What if I told you that right now, at this very moment, you could ditch whatever you’re doing and ride off into the majestic Western Australian sunset with some delightful camels, or glide over the grand crystal-clear waters of Coral Bay with a school of whale sharks — and get paid while doing so?
With COVID coming along and gracing us all with its omnipresence and essentially grounding most international travel to a halt, there’s now a gap to fill in many a Western Australian industry — gaps that would’ve normally been filled by backpackers. This means that out there, in the big WA, there are hundreds of exciting jobs waiting for young Aussies to step into.
So if you’re sick of pouring flat whites in cramped urban cafes, or just simply looking for a new adventure, the good news is it’s right there waiting for you. And to save you some legwork, we’ve rounded up some particularly ripper life-changing jobs you can jump into with minimal experience. Enjoy.
Camel tours in Broome
Broome is one of the most iconic spots for camel tours, and this is the perfect time of the year to find your job in the industry. And while some do require a little bit of experience working with large animals, others are open to training the right applicant in all things camel touring.
So, if you’ve always fancied yourself something of a camel whisperer, or just simply love to be in and amongst the great outdoors exploring some of Australia’s most inspiring landscapes, then this might be the job for you.
Pour some beers at Cable Beach
Cable Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in the country. White sand and crystal blue waters — that could be your view as you pour some pints at one of the many beachside bars and cafes that stretch the 22km of pristine coastline that makes up Cable Beach.
Of course, you’re not limited to Cable Beach, pretty as it is. Hospo is your golden ticket to exploring pretty much every part of WA, from the absolutely gorgeous Coral Coast to the rugged yet breathtaking North West. No matter where you land, there’ll be a bar, café, hotel or resort that will be stoked to have you.
Whale Shark tours in Coral Bay
Imagine swimming with one of the biggest fish in the sea, and getting paid while you do — well that’s exactly what your life could look like if you were to work on a whale shark tour boat. Senior positions here require experience, but it’s possible to find some deckhand work that you can get trained up for.
Or if swimming with big fish just ain’t really your vibe, Coral Bay offers a plethora of other tour experiences always on the lookout for good help. Think glass-bottom boats, whale watching tours, manta ray and turtle tours, and even quad and catamaran tours — Coral Bay is your one stop tour shop.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Paid Escape today.Image: Instagram / @broomecamelsafaris