Whilst many of our hostels have job boards, there are a special few who have strong links with local businesses and farmers and can assist working holiday makers to find jobs. Even better, they offer great weekly rates and cheap (or free!) meals. Whether you’re looking to head for a surf before and after work whilst living in New South Wales or extend your working holiday visa whilst experiencing life in Western Australia, we’ve got hostels that’ll become your new home away from home. What a way to make a living!
Coffs Harbour YHA is located directly across the road from the beach and has close ties to local farmers, meaning they have a very high success rate in placing guests in seasonal blueberry picking jobs which count towards your second year visa.
The Yamba YHA Managers often employ backpackers as bartenders, chefs/cooks and wait staff, plus as housekeepers within the hostel itself. There is plenty of hospitality and tourism work in Summer, with local employers often calling Yamba YHA, looking for last-minute workers.
Located in the historical part of Albany, the hostel dates back to the 1800's. Old world charm cheerfully blends with modern amenities to create a relaxed atmosphere. Magnificent views over Princess Royal Harbour from the top story.
Sydney Beachouse YHA receives a couple of calls from local employers every day and the staff maintain a list of local jobs behind reception, which are farmed out to their guests. They also work with a local recruitment agency. You can expect hospitality and labouring work ranging from a few hours to a few months, plus very reasonable weekly rates.