South Australia has a campaign offering quirky jobs, like fauna surveying, for Brits on Australian working holidays.
13 August 2010
Find an Australian working holiday job in South Australia
South Australia has started a campaign offering Britons aged 18 to 30 the chance to take up unusual and quirky jobs on their Australian Working Holiday.
South Australia's London-based agent general Bill Muirhead said the campaign was about showing people that South Australia offers more exciting work and travel options than anywhere else in the world.
"And anyone on a working holiday could do them,” Mr Muirhead said.
As well as being beautiful state to call home for a while there's a demand for Australian working holiday makers to fill positions in a range of jobs.
Jobs available in South Australia include:
- Koala catcher;
- Shark personality profiler;
- Beer taster;
- Fairy Penguin home remodeller;
- Camel trekking involving flora and fauna surveying in the Outback;
- Working on remote cattle station as a Jackaroo or Jillaroo;
- Restoration work in the arid Outback;
- Picking grapes for Australia's best wines;
- Conservation work for unique Australian wildlife; AND
- Volunteering in a native bush foods garden for an indigenous community, in return for accommodation, meals and insights into the dreaming stories.
South Australia also qualifies as a region area, which means working holiday makers from Britian have the option to extend their working holiday visa for another full year.
The Australian and South Australian Government endorsed website Workinsa.com.au has information about finding work in the state, as well as a handy job search feature for working holiday makers.
You can search for working holiday jobs and find out more information about working and living in South Australia here.
While it is possible for working holiday makers to apply for some jobs before leaving for Australia, it is strongly advised to obtain an Australian Working Holiday Visa before making applications as you will not be able to work or enter Australia without a valid visa.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian Visa application at the Australian Embassy.