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Work and Travel Australia

Work and Travel Australia 6 February, 2014Leave a comment

Australia is considered to have one of the strongest economies in the world. It also has a warm climate, beautiful landscapes and political stability. On the whole the standard of living in Australia is high.

So let’s all fly over today and start living the dream…right? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that.

You must understand the immigration procedures, the living conditions and how to create an effective Australian job application.

Before all that, however, you must find a job in Australia. To carry out the Australian job search it is necessary to be aware of the best resources to use and also where exactly in Australia you should go to. After all, Australia is a pretty big country – the 6th largest in the world to be exact at 7,692,024 km2. 

On top of learning about the best areas to work in Australia, it is important to know which are the best places to travel to once you’ve arrived in Australia. There’s a lot of great places to see so you don’t want to miss out.

So where are the best places to work and travel in Australia?

Where to Work and Travel in Australia

  • Sydney, New South Wales: the cosmopolitan capital of New South Wales, with famous landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is a large city where job opportunities are available.
  • Melbourne, Victoria: not as expensive as Sydney, Melbourne is a great place to live if you’re looking for good food, a cafe culture and a beautiful city.
  • Brisbane, Queensland: Brisbane has a lively social scene, great weather all year and is easy to get around.
  • Adelaide, South Australia: not as developed as the previous cities, maintaining some old-fashioned charm. With beautiful parks and a laid back atmosphere, Adelaide is nice medium-sized city to live in.
  • Perth, Western Australia: Perth is more geographically isolated than the other cities on the West Coast but is a leisure-oriented city and a good place to live.
  • Hobart, Tasmania: the small capital city of Tasmania is small but has a relaxed atmosphere and maritime feel.
  • Canberra, the capital city of Australia: not the most popular tourist city due to the fact that it was purposefully built as the administrative centre of the nation, but worth looking into if you want to find a job in the political and business sector.

Other Places Worth Visiting in Australia

  • The Outback: not the best place to work with around 90% of the Australian population living and working in coastal regions but certainly worth travelling around.
  • The Great Barrier Reef: the largest reef in the world at 2000 km long. Located off the Queensland coast, with its complex of islands and underwater delights, this is a must see whilst in Australia.
  • Uluru or Ayers Rock: a large sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territory’s Red Centre. You should definitely try to see them when in Australia.

Working Holiday Visa

If you are looking to work and travel temporarily in Australia you should consult our section on the Working Holiday Visa.

Work and Travel Temporary Jobs

Undertaking a temporary job in Australia will give you a unique perspective on the country and boost your travel funds.

Best Student Cities in Australia

If you are a student looking to travel, live, work or study in Australia, it is useful to know what other students’ rank as their favourite city in Australia. We asked 100 students their opinion about Australia’s best city based on a number of factors, and the results can be seen on our designated page below:

Work and Travel Company in Australia

It can be difficult to travel in Australia without some kind financial support. On the link below you can find a list of our top 5 favourite work and travel companies in Australia that will help you organise your work and travel plans down under.

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