There has long been a need for this guide to the wealth of seasonal jobs available to working travelers in Australia around the year. Workabout Australia covers 130 prime locations for finding a job in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.
Australia offers an enormous range of employment for working travellers both in the cities and in the outback including jobs in the tourist industry, cattle stations, forestry, prawn fishing, offices and industry etc. Agriculture also provides jobs harvesting apples, pears, asparagus, bananas, beans, blueberries, cherries, citrus fruits, cotton and much more. This book contains detailed charts that explain what crops are harvested, when, and where to enable the reader to put together a working itinerary. It also explains how many seasonal staff are normally taken on for the main harvests to give an idea of the prospects for finding work from place to place.
The location reports include useful addresses for finding not only work but also affordable accommodations including hostels, hotels, and campsites. It also gives invaluable descriptions of the local area and its attractions, and information on how to get there by public transport. Among its useful features for those not familiar with Australian geography are notes on how far places of work are from the nearest large cities that convey the Australian sense of scale: Alice Springs is 1533 km from Adelaide and 1491 km from Darwin.