Working Holidays


Maybe you just finished college. Maybe you were recently laid off. Or you are having a quarter life crisis and are in search of adventure. Or perhaps you want to brush up on your Aussie slang and learn how to drink with the best of them. Whatever your reason, if you are wondering where you can go to travel, explore […]

Working Holidays in Australia


Hey guys, As the Blog gets bigger and bigger, I know a few of my earlier tips on Survival in Australia and especially in Sydney have gotten a little lost. Here are a few posts worth revisiting. Cheap Food Finding an Apartment Cheap Household Supplies How to Outfit an Apartment on the Cheap City Transport Links Banking

Moving to Australia- Some Useful Tips


Here’s a post for you seasonal job seekers, science, and ecotourism lovers. Kangaroo Island is an extremely special place as many of my other posts have pointed out, but another one of the outstanding examples of why it is special is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Run by Larry and Bev Turner, Emu Ridge, is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery in […]

Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery



Oh no- That time has come! You have picked your fruit, drank all the beer you could handle, haven’t slept in months due to all of the fun you are having, have a rockin’ tan, thought about (or did) get dread locks…and it is time to leave… NOOOOO!!!!! There are a few dreary paperwork details you need to clean up […]

Ending Work in Australia- Temporary Residents Get your Tax back!


Giddy up little doggies! Grab your RM williams and your best cowboy hat! No Horseback riding experience necessary! If you ever had a dream as a child be a real Jill-a-roo or Jack-a-roo, here is you chance! You can take the class to fulfill those childhood fantasies or better yet to get a JOB! Now how is that for a […]

Yeee Haaaa! Learn to be a Jill-a-Roo or Jack-a-Roo!


Want to check out your chances of qualifying for an Australian Work Visa? Check out the Skilled Migrant Web Page from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. Here is a sneak preview at a few occupations that are desperately needed. Accountant Acupuncturist Agricultural Scientist Architect Art Teacher Chiropractor Computing Professionals Copywriter Dance Teacher Dental Specialist Dentist Dietitian Engineer Interpreter […]

Skilled Migrants needed! Come work in Australia!



Summer is the time of year for harvest work! If you have a tax file number, bank account, and at least the temporary right to work in OZ- Harvest Work is a great way to get a ‘fair dinkum’ (real) Aussie experience. There are several benefits to harvest work. For one- the idea of a bunch of lawyers and accountants […]

Make some quick $$ and extend your Visa! It is ...


This is good news for backpackers who want to work and the country that needs them, but what happens if the backpackers stop coming or wanting to work? It’s a reliance that must worry some… RECENT backpacker visa changes will help address skills shortages in the tourism sector. Backpackers working in Australian are now eligible to work twice as long […]

Work visa overcomes crisis


In the United States, migrant Mexican workers do significant amounts of fruit picking, especially in California. In Australia, the government is hoping English backpackers will be able to fill the ranks by offering an extension on working holiday visas for a year for those who spend their first three months in the bush. The government is already seeing a large […]

Changes to working holiday visa to make backpackers more picky



Ever wondered how to go about emigrating to Australia and go about getting an Australian visa? Wondering what the various options were and how to go about the different schemes without too much red tape or expense? There are lots of ways to emigrate to Australia. This article spells it out in 9 easy stages. Like everything else, applying to […]

The 9 Ways of Emigrating to Australia