Tim Fryer, STA Travel UK Product and Marketing Director, said of the new campaign: “The Working Holiday Visa scheme is a great way for young people to earn as they travel, meaning they’re bolstering their CV, gaining valuable work experience, living as a local while Down Under and getting some extra money to fund their travels. Australia remains top of the list for those planning a gap year and we have seen significant growth in the numbers of people interested in the scheme over the last year.”

Special offers available until 2 April, include: 

* Fly to Australia from £499

* Up to 20% off Australia adventure tours 

* Working Holiday Visas from £299 

“Australia continues to be a key destination for British 18 – 30 year olds. Last year alone more than 36,000 first time visas were granted, making the UK the number one market for those travelling on a Working Holiday Visa. Our campaign with STA Travel will no doubt encourage even more Brits to head down under, and experience our wonderful cities, beaches, wildlife and forge some lasting memories of our unique island,” added Denise von Wald, Tourism Australia’s Regional General Manager UK/Northern Europe.

As part of the campaign, STA Travel is asking its customers for their #STAAussieRules to help them make the most of their time Down Under. 

To get the ball rolling, Aussie experts from both STA Travel and Tourism Australia came up with these pearls of wisdom for those thinking of heading Down Under: 

– Sand is meant to be driven on #fraserisland #STAAussieRules

– Always have thongs ready (flip-flops silly) #STAAussieRules

– Learn to surf! The Mojo guys are second to none #STAAussieRules 

– AU money may be waterproof but it WILL fall out if you put it in your boardies #STAAussieRules 

– Two words: Stubby holder. A cold beer is a happy beer. #STAAussieRules 

– ‘Two Up’ is the most fun you can have with 3 pennies #STAAussieRules

– *Spoiler Alert* The Blue Mountains are not blue. But they are awesome #STAAussieRules 

– Free BBQs in parks = snags in the sunshine (sausages FYI) #STAAussieRules

– Even Aussies take a selfie at Harbour Bridge #STAAussieRules

– Budgie Smugglers are the epitome of beach fashion #sarcasmtag #STAAussieRules