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40 How To Find Work While Travelling Tips

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Working Your Way Around

Unless you are lucky enough to not need to work while you’re traveling or you run a business from the road. You will need to find a job along the way.

There is no doubt that finance is the biggest reason people hold off on their dream. Before we make that final decision to pack in our jobs and sell almost everything we own, we question. How will I find work traveling? Where will I find a job? What will I do for work?

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Photo: Selling our stuff to downsize to a caravan

Research! if your anything like me you will be googling non stop. Reading and asking questions. Facebook Groups are a great place to find information. Ask questions to people in the same position as you, how they found work. You maybe a family or couple, others will be in your position.

Whatever your job is, you will usually have multiply skills from that one occupation. Don’t limit yourself to what you think you can do. Be open to new challenges and what ever life opens up to you. Stepping outside our comfort zone can bring some of the best experiences. Check out our three month’s on a cattle station here ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Photo: Larry being a mechanic
Larry working as a Cattle Station Bore Runner. 40 How To Find Work While Travelling Tips
Photo: Larry as a Bore Runner

Think Outside The Box

Example 1: I worked as an Assistant Nurse in age care. As well as the obvious skills, I clean, make beds, deal with people from all walks of life and served food. Making me a good candidate for a housekeeper. As we know tourism is a major industry in Australia.

I did in fact go from nursing to a hotel Laundry, housekeeping and receptionist. Then on to being a gardener, all on the five star resort of Hayman Island.

Making morning tea on a cattle station is also new to me. Feeding hungry Jakaroos and Jillaroos at mustering time. 

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Photo: Sue’s office as a gardener
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Photo: Teaching myself to bake

Example 2: Larry, from working as a mechanic became the utilities manager on the island. Dealing with a reverse osmosis plant for the islands water, the sewage and overlooking the power, in the form of large generators.

From this, Larry has found work on a remote cattle station working as a bore runner. Also helping out at a winery and driving farm machinery.

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Photo: Larry doing Silos Work

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Photo: Larry did sowing and harvesting

Now over 40 online resources 

General Jobs All Over Australia

Rural & Outback Jobs

Seasonal Jobs

Other Places To Work/Help

  • Caretakers Australiarelief managers and permanent recruitment for the holiday park, motel and lifestyle village sectors. 
  • HelpX: is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels.
  • Workaway.info: Volunteering and maybe learning new skills. Help on farms, maintenance, DIY, Gardening, to name just a few.
  • Farm sitters: Farm Sitting can vary from simply checking the mail and watering the plants to herding sheep and assisting cattle deliver calves.
  • Aussie House sitters: unpaid but You can live rent free in some beautiful location for weeks/months. We are with Aussie House Sitters. Here is our $15% discount code Coupon Code โ€œAHS15%offโ€

Give A Helping Hand

Facebook Pages

Of course where ever you are you can ask around or check out shop windows.

We have heard of farm jobs while buying coffee at a coffee shop and at the pub. The bush telegraph still works well.

Have we missed any? If you have any we can add to the list please comment below ๐Ÿ˜€

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14 thoughts on “40 How To Find Work While Travelling Tips

  1. Thank you for the list. We are currently working on a property at Kununurra WA thanks to grey nomads jobs.
    Helpx is another website that may be helpful

    1. Fantastic! Thank you for this Fred.I have added HelpX to the list. What a great site.
      Thanks again, enjoy Kununurra and your travels ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Thankyou for this great site ,We are planning or winging it hopefully 2 years away ,our only plan started was we had the realestate here last week ,we have found our perfect van 6 month wait there and when we get off the SOT which lane we land in is the way we go ,no plans at all ,I just want to see as much as possible of the big island ,I know Tassie off by heart ,so its big we go ,not sure if we will work or just live on pension and savings

    1. Hi Donna ๐Ÿ™‚
      It sound like the wheels are well and truly in motion, so to speak. Exiting times selling up and waiting for your new van.
      We picked a direction (which was not the one we initially planed) and played it by ear. I like having a general direction but have learned to go with the flow.
      Having a pension and savings means you can relax and enjoy life on the road ๐Ÿ˜€ You can always top up your savings along the way if you find a job you like.
      Congratulations on not just dreaming it, but doing it!

  3. Great help thanks Sue and Laz, this will be a great help to us, we are on the road full time having sold our business, still need to work ti support our adventure. Thanks for putting the time and effort into such a great website ?

    1. Hi Sue,
      Thank’s for your message. I love that you took that huge step in selling your business to follow your dreams.
      Let us know if you do use any of the sites and find work on your travels.
      Hope to catch up with you on the road some time.
      Sue

  4. Great site I am in age care so found this very useful thank u

    1. Thank’s Suzanne, I’m So glad you can take something useful from this post.
      As you know, we have so many skill’s working in age care. I’m sure you can put those skill’s to many things.
      Happy Travels ๐Ÿ˜€
      Sue

  5. Thank you a very resourcefull article for my audience.

    1. Thank’s for your comment Glenn.
      It’s nice to think others might get some benefit from it. We appreciate you sharing our post’s with your audience.

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