Baillie Lodges is a family-founded company, the team is personally engaged in the business, in the delivery of exceptional service and in the ongoing success of the company. The whole team is included in the celebration of achievements – including consistent wins in esteemed global travel awards. Baillie Lodges supports regional producers and communities, working with small-scale suppliers to deliver a real taste of each destination to guests. A leading, proactive approach to sustainable environmental management in each destination is essential to the guest experience and to Baillie Lodges’ continued success.
Attention to detail is evident throughout the Baillie Lodges guest experience, from operational processes through to design and the broad product offering, and is core to the overarching culture and values. Baillie Lodges’ commitment to product excellence and reinvestment is evident in the significant lodge refurbishments and routine maintenance closures at each property to ensure that they remain at their world-class standard.
Detailed process systems ensure Baillie Lodges delivers comprehensive, on-the-job training for the team and ultimately guarantees an exceptional guest experience every time. The Baillie Lodges culinary philosophy is at the heart of the guest experience and drives a daily-changing menu where local, in-season ingredients are delivered in a world-class dining experience.
A career with Baillie Lodges opens up a world of discovery, with travel to extraordinary destinations and the chance to meet a network of new friends – who happen to be tourism and hospitality professionals too! It’s also a gold star on the CV.
Working at a Baillie Lodges property offers a chance to really work as part of a collegiate team, where departments work together to deliver an exceptional and personal guest experience and learning across departments is encouraged.
It’s also a chance to discover a new destination, it’s experiences and its locals: fishing and surfing on Lord Howe Island, exploring the Red Centre at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, hiking and kayaking at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island and cruising the lake or skiing and snowboarding during the wintertime at Huka Lodge in Taupō. Working at Baillie Lodges is a kick-start to a new career, new friendships and the start of a new personal era.
Renowned as Lord Howe Island’s most glamorous lodge, Capella offers guests an exclusive and luxurious island escape. The island’s only accommodation with views of the ocean and lying at the feet of the mesmerising Mounts Gower and Lidgbird, Capella is a beach-house style accommodation with a barefoot luxury vibe. The team at Capella is close-knit and friendly, offering a warm welcome and which genuinely cares for guests. Being part of the Capella team is the a highly sought-after position, and with a chance to surf, fish, hike and be a Lord Howe local an opportunity at Capella is one too good to miss. View and download our living and working guide here.
World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is part of New South Wales and is located just 600 kilometres – or a short two-hour flight – from Australia’s east coast. The tiny, remote island is just eleven kilometres in length, with a crescent shaped lagoon home to the world’s southernmost coral reef. Warm currents flow southwards from the Coral Sea, making diving or snorkelling straight from the beach an easy option, where a vibrant sub-marine world is home to a kaleidoscope of corals, tropical fish, turtles, shipwrecks and a friendly Galapagos reef shark. A range of hikes explores clifftops and subtropical rainforests, ventures along deserted beaches perfect for beachcombing.
Nine beach-house style suites at each offer a different view of Lord Howe, some with views of the ocean, others with views of Mounts Gower and Lidgbird which preside over the island and all with the swish and sway of endemic Kentia palms in the background. The main lodge is home to the lounge, bar and restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling windows expand to welcome the outside views indoors and lead to Gowers Terrace, where loungers and a horizon plunge pool invite guests to relax and switch off. Capella’s friendly, close-knit team really make the guest experience a standout, and keeps guests returning time and time again.
Life partners Libby Grant and Mark MacKillop lead the team at Capella Lodge. Arriving when Capella first opened as a Baillie Lodges property in 2004, Mark and Libby are as much a part of the Capella experience as the lodge itself. The team at Capella is very close-knit, with staff opting to stay and enjoy the island working lifestyle, which is both professional and friendly and with lots to enjoy both in and out of hours. Mark and Libby are supported by Assistant Manager Viktoria Dickson.
The lifestyle for Capella staff conjures up images of a real Treasure Island, or fun in the sun, with ‘office’ features including white-sanded beaches, turquoise waters, sheer mountains and subtropical rainforest. Adventure awaits, with some challenging and easier options including the Mount Gower, Goat House and Kim’s Lookout hikes all offering panoramic views of the island, as well as world-class diving, snorkelling, swimming with turtles, foraging and fishing. It’s an island lifestyle that’s addictively appealing. Most staff live onsite in a new, purpose-built staff village complete with lounge and kitchen facilities. Staff meals are also provided.
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge
Located on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, acclaimed luxury outpost Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge offers unrivalled access to the best of Canada’s wilderness. Enviously inaccessible by road, the lodge is a truly luxurious retreat a base for myriad activities for guests to explore the World Heritage-listed Clayoquot Sound. With a full complement of luxury features including an intimate oceanside spa retreat and restaurant overlooking the sound itself, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is the ultimate luxury wilderness getaway. Being part of the ‘Clayoquot family’ is a reward in itself, and a fun lifestyle with the team in the ruggedly beautiful Bedwell Valley is just part of the appeal.
Set on the waterfront Bedwell River Valley of Clayoquot Sound, the lodge location boasts a unique combination of pristine ecosystems which together form a wildlife–rich landscape. Guests encounter whales, orcas, seals and salmon from the Pacific Ocean; bears, wolves and martens from the region’s old growth forests; and cougars, eagles and blue heron from the glacier-carved valleys. Guests can explore the wilds with a personal lodge guide for an unforgettable wilderness adventure.
Twenty-five guest tents are dotted along the river and coastal inlet, each offering end-of-the-bed views to the coastal wilderness. Centrally located within the lodge grounds is the guest precinct with restaurant and bar, activities hub and entertainment zone called The Outpost. When not out exploring the wilderness, guests may be dining at the Cookhouse restaurant, enjoying a treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa, or relaxing with a drink at the Ivanhoe lounge.
General Manager Sarah Cruse returned to Clayoquot as General Manager for the 2020 season. In the interim, Sarah has enjoyed a successful term leading Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado. Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience leading luxury experiential resorts, including a decade at the helm of Peninsula Hotels’ Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. Sarah’s passion for Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge will ensure the lodge continues to be recognised as a world class travel and adventure destination.
The staff village at Clayoquot is located two kilometres up the river from The Outpost. A fun-loving, tight-knit community of around a hundred employees, the lodge’s remote location is a catalyst for an incredibly social environment. Staff are welcome to remain onsite on their days off to make the most of their incredible backyard, as well as included meals and complimentary accommodation. The staff boat runs into town daily for those who wish to visit Tofino.
Long regarded as one of the world’s most revered and inspirational luxury accommodations, Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River near Lake Taupō on New Zealand’s North Island. With humble beginnings nearly a century ago as a fishermen’s camp made famous for its trout-rich waters and featuring white canvas tents along the river’s edge, today Huka Lodge has secured its place as one of the country’s oldest and celebrated luxury lodge with an impressive heritage, welcoming some of the world’s most influential guests to the region. View and download our living and working guide here.
The ever-changing Waikato River and broader Lake Taupō region provide a magnificent natural setting for Huka Lodge. Taupō is found on the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, distinguished by its vast lake and endowed with a gentle climate, a leisurely pace and spectacular landscape. Formed from an ancient volcanic caldera, Lake Taupō’s vast waters spill into the thundering Huka Falls. Snow-capped mountain peaks, rolling pastures of golden grasses, lush green wilderness and the clear waters of lakes, rivers and streams offer a calming and rewarding vista from every turn.
Bordered by rolling green lawns along the banks of the Waikato River and just upstream from the dramatic Huka Falls, Huka Lodge is regarded as the founder of luxury lodges. Styled in the manner of a grand estate, Huka comprises a central lodge with restaurant and terraces surrounded by verdant established gardens studded with exclusive dining nooks. Fine dining champions premium local produce complemented by a formidable list of the world’s finest wines. Twenty opulent guest suites and two private Owners’ Residences invite with king beds and palatial baths and open to mesmerising views of the ever-changing waterway.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Huka Lodge General Manager Kerry Molloy has been at the helm of the prestigious property since 2014, after a career in high-end hospitality and as manager of some of the country’s most esteemed luxury lodges. Kerry’s first job as a porter paved the way for a stint in the hotel industry in London for 14 years. Stopping by in Sydney on the way through to work at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kerry then worked at New Zealand’s trio of Robertson Lodges before landing at home at Huka Lodge. Working here, he says is like being on a movie set: lots of action behind the scenes and blissful tranquillity out the front.
Taupō is located roughly in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, around three and a half hours’ drive from Auckland. The picturesque town is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing and jet boating to golf and skiing during the wintertime. The region’s spectacular natural attractions are right on the doorstep for exploring on days off and Rotorua and the Tongariro National Park are within easy reach for fun adventures. Huka Lodge offers a serene working environment, with the ever-changing Waikato River and lush forest outlook. Meals are provided for rostered hours.
The ultimate luxury basecamp, Longitude 131° offers a very personal encounter with the landscape and heritage of Australia’s iconic Red Centre. Located adjacent to the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131° offers views of both UNESCO World Heritage-listed icons from every corner; from the restaurant and outdoor terrace in the Dune House, from the elevated outdoor lounge and spa in the Dune Top and – in guests’ luxury tents – from the end of the bed. An itinerary of signature experiences delivers a personal understanding and unforgettable connection with Australia’s spiritual heartland. View and download our applicant guide here.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta is regarded as Australia’s spiritual heart, the two attractions invoking a personal connection with many visitors who sense the tremendous cultural heritage and ancient living history about the destination. During a stay at Longitude 131° guests have the chance to discover the two very different rock formations on personalised tours led by lodge naturalist guides. Guests walk through the gorges of Kata Tjuta and to the cool pools of Uluru’s plunging crevices. Others choose to walk The Valley of the Winds or do a lap of Uluru, while sunset camel rides, Segway tours and even a turn on a Harley Davidson make Australia’s Red Centre the nation’s most accessible adventure.
Famous for their floating safari-style canopies, sixteen luxury guest tents line the red sand dunes, each with a view to Uluru. Each pavilion has an outdoor balcony complete with lounge, ‘campfire’ and daybed upon which a swag is unfurled by night for sleeping under a blanket of stars. The central Dune House is the hub, where guests dine in the restaurant or on the terrace, enjoy a drink in the bar and join personalised tours of the outback. Staff at Longitude 131° meet guests from around the world, come to visit Australia’s premier natural attraction.
Husband and wife team Ben and Louise Lanyon took the reins at Longitude 131° in 2019, having already spent time managing sister property Southern Ocean Lodge. The couple have made their home at nearby Yulara, along with their three young boys who are enrolled at the local school. Assistant Manager Adam Barnett offers invaluable support to Ben and Lou in running what is a very finely tuned, tight ship!
Joining the team at Longitude 131° is a life-changing chance to discover Australia’s Red Centre, joining a diverse and collegiate outback family. There’s a larger community of employees who work at the neighbouring Voyages Indigenous Tourism accommodation group so opportunities exist to form new friendships and networks. All Longitude 131° employees live at the staff residence at nearby Yulara, and meals are provided during rostered hours.
Silky Oaks Lodge
Neighbouring the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape. Long regarded as Tropical North Queensland’s luxury bolt-hole, Silky Oaks Lodge is ideally located for access to the region’s spectacular natural attractions, including the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation. It’s also an easy transfer to the stylish restaurant-and-shopping precinct at nearby Port Douglas. View and download our applicant guide here.
Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) is a remarkable region which stretches from the Great Barrier Reef taking in the Daintree Rainforest and extending to the outback. One of the most popular TNQ itineraries is the combination of reef, rainforest and outback, with Silky Oaks Lodge a central stopover. Australia’s celebrated Daintree Rainforest meets the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef at Silky Oaks Lodge, and within easy reach are Mossman Gorge and the magnificent Cape Tribulation wilderness.
Silky Oaks Lodge is set among the leafy canopy of the pristine Daintree Rainforest above the gently flowing Mossman River. A central guest lodge houses the open air Treehouse Restaurant which looks out to a foresty sea of cool green, while the river flows below creating a soothing soundtrack Tropical North Queensland dining. The space is also home to a bar and lounge areas, and it’s the departure point for touring adventures in the region. Forty treehouse-style guest suites offer contemporary furnishings, deep bath tubs and hammocks for relaxing in the afternoon breeze.
Lodge Manager Sonya Boaden joined Silky Oaks Lodge in 2019 to help transform the lodge and its operations to the Baillie Lodges style of management, product standard and guest experiences. Silky Oaks Lodge will officially join the Baillie Lodges collection following a significant refurbishment planned for 2021. Angelique Helmchen has recently transferred from her Assistant Manager role at sister property Southern Ocean Lodge to support Sonya and the team in a parallel role, while Executive Chef Mark Godbeer has also moved to the tropics from his twin role at Longitude 131°.
Tropical North Queensland is an adventure playground, offering an exciting lifestyle for staff at Silky Oaks Lodge. Just 60 minutes’ drive from Cairns and 20 minutes from Port Douglas, Silky Oaks Lodge is a tranquil working environment, with the soothing sounds of the river and leafy green outlook, while on days off there’s the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation wilderness all on the doorstep. Limited staff accommodation is available onsite. Meals are provided for rostered hours.
Southern Ocean Lodge
Globally celebrated and multi-award winning, Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australia’s most acclaimed wilderness lodge. The Southern Ocean Lodge team provides the highest level of personal service to discerning guests from Australia and around the world. Driven by passion and a desire for excellence, our team constantly strives to exceed guests’ expectations. Being part of the ‘SOL family’ is a reward in itself, and a fun lifestyle with the team on the wildly beautiful Kangaroo Island is part of the appeal. View and download our living and working guide here.
Kangaroo Island is a diverse, wild destination, just a hop off the South Australian coast. It’s Australia’s third largest island, made up of pastoral land, wild coasts, pristine deserted beaches and national parks and wilderness sanctuaries, Known as Australia’s Galapagos, the island is home to a microcosm of Australian wildlife, with kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, sea lions and fur seals roaming freely to the delight of visitors and residents alike.
Southern Ocean Lodge has twenty-one luxurious suites that run along the curve of the coast, each with uninterrupted views of the wild Southern Ocean. The Great Room is the helm, home to the bar, lounge and restaurant, and where guests depart on signature experiences of Kangaroo Island or plan their next adventure. The lodge offers a range of hospitality positions, from Food and Beverage to Housekeeping, Front Office and Experiences. With its remote location and ever-changing views, Southern Ocean Lodge has a close-knit team where opportunities are on offer to gain experience across departments.
Life partners John Hird and Alison Heath together head up the team at Southern Ocean Lodge as Lodge Managers. Together they create a close-knit, family like culture that welcomes hospitality professionals as well as students from around the world, making a wonderfully diverse and inclusive team.
Spending time ‘like a local’ on Kangaroo Island offers a chance to learn about the island’s ecology, meet the wildlife, explore its great food, wine beer and spirits producers, head out on hikes along the coast and relax at some of the world’s best beaches on days off. The team’s accommodation is in a purpose-built staff village onsite, where single and couples can choose accommodation to best suit their lifestyle. Staff bar Bosco’s is a great spot to grab a drink and share a laugh at the end of the day. Staff meals are also provided.
The Louise is a luxury culinary retreat located in the heart of Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most premium wine regions. Onsite restaurant, Appellation is recognised as a world-class destination for dining in South Australia. With creative cuisine that invokes a sense of place, the kitchen team are dedicated storytellers of the Barossa region, its produce, and its people. A stay at The Louise is about creating the space to indulge, unwind, and genuinely connect to a historic and thoughtful food culture.
Barossa is home to world-class food and wine, and so much more. Open spaces, big skies, expansive vistas, and gnarled old vines. Where great wine grows, great food grows, too, and the region is bursting with brilliant produce and proud farmers. The Barossa is full of that small-town charisma that will make you feel right at home. And that age-old feeling that everyone knows everyone, well, it’s true. Not only that, but everyone’s a mate, and our guests are passed along from winery to restaurant to gallery by name, becoming part of the community in no time at all.
At The Louise, 15 private suites open up to glorious vineyard vistas that stretch far across the valley. The property is home to two of the Barossa’s best restaurant locales; inspired, regional dining at Appellation, and three75 bar + kitchen for comfort food and cocktails that don’t hold back on flavour. The onsite team are passionate locals who understand the true luxury of connection. They can arrange for guests to float over ancient vineyards in a hot air balloon, enjoy a sunrise picnic breakfast with kangaroos in native bushland, or tour the rolling valley in a vintage car.
General Manager, Kylie Mansfield, knows the Barossa like the back of her hand. She was fortunate enough to grow up in the region at a time when Maggie Beer’s famous pate was bootlegged by the slab, and now illustrious winemakers were but humble schoolmates. So, when the opportunity came knocking to lead the team at The Louise in 2016, she was glad to be called home. Kylie’s commitment to regional storytelling is woven deep into the lodge. She readily shares her dedication to the art of hospitality with her bright young team, who continue her tradition of creating experiences from the soul.
To be a team member at The Louise means becoming part of an established and welcoming food and wine community. The opportunity to meet farmers, winemakers, and other hospitality professionals brings a deeper understanding of the industry that we love. Through established regional connections, learning opportunities abound at The Louise, and staff regularly find themselves with behind-the-curtain access to producers that they’ve previously admired from afar. With Adelaide city just one hour drive away, The Louise offers a tranquil, regional lifestyle with Australia’s festival city on your doorstep.
Embarking on a career with Baillie Lodges is an exciting and rewarding experience, with the promise of adventure and life and work achievements ahead. Meet some of the Baillie Lodges family here and learn more about their stories.
A stint in the outback doesn’t get much better than at luxury basecamp Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta in the Red Centre, with just 16 tents all with a view to Uluru from the end of the bed. As a spa therapist at Longitude 131’s Spa Kinara, you’ll work in a serene environment and use Li’tya spa wellness therapy. The spa care range uses Australian botanicals and traditional Aboriginal massage techniques, while treatments at Spa Kinara uniquely use hand-gathered local Indigenous beauty and healing ingredients. It’s a small, fun, hand-working team, recognised for its benchmark standards in hospitality and tourism. Being part of the Longitude 131° team is a great way to do kick-start your career doing what you like best.
When you work at Longitude 131° you’ll be part of the broader Baillie Lodges family. The Australia-based Baillie Lodges collection has a swag of award-winning luxury lodges, each a leader in personal, sustainable travel. Included is Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, The Louise in the Barossa Valley, Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island. Opening on December 15 this year is a new-look Silky Oaks Lodge in the treetops of Queensland’s incredible Daintree Rainforest, and there are more lodges – and opportunities to work and travel – lined up for the future.
If you love adventure and live for travel this could be just for you. Find out more and apply here. Or, as Confucius said: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Possessing excellent communication & organisational skills with the ability to motivate a great young team, this role requires a switched on manager who can balance supervision with hands on assistance. Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are essential.
Skills & Experience
- Experience in a similar Housekeeping Management role
- Outstanding guest relations and communication skills
- Flair for organisation, with an eye for detail
- Ability to work under pressure and without supervision
- Excellent administration skills
- Experience working in a remote location desirable
Offerings & Benefits
This is a full time salaried position. Furnished rental accommodation is provided at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort township of Yulara.
Grab this rare and exciting opportunity to be part of the team of an iconic luxury lodge. If you have a passion for the unique environment and culture of Central Australia, love the outdoors and engaging with discerning travellers from around the globe, then apply now.
The Healing Waters Spa at the new Silky Oaks Lodge makes the most of its tranquil Daintree Rainforest setting, set among leafy treetops with the Mossman River flowing gently below. The popular spa uses the Australian made Sodashi spa care range and features intimate treatment rooms as well as a mineral rich bath and Vichy shower. Riverside yoga is on offer each day, creating a complete wellbeing sanctuary.
When you work at Silky Oaks Lodge you’ll be part of the broader Baillie Lodges family. The Australia-based Baillie Lodges collection has a swag of award-winning luxury lodges, each a leader in personal, sustainable travel. Included is Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131 at Uluru Kata Tjuta, Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island. Opening on October 1 this year is a new-look Silky Oaks Lodge in the treetops of Queensland’s incredible Daintree Rainforest, and there are more lodges – and opportunities to work and travel – lined up for the future. Being part of the Baillie Lodges team is a great way to kick-start your career doing what you like best.
If you love working in a spa and live for travel this could be just for you. Find out more and apply here. Or, as Confucius said: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Cuisine at Silky Oaks Lodge is designed to be refreshing and light, ideal fare in tropical temperatures. Contemporary Australian in style, menus have an Asian influence and incorporate traditional indigenous flavours as well as ingredients from the region’s tropical food bowl.
As Pastry Chef you are a pivotal member of the kitchen team and will work with the Executive Chef in providing a constant source of delight to guests
What we’re looking for:
- Appropriate trade qualifications
- Proven experience in delivering high quality dining
- Ability to prioritise tasks and work to a schedule
- Strong attention to detail and style
- A passion for innovative food
- Knowledge of Australian cuisine and Industry Standards
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
- Previous experience in a remote lodge or resort would be advantageous
This is a full time role commencing in September 2021
Lodge Attendant | Porter
The main lodge at Silky Oaks Lodge is open to the sights and sounds of the rainforest. A reimagined reception area flows to an expansive lounge, contemporary bar and the more exclusive Jungle Perch lounging area which extends into the forest canopy
What we’re looking for
- Efficient and highly effective guest relations skills
- Full Australian Drivers License Essential
- Sound knowledge of the local area would be advantageous
- QLD Drivers Authority Essential (existing or willing to obtain)
- Ability to work without supervision
- Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to product specifications
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
- Physically fit to carry out relevant duties of the role
- Team player with a ‘Can Do’ attitude to assist with guest requests
- Senior First Aid
This is a part time role commencing in August 2021
Food & Beverage Attendant
Fancy a place on the opening team of new-look luxury icon Silky Oaks Lodge in the heart of the lush Daintree Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland? Fresh from a $15 million renovation, Silky Oaks Lodge will reopen in time for summer and we’re looking to put together our Food & Beverage team to work in The Treehouse Restaurant and the bars and outdoor dining along the banks of the Mossman River. This could be home for your next gig, plus there’s a chance to meet new people, explore new places, work in luxury tourism and have fun along the way. Sound like it could work? Read on.
If you’ve worked in a restaurant or café, bar or a hotel – or have experience working in tourism and hospitality this could be just the gig you’re looking for. This incredible World Heritage destination is on the doorstep to Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef and food bowl of the Atherton Tablelands.
On the F&B team at Silky Oaks Lodge you’ll work with some of the Queensland’s best produce – from seafood and tropical fruits to coffee and chocolate – plus some great small-batch local drinks like beer, gin and rum. Being part of the Silky Oaks Lodge team is a great way to do kick-start your career doing what you like best. It’s a small, fun, hard-working team, recognised for its benchmark standards in hospitality and tourism.
Plus, when you work at Silky Oaks Lodge you’ll be part of the broader Baillie Lodges family. The Australia-based Baillie Lodges collection has a swag of award-winning luxury lodges, each a leader in personal, sustainable travel. Included is Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island. There are more lodges – and opportunities to work and travel – lined up for the future.
If you love food and live for travel this could be just for you. Find out more and apply here. Or, as Confucius said: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Express your interest
Don’t miss out! If joining the Baillie Lodges team is of interest, please register your details below and we’ll be in touch should a suitable opportunity arise in the future.
Prospective employees can find answers to commonly-asked questions below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our FAQ, please contact us.
How do I apply for a job with Baillie Lodges?
We accept online applications only via our Baillie Lodges careers page found on this website. For your convenience, all vacancies for each location (Baillie Lodges Headquarters in Sydney, Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131°, at Uluru Kata Tjuta, Silky Oaks Lodge in Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest and Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island) within the portfolio can be found here. Please follow the application instructions outlined.
What if I’d like to work for Baillie Lodges however there is no suitable current vacancy?
We encourage you to send us through your resume complete with a cover letter detailing the lodge and role you’d be interested in. We will keep a copy of potential candidates’ resumes for future reference. However, if you see your dream job advertised please complete a formal application on the spot!
When should I apply?
If you see a position advertised that suits you and your experience, apply! If you’re looking to start sometime in the future, it’s best to send in your resume around eight weeks ahead of your ideal start date. If an advertised position interests you and your availability differs to this timeframe, please apply and indicate your specific availability on your application.
What is the recruitment process?
Applications take a few days to process and if you’re a potential candidate for the role we’ll be in touch with you to discuss the next steps within one week of the closing date. Due to the high volume of applications only those selected for a short-list will be contacted.
Who are we looking for?
We consider our team to be our greatest asset and we’re looking for professional, motivated and dedicated people with a diverse range of skills and experience. Our opportunities range from guides to gardeners and front office to food and beverage. We’re looking for people who are passionate about hospitality, committed to providing outstanding customer service, who have a can-do, positive attitude and great work ethic. We’re looking for people who see working and living in locations of unique natural or cultural significance as an opportunity not to be missed.
Is there a minimum time I need to commit to the role?
To deliver memorable experiences for our guests we’re committed to building a stable team. To be successful you will need to be able to commit to working with us for at least six months – and ideally more.
Can I build a career within the Baillie Lodges portfolio?
People are one of Baillie Lodges’ core strengths and encouraging career development and progression is key to that. We support team member growth and have many success stories of transfers or promotions within or across the Baillie Lodges portfolio.
Does Baillie Lodges employ international applicants?
Baillie Lodges welcomes applications from experienced hospitality individuals who have already gained Australian working rights. We do offer employment for those with a Working Holiday Visa, in line with work visa conditions. Visit www.immi.gov.au
Does Baillie Lodges employ interns?
We recognise the importance of developing the skills of young professionals who have chosen a career in hospitality. We work with several Australian and international hotel schools and education providers to provide paid opportunities to complement studies in the field. We require a minimum of six months’ commitment and all interns must have a valid Australian Work or Student Visa. All internships are paid.
Can I transfer to other lodges?
Yes, we encourage team members to transfer between lodges as opportunities arise, however, we require a minimum of six months’ service at each lodge before you will be considered for transfers.
Is accommodation provided?
Staff accommodation is provided at most of the Baillie Lodges properties, however, this varies with availability, locations and inclusions at each lodge. Specific accommodation options will be discussed during the recruitment process.
Do you accommodate families?
Off-site accommodation and various levels of schooling are only available in the surrounding areas of Longitude 131 and Silky Oaks Lodge.
Can I work with someone else or bring a partner?
We welcome joint applications and if your partner has the relevant experience they may also apply for a role. If you are applying with a partner, please highlight this when applying. Both applicants must bring relevant experience and we can’t guarantee that both will be successful. All lodges can accommodate couples onsite when both people are employed at the lodge.
When do I get paid?
All team members on a wage are paid fortnightly and any salary employees are paid monthly.
Can I bring my pet?
It is not possible to bring pets due to our properties being in remote wilderness locations that are often adjacent to National Parks.
Are flights or transfers to the lodges provided?
Flights and some transfers are not provided by the lodges as part on the onboarding process and need to be arranged by the arriving team member.
Where can I find more information?
A living and working fact sheet is available for each lodge, providing need-to-know essentials including: location, climate, staff accommodation, transport and moving information plus other useful links. View and download the living and working guides here: