit. We will enjoy and treat you home and animals as if they were our own,
    We have been house owners since before we were married, 35 years ago. We have Renovated homes and place great value in the investment in a Home.
    Presently, we are on a 'Gap Year', having rented out our own home in Broadbeach waters QLD for 12 months. We are doing rotations around our 3 Kids and soon to be 6 Grandchildren. One of our daughters lives in Perth, the other in Canberra. Each has 1 child, with 1 on the way, so we would like to spend time with each of them, but not be locked into lengthy tenancies.
    David is very active and loves to bike the long Kms., Helen is more content to be home, coffee-ing or pottering in the garden.
    We will look after your home as if it were our own.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0412 781 814

Dates available: February 2015 Ongoing
Preferred area: Canberra
Occupation: Youth Health Nurse
Ages
54
  • I have lived in the inner north of Canberra for most of my life and have 3 grown up delightful children who are all now independent. I work as a clinic nurse for a NGO with 12 to 25yr old young people from marginalised backgrounds. I am lucky enough to love my job.
    Apart from my family, my interests include gardening, travel, reading, drawing, bush walking and mindfulness meditation. I have in the past, been a keen pet owner over many years.
    I am looking to do long term house sitting in Canberra. I will care for your home, pets and garden as if they were my own.
    I have a current police check and can provide several character references.
    Your home would be in very safe hands:)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0423 236 691

-328- Names . . Jonathan & Eva Chadwick -327- Names . . James Norton

Dates available: From Now to March 31, 2015
Preferred area:
All NSW, ACT, QLD, Tasmania, Victoria
Occupation:
Semi Retired. Mobile Travel Agent & Massage Therapist.
Experienced Sitters

Ages
59, 55

  • Both Jonathan and I are living the life we love, seeing Australia with caravan in tow. We love animals, the outdoors and country locations.
    We have a wide range of experience from looking after houses in Hawaii to Caretakers of a Religious Camp in WA.
    We are honest, hardworking all-rounders, with stamina and an "old" generational mindset & integrity. Other experience includes; home owner, house renovations, mechanic, coach driver/guide. Massage therapy from cruise ships to the terminally ill, USA, Overseas and Australia.
    Speak English & conversational German.
     
  • WHY WE HOUSE SIT
  • Chance to experience life in a different town, state, country, climate that we might not normally visit
  • A break from Caravan Life
  • To enjoy the company of pets, especially dogs (Cats for Eva), as we lost ours not long ago and she left a big hole in our lives.
  • Enjoy keeping our hands in at gardening, maintenance work and looking after a home
  • A chance to play sport and meet the locals
     
  • OUR CURRENT SITUATION
  • Our caravan is our home
  • We travel throughout Australia, being very flexible where we go and for how long
  • We operate mobile businesses wherever we are. Travel Agent, Massage Therapist and Online Business Promotions. House-sitting is also a chance to expand awareness of our businesses in new areas.
  • House-sitting is often the reason we will head to a particular town, region or country.
     
  • OUR AIMS
  • To provide a caring environment for your pets and ensure they are happy & healthy and love to see us every morning.
  • To care for your property and gardens as we would our own and leave in as good or better condition than when we first arrived
  • To get to know and be involved with neighbours & local communities
  • To work with you prior to our appointment to ensure you feel completely comfortable with us looking after your pets and property. (As a travel agent I know just how important it is to be relaxed before you go away knowing your home & pets are being well looked after)

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
Jonathan 0429 093 875   -   Eva 0439 367 422

Dates available: Now - 31/12/14
Preferred area:
10km Canberra
Occupation:
Landscape Architect - Experienced sitter
Ages
28
  • I have house/pet sat in Canberra in the past and can provide contact details for references if required. I like that house sitting helps both sides out - for you, it's the peace of mind that someone is taking care of your home and your pets, providing security (mail collected, bins put out - appears someone is living there), and having your pets in their home environment while you're away. For me it's having my own space, being able to save on rent & bills and save for a home of my own one day, and getting to have the company of your pets.
    Originally from Byron, I'd like to move closer to home in a year so committing to sitting is my plan for 2014.
    I work full-time as a Landscape Architecture. I am responsible and respectful of others privacy and property.
    I love animals and grew up with cats and a dog, & a Menagerie of other critters growing up, so you needn't worry if you have pets - can assure you they would be in good company. I have also looked after chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, even a poddy calf at one point. For the latter I was probably out of my depth a bit, thankful for the experience though.
    I enjoy keeping myself busy, but also enjoy coming back to a quiet house to unwind. I don't smoke, I'm not a party person, but don't mind having dinner with friends.
    Happy to answer any questions you might have over a coffee so you can get to know me better or want to show me where you want some weeding done.
    Kind Regards James

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0404 740 732

-326- Names . . Eileen Norton -325- Names . . Brie Baker
Dates available:  Ongoing
Preferred area: Melbourne, All Victoria, Canberra
Occupation:
Community volunteer
Ages
63
  • Experienced sitter - unlimited dates at this point, my current commitment to dog sit completes 21-7 then next booked is 25-7 to 28-7.
    unavailable from 20-11 to 6-12.

    19 years experience aged care, very professional, diligent.
    respectful of person and possession. maintaining confidentiality.
    pet sitting presently, volunteering within community, variety of fields, supporting new migrants, assisting with cooking. serving community lunches.
    large capacity, no restrictions on time.
    be assured while I am on board you can relax and enjoy.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0414 073 462

Dates available: July 2014 onwards
Preferred area: All NSW, Canberra, Tasmania
Occupation: Security Officer
Ages
57
  • respectable, quiet, interest, happy go lucky.
    love Animals all, lover of music, like reading, watching doc and lifestyle channels.
    Have high police clearance.
    Extremely house proud, clean and tidy.

E-mail: Click here
Phone:
0412 073 412

-324- Names . . Paul & Pauline Donohoe -323- Names . . Stefan & Jan
Dates available:  26 June 2014 - indefinitely
Preferred area: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle & Worldwide
Occupation: Semi-retired Freelance photographer

Ages
60, 61.
  • Experienced House and Pet sitters with References and Police Certificates

    Hello from Paul and Pauline
    We are experienced home owners and house/pet sitters. (References and a recent National Police Certificate are available).
    We are a semi-retired mature and responsible couple travelling and exploring (home base in Tasmania). Paul is a freelance photographer and Pauline is an aspiring artist. Because of our work and interests our lives revolve around being "at home" wherever that might be. This means your home is occupied a great deal of the time and your pets have plenty of company.
    We have owned a number of loved and badly missed cats and dogs over the years and cared for many more in housesitting assignments. Animals in our care are always our first priority. We are more than able to care for all your pets' needs and able to deal with any situation that might arise while you are away.
    We are quiet, tidy and gentle people. Your home and animals will be cared for as if they were our own and you can go away with peace of mind, and come home to a clean, tidy and happy home (and pets!)
    We are in Australia at the moment and are happy to consider house/pet sits here and also in Europe, Asia and the United States.
    Thank you for viewing our profile. Please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your house and pet sitting needs. We look forward to hearing from you and (we hope) caring for your pets and home.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0404 624 446

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

-321- Names . . Susan Miller -319- Names . . Frank & Gina Atkinson
Dates available: from February 2015 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: 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 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

-314- Names . . Ian L. Gregory -312- Names . . Stella & Ian Miller
Dates available: Fully booked for now
Preferred area:
Anywhere
Occupation:
Retired - Experienced sitter
Ages
71
  • 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

Dates available: 2014 Ongoing
Preferred area: Melbourne, Adelaide, Qld, NSW, ACT
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:

  -311- Names . . Jean & Howard Dark
  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

 

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