Work Abroad Australia

Every year hundreds of thousands of young people work in Australia - and for good reason. With a booming economy, great weather, a cool lifestyle and a very generous minimum wage, it is easy to see why Australia is king of the hill when it comes to working holiday programs.

StudentUniverse offers four programs in Australia - Working Holiday Visa, Work Abroad Basic, Work Abroad Package and Work Abroad Traveller.

Work Abroad Package

up to 12 months: £1,799


The Australia Work Abroad Package includes everything you need to start your working holiday experience in Oz; return flights, a working holiday visa, up to 12 months insurance and an epic 7-day welcome package. The service starts before you leave with assistance in confirming your working holiday visa and getting the right insurance to cover you throughout your travels. Then, travel to Australia and embark on our exclusive Work Abroad Traveller that will settle you into Aussie life in style (and help you get a job).

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Working Holiday Visa

up to 12 months: £315


The Australia Work Abroad Visa gives you permission to work in Australia whilst you travel. A huge hit with backpackers the world over, it's the perfect opportunity to earn some money whilst you explore an amazing new country. Work in a range of professions across Australia as you choose to either settle in to one place or hope between some of the world's most popular cities for young people.

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Work Abroad Traveller

up to 12 months: £595


Australia Work Abroad Traveller is unique to StudentUniverse and is designed to make sure you experience as much of Australia before the real hard work starts. You get everything that's included in our Work Abroad Plus trip, but instead of spending a few days exploring Sydney, you get to travel around some of the East Coast of Australia's top destinations. Job support, admin assistance and an epic five days of travelling? What's not to love.

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Work Abroad Basic

up to 12 months: £259


Australia Work Abroad Basic is our no frills package. Arrive in Sydney and get put you up for a week in a centrally located hostel in Australia, an airport transfer, breakfast each day and an introduction to life in Australia. After that, you’ve got the support of our expert working holiday team in Sydney to help you apply for jobs, secure interviews, and find a place to live.


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Working Holidays by State

Find out more about what you can do on your working holiday in Australia with our State specific pages. With all our top products hand-picked for those working abroad, you're bound to find something amazing to do with your trip.

Many countries including the United Kingdon, The United States and Ireland have reciprocal agreements with countries around the world to issue Working Holiday Visas to young adults that allows them to work for up to a year. Hundreds of thousands of young people around the world participate in work abroad programs, and we’re thrilled you are interested in working in another country. This is a great once in a lifetime opportunity to gain real world experience that will benefit your CV and better yet, you get paid while working abroad, gaining an experience in a new culture.

For all programs you must be:
Between 18-30 in age
A Level or Equivalent qualified
Of good character

Flights are not included with your work abroad program fee, however your StudentUniverse travel services team member can provide a competitive discounted student flight quote.

For students looking to travel the world, we offer our StudentUniverse members special rates on flights, hotels and tours, allowing students to travel more and spend less. Our unique pricing and terms are negotiated specifically for young people through contracts with dozens of world-class partners and more than 70 airlines. Membership is free.

No, you do not need a University degree to work in Australia.

The working holiday visa lasts one year.

Not at all! While the visa is valid for a year, you are under no obligation to stay in the country for the entire term.

Our Australia Work Abroad Traveller package is perfect for people who want to secure a job before they board a plane. Currently, we are able to offer this service to people interested in the following fields: hospitality, customer service, labour/construction and gardening/landscaping.

Australia Work Abroad Basic and Work Abroad Plus employers will want to meet with you face-to-face while you are in the country. Moving overseas without a firm employment offer may seem daunting, but the reality is that thousands of young people participate in working holiday programs around the world each year, and companies build in positions to attract this audience.

Our Australia work abroad job teams around the world will do everything possible to help you find a job. If you are willing to put in the effort to set up interviews and are flexible with the type of work you’re willing to do, you’ll be working in no time.

Each program includes either five or seven nights accommodation in a centrally located hostel. Following this, our in-country teams will assist you with securing longer term accommodation.

Our job teams will work with you to obtain a tax consultation before you return home. The vast majority of people end up with a sizable tax refund - a nice way to do some travelling on your way back home!

Need more info?

If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email at gapyear@studentuniverse.co.uk or fill out a quick form on our work abroad home page. We can’t wait to help you start this adventure!