Join the droves of young people who choose Australia to fulfil their dream of a working holiday, gap year, career break, or overseas study. Australia offers endless opportunities for adventure and a warm, friendly, relaxed lifestyle.
Learn about Australia's working holiday visas, study visas and volunteer opportunities. Find out where backpackers and travellers stay, hang out and play.
Australia is the land of adventure, and we've compiled a few ideas to get you started. Take a camel trek through the Simpson Desert in the Northern Territory, 4WD across South Australia's rugged Flinders Ranges or do the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria. Ski or snowboard winter slopes, trek through ancient rainforests or pick one of our pristine islands to combine adventure with true relaxation. You can dive, snorkel, canoe, kayak and surf all around Australia.
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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.
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.
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.
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 working holiday makers
Backpacker's guide to Tropical North Queensland
Add these places and activities to your Australian working holiday must-do list.