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.