Working Holidays in Australia

Driver Hire Australia has been a real success story in recent years, building on the success of its long-established sister operation in the UK.

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The logistics market in Australia has seen strong growth in recent years and there are high levels of demand for both good candidates as drivers and for many other roles.

Working Holiday Opportunities

If you are a professional goods vehicle driver (such as Class 1 or Class 2 in the UK) who has always dreamt of experiencing a long-term holiday in a beautiful country like Australia, there is a way you can whilst earning good money at the same time using a Working Holiday visa.

Each year, thousands of travellers aged 18 – 30 head to Australia on a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417), as it allows you a year’s worth of travel with the bonus of being able to work to fund yourself along the way! Not only are pay rates considerably higher compared to the UK and many other countries, you will also benefit from 9.5% superannuation payments on top of your pay, which can often be claimed back when you return home.

Opportunity awaits…

  • Earn up to $1,280 gross PER WEEK*
  • 9.5% superannuation payments on top of your pay
  • Experience a different way of life
  • See the sights and landmarks of Australia
  • Enjoy a warmer climate with sun, sea and beaches

To qualify for a Visa 417, you must:

  • Be at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
  • Not have a dependent child accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia
  • Have a passport from an eligible country (such as UK) and have over 12 months passport validity remaining

In order to be apply for work as a professional driver in Australia, you must convert your home licence to the specific state licence requirements. To help and advise you on this process, Driver Hire Australia has put together a detailed guide on everything you would need to consider to work in Australia on a Visa 417.

Download our information guide

It includes information on:

  • What you would need to consider before commencing your visa 417 journey
  • Driver Hire Australia and the driving opportunities available, which could provide you with an income whilst in the country
  • Potential earnings
  • Australian States’ individual licence requirements and how to convert
  • David Carroll, a driver case study who is working on a Visa 417
  • Things to do in Australia
  • How to contact Driver Hire Australia if you decide this is an unmissable opportunity for you!

*Based on 45 hours per week at the average hourly rate for HC (Class 1) before tax.

Disclaimer:The guide is for information purposes only. We really hope the information included is useful in helping you to learn about the exciting opportunities with Driver Hire Australia. The information provided is for the purposes of generic guidance only. You should not rely upon it or make any decisions that will involve you incurring expenditure until you take your own advice or obtain assistance.