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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.

Work, study & volunteer

Visas

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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.

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Top Paddock

Give thanks to the local producers who have helped Top Paddock deliver their vision from the paddock to your plate, which will surely be licked clean.

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Hardware Societe

Go Euro with traditional pastries, petit tapas and tantalizing sweet treats at this compact French–Spanish city eatery at the end of Hardware Lane.

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1000 £ Bend

Buy some art, sip a coffee, write your blog or rent a bike at the hipster heaven of 1000 £ Bend, and be guaranteed that something new will happen.

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Crafternoon Cafe

This cafe-and-craft-corner has a menu of creative options including collage, and puppet and badge making, along with breakfast, lunch and sweet treats.

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Jungle Juice

Squeezing into Jungle Juice might not be easy, but it's worth it for a filling bagel or bowl of soup, a fancy coffee, and naturally, a fresh juice.

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CERES Cafe

Stock up on carbon credits this weekend by dodging the mall and heading to CERES, Brunswick's own ecological theme park. With attractions such as...

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Duchess of Spotswood

Take a gastronomic journey around Victoria by virtue of the relentlessly local ingredients prepared by the Duchess and co on show in the open kitchen.

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My Sister Says

Catch some sun on the communal outside table, tuck into a hearty breakfast at the bar, or fight for a spot among the cluster of cosy inside seats.

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Mörk

Offering a true bean-to-cup chocolate experience, the team roast small-batches of cacao out the back using custom-built equipment.

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Cup of Truth

Go underground for coffee so smooth you'll never want to get it at street level again, made even better with the addition of morning pastries.

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Twenty & Six Espresso

You'll feel just a little bit prettier in Twenty & Six's sweet interior, but you won't seem shallow thanks to the cafe's commitment to sustainability.

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Federal Coffee Palace

Hark back to a gilded age when coffee palaces ruled Melbourne, with the modern touches of FCP's swish breakfast, snacks and of course, updated coffee.

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