Living and Working in Australia

Information & guidance about seasonal jobs in Australia

Seasonal jobs in Australia

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Australia offers many seasonal and temporary job opportunities! Hospitality work can easily be found in popular tourist areas such as Sydney, The Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast And Whitsunday Islands. In the main cities a variety of temporary laboring, construction, sales, customer service, office, retail and production jobs are also often available.

Jobs can be found during the winter ski season (June -October). Ski Resorts in Australia are in Victoria and New South Wales and include Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buller, Perisher Blue, Selwyn Snowfields And Thredbo.

Every year the fruit industry employs thousands of seasonal workers to assist with the harvesting and packing of fruit crops. Employment in fruit industry is available year round.

Harvest Times And Regions:

  • Jan – July – South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales & Tasmania – Grapes, Citrus, Apples, Pears, Vegetables & Pruning
  • April – June – Southern & Central Queensland – Citrus, Apples, Bananas, Tomatoes
  • June – October – Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland – Citrus, Bananas & Vegetables
  • Sept – Nov – Northern Territory & North Western Australia – Strawberries, Cherries & Vegetables
  • Nov – Jan – New South wales & Queensland – Blueberries, Cherries, Citrus, Melons Bananas & Vegetables

Work is also in rural Australia on cattle and sheep stations.

Au Pairs usually need some childcare experience but won’t always need to be able to speak fluent English. Au pairs live with host families, looking after the children and perform basic domestic duties such as cleaning. Wages are often low but food and accommodation is usually included.

Oyster Worldwide programs in Australia provide you with all the skills you need to find a job. If you love the outdoors then the Outback program includes a comprehensive farm training course with a guaranteed job upon completion. But if the city is more your thing then the Sydney program combines exploring new places with learning all you need to know to find a city based job in Oz.

BUNAC Let BUNAC’s Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane offices help you to get any job, anywhere in Australia – leaving you to concentrate on having fun!

Xtreme Gap Year have plenty of Australia work and travel programs that can help you find a job and start making money down under as soon as you arrive.

Smaller Earth Offer Work and Travel in the Australian Outback and Work and Travel Australia Programs.

Traveltowork Can Assist With Setting Up A Bank Account In Australia Before You Leave Home.

Tax Back Can Assist With Claiming Tax Back If You Have Worked In Australia.

Voluntary Job Opportunities In Australia Include Conservation work, Heritage, Community Service, Health, Welfare, Conservation, Environment, Animal Welfare, Education, Emergency Services, Safety, Human Rights, Social Justice, Sports And Recreation.

Australia Visa Information: If you intend to visit Australia, on holiday, a business trip, to study, work, volunteer or as an emigrant you should get up to date and accurate information from the official website of the Australian Government Department Of Immigration.

For up to date information on visa requirements, you can also check with the Embassy or Consulate of Australia before you travel.


Voluntary work in Australia


Where to volunteer in Australia?

With most of its cities located along the country’s extensive coastline, there are plenty of incredible locations where you can undertake voluntary work in Australia. The country’s largest city of Sydney, with a population of nearly 5 million (around a fifth of the population of the whole country!) is a very popular destination for volunteers. Located on the world’s largest natural harbor, it is a beautiful location to spend a few months, and you’ll definitely come home with a tan!

Melbourne is another great location for voluntary work in Australia; the second largest city is regarded as one of the most livable cities in the world, which may be down to its cultural diversity, excellent dining options for all budgets, and amazing street art and its reputation as being the coffee capital of the world.

Other great destinations for voluntary work in Australia include the capital city of CanberraBrisbane and Perth; all of which offer something a little different and with English being the native language you don’t even need to worry about not being able to chat with all the friendly locals!

Volunteering projects in Australia

Voluntary work is Australia is as diverse as it is rewarding, with a huge variety of programs and locations, meaning there is something to suit everyone! Voluntary programs can last anywhere from a few weeks to a full year, depending on both the needs of the project and how much time you want to commit to as an individual!

As a result of much of the country consisting of unsettled wild bush, many volunteer projects are environmentalism based, in areas including animal welfareconservation and trail building. These roles are great to add experience to your resume alongside making a positive impact to local and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Despite its advance economy, there is still the need for voluntary work in Australia including community development in under served urban areas. Working with refugees is also a way to help contribute to Australian society.