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Food And Beverage All Rounders

Pier Hotel Esperance Esperance, Perth

Published: 21st May 2022

Are you looking for your next adventure?Are you looking for the beach, sun, surf and some of the most stunning... Read more

2nd Year

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Handy Person Or Carpenter

TSR Services Rockhampton, Queensland

Published: 21st May 2022

Looking to employ a fit handy person to help with building renovations.You will be helping with building... Read more

2nd Year

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Night Receptionist

hotel sophia Melbourne

Published: 21st May 2022

Hotel Sophia seeks to employ a night receptionist.We offer full time and part time positions on attractive rates.... Read more

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Council Labourer

Recruitment Edge inner west, sydney, New South Wales

Published: 20th May 2022

Inner West SydneyVarious roles availableOngoing AssignmentsLocal CouncilMonday to FridayWorking hours 4am... Read more

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Labourer - Local Council

Recruitment Edge inner west, sydney, New South Wales

Published: 20th May 2022

nner West SydneyVarious roles availableOngoing AssignmentsLocal CouncilMonday to FridayWorking hours 4am... Read more

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Housekeeper - Robe

Discovery Holiday Parks Robe, South Australia

Published: 20th May 2022

About UsDiscovery Parks is Australia's largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more... Read more

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Rock Picking

Banyandah Pastoral Company Dundonnell, Victoria

Published: 20th May 2022

Farm Workers Required - Rock pickingBanyandah Pastoral is a family owned & operated farming business. We are... Read more

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Vineyard Farm Hand - Clare Valley

Cook Vineyards Clare Valley, South Australia

Published: 20th May 2022

Looking for 1 and up to 3 workers to assist with variety of vineyard work. Help required with removal of wires,... Read more

2nd Year

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Front Office Receptionist - Robe

Discovery Holiday Parks Robe, South Australia

Published: 20th May 2022

About UsG’day Group comprises three leading Australian tourism brands in Discovery Parks, G’day Parks and... Read more

 

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No Experience No Problem !

Dynamic Outreach Pty Ldt Melbourne

Published: 20th May 2022

NO EXPERIENCE NO PROBLEM !We are Looking for OUTGOING, FUN and FRIENDLY staff to join our growing fundraiser... Read more

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General Labourer For Flood Relief

Steamatic Riverwood, Sydney

Published: 20th May 2022

**Help out with Flood Damaged Homes and potential ongoing Work**$32.12 per hour (including casual loading) with... Read more

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Kitchen Hand. Sushi Maker

Sushi takeaway shop Bundaberg central, Bundaberg

Published: 20th May 2022

Hi. We are looking for workers for our busy sushi takeaway shop in Bundaberg Hinkler shopping center.Sushi Maker... Read more

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Hospitality All-rounder

Tarraleah Estate Tarraleah, Tasmania

Published: 20th May 2022

Tarraleah is a beautiful historic estate in the heart of Tasmania’s Central Highlands. Our stunning wilderness... Read more

 

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Full Time Job - No Experience Needed

Dark Horse Inc. Gold Coast

Published: 20th May 2022

Dark Horse is one of the fastest Growing marketing business in Qld and Vic. We have recently opened up 7 new... Read more

 

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Sales Representatives - Immediate Start

Dark Horse Inc. Brisbane

Published: 20th May 2022

Job DescriptionDue to ongoing growth we are looking to expand our team here in Brisbane. We are currently on the... Read more

 

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Great Face To Face Sales Position For Backpackers

Dark Horse Inc. Brisbane

Published: 20th May 2022

Job DescriptionWe are a National Sales & Marketing company who have marketed Paintball, Automotive and Hair &... Read more

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Chef De Partie

Thala Beach Lodge Oak Beach, Cairns

Published: 20th May 2022

We are looking for an extra Chef over our busy season. We are an 85 bungalow eco lodge. Our a la carte restaurant... Read more

 

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Macadamia Nut Sorting

North Bundy Backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 20th May 2022

we need you to help sort our nuts outwe have a macadamia nut sorting shed looking for ppl to sort macadamia nuts... Read more

2nd Year

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Farm Potato Sorter

SA POTATO COMPANY peebinga, South Australia

Published: 20th May 2022

Come and work with us on our Potato farms at Parilla and Peebinga in the Mallee of South AustraliaSort potatoes... Read more

2nd Year

 

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Entry-level Sales Representative

Black Classic Pty Ltd Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 20th May 2022

We are seeking bubbly and professional candidates who are outgoing and confident to join our young and fun sales... Read more

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How do I find a Backpacker Job in Australia?

Australia costs money. Quite a bit, in fact. But happily for the backpackers that hope to tour the country, the 417 (Working Holiday) and 462 (Work and Holiday) visas grant the ability to earn as you travel, by working in a variety of temporary, part time and casual jobs in Australia.

How to Find a Backpacker Job in Australia
How to Find a Backpacker Job in Australia

Getting a job as a backpacker in Australia can be slightly different to getting a job at home though. Not only is it a different country with a different culture, backpackers also have to play by a very different - and very strict - set of rules when looking for work.

But whether you're searching for a casual job in a bar, a stretch of remote work on a farm, or a short term position at a hostel, fear not. The following guide will help you find work by walking you through the process of job hunting as a backpacker in Australia.

How to find a job in Australia?

How easy is it to get a job in Australia on a working holiday visa? Let's take a look. Here's how to find a job in Australia when backpacking. Note; it can take about 7 days to find work successfully and you may need a few items (WiFi, Resume, Computer, Mobile Phone).

1. Secure a working holiday visa

You can't work as a backpacker in Australia without holding a working holiday visa. The visa comes in two forms - the 417 and the 462 - which are designed for slightly different purposes, but are almost identical when placed side by side. The type of visa you're eligible for will depend on your nationality.

You must secure your visa before you arrive in Australia, as you'll need to supply a number of original documents as part of the application, and it will be checked at the airport on arrival.

2. Get an Australian mobile SIM

Having arrived in the country with visa in hand, your first job is to get an Aussie mobile number. Head to the nearest Telstra, Optus or Vodafone store (the three largest players in the Australian phone market) and grab a SIM card so that you can make contact with and be contacted by employers.

3. Update your CV / resume

When was the last time you gave your resume a spit and shine? It's important that it is up to date, and highlights the skills, qualifications and experience that aligns with the type of job that you'll be looking for while travelling Oz. You may well have been a lawyer in your home country, but that experience won't be super helpful in finding a job behind the bar in Adelaide or fruit picking in Tasmania. Instead highlight any relevant experience and transferable skills.

4. Find a great profile photo

A picture is worth a thousand words, and ideally yours will yell "Employ Me!" 500 times over. Make it professional, captivating, and unmistakably you.

5. Register with Backpacker Job Board

As Australia's number one backpacker job marketplace, signing up with Backpacker Job Board will grant you access to a huge number of potential jobs. It only takes about a minute to register as a backpacker, and it's totally free!

6. Begin browsing job vacancies

Once you've registered with Backpacker Job Board you're ready to start browsing! We have lots of new jobs posted every day, so keep checking your preferred job category pages often. All our jobs are also posted to our Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook for more updates.

7. Check job eligibility

There are restrictions on work options, if you're looking to gain 2nd or 3rd year visa extension.

At Backpacker Job Board we make the process of finding eligible work as simple as possible. We have a page dedicated to 2nd and 3rd year eligible work. Just remember that it is up to you to ensure that the employer is 100% offering paid specified work in an eligible postcode though - so always do your homework.

8. Do your due diligence

Is the employer legitimate? Do they have a good reputation? Will they follow through on their promises? It's important that you get a good sense of the employer before you get too far down the road. Check the employer's online presence for things like an Australian Business Number (ABN), contact details and an address, and do your best to search out former employees to get first hand info on what they're like as a boss (Google, Facebook and Glassdoor reviews are a great place to look). It's important that you stay safe.

9. Prepare your cover letter

Cover letters are important. They have the job of personalising your resume, explaining exactly why you, with your skills and experience, are perfect for this particular job. You need to spend time getting it right. If you feel as though your English isn't as good as it needs to be, get a friend to take a look!

10. Send applications

Once you've found some good jobs from good employers and developed a knock-out resume and cover letter, it's time to send out applications!

11. Follow up with employers

While you don't want to be overeager - the employer will likely be busy, as they're currently looking for help - it's smart to follow up within a day or two. This demonstrates initiative, and shows that you're eager to work.

12. Be responsive

The job market is competitive in Australia, so it's important that you respond quickly to any correspondence from a potential employer. Reply to their questions in a polite and professional manner, and be sure to ask any more that you might have - this is your chance to clear up any confusion.

13. Study up before the interview

You want to know a healthy amount about the job, the employer and the industry before you sit down for an interview. You will probably be going for plenty of jobs that you don't have much experience in, but if you can show that you've learnt a little bit about the field before you've gone to the interview, it'll demonstrate real initiative.

14. Accept the job

A job offer is on the table, but this is your last chance to decide whether this is the right choice for you, so take it. On top of your earlier due diligence, which ensured the employer was trustworthy, you should take the opportunity to look at the area that you'll be working in, and the type of work, the pay and the work conditions, to ensure that this is the right move. All of these things should be clearly laid out by the employer before you accept.

15. Gain the necessary certifications/ qualifications

Congratulations - the job has been offered and you've accepted! But before you get to work, you need to make sure you have everything you need.

The first items on your checklist will be any certificates and qualifications you might need in your new job. Your employer will be able to advise the specifics, but common qualifications include the White Card certificate system for labour and construction jobs, and RSA/RSG certificates for hospitality work.

16. Kit yourself out

You also may need to have clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE). Check what, if anything, the employer supplies, then go shopping for the extras. This is particularly important for labouring, fruit picking and farm work.

17. Start work!

You've done it! It's time to put in the hours and get paid.

18. Calculate your tax

There's one final step in the process. Getting paid is great, but it does mean that the government gets paid too, by taxing your income. You want to be sure you're not passing too much money on to them, and our backpacker tax calculator helps you to do just that. Simply pop in your income and the tax you paid, and we'll let you know what you can expect to get back at the end of the financial year!