How Can I Work in Australia
Work In Australia
Working Holiday Visa
Thousands of people from around the world come to Australia every year on a Working Holiday Visa. You must have a current Visa to enter Australia. Many people choose to seek jobs by following the ‘Harvest Trail’ and this is certainly a viable option for both unskilled and skilled workers. It is also a great way to see the country, and you would normally spend few months working before moving on to another area.
Australian growers are crying out for people to come to their farms, orchards and vinyards. There is work available on strawberry farms, pumpkin farms, mango farms, apple orchards, mandarin orchards, and in the grape growing areas all over the country.
Basically you apply to an advertisement for a job, that you might find on seek.com.au (which is Australias most popular website for job searching). Once you secure a position, you must turn up to the job site on the specified day and commit yourself to work for the agreed hours.
Some farms in rural areas may also offer basic cheap accommodation or there will be a backpackers or hostel nearby set up to cater for itinerant workers. Whilst working for your new employer, you will almost certainly hear of other work available in nearby towns or other regional areas close by. This gives you the opportunity to consider moving on to another location after a few months, so that you get to see more of the country.
There is clearly a 'bush telegraph' which serves to relay messages via word of mouth to those people most interested in hearing about where the jobs are located. Many of your workmates will know others who have moved on and sent a message back to their collegues to tell them of job vacancies elsewhere.
Most Australians are not interested working in regional and semi-remote areas, as it requires a degree of physical activity outdoors and can sometimes be uncomfortable in the Australian summer. Sun protection, a watercooler and a good attitude is all that is really required, however when faced with the opportunity to be employed on a farm or collect government benefits, most people will more often choose to stay at home and collect government benefits.
Personally I think it's time that the government woke up to this silliness. In the meantime, it is providing those coming to Australia on a working holiday with the perfect opportunity to work and travel.
Work On The Harvest Trail
Plenty of Jobs Available Picking Fruit and Vegetables
Growers are more than willing to employ both men and women to hand pick fresh produce. There are also jobs available in the farm packing sheds where the fruit and vegetables are prepared and made ready for market.
Some growers pay workers by the hour and others pay by weight, either way there is good money to be made!
There are all kinds of jobs available from picking strawberries, beans, bananas, blueberries, pineapples, asparagus, etc, to driving trucks and operating harvesters, or working on machinery if you are mechanically minded and have suitable qualifications.
Jobs For Australians?
To Work or Not to Work - The Governments Gift To The 'Unemployed'
You would perhaps think that Australians would be snapping up these jobs, but the government has made it too easy for unemployed people to gain, and retain social security benefits. Quite simply they would rather sit at home and collect the government hand out, than do a days’ work!
I know it’s appalling and embarrassing, but it’s true! One day the government will realise that a) most of these people are capable of working, or b) the government can’t afford the handouts anymore!
In the meantime the system is working in your favour if you don’t mind a bit of physical work in the fresh air!