FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is Australia like?
Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Australia!
1. Australia is the only island continent in the world and has 10,000 beaches!
2. Australia is experiencing an economic boom!
3. Australia is almost the same size as the U.S. The land area is 7,682,300 sq km (2,966,200 sq miles).
4. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest organic construction on earth.
5. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
6. Australia has the opposite seasons of the U.S. (summer is November – March).
7. Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, NSW, has the whitest sand on Earth.
8. Sydney has the deepest natural harbour in the world with 504,00 mega litres of water.
9. Perth has more cafes per capita than any other city in the world.
10. Western Australia is Australia’s largest State. At 2,525,500 sq km, Western Australia is about the same size as Western Europe!
What kind of jobs does Work Enjoy Australia arrange?
Work Enjoy Australia arranges jobs exclusively within the hospitality industry (including hotel maintenance roles). We do not place within other industries. We are the first company to offer working holiday packages to Americans wanting to work Down Under! Hospitality roles include:
Chef (All levels, culinary and P&B), Line Cook, Kitchenhand, Bartender, Wait staff, Hostess, Food & Beverage staff, Barista, Concierge/Porter, Hotel Front Desk, Housekeeping and Nanny.
What are the wages of the jobs WEA arranges in Australia?
Average of $20 AUD per hour (typically $15 - $25 AUD per hour, equivalent of $16 - $27 US Dollars – based on current currency value). Plus tips, overtime and holiday pay. An example of a typical placement is a qualified chef earning $20 hourly weekdays, $24 hourly weekends, $35 hourly public holidays. Australia has about twenty public holidays a year!
Check out the following currency convertor!
Where in Australia does WEA arrange jobs for applicants?
WEA arranges jobs Australia wide. Locations include Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, The Great Barrier Reef, Margaret River, Australian ski resorts, Tasmania, Broome, and more!
What type of employers does Work Enjoy Australia arrange hospitality jobs with?
Work Enjoy Australia works with approximately 100 Australian employers! Employers range from hotels and International resorts, to vineyards, bars, boutique restaurants and bakeries/patisseries and even the Sydney Harbor Opera House!
If I’m not eligible for a Work Enjoy Australia Job Package and Australian Working Holiday visa, are there any job opportunities for me through Work Enjoy Australia?
Unfortunately Work Enjoy Australia can only [place applicants who are eligible for the Working Holiday Visa.
Can I afford a WEA Package?
All WEA Package fees may be fully recovered (plus MORE) upon completion of your employment term in the form of a tax refund! As a non-resident of Australia, you are eligible for a refund for a portion of income tax paid during your employment term. The average refund for a year is $2,560! That is EIGHT TIMES the cost of the WEA DIY package and more than DOUBLE the cost of the WEA Basic Job Package that you may get returned to you! WEA provides the necessary information on resources to obtain this refund, making this a profitable endeavour! NOTE: There are some requirements to apply for this refund (such as a 6-month minimum stay Australia).
Do WEA offer financing?
Yes, WEA are happy to partner with Paypal who now offer finance to approved applicants! If you are eligible for one of our packages, choose this option when paying! See below link for further information.
Why is there a registration fee?
The registration fee keeps our Job Package prices low! Instead of expensive Job Package prices to pay the wages of hundreds of customer service reps to answer thousands of enquiries from ineligible and unserious people, WEA Job Package prices are incredibly reasonable! A WEA International Recruiter is dedicated to each individual that registers and will walk them through the process and answer their questions. The registration fee is minimal ($9.95 USD) and will be deducted from any job package purchased.
How much does a WEA Job Package cost?
D.I.Y. Package: $295 USD
Basic Job Package: $995 USD
Premium Job Package: $1,795 USD
What costs should I take into consideration?
The cost of the Job Package of your choice, airfare, and the Working Holiday visa fee (paid directly to Australian Immigration). PLUS, All WEA Package fees may be fully recovered (plus MORE) upon completion of your employment term in the form of a tax refund!
What are some of the eligibility requirements to apply for a Work Enjoy Australia Job Package?
WEA Job Packages are only available to qualified hospitality workers (minimum of 6 months professional experience) that are also eligible for the Working Holiday visa. Your visa application must be received by immigration before you turn 31. To apply for a WEA Job Package, do so at least 1 month prior to turning 31. For a current list of some of the open hospitality jobs, click here:
How do I purchase the D.I.Y package?
If you want to do it on your own, the D.I.Y package is perfect for those wanting to to travel to Australia and have all of the basics done prior to arrival saving you time & money. If you want to purchase the DIY Package, you will not need to speak with an international recruiter or be interviewed because WEA will not be arranging a job for you. You will also need to be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa. Want to apply for the D.I.Y Package?
What are some of the eligibility requirements for the Australian Working Holiday visa?
Due to Australian immigration regulations, applicants must be ages 18 through 30. You must apply before turning 31. Applicants must have a high school diploma (or equivalent certificate), cannot travel with dependent children, and be a citizen of one of the following countries: USA, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. For more details, discuss with your recruiter, or click on the following link:
The Working Holiday visa is good for 12 months, does this mean that I have to stay in Australia for the full 12 months?
You may opt for a shorter stay in Australia (3-month minimum). You may enter and exit the country as many times as you want during the 12-month period that the visa is active. You may only obtain the Australian Working Holiday visa one time in your life and U.S. citizens may not renew the visa – this is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity! You can also apply for a NZ visa while in Australia or in the US.
Will I be able to cover my cost of living in Australia on what I’ll be making?
The cost of living in Australia is reasonable! If you manage your money well, you can end your working holiday with money in savings! Keep in mind that Australia is a large country and, just like the U.S., the cost of living varies between locations. If you buy “Australian made” products you will tend to save money as opposed to buying imported goods. Additionally, you can request to have some of your tax withholdings refunded when you leave the country (6 month minimum stay to request refund).
Does Australia have good public transportation?
Major cities in Australia have excellent public transportation including trains, buses, trams etc. Each applicant receives information on living in Australia, including information on how to obtain a driver’s license in Australia, should you choose to drive.
How are job interviews with employers conducted?
After your Job Package application is received, your recruiter will review your resume and provide interview tips. Your skills will then be assessed & matched with an employer. Each placement is individual & unique. Interviews are scheduled on the phone and via Skype.
What time of year do people go to Australia for jobs?
WEA arranges jobs throughout the year.
How far in advance do I need to apply? I’m not planning on going to Australia for several months to a year, should I inquire now?
You’ll need to find out if you are eligible before making any plans and, if eligible, a recruiter will provide further information that is crucial to your planning process. You will need to apply at least 3 months before you wish to depart (to allow time for visa application, the job placement process, and for you to book your flight). You can apply up to 1 year before the date you wish to depart. Advanced application is recommended, as positions are limited and WEA will only accept 250 Job Package applications in 2014.
Can Work Enjoy Australia help me get my passport?
We do not assist in obtaining passports.
Can I go with a friend or partner?
Absolutely! If your friend or partner qualifies and is accepted by Work Enjoy Australia, we can arrange jobs for both of you in the same area.
Can I bring my pet?
You could, but it’s expensive and pets must be quarantined for a minimum of 30 days. With the cost of transportation, vaccinations, chipping and boarding during quarantine, bringing a pet into Australia costs approximately $3,000 - $5,000.
How do I find accommodation?
Work Enjoy Australia will provide guidance on finding accommodations, specific to the area of your employment, if you’ve chosen the Premium Job Package. Some roles include live-in accommodation, in this case the wages are lower accordingly. Work Enjoy Australia provide an information pack on finding long term accommodation in the area of your employment.
What about health & travel insurance in Australia?
You MUST HAVE travel insurance when living and working in Australia, as you are required by law to carry your own health insurance. Travel insurance is far less expensive than typical health insurance and covers you in case of a health emergency. Please click here for further information:
What if I have questions while I’m in Australia?
You can contact WEA when you are in Australia! Work Enjoy Australia provides support to all Premium Support Package applicants from our Australian Head office!
Does Work Enjoy Australia arrange jobs in other countries besides Australia?
YES, WEA also arranges jobs in New Zealand, England and the US.! Depending upon your eligibility, you may be able to work a year in each country! Due to international visa regulations and employer requirements, only citizens of specified countries with specific skills may be eligible.
England: ONLY available to citizens of AU, NZ, Canada and individuals eligible for a British passport. ONLY the following jobs are available: Food & Beverage including wait staff & bar staff. (Experience required)
U.S.A.: ONLY available to citizens of AU and NZ. ONLY the following jobs are available: Chefs, Food & Beverage including wait staff & bar staff, and Front Desk. (Experience required)
New Zealand: ONLY the following jobs are available: Chefs (all levels, no pastry), Kitchen hand, Food & Beverage staff including wait & bar staff, Front Desk, Barista and Housekeeping. (Experience required)
What about current or previous applicants, I want to know what they say about Work Enjoy Australia!
For real stories from Work Enjoy Australia applicants, check out the Applicant Stories section of the website. New stories are being added all the time!
Click here to see what our applicants have to say!
Also check out or Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/workenjoyaustralia
What kind of people does Work Enjoy Australia accept?
Applicable work experience
Speaks & writes fluent English
Eligible for a work visa
Strong work ethic
Am I guaranteed a job if I apply?
If Work Enjoy Australia accepts your Job Package application for either our Basic or Premium Support Packages, we GUARANTEE that you will receive a job offer. We offer a money back guarantee! NOTE: This does not relate to the D.I.Y Package.
How do I apply?
Inquire through the Apply Now page and, if you may be eligible, an International Recruiter will contact you with further information and to arrange a phone interview! If the International Recruiter determines that you are eligible during your interview, you will be provided an application. What are you waiting for?
OR Call USA 1-800-662-0130
100% money back guarantee!