Category Archives: WORKING HOLIDAYS

If you’re in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa you might think this means travelling until you run out of money and then working solidly for 6 months until you can afford to travel again but this isn’t the only way to go about things.  If that sounds like your kind of plan you should check out my post on how to find a job in Australia but if not then keep reading for ways to fund your travels without committing yourself to months stuck in one place…

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Maria is one half of Learning Life’s Lessons The Fun Way, a travel blog set up with her partner Charlotte to share their experiences travelling the world full-time on a budget. She went to Australia seven years ago and is returning later this year to complete her second year visa.

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Sarah from Paper, Ink and Passports is originally from Kansas City but has been travelling since 2007 everywhere from Scotland to Mexico to the Arctic. She is currently in New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa.

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Sarah has been travelling since September 2014 and recently spent a year in Melbourne on a Working Holiday Visa.  She blogs at A Feeder Travels about living and travelling abroad and (you guessed it) seeking out delicious local food!

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If you’re heading to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa the chances are that you will need to work at some point during the year to fund your travels.  The good news is that there are a lot of temporary or short-term jobs which lend themselves well to the transient lifestyle of a backpacker as well as opportunities where you won’t get paid but you can save money on basic necessities like food and accommodation.

Here are some of the most common jobs people do on a WHV and how you can go about getting them.

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Sophie is a UK-based travel blogger who lived and worked in Melbourne for two years on a Working Holiday Visa.  She is the co-founder of Saints on a Plane with her sister Alex where they blog about how to fit travel into a permanent lifestyle.

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