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If you are heading out to OZ on a Working Holiday chance are you'll be wanting some work.
Types of Work and Jobs Available
Fruit Picking and Packing - This is one of the most common types of work that backpacker undertake in Australia and probably one of the main reasons why the Working Holiday Visa exists! Work usually involvec picking and packing fruit from trees and bushes and also pruning fruit trees at other times of the year. Make no mistake its hard work for low pay but you will get to make some friends along the way and they dont ask to see your CV! You will be able to find work somewhere in Australia all year round. For details on the fruit picking seasons around OZ and for details on current jobs available have a look at the Australian Job Search Harvest Trail which is run by the Australian Government.
Nursing - if you are currently a nurse in your home country then there is a good chance that you will be able to find temporary work in Australia. Get in contact with the following websites:
Admin and Clerical Work - If you have escaped from the office life in your home country then you cna jump straight back in for the best backpacker pay in the major cities! Once you arrive its worth signing up wth some recruitment agencies. For starters have a look at the recruitment agencies at the bottom of this page.
Working in Hostels - On arrival in a town you may find that you can get yourself free accommodation and food in return for a few hours work in a hostel each day. Some hostels may pay you a small wage as well.
Job Listing Websites
Australian Job Search - operated by the Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations this is one of the most comprehensive job listing websites for Australia Seasonal Work AU - this site contains job listings for seasonal work across Australia SEEK - the largest website for permanent and long term work positions
Integrated Group - Recruitment Agency for the whole of Australia providing part time work in office work, call centres and hospitality Momentum Recruitment - find casual work for backpackers including labouring, furniture removal and general shop work Exact Recruitment - Supplying jobs such as pick packers, process workers, office hands, data entry and receptionists. Kelly Services - providing jobs collecting money for charities Tech Staff - Specialise in scientific and technical recruitment