Jobs in Auckland

Almost half of New Zealand lives and works in or near greater Auckland, so there are jobs in most industries.

Officially home to an estimated 35 per cent of the national population - although many people live just outside the city boundary - Auckland provides around 36 per cent of national employment and in 2019 contributed 38 per cent to national GDP.

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Seasonal work in Auckland

Seasonal work in Auckland

Pukekohe in South Auckland grows many of the city's vegetables.

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New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city, with two large harbours, warm weather, and a bustling population of 1.5 million people.

Auckland is always looking for staff to support its diverse economy.

Casual hospitality staff are always needed to support Auckland’s thriving cafe culture, and there is plenty of seasonal work in tourism (especially during the holidays), market gardening, and horticulture.

Auckland Seasonal Work calendar
Seasonal work in Auckland by month, job type and worker demand
When What Jobs Job type
Jan - May Pumpkin harvesting TBA Pick NZ
June - October     Grapefruit picking and packing 500+ Pick NZ
May - October Macadamia harvesting 100 Pick NZ
October - March Tourism Summer Activity Staff 500+

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Backpacker board

October - March Tourism Boat Crew & Watersports 250+ Seek TradeMe Jobs Backpacker board
November - March Onion harvesting 1,000 Pick NZ
November - March Strawberry picking and packing 5,000 Pick NZ
Year Round Hospitality(F&B, etc) 10,000+ Seek TradeMe Jobs Backpacker board
Year Round Casual Event Staff 2,500+ Seek TradeMe Jobs Backpacker board
Year Round Accommodation Staff (Hotels etc) 10,000+ Seek TradeMe Jobs Backpacker board
Year Round Tourism Attractions Staff 1,000 Seek TradeMe Jobs Backpacker board
Year Round (peak April - June) Potato harvesting 500+ Pick NZ

Job vacancies in Auckland

Trade Me Jobs  - lists a large number of jobs in Auckland.

Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.

Work and Income - jobs available in Auckland for Job Seekers. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.


Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.

New Zealand Herald

Sunday Star Times

Howick & Pakuranga Times

Local Newspapers - Auckland

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Belong Aotearoa (formerly called ARMS) - supports migrants with workshops, mentoring and one-on-one guidance.

Tips for recent migrants | - a free service to assist with your job search and prepare you for employment in the local labour market. 

Citizens Advice Bureau Central Auckland , Citizens Advice Bureau Eden AlbertCitizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga, Citizens Advice Bureau New Lynn, Citizens Advice Bureau Onehunga - provide information and support for job seekers, and offers workshops to offer further advice on working in NZ.

Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit. 


Volunteer support organisations

Migrant Action Trust (MAT) - provide a voluntary work experience programme.

Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) - place migrants in volunteer positions to apply and enhance their skills in a Kiwi work environment.

Pacific Business Trust - Assists Pacific Island business owners to take advantage of opportunities available. Helps with financial advice, networks, etc.

Business networking organisations 

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) - organises a broad range of networking and business development opportunities in the Auckland area.

Auckland Business Chamber - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.

Business Over Breakfast - offers business owners an opportunity to network and share information on how to grow their businesses.

Auckland Executive Club - a group for women in senior management, the professions, business owners and people with specialist skills.

Women Entrepreneurship Centre  - a business network for women

Venus Network- a business network for women


Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.

Volunteering Auckland matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.

Volunteering Auckland