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485 days ago
There are many things you need to consider before you travel to Australia, like where you want to go, what to bring, and what cheap travel insurance to get.
When you are visiting with a year long working holiday visa, you also have to consider what kind of work you can get and where, as well as try to plan when you will need to start looking. Lucky for you, Australia has a lot of choice when it comes to short term jobs that are high paying and relatively easy to get. In fact, many places rely on backpackers and travellers to fill seasonal positions. Here are a few examples of what jobs you can get in Australia to help you plan your year abroad.
In Australia, tourism is a huge industry that requires a lot of workers all year round, but especially in the summer months. If you are friendly and hard-working, the best places to look for hospitality jobs are in the tourist areas, such as Sydney, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Apartments, hotels, bed and breakfasts, backpacker hostels and other tourism companies are always looking for temporary workers to pick up the slack during the busy season.
If you are a very diligent and have a strong back, then harvest work is your best option in Australia. Not only can you make a lot of money in a short period of time, but getting a job is as easy as calling up a farm and telling them you are available. At any given time it is harvest season somewhere in Australia, and so it’s the perfect kind of work for you to be able to travel all over the country and earn some cash when you need it. Make sure to consult the Harvest Trail Guide to find out where the work is and when, so you can plan your trip accordingly.
If you have any experience working on a farm, there is always work for you in Australia. Depending on the season, dairy and sheep farms all over the country need good, strong workers to help with regular maintenance around the farm. Many orchards also have some work for people even in the off-season for duties such as planting and pruning to get ready for the next season.
Australia has a great program to get people from overseas to come and help out in the homes of regular Australians as nanny or au pair workers. This program brings people together to exchange cultures by having the overseas helpers live with the family to live and help out around the house. This is a great opportunity for travellers between the ages of 17 and 30 to come and work for a family for a few months and really experience Australian culture while making a bit of travel money. There is often a lot of work in this field in the summer months, and your tasks are mainly just light housework and babysitting. If you have any qualifications such as previous childcare experience or first aid training, then you should have no problem finding a great family to come and live with.
So plan well and be open to the employment possibilities that this diverse and exciting country has to offer. Happy travelling!