Australia Travel And Work

"How exactly do you go about finding work in Australia?"

So how do you best combine your Australia travel and work?

How exactly do you go about finding work in Australia?

And what is it like to work fruit picking? Or in the mining industry? Or in an Outback pub?

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Kimba Pub needs workers 
I stayed in Kimba (half way accross Australia) in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Kimba is the friendliest and most welcoming place I have come across …

Our French Girls, we will miss you! Would love to have the opportunity of hiring travellers again 
I own a pub in Northern NSW and hired two English speaking French girls who applied for a position I had advertised in the local paper. I had always wondered …

Finding work on a 12 week Australia trip? 
I am arriving in Cairns on the 15th June and I am making my way south right down to Melbourne. On the 10th August I am flying from Melbourne to Darwin …

Booking flight before applying for Working Holiday Visa 
In your Working Holiday Visa description it says that "You must not make arrangements to travel to Australia until you are advised that your visa has …

Working in Australia without visa 
I'm planning on going to Oz with a friend who will have a working holiday visa but I won't as I've already done that during 1999 / 2000. How easy / …

Is there another way to get a working visa? 
I'm thinking to travel and work in Australia , but unfortunately my country of origin (I'm currently living in Thailand) was not mentioned on the participating …

Working Visas - can you go and come back? 
If I applied for and got a working visa for Australia - did 3 months fruit picking , and then after 6 months decided I wanted to go to NZ, or Europe …

How long do yo have to leave Oz between visits to renew visa? 
You say in your ' About me ' section that every 6 months you left Australia and went to Timor, Bali, South Africa and then returned and renewed your visitors …

Can bar work in the Outback count towards 2nd Year Visa? 
I have only got a few months left in Australia to complete my first year - I absolutely love the place and have travelled from Sydney right around to Darwin …

Work visa for 30 year old 
I am a 30 year old Canadian wanting to apply for an Australian holiday work visa. My question is: Can I apply for a working holiday visa before I turn …

Minimum stay on fruit picking farms? 
If I want to do fruit picking , how long do I have to stay on the farm? I am going to Australia this year and I'm planning to travel, but in case I run …

Canadian with New Zealand residency 
As a Canadian with New Zealand residency, can I work and live in Australia without a visa? Thanks.

Is Australia visitor visa eligible for fruit picking works? 
My wife and I are planning for our world tour trip with Oz be the first stop. We're holding Australia visitor visa that's valid up to three months. I'm …

Farm work in Victoria on a tourist visa? 
Thinking of dropping by Australia before New Zealand. My mate said there is fruit picking in Victoria in January. However I'll be on a tourist visa. Will …

Visit Australia, get working permit 
If I get an Australia visitors permit and visiting in Australia I find some job there, can I get a work permit there after? Please tell me, thanks.

How much do you usually get paid in fruit picking? 
How much can you usually earn from fruit picking in Victoria? One friend said it's about 10 dollars an hour, another friend said its up to 27 dollars an …

Carpenter looking for work in and around Sydney 
I'm looking at booking a flight for the 3rd of February 2009 to Sydney. I am a qualified carpenter with over 4 years experience and my own tools. …

Working in the outback! 
I am 21 years old I am looking at experiencing and working in the Australian outback, but for a longer time, possibly living. I hear there is a way to …

Seasonal work start dates... 
I was wondering if you knew the best time to start the seasonal fruit picking work . I.e. west to east Jan - Dec etc. I will be in Australia in either …

Moving to Australia 
I am 53 yoa. I am a carpenter with (VO Tech and AAS degree in carpentry & historic building trades) is there any way I can move to Australia I do know …

Emigrate to Sydney, Australia 
We want to emigrate to Australia, Sydney, this year. I haven't found much useful information on the web about the requirements. I hope you can give me …

Farmwork without working holiday visa? 
I am from Hungary. Plan to travel to Australia next Jan - March. Unfortunately Hungary does not have a working holiday agreement with Australia. I wonder, …

Confusion about the seasonal work 
I planned to have an extension of my WHV . But I've some confusion about the definition of the seasonal work. If I was working as a packer in an onion …

What if my country is not listed under holiday work visa countries? 
I'm from South Africa and interested in a cattle ranch experience in Australia. Which visa would then be applicable for me as SA is not listed under the …

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Right time for fruit picking up north? 
Me and my girlfriend are living in Perth at the moment but were looking to head up north around the end of August to do some fruit picking but were not …

Argyle Diamond Mine 
I read somewhere that you work for the Argyle Diamond Mine and I was wondering if you could get me a couple of months work there? I'm a university student, …

Finding unskilled mining jobs in Australia 
I am from New Zealand and went to Australia first in 2005 and looked for a mining job in Australia. I went around the agencies in Perth but they all wanted …

Australia Work Visa for people over 30? 
It was always a dream to work and travel Australia and New Zealand, but I never quite had the guts and money to do so. I am a 32 year old German girl …

Emigration to Australia 
I am wanting to emigrate to Australia, Sydney, this year. I haven't found much useful information on the web about the requirements. I hope you can give …

Working in an Outback Pub: Hotel Thangool 
After travelling through Australia and NZ I started working in an Outback pub in Thangool, QLD and I really had the time of my life! Finally the real deal!! …

Finding jobs in the mining industry 
We are wondering how to find jobs in mining industry: in the office, hospitality, or any other area women are employed in the mining industry throughout …

Outback pub barmaid jobs? 
I'm interested in getting a job in an outback pub as a barmaid. Have you had a go at this yourself and if so how did you get on? Are there any places you …

How to find Outback Jobs 
My husband and I worked in Australia (at fruit picking in NSW and Victoria) and did a seeding season on a 20,000 acre grain and sheep station in Western …

Can I find a nanny job in Australia? 
I am Annie. I will travel Australia next year. Can I find a job such as nanny or house cleaning job in Australia? I prefer live-in. Is it easy or not? …

Fruit Picking season in Australia 
Which time of the year is the harvest season in Australia? And is it hard to find fruit picking jobs during other times of the year? I'm thinking of going …

Finding seasonal work in the Melbourne area 
Is it realistic to do three months of seasonal work in one go? Do most people spread the work out over the year? I am hoping to spend 4 months in NZ for …

Moving to Australia 
I am a Canadian whose common law will soon be moving to Australia to work there. My question is, how long can I visit him or will I be allowed to visit …

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