Work Experience in Australia
Australia is an incredible mix of vast red deserts and white-sand beaches, tropical rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, sky-scraping modern cities and the great Outback - not to mention its assortment of exotic flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. The Aussies offer foreign backpackers a myriad of paid work opportunities, and have come to count on temporary workers from abroad. Work and travel for a year in "Oz", and have the ultimate Australian adventure!
WE MAKE THINGS EASY FOR YOU
With our knowledge of the Australian job market, we make sure that you can easily contact potential employers, such as hotel chains and temporary employment agencies, so you can gain work experience in Australia more easily. Our partner offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane have a wide range of resources to assist you in finding work in Australia. Here you will find:
- A constantly-updated job database
- A CV-generator
- Computers with internet access
- Job-search advice from experienced professionals
- Notice boards with job offers
You can, of course, see if your fellow backpackers have a tip for the job of your dreams as you gain work experience in Australia.
You can expect to earn approximately AUS$ 12-15 an hour. Many jobs are paid on an hourly basis, but there are other payment possibilities. For example, you may be paid by the amount of fruit that you pick, package, or sort. About 29% is deducted from your payment in taxes.
Opening an Australian Bank Account
It is rare to receive payment for your work in cash. Employers usually transfer your payment directly to your bank account. Of course, you will need to open an account first. This is no problem with the help of our partners on location. All TravelWorkers fill out bank forms, which our partners make available within the first few days after your arrival. Shortly thereafter, the bank will issue your bank card for your new account.
In order to apply for a job in Australia, you will need a CV, which meets the requirements for Australian CVs. In our partner offices in Australia, you will have access to a CV-generator. Simply type in your information, and the programme will create a CV for you! Once you have saved the CV, you can access it anytime online, in order to update or print it out.
The Sky is the Limit...
With the Working Holiday Visa, the sky's the limit when it comes to your job choice. You can take on basically any kind of job, from a furniture packer to a hair dresser, chauffeur to market researcher, car washer to cleaning personnel. All you need is a little creativity and luck. Keep your ears pricked up for valuable hints from your fellow backpackers, and before you know it, you will be gaining work experience in Australia.
If your English is fluent and you can type efficiently, you can find work in an office. In any case, take written references with you as evidence of your work experience prior to Australia. References are necessary for any job you apply for. Aussies, just like the British, have a traditional view when it comes to office jobs. A formal work outfit is a must - especially during the job interview.
There are many interesting job possibilities in Australia. If you put some effort into looking and don't mind working hard, it isn't difficult to find a job. The Australians are very used to hiring backpackers like you, especially in the field of harvesting work. Keep in mind that searching for work can take a few days, and the work you find will only be temporary.