If you’re seeking adventure and wanting to get amongst the real culture of a country, Australia should be at the top of your list for a working holiday.
Australia is a place where, one day, you’ll head to the beach for a surf before going to work and, the next day, you’ll learn something new about yourself as you see the sunrise in the Outback. Australia is a country that welcomes anyone looking for a new perspective on life, provides opportunities to work in a range of different industries and makes it easy for you to live like a local, no matter where you go.
Check out our guides, planning information and special offers to Australia for working holiday makers.
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If you’ve decided you want to break even on your trip to Australia – or at least earn money while while beefing up your resumé – then there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the Australia way of life than with a working holiday.
Working Holiday Maker Program
Planning to stay and work while you're visiting Australia? If you're aged between 18 and 30 and hold a passport for a country or region participating in Australia's Working Holiday Maker programme, you may be eligible to apply for a 12-month visa which enables you to work in Australia while you are here.
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Join the droves of young people who choose Australia for a gap year, career break, working holiday or overseas study.
Australian Public Holidays
Australia celebrates a number of public holidays throughout the year when banks, offices and some shops are closed. If you are planning to travel to Australia during these peak periods it's wise to book interstate flights, tours and accommodation well in advance, to avoid missing out.
Join the backpacker brigade in Australia's hippest urban enclaves. From Bondi Beach in Sydney to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, these are places the young and young-at-heart come to stay during their Australian adventure. You'll find hostels, nightlife, places to eat and drink and a vibrant sense of community. Soak up the historic seaside charm in Perth's Fremantle or experience Melbourne's alternative culture in Fitzroy. Swap travel tales beneath the palm trees along Darwin's Mitchell Street or along Cairns' oceanfront esplanade. Explore Adelaide's attractions from the stylish, central East End, dine out in Hobart's Salamanca Place or throw yourself into the high-energy nightlife of Surfers Paradise.
Health and Safety Information for Travellers to Australia
Australia is a secure destination where you can enjoy safe travel experiences the whole year round. Follow these tips to fully enjoy Australia’s unique landscapes – from the vast outback to our wild ocean beaches.
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Add these places and activities to your Australian working holiday must-do list.