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Backpacker Jobs Australia

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:

Featured Backpacker Jobs

1d ago

Chef/hospo Couple

1802 Oyster Bar - Coffin Bay

Coffin Bay, South Australia

Get your 88 days signed off!We are looking for a talented qualified chef to come and work in...

1d ago

Sick Of Pouring Beers And Late Nights?

Talk Scoop

Mascot, Sydney

Do you have café, restaurant or bar experience but are fed up of working evenings, early...

1d ago

Full On For Three Months- Immediate Start

Talk Scoop

Mascot, Sydney

Job DescriptionJoin us at our offices in Mascot – only a short walk from public transport!...

1d ago

Full Time Job - No Experience Needed!!

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne,

Fastest Growing marketing business has opened up 5 new positions in our forever growing team. We...

1d ago

Full Time Job - No Experience Needed Qld

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne,

Dark Horse is one of the fastest Growing marketing business in Qld and Vic. We have recently...

1d ago

Great Face To Face Sales Position For Backpackers

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne,

Job DescriptionWe are a National Sales & Marketing company who have marketed Paintball,...

1d ago

Sales Representatives - Immediate Start

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne,

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

1d ago

Seeking Hospitality Workers Looking For A Change! No...

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Sydney,

Hey there backpackers!We are seeking those with hospitality or customer service experience...

1d ago

Calling All Backpackers! Earn Over $1200 Per Week! No...

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Sydney,

Calling all Backpackers!!Are you looking to work in a fun, fast paced environment with like...

1d ago

Customer Service And Sales Reps Wanted - Work And Travel...

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Perth,

Calling all Backpackers!!Are you looking to work in a fun, fast paced environment with like...

1d ago

Customer Service Reps Wanted For Appointment Setting Role...

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Brisbane,

Calling all Backpackers!!Are you looking to work in a fun, fast paced environment with like...

2d ago

Looking For Lively Individuals To Join Our Growing Team!

Hive Direct Marketing Solutions

Perth,

Who are we?The team at Hive have over 15 years' experience working in the sales & marketing...

Latest Backpacker Jobs

Waitress

Baar Baar Milton

Milton, South Coast

Apply NowFront Of HouseBAAR BAAR MILTON MILTON, South CoastApply Onlinerestaurant and cafe jobsInappropriate? Scam? Report ad hereJob Description...

New 4hr 3m ago

Apply NowFront Of HouseBAAR BAAR MILTON MILTON, South CoastApply Onlinerestaurant and cafe jobsInappropriate? Scam? Report ad hereJob Description...

Chef / Cook

The Terrace Inn Pty Ltd

HALLS GAP, Victoria

Hi We have a hotel/guest house in Halls Gap Victoria apx 3 hours west of Melbourne in the Grampians mountain range . We are seek cooking staff and offering 30 hours +...

New 4hr 22m ago

Hi We have a hotel/guest house in Halls Gap Victoria apx 3 hours west of Melbourne in the Grampians mountain range . We are seek cooking staff and offering 30 hours +...

Bar / Bottle Shop - Attendants

Broken Hill Hotel

Boulder, Western Australia

URGENTLY looking for reliable and enthusiastic people to join our team at The Broken Hill Hotel in Boulder WA.Experience is preferred but not essential,...

New 14hr ago

URGENTLY looking for reliable and enthusiastic people to join our team at The Broken Hill Hotel in Boulder WA.Experience is preferred but not essential,...

Cherry Picker With Experience Only

Sami

Orange, New South Wales

Start next Thursday!Hi I need 5 Cherry picker with previous EXPERIENCE- own vehicle- own accommodation- know how to use a ladder- previous experience in...

New 14hr ago

Start next Thursday!Hi I need 5 Cherry picker with previous EXPERIENCE- own vehicle- own accommodation- know how to use a ladder- previous experience in...

Capable And Experienced Horse Rider Wanted

Arentz

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

We are looking for an experienced and capable horse rider who would be interested in helping us ride our horses on a daily basis. Accommodation will be provided and...

New 18hr ago

We are looking for an experienced and capable horse rider who would be interested in helping us ride our horses on a daily basis. Accommodation will be provided and...

Cook/chef

EMB Pubs

Omeo, Victoria

High Country Pub,Looking for an experienced chef and or cook to join our team.We are a small but busy town pub. We have a 100 seat restaurant/ pub that offers...

New 18hr ago

High Country Pub,Looking for an experienced chef and or cook to join our team.We are a small but busy town pub. We have a 100 seat restaurant/ pub that offers...

Bartender With Experience

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

Exmouth, Western Australia

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort are seeking an enthusiastic Bartender to join our bar & restaurant team, ready for an immediate start.Requirements of the Role:...

New 19hr ago

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort are seeking an enthusiastic Bartender to join our bar & restaurant team, ready for an immediate start.Requirements of the Role:...

All Rounder

Roadhouse Southwest WA

Lower Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia

Roadhouse allrounder - Multitasker – Regional Visa area* Immediate StartSign Off for 2nd Or 3rd Year [email protected] in the Southwest...

New 1d ago

Roadhouse allrounder - Multitasker – Regional Visa area* Immediate StartSign Off for 2nd Or 3rd Year [email protected] in the Southwest...

Sheep Station Farmhand

Coonara Farm Stay

Tocumwal, New South Wales

Would absolutely love to hear from any couples, friends or solo travellers with previous sheep farming experience.Two farmhand positions have just become available...

New 1d ago

Would absolutely love to hear from any couples, friends or solo travellers with previous sheep farming experience.Two farmhand positions have just become available...

 

Chef/hospo Couple

1802 Oyster Bar - Coffin Bay

Coffin Bay, South Australia

Get your 88 days signed off!We are looking for a talented qualified chef to come and work in our small but busy team in Coffin Bay to help with the daily running...

Get your 88 days signed off!We are looking for a talented qualified chef to come and work in our small but busy team in Coffin Bay to help with the daily running...

Horse And Farm Work

Tom McDermott

MULGOA, New South Wales

We are looking for an energetic guy (one person only) to join our team on our farm 1 hour west of Sydney. Visa sign off.MUST have basic horse experience. Role...

New 1d ago

We are looking for an energetic guy (one person only) to join our team on our farm 1 hour west of Sydney. Visa sign off.MUST have basic horse experience. Role...

 

Sick Of Pouring Beers And Late Nights?

Talk Scoop Premium Employer

Mascot, Sydney

Do you have café, restaurant or bar experience but are fed up of working evenings, early mornings and weekends?Bring your infectious people skills to a new,...

New 1d ago

Do you have café, restaurant or bar experience but are fed up of working evenings, early mornings and weekends?Bring your infectious people skills to a new,...

 

Full On For Three Months- Immediate Start

Talk Scoop Premium Employer

Mascot, Sydney

Job DescriptionJoin us at our offices in Mascot – only a short walk from public transport!We are one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in...

New 1d ago

Job DescriptionJoin us at our offices in Mascot – only a short walk from public transport!We are one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in...

Attention!! Backpackers Looking For Work

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne

Job DescriptionAre you a backpacker? Looking for Short or Long term work? want to make money fast? then this is the job for you!We are looking for energetic...

New 1d ago

Job DescriptionAre you a backpacker? Looking for Short or Long term work? want to make money fast? then this is the job for you!We are looking for energetic...

 

Full Time Job - No Experience Needed!!

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne

Fastest Growing marketing business has opened up 5 new positions in our forever growing team. We are ready to start 5 new people to be part of our fun and inspired...

Fastest Growing marketing business has opened up 5 new positions in our forever growing team. We are ready to start 5 new people to be part of our fun and inspired...

 

Full Time Job - No Experience Needed Qld

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne

Dark Horse is one of the fastest Growing marketing business in Qld and Vic. We have recently opened up 7 new positions in our sales team. We are ready for some fresh...

Dark Horse is one of the fastest Growing marketing business in Qld and Vic. We have recently opened up 7 new positions in our sales team. We are ready for some fresh...

 

Great Face To Face Sales Position For Backpackers

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne

Job DescriptionWe are a National Sales & Marketing company who have marketed Paintball, Automotive and Hair & Beauty businesses across Australia.We are opening...

Job DescriptionWe are a National Sales & Marketing company who have marketed Paintball, Automotive and Hair & Beauty businesses across Australia.We are opening...

 

Sales Representatives - Immediate Start

Dark Horse Group.

Melbourne

Job DescriptionDue to ongoing growth we are looking to expand our team here in VicWe are currently on the hunt for 6 energetic and enthusiastic individuals to...

Job DescriptionDue to ongoing growth we are looking to expand our team here in VicWe are currently on the hunt for 6 energetic and enthusiastic individuals to...

Supervisor

Salim group

Kiama, Wollongong

About The Role:The Grand Hotel is a stunning old pub in the hart of beautiful Kiama on the south coast of NSW.We are looking for a supervisor to join our small...

New 1d ago

About The Role:The Grand Hotel is a stunning old pub in the hart of beautiful Kiama on the south coast of NSW.We are looking for a supervisor to join our small...

 

Seeking Hospitality Workers Looking For A Change! No Weekend Work!

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Sydney

Hey there backpackers!We are seeking those with hospitality or customer service experience who are ready for a change of pace and a career shift.Think...

Hey there backpackers!We are seeking those with hospitality or customer service experience who are ready for a change of pace and a career shift.Think...

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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!