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Quick Money in Australia?

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1. Posted by elf2006 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I just got my 1st working holiday visa aproval and im leaving for Australia in a week, i have a few questions 1st.

1: As soon as i arrive im going to need to save for a month or two before i travel around, does anyone know where i can find a high paying job?

2: Is it possible to have 2 jobs with my 1st holiday visa?

3: Wheres the best place to find a job? Sydney or Melborne?

4: Whats the best Agency to find a job with?

Thanks alot for all your help!


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5236 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Backpacker jobs do not earn you a lot of money. Unless you happen to have really high-in-demand skills (I personally did quite okay with web development), you'll be hard pressed to find anything more than minimum wage. Office work or bar work are your best bets probably, but you'd need at least _some_ experience for both. (Also, why the need to work immediately? Given that you have a WHV, you should have AUD 5000 when starting out, yes? That's one of the visa terms, and in there for a reason...)
As far as I know, there's nothing in the visa which forbids you to do more than one job; only to work at any one job for more than 3/6 months.

3. Posted by ahleeseeah (Budding Member 44 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you aren't fussy with what you'll be doing, I don't think you'll have a problem finding a job with decent pay ... there are lots of jobs available. Labour jobs might be something to consider -- most of those pay $17+ and are located in and around Sydney. All you need to do those jobs is a green card (which costs $100 to get), and in most cases, steel-toed boots ($60). You should check out the Traveller's Contact Point (located on the 7th floor of the Dimmocks building on George Street) if you decide on staying in Sydney -- it's a pretty cool place that can help get you started. I personally am doing office work right now, and getting paid $22 an hour ... my fiance is doing the labour jobs, being paid around $20 an hour.