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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

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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.

Travel information

Study

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

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Tomboy Cafe

Savour sustainable, seasonal and local breakfasts, brunches and lunches that are topped off perfectly with a coffee and an in-house baked delight.

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Industry Beans

Work up a thirst before you head to Industry Beans as there's a bumper menu of house-roasted coffee, teas and fresh juices to wet your whistle.

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LuxBite

Conjure your own descriptions of the macarons being created by the artisan chefs on-site at LuxBite, and return often to sample the changing flavours.

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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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Traveller

Stand and savour a coffee and dream about places you've been and those you're yet to discover at Traveller, Seven Seeds' Crossley Street outpost.

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Yellow Bird

Bop to the beat of the rock 'n' roll soundtrack at Chapel Street's indie-est hangout, featuring terrific coffee, beaut burgers, and vintage couches.

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Cafe Vue

Marvel at how Shannon Bennett's modern café blends into Heide's idyllic grounds, then dig into lunch or grab a picnic hamper to eat beneath the trees.

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Journal

Enjoy an 'intellectual' date of highbrow chat and down-home cooking amid the bookish atmosphere at Journal, where it's ok to eat, drink, and talk.

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Little King

Hide away from bustling Flinders Street and Federation Square in the Lilliputian haven that is Little King and tuck into home-baked goodies 'n coffee.

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Earl Canteen

Say goodbye to sacrificing quality for speed at Earl, where the sandwiches are restaurant quality, the coffee is fine and the service is super fast.

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The League of Honest Coffee

Fan of single origin but tired of the attitude? Dust off the morning cobwebs with a caffeine fix from the fine folk at The League of Honest Coffee.

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Gelato Messina

Come and worship at the ornate spiritual home of gelato, Messina. A visit here is like a pilgrimage to where Melbourne's new era of ice-cream began.

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