Australia Work & Travel East Coast

This is your dream chance to work & travel along the social backpacker route: The East Coast of Australia and find a job in the process.

This road trip along the east Coast of Australia runs from Sydney to Cairns and gives you lots of opportunities to find work. Plus, we include lots of amazing activities along the coast. With in no time you can be Surfing in Byron bay, Cruising on Fraser Island and Sailing the Whitsundays.

Everything is arranged for you: arrival, transport, and awesome activities with new mates! It is flexible too, so you can spend up to 6 months completing it.

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 Hands down the most excitement you can cram into any Australia trip, plus work all along the East Coast! You will love it because you do everything, without worrying about running out of money on your travels, because all of the essential East Coast activities and experiences are included.


  • Sydney work and travel assistance and help every step of the way with not one but 2 job placement services.
  • An action packed 3 days in Sydney with fun social activities.
  • New friends and new adventures in one of the coolest cities in the world.
  • Sail the stunning Whitsunday islands!
  • Go off roading on frazer island
  • Discover the amazing nightlife Sydney
  • After the first week we will help find you the perfect backpacking job so that you can earn big bucks in Australia. With minimum wage being about £9.75  in our many of our jobs from our job placement service come in at £15- £21 per hour*
  • Getting up to £1500 tax back on your return from Australia**

*Rate varies due to exchange-rate fluctuations and you are paid in Australian dollars.

**You will also qualify to get tax back at the end of the year meaning you can actually come home with cash in your bank account providing you have paid that in earnings!


On Arrival

Our Sydney 3 night work & travel arrival pack includes detailed predeparture support with arrival transfer details sent to you prior to your arrival and the following we have arranged for you on arrival.

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • 3nts dorm accommodation at or hostel in Sydney
  • Breakfast daily at the communal kitchen area in the hostel
  • Wi-fi
  • SIM Pack

On Monday (excludes public holidays and closed from Dec 23 to Jan 3) we arrange an orientation session for you. During this session we tell you all about what you can expect from the job service we include.

  • 12 Months membership with job search, our recruitment company specialising in jobs suitable to work & holiday makers only.
  • One-on-one Interview with JobSearch staff to conduct an assessment of qualification, experience as well as expectations in regards to employment
  • Resume building
  • Advice on permits, licences required for specific jobs (discounted RSA courses available)
  • Assistance with TFN ( tax file application)
  • Assistance with Medicare application (where applicable)
  • Assistance with Bank account application
  • Assistance with Tax Return and Superannuation
  • Access to JobSearch portal for 12 months
  • Assistance of Job Search staff in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane , Cairns and Auckland



Arrival in Sydney and the start of your adventure of a lifetime.As you come in to land at Sydney Airport you can gaze in awe as you see the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House for the first time. Your excitement levels will go through the roof as you think about the possibilities and excitement that await you in this vibrant city!

To help you get over the dreaded jet lag we have organized a fantastic three-night arrival pack, where we set you up to get ready to find work and it will help you to get settled in straight away at one of the coolest hostels in Sydney, right in the heart of the backpacker district, think comfy beds, wild nights out with new friends and all the essentials you need, such as internet access and daily breakfast . You don´t need to worry about a thing!


On Monday we include the introduction session, during which we go over the job support.

  • Bank account & Tax setup
  • Job and resume assistance
  • Access to Nomads Job Board for 12 months
  • Licence requirements, permits and courses advice
  • Assistance with interview preparation
  • 3 months Nomads job desk assistance

What else? Stroll around the many colourful markets, people-watch on famous Bondi Beach and visit the gorgeous little islands scattered around Port Jackson.


By now jetlag should be a distant memory, but after three action-packed days and nights in Sydney you´ll probably be glad to have a break from the big city lights and lie on a gorgeous beach instead. Well, you can. Its up to you now. When to jump on that bus leaving Sydney. Or will you hang out in Sydney for a while, or will you want to seek work and adventure elsewhere along the stunning east coast.


There is 14 Nights Accommodation included in the price of this trip.

  • 3 nights in Sydney in an awesome hostel in central Sydney
  • 1 night dorm accommodation at the surf and stay
  • 3 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Noosa
  • 2 nights camping on Fraser Island Tour
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Airlie Beach
  • 1 night on board a Whitsunday Maxi Sailing
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation at Nomads Cairns

That ´s 14 nights of not having to find a bed for the night included in the price!

Most of our travellers travel alone, and are a bit anxious, so lets explain how this trip works:

We get it; you are nervous! But with your first 3 nights in Sydney arranged,including lots of activities, and a backpacker bus pass along the east coast including stop offs in the best places plus including quite a few nights for you… you will wonder why you were nervous. By this time you will have already made friends for life, it´s easy!

Remember 85% on the trip backpacks solo, so everyone is up for making new friends, but also everyone picks their own pace. After a few amazing days in Sydney, you get on the flexible backpacker bus and you can hop on and hop off where ever you like. People tend to travel together for a few days or weeks and then meet others again. As other travellers might have 6 weeks and you might be thinking of travel and work in Australia for 5 months. That is the deal with backpacking. It´s about meeting people, doing amazing stuff together and move on… but have memories for life!

A Rough Idea of Price

All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

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What's Included?



  • Bank account & Tax setup
  • Job and resume assistance
  • Access to Nomads Job Board for 12 months
  • License requirements, permits and courses advice
  • Assistance with interview preparation
  • 3 months Nomads job desk assistance


  • 1 night at a funky hostel in Byron bay
  • 1 Hour of Surf lessons


  • Flexible starting dates
  • Matched up with a group at time of confirmation
  • Guide, but you get the opportunity to drive your self too
  • 2 night camping with equipment
  • Swim in Crystal clear lakes Meet Dingo’s


  • The worlds most photographed beach
  • Flexible starting date
  • 1 night and 2 days on the reef
  • Meals & Accommodation included.


  • 2 Nights in out Hostel in Cairns
  • Breakfast
  • Atherton Tablelands Day Tour


  • 2 for 1 Drink voucher at Nomads Noosa KB´s Bar
  • 2x breakfasts at Nomads Cairns
  • Detailed pre departure pack and guide to Australia
  • Access to Australia buddy lists to chat to other people before you leave

What's Excluded?

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Accommodation other than stated above
  • Meals other than included in itinerary
  • Spending money

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes this trip starts on a Sunday, every 1st and 3rd sunday of the month. This is the day you arrive in Sydney.

  • Lots of Xtreme Gappers combine this trip with working in Australia. Some even do the sailing course so they can work on a sailing boat on the Whitsundays straight after. A job is 89% guaranteed and helps you save up for some extra cash before you continue your trip again!

  • “The minimum amount of time you need to complete the route  is 5 weeks, which is ideal if you only have a short amount of time before college or university, but you can take up to six months if you want to make it more of a gap year travel a bit, work a bit, etc.

    One thing to remember is that drives are very long, Australia is enormous and the bus might not go every day, so double check the schedules.

    If time is really tight you can FastTrack your journey by using the Greyhound (your Oz experience pass is interchangeable with this).


    Yes, there will, although you may not be travelling with exactly the same people that the entire duration of the journey. You start off with your 3 nights stay in Sydney. There are normally between 20 and 40 young travellers arriving in the hostel weekly. all young travellers probably on their first big trip alone. Also you have the travel desk and the job support there to help you out. on the surf trip. From then on you have 1 party night and accommodation in Byron Bay. In

    The East coast of Australia is very social, so don’t worry you will make loads of new friends guaranteed.

  • Your first 3 nights accommodation are already arranged for you, after Sydney you are able to pre-book further accommodation or just see how you go. We recommend you book yourself in to the surf and stay in Byron Bay before you leave on the bus from Sydney to Byron Bay. Other than that, play it by ear because you will talk to others, get tips, read cool stuff, find deals etc on route.

  • No, 14 nights accommodation are included but you will need to book extra.

  • There is no need to take a lot of cash as there are ATM’s everywhere we stop. Payments can be done in cash or by card. during your arrival package assistance can be given the you to set up a bank account as well so you might want to transfer money into an Australian bank to save on international bank fees.

    The amount of money you need depends on how long you go and if you wish to go out a lot etc.

  • Here we have listed some costs (prices are an indication and may vary due to change in currency rates).

    Dorm accommodation will cost about £10 to £15.

    Meals are about £5 to £15, but you always have the possibility to cook in the big kitchens of the hostels. This is also a fun way to get to know other people. You will be cooking side to side, most people make spaghetti 🙂

    Drinks: a beer will be £2 and wine will be about £3 to £5. But there are always lots of backpacker bars and happy hours. We know what you like.

    Money for extra activities along the way. Out of experience we know it is better to book all you definitely want to do up front, because otherwise you spend it on drinks and you will fail to be able to do all the exiting stuff.

    You have 12 months to complete the trip and in total there are 14 nights of accommodation included in all the activities.

    Duration Option Price
    6 (Month) GBP 1699

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