Our sitters love your
home & pets like you do

Going on holiday and need a trustworthy sitter to look after your pets, home and garden? We have been connecting caring sitters to happy owners since 1999.

How it works

Australia's Trusted Network of House Sitters & Pet Lovers

Our sitters love your
home & pets like you do

Going on holiday and need a trustworthy sitter to look after your pets, home and garden? We have been connecting caring sitters to happy owners since 1999.

How it works

Our sitters love your
home & pets like you do

Going on holiday and need a trustworthy sitter to look after your pets, home and garden? We have been connecting caring sitters to happy owners since 1999.

How it works

Find a house

  • Live rent free
  • 1000's of houses Australia wide
  • Receive real-time email alerts
  • Receive daily email alerts
  • Message unlimited home owners
  • Stop paying rent
  • Suspend your membership
  • Our house sitting guarantee
Find a house sit

Find a sitter

    Sitter ID Verification
  • Peace of mind
  • Feel safe & secure about your home and pets
  • Our sitters treat your pets like family
  • Save on pet boarding fees
  • Choose the most suitable person
  • Trusted by home & pet owners since 1999
Find a sitter

Australia's trusted network of pet lovers

>

Customer Reviews

Jamie

Sitter, Melbourne

As a Happy House Sitter I enjoy being able to meet people and travel to different locations. Being a house sitter is also a great way to save money as you know. Most times
the home owner I am house sitting for are happy for me to entertain friends and family in their home. I like to introduce my friends first to the home owner. Some times I keep in
contact with the home owners. Other times its strictly professional. In all its a good experience.

Elizabeth

Sitter, Fiji

We were so grateful to house/puppy sit as we live in the Fiji Islands and with limited funds we had to find a way that we could find good accommodation at a reasonable cost. We could not have done this but for the opportunity through HappyHouseSitters.

Michael

Home owner, Melbourne

Anne M. looked after our Melbourne home and Kitten for two weeks in Sep, 2016. Anne was reliable and we returned to our house to find everything in good order. Anne took care of our Kitten which came with a long list of instructions from very fussy owners ;-) we have no hesitation in recommending Anne or Happy House Sitters and hope to engage her again when we next travel.

Frank and Barbara

Home owner, ACT

Thank you! An absolutely wonderful website! We will definitely use it again & highly recommend it to our friends and family.

Read more

In the media In the media

In the media In the media
Current Affair
Guarantee

House sitting guarantee

If after your 12 or 18 month membership you don't find any homes to apply for, we will send you $30.00 cash back!

PLUS we will also give you an extra three months on your membership, absolutely FREE.

Tell a friend

About House Sitting

House sits can be arranged for any duration of time. Above all, our aussie house sitters are trusted house sitters. On top of all the convenience, it gives both the homeowner and the house sitter plenty of opportunities to save money.

House sitters are in great demand in major Australian cities such as Melbourne , Sydney , Brisbane, Adelaide ,Hobart , Perth or Canberra . Singles, couples, retirees and people from all walks of life look for sitters throughout the year.

To contact available house-sitting opportunities, you are required pay a small registration fee, but once you've set up your account, you can get in touch with UNLIMITED house owners who have placed ads for home sitters. You'll also have the chance to directly talk to homeowners about their expectations from you as a housesitter, terms, and conditions, before agreeing to look after their pets and properties.

Why Us?

As a homeowner, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that your home and pets are in safe hands when you're away. Whether you're going on vacation, temporarily relocating for a job, or travelling overseas to look after a loved one, you'll know that your property will be well cared for.

As a house minder, you'll receive the opportunity to travel cost effectively, sometimes even for extended periods of time. Depending on the duration of the house-sit, you could even find a job or pursue a course in your new location. You can expect to do all the jobs you would do in your own home, without having to pay high rent or a monthly mortgage repayment. Imagine the savings!

Why Our Members Love Our Site

  • Our registration process is quick and easy. We don't charge any weekly or monthly fees. Nor do we sell you memberships to 'exclusive home-sits'. Once you become a member, you'll have access to ALL home sit opportunities available. You can contact 'UNLIMITED' homeowners every month.
  • If you're dependable, honest, and approachable, you're in the right place. You don't even need to be an Australian citizen or resident.
  • We have a huge community of house owners and sitters. This makes it easy for you to find the PERFECT sitter or home. We add hundreds of new opportunities every month and we know you'll be successful in finding a good match.
  • If you don't find the right sit to apply for, we'll even give you $30 cash back and 3 months' membership for free (on 12 and 18-month memberships only).
  • We don't disclose your personal or contact details to prospective homeowners. Only you can share your contact details if you choose to do so.
  • Our memberships offer you real value for money. You could suspend your account if you've decided not to house-sit for a few months. So, your account could last you for even 2 to 4 years, depending on how you use it.
  • We don't charge you a fee to change your profile. You could simply login to your account and make changes to your profile as often as you like.
  • We make it easy to enter into a formal agreement with the homeowner. All you need to do is download our House Sitting Agreement, speak directly to the owner regarding the terms and conditions, complete the agreement, and you're set.

With Happy House Sitters, house sitting is easy to organise. Don't just take our word for it. Read our testimonials to see what our members have to say. Contact us on 1300 780 809 if you have any queries or to register as a sitter or a house owner. Get ready to connect with our online community, and enjoy the journey.

House Sitting in Sydney

We currently have a lot of positions for house sitting Sydney. With its rich history, warm sunny beaches and wealth of culture and activities, Sydney is one of Australia's fastest growing cities for both house sitters and homeowners.

House Sitting in Melbourne

Often referred to as the 'most livable city in the world' we've recently had a surge of opportunities for house sitting Melbourne. With a food and arts scene that is second to none in Australia, Melbourne is a great place to start your house sitting journey.