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need advice about finding a job

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific need advice about finding a job

1. Posted by tobygosheron (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y


I am planning on going to Australia from October to late Feb/early March. I originally had enough to see me through but I did intend to work but i've recently booked up a month travelling Europe so i'll definitely need to find work in Aus.

However, i'd still like to explore a large portion of the East coast of Australia in the time i'm given. It seems like it might be tricky getting work if I'm going to be moving about a bit.. are there any specific jobs that cater for people like me and can someone give me some direction in how to find them.

I'm also worried that there will be a bit too much work and no play.. thoughts?

Cheers guys,

2. Posted by cheap az (Budding Member 91 posts) 1y

hi toby there is always work in the major cities on east coast such as melbourne sydney and brisbane what sort of work you looking for :)

3. Posted by tobygosheron (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

Hi there,

Honestly, I'm not too fussed about what I do. Ideally I'd like to get away from an office job. Wouldn't mind doing bar work and most things outdoors would be good.


4. Posted by Ciara_91 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

Just be careful.. i tried to get work in Oz and found in so difficult that i ran out of money and had to come home early :( If i could give you any advice it would be to get your regional work sorted Asap so you secure your 2nd yr visa and get some cash early on so your not dipping into the money you've brought with you. Then travel down the east coast which isnt all that expensive! Have an absolutely amazing time you'll love it!! Don't miss out on fraser island...absolute highlight!

5. Posted by redapple12 (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

u prolly would want a event job at a company they usually pay much in a few days as u work a lot. try to get jobs on major days like australia day u get a huge bonus. otherwhise i wouldnt recommend brisbane or sydney to work. better off in cairsn or melbourne.

6. Posted by Chiaraustralia (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

You can try to find a family and work as an Au pair!
I worked as an Au pair last year and it was a wonderful experience