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.
We have hundreds of jobs to fill in Australia right now!
Chase the sun
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.
Return to Oz
Get a second 12-month visa
To qualify for a second working holiday visa, you must do three months of ‘specified work’ on your first visa. Already done? Talk to the USIT team about handling your second year visa application.
Free virtual info event - Tue 22 Feb '24 @ 17:30
Work & travel Canada - Everything you need to know
Looking for a fresh start? The most liveable cities and the coolest ski resorts, Canada is the ultimate working holiday. Join our travel talk for the need to know on visas and how USIT helps you land a job before you go.
Free virtual info event - Mon 26 Feb '24 @ 17:30
J1 USA with USIT - LAST CALL for summer '24
Your J1 ride or die, we’ve hollered around this rodeo a few times. For 65+ years in fact, so it’s fair to say we have this whole job thing covered. Log on to our virtual information session to learn more about USIT's famous J1 program and how you can start preparing now.
Free virtual info event - Wed 28 Feb '24 @ 17:30
Camp USA - Everything you need to know
Spend your summer living, earning and having the time of your life as an Activity Specialist or Camp Counsellor in the USA. Job placement and new BFFs included. Join our travel talk for the need to know on visas and how USIT helps you land a job before you go.
Free virtual info event - Mon 4 Mar '24 @ 17:30
Grad USA with USIT - Everything you need to know
Final year student or recent grad? You only have 12 months after finishing your degree to enter the USA on our 1-year Grad USA visa. In this free info session, we'll go through everything you need to know about who can go, how to apply and what positions you can do.