Work and Travel in Melbourne

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Lentil as anything charity restaurants(there is a few of them) offen take on workers and train them in hospitality even when they have no experience or can't speak proper English. You won't get paid but you ll get nice food and an opportunity to improve your hospitality skills, English while making friends/ connections



What kinds of work are available in the spring time in Melbourne. Remember to keep work that is all year round in the section above and not mention it again here.


Melbourne us booming from January through to March.. Loads of work opportunities. Australian Open, Music festivals, Comedy Festival, Midsummer Festival, Food Festivals, Gran Prix,


What kinds of work are there in Melbourne in autumn? Maybe it's harvest time, but do people need the help of foreigners for either cheap labour or expertise? This is the kind of thing we need to know here.


Loads of work in the ski resorts. Mount Hotham, Falls Creek.. Any hospitality skills is a huge opportunity, from kitchen work, bar work to front of house. Its a good start if you have your R.S.A (responsible service of alcohol) and any other certificate,. First aid officer, resort managers, hotel staff, reception, cleanets etc are all needed for the ski season
Also great if you can ski, easier to get job in resort, from Ski instructor, lift operator, all experience in similar work will be an advantage. Always keep your eyes peeled before winter approaches, directly I would send resumes to resorts, bars etc, keep a look in major papers and internet agencies


What is the attitude of the locals here? Are we all rich idiot tourists and if so, why on earth would we want to do some work? Or are we seen as western supremacists and viewed with suspicion? Let us know your thoughts and update them here.

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