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  1. Country Information
  2. Visa and Work Authorization
  3. Job Listings
  4. Work Placement Programs
  5. Housing
  6. Company Directories

Make sure to look through the International Job Search Research Guide in addition to the resources below.

Country Information

  • CIA World Factbook: Australia– WWW
    A great resource to find basic information on countries around the world.
  • Global Road Warrior: Australia — WWW
    Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive business travel, telecommunications, and business culture reference that features over 175 different countries.  It provides information such business culture, being a businesswoman, essential terms to know, and much much more!
  • Going Global — WWW
    Check out the profile of Australia with information on job resources, top companies, resumes/CV’s, cultural advice, and more. You can also look up the Going Global e-book on Australia as well.
  • Living in Australia — WWW
    Fantastic site with provides a lot of in-depth information on a variety of aspects of life in Australia. Whether you know a little or a lot about the culture, chances are you can learn or use something from this site.
  • Living in Australia: Resources for Expatriates– WWW
    Articles, links, resources and more, brought to you by Transitions Abroad.com.
  • Bob in Oz — WWW
    One man’s blog about living in Australia. While it is written from a UK-expat’s perspective, it is helpful in providing another point of view about living and working in Australia.

Visa and Work Authorization

  • Australian Embassy to the US
    Information provided by the Australian Embassy to the United States on the different types of visas available and their requirements.
  • Australian Government: Immigration — WWW
    Immigration site on Australia’s government website provides information on what is required in order to obtain a visa for workers from outside the country.

Job Listings

  • Craigslist: Sydney, Australia– WWW
  • Indeed.com — WWW
    One of my favorite job search engines for the US also has an Australia equivalent!
  • Idealist.org– WWW
    The best website to find job and internship listings from the nonprofit world.  Check out their jobs, internships, and volunteer positions in Australia.  However, be aware that listings may be posted by placement programs.
  • Riley Guide: International Job Opportunities in Australia– WWW
    The Riley Guide highlights the major job search websites for Australia.
  • Seek.com — WWW
    Search for jobs from every industry in Australia. You can narrow your search by location, industry and whether you want to work full-time, part-time or temporary positions.
  • Australian Job Search — WWW
    The government of Australia also has a site which lists public and private jobs throughout the country.
  • Job Searcher — WWW
    Job Searcher is an Australian job search engine. In one simple search, Job Searcher gives job seekers access to more than 500,000 jobs sourced from thousands of company recruitment pages and job board sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

Work Placement Programs

    AISEC is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and international cooperation, and offers hundreds of management, technical, education, and development internships abroad. You must join AISEC before you can apply for the internship program. The AISEC Penn chapter serves the entire Philadelphia region; you can contact Jill Portnoy, the VP of Talent Management, at jill@sas.upenn.edu to learn more about the recruitment process.
  • IASTE- International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience– WWW
    IAESTE offers paid internships in over 30 countries in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural/physical sciences, architecture, and agricultural science, for a program fee.  Application deadline is January 10th.
    The British Universities North America Club (BUNAC) specializes in work/volunteer abroad programs for people between the ages of 18 and 30.  They provide support and visa processing.  They offer programs in Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, Peru, South Africa, and Cambodia.
  • CIS Abroad — WWW
    CIS offers flexible internships of a variety of lengths and in the two largest Australian cities of Melbourne or Sydney. A variety of housing options are available including, homestays and fully furnished apartments. CIS also offers ongoing support for you throughout your stay in the Land Down Under!
  • Australian Internships – WWW
    Australian Internships offers international internships from 6 weeks to 6 months in a ton of different industries and majors. It takes them 3-4 months to find you an internship and process your visa so make sure to start early!
  • US Department of State- WWW
    Offers unpaid student internships, about half of which are located abroad in US embassies.


  • Flatmates.com.au — WWW
    Great site that is very easy to use. Find roommates and sublet apartments and houses in several of Australia's largest cities.
  • Craigslist: Australia (Sydney) – WWW
  • Accommodations for Students – WWW
    This site has it all! Whether you’re looking for a roommate, student housing, student homes, or even your own “flat,” this site helps you find the accommodation you’re looking for in the area of your choice.
  • Student Housing Australia — WWW
    While only limited to the greater Melbourne area, this is a great resource for looking into a variety of housing options for college-aged students.
  • Unilodge – WWW
    One option which allows you to live with other college students in a dorm-like setting in the middle of some of the largest cities in Australia.
  • Australian Sublets – WWW
    If you are looking for your own apartment away from the college crowd, check out Sublet.com’s Australia site which lists available apartments at a variety of prices and locations. It also lists “trusted” rentals so you know you are dealing with a trusted source.
  • Remember to look on the websites of local colleges and universities as well!

Company Directories

  • best resourceD&B Million Dollar Database — ELECTRONIC
    Million Dollar is a fantastic database that allows you to compile lists of companies based on many different criteria including industry, country, region or city. You can export your results to Excel so you can save your company lists and their contact information.
  • Business & Company Resource Center– ELECTRONIC
    To generate a list of international companies, select ‘Advanced Search.’  Under ‘Content Area’ select ‘Company Profiles/Products.’  To specify location, select ‘State/Country’ from the drop-down menu. To specify industry, select ‘Industry Description,’ ‘SIC code,’ or ‘Keyword’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Uniworld– ELECTRONIC
    Use this electronic company directory to create lists of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S. It’s easy to use and searchable by country, industry and much more!

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