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

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Auction Rooms

You can't bid on the furniture, but the warmly industrial setting, coffee buzz and full stomach will make you feel like you made the winning bid.

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Orange

Give in to the temptation to spend the whole day at Orange, a relaxed European-style bistro by day that transforms into a late-night wine bar.

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Postal Hall

Hold court at the Postal Hall in the old Australia Post HQ, franking nothing but superlative coffee and crunchy fresh baguettes, panini and focaccia.

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Globe

Resolve your arguments about what cuisine to eat at Chapel Street's Globe, which takes inspiration and ingredients from across the seven continents.

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Birdman Eating

Kick your day off with a breakfast Bloody Mary and regroup sufficiently to enjoy Gertrude Street people watching and grown-up dishes like duck confit.

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Il Fornaio

Feel the warmth of Il Fornaio's grass-roots quality before you even try the oven-fresh bread or plethora of sweet and sophisticated bakery treats.

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Hungry Birds

Join Brunswick locals embracing the very niche NBN enabled WiFi cafecito for Italian and Mexican breakfast and lunch, like delicious huevos rancheros.

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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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Big Mouth

Venture inside St Kilda's iconic Big Mouth to discover a restored Art deco interior that mixes modern European food with vintage 'bagman' charm.

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Windsor Deli

Hunker down in this snug nook off Chapel Street with old-fashioned comfort food, like boiled eggs with soldiers, sausage rolls and Nana's preserves.

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Finn

At the stylish Finn in St Kilda, their all-day brunch menu features classics like the smashed avocado to the Scandinavian inspired breakfast board.

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Little King

Hide away from bustling Flinders Street and Federation Square in the Lilliputian haven that is Little King and tuck into home-baked goodies 'n coffee.

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