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Lee & Nigel

  • Townsville, S. West

Experienced farm or house sitters. Clean and tidy non smokers. We love animals and would love to give you the opportunity to do your own travels while we take care of your animals and property as if they were our own. We would enjoy staying put for awhile in Mandurah as we have friends and family here. We have a large 25' Caravan and your yard or driveway would have to accommodate one of that size. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Rose & Michael

  • North Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, TAS

We're an active couple in our forties. At the end of 2015 we sold our 12 acre hobby farm south of Hobart, Tasmania, where we lived for 19 years, breeding alpacas and providing agistment for mini ponies.

We had mini long-haired dachshunds (our kids) for many years and also worked for a dog minding company providing care for dogs in our home, while their people went away.

In Feb 2016 we bought an apartment close to Hobart and have spent the winter house-sitting in Queensland. We would like to do some more travelling both in Australia and overseas.

We're quiet-living, private and tidy people and will care for your pets, home and garden as our own.


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns

We are an active. non-smoking, retired professional couple. My husband Ted was previously ACT Treasurer and Deputy Chief Minister. He is now trying to lower his golf handicap. I ended my 30 year career in the Commonwealth Public Service working for Austrade and have enjoyed a couple of short term postings in Mauritius and Paris. We love to travel, and live in a beautiful apartment in Canberra. We have had two sits on the Sunshine Coast where we looked after a lovely dog called Roger. He got to go for walks every morning along the boardwalk at Alexander Headland.
We have also enjoyed two house sits on the Mornington Peninsula, looking after a beautiful black Labrador and a small poodle.
We have both been active Rotarians but not at the moment.

We are particularly keen to get out of Canberra during the winter months and are mainly interested in coastal areas as we love the ocean. Open to other suggestions though.

Reference available.

Valerie & Peter

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

We are booked out until May 1st 2018 sorry. We are an active, retired couple living in New Zealand where we run a Bed and Breakfast during summer, and spend the winter months in Queensland. We were both brought up in rural towns and we love animals. Our hobbies include gardening, walking, reading and playing lawn bowls. Peter is an Honorary Fisheries Officer in New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries (with Police Check) and Valerie is a landscape watercolour artist and quilter. We have enjoyed house minding in New Zealand and are happy to care for others loved pets and take good care of their homes.

Sue & Tony

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

We are a married couple of 39 years and have always owned our own home and had the enjoyment of living with pets...cats/dogs/horses of all shapes and sizes!
We are based in Melbourne en-route to New Zealand in late 2017. 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 housesits of cats and dogs and our housesit in Sydney for a month in December and January 2017. We also have available references from a real estate agent and 2 veterinarians as well as 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


  • Melbourne


  • Canberra, NSW, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Western suburbs, South Eastern, Adelaide, Flurieu Peninsula, Melbourne, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, S. West

Semi-retired professional male delighted to care for your house & pets - flexible durations.

I am a cheerful, independent and responsible person who would be the perfect candidate to mind your house, pets & gardens in your absence. I am experienced in caring for both house and gardens as well as a variety of pets and have had previous positions houseminding in Australia, New Zealand & the UK during the past 6 years.

I love the company of animals and enjoy the peace and quiet of my own company. Being a conscientious person I will ensure that the needs of you and your pets are well understood. Also, I will take the time to carry out exactly what you want me to do while you are absent so that you can have complete peace of mind.

Written & verbal references available. I don't smoke, and I rarely drink alcohol.

I will endeavour to do all I can to provide what you need in exchange for the privilege of staying in your home.

I would be delighted to hear from you.

Susan & David

  • ACT, NSW, South Eastern, TAS

David and I have been house sitting for 2 years now and truly love this lifestyle. We have been fortunate enough to be continually on the move over this time and have returned to our first house sit a second time. David and I were original Sydney dwellers for 30 odd years and have always owned our own homes up until 2000. We had a hobby farm in Tasmania for 15 years, with farm animals including sheep, goats, chickens a horse, dogs and cats etc. We are familiar with living with tank water/ water pumps,wood heaters, septic systems and basic requirements for rural living. Leaving Tasmania in 2000 we rented in Sydney for a couple of years then moved to the Central Tablelands, NSW for 11 years where we rented a cabin on a 90 acre goat farm. During that time I did volunteer work on a regular basis for 8 years which involved 6 month periods away from home at a time staying with different families every week, so I am very accustomed to living in other peoples' homes. David worked as a full time carpenter in the local area accompanying me regularly on various trips. After leaving the central tablelands we both volunteered on a 7 acre retreat centre in Victoria for 7 months maintaining the property and looking after 3 acres of garden. We have been on the South Coast, NSW for almost 6 months now. I have a background in admin/bookkeeping and David is a carpenter. We are responsible and mature adults and have experienced many different lifestyles including living in Asia and Tibet. We enjoy the experience of new lifestyles and locations and feel that house sitting would be a great opportunity for us to do what we love and benefit the home owner do what they wish to do. At the moment we are on our 8th house sit and we have been invited back to our first house sit for another 3 months.
Ideally we would like long term sits of 3-12 months or more preferably NSW and South East Queensland.
Our interests include travelling, walking/hiking and water sports. We are both fit and healthy, don't drink or smoke and enjoy the outdoors. We feel that we are able to fit into a city or rural environment as we have lived in both and would certainly care for your home, garden and pets as if our own.
We are more than happy to discuss any house sitting jobs, answer questions, provide references, police checks, photos etc and anything else you would like so as to feel comfortable and secure with the house sitter you have chosen.
With kind regards
Susan and David Kirkwood

Susie & Gary

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

We are on the road to retirement & looking forward to the next stage in our life, we are still doing some work via the internet & this means that we will be around for most of the time to care & watch over everything for you.

As well as travelling & having new experiences along the way, we have found that house sitting really suits us as it is so comforting to stay in a friendly home environment & if there are pets or animals to look after, then their company is an added bonus!

We love animals & wildlife & have had a long experience in caring for dogs, cats & farm animals. Unfortunately we no longer have our own pets, so we would welcome the opportunity to care for yours.

Over the years we have also had extensive experience in house & garden maintenance having renovated our own properties & also as sitters, we have cared for a number of different types of homes & properties ranging from large farms through to smaller homes & units.

We do understand that everyone's house & pets are different & we seriously take this on board & listen to each individuals requests & we will follow through with meeting your specific requirements while we stay & promise to keep you updated while you are away.

The opportunity to become your house sitter would be a great privilege & something we would not take for granted, as we both understand it is a necessity to respect your house & property & keep it well maintained while in residence.

We are both non smokers, healthy & happy people & look forward to hearing from you.

If required we can provide further reputable references & recommendation contacts.

Hope to hear from you !

Susie & Gary

Leesa & Alan

  • Tweed Coast, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland

Hubby and I are building a new home so will be homeless for a short period!
We are quiet, mellow, non- smoking caring people.
Our dates are to be determined but to say early Sep to late Dec or early Jan, would be close.
Many thanks

Laura & Simeon

  • ACT

We are a young married couple looking to housesit as we save for the future. Sim is busy with cafe work and study, and loves cycling. He is also a great musician and plays a lot of jazz. Sim is very excited about the chance to look after pets. He loves animals but renting means we can't really adopt right now. Sim loves giving animals attention and I have even seen him kiss a chicken!
I (Laura) am a casual teacher at the moment but hope to have my own English class sometime in the near future. I love to read, draw and cook. We are currently sitting our first house and really enjoying it. We can provide a rental reference and character references on request.

Kathryn & Peter

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Northern Rivers, Rural/Regional NSW

Kathryn is a well known long term resident of the Byron Shire with a house of her own in Suffolk Park. At the moment she is away from home enjoying staying in different housesits in the Shire. For the past year she has housesat various properties in Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, and Cooper's Shoot. Excellent references can be given upon request.

Peter is from New Zealand, with family in Suffolk Park. He enjoys gardening, has a vegetable garden at his home in NZ, and would be keen to maintain a housesit garden if required.

Both Peter and Kathryn are writers, and enjoy a particularly quiet lifestyle, especially in the countryside. They are both experienced cat and dog owners, as well as experienced carers of other people's animals, including on farms with cows, horses, etc.

They are both clean, tidy, organised, and are non-drinkers, non-smokers and drug free.

Terry & Sandra

  • VIC

Cilla & Jan

  • Perth

I am Cilla, my sister is Jan.We are non-smoking, tidy, caring and conscientious animal lovers.We live in NSW and have family in WA. We have experience with all kinds of city or farm animals ( and plants) and most of our dogs have been rescued from RSPCA to live with us to a great old age! I am looking for 5 weeks accommodation in the Fremantle area as my daughter is expecting her fourth baby in November and I have been present at every birth.I have booked my flights for 14 Nov 2017 to 16 Dec 2017. My sister will be with me for the first 2 weeks.I've been visiting WA and Fremantle usually twice yearly for the last 9 years.I'm very familiar with it and it's my wonderful second home


  • ACT, North Coast, South Eastern, SA, TAS, Perth, S. Western

Preferred Location: Northern NSW, Southern QLD.

Hi my name is Helen. I am 65 years young, single, adventurous and inspired by nature.

I left full time employment in Sydney in 2012 for a tree change and for the last three years have taken casual housekeeping positions in places such as the Kimberley and Kangaroo Island. Since March 2016 I have been travelling full time in my motorhome.

I have joined Happy House Sitters to visit many new places as I travel around Australia and to provide an opportunity to settle into a new environment for a short while.

As a home owner myself I understand your need for a reliable, respectful, responsible sitter. As an animal lover I guarantee the best possible care and attention for your pets. I have experience as both a house and pet sitter over many years and references are available. I also enjoy gardening and would be happy to care for yours. If you are involved in any voluntary work in the community I would be happy to step into your place, if needed, while you are away. I am an independent, resourceful woman who is happy with her own company. I love animals, enjoy spinning wool and creating garments, reading, photography, bush walking. I am a non smoker.

A police check, references and my resume are available on request.


  • Sydney

I am a semi-retired International Airline Executive. Currently based in Bangkok, I do some work consulting to major tourism company. Though not having lived in Australia for some 30 years, I return to Sydney about every 3-4 months to visit daughters, (one is a breeder, ref..asgill kennels), grandchildren and friends. Generally being back for a number of weeks at a time, means I'm ideally placed to mind your home (and pets) while you are away.
I am new to this site, but not new to house-sitting. I have previously undertaken house sitting for friends and associates in Sydney, Honolulu and Los Angeles areas and am of course happy to supply relevant references. I am neat and conscientious about the care and cleanliness of the places I stay in (including my own) , and enjoy the company of animals, A non-smoker, I'm still quite active, but mostly golf and walking, so taking pets for a walk if required, is not a problem


  • ACT


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

Andrew & rena

  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern

Andrew and Rena have been living in Brisbane since 2001. Rena is an academic advisor at Queensland University of Technology. Andrew worked as a primary school teacher up until 2015. We have a 22YO son who is doing his PhD in psychology at UQ. This year we returned from a 12 month volunteer experience in Myanmar with Australian Volunteers International. Rena worked at a university developing language and teaching competencies. Andrew cooked, cleaned, shopped, did some volunteer teaching at an orphanage and tried to learn the language.
We are currently just beginning a 3 month house-sitting arrangement in Pinjarra Hills. This will end in mid September 2017 and we are interested in another medium to long term arrangement. There are a few reasons why we want to do housesitting. The first is that we both have family members interstate and overseas that are going through end of life experiences and may need our support in the future. While we are able to commit to the shorter periods offered by housesitting we want the flexibility to relocate and lend our support if or when needed. A second reason is that we are looking for alternative ways to live simply and be enriched. If we find we really enjoy the lifestyle then we might look at the possibility of housesitting in other countries. Living in different communities, perhaps working, a little travel - all has appeal.
We live a pretty quiet lifestyle. We have been together for nearly 30 years and lived in many different countries. We have never owned a house but we have treated each house in which we have lived as our home. We are pet lovers, particularly dogs. We enjoy being outdoors -walking, swimming and the occasional game of tennis. We both do yoga and Andrew has a strong interest in meditation. We both enjoy music and reading and have a intense but friendly rivalry in scrabble. Andrew is learning the ukulele and Rena is keen to advance her knitting skills. We do not smoke.

Arantza & Marcos

  • Northern QLD, Western QLD


We are a clean and reliable, experienced house sitter couple.

We offer a spring cleaning of your place while you are away as well as caring of your beloved pets and plants :)

Police clearence check and referral letters from our previous house sits will be at your disposal.

We hope to hearing from you soon :)

Ari & Marcos

Jake & Maria

  • Melbourne

Hello :)

My name is Jake I run a video production business in Clifton Hill and my girlfriend Maria is from Italy , she works in Agriculture.

Maria is coming to Australia and we are looking to move into the city , we would love to house sit in the meantime.

We are very clean , love cats and Maria is a very good gardener in working in Amsterdam at Mediamatic her supervisor said the garden was the best it ever looked !

Hope to hear from you.

Kind regards
Jake and Maria


  • Adelaide, Flurieu Peninsula, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd


  • Sunshine Coast

Hi there, I'm Daniel. I'm an exceptionally experienced house sitter and pet carer, qualified gardener and landscape designer, and a very fit and active person who enjoys the beach, walking and hiking and generally everything the coast has to offer. I work locally in Maroochydore for the Sunshine Coast Council as a specialist in Development Services, and I have a block of land in Pomona where I am (slowly) building my house. In the mean time I am hoping to help someone out to look after their furry friends and their gardens as well when they are away from the home or holiday house. I am a very responsible and reliable mature man, with extensive international experience travelling, teaching and running large projects abroad.

I bring quality experience and references to any potential house sitting opportunities, I have decades of experience caring for animals (dogs, cats, horses, sheep, goats) so beachside and rural opportunities are no problem, and I can also offer a very green thumb if you would like some assistance recommending plants or garden designs for your home. I have also managed volunteer accommodation around the world.


  • Melb. NW suburbs, Northern Vic, SW Vic

Hi everyone,
I am 65 and just retired a couple of months ago.
Very clean living, non smoker and I keep a clean and tidy house. Previously owned and sold various houses around the Western area of Melbourne. I have had lots of cats and dogs during my children's growing up period. I love all animals.
I live in Wyndhamvale, Victoria at my daughters house.
I am waiting on my Granny Flat to be built which will be moved into her garden.
I am free to travel to house sit/pet sit in Victoria. (to start off with). Then I may go further afield after I get used to this way of life.
I have no ties to keep me in one place. I was an avid caravan traveller, but had to sell my van to pay for my Granny Flat. The itchy feet are still with me tho.
I love pets. I have owned dogs and cats over my life time, who all lived to a good age before they crossed over the rainbow bridge.
I am honest and trustworthy. I can provide references on request. (Phone numbers to get verbal references if required.)
To date I have looked after some friends and lots of my families homes and pets over the last couple of years. Both dogs, cats and budgies.
Able to walk dogs on a daily routine.
I am looking to broaden my horizons and make new friends along the way.
Your pets will love me. I am reliable and able to look after your home and pets as if they were my own.
Please meet me and see how we all get on.
I don't think you will be disappointed with me.



  • Darwin

Jules & Ben

  • Melbourne


We are a professional couple from New Zealand who upon returning from their marriage are seeking housesitting options to help them buy their first home.

A bit about us: we both love animals, gardening and going to the beach. Jules is a fulltime HR professional while Ben works as a Teacher at numerous schools throughout Melbourne (this gives him flexibility in working hours). We are also homebodies who like nothing more than snuggling up with a good book or a tv show.

We have house sitting experience from New Zealand; gaining experience with both cats and dogs.

We look forward to staying at your place :)

Jules and Ben


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

I'm Petrice a 27yr old nurse, currently living in Eltham with my parents and their dog. I am looking for any length house sitting while I save for my own place. I love dogs and have previously house and dog sat. Growing up I have always had some type of animal to look after so I will look after yours as if it is my own. I'm very clean and tidy and a non-smoker. Also very active so if you're pet requires a walking or running buddy I am more than happy to do so!


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

I'm an experienced house sitter and have been house sitting full time now for over 18 months and prior to that at various short term house sits for a couple of years. I have experience with many dogs, small and large and up to 3 at a time, cats, chickens and birds. I enjoy walking the dogs and happy to walk them every day, if required, have also been known to have to walk a cat as well! I have also house sat where I have had to look after a pool and spa and watering of gardens. I also consider myself to be a clean freak and will return your home in the same condition that it was when you left and will look after it as though it was my own. In recent years I have been lucky to do an apartment sit in Hiroshima Japan, and a couple of house sits in NZ. I am a non-smoker and am single and have no pets. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I have now just completed 6 months of house/dog sitting in Perth Western Australia and Darwin for 2 months and enjoyed every minute of it. I am now heading back south to the Sunshine Coast to where I usually live until the New Year. If you are looking for a house sitter while you have a break over Christmas/new year or school holidays I would love to look after your house and/or pets as though they were my own.


  • Sydney

Margaret (Meg)

  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, QLD, VIC
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I am a 47 year old female, single, non-smoker, non-drinker working in Forensic Sciences at Macleod so need to be able to commute daily. I have been employed in Forensics since July 2001. I have recently sold my home in Kilsyth and am keen to just "chill out" for the next few years without a mortgage....ahhh mortgage free for a few years is a wonderful thought. I love all animals whether furry, feathered, hooved etc and currently have an old husky of my own, Dylan is 11 1/2 years old. (house trained, doesn't dig or destroy property, she sleeps most of day now :) ) I volunteer at RSPCA Burwood every second Friday for the day. Being a home owner myself (until recently) I understand the gravity of inviting a stranger into your home to care for it, I can assure you that I would respect your home as if it was my own. I love being outdoors and active. Gardening is one of my passions, so if you have a garden that you need nurtured and not just kept, I would be glad to help out. I have my own trailer so I'm quite willing and able to lay some mulch or do a tip run if the garden needs it. If you think I may fit the bill, please, get in touch with me and we can meet to discuss your needs. Long term house sitting eg 6 - 12 months would be quite suitable for me as I must move out of my house by December 21st 2015.