Here are a couple of examples of the types of temp work you can find in Australia:
Many people dream of travelling to Australia and experiencing the extraordinary culture and landscapes. But taking a gap year or staying in another country for more than a few months can be expensive. That’s why working holidays are a cost-effective and exciting way to experience a new country and why working holiday temp jobs are a great way to keep your working holiday in Australia varied.
Perks of a Working Holiday in Australia
Working holidays are becoming an increasingly popular option for people from a wide range of backgrounds and there are lots of benefits to taking on a working holiday temp job whilst exploring Australia.
- Flexibility: finding a temporary job gives you the freedom to plan your schedule to suit your plans. You don’t have to be tied down to long-term employment and therefore tied to a specific area or region of Australia.
- Easy to acquire: temp jobs can often be found quickly via hostel job boards or by asking around. They can last from a few days to a few months and with such a high turnover, employers don’t expect you to stay for long.
- Boost your funds: make money as you travel to fund your activities. The best thing about working holiday temp jobs is that they are a lifeline if you’ll be away for a prolonged period of time.
- Work experience: not only will you be gaining work experience in the traditional sense, which you can add to your CV, but you will also gain a vast range of new skills and have some wonderful experiences.
What You Need To Get A Working Holiday Temp Job
Before trying to find work during your stay in Australia, you’ll need to ensure you obtain a working holiday visa, in addition to your primary visa. The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. You can work up to six months with one employer, which makes temp jobs all the more appealing. All the information regarding working holiday visas can be found on the Australian Government website, or speak to one of a Registered Migration Agent for more info.
Finding a Working Holiday Temp Job
For those looking for more casual work, you could find working holiday jobs such as the below:
Hostel Concierge/ Helper – If you’re staying in a hostel, you may be able to find work there in exchange for a bed. This is one of the easiest jobs to get in Australia. You may find yourself changing sheets, cleaning dorms or communal areas, working the front desk or assigned to certain chores around the hostel. It’s a great way to save on accommodation costs.
Retail – If you’d rather earn a wage to fund some of your expenses, you can look for retail work, especially if you’re visiting Australia during the busy tourist season. These jobs can be found on the internet, or asking around local stores.
Farm Work/ Crop Picking – If you enjoy the outdoors and don’t mind a bit of manual labour then taking up regional work on a farm or by crop picking. This is a desirable option for many travellers as you can earn a second year on your visa is you complete regional work for at least 90 days.
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