Join the Lizard Island Resort Team!


Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and embark on an adventure of a lifetime in one of the world's most beautiful and iconic locations on the Great Barrier Reef.

Lizard Island Resort currently has a number of vacancies suitable for Hospitality and Tourism professionals. If you're looking for a change of scenery and feel like you have the experience and ability to fulfill the roles we have available, APPLY NOW

Off-shift you will be able to experience Lizard Island on the reef or on land, from snorkelling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Centre, tennis under night lights, morning yoga on the beach to many more fun staff activities, you really can achieve the easy-going life many people only dream of.

The roles currently available are "live-on" remote location roles. Working in a remote location is not for everyone, so you must think carefully about the reality of living in a remote location for an extended period of time.

In return we offer a truly unique working environment with some great remote area benefits including subsidised accommodation and meals, discounted holidays and regular social events.

To learn more about Delaware North & Lizard Island Resort visit our websites: www.delawarenorth.com & www.lizardisland.com.au

Employment may be subject to a satisfactory National Criminal Record Check.

The roles we currently have on offer are listed below. 


HR Coordinator

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Human Resource professional to join Lizard Island Resort as the HR Coordinator.

You will partner with the Resort General Manager and leveraging your HR knowledge and skills, you will provide support to team members and across resort management to optimise service delivery and operational management of staff.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Promoting a positive resort culture
  • Supporting performance management of resort staff
  • Leading all seasonal and high volume resort recruitment activities
  • Overseeing OHS and WorkCover
  • Delivering / leading training and employee development
  • Ensuring legislative, policy and procedure compliance
  • Managing the Healthy Lifestyle program for staff
  • Setting up and maintaining electronic employee files
  • Administer the Delaware North reward and recognition scheme on site including Team Member of the Month/Year, service awards and other recognition schemes as applicable
  • Contribute to other employee engagement strategies and initiatives as outlined by the Management Team
  • General HR administration and organisation e.g. payroll administration

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated:

  • Technical strength through experience in a similar generalist role, preferably within a hotel or resort environment
  • Previous experience living and working in a remote environment or demonstrated understanding of the unique challenges of remote sites
  • Ability to facilitate a range of performance and employee relations
  • Ability to build relationships across diverse teams
  • Payroll administration experience
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation & Work Cover
  • Diploma or Degree in Human Resources highly regarded
  • A demonstrated calm, mature approach

This role is supported by a broader HR team based in our Docklands Head Office, Melbourne.


Public Areas Attendant

Lizard Island Resort has an amazing opportunity for experienced Public Area Attendants to join our team. As a member of our Housekeeping team, you will be responsible to ensure the upkeep and cleanliness of the entire resort is looking fantastic! This includes all guest public areas and back of house.

What you will bring to the role;
  • Experience in Public Areas cleaning (4/5 Star hotels/resorts)
  • Sound knowledge in OH&S and Chemical usage
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Strong attention to detail

With this in mind, you will be a passionate and active team player with the ability to engage with our guests throughout the resort to ensure every need is met within their private accommodation. You will be physically fit & your natural energy and team focus will mean you are happy to help your colleagues throughout the department.


Food and Beverage Attendants

Delaware North at Lizard Island Resort has an opportunity for experienced fine dining Food & Beverage Attendants to join a small team of professionals providing exceptional service on this breathtaking property. Located 60 minutes by light aircraft NE of Cairns, you will experience a tropical island with crystal clear waters, idyllic dive locations and powdery white beaches.

Dining is one of Lizard Island's many pleasures. Saltwater Restaurant embodies the resort's understated elegance. The menu, which changes daily, is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce and freshest seafood, and for those very special occasions we offer private beachside dining with personalised degustation menus.

As a member of our Food & Beverage team, you role will be responsible for delivering quality service to our guests across a variety of dining options and service times.

What you will bring to the role;

  • Demonstrated experience in a fine dining environment, ideally in a 5 star resort
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion and deep appreciate for quality food and wine
  • Exceptional guest service standards
  • Meticulous grooming and presentation standards
  • Current Queensland RSA certificate
  • Food Hygiene certificate, or willingness to obtain

Chef de Partie - Full Time

Dining is one of Lizard Island's many pleasures. Saltwater Restaurant embodies the resort's understated elegance. The menu, which changes daily, is fresh and creative, showcasing the finest local produce and freshest seafood, and for those very special occasions we offer private beachside dining with personalised degustation menus.

Delaware North are currently seeking a Chef de Partie to join our Culinary Team at Lizard Island Resort. 

Key Responsibilities;

  • Experience working in a high end modern, a la carte kitchen;
  • Extensive knowledge of cooking techniques;
  • Ability to work autonomously;
  • Passion for guest service and experience;
  • Supervise junior cooking and other kitchen personnel and coordinates their assignments.
  • Observes and execute methods of food preparation and cooking, size of portion, and garnishing of food
  • Personal grooming standards suited to a guest focused business

We are looking for a chef who has:

  • Relevant qualifications;
  • Proven passion for the industry;
  • Drive to learn and willingness to follow direction;
  • An emphasis on quality and pride in your work;
  • Strong communication and organisational skills;
  • A great work ethic and team player;
  • Commitment, reliability and determination

Kitchen Hands - Casual

Delaware North at Lizard Island Resort is proud to be offering an opportunity for experienced Kitchen Hands at this 5-star property. You will experience a tropical island with crystal clear waters, idyllic dive locations and powdery white beaches. As a Kitchen Hand, you will play a crucial role within the Kitchen environment.

What your role will involve;

  • Maintaining kitchen cleanliness and hygiene to require standard
  • Support the teams across all the kitchens in the resort
  • Assisting Chefs with basic food preparation

What you will bring to the role;

  • Experience working within resorts or similar remote living environment (preferred)
  • Time management
  • Team focused
  • Experience in maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Self-motivation and proactive approach
  • Food safety certification, or willingness to obtain

Coxswains - Casual

As a Coxswain you will work with a small team to ensure our guests experience the very highest levels of service and safety while undertaking diving and snorkelling activities in and around the stunning reef off Lizard Island.

What you will bring to the role;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Broad knowledge of the marine environment, particularly coral reef systems
  • The ability to engage & motivate your audience
  • Provide an interactive yet safe diving experience
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Detailed knowledge of Marine Safety and Marine Legislation and best practice
  • A team player attitude

Main Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Dinghy Inductions
  • Vessel Transfers
  • Coral Viewing Tours
  • Turtle Tours
  • Snorkel Tours
  • Beach Drop Offs and Pick Ups
  • General Maintenance and Safety Checks
  • Picnics
  • Liaising with Beach Club to coordinate day to day running of Activities
  • Snorkel Guide - as required
  • Safety Watch - as required

The Following Certifications and Licenses are essential:

  • Coxswain Open (preferable) or restricted
  • Oxygen Provider (QLD WPHS recognised)
  • Current First Aid and CPR ( QLD WPH&S recognised)
  • A manual driver's license
  • Radio License
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety Certificate

Preferred Certificates:

  • Dive Master / Dive instructor
  • Responsible Service Alcohol (QLD Recognised)
  • Food Handling (QLD Recognised)

Food & Beverage Manager - Full Time

Key Responsibilities include:

  • A hands on management of all bar/restaurant operations
  • Ensuring delivery of the highest quality service, product and presentation at all times, and mobilising the workforce to strive for the equivalent in excellence
  • Updating wine lists and menus as required in conjunction with the Chef
  • Monitoring sales trends and profit margins in order to optimise the outlets profit via POS reporting
  • Resolution of guest complaints in regards to service and food quality, with the intent to utilise the opportunity for recovery to leave a lasting and positive impression
  • Maintenance of staffing levels, appropriate to limiting costs but ensuring excellence in service standards are not compromised
  • Skills and experience:

    • Previous F&B management experience, preferably within a unique five star hospitality environment
    • Proven organisational, leadership and planning skills
    • Demonstrated customer-focused and highly visible approach
    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and Point of Sales Systems
    • QLD RSA essential and RMLV desirable

    Housekeeping Attendants - Casual

    What you will bring to the role;

    • Experience in Housekeeping (4/5 Star hotels/resorts)
    • Experience in Public Areas cleaning/upkeep (4/5 Star hotels/resorts)
    • Sound knowledge in OH&S and Chemical usage
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Ability to work unsupervised
    • Strong attention to detail

    With this in mind, you will be a passionate and active team player with the ability to engage with our guests throughout the resort to ensure every need is met within their private accommodation. You will be physically fit & your natural energy and team focus will mean you are happy to help your colleagues throughout the department.


    Beach Club Attendants - Casual

    As a Beach Club Attendant you will work with our Activities team to ensure our guests experience the very highest levels of service. The role involves high levels of guest liaison and requires excellent communication with all resort Departments, whilst maintaining a high standard of guest services and customer relations in line with Delaware North standards.

    What you will bring to the role;

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong attention for detail
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Broad knowledge of the marine environment, with particular focus Coral Reef Systems
    • Previous experience and demonstrated skills in managing the administrative and operational demands of a busy activities department or similar function will be viewed favourably

    Main Duties include but not limited to:

    • To provide an informative and safe instruction on land and in water based activities which may include diving and snorkelling to all levels of guest and resort visitor.
    • Resolve guest complaints to the guests satisfaction within your level of authority
    • Ensuring that the dive shop is regularly cleaned and stocked with a full range of sizes and available merchandise and that the department Supervisors or department Manager is notified of any shortfalls
    • Follow weekly schedules and keep updated with weather forecast, sunset, sunrise and tidal information
    • Orientate new guest arrivals at the beach club providing information on the range of activities available and keep updated with the scheduling of activities.
    • Booking of activities to ensure total guest satisfaction in this area

    The Following Certifications and Licenses are essential:

    • A manual driver's license
    • Radio License
    • Current First Aid and CPR
    • Oxygen Provider
    • Coxswain Open or restricted, desirable but not essential
    • Elements of Shipboard Safety, desirable but not essential