Program Costs

  • $895

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

Optional extras

  • 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

Not included

  • 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.
U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation