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how hard to find bartending work in AUS?

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1. Posted by jordan22 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

i am thinking about going to australia in march'06, i am going to want to bartend for awhile. does anyone know how hard it would be to find a job around march? i am an experienced bartender and also do flair as well. please let me know if you have any info. thanks

2. Posted by airliassas (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Not sure about other states...but in melbourne it is relatively easy to find bar work especially with flaring skills. Just appraoch as many bars as possible (especially down flinders lane in the city center) and you are bound to find work. You could also try some of the bigger clubs like metro or next blue. (or classy clubs near chapel street - boutique, station, room) I literally walked into a bar on flinders lane with no experience whatsoever and got a job. Of course it will depend on how long you intend to stay for as well...SO GOODLUCK

3. Posted by ROLLonOZ (Full Member 36 posts) 11y

If you wanna work behind a bar in NSW you've gotta have a RSA Certficate (Responsible Services of Alcoho. It cost $85. Its ok though, its only a three hour lecture and an open book test, no big deal really. Have fun and good luck