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How to find work whilst Travelling in Australia

By June 24, 2019November 1st, 2019No Comments

Would you like to hit the road to travel although unsure of how you are going to keep finding work on the road, that will keep replenishing your bank account? This might just be the blog post for you.

Read below if you would like to find out some tips and tricks that we have found over the last 17+ months.

Are you in a dilemma about whether to travel or not because you are struggling to process the thought of not having a consistent income? Trust me, we felt the same when we first left to travel indefinitely.

It is certainly possible to travel around Australia or even the World and work at the same time. This is the choice of many long term travelers who want to keep busy in their retirement and continually replenish funds to keep traveling doing what they love.

Dayne and I (Cody) chose a fabulous trade that we are very lucky to have that we can take anywhere in the world with us, Dayne is a qualified plumber and I’m a qualified hairdresser. We found the easiest way for us when we were looking for work was to find a destination that we both really enjoyed, it would be a place that we commit to for between 4 weeks to 3 months, for us this gave us the flexibility of not having to be somewhere for long periods of times and it also gave us a chance to check out a beautiful town/city that we thought could one day quite possibly be a place we could call home.

A suggestion that I have for anybody who may be looking for work on the road would be, BE HONEST, BE COMMITED, BE OPEN TO ANY TYPE OF WORK AND BE YOU. You are the best version of yourself and if you show that in your work. It will make your days much brighter, knowing you’ve been honest and you’re giving everything that you have got.



  1. Social media community pages (e.g. Broome noticeboard) on facebook
  2. Word of mouth – go check out a bar and get chatting to the locals, local knowledge is key
  3. Search online (e.g. google – jobs in Broome)
  4. Read the local newspaper
  5. Write some businesses down and walk into them to have a chat then see if they have work available
  6. Offer your services in the community (e.g. Hairdressing, Plumbing, etc.)
  7. Connect yourself onto job sites (e.g. Seek or Jora.)



  1. Take your trade with you (plumbing, hairdressing) but always remember to check out the rules and regulations of working in a different state
  2. Content creator/freelance writing
  3. Station work
  4. Fruit picking
  5. Seasonal jobs (winery work, farm)
  6. Manage caravan parks
  7. Boat deckhand
  8. Hospitality
  9. Musician
  10. Mine jobs (shutdowns)
  11. Babysitter
  12. Truck/Bus driver
  13. Supermarket (night fill, cashier)
  14. Reception
  15. Volunteer work
  16. Online business

Best of luck with your travels and if you have any queries please comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Cheers, Cody and Dayne.






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