Ever thought of coming to Australia on a self-financing holiday? Just another name for a Working Holiday. Visas are available to people between the ages of 18 and 30 from a variety of countries – the visa conditions vary slightly, but you can work for at least one year.
Australia has reciprocal agreements with: the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada allowing you to gain a second year visa. If you are from USA, Chile, Argentina, Thailand, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea you can also obtain a 12 month visa.
The Working Holiday Visa allows you to work for up to 6 months with any one employer. Paid jobs are available in the cities in IT, hospitality, financial services, nursing and telemarketing. Jobs are also available on the coast with fruit picking and hospitality and if you go further inland you can work on a cattle or sheep station.
Helpful Tip – the more outback you go the more money you will save. With all food and accommodation provided with farm work and no shops to spend your cash in the dollars quickly add up! The longer you work the more you can save and then you can afford to take an unforgettable holiday around Queensland. After all that hard work and with all the incredible tours and fantastic hostels Queensland has to offer you’ll want to be able to afford to travel around the state for at least 6 weeks 🙂
If you have a Working Holiday Visa, are still under 31 and completed 3 calendar months of rural work you can apply for a second visa. Training is available for farm work as well as traffic guiding and hospitality. You can complete your RSA and RSG courses online which enable you to serve alcohol.
Gaining work experience in Australia is an incredible experience and likely to teach you life skills that you will carry with you forever. So check out these links below if your looking for work or want to simple have a gander at what opportunities are out there!
JobsOnTheCoast.com.au is committed to employment and career opportunities on the Central Coast, in the Hunter and now also in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
This site provides local employers with the opportunity to advertise their vacancies and connect with skilled and experienced candidates, who want to work in this spectacular region.
Our employment marketplaces are focused on facilitating the matching between jobseekers and employment opportunities, and helping hirers find candidates for advertised roles. Across our employment marketplaces we receive over 365 million visits to our sites every month and have over 3 million job opportunities available at any given time and over 100 million jobseeker profiles.