Finding Work in Australia

Information about assistance for job seekers in Australia...

Centrelink runs Career Information Centres around Australia. They are staffed by specialists who provide career services to the unemployed, students and people looking to change jobs. Information can be provided on courses and education, employment trends and how to complete applications. All the services are free.

The Australian Government has a guide to looking for work.


In order to be allowed to work in Australia, it is necessary to have a visa with working rights. There are a number of types of visa allowing the holder to work in the country. The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has much information on types of visas.

Job hunting

In Australia jobs are advertised on the Internet and in newspapers. Websites which advertise jobs in all fields throughout the country include:

  • Australian JobSearch: funded by the Australian government this is the biggest free online job site in the country. The site has a map allowing a search for jobs in a specific area. Searches can be refined by type of occupation, and users can have a personal page to which they upload their details
  • Seek: leading Internet job site covering the whole of Australia and most types of employment
  • nationwide job site advertising available positions across all sectors
  • Career One
  • Jora Australia

Job advertisements are also featured in daily newspapers such as The Age, The Herald Sun, The West Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Job Services Australia is a national network helping job seekers and employers by matching vacancies to job seekers. It can also help job seekers to start their own business.