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Take Off to Australia and See the World!

Published: 30th November 2017 09:27


As the global economy continues to stand still for recent graduates and the emerging workforce, more people than ever are taking advantage of working abroad. High wages, enjoyable employment opportunities and world-class travel options allow one the flexibility to venture about the whole planet. The transitional process can appear to be daunting, but you’ll find greater ease with these helpful tips. Of course, you’ll need a passport before you jet-set around the globe. You’ll also need to have the right travel visa before you enter your favorite new country. With many valuable resources online, you can spend more time planning your dream trip and less time worrying about the bureaucratic details.

Have you considered venturing to Australia? A working holiday is a perfect idea for anyone under 32 years old. Ever dreamed of Christmas in the warm, tropical sun? With a few simple steps and a new passport, you could be enjoying a fantastic life in a cosmopolitan city or a quaint outback retreat. Finding work is super simple and the wages are incredible! Most casual jobs pay at least $22 Australian dollars ($16.67 USD) per hour.

Before work can begin, you must open an Australian bank account. Your employer will deposit all wages into this either weekly or bi-weekly. Choose any bank that you please; most all offer the same professional courtesy. After your account is functioning, deposit all of your foreign money into your Australian bank. Now you have the security of a local bank and the elimination of overseas ATM fees!

You’ll need a way to keep in touch with your new friends. Buying prepaid phone credit in Australia can be a real money sink, consider purchasing a monthly plan. Some phone plans have the option to call overseas without insanely high fees. If you’re looking to keep in touch with folks back home, go with this plan.

Now that you’ve got a phone, you’ll need to register with the Australian Tax Office. In order to be paid, you must register. You may begin working after you have the application finished. The application is very simple and can be found online. After a few days, you’ll be able to start working!

If you’re the outdoors type, plenty of year round farm work can be had. Another added bonus comes with 88 days of rural farm work. Complete the three months and you are eligible for another full year of the visa! For up to date job listings and locations, check out the Harvest Trail website. Run by the government, it provides an easy to use interface searchable by town or crop.

Although Australia is very doable on a budget, expect a tight one. Why not get out to somewhere cheaper for a bit? If you’re looking to explore around Southeast Asia or even New Zealand, take that cash you’ve saved and head out on a little backpacking trip. You’re going to have to check on the travel visa needed for each different country. Some require more effort than others but you’ll find an an amazing experience with each one!

If you’re sick of scouting the web for boring jobs at home, or just looking to spice up your life, Australia is the go-to destination. No matter where you end up, you’re sure to have an amazing time on the road. Go learn new skills, meet amazing people and see everything you can in this life. Get online, apply for a visa, buy the ticket and take the ride!

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