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Finding work with cheap/included accomodation in Australia

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1. Posted by timsasago (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3w

Hello. 25 year old male, with some experience in cooking/hospitality jobs, and a tad in farming, going to arrive to Perth soon for the start of my working holiday visa.

I'm wondering if anybody has any advice regarding the best way to find work that includes cheap accommodation and meals. I've read several blog and forum posts about this kind of work - usually remote taverns/pubs/whatever else they are called, with accommodation around $100 per week - but looking online, the job boards don't have all too many postings. I suppose as with other jobs, the best way to find this kind of work might be to physically be in Australia. But where to go from there? Hope that the hostel I book has a robust jobs board and helpful staff? Ask other backpackers? I won't have a car so driving around to various "remote" places to hand in resumes is not an option. I suppose I could call a bunch if the hostel has a phone?

The reason I'm interested in this kind of work is that for money-saving purposes, having accommodation and meals for around $100 a week is a huge advantage.

But really I'm just as or more interested in farming work as I am in hospitality/cooking. It's just that from what I've read, harvest jobs rarely offer accommodation and meals. But I could be wrong about that?

Thanks for reading! if you've got any advice, it would be wonderful. Maybe with the abundance of working holiday visa holders over there, things become much clearer once the plane has landed?

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Oct-2016, at 01:58 by timsasago ]

2. Posted by Ewensing (Budding Member 6 posts) 2w

Hi, great that you are keen to travel and live in Australia. Australia is a pretty friendly place for travellers. There are lots of pubs, cafes etc around that will happily accept travellers. i don't live in Perth but I think if you got a hostel in the city you will easily be able to access public transport and cafes etc. Sydney is a great place for the type of thing you are looking for. If you situated yourself on the east coast it's easy to travel from Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane by plane.

You could look up seek:


But Australians are very friendly, when you arrive I'm sure people will happily point you in the right direction.

3. Posted by Ewensing (Budding Member 6 posts) 2w

Also Byron bay in northern NSW is also a great place for travellers.