Absolute Perth Jobs
A week of fun in the sun & 12 months' job support
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Group Size: Maximum 22
Trip code: UOAP
Duration: Up to 12 months
Sugar white beaches, leafy parks and buzzing nightlife – Perth is an absolute peach, and the perfect place to kick off your working holiday. Enjoy an epic week of partying in Perth, bronzing your bod on the beach at our basecamp in Dunsborough, sipping Sauvignon in Margaret River, soaking up history in Fremantle and meeting the quokkas on Rottnest Island, before starting your Aussie job hunt in week 2. With 12 months’ access to our amazing jobs database, and the full support of our experienced jobs team for the year, you’re sure to find your dream job super-fast. It’s an incredible way to explore one of the most amazing countries on Earth, while getting paid at the same time! Best of all, you’ve got a ready-made group of mates to start your adventure with – get ready for the time of your life!
- Enjoy 12 months’ support from our jobs team and access to our jobs database
- Spend two nights in Dunsborough basecamp, just a stone’s throw from the beach
- Explore the vineyards and beaches of magical Margaret River
- Stay in a quirky former prison in Fremantle
- Take a bicycle tour of beautiful Rottnest Island and meet the quokkas!
Absolute Perth Jobs is the perfect introduction to living and working Down Under. Before your job search kicks off, we’ve lined up an epic week of fun in the sun, during which you’ll make friends for life and get set for your job search, as well as exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Western Australia. Beyond week 1, you’ll have the full support of our experienced jobs team for 12 months, as well as access to our comprehensive jobs database – amazing!
Week 1 – Perth fun
Day 1: Arrive in Perth. Make your way to our starting accommodation in the heart of the city. Drop your stuff before meeting your group leader and your new travel crew at 4pm to find out about the adventures we’ve got in store and share a delicious welcome dinner!
Day 2: Job session & city fun. This morning kicks off with a comprehensive jobs info session covering everything from finding and applying to jobs to interview technique. Then take a walking tour of the buzzing city, finishing with a 400m zipline over the Swan River – whoop!
Day 3: Perth to Dunsborough. Head to our beach basecamp in beautiful Dunsborough. With jaw-dropping bays, crystal-clear water, and lush forest, you’ll have to pinch yourself to check you’re not dreaming. Watch the sun go down over the ocean before a barbecue dinner under the stars.
Day 4: Margaret River. Take a day trip to the stunning Margaret River area today for some of Australia’s best wines and most beautiful scenery. We’ll explore the region’s many highlights, including Canal Rocks, Surfers Point Lookout, the Margaret River Township and more – amazing.
Day 5: Dunsborough to Fremantle. We’re headed to ‘Freo’ today for rich history, a thriving café scene and hip street art. We’ll spend the next three nights here staying in a totally unique accommodation – the former Fremantle Prison, built in the 1850s!
Day 6: Rottnest Island & meet the quokkas! Hop on a ferry to gorgeous Rottnest Island this morning. We’ll explore the car-free island by bike, discovering dazzling beaches and secret coves – keep your eyes peeled for the quokkas! It’s our final night together so go large!
Day 7: Fremantle free time. Today’s yours to continue exploring Fremantle or to do some job hunting. The team will be on hand if you’ve got any questions or need any help with preparing for working and living in Oz.
Beyond week 1 – living and working in Australia
Once your intro week is over, it’s time to start the job search! Our team are available to give you all the support you need over the next 12 months. From CV and interview advice and tips on how to search for jobs, to travel planning and accommodation support, we’ve got your back.
As part of our package, you’ll be given a 12-month membership to our online job database. New jobs are published daily by employers who are searching for seasonal workers or working holiday makers. Jobs are varied and all over Australia. Some of the most common types of work include hospitality, au pair/ nanny work, construction, trade, harvest and farm work and bar work.
In summary, the job programme includes:
- 12 months’ support from our jobs team
- 12 months’ access to the online jobs network
- Comprehensive jobs info session
- Working holiday job guide
- CV and cover letter assistance
- SIM card
- Tax file number setup
- Bank account setup
- Medicare application assistance (please ensure you can provide TWO forms of ID)
- Accommodation support
Please note: All activities, inclusions and itineraries are subject to change.
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The programme begins on day 1 (which is always a Monday).There are no activities planned until our welcome meeting at 4pm, so arrive at a time that suits you. You’ll need to arrange to fly into Perth Airport (PER) on day 1 or earlier. The easiest way to get from the airport to the city is by taxi, which takes around 20 minutes.
If you’d like to arrange any additional nights of accommodation before the trip begins, speak to your travel adviser for more information.
This package includes 6 nights’ accommodation during your first week, in centrally located hostels in Perth, Fremantle and Dunsborough. Rooms are 6-10 bed shared dorms, but twin and private room upgrades may be available on request.
Beyond the first week, many of our travellers rent apartments, often with the new friends they’ve made in week 1. Our local team will be able to help you with accommodation options either in Perth or elsewhere in Australia. The minimum contract for rental properties is usually 3 months, but some agencies may ask you to commit to 6. If you’d rather keep things flexible, a hostel can be a great option for a base without commitment. Most hostels will negotiate a reduced rate for longer term stays.
3 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch are included during the first week of the trip. You’ll need to buy all other meals yourself. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.
This trip is only available to 18 – 30-year-olds due to Working Holiday Visa (WHV) age restrictions. British citizens within these ages are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa.
You can apply through us by selecting + WHV in the dropdown menu when booking, or you can arrange yourself. (Please note: If you have a criminal record, you are still able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, but we will not be able to process your visa for you.)
You can find more information on the Australian Working Holiday Visa here.
To be eligible for a visa, you’ll 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 your stay in Australia
- Meet health, character and financial requirements
- Have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (unless applying for a second visa)
- Be outside Australia when you apply and when 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
You’ll 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.)
Please note: Visa rules are subject to change, and you should check their status before you travel.
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.