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Working in Australia


Working in Australia is a dream for many, and finding employment in Australia can be easy if you have the right skills.
If your trade is on the wanted list getting your work permits/work visas can be a pretty smooth process.
If you're between 18 and 30 you also qualify for the working holiday visa, which is pretty easy to get.

You can do your visa and immigration applications yourself or get an experienced professional to do it for you. Are you eligible to work in Australia? Click here to find out.

Use the website of Career Jet to find the job you want in any location.


Some info on living in Australia


Things to know before moving to Australia

Australia is a land of contradictions – a land of mystery and surprise – probably, this is also the primary reason that Australia is so attractive to tourists.

With its sunny climate and laid-back culture, it is no wonder that moving to Australia is a popular choice for many expats. The population of expats is growing across all states and age groups, from young students to mature retirees.

While moving to Australia permanently can be challenging for some due to the strict migration requirements, students and working visas are easier to obtain. If you have been thinking about settling in Australia, you might want to avail yourself of the best services for  moving to Australia from usa.

Besides, if you are wondering what your next holiday destination should be, you might want to include Australia in the list. Before we proceed to analyze why you should visit Australia once in your life, let us go through some fun facts about this interesting place.

Fun Facts about Australia

Many believe that James Cook discovered Australia in 1770; however, the truth is that the Dutchman V. Janszon discovered this amazing place in 1606, and even for 50,000 years before the Europeans arrived, the Aborigines has arrived there – and, as you might have figured it out already – the Aborigines are the pioneers of Australia.

Another fun fact is that the city of Canberra was specifically built to become the Australian capital. The Australians couldn’t decide between Melbourne and Sydney – so, not to offend anyone, they placed Canberra between them.

Now that we have read some amazing fun facts about Australia, let us discover some best places to live and study in Australia:


The sophisticated atmosphere of Australia’s inland capital comes alive as the parliament assembles. Despite being the inland capital of Australia, the number of residents might appear relatively low at 400,000.

Canberra might come off as a small-town charm with its amazing tree-lined streets. However, Canberra has become more interested in cultural activities in recent years. The city may soon offer more jobs in the different cultural sectors.

This city might not necessarily be one of Australia’s business hubs, but it has a low unemployment rate. It also has the highest average full-time income rate in Australia – making it an awesome place to work. Another amazing feature of Canberra is that the housing is very affordable, and there is loads of variety when it comes to the style and size of the house.


This place is populated by at least 100 000 people and is home to a multicultural hub of expats, which is why Darwin is popular for its welcoming environment for potential new migrants. Darwin is best suited to those who want to live somewhere with a rather relaxed pace of life.

There is a stunning combination of natural scenery and well-developed urban areas settling alongside each other. Darwin offers an amazing climate, a vibrant nightlife, countless job opportunities, and the best universities in Australia.

Even though Darwin is not the biggest of Australian cities, Darwin might come off as somewhat expensive. The real estate market in Darwin is quite competitive – while it might drive up prices, the geographical location of Darwin means that you can expect to pay more for certain goods and services.


Sydney has almost five million residents – making it Australia’s biggest city. Sydney is also home to some of the country’s most iconic sites. For instance, the white sands of Bondi Beach and the iconic harbor are a few things that make Sydney famous all over the globe.

Sydney combines the usual big-city hectic pace with some of the most recognizable landmarks globally. Sydney is one of the biggest players on the world stage, which has an undeniable impact on the cost of living.

So, you ought to know that the real estate prices in Sydney are equal to those in New York, making Sydney one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, the economy in Sydney is quite successful, which means that employment prospects are excellent here.

If you are a student, you will find an amazing range of universities in Sydney offering a wide range of courses to help you further your learning.


Apply for Australian visas online

Since December 2013 visa applications are made easier with the new immi-account.
Anyone can open an account, and then you can apply for visas, pay online with credit card, upload your documents, check on progress, receive status update alerts etc.

Superannuation in Australia

When you work in Australia you will find you are paying something called super. Click to find out what is superannuation?

Working Holiday Visa for Australia

The Working Holiday Program allows people between 18 and 30 from the UK, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Cyprus, Ireland, Korea, Malta, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, , Hong Kong and Finland to holiday in Australia and work up to three monthhs in one place with a maximum stay in Australia of one year.
Besides boosting your holiday funds this is a good opportunity to get to meet Australians and really experience the country rather than just do the tourist thing.
You need to make the application outside Australia, either by visiting an embassy or consulate or online by clicking here. Main criteria are to be aged between 18 and 30 and without dependent children. You should have a return ticket and enough money to cover the first part of your stay. You will be paid according to Australian award rates and conditions. Once upon a time anyone with a working holiday visa with this could just sign on for the dole (social security) but too many took advantage of this and this is now no longer possible.

The intentions of the Australian government is to fill seasonal vacancies in fruit picking and casual positions where there is a shortage of labour, they do not like to see you get a good position on a permanent basis with a visa like this.
Be aware that there are hostels based in agricultural areas without a lot of attractions that try to keep their beds filled with workers. While some are legitimate, others keep telling you that work will come soon to keep their beds full while this work may not necessarily become available.

If your looking to work on a longer basis in Australia then the most popular temporary visa is the 457 visa or for students its the 485 visa. These visa's have a list of requirements ranging from health to character and you must maintain overseas visitor health cover. A full list of these temporary work visas can be found on the DIBP website.

Click here to see up to date info on where the seasonal harvest work is

Useful links for working in Australia


WWOOF - Become a wwoofer! (WWOOF = Willing Workers On Organic Farms).
Besides being an interesting experience it is also a great way to keep your budget down by working without even needing a working visa, wwoofing has been approved by the immigration department and is not considered employment as no money changes hands.
When you join WWOOF Australia you: work in exchange for your keep, get full board and accommodation, usually in the family home and learn about organic growing and about Australia. Choose from 1,200 Organic Farms offering to teach you aspects of: Organic growing, Bio-dynamics and Permaculture. More info...


Planning to stay in Australia for a while? You can find yourself a job through

caretaker jobs in australia

DIAL-AN-ANGEL - Home & Family Care -Specialising in Home, Aged and Childcare services around Australia


Click here to see up to date info on where the seasonal harvest work is


The working holiday expo is held in October in Melbourne and Sydney, go and see them to find out all about working in Australia.

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