AUSTRALIA: Exciting and Worthwhile Journalism Work Experience in Perth!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Perth
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Gain worthwhile experience working in a fast-pace, professional environment with a suburban newspaper in Perth, Western Australia.


If you have just finished your journalism degree or are seeking further experience in this area, then a work experience placement such as this could be just the thing you're looking for. This type of programme is a great way of enhancing your CV or résumé and making you stand out from the crowd in this increasingly competitive world.



The Newspaper is a privately owned and operated suburban newspaper in the Perth metropolitan area of Western Australia. The papers are free weeklies delivered to all homes and businesses in their respective areas. They have a higher penetration of household letter box deliveries than the opposition in the same area.

Perth Suburban Newspapers are independent of any national or multi-national media organisations; their editorial content is not influenced by any vested interests. The newspapers are owned and operated by West Australians who live and work in their circulation areas. They have their fingers on the pulse of local issues as they happen. They pride themselves on this independent approach rather than promoting a generic "look" based on style rather than content. Because of this difference, they have very high, loyal readership within the distribution boundaries. This high loyal readership is delivered directly to advertisers in a credible environment.



You’ll undertake a number of tasks and generally be asked to help out in a number of areas, thus giving your placement wide variety and hopefully you can learn a great deal from the placement. You’ll work in a variety of roles at the newspaper depending on your ability as a journalist and you will be assigned various different tasks and jobs to undertake.

Here is a breakdown of the job roles that you may be assigned: planning, preparing, investigating and writing, plus anything else that may be required at the time that you’re there. For example, at times you may be expected to take your own photos (if you’re good enough with a camera) or plan your own arrangements to do a story, including arranging your own transport to get to the story.

The newspaper covers a broad range of subjects, from business, sport, news and local stories to many of the other features that can be found in most newspapers. It is unlikely that you will focus in just one specific area but a bit of everything.



  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
  • The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!



  • If you’d like more information about this placement please email us!
  • As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
  • It’s as easy as that.



The community newspaper is based about 30 minutes from Perth Central Business District in an area called Fremantle. Fremantle is Western Australia's major commercial port and handles the majority of the State's imports and exports. It is a major tourist attraction for travellers from all parts of the world and attracts large numbers of residents and visitors on a daily basis. The city offers a unique blend of a lively multicultural yet relaxed lifestyle and is a 7 day city.

Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums, bookshops and buskers. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.



Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live with other Travellers volunteers in a very friendly and relaxing Lodge which is ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at your accommodation currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few. But with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other ‘things to do’!

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Placements start every Thursday, all year round. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £2,095 for 4 weeks. You can participate for up to 3 months or longer, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


You should have some experience and/or a degree in Journalism. You must be driven and able to work with/ and on anything that comes along. Because of the size of the newspaper this is a great opportunity for people who are serious about journalism, because you’ll learn a lot!! This project is not suitable for people who are unable to think on their feet.

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