I work for Tradewind Australia, we currently have an office in Melbourne that can help with supply teaching (known as casual relief teaching here) as well as contract and Teachers Assistant work. We cover all of metropolitan Melbourne – the public transport isn’t as extensive here as in the UK and a lot of our traveller teachers opt to get themselves a car for the time they’re here to increase their options for work. We assist a lot of teachers from the UK, New Zealand and Canada, as well as our returning Aussies.
Each state has its own governing body for teaching. In Victoria, this is the Victorian Institute of Teaching and you can apply to register with them before you get here. They will verify your qualifications and follow up on your police checks (I would advise doing this as soon as you make firm plans to come here as their turnaround time isn’t always speedy!). Their website is (www.vit.vic.edu.au ). If you teach in Victoria, then decide to move to New South Wales (Sydney), you would still need to register with the NSW governing body.
Our academic year runs January to December, with four terms. Our summer holidays are over Christmas and through January. The time that there is a prevalence of casual relief teaching is around the winter months (May-October).
I hope this gives you some information to go on with! Please let me know if you have any further questions , you can also check out our website https://twrecruitment.com.au/ for more info!