Australia is our most popular destination for travellers seeking paid work abroad, and it's not hard to see why! Due to Australia's Working Holiday Visa scheme, gap travellers aged 18-30 are snapping up the chance to earn money in a paid job in Australia.
With year-round sunshine, great wages, English-speaking culture, amazing adventure activities, stunning beaches, wonderful and interesting history, do you need any more reasons as to why Australia is the perfect paid work destination? Australia is famous for its buzzing cities such as Sydney, its party and adventure activities, it stunning beaches and islands and its natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. Work in this wonderful destination and enjoy a working adventure Down Under!
Australia's Working Holiday Visa scheme offers an incredible opportunity to find paid work in Oz! The Working Holiday Visa is available to travellers aged between 18-30 who are intending to work in Australia as a means of supplementing their travel funds. A working holiday visa should be obtained before you leave the UK and lasts for a year. You can book your Working Holiday Visa here with Gap 360.
If you find paid work in Australia you can expect to earn an average of GBP8.50 to GBP15 per hour, depending on the job and your experience. You'll soon save up some money to fund your travels and have unforgettable Aussie adventures!
The best way in to paid work in Australia is by signing up for a comprehensive jobs package. A paid work package will set you up with everything you need to find paid work in Australia, including a Tax File Number, Medicare, 12 months of job support and advice, CV reviews and access to a job search database with thousands of job offers all across Australia! Our most popular jobs package is our Absolute Oz Jobs, which includes a week of group fun and adventure in Sydney and at beach camp, plus 12 months of job support. We also have paid work packages available in Melbourne, Cairns and Darwin.
If you want to find paid work in the hospitality trade, or land a brilliant bar job, then Australia is the ideal destination to do this! Our paid work packages offer an awesome range of general hospitality jobs across the board. If you have previous hospitality experience you can sign up for our hospitality jobs in Australia programme and earn money working in high end hotels, bars and restaurants. Whether you want to serve cocktails in Sydney or tend a beach bar, there's a hospitality job waiting for you Down Under.
Australia has some of the most awe-inspiring outdoors landscapes in the world. Find paid work in the vast expanse of the outback with a paid ranch job, and channel your inner jackaroo or jillaroo with some ranch hand skills. There are also loads of seasonal farm jobs on offer in Australia, from fruit picking to cattle droving and more. Find farm or ranch work and make the most of the fresh Aussie air as you earn.
If you're looking for professional work experience abroad, Australia's lively cities are the ideal base to find work experience in a particular professional industry. If you want a challenging, well-paid office job or administration role, find a professional job in Australia and get earning!
If you are a qualified carpenter with at least 2 years experience you can head Down Under for a carpentry work trial and the chance to land a paid carpentry job in Australia. Share your carpentry skills and see all the stunning sights of Sydney in a paid carpentry job.
If you want to work as a gap assistant at an Australian boarding school and earn an allowance at the same time, this is the challenge for you! Help with teaching classes, sports coaching and general assistance at the school as you gain work experience working with kids and boost your CV. With accommodation and meals included in term time, the school holidays are your time to travel and spend your allowance money!
Join our sailing jobs programme in Australia and learn how to become a professional crew member, with the chance to find paid sailing jobs afterwards. Head out and explore the gorgeous ocean surrounding Australia, gain a professional sailing qualification and set sail into paid work in Oz!
If you are interested in any of our Australian paid work opportunities, speak to one of our travel advisors and find out how to kick start your Aussie job search!
Up to 12 months
Get a guaranteed paid ranch job in Oz
Aged 18-30 and looking for paid ranch work in Australia? This 9-day package includes 4 days relaxing in the beautiful beach resort of Noosa, 5 days ranch training and a guaranteed paid ranch job in the Oz outback, with wages typically £8.50 to £15 an hour!
Up to 12 months
Combine adventures in Thailand and paid work in Australia on this top trip!
Combine our top two gap travel programmes in one unforgettable trip! Go on a 3 or 4 week Thai Adventure, followed by our Absolute Oz paid work package in Australia, which includes one week of fun in Sydney, and the chance to typically earn £10 to £15 an hour!
Up to 12 months
Adventure travel + paid work on the Aussie East Coast
Travel and work on Australia's East Coast on our Big Aussie Adventure. Includes awesome travel along the East Coast from Cairns to Sydney, plus a paid work package so you can earn on average £10 to £15 an hour in Oz – amazing!
Up to 12 months job support
Find paid work, earn, travel and explore Down Under!
Work and travel in Australia! This paid work and travel package includes 1 week of fun in Sydney, 12 months of job support and a travel pass along the East Coast. Expect to earn between £10 to £15 an hour!
35 days minimum
A massive combo of top Aussie adventures!
Explore Australia's East Coast on this ultimate tour, which includes some of our most popular Aussie programmes: Have fun in Sydney, learn to surf, travel with hop-on-hop-off pass and enjoy adrenaline adventures in Cairns!
Earn a weekly allowance of AUD240-360, completion bonus of AUD500, plus accommodation & meals included!
Work as an Au Pair in Australia for 6, 9, or 12 months and expect to earn between AUD240 and AUD360 per week! Live with a host family, gain amazing childcare experience, earn a weekly allowance and explore Oz. A 2-day Sydney orientation, plus all accommodation and meals are included!
Up to 12 months or longer
Party in Thailand, work in Australia & tour New Zealand in one top trip!
Explore Thailand, Australia and New Zealand on our awesome Adventure, Work & Party programme. Enjoy a Thai Adventure, find paid work in Oz and tour New Zealand - don’t miss it!
Up to 12 months or longer
Our multi-stop round the world adventure!
Our amazing Global 360 trip is packed with all our favourite programmes! Choose from four awesome round-the-world packages or design your own Global 360 and add in your dream destinations or activities.