Open the door to a world of opportunities and discover your potential with The Golden Door Australia.

The Golden Door is Australia’s leading health retreat and spa operator, and our continued expansion means we are constantly looking for the very best people to join our team in traditional areas such as reservations, front office and administration, kitchens and restaurants, maintenance and housekeeping, as well as our specialised elements of spa, health and fitness.

A position at The Golden Door is more than a job – it’s a career, and a chance to design an exciting future working at the forefront of the health and leisure industry.

For enquiries relating to:
The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia (Hunter Valley, NSW)

Please email

or alternatively mail to:

Human Resources
The Golden Door Elysia
PO Box 368
Cessnock NSW 2325

Internship at The Golden Door – Elysia

This is your chance to experience the opportunity to become part of a unique team of dedicated, skilled professionals who ensure every guests need is individually met. It is the ideal environment for someone who is seeking a career in Health and Wellness, Tourism, Human Movement, Nutrition or Management.

Internship participants are typically students studying at university, TAFE or other educational institutions. People currently working or considering a career change will be considered on an individual basis. Retirees who are active, have a passion for wellness and love to lead by example are also welcome to apply.

The Program

There is a minimum of a 6 week commitment for the internship program. Students who commit to the program work 5 consecutive weeks (unpaid internship) and receive The Golden Door guest program at no charge, as the sixth week.

The Opportunity

  • Work across a broad range of departments including Office, Kitchen, Dining, Housekeeping, Wellness and Spa and Phys Ed
  • Clean healthy mountain air environment, delicious vegetarian food and pure water
  • Team environment committed to health and wellbeing
  • Interaction with guests who are faced with the challenge of achieving their health and life goals
  • Twin share accommodation and bathroom with gratis use of retreat facilities
  • 2 days off per week
  • Can be credited to the practical module of your relevant field of study
  • Experience The Golden Door guest program, 5 days valued at $2,480 at no charge

Your Requirements

  • A positive, energetic outlook.
  • Commitment to the needs of our guests, and a willingness to make a positive contribution to their experience
  • Ability to undertake a range of tasks (from menial to challenging)
  • Adherence to the rules of the guest program (no alcohol, nicotine, recreational drugs)


Please submit your application, containing a cover letter*, current copy of your resume and a passport-sized photograph to:

Program team

or alternatively mail to:

Program Team
The Golden Door Elysia
PO Box 368
Cessnock NSW 2325

*Your cover letter should also detail the following:

  • Why did you choose The Golden Door?
  • Why should The Golden Door choose you?
  • What are your plans for the next 5 years?
  • Your preferred dates?

If you have questions or concerns about the program or application please send an email to


My work experience at the Golden Door Elysia entailed meeting amazing people, creating a family with the staff, obtaining a high fitness level, learning high social skills and enjoying the program activities whilst lending a hand wherever possible. While at Elysia you will stay in one of the beautiful villas, most meals are with the guests; you will have experience in both the hotel and health retreat business and will interact in most daily activities. Starting the day with morning wakeup calls, setting up the facilities, helping with the morning walk, assisting with cleaning and setting up at breakfast, lunch and dinner and other rostered duties. Although it was work it never seemed like a chore because you will find that the atmosphere and people are a pure joy to be around. The staff a small tight knit group and will love having you. Within a day it is easy to find yourself a part of the team. I truly hope you will enjoy it as much as I did as I had to be pushed out the door at the end of my weeks.

Samantha Cooper
Work Experience at the Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia

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