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Chef/cook

Yalgoo Hotel Motel Yalgoo WA, Western Australia

Published: 17th August 2022

Experienced cook or chef required for busy country hotel located in Yalgoo WA. Position is responsible for all... Read more

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Cati Social Research Telephone Interviewer

Big Village Melbourne / Australia Wide, Melbourne

Published: 17th August 2022

We are seeking casual CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) staff to join our local team to conduct... Read more

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Volunteer For Accommodation (unpaid)

Grampians Eco YHA HALLS GAP, Victoria

Published: 17th August 2022

Do you enjoy the great outdoors, bush-walking and love the sight of kangaroos, emus and echidnas, and being woken by... Read more

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Chef - Hotel / Pub Style Venue- Outback New South Wales (3488065)

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Dubbo, New South Wales

Published: 17th August 2022

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment specialises in remote, live in hospitality roles in remote, regional and outback areas... Read more

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General Labouring - Meat Processing

The Casino Food Co-op Booyong, Byron Bay

Published: 17th August 2022

The Casino Food Co-op is a leading export food processor with production facilities located in Casino and Booyong,... Read more

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Labourer

wicker Sunnybank, Brisbane

Published: 17th August 2022

Need 2 x labourers tomorrow, 18/8, for days work. 5:30am start, must have own protective boots. Read more

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General Labourer - Meat Processing

The Casino Food Co-op Casino, Byron Bay

Published: 17th August 2022

The Casino Food Co-op is a leading export food processor with production facilities located in Casino and Booyong,... Read more

2nd Year

 

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Hospitality

freycinet marine farm Coles Bay, Tasmania

Published: 17th August 2022

Hospitality/CouplesFreycinet Marine Farm – Coles Bay - TasmaniaJob DescriptionWe are looking for couples... Read more

2nd Year

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Cook / Chef - Tourist Facility - Remote Northern Territory (3487829)

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Darwin

Published: 17th August 2022

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment specialises in remote, live in hospitality roles in remote, regional and outback areas... Read more

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Gardeners - Grounds People - General Labourer Immediate Start!

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Auburn, Sydney

Published: 17th August 2022

Garden Maintenance People Ongoing Casual PositionsWe are looking for a self-motivated, experienced, reliable, and... Read more

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Christmas Installer

Visual Empire Sydney

Published: 17th August 2022

Visual Empire is a Creative Design company offering inspired design solutions in Visual merchandising, Set design,... Read more

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Container Loader / Unloader- Epping Vic

3rd Party Containers Epping, Melbourne

Published: 17th August 2022

EMPLOYER of CHOICE3PC is Australia’s leading employer of Container Pack / Unpack Teams. We are the supplier of... Read more

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Container Loader / Unloader- Dandenong Area

3rd Party Containers dandenong, Melbourne

Published: 17th August 2022

EMPLOYER of CHOICE3PC is Australia’s leading employer of Container Pack / Unpack Teams. We are the supplier of... Read more

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Container Loader / Unloader- Westerns Sububs Vic

3rd Party Containers altona, Melbourne

Published: 17th August 2022

EMPLOYER of CHOICE3PC is Australia’s leading employer of Container Pack / Unpack Teams. We are the supplier of... Read more

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Container Loader / Unloader- Melbourne Area

3rd Party Containers Derrimut Vic, Melbourne

Published: 17th August 2022

EMPLOYER of CHOICE3PC is Australia’s leading employer of Container Pack / Unpack Teams. We are the supplier of... Read more

 

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Hotel Housekeepers & Bar Staff Needed For Immediate Start!

Spinifex Hotel Derby, WA, Broome

Published: 17th August 2022

***JOB ALERT***Hotel Housekeepers & Bar Staff needed for Immediate start!$1000 retention bonus*!!The... Read more

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Container Loader / Unloader - Forklift Driver - Westerns Suburbs

3rd Party Containers Truganina, Melbourne

Published: 17th August 2022

EMPLOYER of CHOICE3PC is Australia’s leading employer of Container Pack / Unpack Teams. We are the supplier of... Read more

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Barman/waiter - Casual Or Full Time Opportunity Available In New Underground...

Becketts Glebe, Sydney

Published: 17th August 2022

We have an amazing opportunity for new staff in a unique underground sandstone restaurant in Glebe, with a pianist 4... Read more

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Aigl (activity Instructor/ Group Leader

PGL adventure camps Kyneton/Foster, Bendigo

Published: 17th August 2022

PGL Adventure Camps are currently seeking applications for the Activity instructor/ Group leader role at our two... Read more

 

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APA Flyer Distribution Auburn, Sydney

Published: 17th August 2022

Our Best Walkers earn $500 to $1500 per weekYou can work 2 days a week or all 7 days a week.This is the Best... 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!