Our Arrival Packages that provide everything you need to begin your long stay Australia adventure. If you are choosing to live and work in Australia during your travels these packages will guide you and provide everything you need when you arrive.
This semi-guided tour is perfect for those who are short on time but still want a taste of Sydney, as well as access to our expert work, travel and admin help.
Learning cool and nerdy facts through laneways, markets and bustling streets, our guide will take you on a fun and personalised walking tour of Melbourne.
Sit down with your guide to get advice on getting a job, farm work or how to travel around this beautiful country. We are experts and can help with all of it.
Views from the biggest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere are epic! You can use your ticket when it suits you.
You can join our Melbourne Gap Year group and 100+ others on the biggest bar crawl in town.
This trip is a great way to start your Gap Year adventure in Australia! Whether for a working holiday or just a trip around the country Melbourne Gap Year is the perfect introduction to the Aussie way of life.
To be able to work in Australia you need to be aged between 18 – 30 and be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa.
You should have a sense for adventure, be curious to learn about new cultures and like to experience something different.
If you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. Unfortunately, our visa inclusion package is only available for travellers who are heading to Sydney. If you’re heading to Melbourne, the application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the Australian Government website.
Please note: If you have a criminal record, you are still able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, but due to the specific information required while filling out the application form we won’t be able to process your visa for you, and this must be applied individually.
This Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) is available to passport holders who come from:
the Republic of Cyprus
Hong Kong SAR
the Republic of Ireland
the Republic of Korea
Or you’re a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:
China, People’s Republic of
United States of America
People hold one of the above passports can still apply for a similar visa called the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462). Grabatour Travel cannot apply for this visa for you, however once you obtain this visa it will allow you to participate in the Oz Gap Year programme.
To be eligible for a working holiday visa, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
Meet health, character and financial requirements
Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
Have health insurance
How to apply:
You can choose our inclusive visa booking option and we can process the Working Holiday Visa application for you, or you may wish to apply for your own visa via Australian Immigration.
You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate.
All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or e-visa/ETA to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Also, check out the general Australian visa requirement here.
If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 10% deposit.
Simply select the ‘deposit’ option when you Check out. We’ll hold you a spot on your chosen start date and send you a link to pay the remaining amount.
The balance must be paid in full at least 40 days prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 40 days of your start date the deposit option is not available so you need to pay in full.
Arrival Day & Airport Pickup
We understand jet lag so we’ve organised an airport pickup to take you to your hostel so you can relax and rest up. You can arrive any day and at any time, our trusted driver will be waiting for you!
Your guide will be in touch one week before your arrival with your personalised Mini Pack itinerary, so you know what to expect for your time with us.
Get Set Up, Meet Your Guide & Get a Taste of Melbourne
This is the day you will meet your guide! First, they’ll organise your SIM card, bank account and Tax File Number so you’re all set up for the rest of your trip. After that, it’s time to take you on a personalised walking tour of the city so you can see how lively and incredible it really is.
Highlights of the tour will include street art, quirky laneways, an insight into our world-famous cafe culture as well as Melbourne’s sports obsession, all with a bit of history sprinkled on top of course!
Work & Travel Help
Life admin days are essential and not always what you want to do, but with us they’re epic.
It’s time to turn it up a bit and start planning the rest of your Aussie adventure! You’ll get a 1-on-1 session with your guide, an expert in all things related to working in this beautiful country and travelling around it.
This day is about you feeling 100% ready, relaxed and excited to take on Australia!
Discover More of Melbourne & Party
Your guide showed you some of our favourite parts of the city, but today you have a bit of free time to explore at your own pace. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you in the dark – we’ll give you plenty of tips on the best things to see and do. Whether it’s a secret gaming bar, more hidden street art, the best cake shops or how to get to the famous colourful beach huts, we’ll help you get there!
After a big day, you can catch the sunset at Eureka Skydeck (ticket included) and look back at the magical city skyline from the viewing platform.
You will also get a ticket to Melbourne’s biggest bar crawl, so you can experience the city’s nightlife and meet some new mates. This runs every Saturday night and you can even join our Welcome to Melbourne group for a night to remember!
Get picked up from the airport and taken to your hostel, any day, any time.
Whilst in the City you will spend 3 nights at the perfectly located Melbourne Metro YHA, famous for its rooftop views.
In your first week, some meals are included: 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Inclusions on the Food and Drink tour, and 4 drinks on the bar crawl!
This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.
As part of your Sydney Arrival Package you will receive exclusive tips, resources and guidance towards finding a job and farm work in Australia. We will present you with all of the basic information needed to get started, and give you access to our huge database of employers and contacts in sectors such as hospitality, retail, construction, sales and marketing and many more. We also send out a weekly update email that highlights the most recent job and farm work opportunities we come across. We also help you with:
● Bank Account Set Up.
● Tax File Number Set Up.
● Australian Sim Card.
● Employment Information Session.
● 1-on-1 Employment meeting.
● Travel information session.
● 1-on-1 Travel meeting.
● Ongoing customised travel planning.
● Resume writing and interview advice.
● Access to Nationwide employment database.
● Access to Farm work handbook and database.
● Weekly Jobs Email.
● Superannuation Set Up Help.
● Medicare Set Up Help.
● Mail Holding in the office.
● Lifetime Membership & Support.
There are loads of awesome jobs on offer across Australia. We’ll help you find a job and get you set for up to 36 months (3 years) of paid work.
*Under the terms of the working holiday visa, you can work for the same employer for a maximum of six months. You can continue to work for the same employer for a further six months if you switch to another branch of the company.
*Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work opportunity/employment help, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.
The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding package during booking as your choice!
Double / Twin Room Upgrade
Cuddle up with a loved one or share a room with a mate. PRICE PER PERSON AND MUST BE BOOKED IN MULTIPLES OF 2.
Extra Night Accommodation
Land early? No problem we will still pick you up and drop you off at the hostel.
Your Own Double Room
Want to dance around the room with nobody watching? You can have your own room.
Extra Night Accommodation (Double Room)
Cuddle up with a loved one or share a room with a mate for the nights before or after the tour. THIS IS THE TOTAL PRICE FOR THE ROOM, NOT A PRICE PER PERSON.
Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. You can get this in the Travel Insurance section of our website.
Other activities and services not included.
Your guided portions of the 4 day trip can run pretty much every day of the week, so we take this opportunity to keep the numbers low for a more personal experience.
There can be up to 5 people in your walking tour group, or it could be just you and your guide exploring the city on your terms for the day.
You will get a fully guided city walk complete with facts, great food tips and ideas for the rest of your time in Sydney. You also have your personal one-on-one session with your gap year consultant.
You sure will! You will be taken via bus directly to the door of your hostel, what a service! We will give you specific instructions regarding your pickup closer to your departure date.guide for work and travel advice.
Due to the flexible nature of the 4-day package the order can sometimes differ, but we will always make sure it works for you. Once you’ve booked, we will send over your personalised itinerary so you know exactly what you’re doing.
You can fly in any day and we are able to collect you from the airport. We will then arrange your 4 days for you from there. You will get an email laying out your plans customised to you.
Whatever you want! We want you to feel as ready and relaxed about your next steps and that’s why we will go over all of your plans in your one-on-one session. Whether it’s more accommodation in Sydney, researching farmwork, planning the trip of a lifetime to some of Australia’s top destinations or looking for a bar job, we will have the answers.. You will also get a lifetime membership into our Travel Family, so even if you want more help after the one-on-one session, we will be here for you every step of the way.
We will help you with this, including CV assistance, tips and tricks for interviews and our special Employment Guide which has work contacts for various fields all over Australia. This will all be gone over during your one-on-one time.
Yes you do! If you’re coming here just as a tourist to visit Australia, you’ll need a Visitor Visa.
If you’re coming here to work while you’re on holiday, you’ll need either a Working Holiday Visa (417) or a Work and Holiday Visa (462), depending on which country you’re from.
You can find more information and a list of the various visas HERE.
We recommend organising this as soon as possible.
The application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the same Australian Government website as above.
We always recommend checking Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.
According to the Australian Government, you need $5,000AUD in your bank account on arrival if you’re coming on a Working Holiday visa. This is a good savings target if you are wanting to either travel for a month or set yourself up for working and living in Australia after the Melbourne Arrival Package.
However, everybody is different and to give yourself the best chance of experiencing as many things as possible in Australia, we would recommend just saving up as much as possible before you come travelling.