Work For Accommodation - Save Heaps Of Money Whilst You Travel

Work for Accommodation Australia

Accommodation / April 1, 2023

  • Have a valid US passport
  • Be between age 18 and 30 (inclusive)
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Have proof of support funds in excess of the equivalent to AU$5, 000 on entry to Australia.
  • Not bring children or dependents with you to Australia on this program.
  • Not have previously worked in Australia on a Working and Holiday visa.
  • Meet health and character requirements.


On the IENA Work & Travel Australia Program, you can take any job you are qualified to do, but can only work for the same employer for six months maximum. You cannot be self-employed but other than that the sky’s the limit! Work and Holiday Visa holders can take casual incidental work to supplement their income while exploring this amazing country. If you would prefer to stay in one location, that is okay too! It’s your choice! We have hundreds of live job listings which are no more than 3 weeks old.

If you plan to use the program to travel around the country to gain a true cultural experience, you would be better off staying in hostels. If you plan to stay in one location, then renting a shared flat (apartment) would be more cost effective.

Costs in Australia

Shared accommodation will cost approximately AU$130-AU$190 per week and you will generally need to pay a bond of 2 weeks rent plus the first 2 weeks rent in advance. On average your weekly expenses will be about AU$245 per week.

Travel to Australia

Our preferrd travel provider with expertise in South Pacific travel can help plan your trip to Australia or you can book your own flight to Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne - either way, you can arrive any date you choose! If you have opted for arrival accommodation, we will use your confirmed flight itinerary to book your arrival accommodation.

Application Deadlines: Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. If you have selected the Farm Stay package please apply at least 8 weeks before your planned arrival in Australia.