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Melbourne Arrival Package

(2 Reviews)
  • 4 Days/ 3 Nights
  • Group Size: 1 - 5 people
  • Age range: 18 to 45
  • Starts: Melbourne
  • Finishes: Melbourne
  • Location: Australia


This Melbourne Arrival Package is a semi-guided tour, meaning you get the best of both worlds. Our aim is to give you an easy landing into your next travel destination. The package typically includes airport transfer, a few night’s accommodation as well as admin help and employment support. We also added some exciting local experiences to go along.

This package is perfect for those who are short on time but still want a taste of Melbourne, as well as access to our expert work, travel and admin help.


  • Explore the City

You will discover why Melbourne has been voted one of the most liveable cities in the world. Exploring the vibrant city as you stroll through bustling streets, arcades, hidden laneways for Melbourne’s local culture.

  • Admin help, Work and Travel Assitance

Get advice on finding work or how to travel around this beautiful country. Amazing support the whole time you’re in Australia.

  • The Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform

Eureka Skydeck is considered one of the best things to do in Melbourne – especially if you want to discover the city from a different perspective. From the top, you can gaze out across the stunning cityscape and spot famous landmarks. You can use this ticket whenever you’re ready.

  • Melb’s #1 Bar & Nightclub Crawl

Meet other fellow travellers from the Melbourne Gap Year group on the biggest bar crawl in town.


This package is perfect for those who are short on time but still want a taste of Melbourne, as well as access to our expert work, travel and admin help.

To be able to work in Australia you need to be aged between 18 – 30 (or up to 35 for some nationalities) and be eligible for an Australia Working Holiday Visa.


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
the Netherlands
United Kingdom

Or you’re a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:

China, People’s Republic of
Czech Republic
San Marino
Slovak Republic
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.


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Travel insurance is highly recommended for all of our trips in Australia. You can get this in the Insurance section of our site.


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.



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Once you’ve touched down at Melbourne Airport, your arrival transfer will be waiting for you outside. They’ll take you into Melbourne CBD to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel where you can relax, make some new friends and settle in after your flight!

Airport transfers will still be included if you arrive a few days early.


Begin your day with a morning welcome meeting conducted by your group leader. We’ll organise your bank account and Tax File Number so you’re all ready to start working and travelling. Our team will also give you an Aussie SIM card loaded with data, Australian calls & texts and international calling credit, so you can easily keep in touch with loved ones back home!

After that, we’ll take you on a guided walking tour to discover why Melbourne is so-called the world’s most liveable city.

There’s always something new to discover in Melbourne’s hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.


Today is all about figuring out what you want to do with your time here by giving you all the tools you need to make it the time of your life.

Your guide will be helping you with anything and everything from resume writing, to farm work information, to organising any future travel plans you may have. Whether it’s skydiving or strawberry picking, your guide will be able to help you.

By the end of the day you’ll feel prepared, confident and ready to take on whatever comes next!


Today is the day when you can explore the city at your own pace. Escape the tourist crowds to discover the hidden gems adored by locals. Discover a “different” Melbourne and delve into the delights of getting off the tourist track. There are heritage-listed historical sites, award-winning gardens, convict islands and even paranormal places, all ready to be explored and experienced. 

After that, you’ll explore Melbourne from the city’s highest viewpoint at Eureka Skydeck (ticket included) and look back at the magical city skyline from the viewing platform.

We will also give you an entry ticket to a Melbourne Bar Crawl. Experience the exciting nightlife of Melbourne as you discover the city’s finest hidden bars! You can also meet other fellow travellers from Melbourne Gap Year group who are starting their adventure just like you.



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 Space Hotel.

Space Hotel is a fantastic property that is centrally located, close to the CBD, Queen Victoria Market as well as cool suburbs such as Carlton. 

It also has a gym, cinema, rooftop and hot tub, pretty cool! The property is a 10 minute walk from YHA Metro so it doesn’t change a thing in regards to the itinerary.

  • 3 nights in Melbourne Space Hotel.
  • Extra nights/private upgrades available.


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.



International flights not included.
We recommend searching and comparing flight prices using SkyScanner.com or contact us for a great flight deal.


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.


The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding package during booking as your choice!

Private Room Upgrade (Melbourne Arrival Package)
Upgrade to a double room for all 3 nights of your stay.

Extra Night Accommodation (Pre-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want to add on some extra nights before your Melbourne Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation (Post-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want to add on some extra nights after your Melbourne Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Pre-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want a double room to yourself before your Melbourne Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Post-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want a double room to yourself after your Melbourne Arrival Package. This is the price per room, not per person. If you’re booking as a couple, just add one of these to the booking.


Will I be part of a group?

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.

Which parts of the trip are guided?

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.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

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.

Is my itinerary fixed?

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.

Are there certain days the package can start?

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.

What happens at the end of my 4 days?

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.

How do I begin to get work in Australia?

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.

Do I need a visa to come to Australia?

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.

How do I apply for a visa?

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.

How much money would you recommend bringing to Australia?

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.

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Tim C

Solo Traveller

Their local team in Melbourne helped me with all the admin stuff. I recommend this arrival package if you want to take the worry out of your travels

September 5, 2022

Emily T

Solo Traveller

Totally recommend this Melbourne arrival package. Everything from preparations to arriving in Melbourne and moving on has been seamless throughout.

August 29, 2022
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