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Jenza Work Australia

Working holidays in Australia

‘Bye friends’ waved Dorothy as she left for Oz on her JENZA working holiday – with visa processing, unlimited working holiday jobs, welcome week and new mates all included.

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Is it for me?

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18-30 or 35 years

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12-month visa

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Depart year-round

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Job before you go

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Guided welcome week

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AUD $21.38 min wage

€1,245

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What she said

“I’ve been living my wildest life for the past couple of months so far.”

Adithi, JENZA roadtester

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Getting Down Under

Work Australia | €1,245

We provide the working holiday visa, pre-arranged job and arrival support to live and work in Australia for up to a year.

Starting in Melbourne or Sydney, our group arrival days allow you to spend the first week of your working holiday with travellers like you. With seven nights’ hostel accommodation, job workshops, day trips, nights out and a two-day road trip included – it's the ultimate way to settle into Aussie life. Plus, meet your future best mate/housmate/life partner (maybe).

After that, you can head off to start your pre-arranged job. Or hit the East Coast to explore, picking up vetted jobs from our JENZA Job Hub as you travel.

Your working holiday visa Australia allows you to work for a year, changing employers every six months. If you do three months of ‘specified work’ in regional Australia during your first visa, you can apply for a second working holiday visa. This can be joined onto your first visa, or you can return to Oz Dorothy-style before you're 31.

European passport holders must be aged 18-30 (inclusive) or 18-35 (inclusive) to apply – meaning you must submit your application before your 31st or 36th birthday. Once approved, you have 12 months to enter Australia. You can check your eligibility and visa duration here.

You don’t need to have a job lined up before you go, but you must be able to prove you have AUD $5,000 support funds when you enter Australia. You can apply year-round.

Hot for working holidaymakers, Australia has one of the highest minimum wages in the world – currently AUD $21.38 an hour.

Your visa allows you to work anywhere in the country and pretty much do any type of job – from casual to career work.

Typical working holiday jobs include hospitality, tourism, sales, labouring, childcare, retail and harvest work such as fruit picking. Hospitality and harvest work often include discounted staff accommodation – making them a great choice for saving money, making friends and living in stunning locations.

You can also work in industries related to your career, education or trade – such as nursing, beauty, marketing, construction, finance, recruitment and everything in between. Here your earning potential will be higher.

Just be sure to balance the ‘work’ and ‘holiday’ part – you're a long time doing the 9-5 thing when you get home!

Our seven-night welcome weeks depart every Sunday. When you book, we’ll grab your flight details to arrange your transfer. If you're arriving early and need extra bed nights, just let us know.

What's included

Everything you need to get your visa, get hired and get on the plane – with one-on-one support from people who’ve been.

No drama visa inclusions. We apply for your working holiday visa Australia for you. Once you’ve checked your eligibility in the above tab and paid your deposit, we’ll send you a simple form to fill out. Visas are issued electronically and can take up to two months to process – depending on whether more information is required.

The visa cost (AUD $495) is included in your Work Australia price. We don’t charge a fee to apply for your visa, but if you’d rather apply yourself or already have it sorted – we’ll take £300 (or the currency equivalent) off the overall cost.

We’ve been there, so we know the plane panic. It goes like this: ‘What if my seatback TV is broken?’, closely followed by, 'What if I can’t find a job when I arrive?’

Our Dream Jobs team scour the planet to find employers looking to take on working holidaymakers right now. They’re pre-vetted to make sure everything is legit, and as soon as you’ve paid your deposit, you’ll get access to our JENZA Job Hub where you can start searching and applying for jobs.

If you’d rather wait until you land, your welcome week includes job workshops from the awesome Welcome to Travel team – our tried-and-trusted Aussie partners. You’ll also have access to our JENZA Job Hub for the full 12 months of your visa.

Scroll the page to check out some of our current Australia job openings.

Your working holiday ride or die, our JENZA Support Squad have all worked the world so can give you firsthand advice on moving abroad. As well as being a geeky bunch of travel nerds and visa whisperers, we're also all mental health awareness trained. Which means we know how to connect like humans – not customer service bots.

On top of being at the other end of an email or video call throughout the booking process, we also include a group call with a live Q&A before you go to answer all your questions.

This fully-guided intro week is all about getting in your comfort zone – and friend zone if you’re flying solo. Starting in Sydney or Melbourne every Sunday, it’s run by our in-country partners at Welcome to Travel and includes everything you need to find your feet.

  • Airport transfer
  • 7 nights in hostels
  • Job workshops
  • Cultural city tour
  • Nights out
  • Surf lesson
  • 2-day road trip
  • Some meals and drinks

    Can't decide between Melbourne or Sydney? Scroll the page to watch the videos.

This is all the un-sexy stuff, but essential and legal stuff you need to start working in Australia. There’s admin days in your welcome week where the team will help you set everything up.

  • Tax file number
  • Australian bank account
  • SIM card

Free (or close to free) stuff Our favourite F word. Score hundreds of overseas discounts with our virtual JENZA X IYTC card.

Earn extra cash Shot it? Share it. We pay for blogs, vlogs, images and videos. DM us on Insta and send us a pitch.

Ask an alumni  Hear from people who've been. We try to have an alumni on every pre-departure call to answer all your questions.

Find a friend Meet people like you. Connect with travellers arriving at the same time on our JENZA Discord group chats.

Book now pay later

  • Secure your spot with €115 deposit
  • Second payment of €345 due before we can issue your working holiday visa
  • Balance due 12 weeks before you fly.

Already have your visa? We don’t charge extra to do your visa for you, but if you’d rather apply yourself or already have it sorted – we’ll knock the cost (currently AUD $495) off your final balance.

About our pricing Our mission is to make working abroad more accessible. Meaning we do everything we can to pay our team, support our partners and make a profit – without screwing over the people who matter. Read about how our pricing works and the people involved in making your JENZA happen.

We also walk the walk, donating 5% of profits to our overseas scholarship fund.

What’s not included

Flights

We don’t recommend booking flights until your visa is approved.

Support funds (AUD $)

You may be required to show proof that you can access AUD $5,000 on entering Australia.

Travel insurance

To cover against cancellation, we recommend taking out comprehensive travel insurance as soon as you book.

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Australia has one of the highest minimum wages in the world.

Pre-arranged working holiday job + minimum AUD $21.38 an hour = making working abroad in Australia add up.

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Meet people on your wavelength

(And not just at the surf camp)

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Rock your world. Twice.

Did you know that if you do three months of ‘specified work’ in regional Australia, you can apply for a second working holiday visa to use before you’re 31?

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The Jenza blog

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All the inspo and intel on life Down Under

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Fun Stuff / Australia

How to understand an Aussie on your working holiday

Hannah Jeffery

And why it’s okay to order pot at the bar. (Don’t worry Officer, it’s merely a beer measure).

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Travel Guide / Australia

Where to live in Australia (that isn’t Sydney or Melbourne)

Georgie Birch

Australian dream life loading…

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Travel Guide / Australia

A guide to Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhoods

Georgie Birch

We were just in the neighbourhood, so thought we’d drop by.

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Travel you can trust

Our Extra Mile Promise

Every JENZA experience has been shaped by our Youth Advisory Panel, roadtested by our travellers, and backed by 60+ years of work abroad expertise. But if we still don’t rock your world, we’ll refund the part of your JENZA program you’re not happy with. T&Cs apply

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