What to know about jobs in Melbourne



It is recommended that you secure a job with a company in Melbourne before relocating. It is generally difficult to land a job when you’re looking for a job on a tourist visa. The major job industries for foreigners in the city are skilled workers, nurses, and IT professionals.

If you would like to find a job in the city, it’s best to go networking, find personal contacts, or use job sites specifically filtered for Melbourne or Victoria, Australia.

Job Search

You could try looking for a job online at the following websites:

The English newspapers that have job classifieds are:

Holidays and Day-offs

Public holidays in Australia are designated on a state basis with the exception of national public holidays. Thus, different states will have different public holidays. Melbourne is located in the state of Victoria.

Public Holidays:

New Year’s Day

January 1

Australia Day

Last Monday in January

Good Friday

A Friday in March/April


A Sunday in March/April

Easter Monday

A Monday in March/April

Anzac Day

April 25

Queen’s Birthday

Second Monday in June

Bank Holiday

First Monday in August

Labor Day

First Monday in October

Christmas Day

December 25

Boxing Day

December 26

For the complete list of public holidays in Victoria, click here.