Working in Australia
Most people travelling in Australia will be looking to do some kind of work along the way. Work is, of course, relevant for the financial side of travelling, and in some cases it is necessary to obtain certain types of visas. It can also be fun. It can add another dimension to your travel adventure, giving you the chance to meet new people and feel what it would be like to settle in Australia.
The kind of work that is available will vary from place to place, and is usually dependant on the time of year. The most popular work is farm work such as fruit-picking, or work within the tourism industry, such as bar, restaurant or hotel work.
All employers in Australia will check for a work visa before you are able to commence employment. So make sure that you keep your visa information in a safe place. It's also a good idea to prepare an up-to-date copy of your resume, which you can print-out and distribute when you need to find work.
When we are planning a trip for you, we can recommend good places to look for work. Usually in places where the cost of living is low and the work is plentiful at the time of year that you are there.
We offer an "open-dated" ticket option on all our packages. This is an excellent way to book travel if you think that you may stop somewhere for a while if you find work. These tickets are purchased as part of your package, but they are left "open-dated" at no extra cost. They are valid for 1 year - this means that you have a year in which to use them. Open dated tickets allow travellers to get great discounted package prices by booking all their travel together, but allows them the freedom to take their trips as and they like.
For example, you may be travelling up the east coast of Australia, and an unexpected work opportunity comes up in Airlie Beach. With open-dated tickets you'd be free to take the job and do your trips at a later date - within the year. Easy.
If you have any questions about work in Australia please email us, and we'll get straight back to you.
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Fruit-picking and general farm work
Other casual work