What to Expect during the intro week of Oz Gap Year?
Airport Shuttle Transfer
An airport shuttle will be provided and a voucher will be supplied for you to present to the driver at the airport. Instructions will be displayed on the voucher and will explain in depth what to do and where to go once landed.
Hostel Accommodation at WakeUp Hostel
You’ll be staying at WakeUp Hostel, Sydney. Everything is pre-arranged so your check-in will be quick & easy.
Welcome Briefing, Sydney City Tour & Welcome Dinner
Meet your guides and all your new buddies in the hostel lounge. We then take you to our office, introduce you to the crew and give you an overview of what’s going to happen throughout the week as well as hand out your SIM card etc. Once that’s been sorted, we head out for our walking tour of the city including Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Later tonight, we meet again for our Welcome Dinner and drinks. (Dinner and 1 drink included).
Information Session and Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise (Oz Gap Year in Sydney)
We spend the morning talking about everything you need to know about your adventure in Australia including finding work, writing your CV, seasons and things to see & do. Later today, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on our awesome catamaran whilst seeing all the popular sights of Sydney including Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Spend the day chilling, swimming and sunbaking! (BBQ lunch included).
Party Night (if included within package)
Time to explore Sydney’s nightlife! Join our pub crawl to some of Sydney’s best backpacker bars. (Express entry and some free drinks included)
Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Walk
It’s been a long week, so we’re taking it easy today. Our guides pick you up at the hostel and we catch the bus to Coogee to start our stroll along the coastline to Bondi. See 5 stunning Sydney beaches, stop for lunch along the way and spend the afternoon chilling on Bondi Beach. Bus tickets need to be bought at own expense (about $7 return).
Planning the gap year
Your adventure has only just started! Whether it’s about finding work, finding a flat or exploring Australia our crew is there is assist.
List of included services
12-Month Job Service with Travellers At Work
Travellers At Work (TAW) is Australia’s leading job network for travellers in Australia. Hundreds of jobs are available nationwide, with new jobs added daily. Customers receive TAW Membership with job offers from all over Australia. Other benefits include:
– Access TAW’s online database of jobs all over Australia – Receive daily email updates of new job vacancies – Create online resumes, apply for jobs easily online on your phone, tablet or pc – Make profile available to be found by employers
Resume Review Service
An impressive CV / Resume will greatly increase your chance of finding work fast. The Job Consultants at Travellers At Work will be available to review your CV / Resume and provide recommendations for any essential improvements required.
‘Just Arrived’ Info Session
Our Work & Travel Experts will provide an ‘all you need to know’ overview of living, travelling, working and partying in Australia! We will answer any questions and explain in detail everything you need to know to get the most of your adventure in Oz.
12-Months Mail Service
Every traveller in Australia needs a fixed mailing address. It’s essential to set up your Tax File Number, bank account and Medicare (if eligible) and a great way for family/friends to send you letters and parcels. Oz Gap Year’s Mail Holding Service provides a safe and secure fixed mailing address for your client’s entire stay in Australia. With an Oz Gap Year mail service clients can access their mail from anywhere at any time. Mail will be uploaded to a secure server and can be viewed online.
Australian Bank Account
We will provide you with the necessary information and instructions on how to set up their Australian Bank Account before you leave home. Once you have submitted the online application form which only takes about 3 minutes, you will receive an email from the Commonwealth Bank with your account details, allowing you to transfer funds into the account online. Upon arrival in Sydney, the staff at Oz Gap Year will direct you to the Commonwealth Bank branch (maps and directions in the welcome letter for regional arrivals), where you can collect their ATM card straight away.
Tax File Number
The staff at Oz Gap Year will apply for your Tax File Number. The TFN will be issued within about 2 weeks after arrival and will be uploaded to your Oz Gap Year Mail Service Account. You may work whilst waiting for your TFN.
Mobile Phone SIM Card
Oz Gap Year will reserve your Australian mobile phone SIM card. Upon arrival, Oz Gap Year will help you choose a suitable pre-paid plan and activate the service.
Free unlimited WIFI Internet access during office hours at our Oz Gap Year office.
If you’re from the UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium or the Republic of Ireland you may be eligible for free healthcare (Medicare) whilst in Australia, although its always advisable to have adequate travel insurance also. We’ll help you arrange Medicare once you arrive in Sydney.
Tax Refund and Superannuation Advice
We will assist you with any gap year tax queries you may have throughout the year, help you claim a tax refund after working in Australia and help you claim your Superannuation after leaving the country.
Work abroad in Australia on a gap year or working holiday
AUSTRALIA PAID WORK PROGRAMS
Australia is our most popular destination for travellers seeking paid work abroad, and it's not hard to see why! Due to Australia's Working Holiday Visa scheme, gap travellers aged 18-30 are snapping up the chance to earn money in a paid job in Australia.
How can I find paid work in Australia?
It's best to set up your opportunities before you go, so you have a guaranteed way into work once you are abroad. The best way in to a reliable and reputable job is through a job package or established gap year programme, where you can get help with your CV, interview techniques and that all-important job search. Our job packages are varied and exciting, ranging from work in the hospitality industry, working with kids as an Au Pair, to specialist outdoor farm or ranch work, or educating kids with some paid teaching work.
What to Expect on our Paid Work Program?
A perfect way to get your Working Holiday off to a great start! If you're between 18-30 years old, expect to earn £10 - £16 an hour and get paid weekly. Start with 8 days of fun in Sydney or Melbourne plus the inclusions below:
AMAZING INTRO WEEK
See the amazing sites of Sydney or Melbourne, explore stunning beaches, trek the mountain and splash around in waterfalls. Learn how to surf, discover the Aussie culture then kick back at a BBQ Aussie style. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife and take a selfie with a kangaroo, fun night out in town…welcome to Australia!
FRIENDSHIPS FOR LIFE
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures and with our small groups (up to 20 people) that’s just what you’ll get. You’ll meet some fun, young and amazing people from all over the world, as well our awesome group leader who will be there with you from the moment you step off the plane. This is perfect way to make friends and share the experience – after all, who wants to explore Australia alone?
After a brilliant week of fun in the sun! Then it's time to get job hunting with the help of our expert jobs team: We’ll help you find a job and get you set for up to a year of paid work. Get advice and assistance organising interviews & arranging accommodation, training course, plus lifetime access to employer database and advice.
WE COVER THE ESSENTIALS
Australia Bank Account Australian SIM Card Tax File Number Medicare Guidance Free Mail Holding Support the whole time you're in Australia Luggage Storage
ALL INCLUDED, GREAT VALUE
All Accommodation All Activities An Instant Group of Friends All Transfers Airport Pickup Arrangement Support before, during & after the trip Some Meals & Drinks, BBQ and Party
AWESOME GROUP LEADERS
Our tour leaders are what make us special. They'll be your best mate, dance partner, share all their local knowledge and work their bums off to show you the trip of a lifetime!
AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT
Some typical areas of employment include: Accounts, Banking, Au-Pair, Nanny, Childcare, Hospitality, Chef, Beauty, IT, Media, Office, Admin Jobs, Retail, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Teaching, Coaching Jobs. Please click here for more.
Wages are typically between £10 (AU $18) and £16 (AU $30) an hour, so get out there and start earning! Especially you only pay 15% for taxes as a working holiday maker.
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
If you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. You can choose to book your Oz Gap Year programme with the visa included. Please click here to check your eligibility.