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East Coast Work & Travel

Work & Travel the East Coast!

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Group Size: Avg 20, Max 28

Trip code: OZIN

Duration: Up to 12 months

Job support for up to a year
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Start your new life in Australia with a 10-day guided tour of the iconic destinations along the East Coast. Spot the Sydney Opera House and experience the cities famed nightlife, surf the waves of Byron Bay and explore buzzing Brisbane. Make a great group of new friends before receiving up to 12 months of expert job support! We’ll sort your Aussie Bank account, Tax file number and give you access to amazing job opportunities with a daily job board.

Trip Highlights

  • Travel the East Coast with a ready-made group of mates 
  • Sightsee in Sydney & enjoy the famed Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk 
  • Take a surf lesson in iconic Byron Bay and SUP in Surfers Paradise
  • Receive expert job support from a local team
  • Live and work Down Under for up to a year
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What's included
  • Airport transfer from Sydney 
  • 9 nights accommodation 
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners 
  • All on-trip transport 
  • Expert group leader
  • Sydney City Tour
  • Beach BBQ
  • Surf Lesson in Byron Bay 
  • Yoga Class in Byron Bay 
  • Byron Bay Lighthouse walk 
  • SUP paddleboarding in Surfers Paradise
  • Brisbane city tour 
  • Assistance with onward travel 
  • Access to huge job board 
  • ‘Work in Oz’ presentation 
  • CV and interview advice 
  • Help setting up Aussie bank account, medicare, SIM card and Tax File number 
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Pre and post nights
  • Some meals 
  • Drinks and snacks 
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Day 1: Sydney. Arrive in Sydney, meet your tour guide and new group and get ready for your Aussie adventure. 

Day 2: Sydney City Tour. Get to know the spectacular city of Sydney! Pose in front of the Sydney Opera House and spot Harbour Bridge before heading out for a few drinks. 

Day 3: Bondi Beach. Today we’ll take you to another iconic destination, Bondi Beach! Take a dip in the gorgeous water and soak up the sun as we wander the Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk. Feast on a delicious BBQ tonight and then board the overnight bus to Byron Bay. 

Day 4. Byron Bay. This unique surf town is bohemian beach vibes only! The perfect place to top up your tan, grab a coffee from a quirky cafe and swim in the sea. After a beach sunset, check out the local bars. 

Day 5: Byron Bay. Tackle the waves in one of Australia’s most famed surf spots and unwind with a yoga class - this is Aussie living! 

Day 6: Cape Byron Lighthouse. Rise and shine for one of the best sunrises on the East Coast. Wander up to Cape Byron Lighthouse and look across the tranquil ocean. 

Day 7: Surfers Paradise. Check into your hostel in Surfers Paradise, the ideal spot to enjoy the Gold Coast. Fall in love with the dreamy beaches and enjoy a sunset BBQ.

Day 8: Surfers Paradise. Take in Surfers Paradise's iconic coastline on SUP this morning as you paddle through the mangroves. This afternoon you have a work help session where you will be given lots of essential info on how to live and work in Australia.

Day 9: Brisbane. See the best of Brisbane with an exciting orientation tour. Sunbathe in tropical paradise as we chill out at ‘The Lagoon’, the only city man-made beach in Australia! 

Day 10: Brisbane. Your tour may be over today but the adventure is only just beginning! We’ll help with your onward travel arrangements, including an optional flight back to Sydney for an added cost.

Beyond the tour - The Job Search 

After your first 10 days exploring Australia’s East Coast, you can begin focusing on securing your new job Down Under. On the tour, you will have received a thorough ‘Work in Oz’ presentation from your group leader. They will offer one-to-one advice on your CV and interview skills and make sure you feel prepared to find the perfect job. The local team will also have made sure that your Australian bank account is open before you arrive, your Australian SIM card is sorted and you have your Tax File Number.  

Throughout your time in Australia, our job offices have friendly staff who are dedicated to supporting you. If you have specific training or qualifications that need completing for jobs, they can explain what is needed and book you onto any courses. You will also have unlimited access to a jobs board, where amazing opportunities are posted daily.

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Arrival information

You can arrive into Sydney at any time on Day 1 as there are no planned activities for this day. You will receive an included airport transfer from the airport. If you are arriving before Day 1, we can still organise an included airport transfer and book you into your starting hostel for extra nights.

The tour ends in Brisbane on day 10. It is up to you whether you continue your travels, look for work in the Brisbane area or travel back to Sydney to look for work. There is no need to decide in advance, as your local guide will be able to assist you in booking travel or accommodation when in country. 

Accommodation & meals


This tour includes 9 nights of accommodation.  You will stay in excellent, centrally located hostels with mixed shared rooms. Below is an example of accommodation you may stay in during your trip. Please note all accommodation is subject to change. 

Sydney - Nomads Sydney Hostel. 

Overnight Bus - Aircon and Toilet onboard. 

Byron Bay - Wake Up Hostel. 

Surfers Paradise - Bunk Hostel 

Brisbane - Bunk Hostel 


This tour includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners. You will need to buy the remainder of the meals yourself, which is a great opportunity to explore the destinations we visit and try delicious local food. 

Minimum age & eligibility

This tour is designed for 18-35 year olds. British passport holders will need a visa to enter Australia and those looking to work in Australia will need a Working Holiday Visa. Gap 360 can apply on your behalf or you can apply for your own visa directly with Australian Immigration. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change.  Please check the relevant embassy websites for up-to-date information. 

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