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Working Holiday in Australia

4.8(1935 reviews)
Experience
Working Holiday
Destination
Australia
Duration
6 to 24 months
Ages
18 to 35

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Trip overview

The ultimate global work & travel experience, complete with everything you need for an unforgettable journey working, travelling & living abroad for up to 2 years. Live and work in the land ‘Down Under’ with the ultimate Working Holiday to Australia. From bustling city skylines to the Great Barrier Reef, there are endless sights for you to discover in Australia.

  • Secure your job (earning $21+ an hour) before you fly with our Guaranteed Job Match Pre-arrival* + Unlimited Extra Matches* - All done virtually & no job fairs
  • Largest network of partner companies - land a job almost anywhere from the outback to the city
  • Meet others through our Social app, join exclusive Global Traveller getaways & meet-up events
  • Dedicated Trip Coordinator to save you time, money & stress from arriving unprepared
  • Assistance with flights, travel insurance, accommodation, visa application & more 
  • Get your bearings once you land with a range of awesome tours & activities

Don’t spend 4+ weeks job hunting in a foreign country with no income. Most travellers book 6-12 months ahead, dates are flexible, but spaces are strictly limited, so start planning today!

This trip is perfect for anyone looking for the ultimate working holiday experience, complete with awesome inclusions, round-the-clock support, and unforgettable excursions. For the bare essentials only, check out our Working Holiday in Australia ‘Lite’ trip. 

Inclusions

Guaranteed job match pre-arrival*

A lot of companies won't hire travellers. We’re partnered with many of the best local businesses that will. *Save time & money with a Guaranteed Job Match before you arrive or we’ll extend your initial accommodation until you do.

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

Meet other Global Travellers in the heart of Surfers Paradise. A 4-person dorm makes it the ultimate lodging for jet-lag recovery, or treat yourself and upgrade!

"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.

Aussie experience day

In your first few days, enjoy one of two epic experience days exploring the beach or rainforest. Option 1: Byron Day Trip - Get down to gorgeous Byron Bay, the world-famous home of hippy culture and one of the country’s best beaches. Option 2: Rainforest Day Trip - Head inland to some of the Gold Coast’s unique tropical rainforests. Visit the glorious Natural Bridge & stunning Springbrook National Park, where "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here UK" is filmed! Both are small group tours returning late afternoon.

Australian wildlife encounter

Spend the day walking amongst Australia’s amazing native wildlife and get the chance to feed kangaroos and cuddle koalas.

Surf lesson

Get an introduction to the Aussie way of life in your first few days with a 2-hour surf lesson on the beach of Surfer's Paradise, Australia's best beach.

Great Barrier Reef getaway

Spend a weekend in iconic Airlie Beach exploring the world-famous Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef. We’ll put you up for two nights in one of the best central hostels and include a full day’s outing on a sail boat to go see the stunning Whitsunday Islands up close, including lunch, snorkelling and a sunset cruise home.

Permanent accommodation support

If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our local team can give you the tools and advice to help you find your perfect home.

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.
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Social

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.

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Global Academy

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

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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.

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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

Qualification

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

We understand the goal of a successful working holiday is to find local, seasonal employment to use as a means to fund your travels around the country. We also know that only certain businesses and industries will even consider hiring a traveller. 

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Brisbane or Gold Coast Airport, your own private driver will be waiting for you outside. They’ll take you into Surfers Paradise to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel where we’ll cover the first 4 nights for you. Relax, make some new friends and settle in!

Day 2

Time for your virtual orientation with your Trip Coordinator in Australia. This is when you will set up your bank account and Tax File Number so you’re all ready to start working. Our team will also give you an Aussie SIM card loaded with 20GB of data, unlimited Australian calls & texts and international calling credit, so you can easily keep in touch with loved ones back home! 

Day 3

Today’s the day you get the ultimate Aussie welcome experience! We’ll give you passes to a local Australian wildlife sanctuary to meet koalas, kangaroos and almost every other Australian animal there is, a choice of day trips to either infamous Byron Bay where you can see its sights and catch some rays or the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland to get a nature fix! If you're heading off to your new job right away, this inclusion remains valid for any future time you'd prefer to use it instead.

Day 4

Most people have their interview before they’ve even left home. If you haven’t received yours within 4 days of arriving, we’ll extend your accommodation for free until we do. That’s how confident we are that you’re going to crush this. If you’re not successful in your first interview, don’t stress, we’ll keep trying until we find you a great job! After you’ve had your 4 nights stay on the Gold Coast, it’s generally time to move on to where your new workplace is. If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our team can help you find the perfect home.

6 months+

After successfully completing your first 6 months as an Australian local, you might want to experience a whole new location, job or just take off and go travelling! Get in touch with your Trip Coordinator when you’re ready to experience paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. Head up to stunning Airlie Beach for two nights, with an included day’s outing on a sail boat to see the world-famous Whitsundays up close. We’ll be here when you decide it’s time for something new.

Ongoing

Our team will always 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. Don’t forget 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. 

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
  • Farming (exc. animal agriculture)
  • 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!

  • Melbourne 
  • Brisbane 
  • Gold Coast
  • Great Barrier Reef 
  • Daydream Island
  • Hamilton Island 
  • Lady Elliot Island
  • Fraser Island
  • Townsville
  • Port Douglas
  • + More

Reviews

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 100 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

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

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?

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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 100 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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