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Australia for the Youth(ful) Traveller

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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Find practical travel information on travelling to and in Australia.

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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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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Backpacker's guide to the east coast

Backpacker's 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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Backpacker's guide to Tropical North Queensla...

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