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Work in Australia

Australian Working Holidays are a great introduction to the real culture of this vast country. You will learn new skills, meet amazing people, and earn while you do it to fund your travels across the country! We've got piles of information about Australian Working Holiday visas and packages, as well as loads of ideas and tips to get the most of your time Down Under.

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Australia Working Holiday Visas

Applying for a visa can be stressful, but our visa service takes out all the hassle. The majority of our visa applications are granted within 48 hours so you can be getting settled into your life Down Under in no time! Plus as part of our visa service you'll receive complimentary help in setting up your tax file number, bank account and more.

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Work and Travel Starter Packs

Get your Australia Working Holiday off to the right start with one of our Work and Travel Starter Packs. Choose from a 3, 4 or 7 night package in either Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin, Adelaide & Perth. You'll get one-on-one help with job hunting, as well as 12 full months access to a backpacker specific online jobs site.

Specialist starter packs are also available for wanabee au pairs, and those trained in the healthcare and contruction industries.

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BUNAC's Work Australia Package

Want to have an arrival experience like no other? We’ve teamed with BUNAC to get your working holiday off to a great start. Earn top dollar with full job support, kick-start your trip with 7 days of epic fun in Sydney and fly with a group, stopping over in Hong Kong. Plus you’ll get 12 months of expert job offers, accommodation advice, social activities and more.

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What is an Australian Working Holiday?

A working holiday allows young British citizens to gain short term employment as well as travel around Australia for an initial period of up to twelve months.

How long can I stay in Australia for?

Initially you will be permitted to stay for a maximum period of twelve months from the date you enter the country and can work for any one employer for a maximum of six months. If you wish to stay in Australia for longer, you may be able to qualify for a second year visa if you have completed the required amount of three months agricultural work.

Is there an age limit for Working Holiday Visas?

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of applying for the visa.

How can I find work in Australia?

There are many websites showing work opportunities in Australia. STA Travel works closely with specialist companies who can help you find employment and settle into life Down Under.

How much money do I need to take with me to Australia?

Upon entry to Australia you will need to be able to prove that you have funds to the equivalent of $5,000 Australian Dollar to support yourself.

What kind of jobs can I do in Australia?

The Working Holiday Visa allows you to work in all types of jobs, depending on your skills and preference. Popular roles are within the tourism, hospitality and agricultural sectors. A local Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate is usually required for bar work.