TAKE AUSTRALIA is World Wide Cultural Exchange's (WWCE) exciting cultural exchange program which enables travelers of ages 18-30 to Work and Travel in Australia for up to 12 months.

Realize your Aussie dreams with WWCE’s exciting packages and grow your experience. WWCE will assist you before, during, and even after the program to make your experience an unforgettable one.

WWCE opens the doors for you to discover the land of kangaroos and koalas, an amazing wildlife in the rain forests, the incredible sacred Aboriginal sites like Uluru, crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, beautiful beaches with surfers all around, and the fantastically friendly people of the down under. This is also your opportunity to try your hand at a range of jobs, learn new skills and meet people from all over the world.

Every year, more than 100,000 participants arrive in Australia with the Work and Holiday visa which allows you to:
  • Work and travel in Australia up to 12 months
  • Work in any type of job and earn between $16 AUD and $22 AUD/hr
  • Study up to 4 months
  • Meet new mates and broaden your horizon
  • Boost your CV and compete in the global job market

You can apply for the TAKE AUSTRALIA program by yourself or with a group of friends. However, you need the meet some basic requirements.

In order to participate in TAKE AUSTRALIA, you must;

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 and in good health
  • Be a citizen of the eligible countries (see below for list of eligible countries)
  • Meet educational requirements
  • Have proof of financial funds (AUS$5000)
Eligible Countries

A limited amount of visas are reserved for specific countries. Hurry up and don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Contact WWCE for the latest program updates.

Work and Holiday Visa Countries

    United States










    Working Holiday Visa Countries



    Republic of Cyprus






    Hong Kong




    Republic of Korea






    United Kingdom

WWCE offers 3 main packages. You can pick the one that suits you best and launch your adventure right away. Each package is specially designed with best services to provide you excellent value and an amazing experience all in one. Let us know which Aussie package is a better fit for you and we will start your Aussie adventure whenever you are ready.

WWCE’s most popular package which starts your program with an explosion of fun activities from the very first moment you touch down in Australia. Whether traveling in a group or on your own, you will have the best Aussie experience within the first week of arrival. Mingle with new mates and live like an Aussie for a full week. Fun and smiles are guaranteed. WWCE strongly recommends this package due to its intensive cultural components.

Arrival City: Sydney
Program Start Day: Please check available dates with WWCE
Program Length: Up to 12 months

  • Everything from the Aussie Freestyle package plus 4 nights of accommodation (totaling 7 nights) and a fun week. The following activities are included in this package and will give you the chance to learn and live a real Aussie life.
  • Monday – Arrive, check in, chill out and get ready for a BIG week of Fun
  • Tuesday – Grab your swimmers and your sun screen because today you are out on a boat on the most famous harbor in the world! Jump on board, and make sure you bring your camera along to capture the sights of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy your first swim in Aussie waters at one of Sydney Harbour’s best beaches, and end the day kicking back with a waterfront lunch and a glass of wine!
  • Wednesday – Drive through a beautiful Sydney National Park and see koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat. Then, it’s on to the Hunter Valley for a spot of Wine Tasting. Learn about the history of the region, whilst sampling a few vinos!
  • Thursday – Surf‘s Up! Let our Aussie Instructors show you the ropes and you will be surfing in no time. Before you know it, you will be riding the waves on one of the best learn to surf beaches in Australia. Surfing will have you working up an appetite, so finish the day with free beer and pizza – it can’t get better than that!
  • Friday – It’s party time! But before even more fun begins you will have lunch at the fabulous Sydney Tower restaurant. Make sure you are feeling hungry because your taste buds will be tingling when you see what is on offer – seafood, kangaroo, alligator and that’s just for starters. Not feeling so adventurous? No problem, there are vegetarian and plenty of other options too. When the sun goes down, it’s time to hit the best bars in town and enjoy some free drinks on our Sydney Pub Crawl!
  • Saturday – Have a sleep in and then prepare yourself to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s unique wildlife. Whether it’s furry or scaly, with 4 legs or 8 you will see creatures like you have never seen before as well as all of the national favorites including koalas and kangaroos!
  • Sunday – Get out and stretch your legs whilst enjoying the great Aussie sunshine. Take a stroll along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Sydney and head to the most famous beach in the Southern Hemisphere, Bondi Beach. Take a dip in the ocean and enjoy a good old Aussie BBQ to finish off the week!!!

  • Visa Fee
  • Flight Ticket
  • Insurance

Kick start your gap year down under with WWCE’s most flexible work and travel package. The Aussie Freestyle is our basic package that enables you to start exploring from the first day of your arrival. If you are an independent person who likes to live on your own, you should go freestyle! The biggest adventure of your life is awaiting you.

Arrival City: Sydney
Program Start Day: Any Monday
Program Length: Up to 12 months

  • Aussie Handbook (all you need to know before you go)
  • Visa Assistance
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • 3 nights pre booked hostel accommodation at Sydney’s funkiest hostel
  • Longer term accommodation assistance (we can help you to find an apartment, a hostel or a shared house)
  • Australian Welcome Orientation
  • Australian phone number (provided before departure and SIM CARD with $10 credit when you arrive)
  • Bank Account set up with ATM card issued upon arrival
  • Job Service and placement by in house recruitment agency
  • Access to online job registration system prior to arrival
  • Email job updates
  • FREE use of phone for job and general enquiries at the Sydney office
  • FREE fax, photocopying and scanning at the Sydney office
  • Unlimited FREE internet in the Sydney office and 15 locations in Australia
  • 1 FREE hour of internet at the hostel (1 hour per night booked and 4 FREE drink vouchers for the hostel bar)
  • Ice Breaker Welcome Drinks in the Sydney office (2 free drinks and snacks)
  • Great monthly social activities program
  • FREE Monthly Pub Crawl ticket with 4 FREE drinks included
  • Assistance/advice with setting up your Medicare account, organizing your car insurance/ registration, etc.
  • FREE Personal Mailbox in Sydney and mail forwarding service
  • 24/7 Emergency contact number/assistance
  • Registration for Australian Tax File Number
  • In house travel agency services with special discounts

  • Visa Fee
  • Flight Ticket
  • Insurance

Have you just finished school and are looking for a fun vacation with your buddies? Let your buddies become your mates in Australia. Take our short term Aussie Grads program for 4 months and grow your international experience before starting college or a new job. It is the right time to take off and explore one of the most exotic countries in the world. You can decide on either working for an Aussie employer or traveling with your backpack across Aussieland for up to 4 months. You are your own boss and you can even decide on both. So, take your chance, TAKE AUSTRALIA.

Arrival City: Sydney
Program Start Day: Any Monday
Program Length: Up to 4 months (upgradable to the Aussie Freestyle Package)

    Before you leave:
  • Pre Departure Information
  • Visa application assistance
  • Aussie phone number and bank details
  • Upon arrival:
  • Airport pick-up
  • Longer term accommodation assistance
  • Australian Orientation
  • Registration for Australian Tax File Number
  • Private mailbox with mail holding and forwarding anywhere in Australia
  • Free internet in our local partner’s Sydney centre and 15 more locations
  • 24/7 Toll free emergency assistance number
  • Tax Expert to providing information about tax and superannuation refunds
  • In house travel agency with discounts and special offers
  • Monthly social activities
  • Use of phone in the local office for job and general enquiries and FREE fax, photocopying and scanning
  • Short term luggage storage

  • Visa Fee
  • Flight Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Job Finding Service
  • Accommodation

All of our packages can be immediately enhanced with any of these 4 exciting experiences

Keep in mind that the TAKE AUSTRALIA Program is not only a work program. Instead, it is a cultural exchange program which allows you the benefit of an extended holiday. You can do any kind of work over the course of your 12 months stay in Australia, however you are limited to a maximum period of 6 months work with any one employer. The six month work limitation applies to full-time, part-time, casual, shift and voluntary work.

WWCE is partnering with a local recruitment agency in Australia which will assist our AUSSIE EXPLOSION and AUSSIE FREESTYLE package members finding. Before you arrive in Australia, WWCE will provide you the details to log on to an online job board where you will be required to create a CV profile. Upon arrival you can talk with one of the recruitment team who will ask you about your travel/work plans, and then let you know what jobs are available, or put you on the list to receive the next available job offers via email, facebook or by phone.

The pay rate is usually varying between $16 AUD and $22 AUD per hour depending on the job type, location and experience. The local Recruitment Agency will also make sure that you receive your paychecks in time. If you keep in touch and are flexible about jobs, you will definately get the most job opportunities.

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WWCE enables you to pick up and modify your trip from a variety of cool packages and experiences. Check our fee chart below and let us know if you have any questions.

All prices are listed in USD unless specified otherwise


All participants attending the TAKE AUSTRALIA Program must have adequate insurance. The WWCE insurance policy provides excellent coverage; however it is not compulsory to purchase our policy. Full insurance details will be provided upon application. The cost will depend on the package you choose.

The Aussie Freestyle and Aussie Explosion participants must either purchase WWCE’s insurance policy or provide WWCE evidence of an alternative policy which is valid for 12 months at least 14 days before their program start date. The same condition applies to the Aussie Grads participants except the length of the insurance policy. It is sufficient for the Aussie Grads participants to have coverage of adequate insurance for 4 months and if you want to upgrade your program to the Aussie Freestyle or the Aussie Explosion, you need to pay the difference of the program fee plus extend your insurance policy to 12 months.

1 MONTH $15 $20
2 MONTHS $30 $40
3 MONTHS $45 $60
4 MONTHS $60 $80
5 MONTHS $75 $100
6 MONTHS $90 $120
7 MONTHS $105 $140
8 MONTHS $120 $160
9 MONTHS $135 $180
10 MONTHS $150 $200
11 MONTHS $165 $220
12 MONTHS $180 $240

With years of experience assisting international participants achieving their goals, our WWCE is dedicated to make your Aussie experience the most valuable and unforgettable one. With ongoing support throughout the whole program, you will have a very smooth and hassle free application process. We even fill out your visa application forms and make your departure quick and easy for you.

Once you arrive in Australia, tired and jetlagged you will be picked up from the airport and won’t have to worry about your accommodation. After you find the chance to relax and rest, you will join your orientation and receive comprehensive advice on transportation, accommodation, jobs, taxing and banking.

You will also have access to an exclusive job board where our local partner’s recruitment team will assist you with finding a job. They will also follow up with you to make sure you get paid in time and assist you with future employment opportunities. Once you feel like travelling, you will be able to book tours with special prizes and discounts and get comprehensive travel advice.

Bookings are accepted year-round and WWCE strongly recommends you to apply at least 16 weeks prior to your intended program start date.

The application process is quite simple and smooth. Our dedicated staff will provide you all the necessary information and will assist you in every stage of your application. You can contact WWCE anytime you have questions or concerns.

  • Contact WWCE for program inquiries and eligibility
  • Interview with a WWCE rep via Skype/Phone
  • Fill out the online TAKE AUSTRALIA application form and submit initial payment
  • Receive your participant handbook and your WWCE account details
  • Submit remaining payment
  • Start your visa application with WWCE’s assistance
  • Once your visa is granted, receive your booking confirmation and vouchers
  • Provide WWCE your flight details and you are ready to go down under!