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Work & Travel Australia

Work seasonal jobs and explore Australia

Taking the massive leap to work and travel in Australia is so exciting, save yourself some time and effort with our support so that you can focus on maximizing your experience.

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Choose your own working adventure

If you want an open ended international adventure with the ability to earn money along the way, a Work & Travel program is the best option. Start with at least four nights of accommodation in Sydney, welcome activities, and orientation including guidance for finding jobs and important logistical support. Friendly staff members are available for up to a year to help you find short-term jobs and plan your travels!

How it works

Choose your own working adventure with our friendly support!

Sign up

Complete your application with InterExchange and we'll help you get everything sorted for your Working Holiday Visa.

Obtain your visa

Apply for your visa online to ensure that you're able to work when you arrive in Australia.

Experience Australia!

You'll have support from InterExchange and our partner agency in Australia throughout your stay.


What are the start dates for 2024?
Arrival dates occur weekly in busy seasons, and less frequently in the off-season. Arrival dates are on Tuesdays, with orientations and activities taking place over the next three days.
  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 13
  • February 27
  • March 12
  • April 16
  • May 28
  • June 18
  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13
  • August 20
  • August 27
  • September 3
  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • December 3

U.S. citizens between 18 and 30 have access to a Work and Holiday Visa in Australia, which is a government authorization letting you travel and take on paid seasonal work for up to one year (with the possibilities for second- and third-year extensions). InterExchange provides an initial arrival package so you will meet a few new people, enjoy activities around Sydney, and have orientation and support from seasoned program staff available to speak with you about your job search and other logistics. This team is available both in-person and a member lounge available to you, and of course also via phone or email.

For those seeking a job prior to traveling we offer a pre-placement option, described in our job support information.

You can read more on the concept of a working holiday or drop us a line.

The Surf Camp is a great option for those who want to continue settling in and explore another bit of Australia with new people for a few nights at the beach after the initial arrival package. Adding the Surf Camp means you’ll have two additional nights in Sydney, then transportation up to Gerroa near Seven-Mile Beach (about two hours away) where you’ll stay from Monday to Friday. Lessons and meals are provided every day. Learn more about the Surf Camp add-on. Please note that this add-on is not available during certain weeks in Australia’s winter (in 2023 it’s closed between June 19 – July 16).

Sign up today

Get ready to immerse yourself in Aussie culture while funding your adventures with short-term jobs.

Need more information?

Complete the form and our team will get back to you soon with more details about the program.