Ultimate Aussie Paid Work and Sydney Intro
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  • Relaxation 3 out of 5
  • Culture 2 out of 5
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  • Settle into Oz with a whole bunch of like-minded young travellers.
  • Stay in Australia’s cosmopolitan city and enjoy the backpacker atmosphere at a city centre hostel.
  • Enjoy seven fun-filled packed days in Sydney enjoying day trips and partying the night away!
  • Perfect for first time travellers looking for a package combining all the essentials of work and travel.
  • 12 months of job offers with reputable employers as and when you need work.

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Trip Summary

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Want to find work in Australia? Meet some new friends down under? Experience the best of Sydney? Then this is the package for you! If you're looking to work and travel in Australia then take a look at this!

 

First off, we’ll get you settled into Oz so you can kick start your trip with a group of like minded travellers. Our introductory seven night package at a city centre hostel is the ultimate place to spend your first week down under and packed full of fun activities in Sydney.

 

Once we’ve sorted out your social circle, we’ll then get you sorted out with finding work. Your orientation will explain all you need to know about employment and travelling in country - you’ll feel at home in no time! After your initial 7 days, you’re on your own – but certainly not alone... for up to 12 months, you’ll have the freedom to work, travel and have fun at your own pace, with the support of Real Gap or our Aussie partners in finding work and living life the Aussie way!

 

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What will I be doing?

  • Week of fun! (7 Days)

  • The Work side of things (Up to 12 months)

  • Getting a job! (Up to 12 months)

  • Types of job (up to 12 Months)

  • Tips for getting work, be flexible (12 Months)

Week of fun! : 7 Days

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots; it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.

 
  • Location: Sydney

Your Typical Itinerary For The 7 Days of Fun 


Day 1 - Arrival and free time
Welcome to Sydney! After checking into the hostel the day is free for you to spend sightseeing, sleeping, shopping chilling out or whatever else takes your fancy!

 

Day 2 - Sydney Harbour Cruise
Depart Darling Harbour on a hop on / hop off Harbour Boat Cruise heading out to Watson’s Bay, swim at Camp Cove and enjoy beach games and tasty Fish and Chips! Jump back on the cruise boat late afternoon back to Circular Quay to check out the sights of Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

 

Day 3 - Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
Check out Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park in the morning, the park is rich in Aboriginal history and home to many Australian native flora and fauna. Next stop Hunter Valley, famous for it’s vino! Stop for lunch before tickling your taste buds with the ultimate wine tasting experience.

 

Day 4 - Learn to Surf
Surfs up! At last – your chance to become an Aussie surfer! Enjoy a surf lesson with Australia's No 1 Surf School for Beginners where the qualified instructors will teach you how to catch waves, stand up and ride them all the way to the beach!

 

Day 5 - Sydney Centrepoint Tower and Bar Crawl
Try real Aussie tucker as you enjoy a buffet style lunch in Australia's highest revolving restaurant - the tower takes around 70 minutes to complete one rotation and provides amazing views over the city. In the evening, we’ll take you to 4 of Sydney’s most popular bars and drinks are on us as we'll get you a free drink in each venue!

 

Day 6 - Sydney Wildlife World
Finally, your chance to come face to face with some of Australia's most unique wildlife at Sydney Wildlife World. From Kangaroos to Koalas you'll be sure to meet the native animals from down under.

 

Day 7 - Bondi Beach BBQ
What better way to end your first week in Sydney than to spend the day at the fabulous Bondi Beach. Relax, soak up the sun, practice your surfing and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Aussie BBQ.

 

Please note: Activities may be subject to change due to weather conditions and the itinerary may change depending on day of arrival.
 

The Work side of things: Up to 12 months

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots; it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.

 
 
  • Location: Sydney

Once you’ve arrived into Sydney, settled in and got to know a load of new travel buddies, we’ll give you an orientation from our recommended recruitment agency. They will cover useful information about jobs and travelling around Oz. The agency is one of the most successful recruitment agencies in Sydney and will provide immediate access to a huge variety of jobs!!

There are stacks of opportunities available to those on a working holiday visa, although you can only be employed in casual work. The agency will try its very best to match you to a job which suits you and your skills, and this could be anything from fruit picking to labouring to being a temp in an office based environment.

After your initial 7 nights (depending on the option you choose), you’re on your own – but certainly not alone… for up to 12 months, you’ll have the freedom to work, travel and have fun at your own pace, with the support of Real Gap or our Aussie partners in finding work and living life the Aussie way!

All in all, this is a great package for anyone who wants to work in Oz while having the Ultimate experience!

Getting a job!: Up to 12 months

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots; it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.
 

  • Location: Australia

Upon your arrival, our priority is to find you a job as quickly as possible. All you need to do is complete the quick and easy Online Registration and let our team of Job Consultants know when you want to work. You can then leave it up to them! For your first job offer you will be made a priority and will be given the first choice of the positions available. You will then be safe in the knowledge that you have access to all job services for up to 12 months including regular email and sms job updates. This is a nice feeling considering that over 110,000 people enter Oz on a working holiday each year.

We have lots of job offers in Sydney. However we can also find you work in other parts of Australia.

Types of job: up to 12 Months

Next Leg

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots; it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.
 

  • Location: All over Australia

There are lots of different jobs available to those on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. The visa states that you can only be employed in casual employment during your stay. The team will try to match you to a job, which suits you and your skills, and even if your work experience is limited, you can still be offered work.

You may be offered jobs in a number of industries including hospitality, call centre, factory/warehouses, retail, labouring and fruit picking. Jobs can range from 1 day, through to 6 months and anything in between – perfect for backpackers who want to travel around a lot. The more flexible you can be with what you do, the more work will be available to you.

 

Rates of pay

As a general rule, the casual work we get ranges from $13-$18 per hour. Skilled temping positions pay more – around $20-30 per hour.  

Tips for getting work, be flexible: 12 Months

Destination info

Sydney ticks off everything a cosmopolitan city should have, with its cracking nightlife, laidback outdoor lifestyle, stunning harbour and some of the best beaches and surf spots; it’s no wonder that this city is one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant places to visit. Catch the sunset at Sydney Harbour, cook a shrimp on the barbie down Bondi Beach, or be inspired by a magical performance at Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do in this fantastic city, you’ll always remember your time spent in the gateway to Australia.
 

  • Location: Australia

With the right motivation and attitude your working experiences in Australia will be positive and fulfilling. Be flexible. You never know where your job will take you unless you give it a go. People often refuse jobs because they don’t like the sound of the work or that it isn’t what they are used to doing at home. However, you never know when the next job will come along so make the most of every opportunity to learn and make some dollars.

And just think how much more you will appreciate those dollars when you are sitting on a tropical beach somewhere in Oz enjoying a cold beer and watching the sun set on another perfect days travelling. Here are a few tips to help get a job quickly:

 

If you already have plain black trousers, a white long sleeve business shirt and plain black leather/leather look shoes, bring them to Oz with you  - they are always useful for job interviews and are required for some types of work.

Please note: Different jobs require that you have relevant experience or qualifications, such as bar work, construction industry etc. Various qualifications are required by employers, for example, the 1 Day RSA course (Responsible Service of Alcohol) teaches you the Australian laws and regulations of serving alcohol and is required to work anywhere that sells alcohol. Full details about these courses and the fees involved will be provided by the team at your orientation.

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What's included?

  • Airport pick up and transfer on arrival
  • 7 nights accommodation in a central hostel
  • 5 lunches
  • Working Holiday Visa (if you pick the option including the Working Holiday Visa)
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
  • Learn to Surf lesson
  • Sydney Centrepoint Tower
  • Sydney City Bar Crawl
  • Sydney Wildlife World
  • Beach BBQ
  • Orientation
  • 12 months membership to job service
  • Exclusive access to members only jobs
  • Tax advice
  • Bank account

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Working Holiday Visa (if you don't pick the option including the Working Holiday Visa)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation after first 7 days
  • Meals other than those included
  • Any transportation other than airport arrival transfer

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18, maximum age 30 (due to working holiday visa restrictions)

 

Accommodation

For the first 7 nights you will stay in a mixed shared dorm at a fantastic hostel in the city centre.  The hostel boasts facilities including a self-catering kitchen, dining room, laundry, games & TV room, travel desk, 24 hour security and internet access.

 

Meals

A total of 5 lunches are included in the first week. You are responsible for all other meals not included. You can either eat out at one of the many restaurants in Sydney, or you can visit the local supermarket and prepare your own meals in the self catering kitchen at the hostel.

 

Is this trip for you?

Working Holiday Visa
To take part in this programme you will require a working holiday visa. The working holiday visa is available to anyone age 18-30. The emphasis is on casual employment: you are meant to work for no more than six months at any one job. If you want to stay in Australia for up to 24 months, this is now possible for some nationalities. Speak to one of our sales advisors for more information.

 

To be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa, you must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 30 years at the time of application
  • Have a valid passport for one of the countries listed at Australian Immigration, www.immi.gov.au
  • Have no dependant children
  • Have not previously entered Australia on a working holiday visa
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Be outside Australia at the time of visa grant

To be granted a working holiday visa you must also agree that:

  • Your main reason for coming to Australia is to holiday
  • You must not undertake studies or training for more than 3 months
  • You will leave Australia at the end of your authorized stay
  • You must have sufficient funds to support yourself for the initial part of your stay. AUD$5000 minimum is regarded as sufficient. You may have to provide evidence of this in the form of a bank statement.

If you are concerned about this, then please do not hesitate to contact our travel advisors for additional advice.
 

 

Bank Account

An Australian bank account will be opened for you. You will receive all the details and your bankcard within the first days of arrival. The Bank we use is the second largest bank in Australia with over 700 branches and 3000 ATM machines around the country.

 

The Bank will bring your Bank Details and Bank Card to the orientation. You will need to show them your passport and sign to say that you agree to the terms and conditions of the account. Once this is done then your account is ready to use.

 

The account charges you a monthly fee of AUD $5.00, this give you unlimited monthly transactions at any of the bank's ATM around Australia. Be aware if you use another banks ATM, you will be charged $1.50 per transaction. Your Bank Card can also be used in New Zealand.

 

Please Note: Bank charges apply and are subject to change. It is your responsibility to close your bank account before you leave the country. 

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. What happens after the first 7 nights?

The guys in the Sydney office will give you loads of advice as to whether you wish to rent a flat/house, extend your stay in the hostel or go off travelling!

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2. Do I have to work for a set amount of time?

No! Our work programmes are really flexible which means you choose when you want to work and when you want to travel.

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3. Can I go by myself?

Definitely! About 90% of the people travelling to Australia are doing so on their own so if you are a solo traveller you most definitely won’t be the only one!

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4. Can I get in touch with other travellers before I go?

Yes! We provide a 'buddy list' of others email addresses joining you in Sydney on the same start date.

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5. Is it true that I must have a certain amount of money in the bank when I travel?

Yes. Immigration require you to have approx AUD$5000 funds to support yourself on this visa, so this is a good amount to have for spending money!

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Ultimate Aussie Paid Work and Sydney Intro

Stephanie Phelan - February 2013

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The best time of my life!

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Meeting some amazing people who will be life long friends! Living in Sydney and living the Australian lifestyle for 3 months. Spending 2 months traveling the east coast. Making a family of friend's working in Cairns Diving the barrier reef was by far the best day of my life! Everything was just amazing!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Don't hesitate about doing something, just go for it, have no regrets! Don't be afraid of not meeting anyone, every person i met was friendly and i can say i have a friend from nearly every country in the world now! Do what you want and don't do what others are doing if it's not something you want to do

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

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Olivia Newitt - September 2011

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Unbeleivable! Best year of my life, have memories and freinds for years to come...

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Arriving and the orientation week was insane - I was in cloud 9 because i couldnt actally beleive that i was on the other side of the world! Also bungy jumping, learning to surf then working at a surf camp, going for a night out in bondi with plan b and example, getting on bondi rescue, and definitly all the awsome people who became such good friends! Oh and australia day.... cant explain until you do it yourself! it is NUTS

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1) Be really laid back and open to anything that may come your way, its suprising what does!


2) Take every opportunity, even if its a little expensive, money is replacable, memories are not.... whatever it is, just do it!!


3) No one, or very few people know you before, so let loose, but not in a bad way.... what goes aorund comes around and bites you in the bum, but be whoever you want when your travelling, its going to be the best time of your life so just be who you want to be


 

Would you travel with our company again?

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Would you recommend us?

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