EST 2004 Aussie House Sitters claim to be "the largest, most trusted pet and house sitting website in Australia" is fully justified.
With more members on both sides of the house sitting fence than any other country exclusive house sitting website, Aussie is the undisputed market leader for house sitting Australia.
Aussie House Sitters is the flagship site of what is now the world's largest suite of five country exclusive house sitting websites.
With a house sitting site for the five countries where the value-exchange arrangement of house sitting is common place, each of the sites for New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Australia share the same layout and features. For travelling house sitters, this makes for a seamless transition from one website to the next as they travel the world.
An important feature is that online Reviews obtained from home owners on one platform can be transferred to any of the other websites in the group that house sitters join.
Now March 2023, Australian home owners are advertising on Aussie House Sitters at the rate of 100+ NEW assignments every single day!
Aussie House Sitters Search filters are more comprehensive and detailed than any other house sitting website.
Search filters are important! A great time saver, they make it possible for those on both sides of the house sitting fence to refine their search to find Who and What they're looking for. And When.
HOUSE AND PET SITTERS
95% of house sitting jobs are obtained when house sitters apply for assignments.
The remaining 5% are found when home owners make direct contact with house sitters. We explain more about this method in Unique Features.
Search filters make it easy to find assignments that suit.
Aussie House Sitters search filters include Location, Dates, Sit Length (5 filters from 1 week up to 2 months+), Pet Preferences, House Type (House, Cottage, Unit, Farm House, Other), Pets Welcome, Space for Caravan, Families Welcome, No garden care, Smoking permitted.
Other search filters are:
Dwelling Facilities - dishwasher, air conditioning, garage, street parking, garage, pool, BBQ etc.
Nearby Facilities - Theatres, Restaurants, Pubs, Cinemas, Parks, Beach, Fishing/Boating, Golf, Yoga, etc.
Locale - City, Suburban, River/Lake, Coastal, Country, Bush/Forest, Outback, Islands, Snow, and many more.
Find house sitting jobs in Australia
Aussie offer house sitters three ways to search for house sitting jobs.
FIRST, select how you want listings displayed - either Date (SOON) or Most Recently Added (NEW). THEN -
SEARCH OPTION 1 Search Towns and Cities within a Region. Once you've nominated a Town or City, click on the drop down menu to select Suburbs.
For example, in Melbourne house sitters have no less than twelve suburbs to choose from - a big help for people who know exactly where they want to sit!
SEARCH OPTION 2 Search for house sitting jobs on an Interactive Map. Helpful for people who know the area where they want to sit but not the names of Towns and Suburbs.
SEARCH OPTION 3 Select house sitting jobs within a 5 to 250 km radius of a specific Location.
Once the preferred Location has been selected, choose Dates, Sit Length and Pet Preference.
Then move onto other filters - House Type, Dwelling facilities, Nearby facilities and Locale.
Having specified the Location where you want to sit, your preferred Dates and sit Length, plus any other preferences you want to nominate, house sitters are able to further refine their search.
Families can search "Families Welcome". People who travel with their own pets can search for sits where "Pets Welcome". And house sitters who travel with their own van may need "Space for Caravan" are just a few examples of Aussie's comprehensive search filters.
⇒ Discover how-to Get Started as a house and pet sitter
How-to find house and pet sitters
The best way for home owners to connect with house sitters is to receive applications in response to their listing on a house sitting website.
If the sit is especially "attractive" and the home owner receives a lot of applications, they can tick a box to Halt further messages, then untick the box to receive more applications, if required.
If the sit is not as desirable as others (it might be in a remote, isolated location and/or there are a lot of pets to look after and/or a lot of house sitting jobs) then the home owner might decide to make direct contact with house sitters. We explain more about this Unique Feature here.
Aussie's excellent search filters enable home owners to find house sitters who want to sit where they Live, for the Dates they are going away. They can then drill down to determine sitters' preferred Sit Length, their Pet Preferences, and whether or not they are interested to sit Farms.
In my experience (12 years, and counting….), home owners making direct contact is not the most efficient way to find house sitters. Many do find sitters by contacting them directly, but very seldom on first contact.
However, if you’re patient and prepared to invest time reaching out to house and pet sitters who look a good fit for your house sitting job, then direct contact could be for you. 🙂
ID Verified House & Pet Sitters
Mindful that home owners need-to-know the person or people they're inviting to live in their home in their absence are who they say they are, Aussie's search filters enable home owners to connect with house sitters who have had their ID Verified.
Found under Refine Search / Sitter Details, home owners simply tick a box to connect with "ID Verified" sitters.
Home owners pay nothing to connect with house and pet sitters on Aussie House Sitters.
⇒ Discover how-to find Free sitters for home and pets
On average, each month 9,200 home owners make direct contact with house sitters registered on Aussie House Sitters.
The reason for this is because, unlike all other house sitting websites, Aussie home owners do not have to advertise their house sitting job but instead, need only register to connect with house and pet sitters.
How this works
Once registered, home owners write a description of their house sitting assignment and upload pictures of their home and pets. They are then presented with two options:
OPTION 1: ‘publish’ (advertise) their assignment and wait for house sitters to apply
OPTION 2: not ‘publish’ their ad but instead make direct contact with house and pet sitters.
Home owners make direct contact with house sitters by browsing house sitter profiles and reaching out to house and pet sitters who are:-
1) available for their Dates
2) looking for sits where they Live and
3) a good ‘fit’ for their house sitting job e.g. Sit Length, Pet Preferences etc.
V.I.P house and pet sitters regularly up-date their Profile so details are up-to-date i.e. Availability Date, preferred Location/s, Pet Preferences.
When house sitters are contacted directly by home owners, their chance of landing the sit increases significantly.
Each month Aussie update statistics on their home page.
Statistics above show the number of house sitting jobs advertised and how many Aussie home owners contacted sitters directly each month for the past three months.
See the numbers for yourself! Click image above to go to Aussie's home page, scroll down, and click Month.
HOME OWNERS & RENTERS join for FREE!
HOUSE AND PET SITTERS
House Sitter Joining Fee = $84 BUT ..... use this link and Quote Discount Code CHSW15 for 15% off the Joining Fee.
House Sitter Renewal Fee = $84 BUT Aussie's “My Rewards” program make it possible for house and pet sitters to reduce their annual renewal fee - significantly!
A combination of Loyalty Rewards and Refer a Friend, “My Rewards” automatically accumulate to reduce the following year's renewal fee.
Loyalty Rewards of $15 p.a. are earned for each year of membership up until the 3rd year when the Platinum Membership Badge is applied. In each of years 1, 2 & 3 a $15 Loyalty Reward is applied to reduce the member’s annual renewal fee.
Refer a Friend
When house sitters “Refer a Friend” they earn $10 credit toward their next Renewal Fee PLUS the Friend gets $A10 off their Joining Fee. There is no Limit to how often members can "Refer a Friend" !!
How this works
A fabulous feature, Aussie House Sitters give all house sitters a Unique Referral Code.
This code can be found at Account Details/My Referrals in "My Account".
Members can issue their code to anyone interested to join Aussie as a house sitter. Then when the friend subscribes, a $10 credit is applied to their Renewal Fee. Plus the new member gets $10 off their Joining Fee.
Remember - each of the five country dedicated house sitting websites in the Group have the same interface. This means members of Aussie House Sitters who want to housesit in New Zealand, UK, USA or Canada do not have to learn a new interface. Plus they can transfer online reviews obtained on one platform to each of the other platforms in the Group as they travel the world - one house 'sit' at a time.
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