Our sitters love your
home & pets like you do

Going on holiday and need a trustworthy sitter to look after your pets, home and garden? We have been connecting caring sitters to happy owners since 1999.

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Australia's Trusted Network of House Sitters & Pet Lovers

Our sitters love your
home & pets like you do

Going on holiday and need a trustworthy sitter to look after your pets, home and garden? We have been connecting caring sitters to happy owners since 1999.

How it works

Our sitters love your
home & pets like you do

Going on holiday and need a trustworthy sitter to look after your pets, home and garden? We have been connecting caring sitters to happy owners since 1999.

How it works

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Customer Reviews

Ray

Sitter, Melbourne

Thanks for the great service. I had a fabulous time with house minding I now own a unit and no longer need to sit, thanks for the service and help along the way. Keep up the good work

Susan

Sitter, Brisbane

Good afternoon Malcolm,

In June this year we did a sit in the Hinterland of the Gold Coast/Brisbane. The property “Jarbaroo” was lOacres of native bushland at Buccan, near the town of Beenleigh. We cared for 6 peacocks, 9 wallabies, approx 200 lorikeets, plus bush turkeys, kookaburras, maggies, an indoor budgie and fish. Each morning it would take about 90mins to cut up the vegetables, as well as preparing other grains and meals for the various animals. We absolutely loved the experience, and our grandchildren who live about 30 mins away, came to stay in the school holidays and really enjoyed feeding the animals.
Prior to the sit, we communicated regularly through email, and learned much in preparation of our visit. By the time we arrived at Jarbaroo, two days prior to Mandy and Jeff’s departure, we almost felt like part of the family. We became instant friends and still email regularly. While Mandy and Jeff were overseas we emailed them every day or so, just to let them know how things were going and they really appreciated this. They even brought us presents from their trip.

Doug

Home owner, Queensland

Within 10 hours of a late night posting of our ad on Happy Housesitters, we had found the perfect sitter! I write this from overseas and can report our sitter has far exceeded our expectations in every way. Your service provided us with the avenue for advertising and we're thrilled...thank you.

Lila

Home owner, Sydney

I would like to commend Happy Housesitters on the way it is set up and run. very very good. i have been using house sitters for years and years, and i really like your web site its very clear and easy to use. and when i sent a message the other day i had 3 people respond, good communication is everything so keep up the great work. and thank-you

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If after your 12 or 18 month membership you don't find any homes to apply for, we will send you $30.00 cash back!

PLUS we will also give you an extra three months on your membership, absolutely FREE.

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About House Sitting

House sits can be arranged for any duration of time. Above all, our aussie house sitters are trusted house sitters. On top of all the convenience, it gives both the homeowner and the house sitter plenty of opportunities to save money.

House sitters are in great demand in major Australian cities such as Melbourne , Sydney , Brisbane, Adelaide ,Hobart , Perth or Canberra . Singles, couples, retirees and people from all walks of life look for sitters throughout the year.

To contact available house-sitting opportunities, you are required pay a small registration fee, but once you've set up your account, you can get in touch with UNLIMITED house owners who have placed ads for home sitters. You'll also have the chance to directly talk to homeowners about their expectations from you as a housesitter, terms, and conditions, before agreeing to look after their pets and properties.

Why Us?

As a homeowner, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that your home and pets are in safe hands when you're away. Whether you're going on vacation, temporarily relocating for a job, or travelling overseas to look after a loved one, you'll know that your property will be well cared for.

As a house minder, you'll receive the opportunity to travel cost effectively, sometimes even for extended periods of time. Depending on the duration of the house-sit, you could even find a job or pursue a course in your new location. You can expect to do all the jobs you would do in your own home, without having to pay high rent or a monthly mortgage repayment. Imagine the savings!

Why Our Members Love Our Site

  • Our registration process is quick and easy. We don't charge any weekly or monthly fees. Nor do we sell you memberships to 'exclusive home-sits'. Once you become a member, you'll have access to ALL home sit opportunities available. You can contact 'UNLIMITED' homeowners every month.
  • If you're dependable, honest, and approachable, you're in the right place. You don't even need to be an Australian citizen or resident.
  • We have a huge community of house owners and sitters. This makes it easy for you to find the PERFECT sitter or home. We add hundreds of new opportunities every month and we know you'll be successful in finding a good match.
  • If you don't find the right sit to apply for, we'll even give you $30 cash back and 3 months' membership for free (on 12 and 18-month memberships only).
  • We don't disclose your personal or contact details to prospective homeowners. Only you can share your contact details if you choose to do so.
  • Our memberships offer you real value for money. You could suspend your account if you've decided not to house-sit for a few months. So, your account could last you for even 2 to 4 years, depending on how you use it.
  • We don't charge you a fee to change your profile. You could simply login to your account and make changes to your profile as often as you like.
  • We make it easy to enter into a formal agreement with the homeowner. All you need to do is download our House Sitting Agreement, speak directly to the owner regarding the terms and conditions, complete the agreement, and you're set.

With Happy House Sitters, house sitting is easy to organise. Don't just take our word for it. Read our testimonials to see what our members have to say. Contact us on 1300 780 809 if you have any queries or to register as a sitter or a house owner. Get ready to connect with our online community, and enjoy the journey.

House Sitting in Sydney

We currently have a lot of positions for house sitting Sydney. With its rich history, warm sunny beaches and wealth of culture and activities, Sydney is one of Australia's fastest growing cities for both house sitters and homeowners.

House Sitting in Melbourne

Often referred to as the 'most livable city in the world' we've recently had a surge of opportunities for house sitting Melbourne. With a food and arts scene that is second to none in Australia, Melbourne is a great place to start your house sitting journey.