Work & Travel Abroad

Australia Silver and Gold Package

We Make the Hard Parts Easy

With access to offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns and Perth, no matter where you travel in Oz, you are never far from services, job counselors and friends.

Even though they speak "English" in Australia, and are part of the Commonwealth, things are not quite the same as they are in Canada. We help you with the nitty gritty stuff that you need to do when you land in Australia – opening a bank account, registering for a tax file number (the Aussie version of a SIN card), getting a mobile SIM card, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, FINDING A JOB!

We are recognized by the Department of Foreign Affairs for Work and Travel Programs.

See International Experience Canada Website.

About the Program

Whether you are planning to be a beach bum, a city slicker, or an Outback ranch hand....let us help you get a running start to your new adventure.

  • You will be given step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a Working Holiday Visa (Why spend hours trying to figure out how to apply when we’ve already done it for you?)
  • You will be provided with emergency support (so your parents won’t have to lie awake at night worrying about you)
  • You will be provided with assistance for a full year. Think of having a tour guide/program advisor at your disposal! (“When do I need to file my taxes? Where is the best place to eat sushi? How do I buy a car here?)
  • Get special discounts on travel and fun things to do (if you’re the type that likes to fly by the seat of your pants or plan ahead – you can get great prices with us)
  • You will get a JOB FAST- you are given one year access to hundreds of job leads and personal job assistance from friendly and experienced staff members. Participants normally find work within 1-2 weeks to a MAXIMUM of 3 weeks (provided your expectations are to find entry level work)

Orientation Start Date

Monday to Friday year round (excluding holidays). To note - there is NO minimum amount of time that you need to go on this program. For instance, many participants go for just a summer in between school.

SAMPLE Hot Job List of Positions in Australia

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Don’t worry! If you do not have your Working Holiday Visa already, as soon as you book your program we will send you step-by-step instructions on “how to apply”.

To be eligible for the program:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen and resident with a CANADIAN PASSPORT (valid for at least the entire duration of your stay - in this case 1 year) to be eligible for this program
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (and must not turn 31 before work permit is issued)
  • You must have a clear Police Record
  • Must have intermediate level of English
  • You will need a Working Holiday Visa –cost $365 AUD (we will give you instructions of how to apply if you do not have one already)
  • You must have Medical Insurance for the entire duration that you are in Australia – it is mandatory (if you would like to purchase through us - we offer a great insurance policy at a low premium)

After you are accepted into the program, we will send you a Welcome Letter which will include step by step instructions on how to complete the online Working Holiday Visa Application.

To be eligible for the working holiday visa:

  • You must be able to prove with a bank statement that you have access to $5,000 AUD in available funds so that you can “make-do” while you are travelling and working. It is always advisable to have more than this amount when you are in Australia, just so you have enough funds to sustain yourself in case you decide to travel before you start work.
  • Have never previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday Visa
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Be outside of Australia at the time the working holiday visa is granted
  • Must not have any dependent children

Note: Through the Working Holiday Visa, you are allowed to stay in Australia for 12 months and can work with one employer for up to 6 months. As well, you are permitted to study for up to 4 months. This program can be extended for one year if you fit the requirements. Please note that it is unlikely you will qualify for a Working Holiday Visa if you have dependent children accompanying you or if you have been convicted of a criminal offence.

What's Included

What’s Not Included:

  • Working Holiday Visa fee
  • Airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Transportation to employment
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation (2 nights of hostel stay included with Gold Package only)
  • Airport Transfer (included with Gold Package only)

What’s Included - The Details:

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a Australian Working Holiday Visa (if you don’t have one already)
The flexibility to book your flight/insurance with any provider you please
We do not make it mandatory for you to use our flight and insurance provider, but are happy to recommend ours if interested.
Airport Transfer to hostel (Gold Package Only)
You will receive a Shuttle bus transport voucher. The shuttle bus departs every 15 minutes and will drop you at the door of your Hostel.
2 nights accommodation including breakfasts at a 4.5 to 5 star hostel (Gold Package Only)

You will be booked into a 4.5 to 5-stars hostel in Australia. All bookings include daily breakfast. Hostels are centrally located and you can extend your stay if you wish at an additional charge. You will be in a multi-shared rooms (of 4-6 people) with the following facilities depending on the hostel:

  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Area

Don’t know what to do after the 2 nights of hostel? That’s what friendly on-site staff members are for! Ask for advice on where to live based on you travel plans and types of accommodation to rent. Typically, most participants rent apartments or join in on shared housing to minimize living costs.

Hot Tip: Get a roommate – you will cut your rent by at least half, not to mention your internet, cable and utilities. This is why our program is awesome... you will meet new people during your orientation who will be travelling your way and – voila – instant roommate!

24 hour emergency hotline
Detailed welcome presentation
A welcome presentation is conducted Monday through Friday at 9:30 AM. It is recommended that you go to the office for the welcome presentation the next business day after your arrival. The presentation will include fun facts, typical weather, places to see, the Aussie culture and lifestyle, etc. At the end of the Presentation, you will receive a package with a booklet explaining all the relevant points in details; your Tax File Number Registration, Mobile SIM card, map, accommodation guide, and much more.
12 months of job assistance

Job Assistance will be guaranteed for the entire duration of the package (12 months). You must have intermediate English.

To get a job quickly, you should bring the following with you to Australia:

  • Resume/CV
  • Work References and Certificates
  • Food Safe/Serving in Right/First Aid Certificates, if any

There will be a Job Presentation held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 PM. Staff will use this time to help you prepare for your job search.

The presentation will include the following topics:

  • Resume/CV Creation
  • How to present yourself
  • Common interview questions and best answers
  • Punctuality
  • Work culture
Opening a bank account
Staff will setup a bank account for you which will be ready just before you arrive.
Tax File Number (TFN) registration
You will be registered for a Tax File Number with the assistance of a staff member. This is the Aussie version of our Social Insurance Number. After filing, you will obtain your TFN within 7 – 28 days after registering and a staff member will email this number to you.
Australian mobile SIM card
You will receive a mobile SIM card. The SIM card will be activated on arrival and ready to use.
International pre-paid phone card (AUD $10 credit)
12 months of Multilingual assistance and office resources in 4 locations: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
12 months access to current jobs database, list of hot employers, accommodation websites, etc.

You will be given a membership that gives access to an Online Members Area which includes:

  • Current Jobs available (over 8700 jobs in 2010)
  • List of over 100 companies which regularly employ working holiday makers
  • Tips of how to create a successful CV and interview techniques
  • List of major Employment and Accommodation Websites
  • Recreation links such as cinemas, shopping, banks, etc.
12 months of product and hostel (10%) discounts
Use of office facilities for work purposes
You can use all 4 offices throughout Australia for work purposes or to meet new friends.
Unlimited Internet access
There are computers and internet facilities in all 4 offices that you are allowed to use from Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 5:30pm.
Mail holding and forwarding
You can register your Australian address at any of the 4 office locations and your mail will be received for you during your travels around Australia. You can either go to the office to collect your mail or you can request for it to be sent to an address onshore.
Free luggage storage
You are able to store your luggage at the office for 4 weeks free of charge. After that, there will be a small weekly fee per bag (Sydney and Auckland)
Access to discounted travel products


Besides some of the great places listed below, The Matador Network has come up with 15 places that you can't miss if you visit Australia.

Click here to see some of these incredible locations.

Surfing at Bondi Beach – Sydney

Go to Wave Surf School! Spend a few days learning to surf from Sydney to Byron stopping at some of the country’s most pristine beaches.

Stay in cabins and surf camps as you progress an adventure towards Byron Bay. Experience the best un-crowded waves for progressing your surfing from beginner to advanced.

Crocodile Express – Brisbane and Cairns

Go on an Australian Zoo tour! A coach will collect you from your hostel and whisk you off for a day to remember.

See the feeding of the wild crocodiles; get up close and personal with some of Australia's unique wildlife such as kangaroos, emus and snakes. Head to the Animal Planet Crocoseum where you will experience wildlife like nowhere else!

Melbourne's Yarra Valley Wine Region

Spend a day doing wine tastings around Melbourne's premier wineries and see for yourself why Australian wines have exploded in popularity. With presentations, transport, tastings and food all included, this is a fun way to acquire a bit of viniculture sophistication.

Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Head to Cape Jervis from Adelaide and sail across Backstairs Passage and set foot on Kangaroo Island. Amazing scenery and an abundance of wildlife await you, where you can even watch kangaroos feed off the lawn.

Dolphin Swim in Perth

Perth offers a fabulous opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. Join the crew of Rockingham Dolphins for their daily swim with wild dolphins. You'll take a cruise out to the sheltered shallows of Rockingham's calm and clear bays, then, with your supplied mask and snorkel, it's time to enter the waters and experience life with any of the 180 bottlenose dolphins.

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Australia Silver Package

CAD $529.00 + Tax

Australia Gold Package

CAD $599.00 + Tax

Important Note:

For more work and travel programs in Australia, please check out this program Australia Platinum