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Linda & Frank

  • Brisbane

My husband Frank and myself are relocating back to Brisbane in beginning of April due to our daughter expecting her first baby later in the year. We thought house sitting would be perfect solution, while we look for a house to buy.
We have always had animals with our 3 children whom are all grown and left the nest. We are very house proud and are non smokers.
Frank works for Border Force and I work as a Medical Administrator .
We both have current police checks as well.
If there are any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


  • VIC

My name is Liz and I am missing having my dog, but I am ready to enjoy looking after yours.

I am also fine with cats. I am reliable and honest and have a police check. I would love to sit a dog on the Mornington peninsula, where I grew up. I like having time in Melbourne and visiting my adult children who live there.
Short visits are fine. I have good housesitting references and I used to run a charitable foundation.
I am clean and tidy and like to leave the house as it was when you left. I have been enjoying time in Melbourne and walking the dogs. I love bushwalking so I am happy walking your dogs and I enjoy photography so there is always something to photograph in your area.
I am basically happy to spend time in your home with your pet as I am a contributor to ABC open and I write and take photos for the website.
This means I spend time at home with your pets.


  • ACT, Sydney, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, SA, TAS, WA

My name is Rose. I am currently living between Sydney, Lismore and the Gold Coast while I complete a professional Doctorate researching early colonial history. My husband and dog live on a sheep farm in central NSW and our children are married with lives of their own. Between us we have 5 granddaughters who we adore.

The reason I am looking at housesitting is because I love animals and miss my own; so would like to spend a little bit of time taking care of yours. About me, I have always been a home owner, and am extremely clean and tidy. I am very security concious, do not smoke, am not into parties and can take very good care of your home while you are away. I can provide a current Police Check along with references for you to consider.

I am happy to chat with you and also meet in person to say hi to your pet/s and allow you the opportunity to discuss your needs and requirements.

My availability is from mid January 2017 onwards.

Thanks kindly Rose


  • Melbourne

I am trustworthy, reliable, independent and responsible with strong values, respecting other people’s property, belongings and especially their pets.
As I am new in Australia (came from EU 7 months ago), I thought House sitting is a great way to live in new areas and transition to a new home eventually for myself. I decided to stay and study in Melbourne so I’m at school only two days weekly, so I have a lot of time to stay "in" if required which will suit pet owners.
Your pets will be comfortable in their own home spoilt and well loved while you deserve a break- holiday away.
I am a very house proud person, non-smoker, enjoy outdoor activities of walking and have any easy going personality. I am very good at following instructions and always keep my place neat and tidy. I will gladly look after your pets, got no allergies whatsoever.
If you require any more information about myself, I would be more than happy for you to contact me via phone or email to answer any of your questions. I would also be happy to make arrangements to meet you at a time that's convenient to you if required.

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.


  • Sunshine Coast

I have been a local on the Sunshine Coast for over 30 years and I'm single, non-smoker, very reliable, honest, easy going with quiet habits and who loves to keep a clean tidy home for you. I am also water and energy conscious. Being a home owner myself, I have also experienced first hand leaving everything that I love and care for with someone else. My animals were always my major concern. Would they get the same love and attention?

I can assure you that sensitivity towards the privacy of your home with an added touch of 'TLC plus' will be given respectfully to your wishes/needs and your animals also. Animals with specific health requirements, require a gently and comfortable approach. Working in the health industry reflects this approach and I am not shy of this. I have loved and owned a variety of animals including looking after a baby snake.

I like to walk for exercise so if you have animals that require this, then together we can enjoy the great outdoors. Watering gardens and maintaining pools are both familiar to me. Not a problem.

I work casually to pay general living expenses and I will be home majority of the time to look after your animals and home security.

I am confident once we chat and meet, you will feel that your belongings and beloved animals are safe in my tender loving hands. Love to hear from you.

Alva & Murray

  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

House Angel Alva - care & cuddle pets.
Introducing Murray & Alva a professional, h/sit team! We seek h/sit Gold Coast. Murray,a technology teacher with ex building experience is a great asset to offer security/maintenance. Alva a retired teacher/active ‘domestic beaver’ and gardener so home all day to care, cuddle pets! We both adore all pets as our own! Cared for deaf dog & medicated senior cats! Security conscious, meticulous couple with over 10 yrs swap, holiday & longterm experience. Def non-smokers. Respect your privacy, home & neighbours. Excellent references - regular local sitts of same residences several times a year! Please contact Alva to promptly forward references. Thank You!

Warren & Anne

  • Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Northern QLD

We are a very fit & healthy non-smoking couple who would love to housesit & keep your house & pets in tip-top condition.At present we are housesitting on Bribie Island & have been doing so for the previous 3 years as the owners holiday in Europe for 8 weeks .References will be supplied upon request.We love cats & dogs and you can holiday in peace & mind knowing that your pets would be well looked after. We have a daughter living on Bribie Island with OUR 1 & only grandchild so we would like to be as close as possibly .( no more than 1 hours drive )
We are semi-retired with no dependants or pets . Our work history is in hospitality, having managed Hotels & Motels & more recently a retirement village.We would love to house sit from 6 weeks to 3 months but would consider any other time periods.
Warren & Anne
P.S. No SNAKES please???


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Animal Lover and Hermit Crab looking for temporary shell to share with furry friends!

I am a reliable, responsible and down to earth person (female, German, late-thirties, non-smoker) with a big heart, happy outlook on life and broad interests. I've lived in Australia for 6 years and just got back after three years in Germany, ready to live the digital nomad dream.

I love animals (especially cats) and gardens (all kinds) but my travelling life style isn't quite suited to have my own just yet so it would be lovely to care for someone else's for a while. I am honest and have a high standard of cleanliness. I will treat your home and animal/s as if they were my own and look forward to meeting you! :-)


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

A little bit about me: I love travelling, learning and experiencing new things, and being my own boss!

I have 2 adult children who have each blessed me with a granddaughter. I love my little girls (1 and 3 years) and taking care of them and admit that I probably spoil them rotten (in a good way).

I've had 3 careers: firstly as a scientist, then as a lecturer at a Perth university and currently as a USA TODAY Bestselling author (under a pen name).

What I love most about being a writer is the flexibility it gives me. All I need is my laptop and my brain to do my work, plus an Internet connection (for research). It means I can literally work anywhere in the world, which is a fortunate position to be in. I've traveled extensively and plan to do more in the near future. I enjoy moving around Australia and overseas to keep the creative juices flowing and also to meet readers and fans.

I was born in South Africa, but call Australia home (for 19 years) and always return to Perth as my base because that's where my family are.

Mainly I work from home (occasionally in a cafe over a coffee and cake), which is ideal for your pets and I to keep one another company.

I've always loved having furry friends (both cats and dogs), but since I travel internationally frequently for book signings, I currently don't have pets and that's the part I miss most. I frequently help friends out with house-sitting when they go on holidays l and found it really suits my nature. So house-sitting is a win/win situation!

I'm single, mature (in my fifties), responsible and reliable, kind and caring. And I believe in Karma.
Habit wise I'm a non-smoker and very light drinker (an occasional glass of wine with dinner or bubbly to celebrate) and have never taken drugs.
I'm sensible, independent and honest. My friends call me a "mother hen" because of my nature to take care of everyone.

I am neat and tidy and take pride in my appearance, as well as where I live and work. I always treat other people's property with respect.

I prefer longer stays (3 weeks and over) as I like building a relationship with your animals in your absence.
Police clearance and references available on request. I also have my own transport.

I'm flexible with time to meet when suitable for you.


  • Melbourne

I am a 32 year old British Veterinary Surgeon working in Melbourne. I am currently working at a veterinary practice in Caulfield South. I am house sitting due to my desire to save some money for traveling around Australia after finishing work in Melbourne.

I am tidy and like to live in a clean environment so I am always happy to don the marigolds and give somewhere a clean! My interests include reading, going to the cinema and running.

One of my main passions, and the reason I became a vet, is animals. I am from a farm in the UK and miss my pets so it would be lovely to come home whilst house sitting and spend the evening with some friendly furry creatures! And obviously I can tend to them if your animals have any medical needs or become unwell whilst you are away.

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

suzanne & larry

  • NSW, TAS
  • Reduced Contact

If you are looking for experienced, responsible sitters it would be great to hear from you. Presently, we have not finalized our travel dates (Nov. 2016-Feb.2017) but would be happy to plan around your dates.
We are a retired Canadian couple and our daughter lives in Manly. For the last five years, we have spent most of your summer in the Sydney area. Part of our visits have included house and pet sitting.
We are currently renovating a cottage in rural Ontario, Canada. Our passion has been to build or renovate our homes. One of these homes was a farm with a small flock of sheep and various other livestock and pets.
Suzanne is a retired registered nurse and Larry a retired firefighter. Our activities include yoga, hiking, cooking and travel. We are responsible, active folks who would care for your home and pet(s) as if they were our own.
We are non-smokers and will provide additional references if requested.
Larry and Suzanne Peacock

Kay & Robert

  • Syd. NW suburbs, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, West Lake Macquarie, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

We are experienced house sitters, available to look after your home & your furry and/or feathered friends with much love and care.
Our pets over the years have included dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, Horses, ducks & chook's. I miss having a dog to walk everyday and am only too happy to give your pets lots of care & cuddles.
Happy to water plants & tend to gardens, and of course we will look after your home and take care of any jobs that need doing while you are away. We are both non smokers.Please view attached references.
Hope to see you one day soon.
Kay & Rob


  • Melbourne

Hello I'm Jenna, I am a 29 year old non-smoker from Hobart, Tasmania. I am looking for a housesit in Victoria for a extended period to allow me to find some new avenues career wise and to establish myself in a job.
As I will be house sitting alone I look forward to having the company of pets. I have owned a number of family dogs and currently have two dogs and have had housemates with cats. I have experience with unsocialised dogs (as our dog Max was an older rescue dog) and puppies (our dog Minnie). I am happy to take pets for regular walks and exercise.
I have been a renter and am currently a homeowner in Hobart. I have previously lived in Melbourne for 5 years in northern suburbs (Northcote) and western suburbs (Yarraville and Laverton). I am a clean and organised person and enjoy gardening.

I am able to provide a Police check upon request.
I have experience with housesitting for family, friends and housemates and can supply reference if requested.

Chloe & Dave

  • Bris. Southern suburbs


Seeking the company of any and all furry children to spoil and care for while their parents are away!

We are an active, non-smoking professional couple. Our current living situation is with family while we save for a wedding and a property deposit. My name is Chloe (25) and I am an accounts manager for a small company in Morningside, South Brisbane. I like wine, Pilates and afternoon walks (even better if I'm joined by a four legged companion).

My fiance David (30) is also an office worker leaving our weekends free to keep your pet/s company and dedicate time to the upkeep of your home. Dave likes to go running to keep fit and would be happy to take your dogs for a run if they need lots of exercise other than a daily walk/sniff around the block.

Between us we have experience with caring for anything from city units, cats, dogs and fish to rural properties and farm animals.

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


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Allison & Theo

  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast

Hello, a little bit about us.

I have a small part-time business (markets) and Theo is retired..... As a team we work really well.

Housesitting began as a favour for friends while deciding our next life step, but we enjoyed the lifestyle so much , it quickly became "us".
Word of mouth recommendations keep us very busy with many return families.Our experience extends from residential to large properties with the largest to date being a Brahman cattle stud with an additional 3 dogs,flocks of chickens (laying and show),ducks and guinea fowls and with a selection of gardens to care for as well (rose,vegetable and flower) we were kept quite busy there.

We are both non-smokers and always treat your property and animals with respect and love.

I'm including contact details for some of our long standing clients who are most pleased to speak with you (others can be available if needed).
Shayne Hall. Mob. 0417 715 950
Hartman & Helen Oetje. Mob. 0407 792 202
Denise & John Hillis Mob. 0413 390 375

We would love to speak with you ..... Mob 0412013098 is always the easiest ( Theo has a strained relationship with his telephone!)


  • Melbourne

I am in my final semester at Monash University completing a Bachelor of Arts with majors in anthropology and sociology. During the week I study, nanny (only 6 hours), and volunteer once a week with the Smith Family in the after school tutor program. My weekends usually filled with yoga, reading, trying new coffee spots and work in the corporate boxes at the MCG and Etihad. Whilst I have experience in hospitality, office admin and retail, my true passion lies in education and I will be starting the Masters of Primary Education at Melbourne University at the beginning of 2018.

After completing year 12 at Canberra Girls' Grammar in 2012, I moved to Melbourne to start my studies and since then have lived in 3 different share. As I come into my 4th year of independent living, I pride myself on being a respectful, clean and responsible tenant. I am interested in housesitting to explore new corners of Melbourne before committing to my next rental.

I have housesitting experience with my second cousin, taking care of their family home and dog. This was particularly enjoyable because I love animals and grew up with 2 cats and 1 dog.

Non-smoker. References available.


  • Sydney

I am an independent, mature and reliable single professional person who works in the city. I have several years experience in house and pet sitting and would love the honour of looking after your home and pets. I am a non smoker who is honest clean and tidy, and a huge animal lover with extensive experience in caring for pets and walking dogs.. I would be delighted to hear from you. References are available
Kind regards

John & Wendy

  • Bris. Northern suburbs

We are Wendy and John, a retired couple from Balwyn in Melbourne who visit the Redcliffe Peninsula in Brisbane several times a year to stay with our son and his family.

But now our granddaughter is getting older we would like to go more often and stay a little longer, so we're looking for house sits anywhere within half an hour's drive of Redcliffe.

We are non-smokers and we have done about 15 home exchanges around the world and would be exemplary house sitters. We always treat homes as if they were our own and Wendy is a real softie who would spoil any pets we had to care for.

Wendy is also a talented and keen gardener. Her assistant, John, is less talented but can follow instructions and mows a mean lawn, so there would no problems there either.

Anything from about July 2017 onward would interest us.

We hope to hear from you.

Melissa & Andrew


We are a trustworthy, reliable, friendly & house-proud family**PLEASE READ BELOW RE FAMILY HOUSESITS**.
We will treat your beloved pets & home like they are our own. We are non-smokers and only sit non-smoking homes. We adore animals & will treat them kindly & with respect. If they have special needs we understand that and can discuss your needs.
We have extensive experience caring for cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, chickens, chicks, some farm animals, birds, fish & gardens. Unfortunately we can't care for cats anymore as Melissa developed an allergy to cat hair - unless they are hairless! All other cuddly/crazy critters considered though :-)
We have previous police checks, through careers & neighbourhood watch (Previous NHW Area Coordinators). We have previous & current security clearances through Federal & State govt agencies. Melissa has a current working with vulnerable people check (full background & police check).
Previous police/security experience and RSPCA experience.
References available and referees happy to speak with you :)
**One of us is also able to do house-sits without the kids, so are available for house-sits which require no children.**
We hope to hear from you.
Warm regards,
Melissa & Andrew

Michael & Victoria

  • Perth


  • Brisbane

Hi, Michael here,

we live on the beautiful Gold Coast but in the coming months I need to be in bne a fair bit for work so looking for house sits so I can spend blocks of time there. I do real estate photography (indoor, outdoor & drone) on a casual basis and Uber driving.

We own our home (on a large block with pool) so very used to looking after a property. Pretty much had pets my whole life too and we currently have a 16 year old cattle dog, Ellie (with some blue heeler in her) and a 4 year old ginger cat, Ninja. Please note though that I won't be traveling with them (as much as Ellie would love to come!) as my wife will be staying home due to her own work commitments.

I love pets and especially how they are always so excited to see you when you get home. No matter what kind of day you've had they always get your attention and cheer you up when you walk in the door!!

Just to update (17th April 2017), I've just finished my 11th house sit since June 2016, the first was looking after 2 loving, mad, boisterous dogs in Wellington Point, a gorgeous tortoise shell cat in Coorparoo (twice), 2 excitable dogs in Fitzgibbon, an elderly cat in Wilston (twice), 2 affectionate cats in Ferny Hills (3 times),2 cats, again in Ferny Hills and 2 cats in Kelvin Grove!. Happy to put you in touch with any of the above for references (not all were booked through this site).

At 58 I'm what is referred to as a "mature gentleman" although my mates would argue I'm neither mature nor a gentleman....hahaha. I'm very well house trained, a non smoker and love pets, so, you know, probably the perfect house sitter.....hahaha.

Happy to keep you up-to-date with some snaps via sms or instagram of how your pets are going while you're away, even the odd messenger/facetime chat too if you like!

I trust this is sufficient for now so please get in touch if you would like to chat further.



  • South Coast

I am a single, non smoking, clean & tidy 52 year old female currently living just out of Geelong. I have 2 boys 18 & 20 years who are now working and independent. We have a cat and a dog that are part of the family. I have grown up with pets and had many through out my life, including several dogs, cats, horses, birds, fish, chooks and guinea pigs. We rent and have rented for many years treating the homes we are in as if they are our own.

I have been looking for ideas for my future where I can work, travel and see more of Australia. I have extensive experience in administration and will look at casual work in the area. I am a MYOB Consultant and have a number of clients I help online, thus it doesn't matter where I am. I also operate a hobby business selling tea gift products at markets and online which I am keen to try new market areas.

I am a responsible, reliable, caring and considerate person who would take care of your home, pets and garden as if they where my own.

I am looking for myself, as my boys are settled here, if having my dog with me is possible I will consider bringing him otherwise he will stay with my boys.

References available.

Jacquie & Michael

  • VIC

House sitting has been a great experience for us. We are experienced, police checked house sitters with 5* references who have travelled a lot. We have looked after many different dogs and cats, from Blood Hounds and Dobermans to Chihuahuas and jungle cats. The thing they all had in common was that we loved them all. They all had their own little personalities and none were any trouble at all to look after.

Our long term ambition has always been to travel the world. We would love the opportunity to do this now we are retiring so as to experience new cultures. We feel we could achieve this by spending more time in the same place and getting to know the local community. We are really interested in getting to know the local history, cultures and people of the regions we visit and making new friends along the way. Travelling at a slower pace would enable us to see more of the regions we stay in rather than passing though as tourists on the short weeks that we have had previously, so house sitting would provide an ideal opportunity for us to do this. We are both semi retired with healthy pensions which would more than cover living expenses. House sitting though would be ideal to subsidise our accommodation.

We are both real animal lovers and have had animals of our own (and other peoples) so are experienced with different animals and breeds of dog. Mike is retired now and I am still working from my lap top so we would be around during the days to look after any pets. We are a reliable and fit non-smoking couple in our 50’s (we love running and keep fit ) We’ve both had high powered jobs and feel we now want to break free and travel before settling down in one place. I was an operations director for 25 years for a craft company and am still working and Mike a broker in London. We miss all our animals over the years and would love to have some more animals friends back in our lives. We have a wealth of experience with property management and are confident we could look after your home and or pets with the same loving care as we look after our own.

Between us we have a variety of practical skills. We bought our own house as a shell and then subsequently more apartments that need complete renovations. Between us we have refurbished them all including plumbing, decoration, tiling, simple electrics new kitchens and bathrooms and even a couple of double glazed units. We have pretty much put our hands to all these DIY jobs and learnt so much over the past years in renewing and renovating that we feel sure we could tackle most problems if these should arise.

We are very house proud and reliable. We don't smoke and we can promise to leave any property spotless and well maintained.

Michael & Barbara


We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home in a better state than found. With no commitments at home, we're free to be away for as long as we wish, willing to travel to anywhere Australia wide, & to most overseas locations. We're willing to care for cats & kittens, have had domestic animals in our family. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.


  • Melbourne


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

LOVE animals
I am a clean, tidy and quiet person.
Non smoker
Full time professional with flexible work hours
References available upon request


  • 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.