Packing List For A Working Holiday In Australia

Packing List Working Holiday Visa Australia

Tomorrow, I’m leaving for my one year working holiday visa in Australia!! Man, can’t believe this is actually happening. It’s that time when you feel a big range of emotions from being excited to being scared and wondering why on earth you’re doing it! One thing will be sure – I’m going to do it and enjoy it 100% to have no regrets whatsoever!

Now comes one of the biggest headache ever – how do you pack for one year??!! Well I’ve decided to pack like if I was going for a two-week backpacking trip, taking into consideration the variation of weather and here you have my packing list below:


  • 10 pair of pants
  • 5 pair of socks
  • 2 long sleeves tee shirts
  • 3 tee shirts
  • 2 vest tops
  • 3 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of trouser
  • 1 pair of outdoor trouser
  • 1 belt
  • 1 hat / cap
  • 1 hoodie
  • 1 jumper
  • 2 polo shirts
  • 2 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 set of smart clothe
  • 1 sport short
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 raincoat
  • 2 swimsuits
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of standard black shoes
  • 1 microfiber towel (dry very quick – amazing!)
  • 1 pyjama
  • Packing cubes (very useful to save space and especially if you have a top loader backpack!)

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So here you have it! After days of headaches, I’ve finally managed to squeeze all what I needed for ONE YEAR in a 55L backpack, crazy!!ย With time, I’ll be able to update this list with what I actually needed or not to make it really useful for your departure.

On to you now, what have you added in your packing list that you’ve found very useful during a long term trip?