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How to Work and Travel in Australia After College


A 2016 poll reported that approximately 20% of baby boomers admitted their biggest regret in life was not traveling more when they were younger. Many of these people cited work commitments as their main reason for not traveling during their younger years.

Are you scared of having this same regret when you’re old and gray? Then why not figure out a way to work and travel in Australia following your final year of college?

The good news is there are several ways to make this dream a reality. Check out some of your best options below.

Find a Job in Your Field in Australia

Did you go to school to be a:

  • Data analyst?
  • Cybersecurity specialist?
  • Social worker?
  • Business development manager?
  • Digital marketing analyst?

These are some of the positions that many Australian companies are trying to fill at the moment. This means you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a job in Australia to support your travel plans.

One major thing to consider (besides the pay), is that your work schedule is flexible enough to accommodate travel. If things go well, you may even find a lucrative career that turns your post-college adventure into a permanent residency.

Look for Remote Jobs That You Can Do From Australia

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to work remotely from wherever you want. It doesn’t matter if you’re working from Alabama or Australia—you can find remote jobs that will provide you with plenty of freedom.

You can become a writer, an editor, or a graphic designer – all you need is a reliable computer and an internet connection. These positions allow you to work and travel in Australia as long as you can manage the time difference between the U.S. and the Land Down Under.

Take a Volunteer Position in Australia to Cover Travel Costs

If you don’t want to work a traditional job or even a remote job right out of college, there is one more option for you. You can accept a volunteer position and do some good for the world while you’re taking in all Australia has to offer.

Volunteer positions obviously won’t offer a salary but you can find ways to cut your travel costs when you accept the right position.

Volunteer positions with home stays, in particular, are great for recent college grads. It gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Australian culture while saving money on travel.

Work and Travel in Australia with No Regrets

If you don’t choose to work and travel in Australia right after graduating from college when else are you going to do it?

You’re only young once, and you should take advantage of it by traveling as much as you can. Whether you get a regular 9-to-5 or take on a volunteer position in Australia, you’ll be glad you did. Be sure to document your journey so you can relive your experience time and again.

Read our blog for more excellent tips on traveling.