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Land Down Under

Work and travel in Australia

Never have I ever… surfed before work in Bondi, dived the Great Barrier Reef, worked in a vineyard, camped in the Outback. Australia – makes you lose at hostel games. 

€100 off all working holiday Australia programs! Use code OZ100. Book by 29 Jun.

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Chase the sun


Why work and travel in Australia?

Barefoot islands, lush rainforests, tropical reefs… Australia has natural wonders by the bucket load. Along with legendary surf towns like Byron Bay and some pretty out there Outback towns (looking at your Alice Springs), it also does cool and cosmopolitan cities in spades – with a flat white, rooftop bar and boho boutique on every corner.


Need to know before you go

Where to go

Australia practically invented the ‘work when you want, travel when you want’ working holiday mentality. You can work anywhere, choosing to pick up casual or career jobs in iconic cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane of Perth – or work to fund your adventures on the road. Select our Ultimate option for Job Hub access for your whole visa.

What it pays

Australia has a high minimum wage, currently AUD $20.38/hour. The cost of living can be high, so opt for stints of resort work or seasonal work such as fruit picking which often includes subsidised accommodation. If you're looking to do professional or trade work, your earning potential will be much higher – just remember you need to change employers every six months.

When to go

Australia’s laidback attitude has a lot to do with the weather, but it’s not beach hair and board shorts all year. Oz has long summers (Nov-Mar) and mild winters (Jun-Sep). But as with all things nature-related in Oz, there are extremes. Like snowy ski resorts in New South Wales and Victoria in winter, and cyclones in the tropical north in summer.

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All Australia Programs

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Book a call with USIT

Don’t call us, we’ll call you. All our USIT team have worked the world, so are here for real talk and authentic advice about where you can go and what you can do.

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We do the work

Earn as you explore

Been inspired to take it on the road? Bar the flights and arranging your leaving do, our team do everything you need to get there. From helping you set up an overseas bank account and finding a job, to sorting your accommodation when you arrive.

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Free virtual info event - Tue 6 June '23 @ 17:30

1-year Grad USA | Everything you need to know

Let's play a game. Final year student or recent grad? Want to live and work in the USA for a year? If that's a double 'yes', then log on for our Grad USA team talk to find out everything you need to know about making the move Stateside after college.

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Free virtual info event - Thu 15 June '23 @ 17:30

Work & travel Australia | All the intel plus €100 off

Thinking of blowing this popsicle stand for a new life in the sun? Don't miss our Australia travel talk for the low down on living and working Down Under. Plus there's €100 off all our Work Australia packages before 29 Jun. Ripper.


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