How To Get Outback Jobs in Australia

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Are you struggling to get outback jobs in Australia? Are you moving here soon and need to know how to secure a position? Have a read to find out how easy it is!

Are you struggling to get a job in Australia? Are you moving here soon and need to know how to secure a position? Have a read to find out how easy it is!

If you are looking for outback jobs in Australia the chances are you are looking for rural work: for example on a farm or in a pub/restaurant in a small town. The reason you would go for one of these is they tend to offer accommodation and food so it’s a fantastic way to save.

Firstly, there are so many jobs available in this sector. The turnover of staff in farming and hospitality is huge. If you have a look in the morning and you can’t find the job you are looking for then wait. I don’t mean wait until the following day and have a look in the morning.

A pool table with a bar in the background

I saw so many people in the hostel at the beginning of our trip spend 10 minutes looking, get disheartened, then go out for the day. If you want a job then sit by your laptop until you have one. I promise you won’t be there long.

Two days in Australia and we had 2 job offers. One was a small pub in a tiny outback town and one was an au pair/ labourer job for a couple in the city. We accepted the small outback job and after a day we decided it was not for us due to the long hours. We then got another position the same day and started that job 4 days later.

A place for ordering coffee and cakes

Searching Platforms

Facebook

We had most of our success on Facebook. The au pair job and second pub job were advertised on Facebook on groups like these:

They are constantly being updated and tends to be by people who are trying to replace themselves as employees before they leave. Easy, informal and quick! Definitely stare at this page until you have a position.

A dining room full of tables and chairs

GumTree

www.gumtree.com.au/jobs

GumTree in Australia is very big. For those of you who don’t know, gum tree is a website you can post things to sell or things you require. If you search for ‘pub all-rounder’ in Australia then a list will appear. Remember to try different searches as people may have listed differently. It’s quick but a little more formal that Facebook as it requires a cover letter and CV.

Backpacker Job Board www.backpackerjobboard.com.au

This is the one I thought we would get the most luck with as it is literally a comprehensive list of every outback job backpackers would ever need to do. However I believe that it’s so popular it makes getting the jobs on there harder. Furthermore the jobs on this site aren’t any better or well-paid than jobs you can find elsewhere so don’t spend all your time on here. Definitely worth a look though.

Indeed

au.indeed.com

If you are really struggling then have a look on here. It’s like GumTree but not really for backpackers. You might find something on here, especially if you’re looking for something a little more office based etc.

The GReat Western HOtel and restaurant sign

What do you need?

  • A phone! – do not start to look for a job without an Australian phone number. If they can’t call you then they will move on.
  • A bank account – Some places only pay into an Australian bank so get this after you get your phone.
  • Australian Tax number – Easily to apply online @ – The Official Governement Website

I’m going to have to reiterate one point. It is so easy to get outback jobs in Australia once you are in the country. Just stay at your laptop and you will get one. Remember to ask every question you could possibly have to your potential employers. There’s nothing worse than getting all the way to a remote place and having to leave because you didn’t ask something.

Also if you don’t like your outback job, don’t worry. Do what is best for you and move on. We left a job after less than 24 hours because we knew it wasn’t going to be for us. Employers can replace you easily so don’t feel bad about anything.


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About Kev Shepherd

Hi, I’m Kev. I am currently in Australia working in a hotel in the outback! I have a degree in Sports ands Exercise Science which aids me in no way when faced with the challenges of exploring new cultures and places.

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