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I am a former Maths/Science teacher who has chosen to visit Australia via house sitting! I have a car and my traveling mate, Billy, my 6 year old schnauzer X and hope to meet lots of people while traveling. I have rented out my house and am having a great time. I had my first two sits here in Tasmania and 8 in Victoria, and NSW. I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have taken care of horses,cows and chooks and about a dozen dogs in 2017 alone! Please consider me for your next sitter for 2018!
Cheers, Patty

Meredith & Henri

  • TAS

Henri and Meredith have deep ties to the Northern Rivers community. They are both members (and medal winners) of Ballina Toastmasters (and former executive members of the Club). As business owners themselves, they are also active members of Byron and Beyond Networking and Ballina Business Alliance, both networking groups for local business people.

Other local memberships they have include Byron Writers' Festival, Lismore Theatre Company (Meredith performed in a play for the Group in 2016 and Henri was stage manager) and Henri is a member of Screenworks.

Both Meredith and Henri run their own business. Meredith owns LaughterWorx - where she develops program and one-off events for businesses, community groups, aged care facilities, events, conferences, gyms etc.. to help participants build resilience, confidence, improve communication and team harmony and bust stress using laughter. Meredith also likes to give back to the community, and in May 2017 ran free Laughter classes in Lismore for those affected by the floods to try and find their funny bone mojo again. She also runs Laughter classes for North Coast Community College (having completed Term 1 2017, currently half way through Term 2 and booked for Term 3). Meredith is also author of one non-fiction book (The Busy Woman's Guide to Inner Health and Outer Beauty) and is researching the second book in her The Busy Woman's Guide series.

Henri's business is LAMB, which stands for Local Authors Mobile Bookshop. The business is devoted to promoting the works by authors from the Northern Rivers. It's the only outlet of its kind and they are really proud of it. LAMB travels to markets and shopping centres to showcase the wide range of publications. Henri is also an author of six books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as an actor, director and playwright. His plays have been staged in Australia and the UK. In February of 2017, Henri was awarded the Nancy Fairfax Writer-in-Residence at the Tweed Regional Gallery (courtesy of Byron Writers' Festival); and in 2016 he won the Mary Shelley Frankenstein 200 award for a short story.

You can look for their Facebook pages and websites to find out more information.

The couple took up housesitting on returning from an extended overseas trip in 2015, and found it so enjoyable they haven't stopped yet. Both love animals, and since their last cat passed away before they went O/S, petsitting has allowed them the pleasure of being with quite a range of wonderful critters! Neither smoke, and with both working mostly from home there is usually someone around to keep your pet/s company.

Meredith's mother moved to Ballina from Sydney in early 2017, so housesitting locally means they can stay close to her.

Meredith and Henri have looked after homes as far away as Maryborough (Qld) and as close as Ballina. Earlier in 2017 they chook/fish/budgie sat for nearly a month, and in May/June/July 2017 are dogsitting in East Ballina. Last Christmas/New Year they cat sat in Mt Tamborine for a month, and the homeowners were so happy having Meredith and Henri in their home, they booked them again for late August 2017 for a month. (Mt Tamborine is a little bit out of the way - but the cats are so gorgeous they just couldn't say no!).

Meredith and Henri would be more than happy to meet up so everyone can make sure they are a mutual good fit. This could be via Skype, in a coffee shop, or in your home. Please feel free to send through any questions. References can be made available upon request.



Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.


  • NSW

I am currently living in Sydney Australia and would love the opportunity to care for your home. I am a mature and responsible professional actress as well as an experienced house sitter having house sat in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand for over Four years.

I am an animal loving, house proud, non-smoking vegan who loves a clean home and being around pets.

As a former home & pet owner myself I understand the need to have someone honest and reliable to care for your home and animals while you are away so you can rest assured knowing that you will return from your holiday to a clean home and happy pets.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Andrew & Fern

  • Melbourne


We're Andrew and Fern, a married couple from Melbourne and Southampton (UK). We've recently moved from Cardiff to Melbourne and we're hoping that house sitting will give us the chance to see a bit more of the city and figure out where we want to settle down.

Both of us have grown up with animals including dogs, cats and guinea pigs; we're longing for another pet of our own which just isn't possible at the moment so we have a lot of love and care to offer yours. We also have a vet in the immediate family who is on hand to offer advice if it happened to be needed.

We are non-smokers who live tidily, quietly, and enjoy cooking and walking when we get home from work. Work for us is based in Melbourne CBD but we're lucky enough to have the flexibility of working from home on occasions.

We're looking forward to exploring Melbourne and meeting some lovely people and pets along the way.

Andrew and Fern

Lisa & Lynn

  • Sydney

We are a mother and daughter team from the UK and are particularly looking for a house sit for about 3 weeks in Sydney in December. We are looking for a house sit in Sydney because my brother lives in Chatswood so we would like to be able to visit him and his family sometimes while we are housesitting. We are caring people, non-smokers, interested in and enjoy spending time with animals. We have plenty of experience of looking after our own and other people's cats, dogs, homes and gardens. We would like a housesit where we are able to go out sometimes in the daytimes so animals that don't get lonely too easily would be ideal. We will look after your house and garden very well and are happy to walk dogs, mow lawns and do other household chores. If you were interested in spending some time in London in the UK in December I would also be open to a house swap. I am very centrally located, no pets, a small garden and a few indoor plants. This is only an option, in case it appealed to you. Am also happy just to sit for you and a friend will look after my house while I'm away.

bernice & peter

  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic
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Mature married couple, home owners in Elwood Vic, non smokers. We love the company of animals and have lived with dogs for over 40 years. Gemalla (Schnauzer) and Katielina (Airedale) are our mature, friendly and very well trained mates and would like to travel/holiday with us.

We love all animals and believe that we would enjoy looking after your pets and care for them like our own. Being house proud we would look after your home with great care.

We enjoy a healthy environment, are keen dog walkers along the beach, parks and bush areas and share an interest in gardening, healthy living, the outdoors and food and wine.


  • Darwin, Brisbane

Recently moved to Melbourne for 12 month+ contract. I am keen to explore different suburbs before deciding where to settle. I have been sharing a house in Brisbane for several years with 2 large dogs (Kelpie and Mastiff/ Labadour cross) and miss their companionship.

Last Christmas I minded a house in Brisbane with 3 small dogs, a fish tank and birds which was fun and kept me amused. The dogs enjoyed my company, playing fetch, watching TV with me and sleeping on my bed.

Earlier this year, I minded a house in Ipswich for 10 days which included 2 active dogs and 2 cats.


  • Brisbane

We have a son who lives at Camp Hill, Brisbane with his wife and three children. We visit them often for grandchildren's birthdays etc. This year we thought we would like to stay longer in Brisbane. We currently live on a duplex property with framily. Their dog is shared between us. I am the person who walks him daily. I am involved in volunteer work in the local community and can supply references if requested. We are AFL members and have a busy social life catching up with family and friends.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs


My name is Nina & I’m a 52 year old Kindergarten Teacher from Phillip Island. My job requires me to have a Victorian Institute of Teaching registration which includes a current National Police History Check. I’ve recently been given a fabulous opportunity to work with the Brotherhood of St Laurence in the new NDIS role of Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator. My office is based in Highett, so driving from the Island isn’t really be a viable option on a daily basis. I’d like to keep my house on the Island at present, & thought house sitting would be a great way to ease the commuting issues.

I’m extremely organised, clean & tidy, & have had experience with many animals that were either my own or my children’s. These include horses, both large & small dogs, cats, rabbits & chickens. I like a walk or run in the evenings, so having a dog come along to keep me company would be lovely. I recently rented my own house out for 6 months & was absolutely devastated at the condition it was left in by the tenants. I’m a firm believer in appreciating your surroundings & respecting my own & other people’s property. I’m a non-smoker.

My partner is an Assiciate Professor, but we live separately. My children are all young adults & are independent so don’t live with me.

Sue & Tony

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

We are a married couple of 40 years and have always owned our own home and had the enjoyment of living with pets...cats/dogs/horses/fish of all shapes and sizes!
We are based in Sydney. With substantial previous house-sitting experience we are attentive, professional and responsible in our care and maintenance of a home and garden.
We appreciate your pets are precious family members and we will love them as our own providing them with comfort, attention and exercise. Sue has been a full time volunteer at the RSPCA for 3 years.
To support our profile we have extensive housesit references from our Melbourne and Sydney housesits of cats and dogs. We also have available references from a real estate agent in respect to our care for homes and gardens and 2 veterinarians as well as our National Police Certificates. We are non smokers.
We always look forward to being valuable house-sitters for people who care.
Warm Regards,
Sue and Tony Hedges

Cheryl & Cheryl

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hello, Our names are Ken & Cheryl. We would like you to consider us to take excellent care of your house/pets during your absence. We have police clearances (Blue card) which is clean. Ken has a security licence and is self employed and works out of the Sunshine Coast so we would to stay around that area. I am retired, a keen amateur photographer. We are non-smokers, active, lead a quite life, had a house till the children left home to live their own lives. Over the years we have had numerous types of family pets including, dog/s, cat/s, bird/s fish, so we are happy to look after your loved ones, your home and garden whilst you are away. We have done various house-sits in the past and finished doing a 12 month housesit in early March 2017. After we finished at Gympie we were looking after several hundred canaries, dog, alpaca, fish & cats. We have throughly enjoyed all of our ‘sits’.

References available on request.



I'm a mature aged, non-smoking female who has chosen to housesit as an alternative to renting. I've been housesitting since September 2011 and I really enjoy the lifestyle. House-sitting is a great way to save money until I can afford a place of my own, plus I enjoy experiencing different places. I love animals (was raised on a dairy farm), and am experienced in dealing with all their cute little quirks (and messes!) and providing a load of pats and affection if required. However, having a pet is not a requirement for me to house-sit.
I keep the homes I house-sit for in good condition and am very respectful of the homes I care for.. Owners have been very happy with the condition I leave their homes, gardens and pets in and I've had many return house-sits and referrals as a result. Any tasks that need to be done in your absence - like mail collection and putting out the bins - are part and parcel of the house-sitting lifestyle and I'm happy to do them for you.
I work at home part time for a super company and I also do some writing so I spend much of my time working on my computer. The good news for you is I'll be around to keep your pets company and hold down the forte, so your pets will be well looked after and your home will be well attended. I enjoy my own company and peace and quite around the house. When I'm at home it's just me, so you can rest assured that there won't be a continual procession of visitors stampeding through your home. Of course, I can go on about how responsible, reliable and trustworthy I am....but why not get in contact with me so you can decide for yourself. I have great referrences and a police check...what more can you ask for in a sitter?


  • Adelaide

Hi there,
I am a young professional looking for a short stay while I'm in Adelaide. I am a Physiotherapist from Canberra, undertaking a masters course at UniSA.
I have a beautiful labradoodle dog at home but also grew up with 2 cats. I love all pets and you can be sure yours will be well cared for.
I like a clean quiet house, so your home will be looked after as if it were my own. I am a non smoker and spend my days exercising, working and studying!
I can provide professional (physiotherapy) references on request, or other people i have had the privilege of staying with in Adelaide.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to talking more with any home owners.

Kelly & Wendy

  • Melbourne, SE Vic

My name is Kelly, and I am a 30 year old single female. I am currently looking for a house sitting position for myself, my Mum (Wendy, 57) and our small dog Daisy, while we await for my Mum's new unit to finish being built in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We are a friendly, clean and quiet family.
Ideally we are looking for a position between the months of August and December 2018 as we are hoping to travel prior to these dates and the unit should be finished sometime between these months. If the unit is finished early, I would be happy to continue the house sitting arrangement myself whilst Mum moves into the new place (... we definitely won't leave you without someone in the house!).
I am currently on a one year career break from my profession as a Chartered Accountant while helping Mum to move out of our family home of the last 35 years. Mum has a back condition which means she can't currently work, so we will be available to look after your place full time including during the day as well as nights/weekends. We take pride in where we stay so will keep the place nice and tidy and Mum loves the garden so will be happy to tend to your plants/veggie gardens as required.
Our little dog Daisy is house trained, but does have some anxiety and therefore is quite timid. Because of this, she hasn't been regularly socialised with other animals so would go best in a pet-free home or with animals that are quite independent or quiet also. We are happy to arrange a meet and greet with the animals before progressing any discussions if you prefer, and also so you can meet Mum and myself. Thanks for taking the time to read our introduction and I look forward to hearing about the opportunity to house sit for you!

Mark & Hayley

  • Melbourne

We are a professional couple in our 40’s and 30’s (no children) who have previously owned a home so know the value of having clean, considerate, reliable, non-smoking, trustworthy people to look after your property. We both have previous experience with house sitting and looking after pets and have grown up with both cats and dogs in the past. We both work full time in the city, at Melbourne University as a Senior Lecturer in Art and as a Graphic Designer (two days in the city, three days from home). Apart from work, we live a very quiet lifestyle and enjoy walking, running and playing tennis. We have just returned from travelling for three months in Europe in 2017, and would be available to house sit a property long or short term from February 2018. We are more than happy to meet with you first to allow you to make your decision as to who you want to look after your property and pets. Please feel free to call, text, or email us at any time to discuss what you may require.


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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I am a happy, friendly, 62 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.
I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 39 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.
I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.
I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)


  • Melbourne

Hello! Allow me to take care of your most precious family members!

Firstly, it is near impossible for me to walk past a dog without giving it a scratch and asking it how it's day has been. I pause (paws? ha) to address the majesty of any cat - naturally any notion of pats is entirely up to them. With fish, I find it's a lot about making fish faces... you get the drift.

I am a fit, energetic non-smoker, originally from Perth so naturally inclined towards large open spaces and stretches of water. I have only recently relocated to Melbourne and have spent the past three months house/pet/plant sitting for friends. I am really enjoying caring for their homes, taking care of their loved ones and exploring new pockets of this fabulous city.

I'm particularly good at catering to pets with quirks and special needs. As an example: my dear pug Oscar (pictured) - who is currently enjoying the retiree-lifestyle with my folks in Perth - has an anaphylactic reaction to bee stings. As such, Oscar is a high maintenance pug (is there any other kind? ha) - we walk with an epi-pen, mobile phone and exceptional attention to the ground (for low-lying bees) bushes and trees.

References and checks available on request. I am currently available from 28 March 2018.

Look forward to hearing from you! Alice :)


  • TAS, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

I have been house-sitting for more than 2 years and have had the pleasure of looking after more than 100 animals in that time; including dogs, cats, chickens, horses, goats, ducks, fish and even emus!

Frequent updates (including photos) are sent to home owners, allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing that all is well with your pets and your home. I also provide all of my own consumables, bedding, towels, cookware etc, basically everything except for the kitchen sink. Upon your return, you will find your home just as clean as when you left.

I am a non-smoker and I am more than happy to provide police clearance and house-sitting references.

Claire & Dante

  • Cairns, FNQ
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Hi. my name is Claire Tierney and my son is Dante. We travel as a team and have fulfilled many private house sits over the last 10 years. We both love animals Dante being the tireless entertainer who loves to run and play. We come with references, experience and a very positive energy. I owned and managed a pet care / pet minding business in Melbourne for eight years before moving here so I have had experience with all aspects of pet care including administration of medications.

I am a house proud mum, non smoker who has worked as an onsite manager for Holiday Rentals in Port Douglas. Security, respect for privacy and your personal belongings is paramount. Currently I work from home as a book keeper, with occasional short visits to clients, so I would be great company for your pets during the day.

I am a house owner who is contemplating moving to Cairns. I (Claire) love the Arts and see the possibility to access a great variety of artistic outlets in Cairns. My Son Dante is a wonderful 12yr old, mature beyond his years and a great helper. Dante was accepted into Cairns High as an out of region student, and travels to and from Mossman (~70km each way), daily on a bus. Moving to Cairns is ultimately what we would love.

We are clean & tidy and very capable of caring for your house and fury friends like they are our own.

I would love the opportunity to meet and discuss this opportunity further.


  • VIC

Hello. I am a mature man, 54, non smoker who has recently separated from my wife.

Whilst trying to get back on my feet again I feel that this would be a great opportunity to help out others and see parts of Melbourne that I have never experienced.

I have had pets all my life, and would look after yours as if they were my own.

I have renovated and kept neat and tidy a house so I would treat your property and possessions with the respect they deserve.

I am available as soon as required and would be delighted to look after your pets and home for you.


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Northern QLD

My name is Joanne Pretlove. I am 47 years old and I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping and looking for work. I am a mother of three children, one girl 25 and two boys 19 and 13. All my children live in the Territory. I am a very quiet, private person, a non smoker and I enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. I have recently relocated to Brisbane from Townsville, where I have lived for the past 1.5 years. ,

I enjoy house and pet sitting, as it gives me some privacy and allows me to save money for my trip to Europe and pay for my study.


Hello, nice to meet you. Here is a little about me so that you can know me better.
I am a young 45 year old with lots of extra energy. I keep fit jogging and walking a little every day. I also enjoy swimming.
I am an animal lover and have had 3 dogs and 2 cats. I enjoyed the company of a dog on my daily walks and have missed that since I moved to sydney 10 years ago as I don't have a yard or room for a dog. At present I am living with my mum and my 3 year old daughter in Coogee. I get along very well with my mum but it's also good for us to have a break from each other sometimes. I also work part-time as a sports massage therapist and Child birth Educator in hospitals in Randwick. Please feel free to call me and ask me any questions that you like. Thanks Etta (for short)


  • Perth


  • QLD

Hi house owners :)

I would like to take good care of your loved animals, home and gardens and happy to talk or video call anyone if they needed more personal interaction and information.

I am very clean, considerate and respectful. I believe honesty and kindness are the most important values.

I am currently exploring the East Coast, to re-connect with myself and nature while I complete an online unit left too graduate as a Physiotherapist.

I love animals and gardening. I enjoy running, dancing, reading and anything to do with nature and the outdoors.

Really hoping to meet your animal friends and take good care of them and any abode I am blessed too house sit.

Thank you and look forward to talking and meeting you.


  • Central West Slopes, North West Slopes, Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Western suburbs, Toowoomba & South Eastern

I am looking for a short term house sitting job around the Nelson's Bay/Forster area, sometime in January 2016. We are a Christian home schooling family, with 2 children still at home, aged 6 and 3.


  • VIC

Meet the world’s most houseproud housesitter! I’m a 39 yo single female experienced housesitter, who loves the domestic life of home, pets and garden. A true homebody and animal lover, I will spend most nights reading and curled up on the couch with furry friends.

Why choose me to look after your home?

* Your house and your pets are among the most precious things in life, so you need to know you’re entrusting them to someone who cares as much as you do.

* I’m a 39 yo single female, quiet homebody. No entertaining. No parties. No coming and going at all hours.

* Non-smoker. Non-drinker.

* Heaps of experience. I have plenty of homeowners who came home to immaculate homes and happy pets who can provide references.

* I LOVE everything domestic. I’m probably one of the most houseproud sitters you’ll ever meet. I adore cleanliness and order and will treat your home with the same care and respect that I do my own.

* Huge animal lover! Because I’m unable to have my own pets, I usually end up best buds with the pets I care for and shower with attention (or not, if they prefer!)

* Garden lover. I spend every moment I can outside enjoying nature and greenery, and love the relaxation of tending gardens.

* I work for myself, so I’m home most of the time to provide lots of companionship for pets used to company, and security for your home.

I house sit to save money and travel. I look forward to talking to you about your housesitting and pet care needs.



Dear home owner,
I have enjoyed caring for people's homes and pets for several years.
During that time I have had the pleasure of maintaining landscaped gardens and lawns up to two acres in size.
( Ride-on mower preferred.)

I have experience in caring for a variety of pets and livestock.

Also, I am very experienced with pets that need extra care. EG medications or special care requirements.

Caring for your home and much loved pets is my number one priority.

I am clean and tidy and enjoy living a quiet lifestyle.

Housesitting gives me the opportunity to experience living in interesting and diverse communities.

It also allows me to indulge in my favourite activities, nature photography and bushwalking.

I have very good references and a police clearance check.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore

Hello my name is Victoria, I am a Semi Retired 54 year old lady. I live in a Unit in Mosman and miss my home
that I lived in at Seaforth. All my darling pets are now in cat and dog heaven and we are not allowed pets in the unit where I live.

I have had a lot of experience in house sitting, lovely homes in Longueville, Seaforth, Mosman, Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay,
Point Piper and Kingsford. I am an extremely houseproud person, and keep an excellent household. I am a non smoker
and non drinker. Ex marathon runner, now a bushwalker/ medium runner.

I am fortunate that most animals like me and I feel the same about them. People have said " wow, minksie never comes to strangers and does that ? " I think I must have been a cat and a dog in past lives.

I am happy to give you any references upon request.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Victoria 02 9969 6047