• Australia
    • Sydney
26 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Apartment Guesthouse Hostel
Primary Language
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Membership to our SWAP community, jobs listings, local assistance for the entire time you're in Australia
Cost of Working Holiday Visa included
Two nights of accommodation (optional)
Accommodation option if you'd like your first few nights'
Nov 10, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
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About Program

If you've always dreamed of living and working Down Under, our famous SWAP Australia program is the perfect helping hand to get you started on a year of new adventures.

You'll have a home base (at our hosting centre in Sydney) plus a team of local experts who will help you with everything you need to set up and succeed in Australia.
Whether your focus is finding a great job or traveling around, we've got you covered with heaps of information like local job listings around the country, help finding great places to live, travel tips, and a community of new friends. We also take care of getting your visa and booking your first few nights' accommodation before you leave. We want your trip to be all excitement with little stress. Take it from the thousands of Canadians who have gone on SWAP Australia-we'll have you feeling like an Aussie local in no time.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Getting Away

SWAP was one of the best decisions of my life. I had the chance to get away and had the support of the team to help me get there! I decided to travel to Australia for a year and it was honestly an easy process to go there.
"Down Under" was a beautiful place and full of so much adventure. I lived in Sydney for my first few months and got to work as a server. I met so many awesome people doing the same thing as me from all over the world. I met lots of people from the UK, America and Italy! In Sydney I found it was the hub of travelers and a great starting point for me in my experience.
I was able to get a job pretty quickly, found housing soon too and even met some lifelong friends from taking this leap.
After living in Sydney and spending Christmas and New Years there I traveled the East Coast and had over a month of on-the-road adventures. I got to go kayaking, beach bumming, scuba diving, sailing and hiking to some beautiful locations. It was probably the best month of my life because I got to experience so many amazing things and even tried Skydiving!!
After a month of travel I worked on a cattle station for my 88 days to get my second year visa and loved life in the outback!
I traveled around the outback and down to Melbourne too finishing off my trip there before headed home. The beauty of the red center is unlike anything else I've ever seen.
I would 10/10 recommend getting away for a year or just getting away too! I am a better person because of this decision I made and I am thankful SWAP made it so easy and straight forward for me!

27 people found this review helpful.
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Three, Two, One, JUMP!

The moment I bought my plane ticket was nerve-wracking. The only thing I can compare it to is something I experienced a few months later, it pretty much felt like I was in a plane at 15,000 feet, and there was no turning back, I was about to jump. So I put my fears aside and I took the leap - I headed to Australia. Since it was my first time going abroad on my own, I was pretty nervous so I signed up with SWAP. They connected me with other travellers before I left, answered all of my questions and sorted out my visa in record time, so I was feeling much better about the whole thing. When I arrived, I stayed at the SWAP-recommended hostel and was lucky enough to make friends there that I stayed in contact with throughout my entire stay. They travelled with me and encouraged me to do once-in-a-lifetime things, like learn to surf, and yes, eventually even try skydiving. With the help of the hosting centre, I organized everything in the first couple of days - bank, phone, resume, etc. The apartment and job followed shortly. It was smooth sailing and I knew I could always drop by and talk to the staff if I had any questions. The pay in Australia is pretty good so with the money I saved, I travelled around and got to enjoy life in a new and exciting place. Living and working abroad changed my perspective on everything. When I came back to Canada, I missed my friends, the incredible beaches, and Caramello Koalas, but I was a better version of myself in every single way. I pushed myself to be more outgoing and more open-minded. I learned to live life to the fullest and that's something that I will always carry with me. I soared out of that plane somehow and made a graceful landing and it was all thanks to SWAP. So if you've been thinking about it, just do it, take the leap, you won't regret it!

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