Working holiday makers

A working holiday in Western Australia’s Golden Outback offers a real Australian outback adventure - working with friendly locals, experiencing rural life and enjoying the regions unique natural attractions. A great way to work your way around the Golden Outback is to take part in the annual wool harvesting on the Harvest Trail.

Working holiday visa and migration

All overseas visitors need to obtain a working holiday visa to be eligible to live and work in Western Australia. Visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for more information on how to obtain a working holiday visa and about opportunities to extend your stay through season work.

  • Workstay Australia - an Australian website for Working Holiday Makers, Backpackers, Students and travellers alike, looking for work in Australia or information about working in Australia. It also caters for migrating families looking at moving and working or just wishing to live and work in Australia.
  • Go Workabout - an Australian organisation which assists both Working Holiday Makers and Australian employers. They can arrange everything you need to get your working holiday off to a grand start in Western Australia.
  • Work Enjoy Australia - global recruitment professionals who guarantee employment to qualified travellers seeking opportunities within Australia.
  • Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF) - sign up to do voluntary work on organic farm and get involved in everything from animal care to gardening and permaculture.
  • Alternatively, throw yourself into nature as a Conservation Volunteer.

Get access to handy tips and contacts for all the things you need to know to start a working holiday in Western Australia. Download your copy of 'Passport to Western Australia - Your guide to working your way around WA'.

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