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Finding work in a big city such as Sydney may seem like a daunting task, but there are actually are a number of easy ways to successfully find jobs in Sydney and all around Australia too! You’ll actually find there are plentiful jobs for backpackers in Sydney if you follow our hints and tips today.
These hints and tips are based on the experiences of backpackers in Sydney who have learned through trial and error how to successfully find work. Here are 7 of the best ways you can find work in Sydney. Dont forget to read all the way down to tip numbers 6 and 7 – they are by far the most helpful ways of finding backpacker jobs in Sydney.
One of the most popular ways that backpackers in Sydney can find work is through using very popular Facebook Groups.
There are a variety of groups on Facebook that have ben created to help and support backpackers to find work. Some groups are very specific to advertising jobs in Sydney, others are broader and focus on advertising backpackers jobs nationally throughout Australia, and some are even specific to finding farm work for your 88 days visa extension requirment.
With such a range of groups to choose from it can be difficult to select which groups to join when looking for work and which to avoid.
Here is are some well recommended Facebook groups you can join to help you with finding work in Sydney as a backpacker:
Facebook groups are very popular, so it can be hard to beat the crowd and compete against the masses of other backpackers who are also applying for the same positions as you. Here are some tips for using Facebook groups to find work:
A great way to find backpacker jobs in Sydney (and all around Australia) is by using the very popular Backpacker Job Board.
As Australia’s number one backpacker job board, there are literally thousands of job opportunities to choose from. This makes it easier to find very specific job postings that best suit you and your personal skills.
Benefits of using the Backpacker Job board is that you can narrow your search down to very specific categories such as:
Due to the backpacker job boarde being THE go-to website for most backpackers looking for work, many employers will receive hundreds of applications for each job posted. Therefore it’s important to make your application stand out. Try to write an exciting and relevant covering-letter, attempt to actually phone up the company personally to follow up on the application process and when possible, be one of the first to apply for the position posted.
It may sound old fashioned; after all, everything else is done online these days, right?
However, when it comes to securing jobs in Sydney – nothing beats handing out CVs to the local shops, bars and cafes.
Personally handing in your CV is useful for a few reasons:
If there is a company that you really want to work for, then it’s definitely a good idea to head directly to that company to look for work (by visiting the recruitment pages on their website or via the human resources department).
It’s very common for backpackers to work with companies such as Merivale, Hays or Luna Park Sydney for example.
Most of these companies will advertise job positions exclusively on their company websites rather than on backpacker boards or Facebook groups.
So, if there is a place you have always dreamed of working, of have the skills to easily work for, it is definitely worth scanning daily on the recruitment or ‘work with us’ sections of their sites so that you can grab that position as soon as it becomes available.
It’s always worth checking out the popular online job clasified websites such as Gumtree and Seek.
Much like the previously mentioned Backpacker Job Board, these online classified websites allow you to narrow your job search down to specific regions and job role types.
It could also be worth making your own personal addvertisment on these websites. For example many backpackers will put up an addvert such as ‘’Backpacker seeking work within Sydney’’ and often his will give an employer looking for someone to contact you for a job they may be hiring someone for specifically. However, proceed with some caution (particularly female backpackers) as the users of these sites are not vetted in any way.
Some Sydney backpackers hostels provide notice boards with current job opportunities that are available. Many employers in Sydney will reach out to backpacker hostels because they are aware that many backpackers are looking for work and can usually start work quickly and on a casual basis. Hostels are a great place for employers to go because they know they will find workers easily.
At the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney there is a huge notice board on the wall featuring all the latest backpacker jobs in Sydney for their guests.
The hostel also offers regular shout-outs from reception for work available the next day – often warehouse positions, promotions, café work or laboring jobs for example. Taking up these positions can often lead to ongoing work.
If there is one major tip we can offer, it is this – talk to other backpackers! Any backpacker who is currently (or was previously) working in Sydney is going to be able to assit you in your pursuit for work. Ask them where they are working, what its like, how they found the job and anything else they might like to share to help you in your job search. As you know backpackers are all super friendly and love to help each other so ask questions and listen to what they have to tell you about finding jobs in Sydney. Here is a video of a helpful backpacker in Sydney sharing advice on how to find work in Sydney and across Australia.
Have any more questions about work or travel within Sydney?
Try contacting the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney if you need help of any more information.
Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel
Address: 27 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Phone: (02) 9358 6400