Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

Moving to Australia and want to find suitable jobs in Australia?

If you are a New Zealand citizen, you are legally able to work in Australia. If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you may need to apply for a work visa (see visas).

Hunting for jobs in Australia is very similar to hunting for jobs in New Zealand. The majority of jobs in Australia are advertised online, mostly by recruitment companies but also by individual employers.

Please find below the main Australian job hunting websites:

For general information on employment in Australia, career advice, resume templates, salary surveys and more visit http://www.employmentguide.com.au.

Recruitment Agencies for Jobs In Australia

Like New Zealand, it is extremely worth while registering with a recruitment agency. They take the stress out of finding a job in Australia and they can even find you a job while you are still in New Zealand. Please find below some of the recruitment agencies in Australia and their specialities:

Healthcare Recruitment

If you are a Nurse, Midwive, Doctor, Allied Health and Aged Care Professional and are looking for a job in New Zealand or Australia contact HealthStaff Recruitment by simly filling out the confidential form on the right.

For more information on HealthStaff Recruitment click here.

General Recruitment Agencies:

Accounting Recruitment Agencies:

Information Technology (IT) Recruitment Agencies:

Executive Recruitment Agencies:

For general information on employment in Australia, career advice, resume templates, salary surveys and more visit http://www.employmentguide.com.au. 

If you have any questions about jobs in Australia, please fill out the below form and we will get back to you asap.

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0 # ANSWER: Sydney Job HuntingMTA Team 2015-02-24 03:46
Hi,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Unfortunately at this stage we are not partnered with a recruitment company so I can't help you.

However, I recommend you contact Robert Walters in Australia http://www.robertwalters.com.au/. They should be able to help you.

Any feedback you could give us would be greatly appreciated.
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0 # Sydney Job HuntingPaea 2015-02-23 09:28
Hi, been thinking about moving to Australia for a few years now but finally decided its time to actually do some research. Im looking at moving some time this year, have been managing a Finance Branch for 3-4 years now. Currently studying to become an AFA. I love my job, boss and staff but at the end of the day, I have a family to support. Are there any vacancies in Brisbane to do with Finance, Credit controlling, customer service, management, call centres. Please advise :-) Thank You
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0 # ANSWER: Truck Driver employmentMTA Team 2014-11-06 07:40
Hi Michael,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Sorry I do not know of any licence conversion type programs you would need to do.

However, I do recommend you contact Robert Walters (http://www.robertwalters.com.au/) in Australia and see what they recommend and if they can even help you find employment.

Good luck with your move.
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0 # Truck Driver employmentMichael Fisher 2014-11-06 07:38
I might be moving to Australia in August 2015 on a 1 year work visa. I have a Class-A CDL in the state of WA, USA with doubles/triples , and tankers endorsements. I was curious if you knew of any programs that would help me acquire employment before I left the states for Australia?
any info would help.

Thanks,
Michael Fisher
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0 # ANSWER: How soon is too soon. MTA Team 2014-04-10 04:39
Hi Georgia,

It's a hard question to answer. I recommend getting in touch with a recruitment company that definitely recruits in your industry and covers the location you are looking at heading to ASAP and ask them.

Otherwise it wouldn't hurt to start looking and applying as each job will be different. You would also gain valuable information on the Australian job market, which can only be beneficial.

Good luck with your move.
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0 # How soon is too soon. Georgia 2014-04-09 16:30
At what point before moving over do you recommend we start applying for jobs?
We leave NZ on May 25th.
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0 # ANSWER: work work workMTA Team 2014-03-15 10:09
Hi Julie,

Thank you for your comment.

I have not been able to find a definitive answer to your question.

I contacted an Australian government department and got the below reply:

Dear MTA,

Thank you for contacting Australian JobSearch.

If you want to migrate to Australia, you can apply through the General Skilled Migration or other migration programs.

For information on migration, including having your skills assessed, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/

You can phone the visa enquiries phone line on 131 881 (within Australia) or visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website at http://www.immi.gov.au

Alternatively you can contact your local embassy who will be able to assist you with further information:
http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas/

If you have any further questions please call the Department enquiry line on 1300 363 079.

Kind Regards,

Australian JobSearch

Job Seeker Hotline: 13 62 68
Employer Hotline: 13 17 15

I recommend that you call any of the above.

Let me know if you find out if you can or can't for sure.

Thanks
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0 # Work work workJulie Sutton 2014-03-10 05:03
Hello, I heard that Kiwi's can apply, or aren't allowed to work for the Australian Government. Is this true or is it just selected government departments Kiwi's, being non-citizens, can't work for?
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0 # ANSWER: Moving to BrisbaneMTA Team 2013-07-03 06:17
Hi Doreen,

Thank you for your comment.

The OZ Jobs Expo is coming up again in November. This is always very good for either securing a job or finding a recruitment company that you can register with. Please find below some useful links to their website:

Register with OZ Jobs Expo: http://www.ozjobexpo.com/visitor-registration
Search Jobs: http://www.ozjobexpo.com/jobs-in-australia
Search Exhibitors: http://www.ozjobexpo.com/australian-employers

I would search in the exhibitors for recruitment companies, as they would be able to help you find a job from NZ. Also try SkilledMigrantJobs.com.

Good Luck.
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0 # Moving to BrisbaneDoreen 2013-06-29 11:56
HI,
I'm planning to Re-locate to Brisbane with my 6 year old son for better career in the future for me and better son and life style both for me and my son. I have worked in the customer services, medical and finance industry. I don't know where do I start from. How can I secure a job before selling and moving to Brisbane for good. Please help me with some advice.
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0 # ANSWER: UnsureMTA Team 2013-05-07 08:40
Hi Ellie,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Yes it would be as tough in Australia as it is in New Zealand to find a job and it is definitely easier for skilled workers to find jobs in Australia.

The big difference is between the countries is the Australian government will not support you while you are looking for a job.

I recommend you start looking on the Australian job listing websites and contacting recruitment companies and see how you go. If you can find a job in Australia, it is very likely to be better paid than it is in New Zealand.

I also recommend moving in or close to family so that you have support if you need it.

Good Luck!
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0 # ANSWER: Teaching in Aus with a NZ registrationMTA Team 2013-03-25 23:56
Hi Claire,

Thank you for your comment.

Most states and territories in Australia (except New South Wales) have a trans-Tasman mutual recognition agreement with New Zealand, meaning the teacher is able to apply for registration with the state’s representative body. More information can be found at the individual states teacher registration board website. Here is the link for Northern Territory & Western Australia:

- http://www.trb.nt.gov.au/forms/form-b/mutual-recognition-principle
- http://www.trb.wa.gov.au/registration/application-forms/mutual-recognition1/

Good luck.
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0 # Teaching in Aus with a NZ registrationClaire 2013-03-25 23:55
Hi there,

I am thinking about moving to Darwin or Perth either at the end of this year or for early next year. I am a primary school teacher and have tried to do some research (and then got confused) about whether or not my NZ registration is recognised in Australia particularly the Northern Territory or Western Australia, do you know if I can or do I need to do some up-skilling courses?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Claire
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0 # Teaching in Aus with a NZ registrationClaire 2013-03-18 14:43
Hi there,

I am thinking about moving to Darwin or Perth either at the end of this year or for early next year. I am a primary school teacher and have tried to do some research (and then got confused) about whether or not my NZ registration is recognised in Australia particularly the Northern Territory or Western Australia, do you know if I can or do I need to do some up-skilling courses?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Claire
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0 # ANSWER: Jobs in AustraliaMTA Team 2013-01-14 11:14
Hi Zoe,

Thank you for your comment.

You can apply for a job from NZ and there are a number of companies that can help you with this. I recommend going to the OZ Job Expo in March (http://www.movingtoaustralia.co.nz/jobs/oz-jobs-expo.html) and see who can help you there.

However, you can also contact recruitment companies in Australia with a current CV and see what they have to say.

You can also apply for accommodation from NZ, but it would be easier once in Australia. It can depend greatly on where you find a job, so it might pay to get this first. You can find more information on rentals on http://www.movingtoaustralia.co.nz/Australia-real-estate/buying-renting-a-house-in-Australia.

Good luck.

Kind Regards,
MTA Team
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0 # Jobs in Australiazoe 2013-01-14 11:13
hi there , my partner and i and out 3 children are moving to Australia in april this year and i was wondering what are the steps you have to take when getting a job can you apply from n.z? and do i have to live in ozzy for 3months to be able to apply for a house ??
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0 # job seekingzoe 2013-01-06 15:31
hi there , my partner and i and out 3 children are moving to Australia in april this year and i was wondering what are the steps you have to take when getting a job can you apply from n.z? and do i have to live in ozzy for 3months to be able to apply for a house ??
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0 # ANSWER:Brisbane - AdvertisingMTA Team 2012-10-10 08:39
Hi Vanessa,

Thank you for your comment.

Because of the industry you are looking for work in, I recommend trying all the standard recruitment/job listing sites, but also contact the below:

Zinc Recruitment - http://www.zincrecruitment.com.au
Glenda Stenner Recruitment Pty Ltd - http://www.glendastenner.com/
MAARS - http://www.maars.com.au/

Good luck.

Thanks,
MTA Team
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0 # Brisbane - Advertisingvanessa natusch 2012-10-10 08:20
Hi,i am looking to move it Brisbane and i am looking for jobs in advertising/med ia, what sites would recommend to search for that location?

thanks
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0 # ANSWER: moving to OZ in December 2012MTA Team 2012-10-10 07:15
Hi Angela,

Thank you for your comment.

I do recommend the APSjobs website: http://www.apsjobs.gov.au/. This website is your gateway to working in the Australian Public Service (APS).

APSjobs will help you discover the flexible and diverse career paths the public service has to offer by linking you to vacancies in the APS, the Australian Parliamentary Service and many other Australian Government agencies. From entry level to leadership roles across a wide range of profession, new positions are advertised on APSjobs every day.

Good luck and please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Kind Regards,
MTA Team
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0 # ANSWER: Moving to Aus from NZMTA Team 2012-10-10 07:08
Hi Bob,

Thank you for your comment.

I have done some research, as I did not know much about bankruptcy, and have discovered that you are able to find a job in Australia, like NZ.

However, there are some industries that you cannot be employed in. Please see below:

http://www.bankruptcyadvice.com.au/BANKRUPTCY.html

Will bankruptcy affect my employment?

The Bankruptcy Act does not restrict employment BUT typically a bankrupt will not be employed in certain industries such as the Police Force or as a security guard. A bankrupt cannot hold certain licenses, such as a liquor license, tax agents license, real estate (principal) license, builders license, finance brokering license etc. A bankrupt cannot be a director of a company without approval of the Court.

The best way to get a feel for the job market in Australia, for your circumstances, would be to call a recruitment company that you have had previous experience in or for the field you would like to move into. They will be able to give you further advice.

Good luck and please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Kind Regards,
MTA Team
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0 # Brisbane - Advertisingvanessa natusch 2012-10-08 13:25
Hi,i am looking to move it Brsibane and i am looking for jobs in advertsing/medi a, what sites would recommend to search for that location?

thanks
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0 # Moving to Aus from NZBob 2012-10-04 07:53
are their any restrictions to finding a job being bankrupt in NZ? i have put in a request to move to Aus and if successful, i would like to find a job.
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0 # moving to OZ in December 2012 angela 2012-09-28 10:02
Hi I have a bachelour of applied science degree and currentely work in local Government and was wanting to know what recrtitment agency suits me..
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0 # ANSWER: Getting into mining industryMTA Team 2012-09-27 10:08
Hi Mandy,

Thank you for your comment on www.movingtoaustralia.co.nz.

Please find below a few companies that you should check out. The top one is NZ based so would be worth talking to:

- skilledmigrantjobs.com/
- westjobs.com.au/jobseeker/mining-jobs-no-experience.html
- www.infomine.com/careers/
- www.dtworkforce.com/
- www.rockpeople.com/
- www.miningpeople.com.au/about.aspx

If you have any feedback after going through the process of finding a mining job, please email me back so I can share it with our visitors and help them too.

Please note: that the OZ Jobs Expo is coming up in Auckland on the 17th and 18th of November at the ASB showgrounds. If you are in Auckland I recommend checking it out, as there are companies there wanting to hire.

Good luck and let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Kind Regards,
MTA Team
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0 # Getting into mining industryMandy 2012-09-26 07:30
Hi, great website with heaps of really useful information.
My husband, 4 kids and I are planning to move to Perth early next year for more opportunities for us all, better quality of life, better weather etc. Which recruitment company would be best for my husband to register with to get into a mining or mining related role?
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0 # ANSWER: Thinking of making the move from nz to oz.MTA Team 2012-09-25 04:28
Good morning Jerome,

Thank you for your comment on www.movingtoaustralia.co.nz.

I have done some research into personal training jobs in Melbourne Australia and have found the below sites which will help you:

www.sportspeople.com.au - sport specialised recruitment company. I recommend contacting them direct as they will be able to give you a better idea of what your expectations should be.
www.seek.com.au - general listings for the sport and recreation industry, in Melbourne.
www.simplyhired.com.au - general listings for the sport and recreation industry, in Melbourne.
www.jobseeker.com.au - general listings for the sport and recreation industry, in Melbourne.

Good luck and I hope the above helps.

Kind Regards,
MTA Team
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0 # Thinking of making the move from nz to oz.Jerome 2012-09-25 04:24
Hey guys,

Just a general enquiry. I'm thinking of making the move to Australia. To better my
Life style and maybe start a new career. I'm currently studying to become a personal trainer. Would you by any chance have any info in maybe getting into the gym industry or being a personal within Melbourne.
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0 # Thinking of making the move from nz to oz.Jerome 2012-09-20 18:27
Hey guys,

Just a general enquiry. I'm thinking of making the move to Australia. To better my
Life style and maybe start a new career. I'm currently studying to become a personal trainer. Would you by any chance have any info in maybe getting into the gym industry or being a personal within Melbourne .
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0 # ANSWER: Moving to Melbourne info pleaseMTA Team 2012-09-19 04:25
Good morning Regina,

Thank you for your comment on Movingtoaustralia.co.nz.

There are a number of recruitment companies in the Mt Waverly area. I recommend you go through their websites and see which few best suits your needs and appeal to you. Then contact them directly in hope of registering with them. They will be able to give you realistic wages expectations and job availability. With your experience I do not see you having any problems getting a job and earning more money in Australia.

Robert Half International (banking) - www.roberthalf.com.au
Manpower - www.manpower.com.au
Scope Employment Futures Mt Waverley - www.scopevic.org.au
Excel Recruitment - www.excels.com.au
Max Recruitment - www.maxr.com.au
BND Recruitment - www.bndrecruitment.com.au
Kandil Consulting Group - www.kandil.com.au
Workforce Extensions - www.workforcexs.com.au
Alliance Recruitment Mt Waverley - www.alliancerecruitment.com.au
PeopleCo. - www.peopleco.com.au

Regarding renting in Mt Waverly, I recommend looking for prices etc on realestate.com. au (http://www.realestate.com. au/rent/in-mount+waverley,+vic/list-1?source=location-search). You can then contact the listing companies regarding renting a home/apartment from NZ. There is always the option of getting a short term rental and make the long term decision when in Australia, as you normally have to apply and them sign up for a year (six months if lucky).

You should also read the Wikipedia page on Mt Waverly as this lists schools, transport, geography, sport and more in the area:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Waverley,_Victoria

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with and how you get on.

Kind Regards,
MTA Team
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0 # Moving to melbourne info pleaseRegina Borrell 2012-09-18 12:05
Hi,

My husband and I are interested in moving to Melbourne Australia. Wanting a better and enjoyable lifestyle for ourselves and 3 younger children aged 7,3,19months - ultimatly we both want better paid jobs. We currently have family staying in Mt Waverly and we absolutley love the area. My husband is a Banking consultant with Westpac NZ on a salary approx 58k with 7 years banking experienceand myself a Sales/ Account Manager for OfficeMax on a 55k base with 7 years sales experience. Is there an employment agency in the area that we can register with? or any advice you can offer that would be useful to us. Anything regarding expected salary for similar jobs, agencies, working areas, traveling distances, rent around mt wavely etc.

Look forward to your response
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0 # ANSWER: Security License TransferMTA Team 2012-07-09 09:16
Hi Caroline,

Thank you for your enquiry and sorry for the late reply.

I could not find the answer to your question online, so you will need to contact The Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL) and ask them (http://www.asial.com.au/ContactUs).

Good luck.
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0 # AussieCara 2012-07-07 04:20
Hi, Im looking at moving to Australia. I have an assault charge and a DIC will this effect me moving? Also in regards to any debt owing in New Zealand ie: taxes or accounts sent to Baycorp will this be checked up on and would i be stopped from moving because of debt? I am getting a one way ticket to Melbourne and have been told they will check everything like this. Is s this correct? Will it not be worth me going? Cara
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0 # Security License TransferCaroline 2012-07-05 09:12
Hi there

I am moving to Nerang , Goldcoast area with my bf. He is currently residing there at the moment. He has a NZ Security Licence however he is needing help with getting this transferred to a QLD security license. Could you assist with any useful options?
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0 # Migrating to NZ from SG then to AUEduardo Jr 2012-03-16 21:00
Hi,

Me and my wife are planning to migrate to either NZ or AU depending on the results of my IELTS exam. In case I won't pass all the modules but I will pass the overall band score of 7, I will decide to migrate to NZ.

My question is. If you are holding a permanent resident visa. Are we legally allowed to work in AU.


Appreciate your advise.

Best Regards,
Eduardo Jr.
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0 # ANSWER: Looking to re-locate from NZ to OZMTA Team 2012-03-14 05:33
Hi Krystal,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Can you please give me some more information about what you and your partner are tying to archive with your move and I will be able to point you in the right direction.

For example, what is the most important thing you want to get out of your move, e.g. money, lifestyle, etc? Is there a particular state in Australia that interests you? Where do you live now and what do you like dislike about it?

I look forward to being of assistance.
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0 # Looking to re-locate from NZ to OZKrystal 2012-03-08 11:58
Me and my partner are looking to re-locate although there is so much information we're not sure where to start.

He is currently employed in the rigging industry and myself in customer service.

Is there any help out there to point us in the right direction to start?
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0 # ANSWER: Local Newspapers ClassifiedsMTA Team classified link 2009-11-16 10:19
Hi,

The best and easiest way to seacrh the classifieds within all the local papers is through news.com.au or follow the above link.

This way you do not need to contact the local paper directly, as most of the local papers are published by Quest Community Newspapers.

Please let us know if you need further information and if the above info was helpful.
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0 # Local Newspapers ClassifiedsKris 2009-11-09 23:19
Hi There,

I am looking to re-locate to Brisbane, in the following areas, Richlands/Fores t Lake/Wacol, so it would be great if you could let me know what the names of the local papers so i can look up the classifieds.

thankyou
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0 # ANSWER: TaxesMTA Team 2009-11-04 10:42
Hi Rachel,

I have searched the ATO's website can not find an answer to your questions, or an email contact, so I recommend you call them directly on +61 2 6216 1111 or write them a letter (http://www.ato.gov.au/corporate/content.asp?doc=/content/49441.htm&mnu=36385&mfp=001/001).

Sorry that we cannot be of more assistance.

Good luck.
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0 # TaxesRachel 2009-10-30 13:42
Hiya, i currently work for nz government in the tax department, but i have heard that in aus i would need to be a australian citizen to work for the ATO, is this correct? also someone mentioned i could possibly work in federal taxes?
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0 # ANSWER: Names of recruitment agenciesMTA Team 2009-10-29 09:29
Hi Sharn, Thank you for your enquiry.

It does depend on what sort of job you are looking for and in what industry.

I have added to the content above some names of the recruitment agencies in Australia and their specialities.

For general information on employment in Australia, career advice, resume templates, salary surveys and more visit http://www.employmentguide.com.au.

Let us know if you need further information and if the above info was helpful.
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0 # Names of recruitment agenceysSharn 2009-10-29 09:08
Hi, just enquiring whats some names of recruitment agenceys in Australia? I'm looking at moving over from auckland. Thanks
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