painting and decorating (trades) advice

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1. Posted by adzytaylor (Budding Member 11 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hi all

does any1 know how much im likely to earn as a painter and decorator?????

as ive found out its on the skills shortage list i cant seem to find any information on this particular trade any advice would be welcome!


2. Posted by SOMV (Budding Member 58 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


This government website has pretty good information and will probably answer all of your questions:

Cheers :)

3. Posted by ToniL (Budding Member 52 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

If you plan to live in Oz on a permanent basis I think you can reasonably expect to earn just over $50K per year at the moment.

We have just had our house painted inside and out and paid $30 per hour, cash in hand, for the job. We provided paint and scaffolding etc.

if you are on a working holiday then your best bet is to head for the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. You could try and pick up a bit of cash in hand work yourself or, alternatively, get a job with a contractor. There seems to be a great shortage of tradesmen at the moment - they even advertise for tradesPERSONS !!.

You will,of course, need a work visa.

4. Posted by nameste (Full Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

depending on experience and how hard a worker you are,expect $24-$30 dollars an hour.
good luck