THE STRESS-FREE WAY TO START YOUR AUSSIE ADVENTURE
Secure your Working Holiday Visa and head down under with the support, guidance and network to make a success of it all from day one.
Picture it… It’s Friday morning. You open your eyes to the warm sun beating down on your face. It takes a second to remember where you are, but when you do, you’re buzzing. Because today’s your last day working as a server in a Sydney restaurant. Tomorrow you’re heading south to find a gig in Melbourne.
After that? Who knows, you’ll see where the mood takes you. There are no rules here. It’s just you, your new mates and spontaneous decision after spontaneous decision.
Your Aussie adventure could look something like this — or it could be completely different. Because this Working Holiday program is designed to give you full control over your adventure. You’ll enjoy our full support to get you started. Then, you’ll set off with a group of fellow Travel Grads and carve your own path.
You might head north, south or venture out west. Who knows? That’s all part of the fun.
This is the opportunity for you if…
You’re an independent, adventurous individual who’s up for exploring the world solo, but you need a hand in getting started.
You dream of experiencing life down under, but you’re not keen on the idea of landing in a new country with no friends or support network.
You’re as laid-back as you are organised, and the thought of going with the flow and hopping from job to job to fund your Aussie adventure excites you.
You want to start your journey alongside people just like you — because going alone is no big deal, but meeting new people is what it’s all about.
Is that you? Sweet. We’ve got you.
Since 2014, we’ve been connecting globally-minded grads with exciting alternatives to the traditional ‘grad job’ we’re all bored of hearing about. After starting our own careers abroad, we discovered the world has so much more to offer than life at home — and we’re all about helping you see and experience it.
We’ve designed our programs to create a safe, supported way to catapult yourself into the unknown. It’s not as scary as it sounds with us in your pocket: we’re here to guide, support and advise you every step of the way, so you can be sure you’re making a great decision.
Our soft-landing gives you a smooth, stress-free route into working in Australia and full control over what happens next. Live, work and travel the Land Down Under for anywhere from a few months up to 2 years. Excited? We are!
Land and head straight to your accommodation
By soft landing, we mean soft. As soon as you arrive, you’ll stay in pre-paid accommodation with your fellow Travel buddies for 1 week to take the pressure off while you find your feet. After that, we’re here to offer long-term accommodation guidance, so you’re never left alone.
Go where you want, when you want
After your initial week in Sydney, choose to go wherever you want, whenever you want. Whether you’re dreaming of the Gold Coast, Melbourne or going out west, it’s up to you. We’re here if you need us, but the path you take and the decisions you make are entirely yours.
Leave the confusing stuff to us
The Travel Grad team is here to guide you through the Working Holiday Visa application process. We’ll tell you what you need to do and when you need to do it, so you can relax knowing you’ll glide through immigration.
Access job-seeking advice
Take advantage of our connections with local recruitment companies and start looking for a job as soon as you’re ready. Experts in all things working holiday employment, they’ll point you in the direction of suitable opportunities, but it’s on you to get ‘em, giving you complete freedom to choose your path.
Arrive with a ready-made group of friends
Around 80% of Travel Grads are solo travellers. If that’s you too, welcome to the family. You’ll meet the rest of the group over WhatsApp before heading off, so you can chat, meet up and arrive in Aus with a ready-made group of mates.
WHAT WILL YOUR ADVENTURE LOOK LIKE?
Whether you can see yourself serving coffees at a hipster cafe, making sales for a local shop or getting your hands dirty on a farm, your Working Holiday Visa gives you heaps of opportunities to take on casual work and earn as you explore. In most cases, you can stay in one job for a maximum of six months, giving you the chance to try out different things like Barista, Bartender, Server, Labourer, Receptionist, Au Pair, Sales assistant, Call centre operator, Volunteer, Event worker.
You'll be able to take advantage of our connections to find work as you move from place to place.
WHEN WILL YOU GO?
Currently taking applications for:
December 2022 & 2023
Places Available: Unlimmited
Arrival Date: Any Monday or Thursday of the year
Application Deadline: Minimum of 2 months before you wish to fly out
Start Your Adventure
Step 1: Apply
Complete our online application form to tell us about yourself.
Step 2: Chat with us
We’ll be in touch within a couple of days by email, to ask you a few eligibility questions, & to establish your intended departure date.
Step 3: Sign up
All going well at step 2, you can now secure your spot by paying your first instalment (£299 of £799 total), and let the good times commence!
Once in, you’ll join an Australia group chat, and we’ll hit go on the visa application process. Don’t stress — we’ll walk you through every step and answer all your questions.
TRAVEL GRAD AUSTRALIA IS FOR YOU IF…
-> You’re a chill, independent kinda traveller aged between 18-35, and you’re bang up for a semi-solo adventure
-> You hold a passport from one of the countries specified in the FAQ section below
-> You’re in good health, can pass the Australian government’s ‘good character’ test & are not travelling with children
-> You’ve got at least £3,000 initial spends to your name and are ready to invest in making your journey happen
Airport arrival transfer
Tax File Number & Australian Bank Account setup
12 Month Mail Holding Service
Welcome Gap Year Orientation
Guided Sydney City Walk
Welcome Hostel Dinner
Work & Travel Information Session
Private Sydney Catamaran Cruise (incl BBQ)
Return Transfer to Basecamp
4WD through the Worimi Conservation Lands
Sandboard down the Stockton Bight Dunes
Mt Tomaree Bush Hike & Lookout
Interact with Australian Wildlife.
Beach Evening & Stargazing
Port Stephens Dolphin Cruise
Experience Sydney nightlife.
Coastal Beach Walk
Visit Bondi Beach
12 Month Jobs Support
3 x Dinners, 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch
SIM Card Activation
Free Wifi and computer access at HQ
Ongoing support from our partners on the ground out in Sydney
LIST OF INCLUDED SERVICES:
Airport Shuttle Transfer
You’ll be picked up from Sydney airport upon arrival, and brought to your initial accommodation.
Hostel Accommodation at WakeUp
You’ll be staying at WakeUp – voted the best backpacker hostel in Australia. Everything is pre-arranged so your check-in will be quick & easy.
12-Month Job Service with our partners on the ground. They are Australia’s leading job network for travellers in Australia. Hundreds of jobs are available nationwide, with new jobs added daily. Customers receive free Membership with job offers from all over Australia. Other benefits include:
You'll get access to an online database of jobs all over Australia, and receive daily email updates of new job vacancies. You'll be able to create online resumes, apply for jobs easily online on your phone, tablet or pc & even make your profile available to be found by employers. You'll also benefit from our resume review service.
‘Just Arrived’ Info Session
Our Work & Travel Experts will provide an ‘all you need to know’ overview of living, travelling, working and partying in Australia! We will answer any questions and explain in detail everything you need to know to get the most of your adventure in Oz.
12-Months Mail Service
Every traveller in Australia needs a fixed mailing address. It’s essential to set up your Tax File Number, bank account and Medicare (if eligible) and a great way for family/friends to send you letters and parcels. Our Mail Holding Service provides a safe and secure fixed mailing address for your entire stay in Australia. You can access your mail from anywhere at anytime. Mail will be uploaded to a secure server and can be viewed online.
Australian Bank Account
We will provide you with the necessary information and instructions on how to set up your Australian Bank Account before you leave home. Once you have submitted the online application form which only takes about 3 minutes, you will receive an email from the Commonwealth Bank with your account details, allowing you to transfer funds into the account online. Upon arrival in Sydney, our partner staff will direct you to the Commonwealth Bank branch (maps and directions in welcome letter for regional arrivals), where you can collect your ATM card straight away.
Tax File Number
Our partner staff will apply for your Tax File Number. The TFN will be issued within about 2 weeks after arrival and will be uploaded to your Mail Service Account. You may work whilst waiting for your TFN.
Mobile Phone SIM Card
We will reserve your Australian mobile phone SIM card. Upon arrival, we will help you choose a suitable pre-paid plan and activate the service.
Free unlimited WIFI Internet access during office hours at our partners office.
Training Course Discounts
All TravelGrad applicants receive a minimum of 10% off all Training courses required to gain employment in Australia. The two most popular are the RSA and Whitecard courses.
RSA provides hotel, bar and club staff with the knowledge and awareness required to responsibly sell, serve and supply alcohol within licensed venues. An RSA license is essential for most hospitality work. As there are different regulations in every state, our travel / work agents will be on hand to help with any customers needs to find the best course to suit them.
If you're from the UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium or the Republic of Ireland you may be eligible for free healthcare (Medicare) whilst in Australia, although its always advisable to have adequate travel insurance also. We'll help you arrange Medicare once you arrive in Sydney.
If you plan to stay and work in Sydney for a while, you’ll save money and make great friends in a shared house. We'll help you beat the rush of thousands of other travellers on our tour of furnished shared houses by the beach, inner city and all of Sydney’s top locations.
Tax Refund and Superannuation Advice
We will assist you with any gap year tax queries you may have throughout the year, help you claim a tax refund after working in Australia and help you claim your Superannuation after leaving the country.
YOUR INVESTMENT: £799
“TravelGrad was fantastic in helping me to overcome both administrative/bureaucratic barriers and the general anxieties of moving to the other side of the world. The service and support they offered was friendlier and more personal than other providers and made the whole process as smooth as could be.” - Cameron
Flexible & Reassuring Payment Structure
Ease the burden on the bank and your mind by splitting the fee across three instalments: the first when you sign up, the second when you get your VISA approved, and the third when you've booked your flight!
The Unavoidable Costs
If you’re planning to move abroad, we suggest you do it properly. And to do that involves a few extra costs. We’ll give you a heads up before they’re due, so there’ll be no nasty surprises.
Travel Insurance ~ £400
Flight (one-way) ~ £750-£1200
Initial/Back-Up spending money £3000 Minimum
LAND IN AUSTRALIA WITHOUT A BUMP
We’ve got your back with:
Expert support from a team that’s been in your shoes and knows their stuff
Initial 1-week accommodation sorted, while you find your feet
Thorough personalised support to answer your questions and put your mind at ease
A life-changing experience that opens your eyes to the world
An easy, supported route into working in Australia with other like-minded people
Would you like to speak with some TravelGrad applicants, currently partaking in the Down-Under opportunity? The following applicants have given us their instagram accounts for this reason. Don’t be shy to drop them a message or give them a follow. It can be quite informative and reassuring!
Alex (arrived in Australia October 2022)
Anna (arrived in Australia October 2022)
Isabel (arrived in Australia October 2022)
Is this the right option for me?
The fact you’ve made it this far suggests it is. If you’re a laid-back, independent person looking for a stress-free, supported route into working in Australia, this is 100% the right opportunity for you.
Can I apply with a friend or a group
Yes, absolutely! There’s no limit to the number of people you can travel with. As long as you’re all eligible for the visa, you can apply and fly out at the same time.
Will I be with other people?
Yes! You will be in a group of 5-25 people!
Will I have help finding accommodation?
Yes. Our service includes your first week of accommodation, so you don’t need to stress about finding a place as soon as you arrive. After that, it’s on you to decide where you want to live, but we’re here to offer advice and support, & will connect you with cheap and enjoyable options (hostels, shared flats etc).
How do I know I’ll get my money’s worth?
We’ve put every effort into creating a service that puts your safety and happiness first. That means going the extra mile to make sure you feel relaxed, supported and excited the entire time.
Is it possible I won’t like it?
There’s no denying that living abroad has its ups and downs — it’s part of the experience. That said, our goal is to ensure you make the best decision for you. So to make sure you do, we share everything you need to know about life on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia during the application process. If at any point before you leave, you feel another opportunity is more suitable, just let us know, and we’ll see what we can do! Then, once you’re there, our team is only ever a text or call away.