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Develop lifelong skills.
Enjoy once in a lifetime experiences.
Create friendships that last forever.

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Get Outta Town and Plan your GAP Today

Working in rural and regional communities is a great way to see Australia and explore your own backyard.  There are many regional and rural jobs and new friends to share it all with.


Come alone, with friends or a partner, and create memories that’ll stay with you forever.

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Get PickPacking, Pouring or whatever you want.

Planning your new GAP year adventure has never been easier! Use our new GAP year marketplace, powered by explorewithtree, to connect with job opportunities in rural and regional communities around Australia. 


Explorewithtree is an online marketplace that connects job seekers with employers and works with Federal Government Approved Labour Providers who list jobs on the platform, that also includes Government brokers, local employers, labour hire companies and accommodation providers. All jobs posted by Government Approved Labour Providers have also been verified for safe labour practices.

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Ready to get outta town?

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Your future is in your hands 
MAP your GAP

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Where to go

Find jobs in regions you’d like to visit and work.

Look out for the requirements of each job and the process for applying.

When to go

Search for jobs throughout your GAP year and be notified when they are hiring.

Look out for the requirements of each job and the process for applying.


The interactive jobs map makes it even easier to plan your PickPacking adventure. 


MAP your GAP and you’ll be notified when positions become available.

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It’s easy

Save time and energy. You can search, apply and accept work all from one marketplace.  And if there’s any additional skills training required, we’ll let you know.


International Students

If you are an International Student you can also search for job opportunities in Australia - just follow this link

Verified employers

All employers are ABN verified and each job outlines comprehensive work and payment information so you can make an informed decision when applying.  All jobs posted by Government Approved Labour Providers have also been verified for safe labour practices.  Look out for the "HTS Provider" employer type to find work on verified farms.

Know what you want for your GAP year?

Just click on a link below and you’ll be taken to the section of the job search marketplace


Or if you can't make up your mind, check out all the jobs

Check out what The Brag think of the New GAP Year

And if you’re ready for a Road Trip, here’s the New GAP Year playlist they’ve prepared for you

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Need Skills Training?  No Worries!


We can link you up with Training Services of the NSW Department of Education to get the necessary training and skills required to be job ready.

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training modules

Digital Skills Passport

Password protected employer authentication process


More detail and how it works


Create a Profile

Go to the Marketplace and create your Profile (resume) to impress potential employers. You can then apply for multiple positions with the click of a button. Your Profile is your digital resume, so the more you tell us about your unique skills and abilities, the more valuable you become to potential employers.

Apply For Work

Use our interactive job map to find work and MAP your GAP for your adventure.  You can apply for positions currently hiring or save future positions and receive notifications when to apply.


The marketplace enables you to search jobs based on location, type of work, start date, employer type, wage and more. Get started today to find work that suits you and your GAP plans!

Get Skilled

Some jobs require specialist skills and training.  If needed, we’ll provide information on what to do and how to apply for those skills.

Keep Track of Your Applications

Our easy to view status of your applications keeps you updated.

Share Your Adventure

Come alone, or with friends or a partner, and create memories that’ll stay with you forever. There are many regional and rural jobs and new friends to share it all with.


And please remember - always be COVID safe and follow the recommended guidelines.

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Explore together like never before

Featured employers


Some labour partners have committed additional support for this important initiative.  If you’d like to find out more about them and jump straight to their job listings, please click on the links below.

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About APG Workforce

APG Workforce is one of Australia’s leading national workforce management companies. We offer labour hire, permanent recruitment & temporary recruitment services.


Much more than just a recruitment agency, APG provides a comprehensive workforce management service, partnering with some of Australia’s leading companies as well as with smaller organisations, with sites throughout Australia. Included in APG costs we take care of PAYG, Superannuation, VISA checks, Pre-employment medical questionnaire, Calculating & Payment of Wages in accordance with appropriate Award, Timesheets/Payslips along with a host of other statutory requirements so that you can get on with looking after your crops & livestock.

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Frequently asked questions

Got a Question?


You've probably got a whole lot of questions!  We've tried to think of everything and created a long list of questions and answers - please click on the FAQs link for more info.

But if your question still isn't answered, please contact us and tell us how we can help.