Queensland

If you’re looking for a working holiday in paradise, look no further than Queensland. Queensland
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Explore Queensland during your working holiday

If you’re looking for a working holiday in paradise, look no further than Queensland.


Work-life balance is easy to achieve when you’re employed at a luxury island resort in the Whitsunday Islands, on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef or at a surfing school on the Gold Coast. Queensland is known for its almost perfect weather and laid-back culture among the locals, something that you too can enjoy whether you’re relaxing on the beach or working as a farm hand amongst the striking landscape of the Australian Outback.

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Fly to Brisbane

With StudentUniverse you can fly to Brisbane

From £ 500 / per person*

*Terms & Conditions apply

Get to know Queensland like a local

Top 10 Things to Do in Brisbane

Top 10 Things to Do in Brisbane

Visit Brisbane and you'll find a modern, vibrant city with a sunny, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Best of all, you'll find friendly locals keen to show you around this pretty riverside city. They love their city and so will you.

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Local’s guide to Fortitude Valley

Local’s guide to Fortitude Valley

A little bit fancy, a little bit rock'n'roll, Fortitude Valley is simply a place to have fun.

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Top 10 Things to Do on the Gold Coast

Top 10 Things to Do on the Gold Coast

Whether it's a family holiday, beach break or sophisticated resort, the Gold Coast has it covered. Find a hip bar and restaurant scene, great shopping, and cafés among the villages along the coast. Enjoy golf courses, thrill-seek your way around world-class theme parks or simply hit the iconic beaches and surf in year-round sunshine.

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Guide to the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Guide to the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef and see a different side of this majestic natural wonder. The region is home to tropical islands, a famous surf beach, manta rays, baby turtles and colourful corals – as well as some of Australia's friendliest people.

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The Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands bordered by the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the sheltered waters of the Coral Sea. With palm-fringed secluded white sand beaches surrounded by clear blue waters, the Whitsunday Islands are the epitome of a tropical paradise.

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Plan your trip

Working Holiday Maker Program

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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Work, Volunteer and Study in Australia - Freq...

Work, Volunteer and Study in Australia - Frequently Asked Questions

Join the droves of young people who choose Australia for a gap year, career break, working holiday or overseas study.

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Australian Public Holidays

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.

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Backpacker Precincts

Backpacker Precincts

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.

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Visa Information, Customs and Quarantine

Visa Information, Customs and Quarantine

Learn about the Australian visa, customs and quarantine regulations. This includes types of visa applications, what to declare and what is prohibited in Australia.

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Planning a trip to Australia?

Planning a trip to Australia?

We've compiled the practical travel information you need, including visas, customs, duty-free shopping, and insurance.

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Health and Safety Information for Travellers ...

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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Useful Tips

Useful Tips

Prepare for your trip to Australia with these practical tips, including currency, taxes, cultural practices and travelling with a disability.

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Terms & Conditions

* Flight offer valid for outbound travel: 01JAN – 30JUN. Minimum Stay  7 days, Maximum Stay 12 months. Prices are for economy class and are subject to availability/seasonality. Prices are inclusive of all taxes and charges. 

Packages are for travel from 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017. Book by 31 January 2017.

For full package terms and conditions visit https://www.studentuniverse.co.uk.

+ Special offers are currently only valid for the United Kingdom.