How to get Casual Construction jobs in Sydney

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Casual Construction jobs in Sydney

With the massive construction boom in Sydney at the moment, there is quite a high demand for casual staff. So what is casual work? Casual work is defined as work on demand, you might be working for an entire week or you might simply only be needed for a few days of the week. This is a very popular type of employment in the Construction Industry due to the fluctuation of the work. Some stages of Construction projects might not need as much labour as others or if a project is due for a date there might be a massive demand for it.

So what are the benefits of casual construction work?

Casual Loading

If you are a casual employee then you are entitled to what is called Casual Loading, a higher hourly pay rate than the equivalent full/part-time employees. This is to compensate for workplace benefits such as sick or annual leave.


Most casual work can lead to full-time employment from your employer. It is used by most employers to gauge workers and see how they perform, if they are happy with the work being carried out then most of the time this can lead to full-time employment.


As a casual employee, your hours are very flexible giving you a lot of freedom. If you want a day off most of the time it can be just giving just a day’s notice. Ideal for students with busy schedules at Uni or Backpackers who want to travel and see Australia.


Working as a casual employee has many benefits when it comes to Construction as working with Perfect Labour Hire you could be working for a client of our carrying out Demolition work and the next day be working with a client that does Concrete Forming. So it is a great way to build up your experience in the Construction Industry.

Cons of Casual Employment

Lack of steady work

One of the downfalls of Casual Employment is a lack of steady hours, you still have bills to pay and the company you are working for cannot offer you any hours. That is why it is crucial to choose a good company like Perfect Labour Hire that can offer you steady ongoing casual hours.


Unfortunately, there are a lot of companies out there that exploit casual workers, offering them lower wages than the market value and not providing adequate training. Here at Perfect Labour Hire, we pride ourselves in looking, after all, our team members, we provide in-house safety and tool training and provide a career pathway for all our new recruits.

What do I need to start a Casual Construction job in Sydney?

There are a few steps you can take to secure your first casual job in Construction.

White Card

It is required to have a White Card to work on construction sites across NSW so firstly secure your White Card. There are a number of providers when it comes to White Card courses in Sydney. Here is a list of WorkSafe-approved course providers – white card induction course providers.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Another essential part of the Construction Jobs in Sydney is safety as Construction is one of the most dangerous industries there is massive importance on health and safety. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) plays a massive role in keeping workers safe while on site and is a requirement to work on sites all across Sydney. There is lots of places to purchase PPE without breaking the bank, Kmart actually has a very good selection of work ware like Hi-Vis Shirts, Safety Boots and work clothes which are actually very good quality and reasonably priced.

Where can I seek casual construction work?

There are a number of ways you can find casual construction jobs in Sydney. Here is a list of some of the most popular websites you can find casual jobs in construction on:


You could also save yourself a load of hassle and just apply to become of the Perfect family here at Perfect Labour Hire. We will provide you with our in-house safety and tool training; supply you with full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Uniforms. We provide you with a career pathway and map out a way for you to work from General Labourer right up to Project Manager.

So if you are looking to work in Construction here in Sydney to start your career then apply for Perfect Labour Hire and work for some of the biggest Construction companies in the country and build your experience with us.