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Work in Australia

We don't just want you to work, work, work, but the fact is, the Working Holiday Visa provides a great opportunity to experience the real Australia and top up your travel funds along the way. You get to live like an Aussie and get the extra cash to spend on adventures across the country.

Apart from typical jobs you can get almost anywhere, there's some work that will give you great bragging rights. Perhaps you've always wanted to be a surf instructor, or cruise tropical islands while you train to be a deckhand on a yacht. Try your hand as a jackaroo on an outback property or guide tourists on dolphin swim trips – there are loads of fantastic experiences to have while you earn.

Or have you ever thought about these?

Harvest Trail

Get stuck in to life in our agricultural regions. There are plenty of jobs to choose from including fruit picking, cellar hands, forklift drivers and more.

There are varied jobs ready and waiting for you. Check them out here:

And if you spend three months doing this sort of specified work in a regional area, that'll help you qualify for a Second Working Holiday Visa if you want another year with us.

For more details, visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

If you are granted a Working Holiday Visa you can:

  • Enter Australia at any time within 12 months of the visa grant date

  • Stay for up to 12 months in Australia

  • Leave and re–enter Australia any number of times in the 12 months from the date of first entry

  • Undertake temporary employment in Australia for up to six months with any one employer

  • Study for up to 4 months


On top of all that, there are jobs in hospitality all over the country. You'll need to complete a simple course – the Responsible Service of Alcohol training course – but once you've got that under your belt, you can apply for any of these jobs:

  • Bar Person

  • Bottle Shop (off-licence) Attendant

  • Waiter

  • Security Officer / Crowd Controller

  • Flight Attendant

  • Licensed Club Staff

  • Volunteers Working at Licensed Functions


This is a great way to find volunteering work all over Australia ranging from helping to organise music festivals to IT support. See what's on offer at

Conservation and Environment

There are some incredible projects to work on, such as protecting endangered native wildlife like Tassie Devils or preserving the habitats of black wallabies and Southern Brown Bandicoots in Victoria. You can make a real difference and get an unforgettable experience at the same time. Check it out at

And there are plenty of other job options, so why not take a look here