Finding a Job

Finding a Job if you have a Student or Working Holiday Visa.

How many hours can I work?

  • Student Visa: Up to 20 hours per week, and unlimited hours during your school holidays.
  • Working holiday Visa: As many hours as you wish.
  • Visitor Visa, (Tourist Visa): Work not permitted.

A typical student job will usually be in a restaurant or café doing bar work, waitressing, or cleaning. These jobs usually pay about $20 AUD an hour.

Milner publishes a guide to finding work. Ask for this little book when you arrive in Perth.

Perth has a fast growing economy so there are a lot of employment opportunities.

Volunteering In Perth

Thinking of getting some work experience?

Work experience is a great way to boost your resume and improve your chances of finding a job.

Volunteering is a great way to make some new friends and practise your English.

Visit to see some of the latest volunteering opportunities in Perth.