Should I apply for a residential mining job?

In addition to fly-in-fly-out (FIFO), some sites offer residential roles. This means you live in towns surrounding the mine, instead of staying in on-site accommodation during your swing and flying back to your point of hire during R&R.

When considering whether a residential role in the mining and resources industry is suitable for you and your family, here are some of the advantages:

  • The opportunity to live and work in a different state or region
  • The ability to meet new people and be a part of a close knit community
  • Excellent work life balance
  • More time to spend with family and friends
  • The ability to come home every night and not miss special events, such as birthdays and anniversaries
  • The opportunity to explore and travel to different locations within Australia

Combined with the ability to come home every night, residential roles often offer shorter, even time rosters, which makes them particularly appealing if you have a young family.

You’ll be able to spend more time together and become an active member of your community, taking part in social happenings, sporting clubs and school events.

If you’re looking to make your next career move with a FIFO or residential role, browse our current job vacancies on our Job Board.