What to expect when looking for backpackers jobs in Perth?
To get a job while living in Perth as a backpacker depends on several factors.
First, there is the period of the year. Because Perth is so isolated, it gets very quiet in winter. That’s to say, roughly from April to November. Now, writing these lines, we are in summer and the busy touristy season is starting… raising other difficulties for us backpackers. It is of course easier to find a job but there is also a lot of concurrence. Especially French backpackers fill the city and everyone is looking for the same – a job! Since Australian employers know that they have plenty of backpackers at disposal, they are picky.
Second, your job search will get difficult or easy according to the industry you are looking for. Hospitality in summer is a good bet. Loads of restaurants, bars and venues spring up like mushrooms across the city.
For the guys backpacking Perth, the above options are of course there. But I would say that they can find opportunities quicker. In Perth in summer, a lot of construction and also demolition are going on.
And let not forget the famous backpacker farm jobs. For that, you will have to get out of Perth. However, the region just two hours south from Perth offers quantity of farms. Here is a list of the nearest ones:
- Margaret River – grapes
- Dunnybrock / Manjimup – apples, pears
- Albany / Denmark – cherries
Think also aout the mining sector which garanties a very good salary.
In a nut, to find a job while backpacking Perth is not simple and takes time. As a backpacker living in Perth, I know now some tricks on how to search and apply for jobs. I share them with you below.