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1. Posted by Mmoo92 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y


I would like your opinions on what kind of job is best to get out there, i do have quite a bit of experience, waitress, bar work, admin, secretary, legal servies etc.

Does anyone know the where most of the jobs are? And what the pay will be?



2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 3y

The best jobs will be in the big cities. Contact some online work agencies in Australia.

As in "work agencies sydney" in a search engine.

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y

Do a few searches on the career sites mentioned in the Australia guide, this will give you an idea of 'where most of the jobs are'. As for pay, it will vary but the career site searches will give you an idea of what is on offer. For your reference the minimum wage is $16.37 an hour.

As for what kind of job is 'best', I would suggest searching for admin roles as the pay and hours are likely to be more favourable, and every other backpacker is fighting for the hospitality jobs.

If you haven't already found it, you may like to read this post on getting set up in Australia.

Good luck!

4. Posted by Mmoo92 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Hi Kellie, thank you very much for your info! I havent seen that getting set up post so I will definitely check it out.


5. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 3y

Also check through the listings in gumtree you can narrow your search to areas in Aus (Sydney, Melbourne etc) and trades. That will give you an idea of what is out there right now. Listings in Gumtree get huge responses, so when you are looking for work, you need to check the listings continually and be fast and persistant with your responses.