5 Reasons to Work in Australia

5 Reasons to Work in Australia

Australia is a very popluar destination for skilled workers who want to spend time and enjoy what Australia has to offer on a semi-permanent or permanent basis. It is also popular with backpackers who love to work their way around Australia, often following the Harvest Trail on a Working Holiday Visa.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is probably the most widely known reef system in the world for it's
abundance of outstanding variety of marine creatures and world-renowned dive sites.

The reef is home to turtles, sharks, vibrantly coloured coral, and an amazing variety of fish species. If you are a keen diver and want to experience the wonder of the reef, there are dive boat charters leaving from:

Port Douglas:

If you prefer a less crowded diving experience you will probably be better off to leave from Port Douglas.


Australians love to BBQ everything! Some of the best meals are straight off the grill, including
steaks, sausages, bacon & eggs, large ocean caught prawns and kebabs (meat & vegetables on a skewer). 

It's not unusual to see families taking advantage of the bbqs in public parks and recreation areas. 

They are very well patronised during the summer months and are all usually in use between 11am and 2pm. Most are electric and free to use. Local councils are responsible for keeping them clean, but obviously it helps if you clean up after yourself ready for the next person.  

You will sometimes find brick or steel fire pits in country areas, where you can build your own fire and cook up a storm. Be very mindful that Australia is prone to bushfires so make sure you extinguish your fire fully, after you have finished with the bbq.


There is a grown up feel to Australian wines, cellar doors and vineyards. The industry has emerged as
one of the best and is now the 4th largest in the world. Wine growers export widely to other countries including countries like France and Italy that we would normally associate amongst the best.

Australians drink 530 million litres of wine per year. Vineyards are located in every state of Australia and are concentrated mainly in the cooler southern states of Victoria, South Australia and Victoria. That's not to say there are not excellent wineries elsewhere. In fact one of the most notable wine region is set in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. 

There are more than 60 wine regions in Australia, so you no matter where you are travelling or working in Australia, you wont be far from an excellent winery.

Tropical Rainforests

Some of the most beautiful rainforests in the world occur in Far North Queensland, Australia. These rainforests which are easily accessible, date back to the time of the dinosaurs. They are truly amazing and you will feel like you have stepped back tens of thousands of years. 

They are absolutely pristine and are home to abundant wildlife. You can swim in a refreshing cool natural pool (watch out for crocodiles in North Queensland) or just wander along the designated hiking tracks that have been laid out to capture the most beautiful aspects.

One of the easiest rainforests to access is the Mossman Gorge just in Cairns in Far North Queensland.
Here you will be able to drive right up to the visitor centre and learn about every feature of the Daintree Rainforest. You can also experience the heritage, culture and tradition of the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people who have you fascinated by their knowledge of the bush.

Visit Sydney and Melbourne

Both Sydney in the state of New South Wales, and Melbourne in Victoria, are great places to visit to
soak up the culture, sights, and entertainment. 

They are vibrant cities offering a variety of places to visit on the cheap, and free public transport in their CBD's. 

The 555 bus does a circuit of the Sydney business district in both directions, as does the free tram in Melbournes city centre.

You can jump on and off as you please, with the benefit of stops being right at the doorstep of major attractions. You could easily fill up several days in each location exploring the city icons and attractions.

If you are looking for cheap eats in either Sydney or Melbourne, you probably wont do much better that a pizza from Dominos for $5 (pick up in store before 9pm).

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