Backpacker Employment Australia

Backpackers in Australia often seek employment at some stage during their holiday. Once you have your work visa, you can simply contact a backpacker employment agency and register for work. With a choice of short term, casual and long term employment available to travelers in Australia, finding work as a backpacker is very easy. Depending on industry, duration of stay and skillset, the choices available to backpackers seeking work in Australia is vast.

We give you the details of agencies, classfieds and online portals which can help travelers find employment in Australia:

Online Employment: Australia has several online employment portals which display thousands of current job listings daily. Travellers can search the employment listings by location, salary, employment type (part time, casual, contract, etc).

MyCareer: Australia ’s leading online employment portal. Users can submit resumes and keep track of bookmarked job advertisements. Singing up to MyCareer can keep the job seeker up to speed with the latest job listings emailed to their inbox daily.

Seek: With over 122,000 online job listings, seek is Australia’s premier employment and recruitment portal. Job seekers can sign up to become a member of seek and receive latest job information, recruitment listings, as well as access to training options and career resources if the backpacking trip turns into a permanent stay! Users can browse by industry, state, and salary range.

Online Classifieds: Online classfieds are a good resource to find casual jobs in Australia. 2 Sites have emerged in the last year as great value classifieds for job listings and accommodation: Gumtree and Cracker.

Gumtree: Lists Jobs posted by industry sector and is updated everyday.

Cracker: Broken into State Subsections, Cracker lists current job postings by industry.

It is best to browse these pages everyday, you never know your luck – whether you are looking for work for the next 3 weeks, or 6 months, many travelers have reported great success with these classifieds sites.

Employment Agencies: If you have qualifications such as legal or nursing skills, temping agencies can be a very good way to find short term employment opportunities as a traveler, delivering you better rates of pay than casual positions.

Learned Friends: An agency providing jobs for lawyers, legal PAs and paralegals, Learned Friends lists jobs temping or short term contract basis. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, they can be contacted on: Ph: 61 2 9231 5700

Nursing Agencies: Browse Seek or read the local newspapers on Saturday to get in contact with Nursing agencies Australia wide. With an abundance of employment available, nursing agencies offer a diverse range of assignments and employment contracts.