Melbourne Discovery Experience

Our Melbourne Discovery Experience will set you up to work and travel in Melbourne with personal airport pickup, your first three nights of accommodation and our team to show you the ins-and-outs of life in Melbourne!

Start Dates



4 days



Program Overview

Begin your Australia Working Holiday in Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne. Our team will make you feel right at home the moment you arrive, giving you the perfect introduction to Melbourne without having to worry about a thing. You’ll be ready to work and travel in Melbourne in no time!

In addition to all the support in our Australia Send-Off Package, you’ll be picked up from the airport, have your first three nights of accommodation covered, and participate in a bunch of pre-planned social activities to help you make new friends and get to know this amazing city. This is a great option if you want additional job support once you arrive in Australia.

Program Itinerary

Now that you’ve landed in Melbourne, take a look at how your first four days will pan out…

Day 1

Welcome to Melbourne!

From the moment you land in Melbourne, you’re in good hands with a personal airport pick-up to take you to your pre-arranged accommodation. Catch up on sleep or relax and meet new people while you enjoy the city views from the rooftop patio.

Day 2

Set Up & Guided Tour

Meet your guide and get set up with your bank account, SIM card, and tax file number. Afterward, venture out and explore Melbourne on an informative guided walking tour with our fun team and fellow travellers. Grab a world-class coffee to sip on while learning about this glorious city, exploring hidden laneways and seeing some mind-blowing street art.

Day 3

Explore the City

On this self-guided day, you will be able to go out and explore the city with your new friends. Let our team know what you want to check out and they will give their insider tips and recommendations. You will also have a chance to ask our team all your questions about finding a job, accommodation or travelling around Australia - anything to help get you work and travel in Melbourne - and the whole of Australia

Day 4

Support & Celebration

Cap off an amazing start to your trip with a trip to the Melbourne Sky Deck for beautiful views of the city. Finally, wrap up your orientation with an organized night out to experience Melbourne's world-class nightlife. Cheers with new friends to your grand adventure that is about to unfold!

What’s Included


  • Personal trip coordinator
  • Step-by-step visa application support
  • Resume review and revisions
  • Assistance booking flights and choosing travel insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Info pack with everything you need to know to live and work in Australia

In Country

  • Personal airport pickup
  • Three nights of accommodation in a top-rated hostel
  • Bank account set-up
  • Australian SIM card
  • Tax file number
  • Weekly emails with job postings
  • Employment support
  • Assistance finding housing
  • Local support and travel advice
  • Tax filing assistance
  • On-going support for the duration of your trip

The Fun Stuff!

  • Visit the Melbourne Sky Deck
  • Organized night out in Melbourne
  • Guided city tour
  • Welcome orientation
  • Accommodation with a rooftop hangout

What’s Not Included:

Flights, medical insurance, visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food & rent.

What Will I Do?

Whether you want to work and travel in Melbourne or explore the breadth of Australia, you will be able to land casual jobs that allow you to work for a short period of time to help fund your travels. Our team will sharpen your resume so you stand out to hiring managers and land a job sooner, and more importantly – start making money sooner!

Possible Working Holiday Jobs

  • Customer Service
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Farming and Fruit Picking
  • Cafe and Quick Service
  • Warehouse/General Labour
  • Retail and Sales
  • Landscaping/Gardening
  • Event and Promotions
  • Plus tons more!

Have Questions?

Interested to chat with us to learn which program is right for you?

Ready to Work and Travel in Melbourne?

You can start this program at any time of the year!

Our Melbourne Discovery Experience runs from Monday to Thursday throughout the year. We typically ask for three months’ notice before you plan to leave Canada so you can make the most of our support in preparing you for your adventure abroad.

Want to leave sooner? No problem, we’ll put your services on high priority!

Want More?

Melbourne Adventure Experience

Check off every item on your Australia bucket list with our Melbourne Adventure Experience. Learn to surf, see koalas and kangaroos, and taste Australian wine right from the vineyard and more!

Sydney Adventure Experience

Dream of swimming with wild dolphins or cruising through the famous Sydney Harbour? Our Sydney Adventure Experience has got you covered!

Surf Camp Add-On

Add a 5-day Surf Camp to your Australia Working Holiday experience for the ultimate Australia bucket-list experience and learn to surf in no time!


Is the coffee in Melbourne really that good?

Yes! Melbournites take their coffee seriously and the taste really reflects that. After the Second World War, Melbourne experienced an influx of Greek and Italian immigrants who brought their beloved espresso machines with them. Since then, coffee has evolved into an artform and baristas take pride in producing some of the highest quality coffee in the world.

What if I arrive before my tour date?

No problem! We can help arrange additional nights’ accommodation for you if needed before your tour begins.

Can I do this with a friend?

Of course! We also offer a $50 discount per person off our program fee for those that are travelling together.

What kind of jobs do most backpackers get in Melbourne?

There are all kinds of jobs available around Melbourne, it just depends on your skills, experiences and preferences. Many participants find work in the hospitality sector to help them make friends, while others like to continue their professional careers in an office environment. Some like to head outside of the city to work in the tourism industry on the Great Ocean Road, and those looking for second-year visa work often head to Mildura to look for farm work. The opportunities are endless!