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I have found 3 house sitters through your great site.  Thank you for helping me to find satisfactory sitters. I hope your site always prospers - thanks again!   Jeanette

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We have been using Aussiehousesitters for nearly two years to find places to house sit. This site has been the easiest house sitting site by far for us to find houses, and we have also had many individual requests from home owners through the site. The systems in place on this site are clear and easy to use. The conversations with owners section is very helpful. It is also easy to use the testimonial site and the administrators have been very helpful and quick to respond to us. We have had 100% positive experiences in both using the site and with the people for whom we have minded homes and pets. We have also made a lot of new friends and have had many repeat requests to sit from people. The volume of choice for house sits in the small area we have chosen is really high. I highly recommend this site for both sitters and home owners. Sandra and Ross

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For House Sitters

House Sitting is a wonderful way to save money, take some time out to achieve a personal goal, travel or just expand your personal horizons.

House and Pet Sitting, how it works for House Sitters, the image is a travellers suitcase, ready for the road.

We have hundreds of houses available at any one time, right across the country. These houses range from inner-city units and suburban houses to beach houses, mountain retreats and hobby farms. The owners of these houses are keen to find reliable, honest and friendly people just like you to look after their house, pets and/or garden.

Become a Sitter

Thousands of house sitters have started their adventure with us, and stayed on because the experience has been so rewarding. We are supportive, friendly and well-connected. Become a house sitter and leverage all of this to begin your own sitting adventure.

REGISTER AS A HOUSE SITTER ($65 pa, unzoned)



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Live Rent-Free* and Save Money

House sitting is normally a simple exchange - the house owner gets someone to look after their house and pets while they are away, in exchange for rent free accomodation for the sitter. Both sitter and owner get a lot of value out of this arrangement:

  • The House owner doesn't have to pay for pet boarding or garden maintenance, or professional pet sitting services, all of which are very expensive, and which still don't provide the level of care or security that the owner really wants.
  • The House Sitter doesn't have to pay for accommodation, which is usually a dominant cost for travellers and anyone who is renting.

Many people choose house-sitting primarily to save money; for a house or a trip, or just to get ahead. Imagine not having to pay rent every week...

REGISTER AS A HOUSE SITTER ($65 pa, unzoned)

House minding and Pet Sitting, how it works, broaden your horizons, the image is someone walking a dog in a beautiful park environment.

Travel Rent-Free* and Expand Your Personal Horizons

There is no better way to experience a new place, than to live with the locals. Add to that the ease of living in a comfortable home, the joy of caring for some beautiful pets and the knowledge that you have organised support from neighbours or contacts, should you need it - House Sitting is a wonderful way to see Australia.

No matter what reason you start house-sitting, you can't help but become a bigger person through the experience. You meet new people and animals and discover a little of how others live. You walk through new settings, shop unfamiliar places and see the world from a slightly different perspective.

The house-sitting experience is limited only by your desire for adventure - there are houses available right across this nation in all sorts of places. Go on, dive in; register now.

REGISTER AS A HOUSE SITTER ($65 pa, unzoned)

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.


Aussie House Sitters is a big fan, and corporate supporter of Australia's leading animal protection society, who do extraordinary work, 24/7 for pets and other animals nationwide.