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Australia Gap Year Destination Guide

SydneyDiversity is the word for Australia. Whether you’re a city lover wanting to experience a vibrant and dynamic city such as Sydney or an explorer wanting to trek the tropics such as those in Northern Australia, Australia has it all.

Gap Years and Working in Australia

Australia is a favourite gap year destination for backpackers and independent travellers and it is easy to see why. Australia has an accomplished backpacker network and well established hostels, bars and working outposts where you can meet like-minded people, as well as the world famously friendly Aussies.

Working in Australia couldn’t be easier. In Australia you are able to work on a working holiday visa meaning that not only can you stay there for one or even two years but you can work legally and earn a decent wage too.

If you want to find out more about jobs in Australia and the type of work available on a gap year then visit our dedicated gap year jobs in Australia section.


Companies that can help you find gap work in Australia

Kaya Responsible Travel

Kaya Responsible Travel

Over 250 projects across 26 countries in Asia, Africa & Latin America. Choose to work with wildlife & environmental conservation or community projects. Skilled & unskilled positions from 2 weeks to 6 months.

Find out more Visit their website


Useful Advice and Information on Travelling to Australia

We have put together general information about taking a gap year to Australia to ensure that you can make the most of a working holiday there. Information includes:

City Guides to Australia

City Guides to Australia

Read our city guides to Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Darwin and Cairns and find out about the type of accommodation available, useful emergency information and the things to do when you are visiting each city.

AccommodationAccommodation in Australia

There is a range of accommodation in Australia from the low-end cheaper options of youth hostels or campsites to more expensive accommodation such as hotels or short-term rents.

Outback Road in Australia

Getting Around Australia

Australia is a huge country and it is important that you plan how you are going to get around. Read our guide on getting around and learn about the different ways in which you can explore this great and vast land.

FlightsFlights to Australia

Read our guide on booking flights to Australia.

Sydney Opera HouseTop Things To Do in Australia

We highlight our top things to do when visiting Australia including must-see attractions, museums and scenery.

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