Australia’s Most Affordable Cities for Working Holiday Makers

Australia’s Most Affordable Cities for Working Holiday Makers

Australia’s Most Affordable Cities for Working Holiday Makers

If you’ve read any of our other posts then you will know why Australia is such a good destination for holiday makers. But you will also know that it is one of the more expensive places for young travellers to visit. This is why many people visiting the land down under choose to go on working holidays.

Working holidays consist of people who get work visas to visit a country, and get jobs doing various activities so they can fund their travels as they go. There are lots of different schemes out there where you get a job and accommodation through your work. Like any normal job, you will get a set amount of time off each week and a small allowance to help get you through. However, you can also choose to find your own work and many young people who do this work in restaurants, bars, café or even as babysitters/nannies.

If you’re thinking about going down the working holiday route, then you need to read on for advice on Australia’s most affordable cities for working holiday makers.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of the most famous destinations in Australia, and for good reason. With amazing nightlife, vibrant beaches and plenty of other young people – you will feel right at home. Because it is home to Bond University, the Gold Coast is home to plenty of young people and restaurants, bars and cafes too. This makes it perfect for those looking to find work but because of the huge student population, the prices are normally cheaper than other places.


Strange name aside, this city is incredibly close to Sydney, meaning that you don’t have to miss out on the amazing experience of Sydney. This is a popular option for those who want to go on a working holiday because of its proximity to Sydney means that there are often plenty of work opportunities nearby. And because it’s not quite in the borough of Sydney, there is a lot of nightlife for a fraction of the price.


Of all of Australia’s major cities, Adelaide is the cheapest and most affordable to live in. Not only that but it is also widely regarded as the food and wine capital of Australia, and the open spaces mean that it really is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has state of the art transport which means it’s perfect for people who are working and want to get around easily. Adelaide really is one of the best places for working holiday makers and anyone looking to work in the country should consider moving here.


Among Australia’s most affordable cities for working holiday makers,  Australia’s third largest city and capital of Queensland should mean that Brisbane is one of the more expensive cities on this list, but it’s actually one of the cheapest for people looking for working holidays. Unlike many of the other cities in Oz, Brisbane often has a cooler climate, and although it still experiences lush hot days, it doesn’t get quite as warm as the rest of the country. Public transport is excellent, meaning that you can easily get from place to place and the suburbs of this city are not only cheap and affordable but well designed and safe.


Planning ahead is a good thing when it comes to money. If you’re thinking of move to Australia for working holiday may be you want to think about getting your tax back from the government. But most people forget about their superannuation refund. Apply for your refund now!