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Backpacker Job Board is a job site in Australia for working holiday makers

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Backpacker Job Board is the web's best employment site for backpackers in Australia. From fruit picking jobs and seasonal harvest work to help you get your 2nd year visa, through to au-pair, hospitality work and housekeeping jobs, Backpacker Job Board is home to a huge variety of different casual jobs for backpackers. We have full-time, part-time and temp roles to suit all travellers. Browse our job vacancy database and apply for jobs online for free. No fees and no membership required! Any questions, feel free to contact us - we're happy to help. In the meantime, here's some useful links:

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2hr 37m ago

Calling All Backpackers In Sydneyyyy! Full Time...

Surge Direct

Metro Sydney, Sydney

We are Surge Direct and we are on the hunt for confident, hard working, fun guys and gals who...

2hr 52m ago

Sales Representative

TMT Marketing (The Millennial Team)

Brisbane,

Are you looking for an awesome opportunity to grow into sales and with a great team?!Who are...

4hr 1m ago

Vegetation Management

TMC enviro

Birchip, Victoria

Urgently seeking staff to start immediately.Casual positions available.Good rates and...

1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

Perth,

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAt HelloFresh, we want to...

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Stable Hand

Tulum racing

Mornington, Victoria

Tulum racing is looking for a stable hand to help at our pre training farm on the Mornington...

1d ago

Customer Support Agent - Utility Connections

MyConnect

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

We are looking for passionate, fun, energetic individuals to join our growing team! Connection...

1d ago

Offsiders - Furniture Removals - Great Team / Monday To...

Spatial Property Styling

Chatswood, Sydney

Furniture Removal Offsiders wantedDo you want to meet other backpackers in a good team...

1d ago

!! Backpackers In Melbourne Wanted! Love A Chat? We Want...

Carbon Savers

Melbourne,

LOVE WORKING WITH PEOPLE??HAVE EXPERIENCE IN EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS??READY FOR A NEW...

1d ago

Strong Male Carer Wanted/no Experience Necessary/$42-$60...

Support Exchange

Camberwell, Victoria

You don't need experience or qualifications. The role is highly physical in nature so excellent...

1d ago

Don't Miss This Opening - 1800-got-junk Is Hiring 30+ Hrs...

1800-GOT-JUNK

Nerang, Gold Coast

1800-GOT-JUNK? Gold Coast is seeking hardworking, customer service-oriented people to join our...

1d ago

Perfect Job For Backpackers! Big Earnings, Company Car,...

Enlighten Press

Sydney,

Job DescriptionJob DescriptionAre you a backpacker or young professional ready to embark on...

1d ago

Sales Representatives - Immediate Start

33 Direct

Melbourne,

Job DescriptionDue to ongoing growth we are looking to expand our team here in VicWe are...

Latest Backpacker Jobs

Gardener

sonas gardens

Camberwell, Melbourne

We are looking for qualified or experienced gardeners/landscapers for our business.We maintain a number of residential gardens mostly in the inner East of...

New 2hr 7m ago

We are looking for qualified or experienced gardeners/landscapers for our business.We maintain a number of residential gardens mostly in the inner East of...

 

Calling All Backpackers In Sydneyyyy! Full Time Monday-friday Hours, Uncapped...

Surge Direct Premium Employer

Metro Sydney, Sydney

We are Surge Direct and we are on the hunt for confident, hard working, fun guys and gals who want to join our Face to Face sales team to work from Shopping Centre...

New 2hr 37m ago

We are Surge Direct and we are on the hunt for confident, hard working, fun guys and gals who want to join our Face to Face sales team to work from Shopping Centre...

 

Sales Representative

TMT Marketing (The Millennial Team)

Brisbane

Are you looking for an awesome opportunity to grow into sales and with a great team?!Who are we?The team at TMT have multiple years of experience working in...

Are you looking for an awesome opportunity to grow into sales and with a great team?!Who are we?The team at TMT have multiple years of experience working in...

Vegetation Management

TMC enviro

Birchip, Victoria

Urgently seeking staff to start immediately.Casual positions available.Good rates and conditions.Good accommodation supplied and meal allowance paid when working...

New 4hr 1m ago

Urgently seeking staff to start immediately.Casual positions available.Good rates and conditions.Good accommodation supplied and meal allowance paid when working...

Landscapers

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Premium Employer

Warrigal, Gippsland

We are seeking 2 skilled/experienced landscapers for a minimum of 2 weeks.Work is in Warragal - around 90klm east of Melbourne.Our clients is seeking...

New 4hr 14m ago

We are seeking 2 skilled/experienced landscapers for a minimum of 2 weeks.Work is in Warragal - around 90klm east of Melbourne.Our clients is seeking...

Welders And Labours

Food Industry People Premium Employer

Ballarat

The manufactory looking for Welders (No qualification required) + General LaboursWelders:Tig welding experience (There will be a welding test before start)Mig is...

New 4hr 43m ago

The manufactory looking for Welders (No qualification required) + General LaboursWelders:Tig welding experience (There will be a welding test before start)Mig is...

Immediate Start - Hr/mr Driver & General Hands

Office Relocation Solutions

Acacia Ridge, Brisbane

At Office Relocation Solutions, we're family owned, growing fast and need a team of removalists, general hands and drivers to join us.We are looking for...

New 5hr 39m ago

At Office Relocation Solutions, we're family owned, growing fast and need a team of removalists, general hands and drivers to join us.We are looking for...

Country Pub All Rounder

Cunderdin Pub

Cunderdin, Western Australia

Need the position filled by 15th March - please don't apply if your start date is later :)We're looking for a Bubbly, Positive Person to join our Small, Fun, &...

New 18hr ago

Need the position filled by 15th March - please don't apply if your start date is later :)We're looking for a Bubbly, Positive Person to join our Small, Fun, &...

Cunderdin Pub - Allrounder Position

Cunderdin Pub

CUNDERDIN, Western Australia

POSITION NEEDED TO BE FILLED BY 15TH MARCH (Please don't apply if you can only start later)We're looking for a Bubbly, Positive Person to join our Small, Fun, &...

New 18hr ago

POSITION NEEDED TO BE FILLED BY 15TH MARCH (Please don't apply if you can only start later)We're looking for a Bubbly, Positive Person to join our Small, Fun, &...

Bar Alrounder

Northcliffe hotel and motor inn

NORTHCLIFFE, Western Australia

Looking for person with experience in Bar work, kitchen hand and Housekeeping.Busy Country Pub requires the services of skilled Bar staff along with some cleaning...

New 18hr ago

Looking for person with experience in Bar work, kitchen hand and Housekeeping.Busy Country Pub requires the services of skilled Bar staff along with some cleaning...

Animal Produce Mill Hand

Canowindra Produce

Canowindra, New South Wales

We are looking for people to work for a produce mill, milling, bagging sewing and stacking animal produce bags, working in a team environment in industrial sheds. It...

New 20hr ago

We are looking for people to work for a produce mill, milling, bagging sewing and stacking animal produce bags, working in a team environment in industrial sheds. It...

Irrigation Installing - Labourer

Coonara Farm Stay

Tocumwal, New South Wales

An irrigation company in the region of Tocumwal NSW now has a position ready and waiting to be filled by a skilled and energetic labourer!The work involves...

New 20hr ago

An irrigation company in the region of Tocumwal NSW now has a position ready and waiting to be filled by a skilled and energetic labourer!The work involves...

Chef/cook

Red Sands Newman

Newman, Western Australia

Opportunity to join the kitchen team as a Chef at the Red Sands Tavern in Newman.Qualifications in cookery are required as well as experience in preparing...

New 21hr ago

Opportunity to join the kitchen team as a Chef at the Red Sands Tavern in Newman.Qualifications in cookery are required as well as experience in preparing...

Chef / Cook

Railwayview Timboon

Timboon, Victoria

Experienced Chef Wanted - 88-Day ContractWe're looking for a passionate and experienced chef to join our team at Timboon Railway Pub, a small fast food pub in...

New 22hr ago

Experienced Chef Wanted - 88-Day ContractWe're looking for a passionate and experienced chef to join our team at Timboon Railway Pub, a small fast food pub in...

Hostel Manager

Mumma's Hostel Surfers Paradise

surfers paradise, Queensland

We are seeking an experienced full time (40 hours per week) Hostel Manager to run our hostel in Surfers Paradise.Our hostel offers 48 comfortable and relaxed...

New 23hr ago

We are seeking an experienced full time (40 hours per week) Hostel Manager to run our hostel in Surfers Paradise.Our hostel offers 48 comfortable and relaxed...

Experienced Live-in Au Pair Wanted To Join Our Coastal Lifestyle!

Eight Acres Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance, Victoria

Hi! We're a young (well, we'd like to think so...) couple, mid 30's, and own an accommodation & wedding venue in Lakes Entrance (Vic) with farm animals, glamping tents...

New 23hr ago

Hi! We're a young (well, we'd like to think so...) couple, mid 30's, and own an accommodation & wedding venue in Lakes Entrance (Vic) with farm animals, glamping tents...

 

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience Necessary

HelloFresh Premium Employer

Perth

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAt HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

New 1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAt HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

 

Stable Hand

Tulum racing

Mornington, Victoria

Tulum racing is looking for a stable hand to help at our pre training farm on the Mornington Peninsula, duties include saddling, hosing down, rugging, feeding loading...

New 1d ago

Tulum racing is looking for a stable hand to help at our pre training farm on the Mornington Peninsula, duties include saddling, hosing down, rugging, feeding loading...

Tradesman Or Experienced Handyman / Labourer

Sunnycoast Plants

Narangba 4504 & Diddillibah 4559, South Australia

Seeking a capable hard working guy to assist with dismantling and renovating a corrugated iron lined wood pole shed, disassemble a galvanized iron frame shadehouse,...

New 1d ago

Seeking a capable hard working guy to assist with dismantling and renovating a corrugated iron lined wood pole shed, disassemble a galvanized iron frame shadehouse,...

 

Customer Support Agent - Utility Connections

MyConnect

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

We are looking for passionate, fun, energetic individuals to join our growing team! Connection company based on Collins Street, Melbourne CBD. We offer our customers...

New 1d ago

We are looking for passionate, fun, energetic individuals to join our growing team! Connection company based on Collins Street, Melbourne CBD. We offer our customers...

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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!