What No One Tells You About Finding a Backpackers Job in Australia

Australia is Awesome for work!

Having a job while travelling is a great way to maintain your budget and stay financially secure while you are away. If you are planning on a long-term trip to Australia, you are probably considering finding a job when you get there for these reasons.

When you are looking for a job in Australia, there are a few things to consider that you may not have heard of.

Job Availability

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Lots of Hospitality work in Australia

If you are concerned that you will be unable to find a backpacker job in Australia, you don’t need to worry – there are lots of job openings, and you are sure to find somewhere to work.

There are many traveller-friendly opportunities as well; you can get short-term or long-term work, depending on your schedule.

I honestly believe it it is one of the easiest countries in the world to find work. Travellers are well accommodated and it really isn’t like anywhere in else in the world to for a Backpackers Job.

You do need to be flexible though, and maybe this may include moving remote or inter-city but this is all part of the adventure! I have worked in almost every state doing bar work to cleaning.

And truth is I have loved it all (well, almost it all).

Finding a Job

In addition to researching online and looking at ads in the paper (which you should always do but often doesn’t yield the best results), you can check out backpacker job agencies as well.

They are dedicated to helping you find a job that fits your needs as a traveller. An example of this is Jobs 4 Travellers and guess what; I have a special offer exclusive to you guys. Go to Jobs 4 Travellers here and use the following coupon codes:

Use MYAUSTRIP1  for a 10% discount on standard membership – so it is reduced to $31.50 and you will get 12 months job assistance and loads of other goodies!
Or use MYAUSTRIP2 – and you get a 10% discount on the “Ozzie Starter Pack” which includes standard membership plus TFN and bank account set up – so it is reduced to just $50. A bargain I think if it something you think will suit you! Remember this is exclusive to readers of myAustraliaTrip and should certainly help you find work in Australia.

You can also check out the community rooms at hostels; in most cases, you will probably see ads for housing or renting. However, in some cases, you may be able to find ads for local jobs.

Finally, go door knocking. Have a good one page (it is really all you need) resume ready with your Australian phone number.

Degrees and Types of Jobs

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There is a lot of construction work in Australia too.

In Australia, employers don’t care much for degrees. I must admit I love this about Australia. No matter what level of education you have (or what field you studied in) you will be able to find a job that fits you.

A degree or specific area of study won’t hurt you; however, you should expect to get a hospitality job or similar rather than what you studied, you are a traveller (locals tend to be employed for professional jobs, remember you are a backpacker and a “flight risk” for anyone looking at employing for a professional job.

Why would they employ you an not a local?

In addition to hospitality jobs (including jobs at restaurants, bars, or even hostels), you may be able to work in retail stores, construction or office work as well. You can also get a job in sales or fundraising, including telemarketing and door-to-door jobs.

With these kinds of jobs, make sure you have a base salary rather than a commission-based one. “Flyering” is also an option; you can pass out flyers at various places including a hotel, bar, or restaurant in exchange for a free night’s stay or free drinks.

This is generally ideal if you are just passing through for a few nights.

You can also get seasonal or farm work, which is very popular for travellers. As a bonus, some of these positions can also include room or board and even an extension on your visa.

However some of the farms can truly suck. Oh and the work is pretty hard.

The good news is; for all jobs you get paid very well. Wages in Australia are very high so if you are careful with your money you can save a lot for more travels. Every dollar saved is another day travelling and backpacking around.

So, yes – it is easy!

Finding a job in Australia doesn’t have to be difficult; travel agencies and word of mouth can help you find a job for you that fits your travel schedule and needs, and there are lots of job opportunities for backpackers in Australia.

Degrees don’t matter very much to employers; you will be able to find all kinds of job opportunities no matter where you are. If you are hoping to get a job while travelling in Australia, you can use this information to maintain your budget and stay financially secure while travelling.

Remember my special offer for those who wanna check out Jobs 4 Travellers. Go here and use the following coupon codes:

Use MYAUSTRIP1  for a 10% discount on standard membership – so it is reduced to $31.50 and you will get 12 months job assistance and loads of other goodies.
Or use MYAUSTRIP2 – and you get a 10% discount on the “Ozzie Starter Pack” which includes standard membership plus TFN and bank account set up – so it is reduced to just $50. A bargain I think! Remember this is exclusive to readers of myAustraliaTrip.
Hope this helps you get you all sorted and into employment as quick as possible! Have I missed something? Or something you don’t agree with? Let me know in the comments!

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