Rising from the Southern Ocean, just 13km off the coast of South Australia, you’ll find one of the country’s most amazing habitats: Kangaroo Island. A wonderland of Aussie icons, where koalas roam free amongst jolly mobs of eponymous kangaroos, and incy wincy little penguins.
In fact, we love Kangaroo Island so much, we want to send you over there to work! As part of our ‘Live like an Aussie’ promotion, we’re offering you the chance to win one of seven dream jobs, including on in South Australia, as a Conservation Assistant on Kangaroo Island!
Coming up, I’ll explain a little more about this unique opportunity, as well as providing some more information about taking your own working holiday in South Australia.
More information on the prize
The competition prize includes six weeks’ paid work at the Seal Bay Conservation Park, plus we’ll hook you up with return flights to Australia, and back it all up with a full 12-month visa to continue your Working Holiday in Australia (T&Cs apply)!
This is a dream job, with the genuine ability to change your entire outlook! If you win, you’ll be working alongside conservation experts, focused on protecting the island’s large colony of Australian sea lions.
All this, on an island famous for getting people up close to some of Australia’s best-loved, and most interesting wildlife. A beautiful blend of wild coasts, and abundant oceans, Kangaroo Island is touted as being “a zoo without fences”, and we have no doubt that you’ll be welcomed with open arms/flippers.
Expect to discover a pristine environment, built of soaring cliff faces, sandy beaches, and the famous Aussie bush. You’ll also encounter playful sand dunes, ripe for your sand-boards, and a good amount of surf, suitable for every level.
On top of all of this, we’re also throwing in accommodation and transportation for the duration of your employment with the SBCP!
How to Enter
We want to offer everyone eligible for an Aussie working holiday visa the chance to win, so we’ve made it incredibly easy. No interviews. No paperwork. No CVs.
All you need to do, is visit the STA Travel Facebook Page, where Ned & Norma, our buzzy “career advisers” await. They’ll walk you through a fun entry process (don’t worry, no skills necessary!) and make sure you get your name in the running for the chance to win this working holiday in Australia.
Visit our Live Like an Aussie app on Facebook, click ‘Enter’, and select South Australia (the massive blue one in the south (go figure!)) and follow the instructions.
It will take you less than a minute, and it could end up being the best thing you do today!
Working Holidays in South Australia
Don’t forget, the prize includes a full 12-month working holiday visa, which means that you’ll have approximately 46 more weeks to maximise your time in Australia!
Most working holiday makers who visit South Australia are there for the abundance of harvest work available in the riverland or wine regions. Grapes are ripe for picking from January to April, which is when areas such as the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra come into their own.
To give you some insight, around Adelaide, you’ll find more opportunities in construction, hospitality, and call centres; and although it’s not a necessity, those with skilled qualifications really prosper in South Australia.
One of the biggest urban myths circling around backpacker circles is about the abundance of mining jobs available in SA (that supposedly pay incredible salaries). While it’s true that there are some mining job opportunities in the area, most will require highly-skilled labour, and any unskilled work is understandably awarded to locals.
The big draw card for you to choose a working holiday in South Australia, is the golden ticket of regional work. It’s no secret, that completing three months specified work (fruit picking, pruning farming etc.) in regional Australia scores you an additional one year visa.
But did you know, in South Australia, everywhere is classed as “regional Australia”, including their spirited capital, Adelaide? No worries!
For more information on working holidays in the region, including flights, accommodation, and adventure tours, visit the South Australia pages of our website.