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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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Spoonful

The seasonal menu here adds an international twist to breakfast classics; lunch brings salads, tarts, terrines and curries to the table.

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Friends of Mine

Meet old mates and make new friends over early coffees, later wines and the scrumptious organic and regional produce at this bright Richmond café.

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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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Las Chicas

Find a spot alongside locals and gourmet tourists in the sunny Las Chicas courtyard for all-day breakfasts so tempting you might just have a second.

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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.

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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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Wall Two 80

Hit the wall that's been a southside institution for a decade, serving morning coffee and eggs to bleary commuters and vino on a Friday arvo.

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Jardin Tan

Stop by Jardin Tan on your next lap of the Tan, during a botanical ramble with friends, or for a long, lazy lunch of dynamic French-Vietnamese fare.

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Baker D. Chirico

From the striking interiors and designer packaging to the carefully crafted bread, everything about Baker D. Chirico shouts, 'I Love What I Do'.

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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.

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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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Globe

Resolve your arguments about what cuisine to eat at Chapel Street's Globe, which takes inspiration and ingredients from across the seven continents.

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