Working Holiday in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth
When you discover Australia with TravelWorks, you have the chance to choose among four different starting cities, each of which has its own personal charm. Will it be bustling Sydney, beachy Melbourne, sunny Brisbane, or laid-back Perth? Wherever you decide to begin your Australian adventure, you will have access to our partner organisation's office and services in all four cities for the duration of your working holiday.
Working Holiday in Sydney
Sydney – in this pulsing cosmopolitan city, a boat trip to the impressive Darling Harbour is an absolute must. You’ll have a fantastic view over Sydney’s skyline, taking in the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stroll through the old part of the city or along the Sydney Cove, or explore one of the many museums around the Royal Botanic Gardens at the beginning of your working holiday in Sydney.
There are a few gorgeous beaches near Sydney, above all Bondi Beach. Here, you can sunbathe, surf, and just simply relax. Or, you can take a trip into the Blue Mountains, a stunning natural world heritage site about 50 kilometres west of Sydney. Bushwalking through the endless eucalyptus forest in one of the nearby national parks is another once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Working Holiday in Melbourne
When you start your working holiday in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria, you will be swept up in the exciting beach atmosphere and hopping nightlife, especially in the bright amusement park area of St. Kilda. If you’ve had enough of walking through the city, you can relax in the expansive garden area directly across from the Victorian Arts Centre Spire, a prominent landmark, or explore the city’s surroundings.
Near Melbourne you will find several lovely nature parks, the Victorian Alps, and the Great Ocean Road, on a craggy 132 km coastline, with spectacular views. The Australian Open at the beginning of the year is a must for tennis fans, and you won't miss another charming quirk of this cultural capital: street art. Internationally-recognised as a centre of street art, Melbourne is dotted with buildings decorated with colourful murals and paintings.
Working Holiday in Brisbane
Brisbane is the sunniest and most well-relaxed city in Australia, with over 200 parks and gardens where you can unwind. Stradbroke Island, fondly called "Straddie" by the locals, is the favourite weekend excursion destination of the “Brisbanites”, including more than 100,000 students from the city’s three universities. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are not far away, luring tourists with their incredible swimming and surfing areas.
Just as impressive as the beaches is the exclusively Australian wildlife in the region of Brisbane. The Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the largest protected area for koalas in the world, and is sure to be a highlight of your working holiday in Brisbane.
Working Holiday in Perth
The remotest large city in the world, Perth is a lively place – about 75% of the citizens of the state of Western Australia live in the laid-back atmosphere of this charming city. With access to 19 beaches within the city limits, you can also enjoy exciting excursions in the surrounding natural paradise. Start your working holiday in Perth, the metropolis at the edge of the Outback!
The closest large city, Adelaide, is located more than 2,000 kilometres away – but you won’t miss out on anything living in Perth! Aside from outdoor activities at the beaches or in park areas, cultural institutions like museums and theatres make the city one of the liveliest of its kind Down Under.
Our Services and Prices
- Support, help, and advice from an appointed programme coordinator before departure
- Extensive guidance and support when applying for the Working Holiday Visa
- Help when taking out travel insurance
- Possibility to book a cowboy training course, surfing course, or diving course in Australia
- Possibility to book a diving course with subsequent volunteer work in Fiji.
- Possibility to book an English language course