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Radley's Sydney, Sydney

Published: 18th February 2020

Radleys Cafe & Bar is located on George Street above Wynyard Station. Radleys is in a prime location with a sweeping... Read more

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Café All-rounder

APH Forest Hill, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

We are currently seeking experienced café all-rounders for our corporate café in the South Eastern suburbs,... Read more

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2nd Year

Super Hero Junk Removalist

1800-GOT-JUNK albion, Brisbane

Published: 18th February 2020

ATTENTION BACKPACKERS AND UNI STUDENTS!!!This is the BEST job you've never heard of!Backpacker? Uni Student?... Read more

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Sales/lead Generation/b2b It Phone Sales

directit Ultimo, New South Wales

Published: 18th February 2020

Full-time Position$27/hr (plus super and comms/ 38 hours per week)Casual dressGreat AtmosphereYou will be... Read more

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Casual Event Labourers Needed Now!!!

CG Recruitment Darling Harbour, Sydney

Published: 18th February 2020

CASUAL EVENTS LABOURERS REQUIRED NOW!We are seeking a team of reliable and hardworking Labourers to assist with... Read more

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Market Research Interviews

Kantar Millers Point, Sydney

Published: 18th February 2020

$80 for 90 minutes work!!Hey There!We are looking for backpackers aged 18-34 years of age to take part in a... Read more

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Farm Worker

Windridge Farms Young NSW 2594, New South Wales

Published: 18th February 2020

Windridge Farms are looking for 3 casual employees to assist over the summer period cleaning and picking up fences... Read more

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Labourers With Their Own Transport Needed

Amrick MELBOURNE, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

Labourers with their own transport are needed to work on various sites throughout Melbourne CBD and surrounding... Read more

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Backpackers Wanted To Join Melbourne Sales Team!

AusSolarCo Windsor, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH A ‘WORK HARD, PLAY HARD’ MENTALITY!ARE YOU COMPETITIVE? UP FOR A CHALLENGE?... Read more

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Customer Aquisition

Your Business Listing South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

Fun times here at YBL... Growth, Career Opportunity and endless travel options !Your Business Listing (YBL) is... Read more

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Front Office Attendant / Receptionist

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Monkey Mia, Western Australia

Published: 18th February 2020

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is seeking an experienced Front Office Attendant/Receptionist to join our team mid... Read more

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Food And Beverage And Housekeeping Attendants

RAC Karri Valley Resort Pemberton, Western Australia

Published: 18th February 2020

RAC Karri Valley Resort are seeking enthusiastic individuals to work in our Lake Side Restaurant and Housekeeping... Read more

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Easy Fun Work

Enfini PTY LTD Milton, Brisbane

Published: 18th February 2020

Hi there!Sick of doing the same thing?Try Something FUN and new!NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; PAID TO TRAVEL AROUND... Read more

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Nanny Or Au Pair For A Home In Rural Nsw

Kenney family Tumbarumba, New South Wales

Published: 18th February 2020

We are on the hunt for a female nanny for our 2 beautiful girls.Starting end of March untill end of May.... Read more

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Melb Charity Hero's Wanted, Full Time, Hourly Pay + Bonus!

Heart 2 Heart Fundraising South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 18th February 2020

Are you always the joker of the pack? The life and soul of the party? The chatterbox of the group? Then see below why... Read more

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Sales Consultant

Oneflare Sydney, Sydney

Published: 18th February 2020

~~The Company~~We’re a technology start-up that’s reinventing the local services marketplace, with a focus on... Read more

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Live In Au Pair/nanny (farm Work If Needed) Start 16th March

Martin Ag and Civil Pty Ltd Goulburn, New South Wales

Published: 17th February 2020

START DATE 16TH MARCH 2020Our au pair is off to travel so we are looking for a fun loving, family oriented au pair... Read more

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2nd Year

Food And Beverage Manager

The Snowline Hotel Harrietville, Victoria

Published: 17th February 2020

Hotel Food & Beverage Manager position in popular High Country HotelCome and experience Victoria’s High Country... Read more

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Backpackers Needed With Customer Service Experience!

Redwood Adelaide, Adelaide

Published: 17th February 2020

Have you found yourself in Adelaide...and now need some money to continue having a good time? Are you looking for a... Read more

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Fast Cash For Melbourne Lovers!

Redwood Collingwood, Melbourne

Published: 17th February 2020

You've landed in Melbourne and you want a job to fund the Melbourne lifestyle. You're bored of hospitality and want... Read more

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How to 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 easy is it to get a job in Australia on a working holiday visa?

Let's take a look.

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!