Australia, or the Land Down Under, is the only country that is also a continent – a wonderful one, to be precise. Therefore, it is no surprise that many people from around the globe want to visit it. Let’s see how you can spend some time in this beautiful, sunny country with numerous attractions, which will surely make for some of the best memories in your life.
Volunteering in Australia is a good way to visit, enjoy and live in Australia for some time but also help the nation. There are various programs that involve environmental conservation, marine conservation or work with children. For example, you can experience the Great Barrier Reef if you opt for a marine conservation program. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, located in north east Australia, off the coast of Queensland. There are numerous problems that are affecting its native flora and fauna, and as a volunteer, you could do something to help the situation.
Studying in Australia
Did you know that there are over 600,000 international students from more than 140 countries who study in Australia? Imagine studying in Brisbane, for example. Firstly, you get the world-class education that you need, but you also get to enjoy many of the city’s sights. Are you a fan of koalas? How about you and your fellow classmates visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary on your day off? Are you into art? The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is the place for you then. There is so much to do and see in Brisbane that you will make no mistake if you decide to spend your college days (at least two semesters) there. Finding your piece of heaven to live in won’t be a problem since it is quite easy to find top-notch student accommodation in Brisbane.
Work and Travel
Many claim that working your way around Australia and having fun is the best way to experience the Land Down Under. And when we say work around Australia we mean that you shouldn’t stick to one city and just stay there for 12 months. There are tons of job opportunities in Australia, especially in the Outback. City life isn’t cheap, but we won’t tell you to leave Sydney if you don’t want to. However, it is good to know that there is much more to Australia than just the well-known cities. You can try your luck in the hospitality industry or check out fruit picking jobs. If you really want to get off the beaten track, you can easily find a mining job in Australia. But there is also the option of making a travel website. That way you’ll make money before, during and after your trip.
Australian Work and Holiday Visa
This is something similar to Work and Travel. The Work and Holiday visa is for young people (18-30) who want to go on holiday while working in Australia for up to a year. The rules are a bit different from those that apply to Work and Travel programs, but it is nothing extremely difficult at all. After you’re granted your visa, you just need to set a departure date and book your flight. From that point on, you’re free to choose where you want to go and what you want to do. Do not forget to apply for a tax file number, because you won’t be able to get paid if you don’t do it. We’d advise you to look for a hostel if you’re on a tight budget, but you’ll have more options as soon as you start earning money. And don’t just stay in one place the whole time. Travel around Australia, find different jobs and try new stuff. That’s what it’s all about.
We hope that you’ve found this article useful and that you’ll visit Australia in the near future. We guarantee that the time you spend in Australia will make for the best stories you’ll be able to tell when you go back home.