Work in South Australia

Turn your working holiday ‘down under’ into an awesome Aussie adventure and extend your stay by working and staying in South Australia.

A Working Holiday Visa will set you up for 12 months. By working in South Australia, when the first one runs out, you can apply for another one - how good is that?

Apples Lenswood Adelaide Hills

There are plenty of opportunities for work. The main South Australian industries looking for workers are the “harvest trail” (working in vineyards and orchards), hospitality, mining and construction or volunteer work.

Meet the locals

Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, is the perfect place to set up base. Great local beaches, fantastic festivals, amazing summer weather, easy access to the outback and affordability make this relaxed and cosmopolitan city the perfect working holiday destination.

Adelaide is compact, which makes it easy to get around on foot or by bike. There is heaps of bar, kitchen, office, hotel and café work to get you started. Once you’ve saved some cash, there’s a lot to experience.

Head out of town

The Riverland and famous wine regions which surround the city have great opportunities for work. Fruit picking or vineyard work is seasonal but there’s plenty of it at harvest time.

The mining and construction industries are always on the lookout for a helping hand and offer an alternative way of saving some cash for the rest of you journey.

Live like a local

When working in South Australia you’ll discover the lifestyle is pretty good. At the end of the day when you’re enjoying some real Aussie hospitality, probably with a cold beer while the barbecue sizzles away, it’ll be hard to imagine life being any better.

Spend days off down at the beach, lazing on the Murray River, wine tasting in the 200 cellar doors which surround Adelaide or head bush for an adventure.

South Australian Backpacker’s Guide


Take a look inside the South Australian Backpacker’s Guide now. 

What you’ll need

A valid visa is required if you are a non-Australian resident. You must have a copy of a suitable visa to show employers. You can register for a visa over the internet.

Get an Australian bank account. Give your bank your tax file number to avoid higher rates of taxation on interest earned. Your bank account details will include: name of bank, account name, branch address, branch number (BSB) and account number.

Take a working holiday in South Australia - taste the lifestyle.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.

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