Sep
04
2012

Working holidays in Tasmania

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Want to work while you travel? Then why not head to Tasmania. You will find a world of discovery on your journey from the clear-water coastlines to mountain trekking in the state's centre and beyond.

Australia has reciprocal Working Holiday Maker (WHM) arrangements with a number of countries around the world, including the UK, US, Canada, Netherlands and Republic of Ireland as well as many others.

This means there will always a strong chance that you will qualify for the program, so long as you meet all the corresponding visa requirements. To do this you will need to be between 18 and 30 years of age without any dependent children and visiting Australia for a holiday. It is also important that you can prove you have sufficient funds to pay for a return airfare and cover expenses during your stay.

When your paperwork is complete and you do make it to Australia – or better still, Tasmania – you will be required to perform tasks described as 'incidental work' on your travels throughout the country.

Luckily for backpackers, this term is usually interpreted fairly broadly, which means there are a variety of employment options to choose from to help you enjoy your stay legally.

It can mean anything from casual labour to bookkeeping on a busy orchard and doing the rounds at a local cafe. You will just need to prove that you are up for a challenge and where required have the appropriate skills.

Once you have your visa ready and tickets booked, it is time to start organising the fun stuff like action-packed holidays, climbing adventures, helicopter tours, wine exploration and the best places to surf around the island state.

In fact, there are so many things to see and do in Tasmania we are sure that you will want to come back and visit again. Many do. A taste is hardly enough.

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