Work Australia

Australia Working Holiday


Tax file numbers, bank accounts, Medicare cards... sorry, we think we just nodded off there! Look, it's a fact that Australian working holidays should be fun (clue's in the 'holiday' part). That's why our Hello Australia starter packs sort out all the boring bits, while you find your feet and settle into your new life Down Under. Let's face it, that whole 'thong' thing and drinking out of a wine bag is going to take a bit of getting used to...  

All packages include arrival transfers, cool hostels, fun social stuff, and support from a Working Holiday Hero with all of the 'adult' stuff, like finding a job and superannuation. (Super what now?!). 

Hello Australia

4, 6 or 8 day welcome packs

Now from £237
  • A warm welcome in either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Cairns.
  • Airport transfers
  • 3, 5 or 7 nights accommodation and Wi-Fi in some of Australia's sickest hostels, like Wake Up! Sydney
  • A welcome orientation with one of our Working Holiday Heroes
  • 12 months membership to Work Australia, including 12-months access to the Work Australia jobs board
  • Help with setting up all the adult stuff, like tax file number, Medicare, an Australian SIM, a bank account and pension
  • The feeling that you've made the best move of your life. Insert happy face [here]!

The Big One

Sydney or Melbourne

Now from £471 10% off
  • All of the job support, accommodation and perks of the Hello Australia starter pack, plus...
  • City walking tour and welcome drinks
  • For aspiring Sydneysiders: Paddle boarding, Blue Mountains trip, Bondi Beach barbecue and hop on hop off harbour cruise
  • For Melbourne dwellers: A trip down the iconic Great Ocean Road, St Kilda beach BBQ, pub crawl, Skydeck and Aquarium
  • 8 days

How it works

  • 1. Plan your working holiday
    Head into an STA Travel store at home or call 0333 321 7850 to book your flights, travel insurance and Hello Australia starter pack, and apply for a working holiday visa. You can do this online here.
  • 2. Arrive in Australia
    Touch down in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Cairns; get transferred to one of our favourite hostels; and jetlag pending, jump on a free walking tour or pub crawl (city dependent)
  • 3. I need a (Working Holiday) Hero!
    Visit an STA Travel or Backpacker by STA Travel store for a welcome meeting with one of Working Holiday Heroes, who'll help you out with jobs, tax file numbers and more

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What do Hello Australia Work Starter Packs include?

All Hello Australia Starter Packs include the following, so you can get on with the fun stuff, like learning to surf, practising your best Aussie accent, or exploring Melbourne's coolest laneways... 

- 3, 5, or 7 nights hostel accommodation, including breakfast and free Wi-Fi
- Arrival airport transfer to the hostel
- Local activities and social events 
- A 12 month membership (that's the whole year you'll be living and working in Australia), to Work Australia. 

What's included in the Work Australia membership?

- 12 months access to the Work Australia online jobs board and offices nationwide
- Arrival orientation meeting, where you'll find out everything you need to know about living, working, travelling and partying Down Under
- Help with CV building and job consultation
- Assistance with setting up Medicare, an Australian bank account, your Tax File Number (so you can get paid), and superannuation (Australian for 'pension'...which you'll get back when your visa's up) 
- Australian Harvest Guide handbook, so you can follow the harvest seasons around Australia's farms for work
- Help and advice for your Second Year Visa
- An Australian SIM card
- Exclusive WWOOFing membership rate
- A Backpacker by STA Travel discount voucher to spend in any of our Backpacker stores

Call 0333 321 7850 to chat to a Travel Expert or book!

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