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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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Study

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

Travel information

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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Kinfolk

Sit down for a coffee and seasonal cuisine and help save the world at this social enterprise that distributes its profits to development projects.

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Oscar Cooper

Brunch like you've never brunched before at Oscar Cooper, and start your day off with a hearty feed – even if it's just getting started at 3pm.

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Self Preservation

Sip tea or manually extracted coffee and daintily munch pastries while you browse gleaming jewels at this gallery-cafe-bar. How very, very Melbourne.

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Small Block

Settle down on a wooden crate and pick the East Brunswick locals from the cross-town tourists as you savour your morning coffee and hearty brunch.

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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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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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Miss Jackson

Soak up the St Kilda sun with a caffeine hit in Miss Jackson's courtyard and indulge in the bayside suburb's tradition of a languorous all-day brunch.

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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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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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Feedback Cafe

Bust in for breakfast boom-time in the little Yarraville lounge that's doing big things with a mainly vegetarian menu, and be sure to leave feedback.

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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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Cafe Rosamond

Ditch conventional din-dins for Pierre Roelofs' unique three-dessert dinner, or just coffee and lunch at the tiny Fitzroy café that's hugely popular.

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