We’re coming up to the end of the year, so now is the perfect time to start looking for a job for the holiday season.
We've compiled a handy list of 40 places looking to hire Christmas casuals right now. We’ve updated the list with new jobs for the 2023 holiday season.
Looking for a job over the summer break? We’ve got you sorted!
Spring is the perfect time to get ready for summer and it’s also the perfect time to apply for Christmas casual jobs! To save you time and effort, we’ve researched Christmas casual jobs and found 40 that are great for students.
To make sure you successfully land a Christmas casual job this summer, check out our helpful tips below.
Tip 1 : Apply early!
Don’t apply for a Christmas job in Christmas! It’s all over by then. Before you start a summer job, you will often need to go through a recruitment process including online forms and face-to-face interviews. After that, you will most likely need to attend a training day where you will learn the skills you’ll need for the job.
Many places have deadlines mid-October to November, so the best tip is to start applying today!
Tip 2: Presentation is Everything
Presentation is key to making a lasting impression. If you make it to the face-to-face interview stage, wear clothes that make you look presentable (like a new white t-shirt, jeans and clean shoes).
Then there is body language. Look the interviewer in the eye, give them a hand shake and don’t be too shy to introduce yourself properly. “Hi, my name’s Alex. Thanks for seeing me today”. If you’re looking for a job in retail, you’re going to be customer-facing. This means that you’ll need to show that you’re confident enough to talk to customers (but not so confident that you’re a know-it-all!).
Aaaagh! I’ve never done this before - what are employers even looking for? The alarm might be already going off if you haven’t done this before, but don’t freak out. Here’s a good way to prepare - switch chairs for a second - what would you be looking for if you were the boss of a retail shop?
They don’t expect you to know everything about the store, or products or the cash register system. These things can all be taught (that’s what training is for).
What they are looking for is someone who is;
Reliable - can you show you’re serious and will turn up every day on time?
Hard working - will you jump onto Facebook if your boss isn’t looking?
Good people skills - can you show that you’re confident talking to people, understanding questions and helping them find solutions?
Good news - you don’t need previous work experience to show that you have those three skills. But, your employer will ask you for examples of how you demonstrate these skills, so have them ready before you get to the face-to-face interview. To prepare for a face-to-face interview, think of examples in your life (from sport, school, community involvement, family responsibilities etc.) where you showed these skills.
40 great places to apply for Christmas casual jobs
Adairs is an Australian retailer of bed linen, quilts, towels, cushions and homewares. The Adairs website has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by store, suburb and position. Do a keyword search for “Christmas” and you will get a list of all the stores looking for Christmas casuals.
Unison is a brand from the French Connection family. They’re looking for Christmas Casual Sales Assistants for the busy period ahead. Check out which stores are hiring and filter by casual.
3. Australia Post
Australia Post have a range of Christmas casual positions that are suitable for a range of skills including van drivers, mail offers through to forklift drivers. They are hiring extra staff to help with the seasonal demand. Check out the positions.
Jaycar is the leading electronics retail company in Australia and New Zealand. They have a passion for electronics and are looking for team members who are enthusiastic, energetic and who understand their products. Check out their Christmas retail sales positions.
Do you love pets? And very flexible working hours? A Christmas casual position that isn’t in retail? Consider becoming a pet sitter during the Christmas period. It’s one of their busiest periods while people are on holidays. Start your application.
6. Culture Kings
Culture Kings stores set themselves apart by having an unique in-store atmosphere and stocking over 100 leading street, sport and fashion brands from around the globe. They’re looking for Christmas casuals this year to join their team.
7. Country Road
Country Road is an Australian fashion retailer who is a part of the Country Road Group which also owns Mimco, Trenery, Witchery and Politix. If you are fashion forward and want to work in retail the Country Road Group has all the casual jobs listed by suburb and position.
Dotti is a fashionable clothing retailer part of The Just Group whose portfolio includes Jay-Jays, Portmans and Peter Alexander. Check out the Just Group website for all the Christmas casual jobs for Dotti listed by location.
Forever New is a clothing brand founded in Melbourne with stores globally. You can check out all the Christmas Casual jobs available at Forever New right now – filter the jobs by SC – Seasonal Casual.
Part of the global company EssilorLuxottica, Oakley focuses on eyewear and streetwear for active individuals. They’re hiring Christmas Casuals for their team. Check out their LinkedIn page.
Gorman are looking for individuals with a creative personal style, who love fashion to join their team. Several stores are hiring Christmas casuals. Apply now.
14. The Body Shop
The Body Shop create naturally-inspired beauty products from sustainably sourced ingredients globally. They are looking for employees who are fully engaged with who they are and what they stand for. The Body Shop have plenty of Christmas casual positions nationally, apply now!
15. Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss is a German Luxury Fashion house. Selling everything from suits to perfume to cufflinks and even socks! They’re hiring a small army of Christmas casual consultants to help them through the end of year season. Pop over to the Hugo Boss Seek Website to have a look at all the positions!
16. Hype DC
Hype DC is Australia’s leading sneaker retailer. Founded almost 20 years ago, Hype DC provides customers with a curated selection of sneakers from around the globe. Hype specialises in premium, limited and exclusive sneakers. Hype DC is part of the Accent Group - you can find Christmas casual jobs at the Accent Group here.
Jay-Jays is a womenswear and menswear youth clothing chain. Jay-Jays is part of The Just Group whose portfolio includes Portmans, Peter Alexander and Dotti. Check out this link for Christmas jobs at Jay-Jays.
Lovisa is an on trend Jewellery store. The Lovisa careers site has all the Christmas casual jobs for Lovisa listed by position and location. Just search “Christmas” in the keyword field.
Founded in 1985, Review has over 80 stores in Australia focusing on vintage-inspired fashion. They’re looking for customer focused individuals to come join their team with the possibility of extending their position beyond the Christmas period. See their Christmas Casual Sales Team positions.
Kookai opened its doors in Australia in 1992 and now they have stores across the globe. Their company provides plenty of job opportunities via internal promotions, interstate relocation, and international progression. A Christmas casual position could help you get a foot in the door! Check out their opportunities.
Myer is one of the biggest department store chains and they are looking for online fulfilment team members and service team members. Apply now for their Merry Starts With You 2023 campaign.
SHEIKE started off as a simple t-shirt stand at the Sydney markets and now they have over 40 stores nationally and a dedicated online presence. They’re hiring seasonal casuals across a number of their stores. Apply now!
Bonds are a well-known Australian brand that sell underwear and trackies! They’re looking to recruit Christmas casual sales assistants for their stores. Search ‘Christmas casual’ as keyword to find the positions available.
Pandora is an international Danish jewellery manufacturer and retailer founded in 1982. Find seasonal casual opportunities by doing a search on their website.
Footlocker are not just about sneakers, they also sell athletic wear that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. They’re looking for plenty of seasonal sales associates to join their team during the silly season. Find a local store near you and apply now – search for seasonal.
Established in 2000, Seed Heritage is a women’s wear boutique. See the Seed Heritage jobs site and filter 'Job Type' by 'Christmas Casual' to see a list of roles.
Westfield is part of the Scentre Group, the shopping centres are looking for Christmas casuals to help with gift cards, valet parking and customer service. Check out the positions now.
The well-known international brand, Zara is looking for casual sales assistants for the Christmas period. Check out their job portal to do a search. You’ll need to make sure you’ve selected sales assistants, ZARA and Australia!
Sportsgirl is an Australian women's clothing chain. Sportsgirl is owned and operated by the Sussan Retail Group. Check out the Careers Page for a listing of all the Christmas casual jobs.
33. Sunglass Hut
Sunglass Hut is an international retailer of sunglasses part of the global eyewear company Luxottica Group who stocks pretty much all the eyewear in the world. You can check The Sunglass Hut Seek page to see what is available for this Christmas period.
Sussan is a women's fashion retailer, owned and operated by the Sussan Group in Australia, who also own and operate Sportsgirl and Suzanne Grae. Have a look through the Christmas casual jobs available at Sussan here.
35. Assembly Label
Assembly Label are a retailer that love minimalist design and embracing the Australian coastal lifestyle. They’re looking for Seasonal Retail Stylists for their stores during the Christmas period.
36. Tree of life
Tree of Life is an environmentally friendly retail store. The Tree of Life website has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by store suburb and position.
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