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.
Our guide will show you, on a personalised walking tour of the city.
We’ll help you get sorted, from your bank account and sim card, to your Tax File Number.
You’ll have some free time to roam the city and find some wonders by yourself.
Whether you need finding a job or just need help planning the perfect trip – we’ve got you.
Learn more: About 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. You can choose to book your Australia Gap Year programme with the visa included (only for Working Holiday Visa subclass 417). If you’re eligible for 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 Australia Gap Year programme.
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.
You will be travelling with a group of fun, exciting and interesting people from everywhere in the world! And you can easily make new friends along the trip.
Small groups, insider access, and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Groups sizes are usually between 10 – 18 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!
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.
Airport Transfer & Hostel Hangs
You’ve landed and you’re officially Down Under! Now it’s time to get you to your hostel for your first night of accommodation. Did we mention that the hostel you’re staying in has the best hostel view in the world? Check out that photo! After a long flight, this place is exactly where you will want to be.
This day is all yours to relax and unwind before you meet up with your guide the next morning. One week before your arrival, your guide will get in touch with your personalised Sydney Mini Pack itinerary so that you have an idea of what to expect.
Meet Your Guide & Explore Sydney
Today’s the day we get to meet you! The first thing we want to do is get you organised for the rest of your time in Australia. This morning we will set up your bank account, sim card and Tax File Number.
Now the paperwork is out of the way you’ll be ready for your personalised walking tour of the city. You’ve seen Sydney on the TV, talked about coming here for years and now you’re getting up close to those recognisable landmarks while learning about Sydney’s history, people and culture.
You will have a lot of jealous friends and followers after today’s Instagram story.
Expert Advice on Employment & Advice
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!
Explore Sydney Style
By now, we will have given you a list of things to see, places to be and foods to eat. Now it’s up to you to discover Sydney and it’s suburbs at your own pace and however you like. Whether you go for a swim at the famous Bronte Baths or explore hipster suburbs such as Newtown and Marrickville, we know this city will steal your heart.
To top your day off you can watch the sunset from the Sydney Tower Eye (ticket included) and get 360 degree views of the city. Isn’t she beautiful?!
You will also get an entry ticket to a Sydney Bar Crawl which runs every Saturday. This means you get a little taste of the nightlife and a chance to meet other travellers who are starting their adventure just like you.
Get picked up from the airport and taken to your hostel, any day, any time.
Our Sydney Arrival Package includes accommodation at possibly the best situated hostel in the world, Sydney Harbour YHA, famous for its rooftop looking over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
● 1 Breakfast.
● 3 Lunches.
● 3 Dinners.
● Cocktail making and drinks.
● Bar crawl drinks.
● Suitable for vegans.
● Suitable for vegetarians.
● Gluten free options available.
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 add-on during booking at the Check-out page!
Extra Night Sydney
Arrived earlier than the actual Start Date? You can add an extra night in Sydney.
Working Holiday Visa Australia
Coming to Australia for a Working Holiday? Take the hassle out of arranging your Working Holiday Visa and let us do it for you! We’ll arrange everything for you, all you have to do is sit back, relax and get excited for your trip of a lifetime!.
Get the Ultimate adrenaline rush and book your Skydive today! Multiple locations available, including the incredible Mission Beach – Jump over the Great Barrier Reef and land on the beach! Excludes $35 levy payable on arrival. (Please note, depending on the Skydive Location you choose, you may need an extra night in Cairns to include this activity in your package).
Gain your PADI diving certification during our 5D/5N trip which includes 2 nights on a live-aboard vessel on the Great Barrier Reef! Includes all your accommodation in one of our favourite hostel in Cairns, all meals whilst on the live-aboard, all equipment and theory/pool lessons! This trip is open-dated so you can travel when it suits you!
Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. If you require travel insurance, Grabatour Travel has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here.
Other activities and services not included. They can be added during payment step.
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 farm work, 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 Sydney 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.