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Working Holiday in Australia (Plus)

4.8(1935 reviews)
Working Holiday
6 to 24 months
18 to 35

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Trip overview

Australia – The Land Down Under. Famous for friendly people, world-class beaches, and unlimited fun.

Australian people are well-known for their sense of adventure. Discover the country that inspires this adventure by living and working in Australia for up to 2 years on a Working Holiday. 

You could wing it and try to do everything yourself. Sure, some people do, but more often than not, it’ll be confusing, expensive, anxiety-inducing and time-consuming heading to a land unknown for the first time. This is an experience you’ll likely only do once, and the last thing you'd want is to be returning home with your tail between your legs just after you had your going away party (& blown all your savings). But, luckily, we've spent over 10 years working on the solution that over 75,000 others before you have chosen, as the world's leaders in working holidays. What if you could instead:

  • Have your Australian job sorted before you fly (earning $21+/hour) – All done virtually from home (with no job fairs to travel to, unlike our competitors) + unlimited extra job matches.
  • Land a job almost anywhere, from tropical island resorts to outback pubs, with the largest network of partner companies loaded with perks like free or discounted staff accommodation, tours + more.
  • Meet others before you go through our exclusive app. Join Global Traveller side-trips & meet-up events too.
  • Save time, money, and stress with your own dedicated Trip Coordinator.
  • Get help with flights, travel insurance, accommodation, visa applications & more.
  • Experience awesome tours & activities when you arrive to help you settle in.

The ultimate way to have a hassle-free working holiday. Working to live (and not living to work), meeting other travellers, waking up every day to a new adventure, and making everyone back home severely jealous of all your stories.

Land in Australia prepared & excited, not anxious and scared - life’s too short for that.

*For a similar trip with the essentials only, check out this Working Holiday in Australia package. Keep a very careful eye on dates though, as capacity for both these trips are limited.


Guaranteed job match pre-arrival*

A lot of companies don’t hire travellers, but we partner with many of the best that do. This means you will be pre-matched with an open position before you even arrive (or in your first couple days). And we're so sure of it, that you can get your trip refunded if we don’t. (*TCs apply)

Unlimited extra matches*

When it’s time for somewhere new, tap into our national database of Partner Organisations to keep funding your travels. *No limit on matches when you’ve given required notice to leave & remained professional.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Working holiday visa guidance

Get your working holiday visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

After a long flight you won't want to navigate public transport! Our local team will book you a private car to request once you've landed to whisk you to your included accommodation in style.

4 nights of hostel accommodation

Don’t get stuck or overpay for accommodation when you first arrive. Kickstart your trip with 4 nights in a 4-6 bed dorm at a top-rated hostel in the heart of the Gold Coast or Melbourne. Meet new friends, check out the sights, chill, party - we’ll leave it up to you!

"Welcome to Australia" virtual orientation

Our virtual orientation will get you up to date with everything you need to know about living and working in Australia. You’ll be an Aussie in no time!

Local life essentials

We'll give you an Australian mobile number & SIM with loads of data & credit for your first month, and help set up your Australian bank account and Tax File Number which you’ll need to work in Australia.

Bar crawl (Melbourne*)

You haven't been to Melbourne if you haven't experienced its nightlife, known for being the best in Australia - and why not do it in style? Join the city's #1 bar crawl with up to 100 others for an unforgettable night with VIP entry and free shots at four of the hottest bars around. *Melbourne arrivals only.

Surf lesson (Gold Coast*)

Surf's up! Feel on the top of the world and make everyone jealous back home while you catch waves on a 2-hour lesson at world famous Surfers Paradise beach. *Gold Coast arrivals only.

Skydeck or walking tour (Melbourne*)

Get high in Melbourne by heading up 300m to the Southern Hemisphere's highest observation deck. Soak in breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding coastline. Prefer something a bit more terra firma? Instead, you can opt for Melbourne's top-rated Walking Tour, where you'll explore the city's famous laneways and alleyways while learning all about the iconic city, its history and some hard to believe stories. Stop in for tastings along the way with mouthwatering flavours you wouldn't find on your own. *Melbourne arrivals only.

Australian wildlife encounter (Gold Coast*)

Come and explore Australia's incredible native wildlife! Spend the day feeding kangaroos, cuddling koalas, and making some amazing memories. *Gold Coast arrivals only.

Aussie experience day (Melbourne*)

Time to get your Aussie on with your choice of an epic day trip! Option 1: Phillip Island - home to 32,000 little penguins.  Although these penguins are the smallest species of its kind in the world, they'll leave you with the biggest smile! Witness the fascinating Penguin Parade, as well as taking in some stunning coastal vistas. Option 2: Great Ocean Road - one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world. On your trip from Melbourne, take opportunities to snap incredible photos and spot Australian wildlife like kangaroos. Don't miss the incredible surf beaches and guided walk in a rainforest to the 12 Apostles in Port Campbell National Park. *Melbourne arrivals only.

Aussie experience day (Gold Coast*)

Your choice of two unforgettable day trips. Option 1: Byron Bay - Experience the iconic home of surf & hippy culture. Soak in the sun on jaw-dropping beaches, spot dolphins from a famous cliffside lighthouse (+ whales from June to October!) and explore the epic bars, restaurants, cafes & shops. Option 2: Springbrook - Get lost in the depths of gorgeous tropical rainforest. Visit the majestic Natural Bridge and Springbrook National Park, renowned filming sites for UK's "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here." Here, prepare to stumble upon exotic wildlife, lovely waterfalls, and incredible views. *Gold Coast arrivals only.

Great Barrier Reef excursion

Discover the beauty and mystique of Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays! On a full-day sailboat excursion (lunch included), you can explore the world-famous Whitsunday Islands and even snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. And, for the perfect finale to an unforgettable experience, you’ll get to enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise back to the shore.

Permanent accommodation resources

If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our local team can provide you with links and advice so you can find a place to stay. In most job locations, you’ll be able to connect with like-minded travellers who you could join for a fun house share.

Ongoing local team support

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice, a shoulder to lean on (literally) or you’re looking for your next job opportunity, our local team on the Gold Coast will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.


Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


Invites to Global Getaways

Be invited to exclusive customer only bucket-list side trips, so you can meet new friends and see more of the world while abroad.


Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more


To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Can you picture it? You’re working on a tropical island at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. After cooling off with an afternoon swim, it’s time to meet your new international besties for a sunset beer at the local pub. Time to start planning the next great adventure. Outback road trip? Ski trip over to New Zealand? Or is it time for a quick jaunt up to Bali?

All this sorted without potentially spending over a month or longer hunting for a job in a foreign country with no income and your savings dwindling by the hour!

Get a job sorted before you land with our Guaranteed Job Match Pre-Arrival*, the ultimate way to explore another country without having to chew through your savings like most people who decide to wing it generally do.

Our robust trip planning process, perfected after serving tens of thousands of Global Travellers since 2008, includes visa guidance and a virtual interview you can do from the comfort of home.

Our team will be in your corner to answer any questions you or your family may have too, so you can exchange most of those nerves with pure excitement about the adventure of a lifetime ahead.

Accommodation? We can help with that as well. Your first 4 nights are covered at a top-rated hostel in the heart of Melbourne or Surfers Paradise, depending on where you choose to start out your adventure. After that, some jobs provide staff housing at a really low rate (but these ones can go quick).

If your job doesn’t, our team can provide you with links and advice on securing yourself a houseshare - yet another reason why going with Global means you get the best of the best with access to a local team and two local offices in Melbourne & the Gold Coast (unlike our competitors).

And when it’s time for a change of scenery during or after your initial job, book a cheap flight up to Asia where the money you’ve been earning in Australia goes a long, and very fun, way. Or better yet - hop on an exclusive Global Getaway alongside other Global Travellers to a bucket-list location!

And lucky you – you’re earning more than enough in full-time positions where you get 100% of your earnings (unlike some recruitment agencies), to thrive and still have some left over for spontaneous trips or general shenanigans. 

While you get your fix for adventure during these adventures, you’re not worried about finding a new job or running out of money. Why?

Because you told your dedicated Trip Coordinator about your plans and that you’d like to secure your next job opportunity, in a completely new and interesting part of Australia before you left. 

Our team gets to work and the whole of Australia stretches out in front of you. Will your next job be at a trendy cafe in a beachside town? A historic pub in the outback? Or a ski resort in Victoria? (Yes, Australia has ski resorts. Yes, we’re sure)

We’ll leave it up to you. And with the largest network of partner companies – you could land a job almost anywhere in Australia.

You’ll have an instant friend group wherever you end up, too – even if you decide to take a job out on a fruit picking farm in the countryside (..to satisfy the requirements for a 1-2 year extension to your working holiday visa).

Because our social network app – gWorld – connects you with other Global Travellers in your area. So you can meet up for a surf, grab a drink, or just talk to someone with the same accent as you.

We take care of pretty much everything so you don’t have to. 

BUT! There’s a catch….

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance, or more! Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited, and intakes are closing off regularly without much notice. So if you’re serious about living in Australia, check dates & prices now to get things started before you’re too late, or too old.

With our Book Now, Decide Later option, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take up to a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and matching you with a job opportunity before you go*. 

If you’re after the ultimate, and the best, working holiday to Australia out there, complete with everything you need and 24/7 worldwide support, click the red box and follow the quick & easy steps to secure your spot. You, your parents and your bank account should thank us later.

If you’re looking for less, but still want to travel with the best, check out our other Working Holiday in Australia package too (but this one is our best & most popular).


To qualify for this trip you must meet the visa requirements, and have 6 months of paid work experience by time of arrival.

What extra costs will I have?

Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

Before you leave

We’re on your side from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, and in your hands well before you leave.  Your personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here.  Most travellers have their job match before they’ve left home. If you haven’t had yours within 4 days of arriving, we’ll extend your accommodation for free until you do. And if you’re not successful with your first interview - no biggy! We’ll just keep trying (*see TCs for details).


When you arrive, a driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. You’ll be staying in a top-rated hostel in downtown Melbourne or Surfers Paradise for your first 4 nights. Spend your evening getting to know your new friends in your hostel or go out and explore what the nightlife has to offer.

Day 2

Time for your virtual orientation! Your Trip Coordinator will help you get your bearings with this virtual orientation. You’ll also set up your bank account, Tax File Number, and get a local SIM card loaded with 20G data, unlimited talk & text in Australia, and some international call credit so you can phone home.

Day 3 & 4

Melbourne arrivals: See this world-class city the right way by choosing between an award-winning walking tour or heading 300m up for a bird's-eye view from the tallest observation deck in the southern hemisphere. And when night falls, you'll get to experience Melbourne's infamous nightlife by heading out on a bar crawl alongside up to 100 other party-goers. You'll also get to embark on an unforgettable day trip. Choose between a visit to Phillip Island, where you'll get amongst a colony of 32,000 little penguins, or, a tour along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Gold Coast arrivals: Get set for a proper Aussie welcome. You’ll head off to an Australian wildlife sanctuary where you can hang out with koalas, kangaroos, and all the other weird and wonderful animals found only in Australia.  You have a choice of day trips, too. Option 1: the sights of Byron Bay – hippy stronghold turned trendy surfer paradise, or Option 2: the Gold Coast Hinterland – home to the unique rainforests found only in this part of the world.  


We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our Australian team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Remember, you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters. Stay connected with Social, where you can reach out to your Community Manager, stay updated with events happening in the country and chat with Global Travellers near you. You will also be invited to traveller meet-ups and exclusive Global Getaways, giving you access to short bucket-list side trips to awesome locations so you can continue to make new friends and see the world together. If you plan on doing a shorter working holiday to Australia or after just the essentials, check out our other Working Holiday in Australia trip.

Working Holiday jobs & locations in Australia 

Land an entry to mid-level job in Australia which will be fun and social, so you can make friends, learn new skills and have the freedom to explore down under! Located all across the country, here’s a list of the industries most of our Australian Partner Organisations are in, and where you can expect to find yourself being matched with too!

  • Hospitality, like bars, cafés & restaurants
  • Tourism, such as theme parks & tours
  • Island Resorts & Hotels
  • Ski Resorts (Not a typo!)
  • Australian Outback
  • Second Year Visa roles
  • Labour & Construction
  • Sales & Promotions 
  • + More

From coastal towns to rural landscapes and bustling cities, a working holiday in Australia offers a wide selection of iconic locations. We’ve got connections to host companies dotted all over the country, so you could find yourself working in any of these Australian destinations!

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne 
  • Brisbane 
  • Gold Coast
  • Perth
  • Fraser Island
  • Townsville
  • Port Douglas
  • The Outback
  • Whitsunday Islands


Robert H
Very happy to be in Australia, good help from Global Work and Travel. Nice to have everything sorted out for me and helped with everything. Accommodation is good and nice to meet new people from around the world. Lovely city and good weather.
Luke H
Top tier service! Would travel with them again. They have been very helpful with my flight and living conditions. The people on the phone have been very patient and my meeting at the Global headquarters went very smoothly. Can't say enough good things about this travel agency.
Raimundo T
Very good service and the staff are exceptionally helpful. I found the experience thus far fun and enjoyable. Australia is extremely hot however this has not hindered my level of excitement from being here at this current moment. It is fun and the people are nice.
Ashley E
Stacey has been so helpful and kind through all the processes with getting me to New Zealand. She is very friendly and I love how everyone who I have spoken to is just so welcoming and it instantly feels like I have already made friends. Everyone really lightens the mood and really makes it all about you and your experience. I have been overwhelmingly excited about this and can’t wait to finally go through with it!
Taylore-Beth S
The service was amazing and very thing was done smoothly and stress free. Will highly recommend to friends and family.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 90 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

Flexible trips

The unexpected can happen sometimes. Can't travel right now? Swap your trip, gift it or save it for later with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee.

Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 90 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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