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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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Study

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

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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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Dead Man Espresso

Hum your own wild west soundtrack, as things never get more dangerous in this lively South Melbourne café than chasing a pour-over with a flat white.

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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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Residential Kitchen

Have your faith in fine Italian coffee restored at Residential Kitchen, after being seduced by pillowy pizzas and social half-litre carafes of wine.

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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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Flipboard

Designed by Martin Heide and Megg Evans, this three tiered cafe makes use of every inch of space above, below and around the central staircase.

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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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Gelateria Primavera

Out the front of Spring Street Grocer, propped up against City Wine Shop, Gelateria Primavera is making waves in ice cream and coffee.

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Crue Coffee Lounge

Be spoiled by the committed crew at Crue, who are as fussy about their single origin beans as they are about the runny yolks in their eggs benedict.

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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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Sugardough

Just try to stop at one of Sugardough's sweet tarts, rustic loaves of bread or to-die-for hot chocolates from your perch at the centre communal table.

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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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The Breakfast Club

Pay homage in an edible way to the 80s classic film from the cosy kitschy café of the same name, where the menu is typecast and the coffee great.

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