Side hustle jobs in Australia

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Feeling frustrated with side hustles that just don't seem to click? Ever saved posts on ways to earn extra income, only to glance at them once? It's okay -- we've all been there. For many of us, making extra money is a recurring goal in our yearly resolutions.

Having some spare cash could make dealing with urgent bills or saving for the future a lot easier. However, finding the right gig that seamlessly fits into your schedule and aligns with the resources in your area may be a challenge.

In this guide, we've created a list of opportunities tailored to different living places. Whether you're in the suburbs, by the beach, in a rural area, or in the heart of the city, we've got you covered.


Side Hustles in the Suburbs

  1. Lawn Care Services

  • Offer lawn mowing, weeding, and gardening services to neighbours in the suburb.
  • How to get started: Advertise on local community notice boards, or use online platforms like Airtasker or Gumtree.
  1. Pet Sitting/Dog Walking

  • Provide pet sitting services for families going on vacation or offer regular dog walking for busy suburban residents.
  • How to get started: Sign up on platforms like Pawshake, Mad Paws, or PetCloud to offer pet sitting and dog walking services in your neighbourhood.
  1. Home Organisation and Decluttering

  • Help residents declutter and organise their homes, especially popular before moving or during spring cleaning. 
  • How to get started: Offer your services on Airtasker, or create a profile on TaskRabbit to connect with people looking for home organisation help.
  1. Car Detailing

  • Offer mobile car detailing services, making it convenient for neighbours to get their cars cleaned without leaving home.
  • How to get started: Advertise your mobile car detailing services on local community boards or register on platforms like Mobile Car Detailing Australia.
  1. Personal Chef/Catering for Events

  • Cater small events or offer personal chef services for families who want a break from cooking.
  • How to get started: Market your services on local community boards or advertise on social media.

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Side Hustles in Rural Areas  

  1. Farmers' Market Stand

  • Sell homegrown produce, homemade jams, or baked goods at local farmers' markets.
  • How to get started: Contact local farmers' markets or set up a stall through websites like Stallholder.
  1. Farm Tours/Agri-Tourism

  • Offer guided tours of your farm, showcasing rural life and teaching visitors about agriculture.
  • How to get started: Promote your farm tours on local tourism websites or collaborate with existing agri-tourism platforms.
  1. Firewood Sales

  • Collect and sell firewood to neighbours for their summer bonfires and barbecues.
  • Advertise on community boards or consider platforms like Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree.
  1. Fishing Guide Services:

  •  If you have good knowledge of local fishing spots, offer guided fishing trips for tourists or locals.
  • Create a profile on fishing guide directories or promote your services on local tourism websites.
  1. Outdoor Fitness Classes

  • Host fitness classes in scenic rural locations, taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings.
  • How to get started: Use social media or local community boards to promote your fitness classes, or register on Meetup to organise outdoor events.

Side Hustles in Beach Areas

  1. Beach Photography

  • Offer beach photoshoots for tourists or locals, capturing memories against the backdrop of the sea.
  • How to get started: Create a portfolio on photography platforms like Snappr or promote your services on local tourism websites.
  1. Surfing/Swimming Lessons

  •  If you're skilled in water activities, offer lessons to beginners looking to learn how to surf or swim.
  • How to get started: Offer lessons through websites like Surfing Australia or advertise locally.
  1. Beach Equipment Rentals

  •  Rent out beach equipment such as umbrellas, chairs, and paddle boards to beachgoers.
  • How to get started: List your equipment on local community boards or advertise on social media.
  1. Seashell and Beach Crafts Workshops

  • Organise workshops for making crafts with seashells or other beach materials.
  • How to get started: Advertise your workshops on social media, or collaborate with local art studios.
  1. Beachside Fitness Bootcamps

  • Conduct outdoor fitness classes on the beach, taking advantage of the natural environment.
  • How to get started: Promote your fitness bootcamps on social media or use local community board

Side Hustles in City Areas

  1. Food Delivery/Catering

  •  Start a small food delivery or catering service for busy urban residents.
  • How to get started: Sign up as a delivery partner on platforms like Uber Eats or DoorDash or advertise on social media.
  1. Personal Shopping/Errand Services

  •  Offer to do grocery shopping, pick up dry cleaning, or run other errands for individuals with busy schedules.
  • How to get started: Use Airtasker or TaskRabbit to offer personal shopping and errand services.
  1. Tour Guide Services

    Become a local tour guide, showcasing hidden gems and historical sites in the city.
    How to get started: Create ToursByLocals or offer your services through local tourism websites.

  2. Outdoor Fitness Classes in Parks 

    Host fitness classes in city parks, attracting residents looking for outdoor workout options.
    How to get started: Use Meetup or social media to promote your fitness classes in city parks.

  3. Event Planning services 

  • Use your organisational skills to help plan and coordinate events for individuals or businesses in the city.
  • How to get started: Advertise your event planning services on local community boards or use platforms like Eventbrite.

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