Find out why Australia is the perfect place to spend your gap year.
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 advance your career when you get home), and makes it easy for you to live like a local, no matter where you go.
Find out more about what a gap year is, learn the benefits from people who have already taken one, and check out our guides and planning information for work and holiday makers in Australia.
What is a gap year?
5 things to know about taking a gap year in Australia
Malia Obama might have put gap years on the front page, but the notion of suspending studies or work for an extended period remains a very foreign concept in the US. Here’s why it could be the best decision you ever make, and why Australia is the perfect place to spend your gap year.
5 ways to get a job on your Australian working holiday
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.
Travis Hayes: "I feel mentally changed, more mature"
A gap year in Australia helped Washington State’s Travis Hayes decide what he really wanted to do with his future.
Plan your trip
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.
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.
Best trips for your Australian gap year
Backpacker's guide to Tropical North Queensland
Get to know Australia like a local
Local’s guide to Bondi, Sydney
Local’s guide to Fitzroy, Melbourne
Add these places and activities to your Australian working holiday must-do list.