working Archives – Angry Expat

There are a range of opportunities for expats in Australia and while some of the industries are small there are also a lot of interesting travel, life work balance and experiences to be had in Australia.

Job Australia

One thing to keep in mind before you start is to make sure that you have the correct

for your job. We do have a visa section that will assist with many questions and several great links for the best websites and places to apply.

Australian visa types

There are two popular visa’s available:

Temporary work – also known as the work skilled visa (subclass 457)

Skilled independent visa (subclass 189)

There is also the popular working holiday visa (subclass 417)

For more visa information and great websites take a look at the Australian

on Angry Expat website.

Top 10 websites for your job Australia

Use the hyperlinks below to link to the recommended websites for your job Australia or make sure when you type in the that you use the add on or it will take you to the US site.

– this is the government website

– for freelance / odd jobs

There are sections in the local newspapers such as:

The Australian

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Financial Review

Put a call out on Facebook

If you are part of a particular industry, join groups from that industry in your city, for example ‘Journalists in Sydney’. These are great tools to get the locals ‘ear to the ground’ information about your industry. A lot of people now post jobs on facebook before they place them on job websites because it is free and they are generally groups where people will recommend others so it feels more intimate.


When you do get a job in Australia, to get paid you will need a tax file number. Take a look at our

Interview expectations

Australia works like most other countries but generally this is the way that it goes.

Apply for the job – in most circumstances this can be done online by sending through your CV or resume and a cover letter. Unfortunately if you are applying to a large company they do not always contact you when you are not successful in the first round.

Wait for interview to be scheduled

CV – Take a hard copy or two to the interview of your

Dress code – depending on your industry, more dressed up is always the priority

Be prepared for a series of questions ranging from your previous work to something more obscure to test the way you think and work with a team

If you have any reference letters or recommendations always use these – you can never be too underprepared

Facebook have a great group called Working Holiday Australia with thousands of friends

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