Summer Jobs in Australia
Find out your next adventure with these roles in amazing destinations!
We’re talking golden beaches on every coast, the mysterious outback, a crazy nightlife and natural beauty both in the wild and on the streets – an adventure for everyone! It’s no surprise that thousands of travelers head across the world every year to experience true Aussie life. Summer jobs in Australia bear no relation to any other ‘summer jobs’ as many are at the opposite time of the year and you can basically follow the sun all year round. Whilst the ski season runs roughly from June to October, for easiness, summer jobs in Australia are classed as anything that aren’t ski jobs.
There is a huge range of summer jobs in Australia for travelers to choose from, many aim to land in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth which are known to be the best places to find casual work in the hospitality, catering and construction trades. Casual work is the most popular for travelers to try to gain, meaning these jobs are the hardest to get, so remember to treat the application seriously and try hard to make a good first impression!
Another popular sector is childcare jobs. If you have childcare experience and good references, Australia wants you! You have the option of joining a program before you set off where you have hundreds of choice, or you can of course apply for nanny jobs and au pair work when you get there. Most childcare jobs in Australia provide you with free accommodation, food and even small wage, so the only thing you need is some money in the bank for your travels after your summer of work.
On the other hand, summer jobs in Australia consist highly of harvest and farm work, where growers of fruits, vegetables etc. often have difficulty finding sufficient workers at harvest time, harvest work provides variable seasonal work all over Australia. Apart from harvesting, you can also find general maintenance jobs in the agricultural sector, in which are offered locally so you need to keep a close eye on these, jobs in this sector almost always provide free or cheaper accommodation for workers – which is a huge plus if your looking to earn some real money!
Many backpackers hostels and companies can help you get your summer job in Australia once you arrive, but the easiest thing to do is to have a job for your arrival. Your best bet is to apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia if you are between 18 and 30 years old, this gives you the ability to work and travel for up to 12 months. The online application system is simple but can take up to a few months to finalize, so make sure you plan in advance (and have the required funds!)