Work, Live, Explore

Are you looking for the perfect job, in the perfect location? InterContinental Hayman Island Resort invites you to work, live and explore a career opportunity that places you in the heart of The Great Barrier Reef and sees you call Australia’s most iconic private island home.

Apply to join InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s dynamic team by visiting


We would like to introduce you to some of the extraordinary team behind InterContinental Hayman Island Resort's success. Take a look at their experience on-island and learn about what their day-to-day looks like.



  • How do I apply for a job?

    Firstly, visit and select ‘search and apply’ located in the top right corner of the page. Once there, type ‘Hayman Island’ into the keyword search area. Browse available job opportunities and select the one that you believe best suits your skillset and experience.

    Once you have read the job description, click ‘Apply’. an application form will appear and you will be required to enter your personal information, upload your CV and Cover Letter, answer a short questionnaire, state your communication preference, agree to IHG’s data privacy statement and then finally, select ‘submit’.

    If you have any issues during your application process, we invite you to reach out to directly.

  • Where can I find all current job positions?

    To view all current job opportunities at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, please visit here.

  • What is IHG's Family and Friends Program?

    Share the love and help your friends and family save all year around. At IHG, what sets us apart from the crowd is our promise of True Hospitality for everyone. IHG Friends and Family rate is just one way we can bring True Hospitality and our brands to life for our colleagues and their family. All full-time and part-time employees are eligible to register for this promotion through Merlin. Each colleague will be given one unique URL that can be shared with friends and family. This link will direct the friend or family member to IHG’s reservation process where the booking can be made via the Friends and Family promotion website.

  • What should I expect when I arrive?

    On arrival from either the boat transfer from Coral Sea Marina (Airlie Beach) or transfer from Hamilton Island you will be met at Hayman Island’s marina by a member of your department. You will be taken to the Staff Village where you will meet the Staff Facilities team. You will then be taken on a tour of the Staff Village and facilities. Finally, you will be escorted to your room where you will have the chance to unpack and familiarise yourself with the Staff Village. On the evening of your arrival, you will meet with the other new arrivals at Staff Diner for a group dinner.

  • What do I need to bring to Hayman Island when I start?

    Colleague accommodation rooms are predominantly 5m x 4m in size, air-conditioned and contain a small fridge, bed, own bathroom or shared bathroom (depending on your accommodation type) and courtyard or balcony (depending on the location). There is no charge for electricity and water, providing a great opportunity for staff to save money during their stay on Hayman Island. Bed linen including 1 set of sheets, doona, pillows, and 1 bath towel will be supplied to you on arrival.

    We suggest you bring the following items: toiletries including face washer, coat hangers and shower items, beach towels, a power board and extension cord for appliances, your own stereo / speaker, an alarm clock, an iron, a laundry basket, sewing kit, shoe cleaner and of course, personal items such as photos, books and stationary.

    A shopping centre including Big W is located in Cannonvale, close to Airlie Beach for any additional items you may need. It is also advisable that you bring a first aid kit for personal use.

    For the sports minded, most equipment is supplied. You may wish to bring workout gear for the gym, a tennis or squash racquet, fishing rods and tackle, swim suits and goggles, as well as casual sports clothes to play
    cricket, volleyball or other team activities.

    For the outdoors, we recommend you bring the following: sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, a beach bag big enough to fit your snorkel, fins and even a picnic, reef shoes and good walking shoes for bushwalks, an insulated drink or food container, sunglasses (polarised are good protection from the water and glare) and good wet weather gear (including rain coat).

    For the resort, life is very social, so it is a good idea to pack some evening wear. Remember appropriate clothes for the climate. It gets very hot and humid during Summer (up to 35 degrees C), so light clothing is best. Winter
    can be quite cool (down to 12 degrees C) so 2 or 3 sweaters, tracksuits and jeans and long pants will get you through colder months. Around the Staff Village, the dress is casual but footwear must be worn at all times. It is recommended that you have an all purpose shoe, such as a deck shoe, as thongs and reef sandals are not to be worn in the resort and guest contact areas or on the boat and launch transfers.

  • What employee benefits do you offer?

    We offer a wonderful team culture and a world class Staff Village experience. Our Colleague diner caters an extensive array of food offerings freshly prepared daily by our Village chefs. Village facilities include a dedicated outdoor swimming pool, shop, bar, private staff beach and activities lawn. We also offer a comprehensive activities program for our colleagues, including wellness, sports, hiking and outdoor activities, movies nights and more.

    We believe we work better together; our team culture is built on trust and support for each other. We welcome different perspectives and provide every opportunity for you to grow vertically, functionally, geographically and personally. As part of the wider InterContinental Hotels & Resorts family with more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries, you also enjoy a great range of employee, friends and family discount rates across InterContinental Hotel & Resorts properties globally.

  • What services are available in the local area?

    Airlie Beach is the nearest community and a short walk from Port of Airlie. Airlie beach has 3 of the top 4 Australia banks; these banks are open Monday – Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. When setting up a bank account for the first time, you will need to take with you a proof of ID (passport or driving license) and a proof of address (tax file number letter or something similar).

    Shopping facilities include:
    ANZ Whitsunday Plaza Galbraith Park Rd, Cannonvale QLD 4802 13 13 14
    Suncorp Whitsunday Shopping Centre, Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach 13 11 75
    Commonwealth Whitsunday Shopping Centre, Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach 13 22 21
    Westpac Whitsunday Shopping Centre, Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach (07) 4946 0388

    Car Hire: Hiring a car is a great way to get around the Whitsundays. With local beauty attractions such as Ceder Creek Falls or Hideaway Bay, or simply for a cinema and shopping trip to Mackay, a car will make it much easier to explore. We recommend this site for car hire.

    Supermarkets: – you will find Woolworths in Airlie Beach, and Cannonvale, and Coles in the
    Whitsunday Shopping Centre. Both of these supermarkets offer all of the essentials that you would wish to find. You can set up a Woolworths account and once a week they w ill deliver your shopping to Hayman Island.

    Post Office: Australian Post Office branch is available at the Whitsunday Shopping
    Centre and they also provide money order and Western Union services. This is also where you can finalise your Tax File No. (TFN) by submitting all of your necessary documentation requested on your application.

    Whitsunday Transport: Whitsunday Transit & Shuttle Service is the mainland’s major passenger
    transport and shuttle service in the Whitsunday region. Bus services operate approximately every 20-30 minutes throughout Airlie each, Cannonvale, Jubilee Pocket, and Shute Harbour & Proserpine from 6:00am – 10:00pm on weekdays and timetable varies during weekend and holiday. Time table are available most of the information centres at Airlie Beach. If you’re planning to visit all of the major areas at the mainland, it is recommended that you purchase an all-day pass ticket, available here.

  • What dining program does Staff Village offer?

    The Staff Diner is renowned for its exciting breakfast, lunch and dinner options with a team of dedicated chefs responsible for keeping menus fresh, healthy and varied. Every meal has a fixed low price and the Diner has an all day cereal, toast and coffee area which you can utilise between shifts or during time off.

    The Staff Village Shop is open from 6am to 6pm daily and sells coffee, alcohol, snacks and daily essentials including toiletries. In addition, each week grocery orders from the mainland  can be made and delivered to Staff Village. The Staff Village is also home to a bar; meet friends there for a drink after work or during your nights off.

  • How do I get to Hayman Island?

    Hamilton Island

    After your direct flight from one of Australia’s major capital cities to Hamilton Island onward travel by vessel is required to get to Hayman Island.

    Proserpine (Whitsunday) Airport

    After your direct flight from one of Australia’s major capital cities to Hamilton Island, you will be required to board a shuttle transfer to Coral Sea Marina at Airlie Beach (approximately 30 minutes) where a vessel will take you to Hayman Island. Please note that there are car storage options available if you choose to drive to Airlie Beach and board the vessel at Coral Sea Marina.