The Ultimate Guide to Full-time Job Opportunities in Australia (Updated 2020)



Australia is a very good destination that offers great opportunities for talented, hardworking international students who complete their education successfully simultaneously abiding by the visa rules and regulations. All courses such as Bachelor’s degree courses as well as Master’s degree courses such as MS and MBA find great demand in Australian companies.

Many of the Australian universities provide wide placement opportunities in the domain of their study. One of the most important requisites for finding full-time opportunities is to have a good, extraordinary resume highlighting all your details.

What are the Major companies in Australia?


Australian degree is globally recognized and this helps a student secure a good career in many of the international players in the market. Some of the top firms providing opportunities for international students of Australia in 2018 are as follows:

  1. Google
  2. Goldman Sachs
  3. KPMG
  4. AECOM
  5. Allens
  6. PwC Australia
  7. Herbert Smith Freehills
  8. ResMed
  9. SAS
  10. IR
  11. IRESS
  12. Port Jackson Partners
  13. ThoughtWorks

What are the Major companies in Australia City-wise?


There are many companies in Australia that are distributed across various cities in the country. Some of the companies in the Fortune Global 500 and their locations are listed below:

  1. Wesfarmers Ltd. – Perth, Western Australia
  2. Woolworths Limited – Headquartered at Sydney
  3. Commonwealth Bank of Australia – headquartered at Sydney
  4. BHP – Headquartered at Melbourne, Victoria
  5. National Australia Bank – Headquartered at Melbourne, Victoria
  6. ABB Grain – Adelaide


Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities replete with companies under multiple industry sectors. Some of the important ones include Westpac bank, investment bank Macquarie, Qantas Airways and clothing manufacturer Pacific Brands.


Melbourne is considered as one of the best cities to live in. It is known as the Australian capital of food, wine, and culture. Some of the best organizations established here include the world’s biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, the Australian headquarters of Rio Tinto and two of the country’s biggest banks. According to Robert Walters in Financial Times, Melbourne has more of manufacturing and lesser financial firms than Sydney.


Popularly known as ‘Bris Vegas’, the city comprises of some good firms such as the airline Virgin Australia and Suncorp Metway, the insurer and bank.


It is the West Australian capital and reputed firms such as BHP, Rio Tinto, Chevron and Shell, have shifted thousands of executives to Perth since the mining boom ignited in the 2000s. Fortescue Metals Group, Woodside Petroleum, and Hancock Prospecting are the other major employers in the state.

What are the Job portals to search for Jobs in Australia?



Some of the previously mentioned websites that are helpful in seeking part-time jobs are equally good to find full-time jobs as well. Apart from those the following sites can also be relied upon to land up in your dream job.

  1. CareerOne –
  2. Glassdoor –
  3. GradConnection –
  4. Gumtree –
  5. JobServe –
  6. Neuvoo –
  7. Adzuna –
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About the Author

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world’s # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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