House Sitting Victoria, Australia.

House sitting Victoria

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Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, and  all Victoria.

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From Geelong to Bendigo, Ballarat to Warragul, house sitting is a great way to experience all Victoria has to offer. Sitters wanted Melbourne and all Vic

Home owners - Find a house sitter for minding your home or pets in Victoria Australia. Read through the below lists of registered sitters until you find someone suitable to care for your property.

House carers may also check the sitters wanted Victoria ads for any last minute sits or register as available so owners can pre-screen and select who they think will best meet their needs.
Home minders
wanted for house sitting jobs in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, all Victoria.

 ... thanks to your website we have had many requests to do house sits in Melbourne and Tasmania so we would like to change our availability dates....
We have taken two Tasmanian bookings one in April/May and one in September/October and we have booked one for Melbourne June/July so these plus our regulars from way back when we first started with you make it necessary for us to give you new dates...
with regards, Jim and Frances, Melbourne & Tasmania.

Housesitting Victoria

  • Victoria House Sitters Available (Blue sections below)
    - Carers available for all areas Victoria House sitters Victoria
    - Carers available for Melbourne House sitters Melbourne
    (on a separate page)
    This is carers registered as available for house minding.
    Owners looking for a house or pet sitter will usually find someone suitable from these lists of registered sitters.
  • Victoria Sitters Wanted Ads from owners (Green section below)
    - Melbourne and All Victoria Sitters wanted Melbourne and All Vic
    (or scroll down).
    This is Owners advertising they need a house or pet minder.
    Anyone looking for vacant house minding jobs may respond however most owners do prefer to use registered sitters.

  • Owners - To place a FREE sitters wanted ad
    House sitters wanted

  • Carers - To register as available for Melbourne or anywhere Victoria Australia
    Register for house sitting

    One ad for ALL areas
    Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, all Victoria for 12 months.
    Many owners prefer to use registered sitters for minding their homes.

Questions and Answers on Home minding - What is House sitting, how does it work and what do you need to do to become a house sitter.
Advice for house carers from experienced sitters.
Long term home minders pass on Hints for housesitters based on their experiences over many years 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.

We recommend written agreements between all parties - sample written agreements
And checking of references

Testimonials from both owners and sitters
Articles and Housesitting Experiences in greater detail

Calendar - to assist with planning
We are returning home to NZ ... we are still receiving invites to house sit in Victoria and Tasmania.
Once we decide to start housesitting again we will be more than happy to register for another 12 months. Your website is very successful.
Regards, John & Linda, New Zealand to Australia.

Kryal Castle, Victoria, Australia

House sitting Vic

Take a House minding tour in Victoria and explore what there is on offer at your leisure.
Melbourne is the capital however many other areas are worth an extended visit, Ballarat, Bendigo, Swan Hill, Phillip Island.

Penguin Parade, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

From the Great Ocean Road to the Gold fields, from Ned Kelly at Glenrowan to Phar Lap in the Melbourne Museum, a great variety of things to do whilst housesitting in Victoria.

Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria, located on the south coast SW of Melbourne.
Ballarat is 100km north-west of Melbourne and is the largest inland city in Victoria. Also one of the most significant Victorian era boomtowns in Australia due to sustained gold rush.
Bendigo, is located in the centre of Victoria and notable for its Victorian architectural heritage and gold mining history.
Shepparton is located about 200km in-land north of Melbourne.
Mildura is located 550km north-west of Melbourne.
Warrnambool, on the south-west coast of Victoria is at the western end of the Great Ocean Road.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

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Sitters wanted for
Melbourne & All Victoria

Home Owners - if you find no one suitable below
we will run your "sitter wanted" ad for free

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Most home owners prefer to use registered sitters and won't need to advertise as needing a sitter
as they will usually find someone suitable from our database at the time they start looking.
Feedback since 1999 shows there is much more demand for sitters than listed
as we don't insist on owners placing wanted ads when not necessary,
so they can retain full control over who knows they're going to be away.

To CANCEL a sitters wanted ad,
 simply email your name and location to advising you now have a sitter.

Wanted Ads - Victoria
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A kind and caring sitter for our home and demanding cat and (going blind) sausage dog, oh yes and some fish

Dates: 27/2/16 to 10/4/16
Area: Geelong Vic
Les and Carolyn - Email
Telephone: 03 5248 5551

Listed 28/1/16

Mornington Peninsula
Need pet sitter Dromana Vic 2 - 10 March
2 dogs one border collie and one staff/mastiff weighing 60kg.
Will require police check and 2 refs.
Pls email me with as much info about as poss.
Home is older style.
Dogs require 2 walks per day and stay inside unless you go out.

Dates: 2 - 10 March
Area: Mornington Peninsula
Natasha - Email

Listed 25/1/16


Dates: 28 MAY 2016 - 2 JULY 2016
Area: MERNDA VIC - Close to Epping, South Morang
Yvonne - Email
Telephone: 0401 182 266

Listed 18/1/16

Koo Wee Rup
I need a house sitter to care for my house, 2 dogs - 1 is a 9 months old Labrador and a 4 year old staffy, also 1 rabbit and 2 fish

Dates: 24th Feb. - 10th March 2016
Area: Koo Wee Rup Vic
Emma - Email

Listed 5/1/16

Ferntree Gully (Outer Eastern Melbourne)
We are looking for a housesitter who would look after our cat and gold fish while we are away for 4½ months from February 1 to June 10 2016.
Both pets require very minimal care. The cat needs to be fed, let out to the garden in the morning and let back home at night. The fish needs water in a small pond changed every couple of weeks (takes 10 min), no fish feeding is required.
The place is close (walking distance) to shops and Ferntree Gully train station. Picturesque area near Mount Dandenong National park.
An established low maintenance garden surrounds a fully furnished house that is all yours to enjoy.
The housesitting will be free of rent, but we expect the housesitter to pay his/her utility bills:-
 electricity, gas, internet and interstate or international phone calls made from a landline.

Dates: 01 February to 10 June 2016
Area: Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Aleksandra - Email

Listed 16/12/15

We live on a 27 acre bush block, 55 minutes out of Melbourne CBD.
We currently have 3 dogs, and lots of chooks and ducks.
Shops are close by, but as we are on a hill, we do not see or hear our neighbours, so we have the best of both worlds. We do however have a magnificent view. We have a few buildings on the property- all "old style", and a beautiful pond in front of the house. Most people call this paradise, as are we.

We have 3 dogs- 2 border collies that love to accompany you on any work to be done, and a 1 year old Irish wolfhound, that is still very playful.
Sadly my computer has crashed and I cannot add photo's but google TRICKLE HILL in Cockatoo, and you will find our blog made for backpackers - it will give you plenty of ideas on how and where we live.
Overseas sitters; Please realise Australia has visa restrictions.
A few jobs need doing to keep the pace going. (weeding, brush cutting, chopping wood, the occasional emergency repair) and, we appreciate a proactive attitude towards any jobs coming up- we will stay in contact of course as much as we can.

Dates: March - July/August 2016
Area: Emerald, Victoria 3782
Aukje - Email
Telephone: 0447 320 031

Listed 17/11/15


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All Victoria

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Sitters Available - Victoria

  -1323- Names . . Erica Rosat & Ian Diss
  Dates available: 23.12 - 30.1.16
Preferred area: Geelong
Occupation: Retired
Ages 67, 57
  • We are a retired couple travelling in our motorhome.
    Ian is a retired tradie and a great handyman. I am an animal lover and gardener and have run an organic small crop farm with chickens and goats for milk and cheese.
    We have looked after our numerous children's pets; love animals and nature.
    We still own a place in Victoria which we have rented out.
    We are flexible with dates.

E-mail: Click here
Phone: 0427 544 141

-1322- Names . . Noeleen & Roger Stanley -1321- Names . .  Si & Sue Whaley
Dates available: Open
Preferred area:
Coffs Harbour, Perth, Sydney, Victoria, Adelaide, Tasmania, Cornwell England, NZ, LA area USA.
Occupation: Retired
69, 65
  • Experienced sitters.
    Hi, we are Kiwi Nomads who were on the road traveling Australia in our caravan for 4 years, back living in NZ now but would still like to house sit if possible around or in above areas.
    We have had great feedback from our house sitting.
    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 both country and city life.
    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
Noeleen +64 27 3665775  -  Roger +64 27 3665785

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

E-mail: Click here
0044 7917 020687

-1320- Names . . Brenda Veres & Julius Szasz -1319- Names . . Carole Daymond
Dates available: from 16th Jan 2016 onwards - esp early to late April
Preferred area:
Mornington Peninsula area - Mt Eliza, Dandenong, Frankston, Mornington (all Vic) area
Retired - Very Experienced sitters
57 & 69
  • Experienced sitters - available again from 16th Jan 2016
    We are both retired (27 yrs Vic Roads Wodonga and 32 yrs Dept of Defence Bandiana), have our own home in Wodonga but love to travel.
    We have now completed 40+ house sits since 2002 and can supply numerous references from very satisfied homeowners.
    We are a non-smoking couple who enjoy the simple things in life such as reading, photography, walking, sightseeing, crosswords and jigsaws.
    As we are both house proud you can be assured your property, its contents and surrounds would be well cared for.  We know choosing strangers to housesit may be a bit daunting but perhaps you could view our long term employment record as showing us to be conscientious, reliable and trustworthy.

E-mail: Click here
0458 304 383

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

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0488 504 016

-1316- Names . . Kathryn & Alan -1317- Names . . Gwen Leske

Dates available: Ask us
Preferred area:
All Australia, Worldwide, Asia, America, South America, Europe
Occupation: Admin, Processor

58, 52


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0435 780 340  -  0434 900 294

Dates available: from end of August.
Preferred area: Any place in SA, Vic, NSW
Occupation: Retired - Experienced sitter
  • retired / pensioner with many years of experience taking care of homes and pets, and outside animals.
    I prefer rural areas, but will consider any other options.
    Happy to do jobs within my capabilities.
    I enjoy driving and travelling to unknown/different areas to explore and discover more of our beautiful country.
    I have hobbies to keep me occupied, also a keen reader, walker and photography.
    Preference to shorter terms, 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
    Available from end of August. SA. Vic. NSW

E-mail: Click here
08 8298 2214 South Australia

-1314- Names . . Barb Young -1315- Names . . Gordon & Dale Woodbine
Dates available: 23rd July to whenever
(away for a week in August and a week in October)

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

E-mail: Click here
0427 545 719

Dates available: from August 2016
Preferred area:
All Australia
Gordon- PHD supervisor (part-time) Dale-retired

67, 66.

  • We are experienced sitters and enjoy the wonderful experience of looking after and caring for pets once again.
    We are both retired, married for 47 years and are committed Christians. We believe that honesty and integrity to be highly valued assets.
    We are non smokers and are diligent to keep your house and property in good order.

E-mail: Click here
home: (08) 62017931. mob: 0431 342 559

-1310- Names . . Wilma McLean -1309- Names . . Tonia Verity
Dates available: May 2015 - May 2017
Preferred area: 30km Bendigo
Occupation: Personal Carer
  • I am a non-smoker, honest, clean and reliable person who will care for your home as if it was my own. I love animals and will look after your pet/s as if they were my own.
    You could consider selecting me as I am 100% confidential and trustworthy.
    I can supply you with referees if required as well as meet you prior to the stay to ensure you're comfortable.
    Please consider me, I would love to hear from you.
    Many blessings, Wilma.

E-mail: Click here
0411 314 540

Dates available: Flexible
Preferred area: North Qld, Perth, All WA, All Vic, All NSW
Occupation: Disability Pension
  • Hi my name is Tonia and I have very extensive experience of housesitting. I can provide excellent references as I love all animals and I always leave the house spic and span, so owners were always very happy with me and I received many call backs.
    I am 48 years old and unfortunately this isn't where I expected to find myself in life, financially speaking so it is the best way for me to get around and see a bit more of the country.
    I also love solitude, I am a Buddhist so some time on my own gives me a chance to strengthen my practice, I like to read and don't watch much TV.
    I really love animals but because of where we live I can only have 2cats.
    I have a partner who I may or may not bring with me depending on where the house sit is. Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you.

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08 6219 5339

-1307- Names . . Ian Wells -1304- Names . . Joy & John Stallard
Dates available: Now - Anytime
Preferred area: Melbourne and Hernes Oak
Occupation: Semi retired
  • I am a 60 yo single male (recently separated) quiet living non drinker.
    Having spent many years in a horticultural environment I will not only keep your house neat and tidy but tend your gardens as well.

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0417 361 539

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

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Phone: 0427662113  -  0468316021

-1299- Names . . Bill Murray -1300- Names . . Karral Miller & Neil Stabb
Dates available: All dates (booked 6th March to 9th April)
Preferred area:
All areas
Occupation: Retired RAAF officer, full time volunteer
Ages 60's
  • I am an experienced house sitter who is extremely conscious of the need not to let down home owners. My greatest disappointment is having to refuse owners who have had arrangements in place only to have a sitter cancel at the last minute. If I commit to you then you can plan your absence in absolute peace.
    I have an impeccable character being a Justice of the Peace, a retired RAAF officer and a member of The Salvation Army. I own three homes in Atlanta Georgia which I have rented out so am totally empathetic to the need of home owners.
    I have a gorgeous Fox Terrier who owns our home with my wife and I. My wife has a job here in Canberra so does not accompany me on Full Time assignments; however, she will join me during my assignment.
    I would prefer the availability of a vehicle although in major cities I prefer the use of public transport.
    I am in great demand...obviously I must be doing something correct. Therefore, its advisable to get in quickly. Overseas assignments are considered.

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02 6294 8225

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

E-mail: Click here
02 6071 8621

-1295- Names . . Lisa -1296- Names . . Kevin & Sylvia Woodcock
Dates available: Ongoing
Preferred area:
All areas
Mum / Professional House Sitter
  • Hi there! My name is Lisa. I am 28 years old and live in Pakenham with my parents, daughter and son (2 years old and 9 months old), cat, five chickens, lorikeet, reptiles and tropical fish.
    I have a current police check and I am happy to care for pets of any animal species, from companion pets to farm animals, as well as to sit for owners of pet free homes. I am drug free, non-smoking, clean, responsible, caring and respectful. You won't have to provide a thing for my children as I have port-a-cots for them, as well as portable high chairs, safety gates etc.
    My kids are both very used to animals and are not afraid. They are also very easy to 'house proof' your house for as I have a playpen and safety gates for them to keep them away from dangerous / off limits areas in your home/ property. I also want to make you aware that I am quite knowledgeable about farm animals and know they can be unpredictable, so will not be taking my children outside with me to feed and water them, so you need not be worried about my kids on your farm :D
    I have a Certificate IV in Animal Husbandry (Domestic Animals) with training including dogs and cats, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs, rodents, fish and reptiles. I also intend to begin working for Wildlife Australia fostering and rehabilitating injured or abandoned wildlife when my children begin school.
    I have lots of experience with all kinds of animals, having owned and worked with a large number of different species over the years, including parrots, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, fish, reptiles and horses. Due to my course, I am also quite knowledgeable about health and well being and have been trained in basic animal first aid.
    I have recently begun house sitting full time and am hoping to continue to do so as it allows me to get out of my mother's hair, and spend some time alone with the kids. I am more than happy to come and meet you and your pets and can provide references on request.
    I look forward to meeting you and your pet/s!!

E-mail: Click here
0423 072 343

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

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Phone: 02 6294 7893 or 0420 671 275


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