Learn about Australia's working holiday visa, youth hostels and backpacker precincts.
Where can I find information on fruit picking or working on a farm in Australia?
Many travellers that come to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) like to experience working on an Australian farm to help fund their travels, as well as meet fellow travellers and gain some valuable regional experience to qualify for an additional one year WHV visa. The Harvest Trail is a useful resource that outlines where and when fruit/vegetable picking opportunities are found throughout Australia. You could also suggest the Willing Workers on Organic Farms program for those travellers interested in this. 'WOOFing' provides the opportunity for travellers to work on an Australian organic farm for 4 to 6 hours per day in exchange for meals and accommodation.
Where can I find information on Australian youth hostels?
Australia's youth hostels have a reputation of being of a high standard. The YHA is well represented around Australia with hostels in many iconic and off the beaten track locations. Other hostel groups including BASE and Nomads have many locations around the country.
Where can I find information on backpacker precincts in various cities around Australia?
Certain areas within our cities are very popular with the youth/backpacker market. These areas tend to be places that backpackers can meet fellow travellers (and locals!) and have a lot of fun. Our consumer website australia.com has more information on these hip urban enclaves.
Where can I find information on the Working Holiday Visa (WHV)?
The Working Holiday Maker Program is available to travellers aged 18-30 years from a selection of countries. It generally allows young travellers the opportunity to have an extended holiday in Australia and earn money through short-term employment. It is vitally important that visitors arrive in Australia with the correct visa. The Visa Information fact sheet has more information, as has the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.