Short-Term and Summer Jobs in Australia and New Zealand
The Key Employers
|Work & Travel in Australia or New Zealand with InterExchange Working Abroad
Our Work & Travel programs are designed specifically to help young Americans secure international job opportunities in Australia or New Zealand. We work with a variety of international agencies that help our participants find international jobs and housing and provide in-country assistance during your stay. When you are not working, you can spend your time discovering the amazing natural scenery and culture of Australia and New Zealand!
|Dates: Year round — placements available for up to one year
Contact: Interexchange Working
Abroad, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013.
|| Au Pair Australia or Au Pair New Zealand
Become an Au Pair in New Zealand or Australia and Earn a Weekly Stipend.
Experience a once in a lifetime cultural experience! Become an au pair in New Zealand or Australia for 6 to 12 months. Immerse yourself in the Kiwi or Aussie culture while caring for children in your host family.
This is a great program if you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the support you need.
Cost: Please see website for details
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
Website: Au Pair in Australia or Au Pair in New Zealand
| Work Experience Australia
Add prestige to your resume and gain international experience while exploring the friendly “no worries” culture down under. We have heaps of internships and jobs waiting for you. Land a 2-3, 6 or 12-month position with a luxury resort, hotel, or event company with guaranteed job placement arranged prior to your arrival. Our experienced team will walk you through the entire process–matching you with the right employer, guiding you through interviews, and helping you get settled upon arrival in Australia.
Internships available in:
Hospitality: Culinary, Food & Beverage, Bartenders, Porters, Guest Room Attendants, Receptionists
Business and Events: Event Management, Communications, Business & Operations, Visual Art & Design
||Dates: Year-round placements
Cost: $1500-$3500 USD
Contact: Alliance Abroad Group, 1221 S. MoPac Expy, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78746
Request More Information: www.allianceabroad.com/request-more-information-on-work-experience-australia/
| Working Holidays in Australia and New Zealand with BUNAC for 18 – 35 year olds
BUNAC gives you all the support you’ll need to take the hassle out of arranging your work abroad adventure in Australia or New Zealand. With our group flights, you’ll make friends before you touch-down, guaranteeing that you won’t be going it alone. With assistance with job and accommodation hunting on arrival, BUNAC’s fully-supportive packages for up to 12 months will make your working holiday the experience of a lifetime.
||Dates: All year round
Cost: From $450
Contact: BUNAC USA, 585 N. Juniper Drive Suite 250, Chandler, AZ 85226
Tel.: 866-220-7771 or 1-800-GO-BUNAC
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.
API: Work on the
Australian Outback offers
paid work or placement opportunities in the
outback/farm/ranch industries that offset the cost of living
in beautiful Australia. These opportunities allow you
to live abroad and experience the local culture as more
than a tourist. By
working abroad, you can cultivate real world experience,
lifelong friends, and your sense of adventure. Do you want
to explore all of Australia? It's a big continent with
many exotic faces, and it's waiting for you! Take advantage
of a chance to live and work (hard!) in the rural parts
of Australia. Work on ranches, cattle/sheep stations, or
farms deep in the Outback for an unforgettable experience
that will teach you things you never dreamed, all while
earning money! API invites you to experience life in Australia.
Contact: API, 300 Camp Craft Way Ste 100, Austin, TX 78746
USA; tel. 512-600-8900; email@example.com; apiabroad.com.
Australian Tropical Research Foundation, PMB 5, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia; 011-61-7-4098-0063; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.austrop.org.au. Volunteers over the age of 23 required for variety of tasks.
Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA): Work Adventures Down Under, 901 E Street, Suite 300, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA; email@example.com; www.ccusa.com. Summer camp counselors needed for Australia.
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.
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 realize 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, 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.
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.
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), 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.