• Australia
    • Sydney
4 - 52 weeks
Program Tags
After College Cultural Immersion Jobs Working Holiday

Program Details

Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
What's Included
Some Accommodation Airport Transfers SIM cards Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

- 3 Nights in a hostel - Housing Assistance - Orientation - Exclusive Member’s Lounge in Sydney and Melbourne - FREE Bank Account - Travel Experts to help with any of your travel needs - Physical mailbox for your mail - 24/7 Emergency Contact - 2nd year visa help - Medicare setup, if eligible

What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 06, 2019
May 24, 2018
46 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Are you looking to go to Australia and travel but want to work to support these travels?

This package is our original, and best selling– Work & Travel Australia Sydney – enables you to start your Working Holiday adventure in one of the most stunning harbor cities in the world. This program will get you set up with everything you need when you arrive offering the most comprehensive arrival services and support on the market. When you arrive, we will set you up in a hostel, help you with your phone, and file your tax information. We take all of the hassle out of working in Australia.

Once you are settled and ready to start working, you’ll also get access to our custom built online job board to help you search for work Australia-wide. Alongside that, we will get your availability and when a job opens up we will call you and place you directly in to work.

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Program Highlights

  • Make money to support your travels through Australia
  • Flexible job opportunities -- decide when you want to work
  • No - hassle tax filing, housing, and phone set-up

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Program Reviews

8.89 Rating
based on 9 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 77.78%
  • 7-8 rating 11.11%
  • 5-6 rating 11.11%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Housing 8.7
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 9.3
  • Value 8.1
  • Safety 9.6
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No, I don't recommend this program

Good for your first big overseas travel

I wanted to travel with an agency, because it was my first big overseas travel. And for my first travel experience it was nice to have somebody "in your back", but you definitely do not necessarily need it. I found a job through work and travel company a
very quickly, which was nice and comfortable, but a lot of hostels (especially in syndey) offer you something like a job desk or travel desk. Moreover it was nice to have like an australian adress, which you can quote whenever its required. And you can store your luggage as long as you like. But everytime i was in a work and travel office, and i was looking for travel advise, i always felt like they desperately wanted to sell some tour to me (doesnt matter if it was the best or cheapest option for me). I paid for the service of the work and travel company in advance and i felt like they still want to get more profit out of me (while i just wanted an honest advice about my opportunitys, even if thats means i am gonna buy a cheaper tour or whatever). So this was kinda disappointing. All in all i had a great time in australia with work and travel company and i am happy i chose them for my first travel experience, but the next time im gonna travel all on my own (good planning is the point)!

What would you improve about this program?
Stop to push programs (like the farm training program) on people. Its not that hard tp get a farm job, really, people dont need this overprized training stuff. And the surf camp is amazing, i went there too and i liked it too, but every time i was in the syndey office somebody was like "have you been to the surf camp?" - "surfcamp is amazing, have you been there?" etc., that was so annoying, im sorry
21 people found this review helpful.
Response from Work and Travel Company

Thank you for the review. We're glad you had a great time in Australia, and that we were able to help you find a job quickly.

We offer a travel service to give our members options to book travel and tour packages with a trusted company who offer unbiased advice based on our experience in the travel industry. Most of our customers are undertaking a big trip for the first time and want to know they have a support system to help them. We pride ourselves on providing our customers travel options at all price points, and being able to cater for all types of budgets and experiences. We recommend options (when our customers ask) that will result in the best experience for the customer, and then leave it up to the individual to make the right decision for them.

We're happy you had an overall great time in Australia.

Work and Travel Company

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Yes, I recommend this program

Ups and down with the best support

I was in Sydney for over then 10 month. i was traveling around cairns, goldcoast, south and west coast and it was beautiful. The travel desk in the office helped me a lot with the panning the trip and it made it really uncomplicated and we was able to enjoy the hole time from our holiday! I had a great trip and saw amazing things.
I was living the hole time in sydeny and I often needed a job. Especially at the beginning, because my English was not really good. The girls done really the best to help me and found me mutiple jobs witch was just fun and good money! Over work and travel I got jobs at a bar in Lunapark, on a party boat, in different wear houses and much more! They also support you with essential tips and tricks for work or just for the life general speaking. Especially Aimee helped me a lot with my life there, because of family problems back at my home country, she was just like a big sister to me. I needed someone to help me from some situation were you normaly just want to be at home. But work and travel make u feel they are there for you in every situation, it's not just a community - it's a big family! They are doing so much more for you then they have to do. Thanks a lot for the great support and for so much fun - I will never forget this amazing time and you guys!

What would you improve about this program?
The office gives you a lot of opputiunity. You can make friends and find work together at the desk. Or you can start planning your journey and the friendly stuff is always helpful with news, tips and discounts. They help you from the start till the end and with everything between as well
18 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Safe and Easy Program

When I graduated college in 2012 I knew I wanted to travel, but committed to teaching for three years first. As my three years of teaching came to an end I began looking for programs that were trustworthy and helpful. This program is exactly that. I first emailed the company and found a quick response. Then, was able to Skype and ask further questions, while getting to interact face to face, which put me a little more at easy. After deciding to move forward with this program, the whole process was extremely easy and very exciting. Within two months of my first contact, I was leaving for Australia with a job and a place to live. The transition was so easy, they really helped me get everything set up the first week I was here and provided me with opportunities to meet new people.

The family that I have been placed with has been absolutely wonderful! There was no surprises when I came here, everything was exactly what the program said it would be and what the host family said it would be. I wouldn't change anything about this experience.

I highly recommend this program.

Follow my Australian adventures at #2AppsDownUnder

20 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you WTC!

What an adventure!
I have been living in Sydney for 9 months and I absolutely LOVE it. Unfortunately it's time for me to leave and I am so thankful for everything that WTC have help me with. They have really made it so easy for me and I had such a good time here thanks to them. Especially thanks to Katerina at the work desk, she have been amazing and can always help you/answer your questions. The other staff members are of course also amazing but Katerina have been outstanding to me!! I always felt welcome. WTC help you with jobs (everything from bartending till work at an amusement park), meet other people that are in the same situation as you, organize trips and so on. Thanks to them I got plenty of jobs opportunities and I can't thank them enough for what they have done, once again especially Katerina! Of course it's been a challenge and always not easy but it's been easier thanks to WTC. If you are new in Sydney and don't know where to go or what to do, go to WTC and I can guarantee that they will be very helpful.

19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Gap year in Australia

Before coming to Australia I was scared to travel alone. But With WTC you meet new friends that are in the same situation as you. When I first arrived in Sydney WTC picked me up at the airport and help me set up a bank account and a new plan for my phone. I was in safe hands and I could ask them about anything. They helped me plan and book my travels when I went up the east coast. They made it so easy for me. They know the best places to stay and the things you must see and do during you travels. I had a great time travel in Australia all thanks to WTC. Everything I thought was going to be difficult was easy with WTC´s help. Katerina and Hannah at the work desk are always so nice and friendly, I always felt so welcome. They helped me find work that suits me. I promise you will never get bored. They have a big variation of work and that makes it even more fun. You never know where you will work next time. Some days I´m working as a waitress at the Sydney harbor and the next day I´m doing craft with children. Every new job is a new experience and I love to challenge myself. I have grown so much as a person and worked with jobs I never thought I would, all thanks to WTC.

20 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Program for Anyone

I'm not the typical candidate that applies for an au pair program. I am a 26 year old male from the United States. Needless to say, I was apprehensive about the opportunities that would be available for me in Australia. I had quite my job as a fifth grade teacher in order to travel the world before settling down, buying a house, and starting a family.

From the very beginning of this process, I was able to meet with a great staff that helped and reassured me about this process and was more than willing to address my concerns.

After making the life changing decision to move forward with this program, I was amazed and thankful for how easy the process was for me. There was very little that I had to do. I simply provided my information, and they created my profile for me. They found families that were interested in my services within days. Within a month's time, I was in Australia with family that I would share this amazing journey with for the next six months.

I highly recommend that you take this opportunity to move overseas and follow your dreams. Never regret the things you wish you should have done!

For more on my journey in Australia, feel free to follow the hashtag #2AppsDownUnder

19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Getting to work all over Sydney with people from all over the world!

Whether its been working in the Star Casino moving Pokies or serving beers and bundy colas at the NRL final in the ANZ stadium, you are always getting the chance to try different lines of work, see all sides of Sydney and work with other backpackers and locals. I've gotten to meet friends for life and make memories that will last a lifetime.
I randomly walked into the office looking for work on a Friday evening before closing and had work on the Monday and haven't looked back since. It's been a fantastic 6 months!

What would you improve about this program?
If the pub crawls/meetups with other backpackers were more and wider advertised.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Does what it says on the tin

The Work & Travel company have been a valuable ally during my stay in Australia. They provide a high level of support for anything relating to work and travel.

"Does what it says on the tin"

When booking travels, they have well traveled agents at hand to help, with plenty of prior knowledge and recommendations. They can also beat the best prices you can find elsewhere.

Finding casual work is done efficiently by the work team. Katerina and Hannah have set me up with shifts for quick cash, which is paid weekly, and I've never had any issues regarding pay.

What would you improve about this program?
As working has been a priority for me at times during my travels, I have been a bit overly reliant on the agency for work. They cannot guarantee a steady flow of work. It all depends on their clients requests. I would advise others to not rely on WTC as a soul source for work, but rather use them to supplement other part-time / casual work. Some weeks they can supply a good 5 shifts, others just 1..
20 people found this review helpful.

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