A number of larger companies can offer a very convenient one-stop-shop for finding different domestic services under the one banner. With these organizations you also have the added advantage of knowing that worker’s references have been screened thoroughly and that people entering your home will have current Australian police checks.
Your local free home delivered newspaper (EG: Melbourne Weekly, or Leader Newspaper) will also have a classified advertising section where you can find local suppliers of these services. Locals will often prove to be a slightly better value for money than the larger centralised organisatons, who have larger cost overheads.
Its also a good idea to ask neighbours or colleagues for recommendations.
Some of Australia’s most respected companies providing domestic help include:
Dial An Angel
Provides domestic housekeeping & home cleaning, gardening & home maintenance, nannies, childcare & babysitting, supervised contact visits, pet care, caretaking, eldercare-at-home, in-home nursing and home & corporate functions.
National 1300 721 111
Offers home cleaning, window cleaning, gardening, home handyman and maintenance services.
Phone 13 26 13
Provides in home help to dust, vacuum, mop, clean and polish (kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, patios, floors, carpets, windows, ovens, hotplates, fridge, pantry benchtops, sinks and cupboards)
Phone 1300 36 46 46
Hire a Hubby
Provides household handyman type services including painting, repairs, carpentry, tiling, doors & locks, maintenance, landscaping, installation, fencing etc.
1800 803 339
Provides people who can provide the following services: appliance repair, bathroom renovations, bricklayers, builders, cabinet makers, carpenters, carpet cleaning, cleaners, concreters, electricians, fencers, gardeners, gutter cleaning, handymen, lawn mowing, painters, pavers, pest control, plasterers, plumbers, roof repairs, rubbish removal, tiling, tree lopping, window cleaning.
13 11 98