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Working Holiday Jobs in Australia 

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A working holiday in Australia is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity and most applicants will be full of an overwhelming sense of excitement that drowns out any sensible thought regarding their trip.

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However, even though the focus of a year out Down Under should be to make the most of all Australia has to offer, there are plenty of aspects that do require some serious thought to ensure that the fun actually gets to start; one of these is where to look for working holiday jobs in Australia.

Finding a job to qualify for a second year visa

Most people on an Australian working holiday visa are aware that their 12 month visa can be extended for another 12 months if they complete three months' work in rural Australia in their first year.

There are plenty of ways to do this but the most common is fruit-picking. To read more about how to get your second year working holiday visa, read this page and there is some more info on this blog

Finding any job

You might want to further your career for when you get back home, you might have just graduated and want to put your degree to some good use or you could simply want to earn enough money to cover your rent and keep you in beer.

Whatever you're looking for, with a bit patience, confidence in what you want to do and where you want to go, you should be able to find some great opportunities in most Australian cities.

You should be aware that even though you're on a working holiday you shouldn't treat any work opportunities lightly; there will probably be hundreds of other keen applicants in the queue behind you, don't lose a job by giving off the impression you're just there in ebtween time spent on the beach drunk.

Have a look at our working holiday jobs tips page for some things to bear in mind when applying for jobs.

Finding work

Here's a look at some employment agencies covering a range of industries in Australia's largest cities.