Travelling to a State of Australia such as Queensland can be both exciting and just a little exhausting, so it just makes sense to take time to stay here for a while and enjoy the place, while making a bit of extra cash. Generally speaking, the Working Holiday visa is designed for people aged 18-30 years old. This type of visa has a list of terms and conditions that will apply.
Queensland being Australia’s most popular holiday state, offer a terrific work-life balance, great office views (mostly), and adventure around every corner. Here are top five reasons why Queensland might just be the perfect place to stay for a working holiday.
- Earn money while exploring the region:
Working for few days while exploring the great scenic places is a great deal. There’s always something to do in this place. You’ll have plenty of time to go on an adventure and experience all that Queensland can offer.
- Perfect place to refill your wallet:
You’ll be receiving your pay check in Australian dollars! This is great opportunity to do more and see more in the region.
- Weather is perfect all year round:
With sunny weather almost all year round, Queensland provides perfect working holiday stay. Whether you’re working on the fruit fields, or on a beachfront café, you’ll surely enjoy the warm temperatures and blue skies. Swimming on the beautiful beaches during your days off is a memorable thing to do.
- Get to know the locals:
Aussies love making friends. Even native animals like kangaroos and kookaburras love it. There’s always a Queenslander that will be willing to help get you to the right direction and advice of the great places to visit.
- Get to know the best State in the country on a deeper level:
Staying longer would give you more time to explore a wonderfully diverse state. You’ll probably would want to stay on once you take on board some Aussie spirit.
There are a lot of towns where you can enjoy your work-life adventure. Here are the top 5 towns that are great for working holidays in Queensland:
Known to be as Australia’s most iconic spots for both local and tourists, this town has a tropical climate with tourism being a large part of its economy. It is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
Plenty of work opportunities from holiday resorts, from cleaning jobs at caravan parks and holiday accommodation, to casual hospitality work at restaurants and cafes. Harvest work for sugar cane, avocados, peanuts, mangoes, potatoes, and corn are offered. You can also find indoor work as part of their packing team.
On your rest day, you can have fun at the beautiful beaches nearby and the Great Barrier Reef.
- Airlie Beach
You may find work at this town, with the retails, fishing, travel, food and beverage industries. There are also casual jobs found at the coffee plantations, cattle stations, and tropical fruit farms close by.
On your days off, you might enjoy scuba sessions on the nearby reefs.
This town has plenty of work to offer. Many hostels in this town will be happy to help you with farmers and stations owners needing seasonal workers. The best months for getting fruit-picking work are from April through to December.
The beautiful beaches nearby like Bargara and Woodgate Beach are a must visit during your days off. If you are very lucky, you might witness thousands of baby turtles hatching when the season rolls around each year.
This town offers seasonal work of agricultural gigs such as picking and packing of apples, berries, and peaches. During January to April, many related jobs like grape picking, vine and tree pruning are available. Be sure to bring your sweater though, as it gets very cold at night.
- Sunshine Coast
Casual work is available with many shops, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. These establishments are all busy during weekends and you might just get that part-time job that you need.
Nanny work is also a great way to combine work and accommodation. You might just meet a local family who would be happy to show you around.
There’s a lot of other places that you can go for a working holiday. Queensland has a lot to offer to individuals looking to both work and find adventure. Have you experienced a working holiday in Queensland? No? Well why not apply for one? Message us now to get you started.