Short-Term and Summer Jobs in Australia and New Zealand
The Key Employers
Seasonal Jobs in New Zealand
There is a growing demand in New Zealand for seasonal workers. People that are willing to work at short notice and for varying durations, but usually in a great environment that offers freedom and a chance to really see this great country.
So, are you an overseas visitor and looking for a way to fuel your travel funds? Or maybe you are a kiwi yearning for a change of scene? Either way you are in the right place because this site was designed for you!
Au Pair Placements
Become an Au Pair in Australia. Improve your English and have the time of your life.
Dates: All Year
Contact: Nanny Australia, 112 Ernest Street, Crows Nest NSW, 2065 Australia.
Tel.: +61 432 022 939
Work and Travel in Australia and New Zealand with InterExchange Working Abroad
InterExchange Working Abroad offers participants the unforgettable adventure to experience Australia and New Zealand with our Work & Travel program. This program gives you the freedom to experience the best of Australia and New Zealand for up to one year with the support and guidance that comes with InterExchange's 40+ years of experience. Want to surf in January? Ski in July or explore the outback? Harvest fresh fruit on an organic farm? Whatever kind of adventure you have in mind, we can help you do it Down Under!
Contact: Interexchange, Inc., Working Abroad, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013. Tel. 212-305-5438; toll-free 1.800.597.3675.
Au Pair in New Zealand
As an Au Pair in New Zealand, not only will you have the chance to live with a Host Family and experience the sense of wonder and adventure which has made us famous around the globe—you will also have the opportunity to work in a rewarding childcare position, gaining invaluable experience on a programme which is recognised all around the world!
Receive a weekly wage, free room and board and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in a world-leading early childhood educational curriculum… We have wonderful, loving families across New Zealand (all are screened and interviewed), so you are guaranteed a placement that suits you!
||Dates: 6 – 12 month placement terms available.
Cost: Au Pair Link provides a flight package for Au Pairs arriving to New Zealand
Contact: Au Pair Link, Ground Floor, 7 Falcon St, Parnell, Auckland 1052, NEW ZEALAND
AAA Nannies, P.O. Box 157, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland 4212, Australia; 011-61-7-5530-1123; www.aaanannies.com. Places au pairs and nannies in Australia (plus Canada and Europe). Registration fee guarantees placement.
AIFS Australia Pty Ltd., 91 York St., 2nd Fl., Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia; 011-61-2-8235-7000; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.workinaustralia.net. Work and travel program, recently taken over from CIEE as the U.S. North American agent is Globetrotters Education in Canada.
Australian Tropical Research Foundation, PMB 5, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia; 011-61-7-4098-0063; email@example.com; www.austrop.org.au. Volunteers over the age of 23 required for variety of tasks.
BUNAC USA, P.O. Box 430, Southbury, CT 06488; 203-264-0901; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bunac.org. Administers Work in Australia program (maximum 12 months) and Work in New Zealand program (maximum 12 months); open to students and non-students aged 18-30 (maximum 35 for New Zealand).
CCUSA/Work Experience Downunder, 2330 Marinship Way, Ste. 250, Sausalito, CA 94965; 415-339-2740 or 888-449-3872; email@example.com, www.ccusa.com. Work Experience programs in Australia (maximum 4 months) and in New Zealand (up to 12 months).
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), P.O. Box 423, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia; 011-61-3-5333 1483; www.conservationvolunteers.com.au. Organizes short- and long-term voluntary conservation projects in Australia. Overseas volunteers participate in a 4 or 6-week package.
Cultural Embrace: Work in the Land Down Under! Hospitality, farm, and child care jobs in Queensland, Australia. Wages are dependent upon many factors including the type of job and your experience and qualifications. The average wage is AUS$350/week. An all-inclusive orientation is held at the start of your time in Australia in Rainbow Beach near Fraser Island. Most job placements include room & board. If not, you will be paid more to cover these extra costs. For more info visit: www.culturalembrace.com. You must bring a certain amount of money $3K-5K as per law to show that you have sufficient funds for your stay. (reviewed by Web editor)..
Global Choices: Work Holiday in Australia. Working Holiday in Australia. When you say Australia—the first thing that comes to your mind is kangaroos, surfing, and aborigines. It sounds very attractive and exotic, but if you are going to travel there for the Working Holiday you realise that it is not a piece of cake to do all travel arrangements (accommodation, job, bank account etc.,) before your departure. If you do not want to waste your precious time on sorting out such things as banking, jobs, tax file number ID, accommodation, mobile phone, tax refund etc., we would like to offer you our programme: Working Holiday package - complete peace of mind before leaving! More information and Online Application Form: www.globalchoices.co.uk/work-programme-270.php (reviewed by Web editor).
HELP Exchange, www.helpx.net. Free info exchange for people who want to work for free accommodation and meals in Australia and New Zealand. About 300 addresses in Australia and 440 in New Zealand.
Involvement Volunteers Association Inc., P.O. Box 218, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia; 011-61-3-9646-9392; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.volunteering.org.au. IVI has links with projects around Australia (and worldwide). Past placements have included assisting zoology research in Queensland, working at a reptile park in South Australia, and social service work with children, elderly, and disabled people.
National Harvest Labour Information Service, www.jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail. Centralized source of information on vacancies in fruit and vegetable harvests throughout Australia, especially in the busy harvest season (Jan-March) in Victoria, around Mooroopna.
New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers, 343 S.H.17 R.D.3, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand; Tel./fax. 011-64-9-415 9336; email@example.com, www.conservationvolunteers.org.nz. National organization that maintains an online register of conservation projects throughout New Zealand for the benefit of volunteers including international volunteers. Many project organizers provide free transport and accommodations.
Seasonal Work NZ, P.O. Box 2075, Rotorua, New Zealand; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.seasonalwork.co.nz. Publicizes short-term vacancies for travelers with a valid working holiday visa, mainly in the fields of fruit harvesting and processing, but also in restaurants, construction, etc.
Torrens Valley Orchards, Forreston Rd. Gumeracha, S.A., Australia; 011-61-8-3891405; email@example.com; www.tvo.com.au. Orchard work Dec-Sept, especially cherry picking and packing (Dec-Jan).
Travellers Contact Point, Level 7, Dymocks Bldg., 428 George St., Sydney 2000 (011-61-2-9221-8744; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.travellers.com.au). Agency with office in Melbourne and affiliated offices around Australia and New Zealand; helps people (who have a working holiday visa) to set up work. Services for members include job search and mail forwarding; working holiday starter package includes first two nights accommodation. Also operates a recruitment agency for travelers, (www.taw.com.au).
Visitoz Scheme, Springbrook Farm, 8921 Burnett HWY, Goomeri, Queensland 4601, Australia; 011-61-7-4168-6106; email@example.com, www.visitoz.org. Station/ranch that runs 5-day courses in outback working techniques and then directs participants with working holiday visas to one of nearly 1,000 employers offering paid jobs on the land and in the hospitality industry. Course fee includes visa service for U.S. citizens aged 18-30.
Working In Ltd, PO Box 3394, Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand; 011-64-9 3020 977; www.workingin.com. Web-based employment resource aims to put people who are arriving in Australia or New Zealand in touch with employers who are seeking skilled and professional people.
WWOOF Australia (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), 2166 Gelantipy Rd., W Tree, Via Buchan, Victoria 3885, Australia; 011-03-5155-0218, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wwoof.com.au. Distributes the Australian WWOOF Book, with the addresses of about 2,000 member farms in Australia looking for short- or long-term voluntary help. Membership costs AU$60 (which includes accident insurance) if book is bought outside Australia.
WWOOF New Zealand, see the excellent and complete website which provides details for the working options on organic farms at www.wwoof.co.nz. Membership from abroad costs NZ$40 and NZ$50 if ordering a printed book, which includes a list of almost 1,200 organic farms.