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10 Christmas Casual Jobs in Brisbane: Jobs for Juniors & Adults

Is your teenager or uni student looking for Christmas casual jobs in Brisbane?

From Australia Post jobs to Santa’s helpers, we’ve rounded up all the job opportunities in and around Brisbane to help you earn some cool cash in time for Christmas. We know that getting out and earning your own money is good for kids as well as young adults, so with that in mind, check out these casual jobs for teenagers Brisbane has to offer.

How to find a Christmas casual job 2023

There are three key ways to find a Christmas casual job in Brisbane.

  1. The first is to ask around friends and family. The best reference you can have is from someone who already knows how awesome you are, so ask them to put in a good word for you with their workplace and their friends’ businesses;
  2. The second place to look for a junior Christmas casual job is on the internet after reading this article (haha) and clicking on the links of all the ones that appeal to you;
  3. The third is to go door knocking with your resume at all the places that you would like to work that are local to where you live! Keep an eye on store windows as they often start posting jobs around August & September each year!

The earlier you start applying, the better chance you have at scoring a great casual Christmas job in Brisbane.

It is so important the kids learn how to earn. Casual jobs for high school students Brisbane and surrounds are a fantastic way to develop your young teen into a young adult!

Here are 10 Christmas casual jobs in Brisbane that may be interested in hiring responsible, reliable teenagers or uni students.

All of these jobs have been updated for the 2023 Christmas season.

1. David Jones Christmas casuals

David Jones is currently seeking Christmas Casuals in many different parts of their business at the following shopping centres: Carindale, Chermside, Garden City QLD, Indooroopilly, James Street, Pacific Fair, QueensPlaza, Robina Town Centre, Toowong Village. Find out more including the closing date here.

2. Pizza shops are hiring

Dominos are looking for junior pizza makers, as well as in-store team members and “delivery experts”. You gotta start somewhere, right? See the list of jobs here.

Pizza Hut will take a job application here.

3. Coffee shops across Brisbane

We think Coffee shops are fantastic ‘starting’ jobs for teenagers.

Coffee Club post their vacancies here.

Find Starbucks vacancies here.

We found a selection of other cafes hiring now for Christmas here.

4. Ralph Lauren want you!

Ralph Lauren are looking for Christmas casuals to join their Brisbane teams (David Jones and Myer CBD concession, and Myer Carindale, Myer Chermside) over the Christmas trade period. This Christmas casual job may possibly be better suited for a University students, check out the details here.

Related post: How to Make Extra Money!

5. QBD Bookstores are hiring!

Love books, stationery and reading? Since 2016 QBD has expanded from a network of 54 to 76 stores located in major shopping centres in every Australian state, with more on the way. And they are looking for staff in the lead-up to Christmas. They are looking for people to fill many types of positions; from customer service representatives to people to pick and pack for their online store. They posted their latest job opportunity only 4 days ago – so it is fresh. You can see all the vacancies in Brisbane here ==> click here.

6. Be a pet sitter


With so many people going away in the December/January period, now might be a great time to offer to look after your neighbours/friends/relatives pet for some extra cash. Or if you are an expert in the pet department, perhaps put up a sign in your local shops and post on Facebook to let people know you are available.

If you would like to work for an established pet sitting company just Google Pet Sitters and hit them up with your expertise! Lastly look at local catteries and kennels – perhaps they are hiring staff over this busy time? This is a great local casual job for high school students in Brisbane! Puss, puss, puss…..

7. JB Hi-Fi is hiring

JB Hi-Fi have said they have 2000 jobs on offer in the lead up to Christmas!

They say they embrace diversity and recognise the unique talents and contributions of all their team members. So I suspect that are open to teenagers who have an awful lot of tech knowledge. 

From their website: We appreciate that as a mum or a dad, a carer or a student, your responsibilities don’t stop when your working day starts. Whether you need to shape your work around your studies, be there to collect the kids from school, or ease a long commute, we’ll openly consider each request and challenge ourselves to think differently. It’s about balance – looking for ways to support the needs of our team members while ensuring we don’t compromise needs of our customers or the business.

Find out more about jobs at JB Hi-Fi here.

8. Food & beverage jobs for Christmas!

Over 18? There are a number of Brisbane venues recruiting for bar and wait staff as the busy festive period heats up. And they are paying $19 – $33 per hour. Find out more here.

Over 14? What about a job at McDonalds? You can work at Maccas after your 14th birthday! Find out more a out jobs at McDonald here.

You can also try KFC here.

9. Australia Post want YOU for their Christmas casual jobs

Christmas Casual Jobs

Australia Post is hiring an extra 2000 workers nationally and are seeking fit, friendly and motivated staff to work casually in their mail and parcel facilities across Australia between August 2020 and January 2021. They need letter and parcel sorters, forklift drivers, and truck and van drivers. You can get the details of their Christmas casual jobs here.

10. Grocery store Christmas casual jobs

It is no secret that grocery stores put on more staff over the busy Christmas period. If you are flexible and prepared to work while others are having fun, you can earn a pretty penny taking hours at the largest of our grocery stores!

Coles are hiring! Register your interest here.

Aldi might like the look of you.. find out here.

Woolworths are well worth a look too … (did you see what I did there!?)

Whatever you or your teenager decides to do this holiday season, doing it with a few extra bucks in the bank can only be a good thing!

When Kids Go To Work: What Every Parent Needs to Know – click here

Did we miss any? Feel free to add your vacancy below for our readers!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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