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Jack Mc

IT Jobs on WHV in Brisbane Area

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I'm looking for information on whether employers consider applicants on a Working Holiday VISA for skilled contract opportunities or if they avoid this kind of VISA entirely.

From what I have read there are no technical limitations other than that the contract with one employer could not be longer than 6 months which would be fine for me. I also don't expect to stay longer than 12 months in Australia.

I'm a UK based IT Projects Manager with 8 years experience and want to do some travelling and working in the Brisbane area but would prefer to work in a similar role between holiday time rather than the usual jobs available to backpackers.

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You can try, but generally, employers avoid working holiday visa holders because of the six month restriction on professional roles. 

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Thanks for the quick response! Is that the case even for contract positions that are less than six months?

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They don’t have any jobs posted so unclear if they’re still active but thanks for the recommendation!

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I've come across quite a few people in work on WHVs in Brisbane. Simplify your CV, pop your main achievements up the top and keep it to 2 succinct pages if you can. Contact as many agencies/companies as you can. Expect it to be a bit of a challenge but you may be lucky and secure something quickly. Don't give up!

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Does anybody know how likely it is to find a company to sponsor you for a job in australia so that you can work for longer than 6 months?

It seems like they don’t advertise this so maybe it’s not a thing. I also can’t find any posts of people who did something similar.

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4 hours ago, Jack Mc said:

Does anybody know how likely it is to find a company to sponsor you for a job in australia so that you can work for longer than 6 months?

It seems like they don’t advertise this so maybe it’s not a thing. I also can’t find any posts of people who did something similar.

They would have to sponsor you on a TSS visa which is for 2-4 years. It’s fairly expensive and complicated for the employer so they don’t do it lightly 

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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6 hours ago, Jack Mc said:

Does anybody know how likely it is to find a company to sponsor you for a job in australia so that you can work for longer than 6 months?

It seems like they don’t advertise this so maybe it’s not a thing. I also can’t find any posts of people who did something similar.

You need to check your eligible for sponsorship, then contact company's direct asking if they are interested. It is hard if you're not in the country but not impossible.  It is quite an expensive process but not uncommon for the likes of yourself to offer part payment to encourage them to sponsor you.

Good luck

 Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Im in the same positon im a welder going out there in may on a working holiday visa hoping to get skilled work, iv heard it is quite possible. I think its just a case of going out and trying it, approach employers and tell them your situation. Thats what im going to do

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