How It Works

Wow! What a win-win. I wasn't so sure but the response to our listing from a lot of great people with outstanding references meant within 2 days we have already booked the perfect couple to look after our pets and garden. Leanne

More Owner testimonials (175)

I joined a couple of months ago and already have a job over Easter and a 2 month job in the Riverland later in the year. I have received a number of enquiries from other people asking me to care for their animals and home. I have been astounded at the amount of interest, and it is very encouraging. I did originally join another agency, as I had never joined a housesitting agency before, just housesat by word of mouth. I didn't get any work at all with the other agency, then saw your site, and can't believe the interest. It's a great site to use, with lot's of useful information for the sitter as well. Thank you once again for an excellent service. Vicki

More Sitter testimonials (230)


House Sitting in New South Wales

House and Pet Sitting in New South Wales - image of Hyde Park fountain, Sydney

New South Wales is blessed with extraordinary natural beauty, vibrant cities and picture perfect beaches right along the coast. There is house-sitting to be had right around this enormous and multi-faceted state.

Sydney is the big drawcard of course, and is an incredible destination in its own right. But there's more to New South Wales than the emerald city. Other cities like Wollongong, Newcastle and Albury have thriving cafes, restaurants, entertainment, nightlife and cultural venues. Beautiful townships like Byron Bay, Central Tilba, Bowral, Bega and Ballina take you from new-age bliss to gorgeous historical, from classy weekend retreats to bustling country hubs.

New South Wales is big, diverse and full of opportunities for great house-sitting.

View Houses available for house minding in New South Wales
View House Sitters available to mind houses in New South Wales


The state of New South Wales is home to many great places for you to check out for house sitting. Here is a look at some of these places.

The city of Sydney and its surrounding areas is a great place to look into for house sitting. In addition to having many beaches Sydney is home to the world famous Opera House and nine different National Rugby League teams. No matter where you are house sitting in the city of Sydney you can get to various destinations around the area through the CityRail rail transit system.

If you are going to be pet sitting anywhere in New South Wales you should check out the city of Wollongong. This city is home to various mountains with paths that are great for dog walking including Mount Murray and Mount Keira. The Oceanside setting of Wollongong is especially popular among house sitters.

If you are house sitting during the winter months it helps to look into openings in neighbourhoods along the Great Dividing Range. Various skiing areas can be found along the Snowy Mountains here during the winter with many homes being near these areas.

New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is Australia's most populous state, located in the south-east of the country, north of Victoria, south of Queensland and east of South Australia. It was founded in 1788 and originally comprised much of the Australian mainland, as well as Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.

*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.