How working in Australia funded my travel



A great way to fund your travel and get immersed into the Australian culture, is by applying for and using a Working Holiday Visa.

In this episode I talk about my time in Australia and how I funded my travel by taking a variety of jobs, some which were proper jobs and others were purely for the experience of working in another Country.

If you’re thinking about using a Working Holiday Visa then this episode is for you. Especially if you’re wanting to travel Australia and want some ideas and inspiration on the types of jobs that can be available to you, as a backpacker.


The different jobs I worked in Australia…


This travel podcast is about …

  • Realising I wanted a different working and life experience in Australia and chose to do something different. 

  • My experience of working on a Fruit and Veg Market Stall in Melbourne Market and not knowing my parsley from my coriander.

  • Accepting and moving to Alice Springs in the Australian Desert, in the centre of Australia.

  • Working as a Hotel / Motel Receptionist in the Outback.

  • Embracing the Aussie work ethic of ‘Work hard, play hard’.

  • Taking a second job as a Replenishment Assistant in a Supermarket (Shelf Stacker) to get extra money.

  • Returning to Australia the following year to work as an Administrator in the Head Offices of the Largest Banks in Australia. This job was progress my career and gain valuable work experience to add to my ever expanding CV (Resume).

  • There are wide variety of jobs available to backpackers who want to experience a different working experience in Australia and worldwide.

A picture of Uluru a large rock in the centre of Australia

Uluru – in the Centre of Australia

A photo of a rock wallaby only found in Alice Springs in Australia

Rock Wallaby only found in Alice Springs

A photo from the Camel cup race in Alice Springs which is held every year. People ride and race camels to celebrate the Ghan Camels

Camel Cup in Alice Springs – part of the Alice experience

Picture of an outside toilet in Alice Springs, Australia, which is painted to look like the Telephone box from Doctor Who.

My outside Toilet in Alice Springs, Australia


Details of working holiday Visas available to you can be found on your government website of the government website of the country you want to visit.

I’ve included some popular working holiday visa examples below, just click the one that applies to you (which citizen you are).

You can read more about

How I quit My Job and Life in the UK to go Travelling here.

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