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Claire & Jeremy

  • Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas

Dear Homeowners,

We are Jerry and Claire, a couple in our late fifties, who decided to sell up and leave home (before our grown up children decide to move back). We spend our time travelling, sightseeing and generally having a good time while we still have some energy and reasonably working body parts. I, (Claire) ran my own arts outlet for 19 years, and Jeremy was a Service manager and Mechanical Engineer for a shipbuilding firm in Hobart. Jerry is especially handy and can fix most things that go wrong in the house. He is good with pools, all things mechanical and he does love gardening and watering, I prefer watching from the sun lounge...

We had our dog Polly for 17 years, and have also been cat owners, and can now add to our list of pet care, bearded dragons, blue tongued lizards and parrots. We have had chooks for many years and now have extensive experience with all breeds of cats and dogs big and small, of every temperament. You can rest assured that we would care for your pets as well as you would yourself, and we try to keep to their normal routine with walks, feeding etc. We enjoy a quiet lifestyle, we are at home a lot of the time, and don't go out at night very often. My hobbies include painting, reading and writing. Jerry read a lot and is keen on any form of sports being a typical Australian.

We have been homeowners for 27 years, living just outside Hobart by the sea , we enjoy country life, city life, anywhere new is fun and exciting and we are comfortable in all environments.
Since we decided to change our life and travel more, we spend some of the year in Asia (and have settled on Hoi An in Vietnam, and half the year in Australia, where we return regularly. Both our children are now living in Melbourne, our favourite city, and housesitting allows us to visit wherever and whenever we like. We feel very at home wherever we aer and find it easy to fit in to any routine or lifestyle.

We would most definately maintain your home and garden as well as you would yourself, (maybe even better), and we always keep in contact with owners regarding their pets when they are away to allay any worries, you can have as much or as little contact as you wish. We know that your pets are part of your family and we give them a lot of affection, plenty of walks and the best care possible, so that you can holiday in the knowledge that everything is perfectly well cared for.

*We have over 20 excellent 5* references and police checks and have been housesitting for over four years

Jenny & Scott

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Bendigo


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, Murray & Riverina, North West Slopes, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, VIC, Perth, Northern, S.E & Central, Esperance, Goldfields, Heartlands


I love animals, am considerate, quiet and very reliable. Love to roam and take pictures and feel at home in both urban and country environments.

I have been running Airbnb properties for the past seven years, mostly as a 'superhost' so am clean and responsible around the house, and enjoy meeting new people from everywhere.

House sitting is new to me but care of animals and gardens is not. I have experience with most animals including dogs, cats, horses and wilderness wildlife.

I am hoping to find a long term house sit, but will consider short sits if I am in the area.


Lorraine & Kalvin

  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld)

Hello Home Owners,
We are husband and wife who are retired pensioner's ,after having lived in our home in Qld.for 30 yrs. educationed our two daughter's we decided to do what we have always dreamed of doing and travel this beautifull country of ours of which we have been doing for the past ten years in our off road caravan in which we have lived in permanently for the same period of time ,which means we dont need to reside in your home, just need axcess to electricity,water, and toilet and room on your property to safely place our and Ford F250 vehicle .For the last two years now we have been house sitting in between our travels which we both enjoy doing it as well as being a welcome break.We will take care of your property as if it were our own, collect your mail and redirect it if required, look after gardens and lawns, Kalvin has experience with ride on mowers and has a truck drivers license.
Kalvin and I are both non smokers and drinkers live a clean healthy lifestyle , we have a pet budgie who stayes in the caravan .We have police checks and references for your viewing.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and hope to be of some help to you some day while you are absent from your property.
Lorraine and Kalvin .

SUE : 13** yrs Professional House-Sitting

  • Melbourne

Metropolitan Melbourne **** I Devote 90% of my time to your home & pets :-)

Experience with the peculiarities of Pedigree breeds plus domestic/moggies. NON-SMOKER/DRINKER AND I BRING NO PETS/CHILDREN. Quiet, Mature, Clean living christian woman**50 PLUS ***

******** FELINES (1-2) **********

I Bring no children/pets or other people baggage!

Clean, Smoke free homes with Tumble Dryer and WIFI Internet connection.

Excellent reputation; many repeat clients; which have been Cat-People :-) and I have been house sitting for several years full-time.
Home owner / renovator / decorator for several decades
Decades as a pet owner; mainly felines
Gentle & Compassionate animal/nature lover

I am a Polite, Friendly and Respectful, Quiet natured lady.

Capable, Friendly, Conscientious and helpful.

Strictly a Non-Smoker / Drinker/clean living
Extremely neat, clean and house-proud
Green Thumb
Light household / garden duties (no lawn mowing)

Excellent security as home 90 % of the time.
Security conscious and Vigilant; thus homes with good security i.e. working deadlocks/lights and off-street parking required.


  • QLD, Melbourne, Perth

I am a responsible, reliable and considerate 35yr old single female with no children or pets. I have lived in rental properties for over 10yrs
and therefore, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained. I am extremely clean and houseproud and would love to care for your home, pets and garden.

After living and working in Australia for over 5yrs previously, I have returned to this beautiful country for travel and tourism for the next 12 months, this allows me to spend as much time as needed with your pets.

I have completed two recent house sits and can provide references. I am available in Melbourne, VIC from the 10th December 2017 (this date is flexible)

Please call me at any time to discuss your needs.

Lynn & Ron

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Adelaide, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, SW Vic

Hi all House owners,

We are an active couple venturing into retirement and see this as a great opportunity to experience more of this beautiful country.

We left our home in SA in June to explore more of this beautiful country before settling in to retirement. We have been across NSW on our way to Queensland with a focus on visiting family in Wollongong for Christmas. From there, we may continue our travels down the coast through Victoria and hopefully Tasmania before heading back to Adelaide later in 2018.

We have both had pets and would be very confident in managing any of your pets as required. We are non smokers and are also very House proud so you can be assured your property would be looked after as if our own.

We look forward to hearing from you

Lynn and Ron


  • Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.E suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs


  • QLD


  • NSW, Melbourne

Karen & Wayne

  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are a semi-retired couple from Tasmania with adult children on the mainland. We are experienced with and fond of cats.
We are keen to spend time with our young grandson and family in the inner North of Melbourne.
We run our own accommodation business part-time in Tasmania and have high standards of home care and maintenance.
We welcome your further questions and are happy to provide references and police checks.
We are currently after a sit in December, ideally 9-18th, in Melbourne's Northern suburbs.
We have also used Air B & B and have references there as well, including looking after animals.

Glenda & David

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore

We are retired secondary teachers. David English and History then a teacher/librarian and Glenda Mathematics. We are active in a retirees group running garden outings, organising speakers and attending monthly meetings. We also run a 500 card group at our house.
We have 37 year old fraternal twins and three grandchildren two aged 4 and 2 who live in Melbourne about 20 minutes from us. The 2 months old lives in Neutral Bay.We belong to a house swap association and have done swaps in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand and Turkey. In Australia we have swapped in Perth, Ulladulla, Blue Mountains and Bribie Island. We can contact these homeowners if you need references. As house swappers we are used to leaving lots of details for those we are swapping with about absolutely everything in the area and the house. We are used to leaving the house exactly as we found it.
We have lived in 4 different places since we were married in 1974 and have resided in this house for 31 years. During that time we have added an extension, subdivided and renovated the older part of the house.
We are keen gardeners and embrace the energy saving technology with solar power and rainwater tanks.
We have had 3 golden Labradors over our married life the oldest living to 15 years. We recently babysat our daughter's 6 month old puppy while they went on holidays and walked it each day when the baby was new and we were in Sydney.

I volunteer weekly at the local primary school cooking with the grade 3/4 Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden program. I also play tennis and badminton in local ladies competitions. I like to cook and make preserves. We have our own vegetable garden and several fruit trees. I belong to a cottage garden group and have a Diploma in Floral Art.
I was born in Gippsland and lived on a dairy farm for the first 17 years before attending university in Melbourne.
I volunteer at the Genealogical Society and am very keen on family history. I like to swim, kayak and am always trying new little landscaping projects. I am an avid reader and like the old style of books in hard copy. In my younger days I played football, basketball and cricket. I am passionate about red wine and good coffee.
I was born in Ivanhoe in Melbourne and went to university in Melbourne. The rest of my family moved to Queensland in the 1980's.

We are both non-smokers and have joined this group as our daughter lives in an apartment in Neutral Bay Sydney. Her husband's parents live in Belgium. This baby was naturally conceived and we are all so excited for them after a long time on IVF. Now the baby has arrived there is no spare room and bed for us.


  • Sydney


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore

I have been house sitting for the last two years on and off because I rent my apartment on Airbnb
I love animals and taking care of them.I have extensive experience. I am a very clean and tidy person, very responsible, mature and non smoker. I work four days a week in St Leonards as a counsellor and live in Elizabeth Bay when not house sitting. References attached to my profile
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Perth

Hi! I'm friendly, respectful, responsible, conscientious and clean, and I would be happy to look after your home and pets.

I moved to Sydney several years ago to work in a not-for-profit renewable energy advocacy organisation as a community organiser. I loved my job, but I'm taking a long-overdue break to rest, recharge and regroup. So far I've spent this downtime time helping people out by house-sitting in a number of places, while also keeping up several hobbies and getting involved in some local volunteer activities.

I grew up with dogs, walking and feeding them every day, but I've also had experience living with and looking after other pets. I've recently completed house-sits in Sale (VIC), Melbourne, Busselton (WA), the Blue Mountains, Glebe, Lane Cove and Waterloo. Across all of these I've looked after dogs, cats, chickens, gardens, and, of course, the houses themselves. I have some references that I've attached to my profile.

I'm an outgoing, active and outdoorsy person, though I'm fairly quiet when at home. I will happily spend my time looking after your house and pets, reading, practising my cello, going bushwalking and going out to spend time with friends.

I haven't yet applied for a police check, but I'm happy to if you need.

I'm also happy to share with you anything else about me that you'd like to know, and I look forward to meeting you, your home, and your beloved pets.

(Copied across from Aussie Housesitters website. For my Happy Housesitters testimonials, see my 'References' section.)

Vicky - Lane Cove NSW - Sep 2017:
Nick looked after our house and dog recently while we were away for 3 weeks. Our dog Radar is not the easiest of pets but Nick did a great job. He took great care of both house and dog and the house was very clean and tidy when we got back, complete with welcome message and chocolates to meet us on our return. We appreciated the fact that Nick kept in touch with us by email which made sure we knew all was well in our absence and which we definitely appreciated. I would definitely highly recommend Nick to anyone looking for a reliable and completely trustworthy person to housesit.

Christine & Graham

  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are a non smoking couple who ran our companies from Western Australia until our retirement in June 2012.
Upon retirement we sold our Perth home, traveled overseas and bought a large boat which we now live on for 6 months of the year, it is currently berthed at RQYS in Queensland. We also have a caravan which we use to travel inland.
We intend living this lifestyle until we get bored (unlikely) or unable to move around the boat (likely at some point).
We have a lot of experience with pets having had dogs and cats over the years.
Our daughter is a vet nurse and we have also nursed many neglected RSPCA dogs back to health whilst awaiting new owners.
Previously on our return to Melbourne we have house sat for many families caring for dogs, cats, turtles and chickens. We even have past experience looking after a baby ring tailed possum. Our most recent sit has been on a 40 acre property caring for two beautiful horses and two Alpacas (not the nicest of animals!). We keep adding to our list.
This year we would like a change of location and intend to spend more time in Queensland.
We love animals, are very house proud and above all, we are reliable and dependable.
Verbal and written references are available, please refer to our written references on this website.
Christine and Graham


  • Geelong


I am a reliable and experienced house/pet sitter located in Geelong.

I have worked for a number of people looking after their pets while they enjoyed some time away. I have also had plenty of animals myself throughout my life.

I'm 27 y/o and currently studying Social Work. I work as a nanny through a local agency so I am constantly trusted with peoples children and to be in their home.

I have all my checks and references are available.

I play netball and volleyball and go to the gym 3 times a week (well I try...)

I have experience with dogs (big and small!), cats, turtles, birds, chickens, guinea pigs, and fish.

Please contact me if you think I may be suitable for a job with you.

Simone & Joshua

  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges

We are a couple of young working professionals who are house sitting to experience different parts of Melbourne, have some animal interaction while we save to travel to Canada later in 2017.
We have had friends who have house sat while building their homes and have really loved the experience of being in different suburbs of Melbourne which is what prompted us to try it ourselves.

We are currently on bookings through other housesitting websites until February 17.
We also manage our property (which we own) through Air bnb and can provide links so you can see how we maintain our own property and the standards of cleanliness we keep. We also have reviews on Air Bnb.

We have a genuine love of animals, and are great with pets of all kinds. We have both owned a number of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds, fish and aquatic species.
We understand the feeling of having to leave pets while away and wanting to make sure they are safe, so are happy to do whatever is needed for you to have a good time. We are happy to send you updates and photos as often as necessary.

We are quiet, respectable, and reliable people who like to spend our evenings in. We enjoy reading, cooking, and watching films. Josh is self employed and works from home, so is at home during the day to take care of pets, adhere to scheduled walk times etc. Simone works a few days a week in the CBD with a flexible schedule.

We are able to work around your pets schedules, we also own a car, so are able to fetch any groceries your pets may need or drive dogs to certain parks if you like walking them there. We are very flexible and are capable of house sitting on short notice and can provide references on request.

Don & Kerry

  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

Don and Kerry Carlill are a newly retired couple.
We have sold our apartment in Sydney, and have recently bought land at Medowie, just north of Newcastle.
Our new home will be built during 2017.

We are very reliable, and will respect and keep your home in original or better order.
We are looking for house sitting in NSW.
We have owned our own home on Sydney's Northern Beaches at Collaroy, Bilgola and Dee Why.

We have owned a dog (Fox Terrier) and cat, so are familiar with their needs of feeding, exercise and company.

Presently house sitting in Hunter looking after chooks, budgies, parrots and a cat.

We are non-smokers.

We would be pleased to meet you before any arrangement is made.


  • Perth

Hello Everyone,

I am a 25 year old female Paramedic working for St John Ambulance. I am also an ex veterinary nurse so your fur babies will be very safe and well loved.
I am organised, self-sufficient, reliable and very clean.
I am a very capable and responsible person who has done previous house sitting in City Beach and Doubleview and can provide references if need.

I have recently move to Perth for my career. I own a property in Karratha and am trying to pay it off quicker by house sitting :)
Being a home owner myself I have the utmost respect for another person's home and understand the care required.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ed and Birgitta

  • Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Welcome to our profile!
We’re Ed and Birgitta - a retired energetic pet loving couple.

Do you want genuine animal lovers to care for your pets while you're away?
Are you anxious to ensure your house and garden is well cared for?
Would you like the peace of mind that comes with mature, responsible house sitters?
Do you want regular updates and pictures of your pets?
Would you like house sitters who are committed to following your instructions?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you’ve found the right house sitters. It’s what we look for when we have folks house-sitting for us.
We are a clean, friendly, non-smoking, retired professional but energetic and down-to-earth couple. We love all kinds of animals and consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden as we would our own. As owners of 3 properties, we understand what’s required.

We come from the UK but frequently spend long periods in Australia since retirement as our only daughter lives in Melbourne. Having owned dogs, cats and hamsters we miss having pets of our own and really enjoy looking after them. However we decided it would be unfair to have more when we started travelling so much after we retired.

What does that mean for you? You get sitters with the time, experience and flexibility to cuddle, feed and walk your pets during the day, keeping your home secure and occupied and giving you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your holiday.

We’re happy to care for your pot plants, gardens, lawns, pool and garaged vehicles according to your instructions. Ed loves DIY and is familiar with ride-on mowers, whipper snippers, brush cutters, wood chopping and pool maintenance (pool pumps and filters). Birgitta loves keeping the house tidy and clean and we enjoy gardening together.

So whether it's your pets that need caring for, your lawns need mowing, your pool needs maintaining or your garden needs watering, we'd love to help out! Message us – you can also meet us on Skype or FaceTime and in person after 2nd December.


  • NSW

Am mature aged, fit and healthy.
Have farm, animal and house sit on and off for Many years.
I travel with a pure bred choc lab. He has a beautiful nature.
We love road trips, meeting new beings, and love the freedom.
We love to clean up, and surprise the owners, when they return. Good at organizing and neat as well.
Non smoker.
References available.


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, TAS

Hello, I am a single, non smoking health professional with experience in caring for homes and much loved pets. I am very conscious of the need of keeping homes and pets safe and secure, and am aware of the trust that home owners place in house-carers.

As mentioned I have house sat for previous home owners and cared for all manner of dogs, cats, fish....and would be happy to provide references. I am a non smoker, lead a quiet life, am responsible and accountable. I would be happy to care for your home.

Yvonne & Andres


We are experienced house & pet sitters who will take affectionate care of your home and pets. We are a non-smoking, reliable and trustworthy couple with great references.

We know how important it is to have your pets in good hands during your holiday. We've both had dogs of our own back home and really miss them. We love spending time with animals and we will take care of your pets as if they were our own.

During previous house sits we have looked after various wonderful dogs (some rescue dogs among them), cats and parrots. I (Yvonne) used to take care of my own horses, dogs and rabbits before I came to Australia. Andres also had his own dog and looked after three cats that lived at the hostel in Brisbane where he worked. We met in Brisbane and lived there for two years before we moved to Melbourne this year as Andres started studying Carpentry here.

We will keep you updated during your holiday and send you pictures, so hopefully you won't miss your pets too much!

Verbal references available on request.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

Tim & Marree

  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Eastern, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays

I am 73 yrs of age. Active and healthy. Non smoker. Play golf at least twice a week. Swim twice week and walk most days. Served as a police officer at small stations in rural areas residing at the local police house/station, being at public call 24/7, then did 10 years with Marine Police covering all of Tasmania's coastline. Attached to Search and Rescue for 20 years. Currently managing 55 low cost units for a Not for Profit group requiring a general practical ability day to day. We have had a number of years caravanning the mainland and now look forward to the house sitting experience, Having owned our own home as well as the necessity to reside in police residences from time to time we know what is required to keep a house neat, tidy and well kept. We are able to supply excellent references and/or names of referees if necessary.

I have a similar story as Tim as we have been married for 51 years. .Retired from working about 10 years ago as a Customer Service Officer with the Government Dental Service. During my working life I have had various employment including 17 years as Kindergarten Teachers Aide while my children were growing up. Have needed to deal with the public on a regular basis through my employment and also living beside a police station. Assist with day to day management of the Units. I play golf at least twice a week, walk most days and am generally fit and healthy. Non smoker. I enjoy attending the hydrotherapy pool for exercise . I am a member for the Golf Club ladies committee. I am neat and tidy and take pride in my home.


  • Melbourne


I'm 56, currently single, non-smoking, quiet professional living in Kensington and working in South Melbourne. I just rented out my home and I'm looking to house sit for a short period, as this would allow me more time to find a new place without being rushed. My preference is to house sit in a low maintenance home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and would love to care for a pet / pets. I'm very experienced with caring for high maintenance cats, as I owned a (Persian) cat Hugo, who sadly passed away 2 years ago at the age of 15. I'm less experienced with dogs, as I've never owned one and only ever looked after a house once before which was home to a small Jack Russell. I've lived in my own home for more than more than 30 years, but have had house sitters look after my house and Hugo on quite a few occasions, so I know what's required. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property and pets. At this stage, I am available from 21st May 2017 to 15th July.



  • NSW

Derek & Vicki

  • Melbourne

We are an active,non smoking retired couple from Tasmania, travelling around Australia in our caravan. We pride ourselves on being extremely reliable and trustworthy and we will take excellent care of your home and garden and love your pets as we would our own. Over the last year we have had many wonderful house sitting assignments with a wide range of properties to maintain and lots of adorable pets to love and care for. Put simply, we will provide you with peace of mind that while you are away, your home and precious pets will be in very loving, caring hands. We have excellent written and verbal references confirming our very high standards and integrity which we are happy to provide.

3 months at Drummond Cove WA - house only; 2 weeks at Humpty Doo NT - two small dogs and 2 shetland ponies and three horses; Mareeba QLD 6 weeks - border collie, 2 cows, on 5 acres = garden and veggie patch maintenance , ride on mowing; Babinda QLD 5 weeks, Jack Russell - on medication and cat also on meds, 5 chickens and 4 ducks; Tully 6 weeks, two dogs - one a large rescue dog and two cats (large rural property; Calen QLD labrador cross dog and 6 chickens; Miriam Vale QLD 4 weeks two large dogs, 2 cats, 4 birds, two fish, 3 chickens and two horses.


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Toowoomba & South Eastern

We have retired and will be travelling around until our house is built in Aratula. I was a GP and Jann is the housekeeper. We like to be active and like gardening and keeping the yard clean tidy and mowed and we are looking forward to have the time to do these things after a hectic time selling properties and packing up. We have experience with rider mowers and whipper snippers. We do not have pets; but have had them in past. With a bit of coaching we could manage larger animals. Our daughter has chooks and we have friends who have horses and cattle. We prefer to stay in the country and lead a quiet life with minimal alcohol and no smoking. Parties are times spent with the grandkids playing blocks and late nights are going to bed after 8:30. We have a larger van, which needs a fair bit of room to park. We both have blue cards.


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, SA, Hobart, Melbourne, Lakes area, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Male aged 62 -

70% Work from home fit and healthy professional.

Have owned and rented homes over many years as a landlord and as a tenant and house swapped on an International basis when I first came to Australia in 1979.

Have been renting & or house/ Pet minding with excellent references for past 7yrs. Also other personal and professional reference available if required. In addition, for your further peace of mind I have a police check available,

Have cared for pets for many years and as a family man in the past have owned my own pets.

Not a handyman, but am a fastidious housekeeper..

Enjoying keeping healthy (walking, running,cycling etc - Have running shoes, will travel :)
Also enjoy cooking, reading, social media. Enjoy my own company, but of course meet up with a few friends from time to time. :)

Professionally - I'm a Mindset Mentor specialising in Helping people Turn a Mid-Life Crisis into Mid-Life Opportunties (See website; fb-Steve Lyddy; fb-Successful Social Media Results; Twitter SteveLyddy; Linkedin Steve Lyddy

- Hope all this helps. :)