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How to Work Abroad in Australia

Submitted by on February 18, 2009 – 3:35 pm5 Comments

ozblueThe Australia Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) or (subclass 417) is for people aged 18 to 30 who want to travel and work for up to 12 months in Australia. This visa allows one to supplement the cost of his or her holiday through periods of temporary or casual employment. Most countries under this visa program have a limit on the number of Work and Holiday visas issued per year. If you are granted a Work and Holiday visa you can enter Australia at any time within 3 months of the visa grant date and stay for up to 12 months. During this time period, one can leave and re–enter Australia any number of times in the 12 months from the date of first entry and undertake temporary employment in Australia. For more information on how to apply for a Work and Holiday visa, click here .

Once your visa has been granted you can start making your arrangements to travel to Australia and start your job search. The best way to find a job is to purchase a working holiday starter pack. These cheap and easy 3 night working holiday starter packages will get you on your way before you even leave home. Set up your bank account, resume, Tax File Number, and get an Australian address and phone number, so you can be a step ahead of everyone else when you start your job search! Packages are available in Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Brisbane, so why not try a less crowded spot to base yourself? You can book your Working Holiday Starter Packs here.

Working Holiday Starter Packs include:
* Arrival airport transfer
* 3 nights dorm accommodation
* 3 vouchers for dinner or breakfast

Plus, it allows you to organize the following before leaving home:
* Australian bank account setup
* Tax file number setup
* Medicare setup (if applicable)
* 12 months mail forwarding in Oz
* Nomads Mad Card & Travel Guide containing 500AUD worth of meal, drink, travel, and entertainment vouchers
* Job assistance and personal consulting
* Vodafone Rechargeable SIM card including 10AUD worth of phone



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