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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, brought to you by StudentUniverse.

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Australia's best cheap eats

7 of Adelaide's best cheap eats

7 of Adelaide's best cheap eats

From market stalls serving pasta to American-style diners and Jewish cafés, Adelaide's budget dining scene will have foodies counting their blessings.

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7 of Brisbane's best cheap eats

7 of Brisbane's best cheap eats

The dining scene in Brisbane is only getting better, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune to enjoy it.

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7 of Hobart's best cheap eats

7 of Hobart's best cheap eats

Whether you're sitting on the docks eating fish and chips, making a quick café stop among the smooth sandstone warehouses of historic Salamanca, or dining out in the city centre, there's an abundance of choice for affordable feeds in Hobart.

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8 of Darwin's best cheap eats

8 of Darwin's best cheap eats

Taking inspiration from Australia's capital cities as well as neighbouring Asia, Darwin blends street-style food – from Indonesia and beyond – with a bounty of hip, artful cafés.

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9 of Melbourne’s best cheap eats

9 of Melbourne’s best cheap eats

These nine Melbourne restaurants serve up quality food that won't break the bank.

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7 of Perth's best cheap eats

7 of Perth's best cheap eats

Whether it's late-night suckling pig, an evening degustation starting with goats cheese wantons, or seared kangaroo skewers overlooking the harbour, Perth has it all on a platter.

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9 of Sydney's best cheap eats

9 of Sydney's best cheap eats

Sydney has some of the best top-end cuisine in the world, but it also has a food scene with great depth and diversity.

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7 of Canberra's best cheap eats

7 of Canberra's best cheap eats

Alongside Canberra's classic cafés, pubs and restaurants, meet the new eateries that mix youthful creativity with small-city friendliness.

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Plan your trip

5 ways to get a job on your Australian workin...

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.

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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

Looking for where to eat, sleep and play in Australia’s cities? Join the backpacker brigade at these hip urban enclaves.

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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

Planning a trip to Australia? We've got you covered with our list of practical travel information on visas, customs, climate and more.

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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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Australia's 9 best hostels

Australia's 9 best hostels

Australia has backpacker accommodation to suit every taste (and budget). We round up nine of the best.

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Best trips for working holiday makers

Australia on a budget in 10 days

Australia on a budget in 10 days

Enjoy beautiful beaches, encounter koalas and explore coral reefs and rainforest on this wallet-friendly trip up the east coast.

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Backpackers guide to the east coast

Backpackers guide to the east coast

The ultimate backpacker bucket list: 14 of the best experiences between Melbourne and Cairns and beyond.

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Backpacker's guide to the west coast

Backpacker's guide to the west coast

From top to bottom, Western Australia – Australia’s largest state – caters to people who want adventure and fun while keeping to a travel-friendly budget.

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Backpacker's guide to the Outback

Backpacker's guide to the Outback

The ultimate backpacker bucket list: 10 of the best outback experiences.

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Backpackers’ guide to Tropical North Queensla...

Backpackers’ guide to Tropical North Queensland

Queensland's far north is famous for the Great Barrier Reef – the world's largest living structure – but there's much more to the region than that. Here's how to enjoy its many delights on a budget.

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Get to know Australia like a local

Local’s guide to Bondi

Local’s guide to Bondi

Discover a range of things to do in Bondi, an iconic Sydney suburb. Swim, sauna and dine at Bondi Icebergs, enjoy a huge range of cafés and restaurants, catch a summer flick at the open air cinema or buy breathtaking art at Aquabumps.

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Local's guide to Hobart's waterfront

Local's guide to Hobart's waterfront

Hobart's glorious waterfront is the focus of the city. Shop at Tasmania's most famous market, dine on fresh seafood, or simply watch the activity of the working fishing fleet.

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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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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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Local’s guide to Fitzroy

Local’s guide to Fitzroy

Melbourne's alternative and creative thinkers have found a home in Fitzroy. Explore the painted alleys and laneways around Rose Street, eat and drink your way down Brunswick Street and make new additions to your wardrobe on Gertrude Street.

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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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Local's guide to Fremantle

Local's guide to Fremantle

Perth's port town, Fremantle – or Freo, as the locals call it – has charm in spades. In its curving, colonial-era streets you'll find artsy, quirky locals who love busking, street art and alfresco dining.

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Local's guide to Braddon

Local's guide to Braddon

Follow the heels of Canberra's most creative folk and you'll likely find yourself on Lonsdale Street, Braddon, the city's emerging hub for memorable eats, charming shops, microbrewery ales and all things artisan.

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Add these places and activities to your Australian working holiday must-do list.

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