Working in Australia / New Zealand


Australia is a great place to live and work, offering plenty of lifestyle and employment opportunities. It is consistently ranked in the top 10 best countries to live every year so it’s no surprise that people from all over the world want to travel to and live in this amazing country. Australia has a strong economy, with the top industries to work for including finance, healthcare, industrial and mining & natural resources.

To seek employment in Australia, you are required to apply for and be granted a valid Australian visa with rights to work. A number of temporary and permanent skilled visas are available for applicant to apply for, however the Australian government has strict laws regarding employment of non-citizens so it is important to determine your eligibility requirements before you start looking for work in Australia. If you are not currently living in Australia and would like to find out more about the process of living and working in Australia you will first need to review the visa options.

visa options

You can check which visa you may be able to apply for on the Department of Immigration and Border Force website

How can I get sponsorship to work in Australia?

Our recommendation would be to first apply for a working holiday visa as it is rare for a newly advertised job to include a sponsorship opportunity right from the beginning of your employment – most employers will want you to work for 3-6 months prior to them sponsoring to ensure you are the best fit for their company. To be eligible to be sponsored by an employer, there are a number of requirements you must meet including (but not limited to) the below:

  • only certain skilled occupations are eligible
  • you need to be earning over a certain set wage
  • need to meet health and English language standards.
  • your employer must be willing to sponsor you (and be preapproved to sponsor by DIAC).
  • your employer needs to be able to provide evidence of your relevant skills and reasons as to why you are most suitable to the position.

Visit the FAQ page for employer-sponsored visa’s on the Department of Immigration & Border Protection’s website for an up to date list of all eligibility requirements.

Looking for work in Australia

Once you have been successful in your application for the necessary visa requirements to work in Australia, the next step is to start searching and applying for roles within your chosen Australian city. You can do this in many ways including:

  1. Visit our jobs board and search and apply directly for jobs that interest you.
  2. Send us your resume / CV for a free assessment so we can help you maximise your chances of getting the job.

New Zealand

The pace of life in New Zealand is laid back and many people say it is the cleanest and most beautiful country in the world.  It’s easy to do things outdoors and you’ll have plenty time for your own interests. Even in the biggest cities you’re only minutes from a beach, native park or mountain biking trail. It’s also a great place for children, with so many healthy recreational activities and a world-class education system that is largely free.

Visa Options

There may be a number of visas you are eligible to apply for – each with its own criteria and application process. Visit the New Zealand Government website for infomation on which visa you might be eligible to apply for

There are many job openings for specialists in industries such as medicine, engineering and IT. But there are also opportunities to contribute more generalist skills.

Check the skills shortage list to see if your profession is in demand

Once you have secured your visa for New Zealand, contact us so we can help with your resume / CV preparation, job search and interview preparation skills.

Information on this page is sourced from both the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection’s website and the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. CV Wizard Of Oz has no affilliation with both Australia and New Zealand Governments and cannot assist you to secure visas for either country.

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