Australia for the Youth(ful) Traveller

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.

Best Jobs in the world

Best Jobs in the World!

Let the stories and itineraries of the winners of the Best Jobs in the World inspire you to plan your own working holiday in Australia.




Travellers at a Cafe

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Diving in Australia

Plan your trip

Get information on a working holiday visas, your eligibility and how to get one.

Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday Visa FAQ

Backpacker Essentials

Backpacker Precincts

Plan – Make it Happen

Work Volunteer and Study In Australia

Places to Go

Here you will find everything you will need to know about Australia's cities, some ideas on how you can travel Australia and stories of other travellers to inspire your plans.

Australia's Cities

Australian Holiday Ideas

Australia's Islands

Amazing Holiday Stories

Things to Do

If you're seeking adventure, nature, food and wine or to experience Australia all year around you will find everything you need here!

Australian Adventure

Natural Australia

Australia's Wine Regions

Australia's Seasons

4WD in the Outback

New Year's Eve fireworks at Sydney Harbour

Things you should know about Australia

Travelling Australia

Get out and explore Australia on one our classic road trips or long-distance walks. Experience Aboriginal culture or sail the Whitsundays!

Coastal Journeys

Adventure Journeys

Walking Australia

Aboriginal Discovery

Australia's Events

Live it up at iconic events such as the Grand Prix or the Australia Open. Go to our music festivals! We love our sport and our uniquely Australian events can't be missed!

Australia's Major Events

Australia's Sporting Events

Australia's' Music Festivals

Uniquely Australian Events

Things you should know

Find practical travel information on travelling to and in Australia. We've provided some helpful tips on travelling in remote locations, tips, hazards to watch out for and who to contact if you need emergency assistance while you are here.

Planning a trip to Australia?

Getting Around

Health and Safety

Travel Tips and Hazards