6 Jobs Down Under that can Help Sustain your Travels in the Southern Hemisphere


Many people around the globe yearn to travel down to the Southern Hemisphere to Australia or New Zealand because of its remoteness to the Northern Hemisphere. They question, “What would life be like in Australia or New Zealand, when seasons are reversed? What is the culture like? What is the way of life? Australia and New Zealand have long been known as having a laid-back culture and perhaps is why it attracts so many. Whatever the reason for your visit or travels to Australia or New Zealand here are some jobs that may help you sustain travels down here if you are on a working visa.

Freight or Logistics

Working for freight or moving compainies New Zealand or Australia as a labourer can help you earn extra money. It can be a great way to stay in shape. And it can give you a sense of satisfaction knowing that you’re helping people move their belongings safely from one place to another. People in Australia are always on the move. Whether they’re relocating for work, family, or just a change of scenery, there’s always something new to discover down under. This can be a great adventure for those who are open to the physically demanding work but it can also be very rewarding at the same time. Finding work as removalists in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and up to Brisbane seem to be the most demanding runs in Australia for moving companies.

  • Fruit Picking & Farm Work
  • Australia’s agriculture industry is dependent on the work done by tourists each season. This classic backpacker trail always has jobs available for those willing to log their time in fields and orchards, whether it be bananas at Queensland’s Gold Coast or apples around Tasmania’s fruitful harvests.

    A lot of our nation’s agricultural production depends upon holidaymakers who are happy enough just getting paid while they’re away from home working towards meeting goals such as harvesting crops – which makes them perfect candidates if you don’t mind being physically fit!

    Harvesting fruit is hard work, and the pay rates reflect this. A piece rate should be around minimum wage ($20/hr for an average picker), but those with skills can earn up to three times that amount.

  • Mining Labour
  • Mining is challenging and can provide backpackers with a rewarding experience. Mining work, similar to construction labour (and other physically demanding jobs), usually pays well, however you may be required fly into or out of the job site depending on what type it requires – this means that before earning longer breaks like vacations they’ll first need enough cash flow built up so as not depend entirely upon one paycheck throughout their time working there.

    Some of the most remote and inhospitable parts in Australia have been home to some incredible mining operations. From Queensland’s lush green interior, all way down under Western Australia- you’ll find rich ore deposits that need exploring. 

    A skilled backpacker could make twice the minimum wage ($40/hr) if they are willing work, but an unskilled one can still earn around that amount with some basic training involved.

  • Au-pairing Support for Families
  • Au pairing is a great way to get the Australian lifestyle without having your own children. You’ll need an open mind and ability care for another person’s kids while they’re away, but it will be worth every minute spent with such welcoming families. 

    Best of all when Au pairing, you get free food and free accommodation which definitely helps you save up. The average salary for an au pair is $200-$300 per week, but the job comes with many hours that must be scheduled in advanced a relies of the demands of the family.

  • Receptionist or Executive Assistant
  • The ideal job for those who want steady work that allows them to enjoy their weekends is the receptionist or an executive assistant position. This nine-to five, Monday through Friday gig comes with great pay and often leads into full time employment if you’re qualified enough! You can find these jobs in offices around town where people live nearby. A great way to experience the Australian work life.

    The best way to find an office is by looking for one that you might want to work in. Maybe there’s something specific about the company or industry they do, like how many employees it has and what kind of equipment are used at their facilities – these things can help remotely when deciding where would be suitable as well. While an entry level receptionist will usually get paid $20 per hour, a more experienced Executive Assistant will earn themselves twice that amount.

    Sustaining your travels in Australia can be tough, but these six jobs down under can help you make it happen. From interstate removals to working in an office as a Executive Assistant, there are plenty of opportunities to earn some extra cash. So, whether you’re just trying to make ends meet or save up for that dream trip up the coast of Australia or even New Zealand, consider one of these unique jobs to help you sustain your travels and experience what the Southern Hemisphere is all about.

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