Work and Travel Company

Work and Travel Company

About

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 this balance is, and that's why we provide a unique service: we have recruiters on staff that work to place you into jobs, so you don't waste valuable time searching for work. We don't just help you, we get the job for you!

Want to travel but you're concerned about money? We ensure you have job offers, so you can afford the trip you're dreaming of. Concerned about where you'll live in a new country? We can help you find the perfect place, in the perfect neighbourhood. Want to make new friends? Travelling solo? We have lots of social activities to help you feel at home. Whatever your concern may be, there is a good chance we can help!

Founded
2002
Headquarters

L2 / 231-233 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Australia

Reviews

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Spencer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Being able to leave all the hard work up to WTC was awesome! They supplied me with everything I would need to start living in Australia. I even did the welcome week which I would say was super worth it. I got to have accommodation set up for me, so I would not have to worry about it as soon as I got there. All of the activities we ended up doing too were all things that I wanted to do, and got to cross them off my list of things to do here. I still get emails for pub crawls were it is great to meet fresh faces and have free drinks! As long as you tell them you want to work they will without a doubt find you a job, and if you do not want to wait they have so many options on there job board. They are so willing to help me with anything!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Have so much more money! My first meal was pizza and beer and cost $35... was not ready for that.
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Cassi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved WTC as a program through which to work and travel in Australia. I was only 18 and it was my first time living on my own when I first moved to Sydney with WTC, and they made what should have been an extremely difficult transition much easier. Everything was super well-organised & they helped me with so many logistical aspects (a phone, a bank, etc); they had a great first week of super fun activities planned for travellers to enjoy, get to know Sydney, and make new friends; and every staff member is really helpful & friendly!! I'm getting ready to travel the rest of Australia but I wouldn't be able to do it without the help of WTC in regards to booking activities, accomodation, etc, and I certainly wouldn't be able to do it without the money I earned from the job WTC helped me get as well!!! Overall, it is an absolutely fantastic company that has really enriched my time in Sydney and I would recommend it to anyone.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could do this all over again, the main change I would make is to be more open to new people and making friends. Even if it's overwhelming at first it's really beneficial in the end!!!
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Astrid
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Joelle
5/10
No, I don't recommend this program

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
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.

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Sebastian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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