Overseas jobs

Why work overseas?

For Australian citizens gaining international work experience can offer a number of benefits:

  • Australian employers often value this on a resume as it can indicate high levels of motivation, independence, self management and communication skills.
  • Experiencing other cultures can contribute to personal growth and development.
  • Expanded opportunities for personal travel can be enjoyed.

International students can apply for graduate recruitment programs in their home country on conclusion of their studies. Organisations that offer graduate programs to graduates of Australian universities vary each year. Look for these opportunities on our Graduate Recruitment Programs page, amongst the Related Links listed below, and by performing a general web search.

There are many general and specialised recruitment agencies around the world. You can use internet search engines to look for international job search websites. Search on the type of job, industry and location e.g. ‘graduate accounting jobs UK’.


Gradsingapore provides careers resources and advice, employer information and advertises vacancies for jobs and internships in Singapore. Gradsingapore: how to get hired 2016 is an annual publication targeted at penultimate and final-year undergraduates and fresh graduates, is now available. The publication covers the major industry sectors in Singapore and provides a clear picture on the job market as well as career advice for graduates.

Contact Singapore

Contact Singapore provides information and advice on living and working in Singapore and has a webpage for graduates and students. The site also has a jobs portal.

Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers

Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers of 2015 magazine features the most popular employers as voted by students and graduates in Malaysia.

Mynavi Global Career Japan

Mynavi Global Career Japan provides information and advice about full-time job opportunities , job hunting & career preparation through career fairs and seminars for Japanese students and Japanese bilingual students who are interested working in Japan upon graduation. They organise careers fairs in Australia with Japanese companies recruiting students in Australia.

DISCO Career Forum

DISCO Career Forum is a careers fair aimed at Japanese – English (and other Asian languages) bilingual speakers.


GRADUAN ® is a Malaysian career guidance and employment resource. They hold careers fairs in Australia each year to connect potential employers with Malaysian students in Australia (further details on their website).

Essential information for traveling and working overseas

Refer to the Smart Traveller website for helpful tips regarding travelling and working overseas.

Tax implications for working overseas

The Australian Taxation Office offers up to date information for Australians intending to work overseas.