Living and working in Australia

Australian identity is built on an appreciation of the country's incredible multiculturalism.


Australian society is known for equality and giving everyone a fair go. People are often informal, open and direct in their communications and tend to be similarly relaxed in lifestyle.

Sport and other recreational activities are key to Australian life, as are community gatherings like festivals, barbeques and parties.

Part time work

Finding part time work can increase your skills as well as your bank balance. Before you apply for work, make sure you double-check the conditions of your visa. To apply for a job you need a tax file number (TFN) which is easy to obtain from the Australian Taxation Office.

The most popular job search providers are Seek, Adzuna and CareerOne. Ethical Jobs is the best place to look for not-for-profit work. If you are seeking hospitality work, take your resume in to the venue in person.


Volunteering is a great way to learn more about an area of interest and boost that resume.

Arc, the UNSW student association, communicates to students regularly about upcoming volunteering opportunities. Read more about volunteering and opportunities to volunteer on our UNSW volunteering page.