Work Study Play

Whether you’re planning a trip to Australia for a gap year, a working holiday, to study, to backpack around the country or just for a holiday, the state of New South Wales (NSW) and the city of Sydney offers the ideal blend of adventure, excitement, new experience and laid-back, no-worries lifestyle.

Australia's Working Holiday Maker Program means that if you’re eligible, you could work your way around Sydney and NSW to fund your trip, staying for up to 12 months. Backpacking is a great way to see Australia, and NSW has plenty of friendly hostels and budget motels for you to stay in on your unique adventure

There’s a whole world to discover in NSW. Touch down in Sydney and you’re well on your way to a fantastic travel experience. From Sydney’s iconic harbour, to the beaches of Coogee and Bondi, to the bustling restaurants of Chinatown and the hip cafes of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, there’s more than enough to fill a few days or a few months in Australia’s largest and most beautiful city. Make the most of your time by jumping aboard the affordable and wide ranging public transport to explore the harbour city's wealth of pleasure, whether it's by hitting the beach, shopping or meeting friends for a feed and a drink

Wider NSW has you more than covered for all things nature and adventure. From the spectacular views of the Blue Mountains, to the pristine oceans of Byron Bay and surrounds, to the rolling hills and vineyards of the Hunter Valley, down to the rainforests of the South Coast, whether you’re keen for a road trip, heading to a festival or looking to explore by bus or train, there’s plenty to see and do. The tricky part? Deciding where to begin.

  • Work, Study, Play in Sydney


    If you’re aged 18-30 and from a country participating in Australia’s working holiday maker program, you can apply for the Working Holiday Visa and work and travel your way around Sydney and NSW. From cafes, bars and offices in the city, to the farms and cattle stations of the Outback NSW, working locally is an ideal way to discover Australia.

  • Work, Study, Play in Sydney


    Sydney and NSW are excellent places to study, offering world-class universities and well as vocational and English language training. NSW schools, colleges and universities are globally recognised, and NSW is a proudly-multicultural community, with a welcoming, laid-back approach to life It’s no wonder Sydney has one of the largest international student populations in the world.

  • Work, Study, Play in Sydney


    If you’re looking for fun and adventure, there’s plenty to keep you busy all around Sydney and NSW. There’s a packed calendar of events and festivals. Check out the NSW’s stunning beaches, epic national parks and reserves, fantastic food, as well as shopping, culture and nightlife.

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Andrew Smith, winner of the Best Job in the World for NSW, is here to prove that New South Wales is the Most Fun Place in the World. Want to find out where to go and what's fun in Sydney and NSW?