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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Bibelot

With a decadent collection of desserts, Bibelot brings you a slice of the famous French patisserie right in Melbourne.

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Black Cat

A lounge-room-style cafe by day, this cosy bar gets crowded with DJs and drinkers at night. Its beer garden is seriously coveted real estate.

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Truman Cafe

Pop into Truman Café at any time of day for breakfast or lunch that manages to be family friendly without sacrificing quality. Pram parking is handy.

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Rowena Parade Corner Store

Take a trip to the Mediterranean via Rowena Parade's huge Santorini feature wall, Turkish toast and giant Greek beans, and old-school café atmosphere.

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La Belle Miette

Pick up a box of dainty French treats from La Belle Miette, purveyor of specialty macarons presented in boxes as tempting as the delicacies inside.

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Mr Tulk

Devour books and fine café fare at Mr Tulk, an airy spot named for Melbourne's first state librarian and appropriately attached to the State Library.

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Brother Baba Budan

Have your caffeine and drink it too in a café named after a legendary coffee smuggler, where chairs hang high and the beans are roasted with pedigree.

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Degraves Espresso Bar

Never tire of the prototypical 'Melbourne cafe', with its laneway location, old-world charm and uncompromising coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Aunty Peg's Roastery

The coffee's all black and better for that at Aunty Peg's, whether you choose espresso, filter or the new-fangled nitro cold brew poured like a beer.

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Grigons & Orr

Snuggle under a crocheted blanket at a table outside Grigons & Orr, nursing your coffee in a Nana cup and yearning for milk bars of yesteryear.

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Mart 130

Just try making up your mind from a breakfast menu boasting all the well-made favourites, served up in the station master's building at tram stop 130.

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