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

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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:

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Housekeeper

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Full time position housekeepers3 month contract available on full time basisAccommodation is...

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Wynberg Station

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We are after a special person join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to...

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Delivery Specialist

Harvey Norman

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Join Our Team: Delivery SpecialistAre you passionate about providing exceptional customer...

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Carbon Savers

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HLH Group is looking to grow its team of construction labourers for ongoing work.Sites...

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TMT Marketing

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Are you ready to make a difference in the vibrant city of Brisbane!?!TMT is now recruiting!...

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Sales Representative

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

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Hilltops Free Range produces pastured eggs from chickens living and roaming freely in the...

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Heavy Diesel Mechanic

J & S Truck and Machinery Repairs

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Hostel Manager / Driver– full time 3 to 6 months workstart 20th MayWe are looking to hire a friendly and confident individual to join our reception...

 

Housekeeper

Hotel Frangos

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Full time position housekeepers3 month contract available on full time basisAccommodation is also provided at a costPosition is available ASAP so please be...

New 6hr 10m ago

Full time position housekeepers3 month contract available on full time basisAccommodation is also provided at a costPosition is available ASAP so please be...

 

All Rounder - Domestic Help/childcare/farmwork On Family Cattle Station

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CLONCURRY, Queensland

We are after a special person join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to commence ASAP. We would love someone who loves kids, is hard working,...

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We are after a special person join our busy family on our cattle station in outback Queensland to commence ASAP. We would love someone who loves kids, is hard working,...

 

Delivery Specialist

Harvey Norman

Brisbane

Join Our Team: Delivery SpecialistAre you passionate about providing exceptional customer service and handling people's goods with the utmost care? Do you thrive...

New 12hr ago

Join Our Team: Delivery SpecialistAre you passionate about providing exceptional customer service and handling people's goods with the utmost care? Do you thrive...

Assembling Wheelie Bins

rl&sons transport

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assembling new wheelie bins

3 Months In Sunny Brisbane! Au Pair Required Asap!

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DREAM NANNIES NANNY AND AU PAIR AGENCYAU PAIR EXPERIENCE- BRISBANE, MILTON3 MONTHS- START ASAP!!Busy, adventurous family of 5 in Brisbane are looking for some...

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DREAM NANNIES NANNY AND AU PAIR AGENCYAU PAIR EXPERIENCE- BRISBANE, MILTON3 MONTHS- START ASAP!!Busy, adventurous family of 5 in Brisbane are looking for some...

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Au Pair Care Australia

Yatala, Brisbane

Located halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane this family are looking for an enthusiastic Au Pair who will be happy to play, have fun and engage with their son....

New 1d ago

Located halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane this family are looking for an enthusiastic Au Pair who will be happy to play, have fun and engage with their son....

 

New To Melbourne?! ** Hotel Experience Wanted ** Apply Now - $1300 Ote,...

Carbon Savers Premium Employer

Melbourne

JUST LANDED IN MELBOURNE?! WANT TO USE YOUR HOTEL EXPERIENCE IN A NEW SECTOR?! Then look no further...Carbon Savers are recruiting new hires for our face to face...

New 1d ago

JUST LANDED IN MELBOURNE?! WANT TO USE YOUR HOTEL EXPERIENCE IN A NEW SECTOR?! Then look no further...Carbon Savers are recruiting new hires for our face to face...

Exciting Aupair Opportunity In Beautiful Tweed Heads New South Wales!

Au Pair Care Australia

Tweed Heads, New South Wales

A fun and loving little family are looking for their next Au Pair to join their family. This family are looking for someone who is responsible but also who will have...

New 1d ago

A fun and loving little family are looking for their next Au Pair to join their family. This family are looking for someone who is responsible but also who will have...

A Lovely And Friendly Family Are Ready To Welcome Their Au Pair Into Their...

Au Pair Care Australia

Naracoorte, South Australia

We are very much looking forward to meeting you!Myself my partner and our daughter, 1 year old and our 2 furry friends Mand A (a rescue dog and re?red kelpie) live...

New 1d ago

We are very much looking forward to meeting you!Myself my partner and our daughter, 1 year old and our 2 furry friends Mand A (a rescue dog and re?red kelpie) live...

An Amazing Au Pair Opportunity With A Gorgeous Family In Manly, Sydney

Au Pair Care Australia

Manly, Sydney

Located close to Sydney CBD and beautiful Manly beach, this energetic and fun-loving young family of 4 are looking for their next Au Pair to join their family.As...

New 1d ago

Located close to Sydney CBD and beautiful Manly beach, this energetic and fun-loving young family of 4 are looking for their next Au Pair to join their family.As...

A Fabulous Au Pair Opportunity With A Beautiful Well-traveled Little Family...

Au Pair Care Australia

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Au pair with a fabulous Melbourne family with 3 beautiful children in Melbourne. The family are excited to welcome their next Au Pair as part of their family!The...

New 1d ago

Au pair with a fabulous Melbourne family with 3 beautiful children in Melbourne. The family are excited to welcome their next Au Pair as part of their family!The...

Front Of House Staff

Ikigai Ramen

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Hello everyone,Busy restaurant in Gungahlin is looking for Casual FOH staff to start first week of June!•Must be able to do SPLIT SHIFTS (LUNCH and...

New 1d ago

Hello everyone,Busy restaurant in Gungahlin is looking for Casual FOH staff to start first week of June!•Must be able to do SPLIT SHIFTS (LUNCH and...

Experienced Gardener Only

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Gingin, Perth

Exciting opportunity coming available for 1 motivated and experienced gardener to work at a Park located south of Perth!We are seeking someone to keep the park...

New 1d ago

Exciting opportunity coming available for 1 motivated and experienced gardener to work at a Park located south of Perth!We are seeking someone to keep the park...

Full & Part Time Positions Available - Weekdays - Good Salary

My Home Clean

CBD, Richmond, St Kilda, Melbourne

Permanent position with normal working hoursExcellent Pay and Conditions – Vehicles suppliedFull training – Good salary – Daytime workWe provide...

New 1d ago

Permanent position with normal working hoursExcellent Pay and Conditions – Vehicles suppliedFull training – Good salary – Daytime workWe provide...

Full & Part Time Positions Available - Weekdays - Good Salary

My Home Clean

CBD, Richmond, St Kilda, Melbourne

Permanent position with normal working hoursExcellent Pay and Conditions – Vehicles suppliedFull training – Good salary – Daytime workWe provide...

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Join The Fun-fueled Food Revolution With Hive!

Hive Direct Marketing Solutions

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New 1d ago

Join Our Foodie Revolution with Hive and Our Top Meal Kit Partners!Hey there, food enthusiasts!Who Are We?At Hive, we're experts in sales and marketing,...

 

Can You Sell Food!? If So, We Want You!

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Artisan Baker

Rottnest General Store

Rottnest Island, Perth

The iconic Rottnest Bakery is looking for a qualified, experienced and passionate artisan bakers to join our team.We offer the opportunity to work and live on the...

New 1d ago

The iconic Rottnest Bakery is looking for a qualified, experienced and passionate artisan bakers to join our team.We offer the opportunity to work and live on the...

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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!