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Where to look for work?

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1. Posted by munkeyboy (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

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Hey guys!

I finally booked my ticket to Australia flying into Cairns in mid Feb. I was wondering where the best area for a chef is to look for work in and around Cairns? Thanks!

2. Posted by isnoo (Inactive 77 posts) 9y

Hi Munkeyboy,

Cairns is a major holiday destination and it is FULL of hotels from 5 star downwards and a gazillion restaurants.

There are also many many places outside Cairns who could require staff - many resorts etc. Also there is a thriving yatching business up there - and many of htem require chefs on board.

I shouldn't think you would have much trouble finding work as long as you bring your paperwork with you.

However February is the monsoonal time (sticky and wet tropical weather)so there may not be as much work as in the dry season - March/April through to October (ish).

Good luck with your hunt and enjoy your time in Australia.

with regards


3. Posted by munkeyboy (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Hey Kathryn,

Thanks for the info!

4. Posted by pollyali (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

We've been in Oz for 2 months now and started in Melbourne, we couldn't get a job there but I noticed that every window I looked in they were wanting chefs, so I'm sure you won't find it hard wherever you go.