Ultimate Arrival Package - Australia
Everybody knows a friend or relative who's been to Australia as part of a gap year working holiday. It's virtually a pilgrimage for young travellers to explore the world and to see what all the craze is about in the 'land down under'! The issue you can face is being able to get everything arranged when you first arrive and this program is here to take the stress out of the experience to ensure you're getting the full potential from your trip.
Why choose The Ultimate Working Holiday - Australia program?
- It gives you the peace of mind in knowing that your arrival into Australia is organized on your behalf and includes airport transfers and accommodation arrangements before you even get there.
- It eliminates the concerns of setting up bank accounts, tax numbers and beginning the process of searching for a job.
- Your adventures will begin the moment you step off the plane as you make new friends in this small group environment and take part in some very exciting experiences in Australia.
You'll get to take a stunning Sydney harbor cruise, head out on walking city tours, enjoy dolphin watching, sandboarding, cuddle a kangaroo, see koala's in the wild and party the night away with your new friends at the Sydney pub crawl celebrations toward the end of your program.
Each day in Australia is an Ultimate Adventure!
Your trip consists of a 7-day adventure package with the option to purchase additional nights of accommodation at a highly discounted rate. These optional additional nights in the hostel (starting at $90 for 3 extra nights) will allow you to either settle in before your adventure or give you more time to explore Sydney after it! We suggest the additional days so you can also take a look at all the job opportunities offered with your new job site membership. Here is what will be included in the main 7 days that make up your adventure:
The Australian Working Holiday Visa
If you are between 18 and 30 years old, you are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa. This allows you to live and casually work anywhere in Australia for 12 months, allowing you to earn money to fund your trip.
You need to be outside Australia when you apply and when your visa is granted. You cannot have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa. It costs approximately $460 AUD for a Working Holiday visa. Depending on your circumstances you may need to undertake a medical examination, which will not be included in your visa application charge and will need to be completed before a decision can be made on your visa application.
You need to have sufficient funds to support yourself for the initial stage of your working holiday. Generally, $5000 AUD is regarded as sufficient, but the amount may vary depending on your length of stay and the extent of your travel -- not to worry! You should also have a return flight, onward ticket or the funds for a fare to depart Australia at the end of your working holiday.
How to Apply
You will be asked to choose a departure date and make a deposit of $100 to confirm your program. Not quite sure when you want to go? That's okay! Simply start your application and we will be in touch about how to plan out your working holiday in Australia.
- Airport pick-up via shuttle bus transfer
- Accommodation at WakeUp, voted Australia's best hostel
- Welcome dinner & drinks
- Guided Sydney tour
- Info session
- Sydney Harbour cruise
- Trip to, and accommodation at, the amazing Basecamp beach resort
- Dolphin cruise
- Sydney party bus pub crawl
- Beach walk
- Online RSA (Responsible service of alcohol) training course*
- Barman key skills training course
- 12-Months TAW membership (Travelers at Work - Australia's top job database)
- 12-Months mail forwarding service
- Bank Account/ SIM card/ TFN (Tax File Number) arranged
*RSA course is valid in Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, and South Australia. It is not valid in New South Wales or Victoria but a valid classroom course can be bought, and paid for, separately.
What's Not Included?
- International flights
- Travel Insurance
- Working Holiday Visa (approx. $460 USD)
- Living expenses
- LATE ARRIVALS: If your flight is scheduled to arrive after 10PM, please make your way to the train station and purchase a one-way ticket ($16) to the City. Get off at Central Station and walk to the Pitt St. Exit. Your hostel will be straight ahead. Keep your ticket and we will refund you at the office!
This list is an example of the jobs featured on the database you will have access to while on the Ultimate Working Holiday program in Australia. Once on the program, you will be able to log into a similar list and apply for jobs!
Hotel Allrounder, NSW
Hours: Full time
Pay: $19/ hour
Small family hotel looking for a hotel all-rounder to join our young team. You will be cleaning rooms, serving in the restaurant, taking bookings at reception, and making coffee in the cafe (if possible).
Bar/ Waiting Staff, QLD
Pay: $750/week (meals provided)
The successful candidate will have a passion for providing outstanding customer service with shiny personality and knowledge of food and beverage restaurant service.
Amusement Machine Merchandiser, NSW
Hours:40 hrs/ week
Pay: $18/ hour
We operate amusement machines throughout Australia. This position is for our Sydney based operation. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to service our machines.
Furniture Removalist, NSW
Hours: 30-40 hours/ week
Pay: $21.50/ hour
You would be responsible for the delivery and collection of furniture and appliances to and from customer homes.
Nursery Helpers, VIC
Hours: Full Time
Pay: $18.90/ hour
We require two hard working backpackers to help us bagging rose plants and with other general duties at a busy nursery.
Milker/ General Farm Hand, SA
Hours: 40-50 hours/ week
Pay: $750/ week (accommodation provided)
Looking for people with experience in the dairy industry, mainly with milk harvesting, and also odd jobs around the farm, like weeds, feeding stock etc.
Polo Groom, NSW
Hours: Full Time
Pay: $18/ hour
We are actively looking for people to join our team for the upcoming season. Must be energetic and self motivated to run a small polo farm in regional NSW.
Pay: $150/ day
A fit and enthusiastic worker with plumbing and/or tiling trade skills is required to complete maintenance and renovation of a historic 1880's merchant store and several other properties. Accommodation and full board is provided in a private, free standing studio.