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Farm Work For Two

Golden Egg Farms BULLSBROOK, Perth

Published: 3rd December 2020

Farm work on Free Range Egg Farm for two people. You must come as a couple or good friends as you will be working and... Read more

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Off Grid Food Forest Fairy's!

Macca and Judgie Maleny, Sunshine Coast

Published: 3rd December 2020

Greetings all, and in particular the peripatetic Aussies.We have several permanent positions available for... Read more

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Ningaloo Reef Resort -housekeepers - Live And Work On A Resort

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort CORAL BAY, Western Australia

Published: 3rd December 2020

Live and work on a resort in one of Australia's one beautiful locations!!Respected WA companyGreat place to... Read more

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Nanny

WAS Pastoral Company Cooladdi, Queensland

Published: 3rd December 2020

Nanny Position – In Home CareWe are a family owned property located approx. 145km west of Charleville. We are... Read more

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Wait Staff

Hunters Kitchen and Bar Melbourne, St Kilda

Published: 3rd December 2020

Hunter kitchen and Bar in St Kilda Road is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 10 20 hours per week) to join... Read more

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All Rounder - Workers Camp Cloncurry

Discovery Parks Cloncurry Cloncurry, Queensland

Published: 3rd December 2020

Job DescriptionWe have an opening for someone in our busy outback Workers Camp in Cloncurry, Outback Queensland.... Read more

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Nsw Tumbarumba Blueberry Farm Is Looking For Pickers

ShedSeven Tumbarumba,NSW, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

ShedSeven is looking for 100+ blueberry pickers to join our blueberry farm team in Tumbarumba 2653, NSW for asap... Read more

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Dairy Worker

Mrs DENILIQUIN, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

This job is for people who are ALREADY in Australia. Our government is not allowing casual workers into our country.... Read more

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Au Pair, Large Farm, Idealic Location

The Quarters Jugiong, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

We are looking for someone to help look after our 1yr old son while mum and dad work on the farm. We are located on a... Read more

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2nd 3rd Meat Processing Jobs Is Hiring In Toowoomba, Qld

Task Labour Australia Toowoomba, Queensland

Published: 3rd December 2020

Beef plant currently have ongoing casual positions available in Toowoomba, QLD About 1.8 hours from Brisbaneknife... Read more

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2nd 3rd Visa Job Meat Work Is Hiring In Kingaroy, Qld( No Q Fever)

Task Labour Australia Kingaroy, Queensland

Published: 3rd December 2020

Pork plant currently have ongoing casual positions available in Kingaroy, QLD about 3 hours away from Brisbane.... Read more

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Meat Processing Jobs In Sydney Wetherill Park

Task Labour Australia wetherill park, Sydney

Published: 3rd December 2020

Pork Processors plant currently have ongoing casual positions available inWetherill Park in Sydney, NSWknife... Read more

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2nd 3rd Meat Processing Jobs Is Hiring In Port Wakefield, Sa

Task Labour Australia port wakefield, Adelaide

Published: 3rd December 2020

Pork Meat Processors plant currently have ongoing casual positions available in Port Wakefield, SA It will take about... Read more

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Station Position North West Queensland March 2021

Corella Park Station CLONCURRY, Queensland

Published: 3rd December 2020

We have a number of positions available for 2021 season commencing in March .Machinery OperatorStationhand... Read more

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2nd 3rd Meat Work Is Hiring In Leeton, Nsw

Task Labour Australia Leeton, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

JBS LEETON BEEF Meat processing plant currently hire meat workers. about 6 hours from Sydney, 1.5 hours from Wagga... Read more

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2nd 3rd Visa Meat Processing Jobs In Bordertown, Sa

Task Labour Australia Bordertown SA, South Australia

Published: 3rd December 2020

Bordertown Lamb Meat Processors plant currently have ongoing casual positions available in Bordertown, SA. about 3... Read more

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2nd 3rd Visa Job In Gundagaqi, Nsw Lamb Meat Processing -

Task Labour Australia Gundagai, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

Gundagaqi Lamb Meat processing plant currently have ongoing casual positions available in Gundagai, NSWabout 4 hour... Read more

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Amusement Machine Merchandiser - Sydney

CoinOp Group Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 3rd December 2020

CoinOp Group operates amusement machines throughout Australia. This position is for our Sydney based operation.We... Read more

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Kitchen Hand/hospitality Allrounder

Mount Seaview Resort MOUNT SEAVIEW, New South Wales

Published: 3rd December 2020

Mount Seaview ResortAre you a backpacker and looking for your second or third year visa? Well look no further!!!... Read more

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Amrick - Construction Labourers Required

Amrick Specialist Contractors Melbourne CBD and Surrounds, Melbourne

Published: 3rd December 2020

Amrick is a leading provider of contract labour and trade services to the construction industry. Due to the current... 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!