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1. Posted by stephenmac (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

We are couple who will be in Australia in August, going to be there for about 3 months. We were wondering where would be best to get part-time work?

2. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

Brisbane is a great area for travellers to find work in :)

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Everytime I have been to Surfers Paradise (not too far from Bribane in Queensland), it has had thousands of jobs. They have been advertised in almost every shop window, so although I've never tried getting work there, I'd imagine you could walk in to a job pretty easy if you have the right personality.

4. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

Brisbane is definately a good place plus it has a campsite where you can rent a caravan or pitch the tent for very cheap only -3 mile from the city centre with great public transport facilities near by train and bus theres work at loads of car hire companys {easy to get part time hours in car hire} and i reccomend hallis recruitment they found me several jobs call centre and warehouse .
oh if you fancy the campsite its in Newmarket.
Later in the year try insuance company's as the storm season makes lots of claims and they take part time staff on to cover this .

Tully { qld} has all year round work on bananas , and the work never seems to be full time you get a day here and a day there which means you can explore the rainforest mountains and misson beach is nearby.

hope this helps you have a good one.

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7. Posted by scottsproj (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Melbourne has a pretty big hospitality industry. Provided your english is good enough you should be able to find it quite easy to pick up some short term work at some bar or club, infact your foreign status may increase your chances. However you'll probably be get paid in cash for this kind of work and although it will be tax free, it's unlikely your rate will be more than AUD$10 - $12.50 an hour.
James

8. Posted by Kicki (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi there,
plz excuse my rather stupid question but are all this jobs you are talking about only for those visitors with work-holiday visas?

since being over 30 years old and wanting to go to Australia for a couple of months - it seems not to as easy to get work.

9. Posted by milt1978 (Budding Member 32 posts) 9y

Hi Kicki,

I think what your asking is can you work, not where can i work for three months.

the shortest answer is no, not legally, with out a work permit you cant even do voluntary work. But you stay your over 30? so long as you arnt yet 31 you can have a WHM visa, a bit of a waste if your only going for a few months but if you dont soon you cant any way so why not have one
.:)