Loads of jobs
I have never had trouble getting work in Australia, and neither should you; especially if you have saved the government recommended amount needed to come to Australia ($5000 AUD) and therefore aren’t pressured about money.
Normally, you can expect hospitality and farm work as a backpacker. Australia doesn’t care as much for degrees, as Europe and USA are; Australia cares more for experience.
So do your resume up accordingly. Be flexible and ready to move to chase work – it is all part of the adventure. That being said, it isn’t impossible, and sponsorship can be an opportunity.
TIP: You are an independent traveller, and while you may have just graduated from the ‘best university in the world’, it doesn’t mean anyone here will care.
Why would they hire someone with a WHS restriction of 6 months before needing to “change premises” if you stay with the same employer (changed January 1st 2017 previously you couldn’t even stay with the same employer for any longer than 6 months at all), and is a flight risk, when they could hire a long-term local.
Expect a basic low-level job – and remember you are on holiday; you don’t want to work too hard anyway, do you?
A good agency dedicated for backpackers that I highly recommend to speed up the process is Jobs4Travellers and to make it even sweeter use the promo code MYAUSTRIP1 for a 10% discount on standard membership – reduced to $31.50, or use MYAUSTRIP2 for 10% discount on the “Ozzie Starter Pack” that includes TFN and bank account set up – reduced to just $50.
Even low-level jobs pay well. In fact, you can earn loads in Australia. Generally, hospitality jobs pay $19 and up depending on the state.
Some times you can even get weekend penalty rates, which really increase your earnings. Some more remote jobs offer free accommodation, and this is also a great way to increase your earnings.
I give a lot more details in my eBook regarding work.