8 Important Things to Know to Avoid Workplace Exploitation

Working holiday makers on 417 visas have been vulnerable to exploitation in a range of industries. In 2016 the Fair Work Ombudsman released the findings of an inquiry into the experiences of 417 visa-holders...

10 Things to Do in Sydney After You’ve Seen the Opera House

If you only had 30 minutes to spend in Sydney, you’d probably walk around Circular Quay and take photos of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. But for anyone spending longer than that in...

The Cheapest Drinks in the Happiest Hours of Melbourne

People often stereotype working holiday-makers with statements about how they like to drink. We know this is an offensive generalisation and not in the least bit true. A more reasonable and truthful statement that...

8 Very Melbourne Things to Do with Melbourne People in Melbourne

Descriptions of Melbourne invariably mention two things: laneways and coffee, which is odd, as both those things can be found in practically every city in the world. So what is it about Melbourne that...

Adelaide for Backpackers

Adelaide is the capital and main city of South Australia and the 5th largest Australian city. It has been proclaimed in 1836 in Glenelg, which is now a well-known seaside suburb of Adelaide. This...

Sortin’ Out The Rego: A Quick Guide To Vehicle Registration In Australia

For most long-term holiday-makers wanting to explore the vastness of Australia over a period of months or years, buying a car is the most economical and convenient option. Buying a car not only allows...

The 11 Best Annual Events in Sydney

We’ve collected for you the most popular annual events to attend when living in Sydney. If you’re planning to stay in Australia for 1 year (or more), you’ll be lucky enough to experience all...

Exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Like a lot of born and bred Australians, there is a lot of my own country I haven’t visited and to be honest, don’t know a lot about. A lot of you working holiday...