Melbourne and Victoria, Australia, are popular destinations for backpackers due to their diverse landscapes, vibrant cities, and numerous job opportunities. Here's some information to help backpackers plan their trip and find work in this region:
Explore the city's laneways, visit the National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy coffee culture in the many cafes. Don't forget to see the Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, and Melbourne Zoo.Victoria:
Beyond Melbourne, discover the Yarra Valley wine region, Phillip Island's penguins, the Grampians National Park, and the iconic Twelve Apostles.
Melbourne and Victoria offer a wide range of backpacker hostels catering to budget travellers. Some popular options in Melbourne include Nomads Melbourne, Base St. Kilda, and United Backpackers.Camping:
Victoria has many campsites in national parks and coastal areas for those who enjoy camping. Make sure to follow camping regulations.
Melbourne has an extensive tram and bus network. Consider getting a myki card for discounted travel. In regional Victoria, buses and trains connect major towns.Car Rentals:
Renting a car might be a good option if you plan to explore remote areas.
Most backpackers in Australia use the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417 or 462), which allows them to work and travel for up to one year and can be extended for 2yrs. Check your eligibility and apply online through the Australian government website.Job Options:
Backpackers commonly find work in hospitality (bars, restaurants, cafes), agriculture (fruit picking, farm work), retail, and tourism. Job opportunities can vary with the season.Job Search:
Look for jobs on websites like Seek, Gumtree, and Indeed. Additionally, visit local businesses in person and inquire about job openings.
Many hostels in Melbourne have job notice boards where employers post job vacancies. Check these regularly.Hostel Work:
Some hostels offer work in exchange for accommodation, known as "work for stay" programs. This can help you save money on lodging.
In regional areas, such as Shepparton and Mildura, you can find seasonal work like fruit picking and farm labour. This type of work often qualifies for a second-year visa extension.Wine Regions:
Victoria has renowned wine regions like the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula, where you might find work in vineyards.
Join Facebook groups for backpackers in Melbourne and Victoria to connect with other travellers, get job leads, and share information.Backpacker Hostels:
Staying in backpacker hostels is a great way to meet fellow travellers and get tips on finding work and exploring the area.
Always follow safety guidelines and local regulations, especially when doing outdoor activities or working in remote areas. Remember to research the latest travel and visa requirements, which can change over time. Melbourne and Victoria offer an exciting adventure for backpackers with plenty to see, do, and explore while earning money to fund your travels.
Any suggestions regarding working in Australia or if you are looking for permanent workers or working holiday makers holding the required Visa for seasonal or temping work in your company then please email us at Workstay or go to our contact page and send your details.
Need a visa for Australia
WHV's can ONLY be applied for; before arriving in Australia. Working Holiday Visa's* can only be granted before you arrive in Australia. For details about applying visit Australia's official website here (www.immi.gov.au) or visit a Travel Agent or an Australian Embassy or Consulate in the country you are in.
If your monthly wage is more than $A450, your employer must contribute an additional sum equal to 9.5% of your wage into a superannuation (pension) account for you. If you entered Australia on an eligible temporary resident visa you can, in most cases, access your contributions when you leave Australia, although the contributions will be taxed.
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