Thought I'd join this group as I have been granted an Oz working holiday visa and my flights has just been confirmed. I'll be arriving in Sydney at the end of August. I'm so nervous that fact I'll leaving my job after 7 years. I intend to seek jobs after I arrive. I would like to work in an office environment where I have many qualifications. Does anyone know whether it'll be straight forward to get a temping work? Or can you recommend any agencies in Sydney?
Hey Clare, August should be be fine for finding work in Sydney, its the tail end of winder, hence low season, so not so many travellers looking for work.
I can't recommend any agencies though soz
Not long to go now, you must be getting excited!
This is probably the biggest agency in Australia, check them out.
Good Luck with your travels, & good on you for taking action
Don't forget to visit NZ while your down under as well..
Hi Cel, go to www.jobmap.com.au. This is the most comprehensive listing that covers all agencies. At least you will know what agencies are available. www.seek.com.au is a fairly major site as well. You'll need a tax file number and a bank account and stuff. Quite easily arranged; some companies can do it all for you.
Freespirit is another one www.freespirit.com.au, I think.
Travellersxpress at level 3, 249 Pitt St can look after your tax refund and superannuation refund next year. They'll also help you track your financial records. Careful here though. There are some dodgy dudes in that part of the industry.
Have a look at www.seek.com.au.
You can do customised searches for jobs that match your requirements.
About tax refunds, I got mine through Tax Back, they are quite slow though...
Lotsa jobs in Sydney at www.travellersatwork.com.au