WHY DO AN AUSTRALIA WORKING HOLIDAY?
Reasons to think about moving to Australia from Ireland. Well, there’s the sun. And the iconic cities. And the AUD $20 an hour minimum wage. And the shared cultural interests (pubs, rugby, singing in the pub, singing after the rugby). And then there’s the sun again. Let’s face it, if anywhere in the world was a walking advertisement for why humans need vitamin D in their life, it’s Australia.
The liveable cities, high minimum wage and backpacker-friendly job culture makes travelling to Australia from Ireland to work a rite of passage before your mid 30s. Whether you focus on career-related roles in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth; or pick up casual backpacker work in bars and restaurants as you travel, our working holiday packages make applying for your visa and finding a job simple.
About the Visa
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You must be 18-35 (inclusive) for Irish, Canadian or French passport holders, and 18-30 (inclusive) for other eligible passport holders.
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You must be able to prove you have AUD $5,000 in support funds when you enter Australia.
You must hold one of the following passports: Ireland, United Kingdom, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam.
Once your visa is granted, you have 12 months to enter Australia. You can then stay for 12 months, working for one employer for no more than six months. If you do three months of ‘specified work’ in regional Australia (includes farm work, fruit picking, bushfire recovery, construction in rural areas, and more) you can apply for a second and third Australia working holiday visa.
About our packages
OPTION 1: ESSENTIALS (start anywhere)
Australia working holiday visa, 12 months’ travel insurance, 12 months’ job support + working holiday essentials including bank account, tax file number and SIM.
OPTION 2: ALL IN (start Sydney or Melbourne)
the above + airport pick-up, 3 nights’ hostel accommodation, 1-on-1 employment session, CV assistance, city tour, sightseeing, pub crawl, and more.
OPTION 3: COMPLETE (start Sydney or Melbourne)
the above + 6 nights’ accommodation, overnight road trip, surf lesson, some meals and drinks, a work/travel guru guide and 22 of your soon-to-be best friends.
WHY YOU NEED IT
Why struggle through your visa form and hustle for a job, when we can do it for you? Our working holiday packages set you up with everything you need for life Down Under. We apply for your working holiday visa for you before you go (partly to make sure it’s done correctly and partly because we assume you have better things to do), plus set you up with all the dull-but-important stuff (Aussie bank account, SIM card etc) to save you time and money when you get there. Plus, our 4-day ALL IN and 8-day COMPLETE itineraries help to set you up with a job, friends and a social life.