How to travel to Australia and get excavator operator work


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If you are an excavator machine operator from the United Kingdom or Ireland and are looking for a new opportunity, Australia may be the perfect destination for you! With plenty of work available in the construction and mining industries, getting a visa and finding a job is easier than you think. In this article, we will provide you with some of the information you need to make your move to Australia a success.

Before you begin the process of moving to Australia to work as an excavator machine operator, there are a few things you will need to do:

- Firstly, you will need to obtain a visa. There are many different types of visas available, so it is important that you research which one is best suited for your needs. If you are from the UK or Ireland, you may be eligible for a working holiday visa (subclass 417). This type of visa allows you to work in Australia for up to 12 months and can be renewed twice if you do specified work giving you up to 3 years in Australia.

- Once you have your visa, you will need to find a job. You can do this by searching online job boards like Gumtree, contacting construction recruitment companies directly, or looking in the Irish Operators and CPCS Operators groups on Facebook.

There is plenty of work available for excavator machine operators in Australia, with the construction, mining and road construction industries all providing opportunities in the cities and in the bush.

Here are a few companies that I know have been actively recruiting recently

Green Civil Con

They are looking for experienced Excavator Operators to join their crews in NSW on a Windfarm.

Our ideal applicant must possess the following:

• Minimum 3 years experience in the civil construction industry on machinery

• Energetic, clean and a positive attitude

• Reliable and punctual

• Eligible for a working holiday visa

What we can offer;

• Great machinery

• Long term work

• Counts as regional work for 2nd/3rd year visa

• Opportunities for growth

• Great working environment

• Sponsorship opportunities are available.

If you have any questions or would like to apply please message us via Facebook or please email your CV to

Thank you

Green Civil Con


Site Engineers, Project Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers & Supervisors are needed in Australia.

Trades, Plant Ops & Skilled Labourers needed also
Sponsorship is available for the right candidates.
  • Top packages available
  • Immediate starts
If you are interested or would like more information please call Alan on 087 120 9681 or email CV to

CRE Group


CRE Group are an Irish owned director led civil construction business specialising in bulk earthworks, pipelines, crushing, screening and remediation works.
Due to recent project wins we have multiple opportunities available in Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Queensland, and WA.
Why with work us:

Opportunity to work in multiple states throughout Australia.

Opportunity for sponsorship for the right person.

Opportunity to complete regional work for your second and third-year visas.

Accommodation is provided for regional work.

Opportunity to be trained up on technology and multiple machinery.

Low hour, late model - great machinery

What we’re looking for:

• Minimum 5 years experience driving excavators.

• Excavator - final trim

• A team player with a positive attitude and open mind.

• GPS experience is an advantage but not essential.

• Reliable person who can take care of their machinery.

If you are eligible for a WHV and would like to apply or learn more please send your CV to Patrick at
📧 or

WhatsApp +61 487 610 998

Go raibh maith agat

GCE Contractors Pty Ltd
Project Managers – QLD
Civil Works Foreman – Qld
Junior & Graduate Civil Engineers – Qld
Tunneling operatives Qld /NSW
GPS Plant Operators (Excavators) – Qld / NSW
Rubber Duck Operators – Qld
Pipelayers, Concrete finishers, and Skilled Groundworkers – Qld/ NSW
Excellent opportunity to join one of Australia’s Leading Civil Engineering firms and to become involved in a range of exciting infrastructure projects. Immediate start is available for the right candidates.

If you are interested in any of these positions then please forward your CV via email to

Call Martin Grealish : 0449 003 744

- Once you have secured a job, you will need to make sure that you have the necessary equipment and clothing. Excavator machine operators typically need to wear hard hats, safety boots and hi-vis clothing.

MCS Civil
MCS Civil Require Skilled Labourers, Concrete Pump operators, and Excavator Operators for long-term work
On-going work for the right candidate.

We offer top rates, weekly pay, and opportunities for progression.


- White Card Essential

- RIW card is an advantage

- Be Punctual & Very Reliable

- Be able to provide all relevant tickets & references from previous jobs.

- You will have a strong understanding of OH&S Principles and Practices

MCS operates in a work-safe home-safe environment.

If you meet the criteria above and are available please call Gabrielle on 0447429992 and email your CV to

The Perth Builder

Come live the dream down under

Civil Plant operators required Perth West Australia

Top rates paid with sponsorship opportunities

If interested please send your details to

+4498 351 575

Alltracks Plant Hire

Alltracks Plant Hire are currently seeking for Operators in Australia for the following machinery:

- GPS Digger 360 Excavator Operators

- Dozer / Grader Operators

- Multi skilled Machine Operators

- Other related skills

We operate out of Sydney and can provide an exemption to travel to Australia now for working holiday visa holders. We guarantee you a job now and excellent rates.

Operators must have:

1. Great Can do Attitude

2. Work References and tickets

3. Can pass a Drug & Alcohol test

4. Competent with machine operations

Long hours and excellent near new machines. 2018 + CAT machinery.

Accommodation is provided on some projects.

Paying good $$$ with penalty rates, allowances etc.

Feel free to email your CV to, pm us on this advertisement or whatsapp +61 415 839 280

Wells Contracting

Wells Contracting is seeking an experienced tractor & rake operator for the silage & hay season based in Smithton, Tasmania.

Start Date: 25 of October.

Must have a current driver’s license & a good work ethic.

Accommodation available.

$30 per hour.

Please contact David 0427567177

- Finally, you will need to organise your travel and accommodation. When coming from overseas, you will need to arrange for your flight and accommodation in Australia. For flights, some of the cheapest ones have been found on Sky scanner. Once you are in the country, you will need to find temporary accommodation until you can secure more permanent housing.

Hostels are a great option for backpackers, travelers, and workers on a budget. They are often located in central areas of cities and towns, making them convenient ... the cost for a hostel is between AU$60 - £150 per night depending on the location and quality.

Follow these steps and you'll be on your way to a successful career as an excavator machine operator in Australia! Good luck!
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