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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

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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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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Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery

Nestled in a quaint corner, Dr. Morse Bar & Eatery is a 19th century heaven boasting a scrummy menu - perfect break from the city bustle.

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St Ali

Anoint St Ali of South Melbourne your patron saint and savour in his name the carefully crafted espressos and the excellent breakfast and lunch.

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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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GAS Eatery and Supplies

Make GAS your local favourite, whether it's the vegie breakfast options, the Med-menu, great coffee or take-home catering that tickles your fancy.

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Fandango

Take a book, or better, a friend to Fandango, a home-away-from-home where the blankets are snug, the service welcoming, and the coffee cockle-warming.

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Tyranny of Distance

Live life largely outdoors, feasting on fresh local produce and seeking inspiration from the accidental gallery, in which all is not as it seems.

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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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Operator 25

Purveyor of specialty coffee from Code Black Coffee Roasters, open daily for breakfast, lunch and everything in between, Operator 25 answers your call.

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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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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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