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David & Lesley

  • Melbourne

We are a retired couple (non-smokers) looking for a longer term house sits in Melbourne in 2017 before selling house in Perth. We will look after your home and garden as we would our own. Prepared to care for up to three pets (cat and/or dog and/or fish).

We have been home owners for 30 years and keen gardeners. 12 years of looking after 2 labradors; 15 years caring for cats and 10 years for fish in an indoor tank.

We have secured six house-sits: a 5 year old tolling retriever for 6 weeks, 3 weeks with a 3 year old labrador, 4 weeks with a 15 year old cat (all now completed); 4 weeks with a very old mini schnauzer (current); and still to come: 4 months with 2 cats (one young & one old), and 3 weeks with a 5 year old greyhound.

Carolyn & Andrew

  • Melb. NE suburbs, North Eastern

My husband and I are spending six months(long service) house sitting around Victoria with the intention of settling here as our two daughters live in Victoria and our three precious grandchildren. We have currently done three sits all with animals to look after. Our references are exceptional and have made some wonderful friends in the process. We would love to mind your home and animals'


  • ACT, NSW

Hi, I am a clean, sporty non-smoker looking for a place to stay with some animal companions. I am a big time animal lover. I have grown up with a dog, multiple cats, a hamster, and horses (in a community stable). While I was an Au Pair in Italy, I loved the family's dogs as I would my own. I walked or ran with them every morning not as a part of my job, but just because I loved doing it.

My boyfriend, Jacob (29), is an artist who is very meticulous when it comes to cleaning, and will be staying with me when he is not working. He is great at caring for plants and chickens as his mother has a big beautiful garden and a coop with four chickens, so where I lack in experience, he makes up for it. He shares my love for animals, exercise, and cooking. So we are both looking forward to having a kitchen to use together while I am in Australia.

I will have lots of free time during my stay to look after your home and pets and provide both with excellent care while you are away!

I will be available from July 15 to mid-August

I am not Australian, but I have been cleared by the LiveScan background check in the States.


  • Melbourne


  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley

I am a professional that wants to get onto the housing ladder within or near the ACT. I love animals, I can look after chooks, dogs, cats, bunny rabbits, and have had some farm experience. I am also able to maintain a garden. I do not smoke and am a quiet person. References and any other checks may be supplied upon request.

I am a quiet, good natured person that is repsonsible and reliable.

recent appraisal from a previous house sit......."Thanks for looking after our place so well. Arrived back on Sat and was lovely to walk in to the house (cleaner than when we left)." September 2009.

Terry & Sandra

  • VIC


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, S. Western, SA, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

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, and hope to meet lots of people while traveling. I have rented out my house and am keen to get started. I have my first two sits here in Tasmania and two in Victoria, one near Ballarat and another near Geelong. I am keen to spread my wings! I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have had chooks before and love horses and cows! Please consider me for your next sitter!
Cheers, Patty


  • Sydney

Hello! My name is Courtney, I work casually as an animal attendant, have previously completed an animal certificate at Tafe and my bachelor of Psychological Science at Deakin University.

I have completed a year internship at Featherdale Wildlife Park and volunteered for Bargo Dingo Sanctuary and for Pet Assisted Therapy. So I have a lot of experience with animals!

Growing up I have owned budgies, three different breeds of dog, a cat and a rabbit; So I know how to look after a lot of domestic animals too.

My partner Dan works in the film industry and runs his own business. Which will ensure that one of us will always be home to mind your pets and home. We are both non-smokers.

Feel free to message if you have any other questions!

Carolyn & Christopher

  • Canberra, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Northern QLD, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Bendigo, Shepparton & Central North, Lakes area, Ballarat, Grampians, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Kimberly/North

Carolyn & Christopher, married 43 years, with 3 adult children who now all reside East Coast NSW.

Non-smokers. Enjoy good health and a healthy lifestyle of ocean swims, bike riding, walking, bush walks.

We enjoy gardening/pools & content to maintain same. Happy to care / mind cats, dogs and most animals.

Port Macquarie residents for the past 30 + years, with the exception of living and working in Northern Territory over the last 10 years where we both worked in our chosen careers of nursing and pharmacy with the ADF, Health Department (Hospitals) and Indigenous health.

In Alice Springs and Darwin we HOUSE SAT frequently.


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, Far North, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

Non smoker, male, 61 years young, retired after 43 years with S.A. Police.

Now grey nomading Australia in a 2004 Chevy Silverado 4x4 diesel dual cab canopied ute and a very large 30 foot/ 9 meter long, 3.15 metre high, New Age Caravan, which is my home.

Hence need reasonably substantial roads, and large driveway’s, block’s to access and park my home if engaged.

I like and get along well with almost all animals and household pets and have had dogs, birds, fish and reptiles in the past. Do prefer dogs to cats. I do not have any pets of my own with me for practical reasons, and whilst I can quickly form a friendly relationship with them, I will not sleep with anyone else's pets in/on my bed or in my caravan/home and like to maintain a clean neat living environment. Have no problem residing in one of your rooms if need be for both house and pet security, comfort and reassurance.

Looking to both expand wanderings and defray costs of grey nomading Australia by occasionally house sitting for mutual benefit.


  • Melbourne

* About me
Hello! I am a friendly and professional 36-year-old woman. I am originally from Hobart and have lived across Tasmania, Melbourne and Scotland over the years, and have plenty of world travel experience. My current situation is that I own a home in Ballarat and work full-time in Melbourne. I'm currently housesitting in Melbourne while my 100-year-old house is restored to its original beauty.

* Personality type
I am friendly, clean, respectful, responsible and tidy. I am an avid reader, creative writer and enjoy peace and quiet. I live a quite healthy lifestyle and enjoy dance classes and long walks. I don't smoke, I live a mainly vegetarian lifestyle, and I indulge in good wine and whisky for an occasional treat.

* Animals
I absolutely adore animals! I have plenty of experience with dogs, cats, birds and fish. I am responsible, warm and caring, and have plenty of love and cuddles to share with your pet. I am more than happy to give your pet their regular medication and take them on walks as required. I'm also more than happy to send you regular photos/texts of your pets being walked and looking happy so that you know they're being well cared for.

* Home
As a homeowner myself, I understand how important it is that a responsible and caring person looks after your home as if it were their own.
I am immaculately tidy, as I believe a home should be a sanctuary, so my personal standards are very high. I am house proud and spotless and while I love children, I don't have any of my own.
I have a green thumb and plenty of experience in gardens, so am more than happy to water your plants, prune your roses, tidy up leaves and keep your backyard beautiful.
I will not use your computer or your phone, wear shoes in your house, and will check your letterbox daily.
Your home will be immaculate on your return.

* Housesitting philosophy
I believe housesitting provides a wonderful opportunity for two parties to enter into a mutually respectful arrangement. I am happy to discuss and draft up any arrangements or terms and conditions with you. I have references available for you to peruse and have a fully-clear police check.


  • Melbourne

I am currently studying my Master's, came to Australia almost year and a half ago. I am very responsible and clean, non-smoker and animal lover. Having a dog in Serbia, who I miss every day, makes me melt every time I see a pet. Even though I have a dog, I believe all animals have the power of heeling and I would love to have their company while studying. I have lived in my own apartment so I am very much aware of the maintenance. I understand how important it is, and I am more than happy to look after your house as if it was mine.
The reason I am looking to house sit is because I would like to be around animals, which I can't have in current house where I'm renting a room. I would also like to save some money, since managing school fees as international student is quite hard.
I have previous experience with house sitting in Melbourne, so far two. One family had a beautiful dog and the other family had a cat, their references are available on request.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi, As an experienced house sitter, - 3 things are very important to me:
>>> First - you need to be confident your animals are going to be well looked after and cared for whilst you are away,

>>>Second - you need to feel comfortable your home is going to be cared for and kept secure whilst you are on holiday, and

>>>Finally - you want to enjoy your time away and be worry free. This is what holidays are for!

I am a single women whose adult children are out living their lives meaning I can do things I want to do now! I enjoy living in different areas of Melbourne - and this is why I chose house sitting.
I love domestic animals - and have even looked after horses and cows! I continue the routines you have with your animals so they feel comfortable and secure with you not there.

I mainly work from home with client work keeping me out of the home for a few hours a few days a week. I am writing a book so look forward to the peace and quiet found in other people's homes.

I enjoy gardening, have green thumbs with pot plants and enjoy being with nature with a coffee.
I am healthy, tidy and a non smoker.
I have been house sitting on and off for the last 5 years and enjoyed every one. I have written references available and a clear police check reference.

i look forward to talking with you about your own specific needs for your home, your animals and even your garden.
Enjoy your time away.

David & Sally

  • Brisbane

Sally and I (David) are both retirees (former teacher and former NSW public servant). We moved from NSW to Queensland in 2014.

We now live on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Prior to buying a house, we house sat 5 separate houses in the region. These all had various animals (birds, cats, dogs) which we enjoyed looking after including some dog walking when suggested by the house owner.

We are now wanting to travel in Australia and to get to know Brisbane more.

The home we had in NSW was on 2.5 acres with lawns, gardens, fruit trees and a pool. Thus we are experienced at caring for and maintaining gardens, with a good working knowledge of pumps, irrigation systems and water tanks. We are happy to undertake all necessary garden and household tasks required.

We are animal lovers having had many pets of our own over the past years, including dogs, cats, horses, fish, rabbits, birds and ducks. Sally has also raised three guide dog puppies, has taught at dog obedience classes and has bred many Burmese cats. We can manage pet's medications and veterinary visits if required. Both Sally and I are keen walkers and enjoy walking and exercising dogs.

Sally and I are well known in our local community and can provide contact details for our referees who will vouch for our honesty, integrity, loyalty and reliability. Clear police checks can also be provided on request. We are quiet, non-smokers who would look after your home, garden and pets as we would our own.

Whilst we are house sitting, we have children living locally who will look after our present house (gardens, pool and cats).

We can travel in the region to meet people if required prior to a house letter making a decision if required.

Some references are attached


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast


  • 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


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Melb. Inner suburbs
  • Reduced Contact

Hi there

My name is Ailsa and I am a 49 year old full time professional managing 2 surgeons rooms in the Inner City. Having been through a recent separation house sitting has been a great alternative to renting and trying to conserve my funds to buy my own home again for future security.
I love the company of animals, and have had my own dogs and cats so not a problem looking after others - I love my walks and the outdoor so if dog walkies are required that is not a problem.
I have had my own home and very house proud, reliable and honest. I enjoy my own space and quiet times at home. I am a non smoker andhave excellent reference
I am a very honest, reliable and tidy person and most of all I love my own space and quiet times at home. I am Non Smoker and have excellent references.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards Ailsa..


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, VIC, Perth, Kimberly/North

Hi I am a single, mature female. This is a time of exploration for me, I work as a casual, agency, theatre nurse, a job that can take me all around Australia. My children are grown and I am free to enjoy different places and people. I have always had animals and love nothing more than the unconditional love they bring to life. I am vegetarian, I neither smoke nor drink and I have practiced and taught yoga and meditation for the past 30 years.
I look forward to the opportunity to house sit for you,

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


  • Hobart

Dear house owners, I am pretty sure you are looking for a really clean, tidy and reliable sitter to look after your house and property. Well, you have found the right person :)

I am a German female, 38 years old and was working as an assortment assistant at the no.1 drugstore company in Germany for the last 16 years before I left. Since the end of February 2017 I am a hospitality student at TasTAFE in Hobart and my studies there will continue on for two years. My goal is to attain my Advanced Diploma of Hospitality during that time. After that I want to go further and study at UTAS for the Bachelor of Business Administration. I visited Tasmania during a 6-month sabbatical in 2015 and got to feel very at home here. My parents (mother British, father German) actually met in Australia but they never made it back there later on.

I love Tasmania and would like to stay here so after finding out that my only realistic option to do so means getting a new qualification, that is what I am doing now. As international students unfortunately have to pay very high course fees I now am looking for a way to live in Hobart without having to also pay a lot of money for rent, so house sitting is the answer. As I am a very clean and reliable person I think that house sitting is the perfect solution for both of us.

Your house will be looked after in the best possible way and I love animals so would be happy to look after your pets. I was doing house sitting in Germany for the last 9 months that I stayed there and have been doing it ever since I arrived here end of February. So if you need references I can give you the contact details of at least two parties you can call and ask how content they were with me :) I am sure I am a great candidate for you because I would look after your house, your animals and everything else the same way as I have been looking after my own all my life.

I do not smoke, very rarely drink any kind of alcohol and am not into drugs or partying. I am a very friendly and quiet person and very easy to get on with. I think your neighbours would like me!

So if you are planning on going away for a longer (or even shorter) period of time from October 2017 onward, I would be really happy if you could contact me.

Thanks for your trust and giving me a chance!

Sigi & Michael

  • NSW, Sunshine Coast

A little bit about us: We are a non-smoking/non-drinking professional couple who love animals and prefer quite living.
My husband Michael is an IT professional, and I do admin/accounts work from home and run my own business - Merry Puppins Dog Minding.
We are efficient, organised, reliable, and honest. I am an avid gardener and Michael is very handy around the house.
Together we enjoy scenic walks, watching movies, attending church, and consider ourselves "foodies" so love cooking and entertaining. Michael loves running and regularly competes in events like City2Surf and Blackmore’s Marathon. I enjoy music and singing.
We housesat full time from June 2012 - Nov 2015, and now mostly housesit over the Christmas period. We have earned excellent references and would love the opportunity to take care of your "castle" and any furry or feathered little loved ones you may have.

Sue & Warwick

  • Brisbane, South Eastern

We are a retired Married Couple wishing to explore different areas of Queensland.
We have always owned and maintained our own home, garden and pools, and would now like the opportunity to vary our lifestyle.
Warwick is a semi retired High School Teacher and does some relief work.
I worked with the Queensland Police Service for 20 years up until 5 years ago.
Warwick is interested in Golf and Sporting activities. He sometimes coaches our Grandsons after school Sports Teams.
I am a member of Southern Belles Trefoil and enjoy gardening.
We are both involved in Community Activities.
We have 3 children with Husband or Partners, 6 Grandchildren in Brisbane who we are adore and like to stay in close contact.
We are both very honest.reliable, friendly, trustworthy and houseproud people will provide current Criminal History Checks.
We are non Smokers and Drinkers.
We are able to care for your home, maintain a garden, maintain your pool.
We will look after and care for your pets ,Dogs.Fish,Birds.
We are able to provide excellent references. We have been continually house sitting since January 2103.
Please contact us.


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Central West Slopes, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern, TAS, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, WA

Hello Home Owners!

This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast; South Australia [ my birth state]..Adelaide and surrounds, the south east, Barossa Valley, Clare; and Victoria ..around and in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsular, Yarra Valley; and in and around Newcastle.

Being a pensioner, and a retired teacher,I decided House-Sitting was my only way of having a break/ holiday from home. I have done several successful house-sits ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python.

I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and only have the occasional good wine or Guinness. I don't throw parties.. not even dinner-parties!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile USB internet , and mobile phone, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer. I have my own transport .

References are available.


  • Melbourne

Hi all,

My name is George and I am a quiet, mature and professional non-smoker who loves animals of all kinds.

Physically active, I will be able to give your pet the time and attention they deserve, especially if they like long walks or a session of inside play.

I have looked after a number of animals that include dogs, cats, chickens, guinea pigs, rats, birds and fish.

I am a very clean individual who will take care of your place with pride. Happy to perform daily cleaning duties and other chores you may need. I would be glad to look after your home and your pet so you can take a break stress-free.

I own a German Shepherd x Kelpie who is full of energy who I trained well. His good behavior is proportional to the time I have put in training him - I guess we both have learned a few things along the way.

I own a home in Melbourne's north which is currently occupied by my parents who love looking after my dog in his own environment.

I can supply references on request and look forward to meeting you soon.



  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melbourne, SW Vic, Kimberly/North, Pilbara, S. Western

Hello. I am a professional writer and senior administrator, an animal lover and experienced housesitter.
As someone who owns their own (small) cottage - currently rented - I know what a big thing it is to entrust someone with your home. I enjoy getting to know new animals and places and hope to be able to help you with you house and pet sitting needs soon.

Numerous housesit and professional references can be provided on request.

Have a great day!


  • Sydney, Wollongong & Illawarra

Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist working part time at a Community Mental Health Centre in Sydney and working from home writing and researching (4 days per week).

As I am working in Sydney in permanent jobs, I can be completely relied upon with any house sitting arrangements made. I am a non-smoker, non-partyer and also a very quiet, clean, tidy, and honest person by nature, and I show a lot of care and respect towards others and the things they hold dear (which includes homes and pets!). I love being physically active and outdoors - walking when I can, but am eager for some quite space in a cosy home to read and relax. Having grown up on a farm, I miss having animals in Sydney, so it would be a privilege to take care of someone's pets while they are away.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. I have completed recent police checks and working with children checks (a requirement of NSW Health) in February this year, and can hopefully dig up a copy if anyone requires it. I can also provide character references from people I have house sat for in the past.

Eddie & Lidija

  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Wollongong & Illawarra

We are a recently retired couple who are wanting to house sit in the southern suburbs Sydney/Wollongong area to spend more time with our newly born grandson.
We are home owners in Albury NSW. We have always had pets until now. We really miss having our own animals so we would love to care for and give lots of love and attention to your pets.
Until our retirement we ran a cleaning business for thirty five years which included in the last few years having fifteen regular house cleaning jobs for professional people.
We take great pride in keeping our home in immaculate condition, always clean, neat and tidy. We would take very good care of your home and pets like it is our own.
Please feel free to contact us anytime.
House sitting reference
29.12.2016 Figtree (Wollongong) NSW Australia
To whom it may concern,
Eddie and Lidija Jabbour just recently house sit for us and looked after our dog labrador Oreo from 17-29 Dec 2016. They are very reliable, easy to deal with and looked after our pet and house as if it was their own. We came home to a very clean house and a very settled dog. We highly recommend them for house sitting jobs.
Fortune and Jaime Mercado
House sitting reference
4.10.2016 Albury NSW Australia
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I am so pleased we had Eddie and Lidija to take care of our house and three dogs (our precious babies) last summer while i was away several times working.  I first met Lydia in November 2012 when she started working as my weekly house cleaner.  She always did an immaculate job.  My dogs looked forward to Lidija coming each week because she would give them lots of love and attention.  I did not hesitate to have Eddie and Lidija house sit as they are honest, trustworthy and looked after my home like it was their own and gave our dogs lots of love and attention.


  • Sunshine Coast


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

Hi I'm Carolyn!

The kids have flown the coup and now it's my turn to go and explore the world a little. I've made it across the ditch so far ??

I am a mature, responsible, professional woman who is clean, tidy, respectful and like cats and small dogs! I'm friendly, easy going and will respect your property and animals in the highest regard. I don't have any experience house sitting at this stage but there's a first time for everything!

Please get in touch with me if you would like someone to take good care of your home and pets while you're away.

Chat soon!