Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the “Bush Capital.”
History / Basics
Australia! This is the best place to explore it and find everything Australian. We have some great destination and holiday guides, hotels deals, tours and upcoming events for hundreds of towns and cities all over Australia. If you are looking for accommodation, tours, experiences or local jobs we can help you find them.
The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is also the 6th largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China, USA, and Brazil. There are over 20 million people living in Australia. Australia is divided into six states and two territories.
The Workabout Australia Website has a number of different listing sections where jobs and business opportunities can be listed. The
description below will enable you to correctly identify the most appropriate section for you.
www.seek.com.au : SEEK is Australia’s number one jobs site. Search or browse jobs across Australia. Find work or recruit the ideal
candidate. SEEK and you shall find.
http://au.indeed.com : Job Search by Indeed. one search. all Australia jobs. Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards,
classifieds and company websites.
http://australia.recruit.net : Recruit.net is a big job search site. They have thousands of fresh jobs daily on their Australia site.
www.workingin-australia.com : Australia’s leading businesses want to hear from you now. Browse all employers, search for jobs that match your qualifications.
www.adzuna.com.au : Thousands of jobs from recruitment agencies and employers.
www.reed.co.uk/jobs/australia : Covers the Australia and all job sectors. Includes vacancy search, CV builder and labour market information.
www.applydirect.com.au : Includes part-time and casual jobs across Australia.
www.randstad.com.au : An overview of all available 1134 Jobs in Australia – Randstad: 1134 jobs found.
Here are some website that can provide you seasonal jobs results :
www.seasonworkers.com, www.jobaroo.com, www.careerone.com.au, jobactive.gov.au, www.graduatecareers.com.au, www.careerone.com.au, www.jobnet.com.au, www.bluecollar.com.au.
Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General
The most common way to find accommodation with other people is through your friends or classmates. Students that are in Australia
longer often know the right places for accommodation and you have a good chance that you will find Your place to live sooner then if
you try to rent yourself.
Websites are a valuable resource in finding accommodation see some useful links below. Useful links for renting flat or houses :
www.rent.com.au Rent, Buy, share accommodation, lot of other useful information
www.realestate.com.au Buy, Rent share accommodation
www.domain.com.au Rent , Buy, share accommodation
www.rent-a-home.com.au Holiday rental
www.share-accommodation.net Rent, share accommodation , compulsory registration
www.apartmentservice.com.au Apartment Renting
www.gumtree.com.au Find Property for Rent ads in Sydney Region, NSW. Buy and sell almost anything on Gumtree classifieds.
If you are looking for share a flat in Australia a few more sources are here :
What you need to know about renting a flat or house in Australia?
If you are considering renting your accommodation in Australia you may find this information helpful.
What should I know about renting in Australia?
Minimum term rentals are usually half a year (for a unit), or one year (for a home)
Before you rent you will need to pay high deposit (refundable bond) usually equal to 4 weeks full rental costs, if the rental is AUD, $500 per week it will be AUD $2000, You will need to pay rent upfront usually it is 2 or 4 weeks, Renting an apartment / house will be under a contract between you and the owner, ie the tenant (Tenancy Agreement). Of course you can share accommodation with other students who are renting an apartment / house.
Most common types of Visas:
For working travellers (backpackers) – including how to get your Second Holiday Work Visa.
1.Working Holiday Visa
2.Work and Holiday Visa
3.Professional visas requiring sponsorship
4.Sponsored Training Visas
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
This is the most common work visa in Australia for backpackers and the perfect option for young travellers ready to embark on an extended adventure in Australia. The main purpose of the working holiday visa in Australia is to enable you to holiday and travel.
Apply online at the Australian immigration website or download a paper application form. It is a pretty straight forward process – just remember to get travel insurance before you fill out the form : http://www.border.gov.au
Anyone who earns an income needs to pay tax, so it’s important to know exactly how much tax you can expect to pay. The following website will explain the personal income tax rates for 2015-16 : https://www.ato.gov.au/rates/individual-income-tax-rates
Mobile and Internet :
The leading mobile telephone companies in Australia are Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. These providers cover most of the populated territory (25% of the landmass).
In Australia you can get dial-up Internet, ADSL, ADSL2+ (higher transfer rates than regular ADSL), Cable, or Wireless Broadband Internet.