Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria’s capital, is known as Australia’s innovative and creative hub and this city is ready to help you experience a new sort of working holiday. Victoria
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Explore Melbourne during your working holiday

Melbourne, Victoria’s capital, is known as Australia’s innovative and creative hub and this city is ready to help you experience a new sort of working holiday.


With a strong line-up of major events all year round, a food and wine scene the envy of the world and abundant seasonal work opportunities, you’ll be able to find a job that gives you a true insider’s perspective of Australia. In your down time, you’ll also be within short driving distances of some of the country’s must-see natural attractions such as the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles and the Mornington Peninsula.

Read more about what Victoria has in store for working holiday makers.

Fly to Melbourne

With StudentUniverse you can fly to Melbourne

From £ 500 / per person*

*Terms & Conditions apply

Get to know Victoria like a local

Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne

Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne's laneways is just one aspect of this diverse city. Get a cricket or football fix. Soak up art and culture. Go high-end dining or grab the best pub burger. Shop for local designer fashion or cycle the bayside. Whatever you fancy, Melbourne is a city of choices.

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Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

Melbourne's most popular seaside destination for more than a century, St Kilda is more inviting than ever. Cool bars, acclaimed restaurants and an oceanfront fun fair make this beach suburb a must-visit.

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Phillip Island, Victoria

Phillip Island, Victoria

See native wildlife, penguins & koalas on Phillip Island, only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Enjoy local food & wine & watch seals come to shore at Seal Rocks

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Great Ocean Road Highlights

Great Ocean Road Highlights

Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean from Geelong to Portland. This diverse and dramatic region takes in surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, breathtaking mountain ranges, rainforests and national parks.See monster waves at Bells Beach and laze on the golden sands of Lorne. Visit an important Aboriginal site near Tower Hill or spot shipwrecks near the charming fishing village of Port Fairy. Of course, you can't miss the Twelve Apostles - craggy limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean.

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The Grampians

The Grampians

You can't miss the Grampians, a majestic island of mountain and forest rising out of flat farmland in Victoria's west. Its national parks are home to a huge array of native plants and animals and a rich and continuing Aboriginal history.

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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.