What kind of work will I be doing? (Backpacking jobs in Australia)
If you're backpacking around Australia on a working holiday visa, the majority of the work you will pick up is going to be casual work (i.e fruit picking, bar work, laboring, temping etc...).
For backpackers in Australia, the recruitment agencies are going to be very helpful indeed when you are looking for work (read the Recruitment Agencies In Australia - Finding Work Fast - Backpackers Guide article).
You can find recruitment agencies all over Australia and you can use them to get work fast. Some recruitment agencies have offices in alomst every major town/city which is helpful because you will only need to sign up once and when you arrive somewhere new, you can call them and get work straight away.
If you're thinking of staying in one place for a longer period of time, you may wish to develop your career and/or get a more permanent job. A professional would do well in this type of situation especially if you have skills which are in demand (learn about the Australian skilled visa requirements).
To find out if you have any of the skills in demand there is a list called the Skilled Occupations List which shows the professions that are in high demand by the Australian Government. Sponsorship is sometimes available to the right candidate and is something to consider if you wish to emigrate to Australia.
Training Courses for Employment in Australia
There are some types of work which require you to take a short training course before you start. On these courses you will be able to obtain the necessary qualification like the R.S.A certificate (responsible serving of alcohol) or the 'bluecard' (construction site health & safety) which are needed to do certain types of work in Australia.
If you're qualified or know specifically what type of work you want to do, it's worth finding out if your job requires a certificate before you start (see section Training Courses for Employment in Australia).
There is also the possibility that your current certificates/qualifications may need to be verified in order to be recognized as a suitable equivalent to the Australian qualification standards.
The Backpacker's Budget (Cost Of living In Australia)
Budgeting for backpacking in Australia is all about getting the most out of your trip with the funds you have available. In this article we outline how to budget for backpacking around Australia including getting up to date prices for accommodation, transport, essential shopping items and day-to-day living expenses so you can budget your trip with confidence before you go.
Packing Guide & Checklist for Backpacking Around Australia
Read our helpful backpacking checklist and get lots of tips about what to pack before you go to Australia. Learn about choosing the right backpack, what essentials you will need to take with you and how to travel light when you need to.