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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Getting a job can be a little challenging at times. Australia is a big country–really big–and for someone new to Australia it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. Our job guides are designed to help you answer all the important questions about getting a job. Questions like

  • Where can the jobs be found?
  • Is any training required?
  • What are the visa requirements?

We also try to help with all the things required to legally work and get paid in Australia:

Many services exist to help with these things, so we try to highlight the good ones and also show you how you can do many of these things yourself.

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Starting your job search in Australia is now easier than ever. Jobaroo is designed to assist people who are either returning to Australia or immigrating from abroad.

If you’re planning to arrive in Australia within the upcoming year to two, register with leading agencies in your field.

Also, apply to individual jobs before you return home and when you arrive.

Note on Timing for Professionals: Register with Agencies up to 1 year before you arrive. Apply to specific job postings no earlier than 1 month before you arrive.


With Jobaroo, you can tap into job opportunities all over Australia, so you can start checking them out before you even pack your bags and keep on it while you’re travelling. Simply apply to specific jobs.

If you’d like to earn dollars in a great job as soon as possible – get in touch with recruitment agencies and employers who are interested in your experience before you arrive.

Australia is a very big country with employment opportunities based on regional economies, seasons and location. You need to be communicating with the people who really know what is happening.

You can register directly with agencies or apply for specific Aussie jobs online.

It is not common to secure a position in your home country, but you can do most of the important work by organising your Australian job interviews before you leave home.

Please Note: All positions will require you to have a work visa or be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand.

For ProfessionalsApply to Agencies up to one year in advance of arrival. You may also want to apply to job postings.

For BackpackersApply to Jobs up to one month in advance of your arrival (includes temp work, fruit picking, and other short-term positions).

Applying to Australian jobs online establishes valuable recruitment contacts and assists you to find work appropriate for your experience and arrival date.

Both guidance from Jobaroo and from recruitment agencies in Australia gives you an advantage to ensure you are in the right place at the right time. This is particularly important whether you are immigrating to Australia or returning home.

Even if you have just arrived in Australia or are just about to arrive, applying directly to suitable positions is essential because these positions are available now and you could be the next in line!

Jobaroo is a job board for Aussies returning home, immigrants to Australia and backpackers seeking work whilst in Australia.

In Australia, a select group of recruitment agencies and employers LOVE people who have overseas experience. Jobaroo connects the two!

We provide the best information online and put you in touch with the right people. This saves everyone time and makes your Aussie experience that much better.

In Australia already? Simply Apply to Jobs 

Going to Australia? Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Sort out your Working Visa and make plans to get to Australia.
    1. Start right here with Jobaroo and learn what you need to get a visa and learn about available opportunities.
  2. Get in touch with employers and agencies.
    1. For Professionals – Apply to Agencies up to one year in advance of arrival.
    2. For Backpackers – Apply to Jobs up to one month in advance of your arrival (includes temp work, fruit picking, and other shorter-term positions).
  3. Keep your arrival date current on Jobaroo.
  4. Apply to suitable positions (if required, closer to the time of your arrival)
  5. Keep in contact with recruitment agencies or employers that contact you. Ensure that new phone numbers and contact details stored on Jobaroo are kept current.

It costs nothing for jobseekers to use Jobaroo! Free, Zip, Nada.

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Note on Timing for Backpackers seeking short term work: Apply to specific jobs online no earlier than 1 month before you arrive. You will also need a work visa and have a ticket to get to Australia.

Australian Employers and Recruitment Consultancies

None! It is free to create an account and post a job in Jobaroo.

Jobaroo is a leading job search solution for overseas arrivals. We provide recruitment agencies and companies with user-friendly, targeted access to this highly valuable candidate pool before and upon the candidate’s arrival in Australia.

Jobaroo’s clients are Australian companies and recruitment agencies. Our service is as basic or as value-added as you like, depending on your needs.

Getting started is easy! We offer free job postings on Jobaroo with some premium services that make it a lot easier for you to attract and place awesome overseas candidates. Most employers start by using the free job posting service. Once this is successful, many employers consider premium services.

When you start posting jobs on Jobaroo we provide your company with the opportunity to attract candidates arriving in Australia with a work visa!

Want to start attracting great candidates now? Put some free jobs up here or email the owner and founder directly.

Advertise your company on Jobaroo so you want to reach thousands of people living and working in Australia. Please email and we will send our advertising rates. We are also accepting relevant guest posts to our website.

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