South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, provides a gateway to so many of Australia’s great experiences that should definitely be on your working holiday must-do list. South Australia
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Explore South Australia during your working holiday

Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, provides a gateway to so many of Australia’s great experiences that should definitely be on your must-do list when visiting Australia on a working holiday.


South Australia, named in Lonely Planet's top regions to visit in 2017, is home to Adelaide, often referred to as ‘Australia’s festival city’. With a diverse events calendar all over Adelaide during January to March, you'll find many short-term employment opportunities available. Beyond Adelaide, be sure to put the Eyre Peninsula on your wish list for encounters with dolphins, seals and sharks, along with the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy for a taste of the Australian Outback.

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Get to know South Australia like a local

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.

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Local's guide to Adelaide’s West End

Local's guide to Adelaide’s West End

The West End is Adelaide's night life capital. With quirky bars and tantalising food and drinks, this vibrant entertainment precinct is waiting for you to explore.

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Adelaide Events

Adelaide Events

There's a reason Adelaide is called Australia's festival city. These spacious boulevards and lush gardens play host to a non-stop calendar of fun.

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Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula

You can spend weeks exploring the sheltered coves and bays, fishing from the secluded beaches and spotting giant whales from the towering limestone cliffs. That's before you even venture into the national parks, ancient caves and the barren and beautiful Nullarbor. In place of trees, this prehistoric plain has native animals and thousands of years of Aboriginal history. Close by you'll find the 1.5 billion year old geological wonder of the Gawler Ranges and the startlingly beautiful Lake Gairdner- a dry salt lake bounded by ancient hills.

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Go Underground for Opals in Coober Pedy

Go Underground for Opals in Coober Pedy

Find out why everything happens underground in the world's opal capital. There's a relaxed and friendly vibe in Coober Pedy, where 3,500 residents from over 45 different countries have literally gone underground to avoid the searing outback heat. Most people work in the opal fields but their quirky underground community - complete with a church, hotels and a grassless golf course - has made tourism the second biggest industry.

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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.

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