Welcome, skip to the content.

Overview

Work

There are plenty of opportunities to find work in Melbourne and around regional Victoria in a wide range of industries.

Australian Working Holiday Visas

An Australian Working Holiday Visa now now allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months and to work in any one job for six months. You may be able to extend the visa for an additional year if you undertake 'specified' work, including seasonal and volunteer work.

Check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for visa details.

Work in Melbourne

Melbourne is home to numerous international sports and cultural events, and this means plenty of short-term employment opportunities, especially over the summer.

Longer term, there are often positions available in the banking, finance, nursing, hospitality and teaching sectors, as well as opportunities for call centre and nanny work.

Finding a job

Register with a few agencies, check employment websites and look at the Saturday editions of Melbourne's The Age and Herald Sun newspapers to ensure you get a good spread of jobs on offer. Most recruitment firms ask for your resume or CV, so make sure it's up to date and includes your current contact details.

Getting started

Before you start work, you must open a bank account and obtain a Tax File Number (TFN) from the Australian Taxation Office. Visit a post office for an application form.

Training courses

The majority of hospitality and construction jobs in Australia require the completion of a course prior to commencing work, however most courses are relatively short and inexpensive. Be sure to check with your employer and before you start a course, always make sure it's valid for the state in which you want to work. 

For more information on training courses available, visit the official Study Melbourne website: studymelbourne.vic.gov.au.

Employee rights and conditions

For information regarding employee's rights, from employment conditions, leave entitlements to hours of work and minimum pay, visit Fair Work online.

Work, study & volunteer

Visas

Travel information

Study

Study at Victoria's universities, internationally recognised for their supportive study environments, quality teaching and high academic standards.

Travel information

Volunteer

Victoria is a great place to do volunteer work. Choose from local projects that help furry or feathered mates or lend a hand in conservation projects.

Highlights

Bars

We couldn't find any results that matched your search criteria.

Try changing your filters or search terms to try again.

Discover

Cafes

12 of 130 results

Cafes

Patricia

Stand around with a serious but simple brew. The coffee here, from Seven Seeds, Proud Mary and Market Lane, comes three ways: black, white and filter.

Cafes

Kinfolk

Sit down for a coffee and seasonal cuisine and help save the world at this social enterprise that distributes its profits to development projects.

Cafes

A Little Bird Told Me

Perch at the window, take in the Scandinavian aesthetic, and enjoy speciality coffee, cakes and fine hospitality from seasoned barista Caleb Heaney.

Cafes

Cowderoy's Dairy

Bring along the kids, the dog and enough time to enjoy the old-school milk bar's family menu and the adjoining park that's fun for kids of all ages.

Cafes

Amsterdam Street Cafe

Dart in between the motor body repair shops to the café with the red façade for a knock-out cup o' joe, brekky burrito and Richmond backstreet charm.

Cafes

Nineteen Squares

Order the 'world-famous' chicken sandwich or choose the one-pot wonders and pass time by browsing the antique spoons and eclectic seating options.

Cafes

Demitri's Feast

Challenge your tastebuds to decide between post-Press Club Greek delights, with breakfast the standout along with the changing mural out the front.

Cafes

St Ali

Anoint St Ali of South Melbourne your patron saint and savour in his name the carefully crafted espressos and the excellent breakfast and lunch.

Cafes

Proud Mary

Put your faith in Proud Mary and the fancy equipment for a smooth cup o' Joe and a breakfast or lunch that will get you rolling, rolling, rolling.

Cafes

Feedback Cafe

Bust in for breakfast boom-time in the little Yarraville lounge that's doing big things with a mainly vegetarian menu, and be sure to leave feedback.

Cafes

D.O.C Delicatessen

Stocked with the finest Italian artisanal produce, this is the perfect place to find that elusive mozzarella di buffalo or San Danielle prosciutto.

Cafes

Newtown Social Club

Wrangle your way into the warmly welcome-to-everyone Newtown Social Club for great coffee, warming soups and eggs, and a good deal of mini succulents.

{{::item.Label}}

{{::item.Title}}

{{::item.SubTitle}}

{{::accreditation.Alt}}
{{::item.EventDates[0]}}
{{::item.PriceRange}}
{{::item.MoreDatesText}}
{{::date}}

Explore

Victoria's regions