Work and Travel in Melbourne, Australia

Location
Australia
Length
4 - 52 weeks
Housing
Hostel
Age
18 - 30 years
9 travelers are looking at this program

About This Program

Want to start your Work and Travel Australia adventure in Melbourne?

Opened in 2016, our Work and Travel Australia Melbourne package will give you the same Sydney big city life with a touch of fashion, colour and culture that has seen Melbourne be voted as one of the most livable 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.

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
What's Included
Some Accommodation
Airport Transfers
SIM cards
Wifi
More info on what's included:

- 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

3 days hostel accommodation included in this package. You have a choice to extend your hostel stay, we can help you find longer term accommodation when you have arrived in Melbourne or you can find something independently also. It's really up to you!

Meals are not provided on this program

Pricing

One Week
$478 USD

Location

Location:
Melbourne
Currency:
Australia Dollar
Weather:
Jan-Mar
79 F / 55 F
Apr-Jun
68 F / 45 F
Jul-Sep
63 F / 43 F
Oct-Dec
75 F / 48 F
Airports:
Melbourne Airport
( MEL )

Melbourne is the culture capital of Australia and generally considered the more "hip" city in Australia. There is always something to do in Melbourne, as it is always teeming with events like: internationally acclaimed festivals and sporting events. When you aren't at one of these events the city still has a bustling scene filled with museums, cafes, breweries and beaches.

Hosted by Work and Travel Company

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure?

For nearly 20 years, Work and Travel Company has been helping travellers have unforgettable working holidays or gap years in Australia, NZ, and the UK.

A Working Holiday is about balance; you want to work and make money, but you also want to have fun and travel! We know exactly how important...

Reviews

93%
based on 6 reviews
  • Housing 8.7
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 8.7
  • Safety 9.3
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Astrid
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great support and so many friendly people!

The WTC Team supported me from day one and whenever I needed help I knew I could just ask one of the many friendly people at WTC. They always tried to make my experience abroad the best possible and helped me plan and book exactly the travels I wanted. If you want to work and live abroad, WTC is definitely a good choice if you're looking for support in finding jobs, a place to live and booking your travels.

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Sebastian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic

I had a great time in Australia and the staff of Work & Travel Company were also a reason why. They're really nice and helpful. Hollie and Luba at the travel desk were a great help when I was looking for a Job and Mat at the travel desk had some special offers and helped to plan my trip or I just had a talk with him to get some ideas myself. You can also go to the office if you have some questions, need a computer/printer or just fast Wi-Fi. That's really good especially in the first week. Also it's always a place were you meet other nice backpackers and have a little chat. Overall it was a really great experience and I would recommend this program!

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Hauke
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was excellent

We are three guys from Germany and we had a beautiful time here in Melbourne. Josh and Laura from the work and travel company supported us not just while searching jobs and appartements. They also supported us while planing a travel route and with all other questions that we had. I can just recommend the work and travel company. They're all very smart and nice people who do their best to help you having the best time of your life here in Australia.

Cheers
Hauke

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Sophia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My start in Melbourne

When I arrived in Melbourne and was starting my work and travel experience there I was actually really sceptic. Melbourne is such a big and diverse city so that one might get the feeling to get lost in it. How am I supposed to find a job here and be able to save up some money? Therefore I was so glad to be supported by the WTC office in Melbourne. Not only did they arrange some casual jobs for me but also helped me to find something on a more long term base. And of course they made it clear and very easy for me to come over whenever I need an advice wether according to working, traveling or living in Australia. With that help and support I was able to start my gap year very optimistic and motivated. Thanks for that!

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Magdalena
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Why WTC Was A Good Choice

I decided to take a gap year from my studies back at home in Warsaw, Poland. I figured I needed a fresh start, gain new experiences, and meet different people. As soon as I discovered the Work & Travel Company I had no doubt their help would be essential. I wanted to feel safe and look back upon my time in Australia as a great adventure, not a series of difficult, stressful and frightening situations. Thank to WTC I knew that someone had my back and that I could rely on their help whenever I needed it. This was the perfect option, considering I came here from far away, and had no friends or family in Australia I could turn to for help.
It has not been my first time traveling far from home for a longer period of time, and I understood how somethings maybe hard to figure out at first. The cool thing about being a member of the WTC community is that upon my arrival I had everything taken care of in less than two hours. When I came into the office for the first time, the WTC team helped me out with setting a bank account, getting a tax number (essential, if you want to work in Australia), a phone number, and a place to live. Not to mention, that after a looong flight I didn't have to worry about finding transport and a place to sleep to help me get over jetlag in piece.
After three days, I was completely settled in, and all I had to do is find a job. Obviously, like everywhere else in the world, finding a job is an individual task. I found jobs on my own, but the WTC team got me a few casual shifts at a great cruising ships company in the meantime. I ended up enjoying the job very much, and soon I was offered a full-time position at the company.
I owe WTC my piece of mind. They helped making everything easy and enjoyable.
If that is not a good enough reason to become a member, I will remind you of all the discounts that come along with it. The payment for the membership is paying of on all the discounts for trips, accomodation, pub crawls and other experiences.
Overall, thats a BIG YES for the WTC!!!

What would you improve about this program?
WTC could make it more clear, that they help in finding casual - one-day jobs. When I came here I thought it would take me a week, two the the most to start working regularly and quickly start saving for traveling. I understand, why it is as it is, but I expected more in that field.
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Dennis
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel saver

I was around 7 months in Australia. I definitely underestimated how hard it could be to find a job with just calling company's or handing out resumes. I got through WTC the opportunity to earn enough money to pay for food, rent and my travels and would head home after a few months without them. Even if it costs a bit money for the membership I already earned that money after my first day at work. The support is excellent and always flexible in case of emergency e.g. if you don't fit in your workplace you were just sent somewhere else immediately. Although it's sometimes quite it's usually possible to have work for an entire week which solved a lot of my problems especially in the end of my journey. You also get the opportunity to meet many different people and work on many different sites.
That was the reason why i extended my membership twice because it was totally worth it and I would work with them even longer if I would stay longer.

What would you improve about this program?
The office could open a bit earlier and close a bit later.

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