Everybody loves Australia, with its huge landscapes, tiny populationand amazing natural wonders. It's also a brilliant place to work, volunteer and travel, and we offer jobs there for up to a year.
Choose from Conservation Volunteering, Placement in Sydney, Farmwork in the Outback
Conservation Volunteering is our newest programme in Australia and promises to be a fantastic and extremely worthwhile trip. You will be working, living and eating with a group of 6 to 10 other volunteers from all around the world who have the same passions and interests as you. It is a brilliant opportunity to protect, preserve and restore the Australian natural environment as well as making lifelong friends and having the time of your life. There are a number of different projects that you could be doing, based in various places around the country.
If you want to experience working and travelling abroad but don’t want to make the first step on your own then this placement is perfect for you. You will join an instant group of friends and be shown around the city, getting all the insider local knowledge that you’ll need. You’ll be helped to sort out your tax file number, get your Medicare cover, open a bank account and get an Australian SIM card and phone card. You will also do an RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course which is vital if you want to work in a bar or licensed restaurant or café. Our representative, Alex, will be showing you around her hometown whilst helping to find you a job and an apartment. It's not all hard work either. We put on regular get togethers over a BBQ and beer at Bondi for all the people who have arrived that week, as well as those who have been in Sydney for a while already. It's a good chance to meet new people and share tips on Sydney life.
You won't be bored: Sydney always has something new to offer and you will struggle to see and do it all, no matter how long you stay. Just don't be tempted into spending all your travelling money while you're there!
Farmwork in the Outback
Oyster's farm work programme opens the door to jobs all over Australia's vast outback. We help you get started with a fantastic 5-day course at a training farm and a job-finding service. The Aussies expect hard work and a positive attitude: in return you'll be set up with an employer for initially up to six months and be paid around A$350 (approx £180) per week, plus free tucker and swag (OK, free bed and board). The great thing about our Australia Gap Year placements is that you can earn enough to finance another few months' travel - or pay off your trip. And if you'd like more work, we can help you sort it up to the 12-month point.
Please note: At the end of your training course, we guarantee you a job in the Outback, however if you are a vegetarian or want to find work with a friend then you may have to wait slightly longer to get your job.