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Seasonal, Casual and Part-time Work

Build your experience, earn some money and meet new people by picking up some seasonal, casual or part-time work while you’re in Perth. There’s no shortage of job opportunities available across a range of exciting industries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When it comes to job types, the main differences are in the hours you will work and the entitlements/benefits you receive.

As a casual employee, you have no guaranteed work hours and do not get paid leave entitlements. You'll get paid at a higher hourly rate to make up for this. An adult (aged 18 years or over) can expect to earn a minimum of AUD $20.33 per hour.

As a part-time employee, you will work fewer than 38 hours per week and will have the same leave benefits as a full-time employee at a rate in proportion to the amount of time you work.

Seasonal jobs are only available during specific times of the year. They are often tied to seasonal demands, such as holidays, vacations, or busy periods in industries like tourism, agriculture, hospitality, retail, and event management. They can last for a few weeks, months, or the entire duration of a particular season. Like casual employment, you have no guaranteed work hours and do not get paid leave entitlements.

The great thing about this type of work is the flexibility it offers around your study schedule.

With the ability to choose hours that work for you, your studies can still be your main priority.

You also get the opportunity to build your skills and add to your employability. Skills you can learn and leverage, include:

  • Enhanced communication
  • Adaptability
  • Customer service
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Time management and organisation
  • Leadership

As an international student in Australia, your student visa permits you to work up to 48 hours per fortnight during semesters. During semester breaks, you can work as many hours as you wish.

If you are studying a higher degree by research, there is no limit on the number of hours you can work.

Student visas and migration

To make searching for work even easier, we’ve partnered with SEEK to create the JobFinder WA program, specially designed to help connect you to Western Australian employers.

If you need extra help with your search, you can join a recruitment agency focusing on seasonal, casual and part-time jobs.

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