Melbourne Arrival Package

(103 customer reviews)

From: USD 379.00

Perfect For Working Holiday Visa Holders.
Travel Style Semi Guided.
Employment & Travel Help For your entire time in Australia.
Working Holiday Essentials Australian Bank Account, SIM Card, and Tax File Number set up.
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You will be shown all the highlights and hidden secrets of Melbourne along with having free time to explore other suburbs.

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Whilst in the City you will spend 3 nights at the perfectly located Space Hotel, famous for its rooftop hot tub and views.

This Australia Arrival Package in Melbourne is a semi-guided tour, meaning you get the best of both worlds. Our aim is to give you an easy landing into your next travel destination. The package typically includes airport transfer, a few night’s accommodation as well as admin help and employment support. We also added some exciting local experiences to go along.

This package is perfect for those who are short on time but still want a taste of Melbourne, as well as access to our expert work, travel and admin help.

  • Flexible Date Changes.
  • Explore the City.
  • Work and Travel Help.
  • Learn About Aboriginal Culture.
  • Join Melbourne’s Biggest Bar Crawl.
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Explore the city

Learning cool and nerdy facts through laneways, markets and bustling streets, our guide will take you on a fun and personalised walking tour of Melbourne.

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Melbourne Skyline

You’ll get entry to Melbourne Skydeck which gives you 360 views from 290 metres above the city.


Night Out

After your walking tour, get to know your group at a Mini Golf Bar! You also get a ticket to another night out in Melbourne!

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Work and Holiday Help

Get advice on getting a job, farm work, access to jobs bank or how to travel around Australia from our working holiday travel experts.

  • Explore the City

You will discover why Melbourne has been voted one of the most liveable cities in the world. Exploring the vibrant city as you stroll through bustling streets, arcades, hidden laneways for Melbourne’s local culture.

  • Admin help, Work and Travel Assitance

Get advice on finding work or how to travel around this beautiful country. Amazing support the whole time you’re in Australia.

  • The Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform

Eureka Skydeck is considered one of the best things to do in Melbourne – especially if you want to discover the city from a different perspective. From the top, you can gaze out across the stunning cityscape and spot famous landmarks. You can use this ticket whenever you’re ready.

  • Melb’s #1 Bar & Nightclub Crawl

Meet other fellow travellers from the Melbourne Gap Year group on the biggest bar crawl in town.

If you are planning to work in Australia whilst you’re here you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. Unfortunately, our visa inclusion package is only available for travellers who are heading to Sydney. If you’re heading to Melbourne, the application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the Australian Government website.

Please note: If you have a criminal record, you are still able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa, but due to the specific information required while filling out the application form we won’t be able to process your visa for you, and this must be applied individually.

This Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) is available to passport holders who come from:

the Republic of Cyprus
Hong Kong SAR
the Republic of Ireland
the Republic of Korea
the Netherlands
United Kingdom

Or you’re a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:

China, People’s Republic of
Czech Republic
San Marino
Slovak Republic
United States of America

People hold one of the above passports can still apply for a similar visa called the Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462). Grabatour Travel cannot apply for this visa for you, however once you obtain this visa it will allow you to participate in the Oz Gap Year programme.

To be eligible for a working holiday visa, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

Hold a passport issued by an eligible country or region
Be aged 18-30 (inclusive) at the time of applying
Not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during their stay in Australia
Meet health, character and financial requirements
Not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa (unless applying for a second visa)
Be outside Australia when they apply and when their visa is granted
Apply within 12 months of intended travel to Australia.
Have sufficient funds to cover your expected living/trip costs during your stay
Have funds for a return or onward ticket to depart Australia (or an actual ticket)
Have health insurance

How to apply:

You can choose our inclusive visa booking option and we can process the Working Holiday Visa application for you, or you may wish to apply for your own visa via Australian Immigration.


You will need to apply for Medicare once you are in Australia and in order to do this please ensure that you can provide TWO forms of ID e.g. passport, driving licence, birth certificate.

This semi-guided tour is perfect for those who are short on time but still want a taste of Melbourne, as well as access to our expert work, travel and admin help.

You will be travelling with a group of fun, exciting and interesting people from everywhere in the world! And you can easily make new friends during your first few days in Melbourne. Groups sizes are usually between 2 – 5 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!

In order to participate in our Melbourne Arrival Package, all visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or e-visa/ETA to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need an Australia Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Also, check out the general Australian visa requirement by clicking here.

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Travel insurance is highly recommended for all of our trips in Australia. You can get this in the Insurance section of our site.

You can change the date of your booking, unlimited times and subject to availability, up until 14 days before your departure date. Please read our full Booking Policy.

Once you’ve touched down at Melbourne Airport, your arrival transfer will be waiting for you outside. They’ll take you into Melbourne CBD to your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel where you can relax, make some new friends and settle in after your flight!

Airport transfers will still be included if you arrive a few days early.

Begin your day with a morning welcome meeting conducted by your group leader. We’ll organise your bank account and Tax File Number so you’re all ready to start working and travelling. Our team will also give you an Aussie SIM card loaded with data, Australian calls & texts and international calling credit, so you can easily keep in touch with loved ones back home!

After that, we’ll take you on a guided walking tour to discover why Melbourne is so-called the world’s most liveable city.

There’s always something new to discover in Melbourne’s hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Today is all about figuring out what you want to do with your time here by giving you all the tools you need to make it the time of your life.

Your guide will be helping you with anything and everything from resume writing, to farm work information, to organising any future travel plans you may have. Whether it’s skydiving or strawberry picking, your guide will be able to help you.

By the end of the day you’ll feel prepared, confident and ready to take on whatever comes next!

Now that you have some free time, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore Melbourne at your own pace. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Our team has compiled a list of tips and suggestions on how to make the most of your time here. From discovering secret gaming bars, to finding the best street art, cake shops, and even how to visit the vibrant beach huts, we’ve got you covered.

Our goal is for you to have a truly unique and memorable experience, including learning about the rich culture of Australia’s First Nations people. That’s why we’ve included an Aboriginal Heritage Walk Ticket for you on this day.

We will also give you an entry ticket to a Melbourne Bar Crawl. Experience the exciting nightlife of Melbourne as you discover the city’s finest hidden bars! You can also meet other fellow travellers from Melbourne Gap Year group who are starting their adventure just like you.

The 4th night of accommodation is not included as part of your package, but we are more than happy to arrange this for you if you need extra nights. Just let your guide know!

Get picked up from the airport and taken to your hostel, any day, any time.

Whilst in the City you will spend 3 nights at the perfectly located Space Hotel.

Space Hotel is a fantastic property that is centrally located, close to the CBD, Queen Victoria Market as well as cool suburbs such as Carlton.

It also has a gym, cinema, rooftop and hot tub, pretty cool! The property is a 10 minute walk from YHA Metro so it doesn’t change a thing in regards to the itinerary.

  • 3 nights in Melbourne Space Hotel.
  • Extra nights/private upgrades available.

As part of your Melbourne Arrival Package you will receive exclusive tips, resources and guidance towards finding a job and farm work in Australia. We will present you with all of the basic information needed to get started, and give you access to our huge database of employers and contacts in sectors such as hospitality, retail, construction, sales and marketing and many more. We also send out a weekly update email that highlights the most recent job and farm work opportunities we come across. We also help you with:

● Bank Account Set Up.
● Tax File Number Set Up.
● Australian Sim Card.
● Employment Information Session.
● 1-on-1 Employment meeting.
● Travel information session.
● 1-on-1 Travel meeting.
● Ongoing customised travel planning.
● Resume writing and interview advice.
● Access to Nationwide employment database.

● Access to Farm work handbook and database.
● Weekly Jobs Email.
● Superannuation Set Up Help.
● Medicare Set Up Help.
● Mail Holding in the office.
● Lifetime Membership & Support.

There are loads of awesome jobs on offer across Australia. We’ll help you find a job and get you set for up to 36 months (3 years) of paid work.

*Under the terms of the working holiday visa, you can work for the same employer for a maximum of six months. You can continue to work for the same employer for a further six months if you switch to another branch of the company.

*Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work opportunity/employment help, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.

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Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. You can get this in the Travel Insurance section of our website.

The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding package during booking as your choice!

Private Room Upgrade (Melbourne Arrival Package)
Upgrade to a double room for all 3 nights of your stay.

Extra Night Accommodation (Pre-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want to add on some extra nights before your Melbourne Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation (Post-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want to add on some extra nights after your Melbourne Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Pre-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want a double room to yourself before your Melbourne Gap Year.

Extra Night Accommodation in a Private Room (Post-Tour Melbourne Arrival Package)
Select this addon if you want a double room to yourself after your Melbourne Arrival Package. This is the price per room, not per person. If you’re booking as a couple, just add one of these to the booking.

Your guided portions of the 4-day Melbourne Arrival Package trip can run pretty much every day of the week, so we take this opportunity to keep the numbers low for a more personal experience.

There can be up to 5 people in your walking tour group, or it could be just you and your guide exploring the city on your terms for the day.

During your Melbourne Arrival Package, you will get a fully guided city walk complete with facts, great food tips and ideas for the rest of your time in Sydney. You also have your personal one-on-one session with your gap year consultant.

You sure will! You will be taken via bus directly to the door of your hostel, what a service! We will give you specific instructions regarding your pickup closer to your departure date.

Due to the flexible nature of the 4-day package, the order can sometimes differ, but we will always make sure it works for you. Once you’ve booked, we will send over your personalised itinerary so you know exactly what you’re doing during the Melbourne Arrival Package.

You can fly in any day and we are able to collect you from the airport. We will then arrange your 4 days for you from there. You will get an email laying out your plans customised to you.

Whatever you want! We want you to feel as ready and relaxed about your next steps and that’s why we will go over all of your plans in your one-on-one session. Whether it’s more accommodation in Sydney, researching farm work, planning the trip of a lifetime to some of Australia’s top destinations or looking for a bar job, we will have the answers.. You will also get a lifetime membership into our Travel Family, so even if you want more help after the one-on-one session, we will be here for you every step of the way.

We will help you with this, including CV assistance, tips and tricks for interviews and our special Employment Guide which has work contacts for various fields all over Australia. This will all be gone over during your one-on-one time.

Certainly! If your purpose of visiting Australia is for tourism, you will require a Visitor Visa.

However, if you plan to work while on your holiday, you will need either a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) or a Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462), depending on your country of origin. Check your eligibility HERE

For further details and a comprehensive list of the different visa options available, you can refer to the provided link HERE.

We advise you to arrange your visa as early as possible.

You can complete the application either through your travel agent or directly on the Australian Government website. For more information about the visa, please click HERE.

It is always recommended to visit the Australian Government website for any specific inquiries and to stay updated on the latest information.

Definitely! Your purpose for visiting this magnificent country, whether it’s for work, visiting loved ones, studying, immersing yourself in nature, or mastering the Australian accent, doesn’t affect the incredible package we offer. Regardless of your intentions, all our travelers receive the complete package: a lifelong membership to our delightful travel family, a week filled with delicious food, cherished friendships, and boundless fun, along with any support you may require throughout your journey.

Approximately 70% of the individuals on our tour are solo travelers. It’s important to note that this tour offers a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people and embark on new experiences together. Many of our travelers have formed lifelong friendships during our Gap Year tours.

Our Sydney Gap Year tours cater for people aged 18-39 years old. The average age varies each week and that’s what we love about it.

Expect for an extraordinary experience! With politeness and friendliness, you’ll have an amazing time. To maximize your experience, we suggest initiating conversations with fellow dorm mates as soon as possible. Meeting new people is a significant aspect of travel that broadens your horizons. Listen to their travel stories, favorite destinations, recommendations, and hilarious anecdotes. Before you know it, you’ll have your own collection of captivating tales to share!

Rest assured, all dorms are equipped with lockers. However, you’ll need to purchase a small padlock to secure your belongings.

Our aim is to accommodate everyone on the Melbourne Arrival Package tour in the same dorm. However, if you have any special requests such as an all-female dorm or upgrading to a private room, we are here to assist you.

You sure can! We create a WhatsApp group chat the week leading up to the tour.

Yes! You just need to let us know who you’re travelling with beforehand and we’ll make sure you’re in the same room.

Certainly! If you inform us about the individuals you’re traveling with, we will ensure that you are assigned to the same room. If you prefer to upgrade to a private room, you have the option to do so on the Extras section of the tour page.

Absolutely! You can conveniently do this at the time of booking by selecting the corresponding options on the tour page. If you prefer, you can also add them closer to the tour date. We will send you an email four weeks before the tour to inquire if you would like to include any additional nights.

Certainly! We highly recommend booking an additional two nights after the tour. You can conveniently do this at the time of booking by selecting the corresponding options on the tour page. Alternatively, if you prefer to add them on at a later date, you can do so. We will send you an email four weeks before the tour, where we’ll inquire if you’d like to include any extra nights in your booking.

Our package includes a generous number of meals, along with delightful tastings. In addition to that, you can expect to find lunch options ranging from $6 to $15, and dinner options from $10 to $20. If you’re looking to save some money, teaming up with fellow travelers and preparing dinners at the hostel is a great idea!

For drinks, you can typically expect prices between $7 and $11. However, we can guide you to plenty of establishments with happy hours where drinks are available for $5 to $6.

Considering that accommodation, activities, and some food and drink are already covered in the package, we would recommend budgeting around $200 to $250 for extra spending money during your week with us.

The amount of money you’ll need for your trip to Australia depends on various factors such as the duration of your trip, your travel style (backpacker or flashpacker), and the experiences you wish to have.

According to the Australian Government, if you’re arriving on a Working Holiday visa, it’s recommended to have $5,000 AUD in your bank account upon arrival. This serves as a good savings target if you plan to travel for about a month or if you intend to set yourself up for work and living in Australia after the Melbourne Arrival Package.

However, everyone’s financial situation and travel goals differ. To maximize your opportunities and make the most of your time in Australia, we recommend saving as much as possible before embarking on your journey. This will give you the best chance of experiencing a wide range of activities and adventures throughout your time in the country. Exclusive tips: Best way to transfer money to Australia

To confirm your booking, a 10% deposit is necessary. Don’t worry! The full payment is only required 40 days before your departure date, allowing you ample time to save up for it.

However, if you happen to make a booking within 40 days of your departure date, the full amount will be required at the time of booking.

As soon as you’ve made the decision to come to Australia and want to ensure the best possible welcome, we highly recommend placing your 10% deposit right away. This is particularly important because we offer free date changes, providing flexibility for your travel plans.

Please note that our Sydney Gap Year tour is frequently fully booked up to 3 months in advance, so securing your spot early is essential.

Yes! If you pay your deposit and later realise you have to change your date, don’t panic.

You can change the date of your booking, unlimited times and subject to availability, up until 28 days before your departure date. Read more: Booking Policy

The choice is entirely yours! Everyone has unique plans for their time in Australia, and it’s possible that your plans may evolve after meeting new friends during the tour.

Rest assured, our team is here to provide continuous support before, during, and after the welcome week. Whether you need assistance with organizing work or travel arrangements, or if you simply seek advice, we are available to help you.

During the one-on-one sessions on Saturday of the tour, we will discuss options tailored specifically to your preferences. Additionally, our dedicated Travel Experience Team will be there to support you throughout your entire stay in Australia, ensuring you have a seamless and memorable experience.

Absolutely! As part of our travel presentation, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the stunning and captivating destinations and experiences awaiting you throughout Australia.

Moreover, during your personalized one-on-one sessions with our dedicated team, we will delve deeper into your specific interests and desires. We’ll discuss in detail what you want to see and do, and our aim is to assist you in planning every aspect of your journey. Our goal is to ensure that you have the most extraordinary adventure imaginable during your time here!

We’ve got you covered! As part of your Sydney Gap Year package, we provide comprehensive assistance to help you find a job and farm work in Australia.

You’ll receive exclusive tips, resources, and guidance to kick-start your job search. We offer all the essential information you need to get started, along with access to our extensive database of employers and contacts in various sectors such as hospitality, retail, construction, sales, marketing, and more.

Additionally, we send out a weekly update email that showcases the latest job and farm work opportunities we come across, keeping you informed and connected to new possibilities.

Your Australian SIM card will be provided to you during the meet and greet session on the morning of the tour, depending on when you arrive.

No need to worry! Prior to receiving your SIM card, you can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi available at the hostel and airport. This way, you can easily connect with your loved ones back home and let them know that you’ve arrived safely in Sydney.

The Tax File Number (TFN) is an individual identification number issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). It is a crucial requirement for individuals who intend to work in Australia, as it ensures accurate taxation of your income from the very beginning.

During your time in Australia, you will need to provide your TFN to every employer you work for. Your tax deductions will then be calculated and deducted from your wages in a similar manner to how it would be done in your home country.

If you’re visiting Australia as a tourist for a short duration of a few weeks, there’s no need to worry about opening a bank account. A pre-loaded travel cash card will suffice for your financial needs during your trip.

However, if you’re planning to stay in Australia for an extended period, such as on a Working Holiday Visa, it is highly recommended to open an Australian bank account. This will help you save significantly on exchange and transaction fees, and it’s also necessary for employers to pay your wages directly into an Australian account. Don’t worry, the process of opening a bank account is straightforward, and we will assist you with organizing it.

To expedite the entire process, you can consider creating a Wise (formerly Transferwise) account, which will allow you to have Australian dollars in your account before your arrival. But for now, don’t stress about these details. We’ll provide a comprehensive explanation of the process soon!

Read more: Best Way To Transfer Money To Australia

Medicare is Australia’s healthcare program that provides access to certain health services at minimal or no cost for eligible individuals. While the eligibility criteria may vary, only a select number of countries are eligible to apply for Medicare in Australia. These countries include:

Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, The Republic of Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

To check your eligibility and obtain enrollment details, including the required documents to bring to service centers, you can click HERE. Rest assured, when you arrive, we will provide a more detailed explanation and guide you in the right direction.

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    I loved exploring Melbourne’s hidden laneways, street art, and vibrant neighborhoods during my work and holiday stay.

    February 1, 2023
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    I think this package is a great choice for travelers who want to experience Melbourne like a local, without the hassle of figuring everything out on their own.

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    The Working Holiday Arrival Package in Melbourne was a lifesaver! It took the stress out of arriving in a new city and made the transition so much smoother.

    September 19, 2022
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    The package helped us navigate the logistics of getting settled in a new city, which allowed us to focus on enjoying our working holiday.

    July 28, 2022
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    I appreciated the variety of job opportunities available in Melbourne, from hospitality to retail, which made it easy for me to find work.

    June 29, 2022
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    I appreciated how the package provided me with a local SIM card, which made it easy to stay connected with family and friends back home.

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    This package gave me a range of job search resources and tools, including resume advice and networking opportunities.

    May 31, 2022
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    I think this package is a great choice for travelers who want to make the most of their time in Melbourne, without breaking the bank.

    May 19, 2022
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Melbourne Arrival Package

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