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Suggestions for work in Oz??

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1. Posted by Kerzel_luise (Budding Member 2 posts) 37w

Hey guys! I'm flying into Adelaide in February this year and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on jobs around Oz? That would be great! :) thank you!!

2. Posted by LifelongVaga (Budding Member 20 posts) 37w

Depends how long you want to work for. There's always picking around at different times of the year, but if you're looking for 'proper work' if you have a working visa, you can just apply for regular jobs. I worked on a farm for a short bit around Port Parham (maybe an hour about Adelaide), but it wasn't even for a company. Just like a random couple. lols.

This may or may not help: http://www.backpackerjobboard.com.au/categories/

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 37w

Assuming you'll be there on a WHV, and will be wanting to do specified work to qualify for a second year, check the harvest guide for when which regions of the country have high season for picking which types of crops.

Call centers, bar work, cleaning hostels, and general office work tend to be the other backpacker mainstays, but if you have experience in some in demand skills (IT, nursing, construction, etc), you can do a whole lot better than that. What matters more than anything else is also your own attitude (and pure luck) - some people spend months without finding any work, others chase down something within the day.