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1. Posted by RebekahL (Budding Member 14 posts) 45w


Would anyone be able to give me advice on how quick it would be to find a job down under!? Really panicking! I know long time away but still need help!

Also if anyone is looking to travel or share a room let me know , me and my boyfriend are flying out to Sydney, 22-23 and British! :)

Rebekah x

2. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 806 posts) 45w

While you are waiting for a response, do Google searches for things like - whv jobs in australia - & see what pops up.

Use the TravellersPoint search feature too, & look at 'groups' under the 'Community' drop down.

Have you researched your Work Holiday VIsa yet?


3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4958 posts) 45w

Do you know how quick it would be to find a job in the UK?

For Australia it's similarly unknowable. It depends entirely on your skillset, perseverance, time of the year, and a whole load of luck. There's people who walk into a few stores or bars with their CV, and start work the next day. There's others who apply to hundreds of places for months on end before finding something.

Generally I'd recommend starting to look for work about two months before your money runs out, estimating about a month to find something (I'd say well over 90% of backpackers, looking for backpacker jobs, should find something in that amount of time), and another month for your first paycheque to come in.

If you're looking for a specific type of work you're qualified for, it can take longer, except if the work frequently tends to be done on short term/project basis, and/or is highly in demand (like IT, nursing, or construction), in which cases it's likely to go faster.

4. Posted by RebekahL (Budding Member 14 posts) 45w

Many thanks for getting back to me! Great information I will have to look before couple of months before going out there! I will apply for agencies aswell!


5. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 550 posts) 45w

For a rough idea of jobs in Australia have a look at Seek.

6. Posted by RebekahL (Budding Member 14 posts) 45w

Thank you! I have looked on there! Is that an agency though or just jobs you apply online? X