Travelling around Australia on a Work and Holiday visa is an amazing experience. It is such a big country with so much to see and do, you need at least a year to check everything off your list. However, funding the trip can be a challenge and many have to find backpacker jobs in order to get some extra moolah (money)!

Luckily, there’s plenty of jobs for backpackers out there, especially in the big cities, or on the fruit picking farms. You only have to know where to find them and what you have to get in order prior to starting. Urban Central Cheap Accommodation will help you along the way with both advice and other practical matters!


Jobs for Backpackers

Urban Central Cheap Accommodation has put together a thorough overview with everything you have to know in order to get jobs in melbourne. We call it ”a backpacker’s guide to employment” and you can read it here! There are several things you have to have organised prior to the actual job hunt, like tax file number, bank account, an Australian phone number and a resume.

Once this is down packed, you can start the job hunt! Typical backpacker jobs in Australia are hospitality, retail, fruitpicking, data entry, labour and customer service jobs’. It is definitively easier to find a job in a city, so many end up living in either Melbourne or Sydney for a while. Not that that’s a bad thing, both cities are pretty awesome with heaps of stuff to see and do!



Start your backpacker jobs in Melbourne

At Urban Central we have several people staying with us that are working in Melbourne at any given time. Living in a hostel while working is fun as there’s always new people coming through creating a very social environment. After all, it shouldn’t be all work and no play! At Urban Central we will help you out with the following:

  • You can register your address here so you can open bank accounts and receive mail.
  • Our staff is happy to help you with practical advice during your job hunt. Our reception is open 24/7.
  • Since money is often tight as a backpacker, Urban Central offers free breakfast and BBQ dinner from $1 every single day! As well as free rice, pasta, tea & coffee.
  • Urban Central has an onsite bar where you can meet other backpackers in the same situation as you are. Mingle and make mates! Happy Hour and nightly entertainment every night.
  • Great, affordable rooms with linen and towels included. All rooms are cleaned daily. 
  • Wifi deals available so you can do the job hunt from the hostel. 
  • If you have to use a car for work, we have onsite limited parking or 24hr parking located next door to Urban Central.
  • With trams at your doorstep, you’ll easily get to interview and work from Urban Central.

So… Stay.Play - We look forward to seeing you at Urban Central in Melbourne!
You can book online or call our friendly reservations team on 1800 631 288.