Absolute Darwin Jobs
Earn $18- $35 AUD an hour in the Northern Territory!
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Group Size: Varies
Trip code: AUDA
Duration: 12 months
Pack your bags for the adventure of a lifetime in Australia, where you’ll enjoy the most gorgeous landscapes and earn great money with Australia’s unbeatable wages in the Northern Territory. Enjoy Darwin’s stunning natural beauty, exploring national parks, luscious rainforests and amazing wildlife. Begin with a week in a centrally-located, popular hostel, meeting like-minded travellers and finding your feet in your new life Down Under! Then you’ll receive 12 months of support from our professional jobs team, who’ll support you in getting your Aussie job! Dive in and get job hunting in fantastic Darwin!
- Earn big in Oz - The Northern Territory offers some of the best wages in Australia!
- Spend a week in a buzzing hostel and celebrate the beginning of your Darwin adventures!
- Meet fun, like-minded people as you search the area for a great job
- Enjoy incredible personal support from the local jobs team
- Kick back and relax! Bank accounts, tax numbers and SIM cards are all sorted out for you!
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Why work in the Northern Territory?
Darwin and the Northern Territory is THE up-and-coming location in which to find paid work in Australia. With a wealth of varied job opportunities to apply for and some of the best wage rates in Australia, plus the chance to head off the well-known paid work and tourist trail, this job package is one hot employment ticket!
Meet fellow travellers and find work in a huge variety of industries, all whilst living in this breathtaking landscape! During your free time, you’ll explore the natural beauty of Darwin and the stunning surrounding area. Experience up-close wildlife encounters, swim with crocodiles and adventure lushious national parks, dipping in waterfall pools and trekking bush walks through the rainforest. The Northern Territory offers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, along with an unbeatable chilled-out atmosphere!
Start your adventure hassle free as we organise the first 7 nights of accommodation, located in the centre of Darwin so you’re close to all the action. Settle in and start looking for your first amazing job, with expert support from our local team.
You will receive:
- Support from the local team for up to 12 months
- 7 nights accommodation
- Assistance finding work in industries such as hospitality, construction, trade, farm work and admin roles
- Australian bank account
- Optus sim card
- Tax file number
- Free mail holdings
- Travel discounts
- Free breakfast
- Selected free dinners
- Free use of study rooms
- Free wifi and use of computers
- Student floor only rooms
2nd and 3rd Year Working Holiday Visas
If you wish to stay and work in Australia for an additional year after your first visa expires then you just need to do 88 days of specified regional work during your first year in Australia. With this programme you can apply for jobs which would qualify you for the 2nd year visa for Australia!
Furthermore, if you qualify for a 2nd year working holiday visa and then spend 6 months during your second year doing regional work, you can also apply for a 3rd year working holiday visa too!
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You will need to arrange your flights to arrive into Darwin International Airport on your start date. A free airport shuttle service is included which takes you to the centre of Darwin, close to your hostel accommodation.
You will receive 7 nights’ accommodation during the first week. You will stay in a centrally located hostel, including a free breakfast every day, whilst you settle into your new life Down Under.
What do I do about accommodation after the first week?
After the first week, most of our travellers choose to rent an apartment, often sharing with the new friends they have made in the first week. The jobs team in Darwin will be able to advise you of suitable accommodation options in The Northern Territory. You can expect to pay around £150 per week on average for rent in Australia. The minimum contract is normally 3 months but some agencies will ask you to commit to six months. Alternatively you can extend your stay in a hostel, which offers cheaper rates for those that want a long term stay. You can often walk in and get a room that day but we recommend that you make a reservation the night before. Depending on where you stay, you can expect to pay around £140- £175 per week in a hostel.
Please note that when you are working in Australia, you will earn more than enough to cover any living expenses such as rent, food and bills. If you would like any more information about costs and accommodation please speak to your travel advisor for more details.
Due to Working Holiday Visa (WH Visa) age restrictions, this trip is only available to 18-30 year olds. As you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. You can choose to book your Absolute Darwin programme with the visa included.
Please note: If you have a criminal record, you are able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, but due to the specific information required while filling out the application form we will not be able to process your visa for you, and this must be applied for individually.
This Working Holiday Visa is available to passport holders from:
- the Republic of Cyprus
- Hong Kong SAR
- the Republic of Ireland
- the Republic of Korea
- the Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Are you a USA passport holder? People with a USA passport can apply for a similar visa called the Work and Holiday 462 visa. Gap 360 cannot apply for this visa for you, however once you obtain this visa it will allow you to participate in the Absolute Darwin programme.
To be eligible, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
- Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
- Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
- Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
- Meet health, character and financial requirements
- Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
- Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
- Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
- Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
- Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
- Have health insurance
How to apply:
You can choose our inclusive visa booking option and we can process your Working Holiday Visa application for you, or you may wish to apply for your own visa via Australian Immigration.
You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate.
Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.