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1. Posted by Subz (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Hey everyone :)

Finally got into Australia and I'm in Melbourne at the mo. I'm here for just under 3 months but while looking for jobs most of them seem Permenant or 6 months+

Can anyone recommend any jobs? Methods in getting a job would be greatly appreciated too. I spoke to another guy who had just finished up 6 months here and he said I should just lie about my length of time here if it helps me get a job. What do you guys think?

I'll do just about any work, be it physical or not, I just want a decently well-paid, temporary job!

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by lfcfanuk (Budding Member 24 posts) 6y

I am going to Melbourne and I am looking to work while I am there.. I am not really sure what to expect but someone told me about www.helpx.net its where you go and work on a farm/ big house and they put you up and feed you.. Some of them seem in remote places but I like that anyway.. I was thinking of going to one of these first and try and get a job while working on a farm...

Don't know if it helps

3. Posted by Subz (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Thankyou mate I'll take a look

Harvest/Farm work seems to be the best way to go i think

4. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 6y

Hi, welcome to Melbourne. (And Australia). Try Gumtree For fruit picking in Victoria, March and April there's apple picking at Red Hill, which is on the Mornington Peninsula, Buckland Valley up near Bright, Stanley just south of Beechworth. The latter two are in country Victoria.

5. Posted by lfcfanuk (Budding Member 24 posts) 6y

Quoting Araluen

Hi, welcome to Melbourne. (And Australia). Try Gumtree For fruit picking in Victoria, March and April there's apple picking at Red Hill, which is on the Mornington Peninsula, Buckland Valley up near Bright, Stanley just south of Beechworth. The latter two are in country Victoria.

I have found Gumtree really useful for finding somewhere to live as well.. Its what I used to move into my current house and I am loving it that Australia use it as well....