Can anyone book UltimateOz?
Yes, anyone can book UltimateOz. Depending on your purpose to travel to Australia there a various visa options.
If you are planning to work in Australia, you are probably looking at getting a Working Holiday Visa. However, they are limited to certain nationalities and age groups. You must be aged between 18 – 31 years and be a passport holder of the UK, USA, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway or Sweden.
If you are not a passport holder of any of the above countries, you may still participate in our UltimateOz program, however you cannot undertake any paid work whilst in Australia and we would replace the work and mail support components of the tour with additional fun activities for you.
Do I need a visa?
Yes, you need a visa to enter Australia. UltimateOz can arrange your visa for you when you book your package. The visa you choose will depend on the country you are from, how long you’d like to stay in Australia and whether you plan to work here. Here are your options:
- 3-month Tourist Visa
- 6-month Tourist Visa
- 12-month Working Holiday Visa – Ages 18 – 30yrs
What do I need to plan my trip to Australia?
Travelling to Australia with UltimateOz is easy as! Here’s what you need to do:
How much money do I need to take with me?
You must have access to sufficient funds to support yourself for the initial stage of your holiday in Australia and you may be asked to show evidence of this upon arrival. We suggest arriving in Australia with an equivalent of at least AU$5000. The amount you need will depend upon your travel plans and length of stay in Australia.
I’m travelling alone. How will I meet people?
UltimateOz is designed to help you make friends as soon as you arrive in Australia! Most people doing UltimateOz arrive alone and stay in touch with friends from the group for the rest of their trip. You’ll spend your first week having loads of fun and getting to know each other. After the week is up we can advise you on how to find a shared apartment in Sydney or continue travelling Australia together.
How far ahead should I book UltimateOz?
We recommend that you book your UltimateOz package sooner than later as dates do book out, but no worries if you’re late to make plans, we can help you out with last minute arrival arrangements.
What happens after I book my package?
After booking you’ll be contacted by a Work & Travel Expert at UltimateOz who you can email with your questions at any time. We’ll email you a confirmation of your booking showing your Aussie mailing address, accommodation details and an Airport shuttle bus voucher. All you have to do is book your flights and we’ll take care of the rest!
What happens if my arrival date changes or my flights are delayed?
No worries if your flights are delayed, just email us or give us a ring. We will let the hostel know and arrange an adjusted airport pick up!
Plans can change and we’ll try to help as much as we can. Click here to read our full booking policy.
How does the Airport Transfer work?
We’ll pre-arrange your Airport Shuttle and email you a voucher with details instructions and contact number in case you get stuck. Your driver will be waiting at the ‘Meeting Point’ in the Sydney Airport arrivals area, just outside the customs area. You’ll be dropped-off at your hostel in no time.
How do you help me find jobs?
UltimateOz includes Australia’s best job service for travellers; Travellers At Work! Upon arrival, our Work & Travel Experts will spend time with you to establish what kind of jobs you’re looking for and where and when you’d like to work. We’ll review your CV and help you adapt it to suit Aussie employers. We’ll provide you with access to the Travellers At Work job database, so you can begin applying for jobs at your earliest convenience. If at any time you need some guidance just swing by and have a one-on-one session with one of our TAW reps who can help you out in your job search!
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Yes, its very important. Travel insurance is not included in your package but can be arranged easily by clicking here.
Can you help me plan my trip around Australia?
Our Work & Travel Experts have been everywhere and seen everything in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji & SE Asia! We can plan or book everything for you and are happy to give you unbiased travel advice! No matter where you want to go and how you want to get there we’ll be able to help plan out the adventure of a lifetime for you!
What training courses will I need to apply for jobs in Australia?
In Australia, Health and Safety laws require that workers in certain professions (including Hospitality & Construction) undergo compulsory basic training and become certified to be eligible for employment. All hospitality staff must hold cerfification known as an RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) before being eligible for employment on licensed premises. You will also need RGS (Responsible Gambling Services) certification to work in premises with gambling facilities. To work on a construction site it is a requirement that you hold an OH&S General Induction Certificate or “White Card” as it’s commonly known. Your UltimateOz package includes an RSA course (valid in QLD, NT, WA & SA), plus a bar skills course.
What is Medicare and who is eligible?
Medicare is Australia’s governmental public health policy. If you are on a Working Holiday Visa you may be eligible to be covered by Medicare for the duration of your stay in Australia. Medicare is an add on, not a replacement for any other insurances you may have so you still need to have valid travel insurance! Citizens of the UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand are covered for the duration of their approved visa time in Australia. Citizens of Malta and Italy are covered by Medicare for a period of 6 months from their date of arrival in Australia. All other countries unfortunately are not eligible for Medicare support but as long as you have travel insurance you’ll be covered!
I want to stay in Sydney for a while; can you guys help me find a place?
Yes. We offer furnished shared accommodation tours to help you find a great place to live around the city for the duration of your stay. UltimateOz has access to a large selection of flats, apartments, serviced apartments and houses available for rent in a variety of Sydney suburbs. Stay 4 weeks to 1 year spending an average of $175-$350 per person per week. We’ll organize a free escorted tour of these properties for you whenever it suits you!
How can I get a 2nd-Year Working Holiday Visa extension?
To obtain a 2nd year visa extension, you must complete three months (or 88 days) of work in a regional part of Australia. The Crew at UltimateOz can assist you in your 2nd year visa jobs search and lots of 2nd year visa jobs are available on www.taw.com.au.
International Money Transfers
If you transfer money through your bank, you could end up losing hundreds of dollars in fees. We have partnered up with Student Transfers who provide a faster and cheaper way to transfer money internationally.
Student Transfers is dedicated to helping working holidaymakers and allowing them to transfer their money cheaper and faster than using their banks, which will saving money on better exchange rates and lower transfer fees. You can now easily transfer your money to Australia, New Zealand & Canada!
Register here for free, view live rates and see how much money you save. Once happy with the exchange rate, book the payments and job’s done and money saved!
- Save money on transfer fees
- Get better exchange rates
- Free to sign up and compare with your bank
- Faster International Payments
Tax Refunds in Australia
As a working holidaymaker in Australia you may be eligible to receive a tax refund. Our tax refund experts will help you with everything, so you’ll get the maximum refund possible. When you leave Australia, we can also help you claim your superannuation refund too.