Work & Travel Australia

Experience all the exciting possibilities of living and working ‘down under’! Explore the outback, dive at the Great Barrier Reef or enjoy the vibrant city life of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne. On our Work & Travel Australia program you have complete flexibility to live and work anywhere in Australia for up to one year. Program participants have free use of our resource centers located in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for the duration of your time in Australia.

“Best work experience ever!  I got to meet and work with people from all over the world – a situation that I will never experience again!” – Australia NZ Program Participant

Choose from several arrival packages including Basic, Essentials and Farm stay.

Essentials package
  • Assistance obtaining a Work and Holiday Visa. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to secure your visa.
  • Pre-departure assistance and guidance to help prepare for your trip to Australia.
  • Program Handbook – Includes tips on What to pack, Money Matters, Surviving the flight, Arrival in Australia and much more!
  • Detailed Welcome and Travel Presentation held every weekday
  • Job workshops every weekday – Learn how to build an effective resume (CV), how to source jobs and successfully apply for them, how to generate interviews and how to conduct yourself during the interview.
  • Job assistance for up to 12 months – talk to one of our experienced Job Specialists to receive customized information and advice about how to secure the perfect job for you.
  • Assistance opening a bank account.
  • Tax File registration number (required to be able to work in Australia)
  • VODAFONE SIM card
  • 12 months International YHA membership
  • Access to Work n Holiday’s Member’s Area where you can search for jobs, accommodation, and chat with other participants
  • Use of office facilities for work purposes
  • Unlimited internet access
  • 24 hours Emergency Hotline
  • Mail holding and forwarding
  • Free luggage storage (Sydney only) for the first 4 weeks!
Basic package
  • Essentials Package, plus…
  • Two nights’ accommodation (with breakfast) at a 4.5/5-star hostel.
  • Free bus transfer from the local airport (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) to your accommodation
Farm Stay package

Our Farm Stay package offers pre-placement on a conventional or organic farm for 4-16 weeks. You will help on the farm for 20-30 hours per week in exchange for meals and accommodation.

The package also includes:

  • Essentials Package, plus…
  • Two nights’ accommodation (with breakfast) at a 4.5/5-star hostel.
  • Free bus transfer from the local airport (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth) to your accommodation
  • National WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) membership

Please note we will need a minimum of 6 weeks to find a suitable farm placement. If you are dissatisfied with your placement after arrival, a replacement farm will be found free of charge but it may take up to 2 weeks to find another placement.

Eligibility

You must:

  • Have a valid US passport
  • Be between age 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Able to produce proof of support funds in excess of AU$5,000 on entry to Australia.
  • Not bring children or dependents with you to Australia on this program.
  • Not have previously worked in Australia on a Working and Holiday visa.
  • Meet health and character requirements.

Apply to Work & Travel in Australia