This is your dream chance to work & travel along the social backpacker route: The East Coast of Australia and find a job in the process.
This road trip along the east Coast of Australia runs from Sydney to Cairns and gives you lots of opportunities to find work. Plus, we include lots of amazing activities along the coast. With in no time you can be Surfing in Byron bay, Cruising on Fraser Island and Sailing the Whitsundays.
Everything is arranged for you: arrival, transport, and awesome activities with new mates! It is flexible too, so you can spend up to 6 months completing it.
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HOW THIS WORKS:
- Sydney work and travel assistance and help every step of the way with not one but 2 job placement services.
- An action packed 3 days in Sydney with fun social activities.
- New friends and new adventures in one of the coolest cities in the world.
- Sail the stunning Whitsunday islands!
- Go off roading on frazer island
- Discover the amazing nightlife Sydney
- After the first week we will help find you the perfect backpacking job so that you can earn big bucks in Australia. With minimum wage being about £9.75 in our many of our jobs from our job placement service come in at £15- £21 per hour*
- Getting up to £1500 tax back on your return from Australia**
*Rate varies due to exchange-rate fluctuations and you are paid in Australian dollars.
**You will also qualify to get tax back at the end of the year meaning you can actually come home with cash in your bank account providing you have paid that in earnings!
Starting out with a superb arrival package Sydney where we set you up to be able to work in Australia, you travel the East coast. It is flexible so you can set your own pace allowing you to find a job in Australia. It is a great laugh meeting loads of people on your travels and sharing insanely awesome adventures all along the East coast of Australia. We will take you from Sydney to Cairns. This really is the trip of a lifetime and one that we think is a life changer. You might leave home a nervous, first-time traveller, but you´ll return a daring adventurer with more friends than you could have imagined, and new stuff for on your CV!
As there are lots of activities included, a surf and stay in Byron Bay, a trip to Fraser island, where you go camping with a group on a stunning sand island and get a chance to drive the jeep too! Sailing on the great barrier reef and a few nights in Cairns, they are all with other travellers. Enough people to meet I would say!
Here are just some of the main highlights:
Earn as you travel! Work Section
Our Sydney 3 night work & travel arrival pack includes detailed predeparture support with arrival transfer details sent to you prior to your arrival and the following we have arranged for you on arrival.
- Arrival airport transfer
- 3nts dorm accommodation at or hostel in Sydney
- Breakfast daily at the communal kitchen area in the hostel
- SIM Pack
On Monday (excludes public holidays and closed from Dec 23 to Jan 3) we arrange an orientation session for you. During this session we tell you all about what you can expect from the job service we include.
- 12 Months membership with job search, our recruitment company specialising in jobs suitable to work & holiday makers only.
- One-on-one Interview with JobSearch staff to conduct an assessment of qualification, experience as well as expectations in regards to employment
- Resume building
- Advice on permits, licences required for specific jobs (discounted RSA courses available)
- Assistance with TFN ( tax file application)
- Assistance with Medicare application (where applicable)
- Assistance with Bank account application
- Assistance with Tax Return and Superannuation
- Access to JobSearch portal for 12 months
- Assistance of Job Search staff in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane , Cairns and Auckland
JOBS IN AUSTRALIA & SUPPORT FINDING WORK
TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF FINDING A PAID JOB IN AUSTRALIA!
You can arrange appointments with our job finding service online. We are constantly recruiting for work and travel positions all over Australia. So when you are ready to commit to finding work abroad in Australia It is really easy for you.
There are thousands of amazing jobs on offer for backpackers in Australia. You are pretty much only limited by your imagination, you can find work in the cities, in surfer towns, the mountains or outback. It really takes the pressure off knowing that there is a team dedicated to help you apply and setup job interviews.
Even though you may not be looking to find paid work in Australia for the entire year, the job support service lasts an 12 months. That’s great because you never know way Australia adventure will take you. A large percentage of people on a working holiday Visa, do extend to a second year.
One of the great things about this program is that the Australia job support service is totally flexible around you. That means you can go after the jobs that inspire you, after all your Australia trip is more about fun but working. That worklife balance is completely in your control. With plenty of access to loads of Australian jobs, it can really make your trip amazing. Work for a couple of weeks in one location, and then move onto another having more money saved up then you started with!
How much can I expect to earn?
Wages vary depending on where you are and what you are doing obviously. On average people earn up to £15 per hour. Now this is a huge improvement on the UK minimum wage, but the Australian dollar is strong and wages are good. Also the economy is very strong at this point in Australia.
Will you help me out with tax?
We will sort out your tax file number, and your employers will be dealing with your tax as you earn. It works on a very similar systems the UK. Whilst tax is a necessary evil, it’s nice to know you can claim much of it back when you leave Australia, with some refunds being up to $3000 on average! That’s a great way to head home knowingly have plenty of money still in your bank account.
When should I book and when can I start looking for jobs?
Almost immediately. Although the best jobs get taken very quickly, so it’s better to sign up sooner rather than later before heading to Australia. We do have limited availability on this program, so make sure you book early. We will need a least two weeks to get everything together and usually the working holiday Visa comes through in two days. On average people book six months ahead because it gives them peace of mind that their places secured on this unrivalled job finding service.
Where can I go in Australia?
Anywhere you want! Although after your first week in Sydney you may want to hang around for a bit as it is an amazing city you don’t have to do. Are so many places to visit in Australia, and loads of jobs all over the place. Where takes your fancy you can head there knowing that you have the full backup and support of our jobs team to help find you a job at a moments notice.
How long do I have to stay in Australia?
The working holiday Visa is valid for one year from the point of entry. You do not have to stay for one year however. In fact there is no minimum amount of time. There are some restrictions, you are not allowed to work for one employer for more than three months. If you want to stay for two years you can do that but you need to do agricultural work for a minimum of three months.
WHAT YOU GET WITH THE JOB SUPPORT PROGRAMME:
An entire year’s access to an exclusive online jobs database and job finding service.
A CV review service. You will be amazed how a few changes can mean more job offers. Our team are experts in reviewing Australia work travel Cvs
The best advice about living working in travelling around Australia from expert mentors.
Help with your own Australian bank account set up online for you to enable you to manage your finances easily.
We will set you up with an Australian telephone (mobile) number. You will pick up your Sim card in Sydney but your mobile phone number will be e-mailed to you before you leave. That means before you even enter Australia you can get contacted by employers offering interviews!
A Tax File Number – To receive an income in Australia you need to have a Tax File Number And without it you would get taxed heavily. The moment you arrive we will sort this out for you.
Help getting your refund tax back. On average we get people nearly $3000 ( Australian) or £1500 of tax back prior to coming home. Now that’s enough to kill those travel blues.
Medicare Arranged. This means you could get health cover on an Australian national health service equivalent. This is a reciprocal agreement between the UK and Australian authorities but it needs to be set up on arrival.
We will give you all the help and advice you need about finding long-term accommodation the duration of your stay.
We also arrange discounts which can save you loads of money on hostels, tours and travel products all over Australia.
If you are looking to work in hospitality: we will set you up with an inclusive bar skills course for a small additional fee.
The Australia job finding service is pretty amazing. It helps sort you out on arrival, and covers pretty much everything you need. It genuinely can help you get a job in Australia from the very start. Please note it is just a job finding service, your employment contract is between you and your end employers. We are not responsible for what happens during your employment.
The Travel Section
Fully Guided Travel Oz Experience Pass Included (Bruce Pass)
Transport On The Greyhound Australia
Getting around after the intro in Sydney is a breeze as we include a flexible bus pass to take you from Sydney to Cairns and everywhere in between. Its a great way to travel safely with other travellers.
The distance is pretty big, it is 3150 kilometres from Sydney to Cairns! Thats alot of adventure on the open road!
With our Hop On Hop Off passes, you can get on and off as many times as you like, as long as you continue to travel in one direction. Each pass is valid for 6 months once travel commences, so you have loads of time to experience the beauty of Australia!
So you can go to places like:
Then it is onto the cool town of Byron Bay where you have a surf and Stay included in this cool surf town. Its easy to book extra nights here, or in any other location locally.
As Frazer island is quintessentially one big beach is the ultimate place to get a suntanned there are plenty of places you want to check out along the way like the Moreno shipwreck, big sand dunes and Lake McKenzie.
Your trip ends in Cairns!
The Details for Work & Travel in Australia
What you’re in for!
- Don’t worry about going alone, you might be a little anxious about going the other side of the world, will you meet people? You can relax… Everything is taken care of for you an easy landing a warm welcome into Australia.
- You can set your own pace, fully flexible trip so you can keep to your own itinerary, include work & travel
- Great value and you really do a lot, as activities are prepaid so no worries about running out of money.
- You do not have to take on the massive task of navigating all the way up the coast, Australia is huge but we take care of all of your transport from Sydney to Cairns
- All the help on arrival in Sydney to earn som money along the east Coast of Australia (tax file number, bank account number, sim card, job board, you name it!)
- You will probably never experienced this much adventure in one trip again, with lots of once-in-a-lifetime activities included you will have plenty to write home about.
- You really will get to experience the incredible locations including Byron Bay, the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, Whitsundays, the East Coast best beaches, the Daintree rainforest, and vibrant cities like Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns.
- All your questions answered before you travel and en route. You will be taken care of all the way, with driver guides at your disposal and seriously detailed predeparture information.
- You can sleep easy too, some of your accommodation is included additional nights are easy to book extra en route.
Cairns is a nice town, where you can expect to find a lot of adrenaline activities. If you like you can add on out Cairns Adrenaline overload. Five nights in Cairns. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest with three adrenaline kicking activities included! A great final five days of adventure to finish off your trip, the Adrenaline Overload will provide you with some of your most memorable highs of your Aussie Adventure. It is also open dated so you can just turn up when your travels come to an end.
Arrival Day Sunday
Arrival in Sydney and the start of your adventure of a lifetime.As you come in to land at Sydney Airport you can gaze in awe as you see the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House for the first time. Your excitement levels will go through the roof as you think about the possibilities and excitement that await you in this vibrant city!
To help you get over the dreaded jet lag we have organized a fantastic three-night arrival pack, where we set you up to get ready to find work and it will help you to get settled in straight away at one of the coolest hostels in Sydney, right in the heart of the backpacker district, think comfy beds, wild nights out with new friends and all the essentials you need, such as internet access and daily breakfast . You don´t need to worry about a thing!
Day Two (Monday) Job Support
On Monday we include the introduction session, during which we go over the job support.
- Bank account & Tax setup
- Job and resume assistance
- Access to Nomads Job Board for 12 months
- Licence requirements, permits and courses advice
- Assistance with interview preparation
- 3 months Nomads job desk assistance
Day Three (Tuesday)
What else? Stroll around the many colourful markets, people-watch on famous Bondi Beach and visit the gorgeous little islands scattered around Port Jackson.
Day Four (Wednesday)
By now jetlag should be a distant memory, but after three action-packed days and nights in Sydney you´ll probably be glad to have a break from the big city lights and lie on a gorgeous beach instead. Well, you can. Its up to you now. When to jump on that bus leaving Sydney. Or will you hang out in Sydney for a while, or will you want to seek work and adventure elsewhere along the stunning east coast
The hop on-hop off style bus can be booked a few days in advance for each of the following sectors.
Sydney to Byron Bay
Sydney is the best, especially after you spend a couple of days here and get to know your way. There are some amazing restaurants, beaches, clubs. But watch your Australian Dollars. Your money will go quick here. So unless you find a nice job, it might be an idea to get on that bus and start exploring!
Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach Sector
This section of the trip begins with some time spent in Byron Bay, chilling out and soaking up the bohemian lifestyle. However, if that sounds a little too sedate for you then you can take book in a skydive at the travel desk of any hostel, it might only take a few minutes to get from 11,000 feet to the ground but the adrenaline rush will last so much longer! One night in Byron Bay is included at this point you will pick up all of your vouchers for the remaining activities awaiting you up the East coast.
Nimbin (optional not included)
The day trip to Nimbin is the perfect antidote to too much excitement (is that even possible?!). After being picked up from your accommodation, the Grasshoppers bus will take you through the stunning scenery of Byron Bay to the famous town of Nimbin, Australia´s ´alternative lifestyle´ capital. You´ll have around an hour to experience the hippie atmosphere and sample some special cakes before heading off to the explore rainforests and waterfalls, enjoy a pint in an historic Aussie pub and tuck into some food from the barbie.
It´s quite possible that you´ll get to see Koalas and Kookaburras during the trip, and that´s before the beer! Surfers Paradise The next part of the bus trip takes you from Byron Bay north to Surfers Paradise aptly named due to the 3km golden sand beach, right on the Pacific Ocean. There is something for everyone here, so if you need another shot of adrenaline there is bungy jumping and jet boating, if you´re the sporty type you can enjoy the surfing and beach volleyball, whilst those in need of some relaxation can chill out on the beach or in the cafes and parks of the Northside or West Quay districts.
The next stop for the bus is the city of Brisbane, capital of the ´Sunshine State´ of Queensland (but where isn’t sunny in Oz?). So, what can you expect here? A vibrant nightlife with the abundance of bars and clubs, a bit of culture at the City Hall and Parliament House and the chance to get up close with some of Australia´s most well known natives at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. There is so much indoor and outdoor stuff to do here that you´ll never be bored and being the biggest city in Queensland it can be a good place to stop off for some work.
On the way from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach there is a stop off at the town of Noosa, to drop off old friends and pick up new ones. There is also a chance to have a wander around Wildhorse Mountain National Park, which provides some great photo opportunities of the gorgeous Sunshine Coast area yet something else to make those friends at home envious about!
Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island
Rainbow beach is a must-stop place to pick up the Fraser Island 4 x 4 tour. This unique site, the largest sand island in the world, will blow your mind with its beauty pristine white sand beaches, freshwater lakes and the world´s only sand-dwelling rainforest. This is definitely one you can tick off the ´100 places to visit before you die´ list. Not only does the trip include two nights´ accommodation at Hervey Bay Backpackers, but also two nights camping under the stars, a chance to drive across the endless sands and the opportunity to meet some dingoes (human or canine depends on who is in your group!) Back at Rainbow Beach you can indulge in some more close encounters of the animal kind (we´re talking marine life here) with the opportunity to feed the dolphins. Plus you can meet some new trip recruits at the Hervey Bay hostel stop.
Rainbow Beach to 1770 Sector
After pick-ups and drop-offs at Hervey Bay the bus continues on to the towns of Childers and Bundaberg, which are the ideal place to stop off and replenish your dosh by doing some fruit picking. It´s pretty hard work but well worth it to make sure you’ve got enough funds for extra activities and partying. However, don´t go too mad on the Bundaberg Rum, or Bundy as it´s known, otherwise that fruit picking will be twice as hard! The next opportunity for stopping off and chilling out for a few days is the gorgeous little seaside village of 1770. If you want to spend a bit of time relaxing on golden sands and dipping your toes in the crystal clear turquoise water of the Coral Sea, then this is the place for you. There is still a ton of fun activities coming up on the trip so make sure you recharge your batteries so you can make the most of it! 1770 to Airlie Beach Sector
Airlie Beach a highlight of the trip the Whitsundays cruise.
The three night package here includes two nights at the cool Nomads hostel and one night/two days sailing, giving you the chance to experience these unbelievable islands beaches, rainforest, unusual marine life and a party-to-remember. This will take you to Whitehaven beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
Airlie Beach to Cairns Sector
The beach theme continues in Townsville, where you´ll be staying at one of the best hostels (own expense), right on the gorgeous sand, or on stunning Magnetic Island just off the coast. This is the sunniest spot on the Queensland coast, so you can make the most of the outdoor activities swimming, snorkelling, hiking, koala spotting or just chilling out with your mates. There is plenty going on at the hostel and when it comes to night-time entertainment look out for the full moon parties definitely something to remember (or not!).
White sand beaches, lush rainforest and activities galore await you at the paradise hideaway of Mission Beach. A few days here can be as sedate or adrenaline filled as you choose and if you didn’t take a skydive in Byron Bay, now´s your chance! You won´t get a better view of the area and long after you touch down on the ground your euphoria levels will still be sky high. Mission Beach is also home to the impressive Cassowary, a huge flightless bird with very big claws, a sharp beak and bad-ass attitude you might not want to get too close, but they are certainly a sight to see.
Cairns Adrenaline Overload
You wouldn´t be in Oz if the last part of your ultimate adventure didn´t finish with a bang and that´s exactly what you get with the five night Adrenaline Overload tour! You´ll start by checking in to your accommodation at the Cairns hostel and getting to know your dorm mates in the bar before finding out from your guide exactly what you´ll be up to over the next few days.
You could settle in with a relaxing tour of the Daintree Rainforest, river cruise and visit to Mossman Gorge. The rainforest is unique in that it grows right down to the water´s edge and is one of the most complex ecosystems on earth, containing an abundance of Australian plant and wildlife, including the Idiot Fruit (honestly, we´re not kidding!). Ok, biology lesson over.
If you´ve been a bit shy getting to know your dorm mates then getting thrown around in an inflatable raft whilst being pounded with foamy water is the perfect way to break the ice! Your Tully River trip is a full day that includes hostel pick-up/drop off, BBQ lunch, highly experienced guides and up to 5 hours rafting, not to mention other activities such as rock jumping, rapid swimming, and raft surfing. You won´t go home dry but you will be on a high!
Great Barrier Reef
You can´t visit Oz and not visit the world famous Great Barrier Reef, and as trips go the Passions of Paradise tour is the best on offer. Dates are flexible and there are daily sailings, so you can fit this in when you choose. You may have seen images of this amazing natural attraction in books or on TV, but nothing can prepare you for seeing it in real life exotic marine life, colourful coral gardens, and stunning views all around will take your breath away almost as much as the skydiving! If snorkeling isn´t enough for you, you could always use some of your hard earned cash (or the bank of mum and Dad!) to take a diving trip.
The minimum amount of time you need to complete this trip is 5 weeks, but if you want to find some work along the coast allow yourself 8 weeks or longer.
One thing to remember is that drives are very long, Australia is enormous and the bus might not go every day, so double check the schedules and be prepared to supplement some of the Oz experience sectors with greyhounds if you are in a rush.
However you decide to do it this really is the trip of a lifetime and one that we think is a life changer you might leave home a nervous, first-time traveler, but you´ll return a daring adventurer with more friends than you could have imagined!
There is 14 Nights Accommodation included in the price of this trip.
- 3 nights in Sydney in an awesome hostel in central Sydney
- 1 night dorm accommodation at the surf and stay
- 3 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Noosa
- 2 nights camping on Fraser Island Tour
- 2 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Airlie Beach
- 1 night on board a Whitsunday Maxi Sailing
- 2 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Cairns
That ´s 14 nights of not having to find a bed for the night included in the price!
Most of our travellers travel alone, and are a bit anxious, so lets explain how this trip works:
We get it; you are nervous! But with your first 3 nights in Sydney arranged,including lots of activities, and a backpacker bus pass along the east coast including stop offs in the best places plus including quite a few nights for you… you will wonder why you were nervous. By this time you will have already made friends for life, it´s easy!
Remember 85% on the trip backpacks solo, so everyone is up for making new friends, but also everyone picks their own pace. After a few amazing days in Sydney, you get on the flexible backpacker bus and you can hop on and hop off where ever you like. People tend to travel together for a few days or weeks and then meet others again. As other travellers might have 6 weeks and you might be thinking of travel and work in Australia for 5 months. That is the deal with backpacking. It´s about meeting people, doing amazing stuff together and move on… but have memories for life!
Trip Frequently Asked Questions
One thing to remember is that drives are very long, Australia is enormous and the bus might not go every day, so double check the schedules.
If time is really tight you can FastTrack your journey by using the Greyhound (your Oz experience pass is interchangeable with this).
Will there always be others on the tour?
Yes, there will, although you may not be travelling with exactly the same people that the entire duration of the journey. You start off with your 3 nights stay in Sydney. There are normally between 20 and 40 young travellers arriving in the hostel weekly. all young travellers probably on their first big trip alone. Also you have the travel desk and the job support there to help you out. on the surf trip. From then on you have 1 party night and accommodation in Byron Bay. In
The East coast of Australia is very social, so don’t worry you will make loads of new friends guaranteed.
The amount of money you need depends on how long you go and if you wish to go out a lot etc.
Here we have listed some costs (prices are an indication and may vary due to change in currency rates).
Dorm accommodation will cost about £10 to £15.
Meals are about £5 to £15, but you always have the possibility to cook in the big kitchens of the hostels. This is also a fun way to get to know other people. You will be cooking side to side, most people make spaghetti 🙂
Drinks: a beer will be £2 and wine will be about £3 to £5. But there are always lots of backpacker bars and happy hours. We know what you like.
Money for extra activities along the way. Out of experience we know it is better to book all you definitely want to do up front, because otherwise you spend it on drinks and you will fail to be able to do all the exiting stuff.
You have 12 months to complete the trip and in total there are 14 nights of accommodation included in all the activities.
Arrival pack includes:
Sydney Work & Travel Arrival pack includes:
- Bank account & Tax setup
- Job and resume assistance
- Access to Nomads Job Board for 12 months
- License requirements, permits and courses advice
- Assistance with interview preparation
- 3 months Nomads job desk assistance
Byron Bay Surf and Stay includes:
- 1 night at a funky hostel in Byron bay
- 1 Hour of Surf lessons
The Fraser Island 4×4 includes:
- Flexible starting dates
- Matched up with a group at time of confirmation
- Guide, but you get the opportunity to drive your self too
- 2 night camping with equipment
- Swim in Crystal clear lakes Meet Dingo’s
Whitsundays Sailing Cruise Includes:
- The worlds most photographed beach
- Flexible starting date
- 1 night and 2 days on the reef
- Meals & Accommodation included.
2 Nights in Cairns Includes:
- 2 Nights in out Hostel in Cairns
- Atherton Tablelands Day Tour
Other miscellaneous inclusions
- 2 for 1 Drink voucher at Nomads Noosa KB´s Bar
- 2x breakfasts at Nomads Cairns
- Detailed pre departure pack and guide to Australia
- Access to Australia buddy lists to chat to other people before you leave
- Accommodation other than stated above
- Meals other than included in itinerary
- Spending money
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