- $2,600 AUD (365-day)
- $2,000 AUD (88-day+)
- $1,400 AUD (88-day)
Other costs to consider
- Visa ($485 AUD)
- Travel medical insurance
- Personal support funds ($5,000 AUD)
- You may need to show proof of access to funds as a visa requirement
- The minimum wage is AUD $18.93 but many jobs pay a good bit more than this.
- In three months, you can expect to earn and save $4-6,000 AUD. Room and board is often included in outback jobs.
There is a huge range or work available in rural and outback Australia. VisitOz has more than 2,000 employers in their network and there are typically 50 or more vacancies each week!
- General Farm Work
- Ideal if you have limited previous farm or practical experience, but enjoy being outside and doing physical hands-on tasks. Jobs include operating machinery, herding cattle, and other general farm work.
- Trade & Practical Skills
- If you have trade skills and/or related work experience, you can land roles as a mechanic, metalworker, welder, carpenter, plumber, electrician, and painter.
- Equine & Equestrian
- If you have previous experience, there are opportunities to work with horses, including: racehorse training, dressage, equine vet assistant, and breeding programs.
- Childcare or Cook
- If you like working with children or have cooking skills, you could work as an au pair (childcare provider) or tutor, or as a cook.
- If you’re interested in farm life, but have limited time and/or don’t want the commitment of a paid job, then you can volunteer in the Outback in a number or roles!
Most jobs are seasonal (about three-to-four months). If you’re participating on the 365-day program, your visa allows a maximum of six months for one employer. VisitOz can match you with another job once your first one ends.