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1. Posted by scturner (Budding Member, 19 posts) 17 Apr '11 22:40

Hi all i plan on going to the place they call "down under" the end of this year on a working holiday visa and i just want to know what kind of jobs you guys and girls get while out there travelling? When i go to OZ i want to start in Melbourne and travel up east to Sydney where i will want to base myself for a few months and find some work to fund my travels for the rest of my visa.

Also a question for all you long term travellers out there is what type of jobs do you have to fund your nomadic lifestyle? For example i would'nt know what type of jobs are available in non-English speaking countinents such as Asia execpt the popular teaching English abroad programs, or do you just return home to your parents house and start saving again for your next adventure?

Thanks Sam x

2. Posted by AnnaMpls (Budding Member, 3 posts) 18 Apr '11 10:18

Hey Sam!

Given that you speak (write) English well, you will have quite a few options other than the standard agricultural work! YAYY Most backpackers that I met on the East coast were either working in retail, food/bars, or call centers in urban areas, and agricultural work if in a rural area. The wages are substantially higher in Western Australia, and I'd argue that the beaches are better, too! In any case, seek.com.au is a good website to check out and see what you can find across the country.

A contrast to the US is that Australians ask for your immigration status (permanent resident, student visa, working holiday visa) straight away in the application process - and I've heard that many will reject you on the basis of being on a WHV. That is in contrast to the US - here they only ask if you are authorized to work in the States - but not for how long, etc - so I was rather surprised to see it! Just a head's up :)

Well best of luck and hope all goes well!!!