Working holidays

Working holidays (whether as an employee or a volunteer) are a great way to gain job experience and explore the richness and diversity of other cultures. Overseas job experience also looks great on your resume.

Check out the links below to see what’s on offer and what's involved.

Research jobs

Use travel websites to search for work and tourist information:

You may also find information on cultural work expectations.

Decide which country you want to work in

Australia has a working holiday agreement with a number of countries and regions, allowing young Australians to holiday and engage in short-term work. See partner countries for details.

Apply for a working holiday visa

Embassy World provides contact details of embassies worldwide. Make sure you:

  • allow enough time for your documents to be mailed and processed
  • check the restrictions on your visa, including age, type and length of employment, and the living expenses you’ll need while you’re looking for a job.

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