Island life

What you need to know...

Kingfisher Bay Resort offers live-on accommodation options on the island – all looked after by a dedicated supervisor. Each room is sole-use and includes:

  • Single bed (Double beds are available upon request for couples) 
  • TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Linen supplied
  • Wi-Fi

Other facilities available:

  • Laundry
  • General Store
  • Post box and stamps
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water sports (available at the Sunset Bar)

But, you don’t have to live on Fraser to work at the resort. A large number of our resort staff choose to commute from Hervey Bay on the mainland to and from work. Rostered shifts are aligned with ferry times that operate throughout the day. The first passenger ferry runs from 6.45am and the last leaves the island at 5:00pm – it’s a pleasant 50-minute journey across the calm waters of The Great Sandy Strait, and is free for all employees.

If you are wanting to live and work on Fraser Island, then you must be over the age of 18 years. 

From December 17th, 2021 all resort staff are required to be double vaccinated.

The resort operates on a 7-day week, whereby all staff members have 2 rostered days off per week.

Yes, you can – we accept certain working visa to work in Australia. The visa you have been granted should be listed in your resume and enquiries relating to visa types can be sent to

All staff members are required to provide their own shoes, bottoms (black skirt, pants etc) and matching belt. Shirts will be supplied for you, relevant to your specific department - our team will be able to inform you of styles/colours once your application is successful.

Kingfisher Bay Resort has a Mainland Reception located at River Heads (Hervey Bay). The address is Shop 7/54, River Heads Shopping Village, River Heads Road, River Heads, Queensland 4655. (Note: River Heads Road becomes Ariadne Street at the Shopping Village). Our Mainland Terminal staff will provide transfers to our ferry service, with courtesy transfers also available from the Hervey Bay city centres. The ferry journey is approximately 50 minutes long and arrives directly at the resort to begin your island life.

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At Kingfisher Bay Resort, applications from passionate, customer-oriented individuals are always welcomed.

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Our Eco Philosophy

We believe in: "Ecologically sustainable tourism that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation".
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About Fraser Island

Stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. more