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Follow the footsteps of adventurers into a land Down Under

Australia has been capturing the imagination of adventurers for years. Think Australia and your mind drifts to endless summer, golden beaches, clear blue waters and ice cold beers flowing freely. It is a place that screams adventure, with its rugged Outback, its buzzing cities and its breathtakingly beautiful coastline.

Australia has been attracting young travellers looking for work and adventure for a long time- and this is part of the appeal of the country. The cities are vibrant, young and exciting- and to top it all, they love having international workers joining their throes. You can earn a good wage here and fund a fantastic lifestyle, getting work in bars, restaurants, shops and offices.

Offering a complete contrast to the city dwelling lifestyle is the iconic Outback, the vast fabled desert that covers the entire centre of the country. Here the skies are blue, the earth is red and the geology and wildlife is somewhere in between. Working in this sort of environment is an adventure like none other, far off the beaten track and into the heart of the country. You can earn an excellent wage here, living on farm properties with your meals included in your work. The savings soon pile up to allow you to travel the rest of the country afterwards.

In between these dramatic extremes the country boats startling gorges, vast expanses of national park, beaches as far as the eye can see- and some incredibly appealing wildlife! Who in the world isn't intrigued by kangaroos, koalas and the infamous Tasmanian Devil?

You can take part in programmes spanning all three of these very different environments, with full support and help along the way. Get trained up to work on a farm in the Australian Outback, help with job hunting in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney or become a conservation volunteer in beautiful locations across the country.


Live the dream in Australia's buzzing cities and stunning Outback

Oyster has been sending intrepid explorers and workers to Australia for many years. We offer three great and very different options to get you set up and sorted for life Down Under:

  • Farm work in Australia's Outback Get training and work on farms or cattle stations in the remote Australian Outback. This is perfect for someone who likes being outdoors and is not afraid to get their hands dirty. Enthusiasm is a must! Read more...

  • Paid work in Sydney Work in one of the most beautiful cities in the world for up to 12 months. You will get help and advice as you look for work and adjust to life in Sydney. You will also have a ready-made social life with the others in your group, enjoying bush camps, canoeing and more. Read more...

  • Conservation volunteering Experience the beauty of Australia whilst volunteering to conserve its precious natural environment. This is a great project for someone wanting to get off the beaten backpacker track, meet a fun group of people from around the world and experience a completely different side to Australia. No wage, but lots of adventures with all food, accommodation and local transport included. Read more...

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