Travel Agent Jobs for Backpackers

Travel Sales Legend

Happy Travels Multiple opportunities available, Sydney

Published: 13th May 2022

Enthusiastic and confident people wanted to join our dynamic team of travel agents in locations across Australia and... Read more

Assistant Manager-remote Western Australia-spectacular Kimberley Region

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Broome, Western Australia

Published: 3rd May 2022

Assistant Manager-Remote Western Australia-Spectacular Kimberley RegionMLKA Hospitality Recruitment specialises... Read more

2nd Year


Hotel Guest Services

Coppersmith Hotel South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 24th April 2022

Full-time / Part time PositionWe are looking for a talented front desk/ guest services and a multi-tasker. The... Read more


Hotel Guest Services

Coppersmith Hotel South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 24th April 2022

Job DescriptionPart time Position, which could lead to a full-time positionWe are looking for a talented... Read more

Hotel Reception & Tour Coordinator

Alzburg Resort Mansfield Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 12th March 2021

Hotel Reception & Tour CoordinatorThe Alzburg Resort is a 4-star rating resort located in the heart of Mansfield,... Read more

Travel Agent

happy travels cairns, Cairns

Published: 22nd November 2019

JOB - 3 MONTHS MINIMUM STAYHAPPY TRAVELS - TRAVEL AGENT $25-$50 HOURLYOur successful Travel team is looking to... Read more

Depot All Rounder

Wicked Campers Bowden, Adelaide

Published: 8th October 2019

Wicked Campers are after a depot all rounder to help at out Bowden Location in Adelaide.The successful applicant... Read more

Holiday Club Promotions - No Experience Required (sydney Domestic Airport)

Classic Holidays Mascot, New South Wales

Published: 30th August 2018

Holiday Club Promotions - Base Salary + Commission - No Experience requiredHighest Performers making more than... Read more

German Speaking Tour Guide / Travel Agent

Work and Travel Company P/L Haymarket, Sydney, Sydney

Published: 17th July 2017

Sydney CBD location6 month position – start ASAPCasual dress code and fun working environmentThe Work and... Read more

Sales Consultant / Travel Agent - Melbourne

Greyhound Wicked Travel Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Published: 10th July 2017

Greyhound Wicked Travel is the#1 Backpacker Travel specialist in Australia, and we are currently recruiting for a... Read more

Travel Agent - Melbourne

Greyhound Wicked Travel CBD, Melbourne

Published: 22nd September 2016

Greyhound Wicked Travel is the #1 Backpacker Travel Agency on Australia's East Coast with 17 stores between... Read more

Backpacker Travel Agent

Indie Travel Byron Bay

Published: 27th April 2016

Fun Backpacker Travel Job,Indie travel are looking to recruit an energetic sales team to help backpackers travel the... Read more

Tour Ambassador

Complete Tours Anywhere

Published: 26th May 2014

Spread the word and promote our tour where ever you travel in Australia and get paid to do it!We operate the... Read more

Backpacking Travel Agents Wanted

Stampede Travel Anywhere

Published: 20th March 2014

ATTENTION BACKPACKERS - ROAMING AGENTS WANTED!Stampede Travel is an exciting new budget-travel agency that... Read more

Travel Agent Jobs in Australia

As a working holidaymaker, you probably have a passion for travel. So why not turn that passion into a profession (at least temporarily)?

Working as a travel agent offers a fantastic opportunity for 417 and 462 visa holders to use their personal experience to help other travellers find their ideal destination!

Where are most travel agent jobs located?

Travel agent jobs are generally found in cities - places where normal people in need of a holiday tend to live - although you’ll also find a healthy amount of agencies in tourist destinations, particularly those who aim for the backpacker market.

Major travel agencies in Australia include Flight Centre, STA Travel, Phil Hoffman, Intrepid, Contiki, Topdeck, Peterpans and Happy Travels.

What travel agency jobs are available to working holidaymakers?

Because most agencies are located in big cities, travel agency roles don't often count towards your specified work quota if you’re looking to get a second or third year visa. Being a travel agent is also a career for many Australians, so agencies are often looking for permanent, full-time workers rather than casual or part-time hires.

Those notes aside, there are more opportunities available at a travel agency than simply being a travel agent. Here are a few of the most common positions:

  • Travel agent: Use your wealth of knowledge to find trips of a lifetime for other travellers!
  • Marketer/ salesperson: Tourism is a competitive industry, so many travel agencies hire people to actively sell their services.
  • Office worker: A travel agency is like any other company - phones need to be answered, accounts need to be balanced, and workers need to be paid - so in-office jobs are available too!

What qualifications are needed?

Usually none! While certain positions might require higher education, the most valuable qualification for most travel agent positions is lived experience.

What is the pay like?

Many in the industry will tell you that being a travel agent isn’t about the money. It’s more of a calling; you get to chat about alluring destinations all day, and make people’s dreams come true. You do still have to eat though.

Travel agent pay usually hovers around the minimum wage, although Australia has the highest in the world - around $20 per hour - so this isn’t as bad as it might sound.

Being a sales job, a bonus structure will usually be in place to top up that base rate.

Pros and cons of travel agent jobs

So should you look for travel agency work as a backpacker? Let’s sum up the pros and cons.


  • Get paid to talk about travel
  • Put smiles on people’s faces
  • Can be well paid if you’re good at your job


  • Short term, part time and casual work may be hard to find
  • The base rate will often be the minimum wage
  • May not count as specified work for your second/third year visa extension

Should you be a travel agent as a working holidaymaker? If the pros outweigh the cons, if you like sales, and if you can find work, it’s a fantastic option!