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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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The Pound

Mop your brow in solidarity with the hardworking coffee machine and get strength from the 'train smash' breakfast or the multicultural wrap for lunch.

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Brother Baba Budan

Have your caffeine and drink it too in a café named after a legendary coffee smuggler, where chairs hang high and the beans are roasted with pedigree.

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Coffee Darling

Pronounce your darling with a drawl and you'll fit right in at this South Yarra institution, where the coffee and brunch are as glam as the regulars.

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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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Brunetti

Lift your jaw off the floor after entering Brunetti's sparkling marble and brass emporium for everything from coffee, cake, gelati, pizza or dinner.

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Waffle On

Emerge from the Degraves Street subway to the aromas of freshly waffled waffles being churned out to the salivating hordes kerbside at Waffle On.

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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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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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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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Captains of Industry

Get a haircut and have a coffee all while getting measured for a bespoke suit. This is a one-stop shop for real gentleman. Grandfather would approve.

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D.O.C Delicatessen

Stocked with the finest Italian artisanal produce, this is the perfect place to find that elusive mozzarella di buffalo or San Danielle prosciutto.

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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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