Apply to Work & Play in Australia

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Get a job in Australia

Promotion ends August 31, 2017

What is the Working Holiday Visa?

This visa is for 18-30 year old Americans who want to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months. The visa application costs $335 USD and takes about 6 days to be approved. Once you arrive in Australia, you can choose from a wide variety of jobs, and average wage is $22 AUD ($17 USD).

  • Be 18-30 at the time of application
  • Hold a passport from a participating country or region
  • May not be accompanied by dependent children

Explore Jobs in Australia

Map of Australia States

What jobs are available?

Below are just a few of the job opportunities you'll have in Australia

If you enjoy interacting with all kinds of people, a job in hospitality is perfect for you. You can serve food, drinks, or even live with a family as a temporary au pair.
Server, Bartender, Hostel, Au Pair, Tour Guide
Get your hands dirty in one of Australia’s many agricultural positions. Planting, digging, picking, harvesting - take your pick! You can also work with farm animals or be a ranch hand.
Agriculture, Working with Horses, Wineries
Can’t be bothered to stay inside? Choose from an array of jobs that involve the great outdoors! Whether you love the water, animals, or beautiful parks, Australia will provide the right job for you.
Scuba Diving Instructor, Wildlife Conservationist
For a more professional experience, why not consider taking an internship? You can build your resume and professional skills, then continue on your travels around Australia.
PR & Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, Fashion, Startups

Places to Work

Australia has job openings in a variety of interesting places

With over 500 national parks, you'll have plenty of location options to choose from. You can help protect state forests, conservation reserves, marine parks, as well as the native flora and fauna.
National Parks
Freycinent, Kakadu, Royal, Flinders Ranges
If water, sand and sunshine are your cup of tea, find work along one of Australia's many beaches! Embrace the beach culture as you make enough money to take off and travel some more!
Noosa, Burleigh, Main Beach, Surfer's Paradise
For the true adventure, look no further than the Australian bush. You can work on a sheep station (ranch), learn how to handle a tractor, or round up cattle on horseback!
Uluru, Kalgoorlie, Alice Springs, Kimberley Region
More metropolitan oriented? Head to one of Australia's fantastic cities for your work experience. Work and save up in a hotel or restaurant before heading out on an adventure to the outback.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

Things to Do

You'll have many adventurous activities to choose from during your time off

Australia is definitely in favor of the adventurous spirit. If you're keen on quenching that adrenaline rush craving, there is no shortage of high intensity activities available.
Skydiving, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Kayaking
For lovers of the great outdoors, there are incredible sights from coast to coast. You can also visit zoos and conservations with kangaroos, koalas, sharks, or even a Tasmanian devil.
Nature & Wildlife
Great Barrier Reef, The Twelve Apostles
Take the time to learn about the aboriginal history of this island nation. You can also experience the cultural influences post colonization.
Sydney Opera House, Music Festivals, Aboriginal Tours
The best way to see as much of Australia as possible is to take a long trip. After working and saving for a few months, pick a mode of transportation (or several) and get out there!
Train Rides, Road Trips, Surf Camps, Wine Country

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Where do I find a job? How do I set up a bank account? Leave your contact information, and we'll put you in touch with our partners on the ground who can connect you with employers, help you meet other travelers, and give you a full welcome tour of Aus.

You'll also be entered to win $1,000 towards your flight to Australia.