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.
Mission Beach is reliant on backpackers to fill a range of jobs. Scottys Mission Beach YHA is well known amongst local businesses for being a fantastic source of workers. Our location qualifies for both 417 and 462 visa holders to complete their 88 days of regional work.
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.
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.