About Us

Live Work & Play was established in 1995 by Sharyn McCullum (traveller, travel writer and blogger). It came about after she went on a working holiday to London and found herself in another country with no friends, family, accommodation or work and wondered what to do next. After spending four years travelling the world she returned to Australia and established the organisation to provide past, present and future travellers of the world with up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant working holiday, gap year and general travel information.

LiveWork&Play began with printed travel guides. The first ever guide was LiveWork&Play in London & the UK, which has recently been updated. Sharyn wrote it to help others who arrive in London in a similar situation as her have the foundations of what to expect so they can hit the ground running and enjoy their time abroad. Originally the guide was written with Australians in mind, all guides are now written for working holiday makers of many nationalities including Australians, New Zealanders, British, Irish, Canadians, Japanese, etc. Guides are now published in electronic format only. “This enables us to provide the latest information and contacts available” says Sharyn.

Live Work & Play morphs to Live Work Play Travel

2016/17 sees a change and massive growth for LiveWork&Play. LiveWork&Play has morphed in to LiveWorkPlayTravel and plans to expand its highly successful range of working holiday and gap year guides as well with mini travel ebooks, general travel information ebooks, travel writing and blogs. If you have a travel-related guide you would like us to sell via our website please contact sharyn@liveworkplay.com.au.

The new LiveWorkPlayTravel website was launched early November 2016 with a new look and continues to grow with new working holiday and general travel information being added regularly. Sharyn is teaming up with other working holiday and travel organisations so she can provide the latest information and services to those planning a trip overseas. And yes, some of them are affiliates and advertisers and she will receive a commission if you make a purchase however, any commissions received allows Sharyn to continue to update and provide the information people need to begin or to continue their travels.

There is also our blog LiveWorkPlayTravelblog. Please visit for an interesting read.


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