The Surprising Advantages of a FIFO Lifestyle

Working FIFO has many personal and financial advantages with a surprisingly positive impact on lifestyle, finances and career. FIFO workers are often able to take advantage of higher salaries, better working conditions and more opportunities for career advancement. And with a FIFO lifestyle, there’s no need to sacrifice your work-life balance – you can still enjoy all the perks of a normal life, including spending time with family and friends, travelling and exploring new places.

So, if you’re considering a FIFO lifestyle, don’t let the myths hold you back – it could be the best decision you ever make! Here are some of the most surprising benefits of being a FIFO worker.


FIFO workers frequently command higher wages than non-FIFO counterparts due to increased demand for their skills and experience. What’s more, with the cost of living in many parts of Australia rising, the extra cash can make a significant difference in your lifestyle. Many FIFO jobs include meals, lodging and transportation, including those at Wild Desert. FIFO employees may find it easier to save a significant portion of their salary throughout their careers if these living expenses are eliminated.

Time off

FIFO jobs allow for a great deal of flexibility when it comes to time off. With a roster that consists of two weeks on and two weeks off, you can easily take extended vacations or time off for personal commitments. This can be a great perk for those with families or other responsibilities that require frequent time away from work.

Career advancement

FIFO work can provide opportunities for career advancement that might not be available in other industries. With clear-cut entry-level positions, and a structured chain-of-command, a clear path to the top is visible and achievable for FIFO employees, especially since many
companies, including Wild Desert, provide the necessary training and support to get you there.

A change of scenery

 FIFO jobs offer the opportunity to experience different and unique parts of Australia (or even the world), especially ones that you would probably never choose to visit for a holiday. If you’re tired of the same old 9-5 grind, a FIFO job might be just what you need. Not only will you get to experience different cultures and lifestyles, but you’ll also have the chance to learn new skills and knowledge. Remote areas have a lot less noise, air, and light pollution, so you can really appreciate the beauty of nature.


 FIFO workers often form strong bonds with their colleagues. This is because they are often living together in the camps, and working long hours in remote areas, away from family and friends. The close-knit nature of FIFO work can be beneficial, as it creates a supportive network of people who understand the unique challenges of the job. This sense of community can help manage stress and loneliness, as well as form new bonds with people you would have never met otherwise.

At Wild Desert, our people are our company. Employing the right people in our business has driven our continued success. As we have grown to operations all over Queensland and South Australia, so has our field team. We now have a diverse group from around Australia, bringing their skills and experience to deliver our best work every day. If you are interested in a career at Wild Desert, please email your resume to: careers@wilddesert.com.au.












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