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Work in Australia

Welcome to Australia Inc., the best workplace in the world. Work in some of the world's most liveable cities, learn how to make coffee from the best baristas in the game, make the ocean your office as a deckhand or pick grapes in stunning vineyards. A lifeline for travellers aged 18-30 who want to see Oz without plundering their savings, working holidays are a great way to earn money, improve your CV and live abroad for a year.


Australia Working Holiday Visas

If you're a British citizen aged between 18-30, you can apply for a 12-month Australia Working Holiday Visa. If on your first visa you complete three months of specified work in regional Australia, then you can apply for a second 12-month visa. Most of our applications are granted within 48 hours, plus you'll get free help setting up your tax file number and bank account. 

Australia Working Holiday Packages

Happy Lady at the beach in Australia

Hello Australia: Work starter packs

Let us take care of the hard stuff – like getting to the airport, job hunting, tax numbers and other boring life admin – while you find your feet and friends with fun activities. Our Hello packages also include the services of a dedicated STA Travel Expert for 12 months to help with anything from work stuff to finding a great bar!

Available in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns | 4, 6 or 8 days
From £218
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Bridge in Australia

The Big One Sydney or Melbourne

The Big One includes all the job help, support and accommodation as our Hello Australia packs, plus an action-packed week of activities with likeminded travel buddies. Get a taste of the Australian adventure with bush-bungalow-stays or Philip Island getaways, explore landmarks and bond with other backpackers before earning you some dollar!

Available in Sydney & Melbourne | 8+ days
From £518
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Internships in Australia

Want to set yourself apart when it comes to full-time work by undertaking an internship, but also want to travel? We can find you a placement in your dream job in Australia, so you can get some work and life experience. We'll tailor placements to your needs and qualifications, and even help you with your CV and interview prep. Find out more about internships here.

Typical wages in Australia

Shovel Labour and farming
Around $30 an hour, or more with trade experience. Farm work can vary, with fruitpicking often paid by how much you pick.
Stein of beer with frothing top Bar work
$17-25 per hour, plus tips and an awesome social life? Laughing all the way to the bank. Plus, free digs in some rural areas.
Plate with a knife and fork Hospitality
$17-25 per hour plus tips, with corporate hospitality and big events such as the Melbourne Cup paying up to $50 an hour!

Frequently asked questions about working in Australia

How do I work in Australia?

The job market in Australia can be competitive and working holiday makers are all vying for the best jobs. The best way to find work quickly is with one of our Hello Australia starter packs which include job assistance, one to one support and accommodation.

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 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.

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 you can work for any one employer for a maximum of six months. If you wish to stay in Australia for longer, you'll be able to qualify for a second year visa if you have completed the required three months of specified work, which backpackers usually complete on a farm.

Need a little more inspiration? Check out our STA Travel blog!

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