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Carpentry Jobs in Australia

Land a paid carpentry job Down Under with this paid work package!

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Group Size: Varies

Trip code: AUCJ

Duration: Up to 12 months

Week of fun included activities
Exclusive jobs list & work support
Find carpentry work in sunny Australia!

Are you looking for paid carpentry work in Australia? Are you a qualified carpenter aged 18-30 with at least 2 years post-apprenticeship experience? This brilliant jobs package offers one week of fun activities in Sydney, followed by a 2/3 week carpentry job trial which could lead to up to 6 months of paid carpentry work in Oz! If you want to earn up to £20 per hour as a carpenter abroad, live and work in sunny Australia, gain great carpentry experience for your CV and travel about Down Under then this is the perfect paid work package for you!

Trip highlights

  • Kick off with one week of fun activities, beach time and more in Sydney
  • An amazing opportunity for qualified carpenters to get a 2-3 week carpentry job trial with a Aussie employer in Sydney, set up before you go 
  • The chance for up to 6 months of paid carpentry work in Australia is up for grabs once your probationary period is over!
  • Earn up to £20 per hour (dependent on experience) and gain incredible carpentry experience for your CV
  • Explore Australia and live, work and travel in one of the world’s most popular destinations!
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What's included
  • Carpentry job trial in Australia with the possibility of a contract of up to 6 months
  • 1 week of fun and activities in Sydney
  • Airport transfer
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a Sydney hostel in week 1
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners in week 1
  • A guided Sydney city tour
  • Sydney harbour cruise with inclusive lunch
  • A day of surf lessons (equipment included)
  • Wild bottlenose dolphin cruise
  • Four wheel drive sand dune tour
  • Sandboarding
  • A coastal beach tour from Bondi to Coogee beach – includes a total of 6 beaches in one day!
  • National Park bushwalks
  • A trip to an outback beach camp
  • Party bus, bar crawl and free drinks
  • Advice about setting up an Australian bank account
  • Australian mobile phone SIM card
  • The arrangement of a tax file number and tax advice
  • 24 hour emergency helpline
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Working Holiday Visa (unless you book the visa included option)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation and meals after the first 7 nights
  • Most meals during week 1
Further trip information

Week 1: Get Started and Have Fun in Sydney

Your Australian experience begins with a week of fun and activities before you begin your carpentry work. 

Day 1, Sunday: Arrival day and free time.

Day 2, Monday: Enjoy a walking tour of the city, including Darling Harbour, the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens. In the evening, meet your group for a welcome dinner!

Day 3, Tuesday: This morning, you will have an orientation about living, working and travelling in Australia, before enjoying a boat party in Sydney Harbour! 

Day 4, Wednesday: Today, you will depart the city for a two night Beach Camp adventure! Enjoy some the stunning Australian scenery and discover the local wildlife! 

Day 5, Thursday: Take a 4x4 tour of the sand dunes and learn about Aboriginal culture today! After lunch, take a bush walk around Tomaree National Park and spot koalas before a campfire BBQ this evening!  

Day 6, Friday: On this free-spirited Friday, you'll be looking out for some wild Bottlenose dolphins, as well as a few turtles and whales along the way on an included boat cruise!

Day 7, Saturday: Enjoy a free day to relax, or opt to have a surf lesson or visit the stunning Blue Mountains. Tonight, you will meet the group for an exclusive city pub crawl on a party bus!

Day 8, Sunday: Take a relaxing stroll from Coogee to Bondi beach today, checking out some gorgeous beaches and coastlines - the perfect day after an action packed week in Australia!

Now it’s time to begin the trial period for your brand new carpentry job Down Under. Your job trial may start during the following week, or at a date agreed with your new employer. You should bring some extra spending money to cover any costs during the period before paid work begins.

Carpentry Jobs

Who can apply?

If you are aged between 18-30 and are a qualified carpenter with at least 2 years post-apprenticeship work experience in the trade, are looking for paid work in Australia and are willing to work hard, then this is the paid work programme for you! 

About the carpentry jobs

You will initially be taken on for a 2-3 week job trial, so your Australian employer can assess your suitability for the work during this probationary period. If both you and your employer are happy for you to continue with your carpentry work, then you will be offered a longer job contract. Due to Working Holiday Visa restrictions, you can only be employed up to a maximum of 6 months with one employer, although there is the possibility of gaining sponsorship to extend your stay. 

Where is the carpentry work based? 

The carpentry jobs on offer are currently based in Sydney, Australia, although in a few months time, carpentry work opportunities will also be on offer in Melbourne. 

What about wages? 

You can expect to earn between £10-£20 per hour in your carpentry job, although exact wage rates are dependent on your individual skills and experience. 

Please note: We cannot guarantee you a longer-term job contract beyond the 2-3 week probationary period, as the final decision lies with the Australian employer. However, we will only approve you for the programme if we believe you are a suitable candidate. In the unlikely event that you do not secure a longer carpentry contract, you will still have access to the support of our jobs team who can help find you paid positions in a variety of jobs and locations across Australia.

Working Holiday Visas

You will need to obtain a Working Holiday Visa (available to travellers aged 18-30) before you go and you can choose to apply for this yourself through Australian immigration or choose to book this trip with the visa included.

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Arrival information

You should arrange your own arrival into Sydney International Airport on a Monday morning, for the start of your fun introduction week. An airport transfer to your Sydney hostel is included.

Accommodation & meals

Week 1 in Sydney

Your first 7 nights’ accommodation in Australia is included. You will be staying in a hostel situated right in the centre of Sydney, and you will be ideally placed to enjoy all the action.

You will sleep in a shared dorm with a shared bathroom. The hostel has its own bar, an internet cafe, a laundry room, a TV room and a fully-equipped kitchen. 

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners are included in the first week. A few free drinks are also included during week one. Other meals are at your own cost.

Accommodation after the first week

Your probationary period will start at a date agreed with your new employer, after week one. You should bring some extra spending money to cover any costs during the period before your job trial begins.

Accommodation and meals after the first week are not included. Many of our participants team up with people they meet during the first week and share a Sydney apartment. You can expect to pay at least £100-£150 per week on average for rent in Australia (although costs in Sydney can be a little higher than average). The minimum contract is normally 3 months but some agencies will ask you to commit to six months. Alternatively you can extend your stay in a hostel. Hostels offer cheaper rates for those that want a long term stay and you can expect to pay around £140-£175 per week in a hostel.

Please note that when you are working in Australia, you will earn enough to cover any living expenses such as rent, food and bills. If you would like any more information about costs and accommodation please contact us for more details.

Minimum age & eligibility

In order to apply for this programme you must be aged between 18-30 and be eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Visa (see below). You must be a qualified carpenter with at least 2 years work experience since you left your apprenticeship, and you must be able to provide a CV.

Working Holiday Visa

Due to Working Holiday Visa (WH Visa) age restrictions, this trip is only available to 18-30 year olds. As you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. You can choose to book this programme with the visa included.

The Working Holiday Visa is available to passport holders aged between 18-30 from:

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • The Republic of Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • The Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

To be eligible, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
  • Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
  • Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
  • Meet health, character and financial requirements
  • Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
  • Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
  • Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
  • Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
  • Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
  • Have health insurance

You can choose our inclusive visa booking option and we can process your Working Holiday Visa application for you, or you may wish to apply for your own visa via Australian Immigration.


You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate. 

Application and Employment Process

1. Book your place with a £199 deposit. Candidates must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria before booking.

2. We will ask you to send us your CV for consideration. 

3. You will be contacted by a member of the team, for a pre-screening interview to make sure you are suitable to apply for the programme. If at the pre-screening interview you are not accepted into the programme you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

4. If we approve you as a suitable candidate for the carpentry jobs programme we will set up a Skype interview with your prospective Australian employer and we will ask you to provide job references.

5. If the Australian employer approves your application you will be offered a 2/3 week job trial, to begin after your first week of fun activities in Sydney, Australia. 

6. If after the 2/3 week trial your employer and you are happy, you will be offered a longer contract, for a maximum of 6 months. 

Please note: We cannot guarantee you a longer-term job contract beyond the 2-3 week trial period, as the final decision lies with the Australian employer. However, we will only approve you for the programme if we believe you are a suitable candidate. In the unlikely event that you do not secure a longer carpentry contract, you will still have access to the support of our jobs team who can help find you paid positions in a variety of jobs and locations across Australia.

Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.