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Western Australia is a great destination to consider for a working holiday with employment opportunities available in various destinations throughout the State.

Take your pick from office-based opportunities in the capital city of Perth to harvesting grapes in the Margaret River wine region in the South West, or driving a haul pack truck in the mines in the North West.

Coupled with extraordinary travel opportunities, breathtaking landscapes and great weather, this could be just the experience you’re looking for.

Here you can find some key information to help get you started with planning your working holiday in WA.

Working Holiday Visas and Migration

All overseas visitors need to obtain a working holiday visa to be eligible to live and work in Western Australia. Visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for more information on how to obtain a working holiday visa and about opportunities to extend your stay through season work.

If you would like to make Western Australia more than just a holiday destination, visit the State Government's Migration Information website for information on permanent visa options.

Resources to Help Plan Your Working Holiday

It's always hard to know where to start, so here are some good places to give you the information you need to get the ball rolling.

  • Workstay Australia - an Australian website for Working Holiday Makers, Backpackers, Students and travellers alike, looking for work in Australia or information about working in Australia. It also caters for migrating families looking at moving and working or just wishing to live and work in Australia.
  • Go Workabout - an Australian organisation which assists both Working Holiday Makers and Australian employers. They can arrange everything you need to get your working holiday off to a grand start in Western Australia.
  • Work Enjoy Australia - global recruitment professionals who guarantee employment to qualified travellers seeking opportunities within Australia.
  • Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF) - sign up to do voluntary work on organic farm and get involved in everything from animal care to gardening and permaculture.
  • Alternatively, throw yourself into nature as a Conservation Volunteer.

You may also wish to refer to general employment websites and recruitment agencies for current opportunities within Australia.

More Travel Information

Travel to WA
Travel to WA
Western Australia is easily accessible by land, sea and air. The State's capital, Perth, is Australia's western gateway.

Travel around WA
Travel around WA
You’ll find it really easy to travel around WA’s five extraordinary regions – Take a drive, tour, coach, train or flight.

Mobile App
Mobile App
Tourism Western Australia has launched a new smartphone application for WA. The free application will list thousands of places to see, explore, eat, drink and stay all at your fingertips.

Map of WA
Map of WA
Plan your Western Australian holiday with Google maps showing WA accommodation, attractions and more.

Travel Tips
Travel Tips
This section features simple tips and background information to help you make the most of your holiday in Western Australia.

School & Public Holidays
School & Public Holidays
WA school and public holidays mostly commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations, with an average of ten public holidays per year.