Working Abroad
Work & Travel Australia

How it works​

You’ll enjoy dedicated support from the moment you sign up.


We’re available along the way for any questions but here is a general overview of how it all works!
1. Sign up and submit
  • Sign up and submit an application with InterExchange, paying a $100 deposit (this goes towards your final program fee). We’ll contact you with your next steps, including guidelines for completing the government of Australia application.
  • Obtaining the Australia Work and Holiday Visa can be done online. It’s an important step in making sure that you’re able to work when you arrive, and stay in Australia for up to a year (with the possibility to extend). When applying you’ll need to pay a AUD $510 fee to the government.
Let us know once your visa is approved. Usually this will happen within a few weeks.
Confirm your program preferences including start dates and whether you’d like to add any extra nights of accommodation before or after the program dates.
Pay the balance of your program fee to InterExchange.
Receive a booking confirmation and resources from InterExchange.
Book your flights and send us your itinerary.
Arrive in Australia and check into your hostel. Refer to your itinerary for information on where to meet your group.
Enjoy your arrival package and contact the support team along the way with any questions about life in Australia, traveling, or finding jobs!


Upload the item below to your online application:

Passport Picture Page Copy

A copy of the passport photo page. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months past your proposed program end date.

After you apply, you will need to do the following:

Obtain your visa

Travelers on this program require the Work and Holiday Visa (462) for Australia, which makes it possible for U.S. citizens to live and work there for up to a year, with the possibility to extend. Should you have any questions regarding the visa application we’re here to help.

Obtain travel medical insurance

Before traveling, all participants must possess international accident and sickness insurance that includes evacuation/repatriation coverage.


  • 18-30 years old
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High school graduate


Program Costs
  • $895

$100 is paid when you sign up. The remainder is due prior to finalizing your booking. Please see our refund policy.

  • Job pre-placement service: $145
  • Surf camp add-on including 2 extra nights in Sydney and 4 nights at Surf Camp location by Seven-Mile Beach: $545
  • Additional nights of accommodation in Sydney (including breakfast): $30
  • Airport shuttle upon arrival
  • Four nights of accommodation including breakfast (additional nights can be added optionally)
  • Orientation session covering the job search, traveling, and more
  • Personal consultation regarding your job search
  • Activities including a beach walk and city tour
  • Members’ lounge in Sydney
  • Resume review
  • Help setting up your bank account, tax ID, and local phone service
  • Mail holding and forwarding services
  • Pre-departure and alumni support
  • Airfare
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Work and Holiday Visa (AUD $510) – This is obtained online and we’re available to answer any questions you have.
  • Australia’s mininum wage is AUD $21.38/hour. Based on Australia’s laws, individuals under 21 can be paid less but there is a high demand for seasonal employees so there are normally many opportunities to earn upwards of AUD $22/hour.
  • Some jobs may adjust pay if accommodation is included, for example at resorts. In such cases, the accommodation provided is usually much more afforable than booking your own.
  • Please note that it can take a few weeks to get set up with a job and you will want to have ample time to travel and enjoy Australia! Please budget accordingly.

Sign up today

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