4 jobs to do while travelling in Australia

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Travelling in Australia with pure enjoyment in mind is a great idea, but tourists with limited monetary reserves need to pop that lackadaisical idea bubble and opt to get employed to supplement travel funds. It is a good thing that Australia recognises the need to work while travelling around by providing the working holiday Australia visa. This visa comes with 12 months of permission to work, but another important thing to think about is which jobs are available and where to look for them. Read on and find out the four jobs that visitors can do while discovering Australia.

Fruit-picking

Fruit-picking season in Australia’s farming industry is from December to May. If you want to extend your stay in the country while enjoying the countryside, ensure that the job you are applying for is available for at least three months. Once hired, prepare yourself for the rigours of the job, since you will be spending most of the time under the sun and using energy picking and lifting. Drink plenty of water, apply and wear sun protection, and pick as many fruits as possible. Based on the standard wage rate, you can earn at least AU$15 per hour; this rate can increase if you show more enthusiasm by picking more fruits than average.

Almost every state has a flourishing farming industry, but fruits picked only vary by harvest date. Queensland, as the grower of one-third of the country’s fruits and vegetables, is a good place to start.

Farmhand or stablehand

Farmhand or stablehand jobs can be found more in the states of Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. There are cattle, horse, and dairy farms—to name a few—and this industry requires a lot of physical work, from cleaning the stables to riding or herding the livestock. Despite great physical requirements, this kind of job pays around AU$15 per hour or AU$570 per week, where the rate becomes slightly higher for those with foreman experience.

Pearling job

If you find yourself short of funds during April or May, you might go to Broome in Western Australia to harvest pearls. The Kimberly Region, Coburg Peninsula, Albany Island, Fitzroy Island, and Turtle Head are other places where hatcheries are concentrated. However, wherever you choose to go, you could earn around AU$1,000 for ten days, with pay that ranges from AU$120 to AU$145 a day.

Harvesting pearls is not an easy job, for you have to live on a boat and wake up early in the morning. Sometimes, work goes on continuously that you will be unable to step on land for a week. But the other side of the deal is that you get three good meals a day, fair treatment, and satisfactory compensation.

Grocery store or supermarket job

Those who prefer to remain in the city might choose to be employed at a grocery store as a cashier, a retail sales assistant, a checkout operator, or a customer service cashier. These are jobs that require sitting and face-to-face interaction, so they are appropriate for people with pleasing personality. The hourly rate for these positions is between AU$16 and AU$21. These types of jobs, however, are not considered “seasonal work” for the purpose of applying for a second working holiday.

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