Jobs For Parents In Brisbane

jobs for brisbane parents

Whether it is because you are a parent heading back to the workforce after extended leave, a family member looking to find a new job, or even perhaps someone considering a complete career change, finding a job for parents in Brisbane can be both exciting and daunting. 

The employment services on this page can help to take the pain out of job searching and can help to find the perfect job for you. There are search engines, government services tailored to a range of different groups of people, and agencies that work carefully to match clients with companies looking for their exact skills.

We hope that these resources will help to make the job-hunting process both more efficient and more streamlined for you. If you are on this page and looking for a new job, be it casual, part-time or full-time, then making use of one of these services may be the first step you need in the right direction.

Go Direct

Most of the well-known brands like shopping centres and banks will have their own recruitment websites and processes (although they may still run their jobs on job seeker platforms like seek). Simply type in the name of the brand and “careers” into Google. These are some of the ones we know that do recruitment like this. 

  • All the banks  (Suncorp, NAB, CBA, Westpac and ANZ)
  • Centrelink
  • Phone companies (Telstra and Optus). 
  • Shopping Centres (Coles and Woolworths)

There will be others of course so before you head to the middle man like seek, just double-check the company you want to work for doesn’t have their own recruitment website. 

Search Engines

If you are confident to seek a job without the aid of an agency, there are some great search engines available to help you discover what positions are available in your area.


SEEK is the most well-known job search engine. This will be the starting point for most people’s career search. Visit to search for jobs in your area.

Smart Jobs

The Queensland Government job search engine is available at This is a great tool for searching for jobs from a huge range of occupational groups, from education and health to aviation and trades. You may be surprised by what is out there!


This is a good site to visit for white-collar and senior jobs. Visit LinkedIn to set up your profile and search for jobs and people to connect to.


Other popular search engines are adzunaAPS jobscareeroneGlassdoorindeed, Job Serve and jora.

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Government Support

The Queensland Government offers a whole range of support for various groups of job searches to help them get and keep a great job. For parents heading back to the workplace, check out ParentNext. And see all the other great services below.

Job Services Australia

At, you can find out all about Job Services Australia, which is the Australian Government employment services program that supports job seekers and employers.

Job Search

You can use the Australian Government job search tool at to find suitable opportunities near you. You will also find advice on job searching and resume and cover letter writing. You can also download the free Job Seeker app.

Job Active

This is the tool for most people looking for work. You can get help with resume writing, interview skills and more, and job active providers may cover some job-seeking related costs. You can read more here.


ParentsNext can help people who have a child under 6 to build skills and connect with services and opportunities. You can read all about the help on offer here.

Employability Skills Training

Employability Skills Training (EST) offers training to job seekers aged 15 to 24 who are registered with a jobactive provider, in order to develop the skills that employers want. You can find out more about EST here.

Career Transition Assistance

Career Transition Assistance (CTA) is for job seekers aged 50 or older who want to gain a competitive edge in the job market. There are also courses to help you build new skills. You can find out more information here.

DES — Disability Management Service

This is a service for people who have a disability, illness or injury, and who may need some form of occasional support in order to find and keep a job. For more information, click here.

DES — Employment Support Services

This service offers long-term, regular, ongoing support for people with a permanent disability, illness or injury to help them find and keep a job. You can find out more here.

Transition to Work

Transition to Work (TtW) is for young people aged 15 to 21. It helps them to build skills and confidence in order to get a job. Find out more about the support, training and qualifications services here.

New Business Assistance with NEIS

If you are over 18 and interested in starting your own business, you may be eligible for this service, which can give you access to accredited training and business mentoring, as well as possible the NEIS Allowance and NEIS Rental Assistance. To find out if you are eligible, click here.


For other government services for job seekers, such as the Community Development Program for job seekers in remote places, and Harvest Labour Services, visit You can also speak to your local Job Services Australia provider or contact the Employment Services Information Line on 13 62 68.

Local Agencies / Organisations

Below are some of the main agencies or organisations in Brisbane that help to match clients with great job opportunities. They can take the hard work out of finding a job for you.


Adecco helps job seekers to find a role that fits their personal and professional goals. They have a network of connections with Australian and international companies to help connect you with great job opportunities. See more here.

APM South Brisbane

APM South Brisbane offers employment services to job seekers, to help people find and keep a job through the Australian Government’s jobactive program. You can find out more here.

Chandler Macleod

This is one of Brisbane’s largest recruitment agencies, which helps to connect candidates with the best job opportunities. They offer a range of services and an online job search tool. For more information, visit

Edge Personnel

Edge Personnel helps job seekers with job placement, and also offers help with career advancement. They work with you to try and fund the right job to suit your needs.  You can search for their current jobs available here.

Hays Brisbane

Advertised as Brisbane’s leading recruitment agency, Hays can help you to find your next job or career move. They have convenient locations in the CBD, Chermside and Upper Mt Gravatt, as well as a great website where you can search for jobs and view career advice.

Michael Page

This is a large recruitment agency which matches professionals with suitable jobs and some of the best employers in Brisbane. You can search for jobs and submit your CV online here.

Robert Half

Robert Half helps you to find the right job for you in your area. You can search for jobs in finance and accounting, IT and technology, financial services, project consulting and administration. See more here.


Stellar is a recruitment agency providing advice and career opportunities in mining, corporate services, technology, construction and engineering, property and architecture, energy, oil and gas, and other areas. See here for more information.

WorkPac Group

WorkPac specialises in helping job seekers to gain recruitment in areas such as trades, construction, warehousing, transport and logistics, manufacturing and more. You can find out all about their services here.

Specialist Services

HELP Employment & Training

HELP offers assistance to people with disability and disadvantages, as well as young job seekers and indigenous job seekers to find sustainable and meaningful roles.  They also offer professional training to help job seekers prepare for work. You can find out more at

Labour Solutions Australia

This is a leading labour-hire and recruitment specialist, providing services to those in the construction, FMCG & food processing, transport and logistics, manufacturing and engineering and mining and resources industries. Those looking for work can register on their website here.


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