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Work in Australia

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10 Dec 2023

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Work in Australia 

Life’s a beach when you have the salt in your hair and dollars in your pocket. Swap work suits for wetsuits and boardrooms for board shorts with a job Down Under.

With your visa, 12 months’ job access, hostel nights, social events and essentials such as your tax number and Aussie bank account all included – our Work Australia program is the ultimate way to earn money, grow your skills and live the dream for a year. Or two if you go for a second visa. Read on...

The job bit

Australia working holiday visas allow you to work anywhere in the country and in most sectors, giving you the flexibility to find career or casual work.

Our Global Jobs team source and vet employers around Australia who are looking to take on working holidaymakers right now. Typical jobs include hospitality, labouring, tourism, retail, sales, nannying, temping, and fruit picking/harvest work on farms and vineyards. Once booked onto our Work Australia program, you can search for jobs and interview before you go – or leave it until you arrive when we include comprehensive job support and workshops in your first week. We also hook you up with all the work essentials – like your IRD tax number and Australian bank account.

The money bit

Australia has a high minimum wage – currently AUD $20.33 an hour. Expect to earn more working in well paid casual roles, such as a barista or chef. For positions related to your trade or training – such as working in marketing, fitness, beauty, plumbing and everything between – Australian salaries tend to trump UK salaries.

If you’re looking to earn as you travel, then hospitality and harvest jobs are pretty hard to beat. They often include subsidised staff housing, so are not only a great way to save money and meet other travellers, but you also get to experience the real Australia while working in awesome locations.

The visa bit

If you’re a UK passport holder and aged 18-30, then an Australia working holiday visa allows you to stay for 12 months, changing employers every six months. If you do three months of ‘specified work’ in regional Australia, such as farming or fruitpicking, then you can apply for a second 12-month visa. Our Work Australia program includes the cost of your visa and we even apply for it on your behalf – easy.


BUNAC are experts in work abroad programs and has extensive experience in offering work and travel experiences around the World to students and young people globally since 1962.

Internships Abroad -  A professional internship abroad will not only be great professional work experience but will elevate your resume to the top of the pile. The resilience, independence and initiative you’ll gain through an international internship placement will be invaluable to your future career and employability.

Summer in the States - If you are looking for the best All-American summer of your life, then Summer Camp in America or Summer Work Travel in the USA would be perfect for you and offers you the chance to learn all important resume-enhancing transferable skills, while having the most unforgettable summer!

Working Holidays - BUNAC also offers Working Holiday programs in some of the World's most exciting destinations, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand and Japan. You’ll gain heaps of soft skills, life experience and almost definitely have the adventure of a lifetime!

Our team is all about showcasing authentic adventures of working and travelling abroad. This means that we're always on the lookout for brand ambassadors, collaborators, and content creators - so reach out to our team if you're on board with sharing about a past working holiday or documenting your work abroad experience in the future!

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