AUS Working Visa

Planning to go to Australia with a working holiday visa. My goal is to work there and make some money to see the country and then use it as a jumping off point to go see south east asia. Am I delusional for thinking I'll make money to travel while in Australia? Any thoughts on what work i'll be able to do or where I should stay?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I heard you could make good Cash with FIFO, dunno how easy or hard it's to get in tho

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can make more money labouring in the city than you can on fifo these days
      unless you have good qualifications that is

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You will be picking fruit with all the other poms and indians desperate to stay. Asia is 8 to 10 hours by plane.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quite sure that's only after 6 months? You can live in the cities and work normal jobs before that.
      I don't even think the fruit picking or rural work is that bad, you can earn some solid money if you choose a decent place and there's some good stuff in the regions, definitely worth doing your research so as to not get repeatedly gangraped by gay farmers
      Met people who pulled in $2k a week, plus you get all the super back when you leave.
      >t.bogan

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >fruit picking is good money
        Lmao

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The min wage is $30 an hour for a picker man, like I said, you definitely need to do your research to find the good places though, there's definitely some exploitative places out there cashing in on pajeets and britbongs with their "accommodation" charges, you won't find a place in town either because the entire town is in on the scam
          If you have skills in other areas you don't need to work on a farm like the above anon mentions, only requirement is being regional. Get a job in the remote mines and you'll be fricking rolling in cash well above the national median.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >min wage is $30 an hour for a picker man
            It's $22.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              In case you didn't notice, fruit and vegetables aren't harvested every day of the year, these are 99% casual jobs which are $30/hour you utter dumbfrick
              If you're actually Australian I'm honestly embarrassed for you, never worked on farms or lived in the regions and still know this.
              Go back to roddit with your screeching moronic roddit-tier shit takes.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Also forgot to mention piece rates which means SighSee lads, clearly not (You) can earn solid cash in a single day, it's a tough fricking job but some seem to enjoy it, known a few Irish lads that were into it. They came back to Sydney ripped and actually tanned rather than the pasty pale fricks they were when they left

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Casual rate is $28. And that's still not very much at all.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >doubling down on being moronic
                That's the fricking minimum someone earns for standing there doing nothing all day
                Piece rates mean it ends up being a lot more

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >surely picking businesses will pay well above the minimum amount to their workers or pay for standing around being idle

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's the wage in meme dollars...
                $18 USD per hour is all right for unskilled labor that any migrant worker is capable of doing.

                you'll be fruit picking sleeping in a third world shack possible eaten by everything from the local farmers and the native wildlife.

                despised by most and underpaid by anyone who'd employ you. That's if you can find somewhere to live. It's a shithole for a reason now full of poojets.

                Australia has what is called a "working holiday visa" for 18-30 year olds. It costs 635 AUS (~$400 USD) for a year.

                You can't work for one employer for more than 6 months though. And if you stop working, you must leave Australia within 28 days.

                The type of jobs you'll be doing:
                -tour guide
                -activity instructor
                -gallery/museum worker
                -hotels, cafés, bars, casinos
                -event organizer
                -chef
                -dive instructor
                -tour bus driver
                -picking fruit
                -farmwork
                -planting trees
                -food processing
                -mining
                -landscaping
                -construction
                -disaster relief

                Most of this stuff will be in remote outback areas especially in Northern Territory

                Since you are living in a shack and eating communally cooked slop, or else living in some bumfrick nowhere outback station, you'll save 90% of your net pay if you can avoid the booze and the ciggies.
                Who gives a frick what other wagies think of you. You'll be off to Southeast Asia to live a life of leisure for the next six months, while they're stuck working to pay the rent.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >$30/hour
                it really isnt, none i've been at have been 30+

                t. did picking in the wine region of south australia

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >gets raped by farmers
                we thank you for your service to the nation

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >raped by tall muscular farmer women
                hot

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Farmers dont employ aussies
            Thats why they force foreigners into it, they dont get award wages. They make them sleep on site in sheds, charge them huge rent, charge them water and electric and charge for wifi. At the end of the week they end up with a hundred dollars or so for backbreaking hard work in the hot sun

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you'll be fruit picking sleeping in a third world shack possible eaten by everything from the local farmers and the native wildlife.

    despised by most and underpaid by anyone who'd employ you. That's if you can find somewhere to live. It's a shithole for a reason now full of poojets.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Australia has what is called a "working holiday visa" for 18-30 year olds. It costs 635 AUS (~$400 USD) for a year.

    You can't work for one employer for more than 6 months though. And if you stop working, you must leave Australia within 28 days.

    The type of jobs you'll be doing:
    -tour guide
    -activity instructor
    -gallery/museum worker
    -hotels, cafés, bars, casinos
    -event organizer
    -chef
    -dive instructor
    -tour bus driver
    -picking fruit
    -farmwork
    -planting trees
    -food processing
    -mining
    -landscaping
    -construction
    -disaster relief

    Most of this stuff will be in remote outback areas especially in Northern Territory

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >And if you stop working, you must leave Australia within 28 days
      not true

      Quite sure that's only after 6 months? You can live in the cities and work normal jobs before that.
      I don't even think the fruit picking or rural work is that bad, you can earn some solid money if you choose a decent place and there's some good stuff in the regions, definitely worth doing your research so as to not get repeatedly gangraped by gay farmers
      Met people who pulled in $2k a week, plus you get all the super back when you leave.
      >t.bogan

      nobody's making $2k a week fruit picking

      The min wage is $30 an hour for a picker man, like I said, you definitely need to do your research to find the good places though, there's definitely some exploitative places out there cashing in on pajeets and britbongs with their "accommodation" charges, you won't find a place in town either because the entire town is in on the scam
      If you have skills in other areas you don't need to work on a farm like the above anon mentions, only requirement is being regional. Get a job in the remote mines and you'll be fricking rolling in cash well above the national median.

      >min wage is $30 an hour for a picker
      not true I was on $27/hr when i did fruit picking, others on different farms were on less

      I did exactly this a few years back. I lucked out with my fruit job, got a place on a small mom and pop farm where they loved me and let me use their truck; boarded in what was basically a halfway house filled with aboriginals but let me tell you they’re better than German backpackers as housemates. Next I signed up with a temp agency in Adelaide and worked a monkey-with-a-keyboard data analysis job for meh pay but unlimited overtime. Stayed in a hip flatshare for that stint.
      The challenge wasn’t saving money, it was not spending it. My flatmates would spend a full day’s wages on booze weekly, and when you’re traveling there’s a lot of peer pressure to go out and do stupid backpacker shit. Of course looking back there’s a lot in Aus I wish I’d done, but I kept Asia as my goal and just hustled as hard as I could.

      Basically this in a nutshell, you can earn good money easily but Australia is the sort of place where you can spend it all so quickly too, a night out sets me back $200, drinking with the boys adds up quick
      Takes discipline if you want to do the right thing and to be honest your social life will suffer badly saving up.

      yeah OP keep in mind that despite the high wages in Aus, everything is a lot more expensive than wherever you live
      you can save up money but you have to be strict with your spending
      that doesn't mean your time there has to be boring
      you can get drunk very cheaply on box wine, $10-15 for 4 litres of the stuff at most bottleshops
      if you stay in hostels this is what most people do when they drink so you'll be in good company and make lots of friends
      and outdoor activities like hiking and surfing are very cheap

      best way to make a lot of money in aus as a backpacker in my opinion is construction labouring
      on one job I was making $2.3k per week after tax, working about 60 hours a week
      if you can put up with that many hours for a few months and make an effort not to spend the money you can save up a nice fat stack of cash to travel with

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick off we're FULL

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meet you at the border.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Making that kind of cash on a working holiday is highly unlikely. There's a reason all those working holiday visa people stay in cheap hostels dude.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did exactly this a few years back. I lucked out with my fruit job, got a place on a small mom and pop farm where they loved me and let me use their truck; boarded in what was basically a halfway house filled with aboriginals but let me tell you they’re better than German backpackers as housemates. Next I signed up with a temp agency in Adelaide and worked a monkey-with-a-keyboard data analysis job for meh pay but unlimited overtime. Stayed in a hip flatshare for that stint.
    The challenge wasn’t saving money, it was not spending it. My flatmates would spend a full day’s wages on booze weekly, and when you’re traveling there’s a lot of peer pressure to go out and do stupid backpacker shit. Of course looking back there’s a lot in Aus I wish I’d done, but I kept Asia as my goal and just hustled as hard as I could.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basically this in a nutshell, you can earn good money easily but Australia is the sort of place where you can spend it all so quickly too, a night out sets me back $200, drinking with the boys adds up quick
      Takes discipline if you want to do the right thing and to be honest your social life will suffer badly saving up.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get into shearing. You can start as a wool presser, which is 45$AUD per hour. Nobody wants to be a presser and many backpackers don't know about it so it should be easy to get in. And if u have what it takes, learn how to shear and start shearing in which you can make 800 $AUD per day if u are good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can you show a link to a job listing for it on indeed, backpackerjobboard, or seek

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