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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:

Featured Backpacker Jobs

13hr ago

Groom/stable Hand

Ellanbrae Park Pty Ltd

Macedon, Victoria

We are a dressage stud/training barn looking for a groom/stable hand. Applicants must have real...

13hr ago

Motor Mechanic

Volks Centre Cairns

smithfield, Cairns

There is an exciting opportunity NOW for a fully qualified mechanic to join The Volks Centre...

14hr ago

Blueberry Picker Wanted

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Coffs Habour, Coffs Harbour

Blueberry Farm Picker Wanted x 70We're looking for picker at the Coffs Harbour Blueberry...

15hr ago

Sales & Adminstration

Leishman Group

Cooroy, Sunshine Coast

Stash + Lode is leading the charge in revolutionizing the Storage Industry. Experience our...

16hr ago

Station Hand/ Farm Maintenance

Gunthorpe Cattle Company

Theodore, Queensland

We are currently seeking a dedicated off sider to join our team, with a planned start date Early...

17hr ago

Sous Chef - Sponsorship Oppourtunity

33 Degrees Esperance

Esperance, Western Australia

SOUS CHEF (2IC) REQUIRED FOR RESTAURANT/GASTRO-PUB IN ESPERANCEBusiness registered for visa...

18hr ago

Appointment Setter

CJN Solar

Helensvale, Gold Coast

Looking for the right applicant to join our growing sales team.Job role -To engage with...

20hr ago

Office Administrator

Carrington Cotton Group (RMI Pty Ltd)

GOONDIWINDI, South West QLD

We are a progressive and exciting, family ownedAgribusiness based in Goondiwindi QLD that is...

1d ago

Experienced Race Horse Stud & Stable Hands - Start 1st...

Watershed Farm & Bowness Stud

Young NSW, New South Wales

Bowness Stud and Watershed Farm require very knowledgeable, experienced and confident horse...

1d ago

Experienced Horse Person For Specialised Horse Stud Role...

Watershed Farm & Bowness Stud

Young, New South Wales

Bowness Stud & Watershed Farm near Young, NSW is seeking an experienced horse person who has a...

1d ago

Hairdresser

Nazz cutz

Ocean Grove, Victoria

We are hiring for a barber or hairdresser, in Ocean Grove with Nazz cutz company.

1d ago

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Melbourne, St Kilda

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

Latest Backpacker Jobs

Au Pair In Noosa

Madill

Noosaville, Sunshine Coast

Hello!We are a family of four (including our furry family member, Ellie) living in Noosa. I am looking for someone to help me with my two girls, Adelaide and...

New 9hr 52m ago

Hello!We are a family of four (including our furry family member, Ellie) living in Noosa. I am looking for someone to help me with my two girls, Adelaide and...

Kitchen Hand

Beach Box Grazing

Dromana, Melbourne

Kitchen Hand - Fruit Drying Factory* Wash and top fruit* Sort Fruit* Load/Unload Dehydrators* Kitchen Cleaning and equipmentMonday, Wednesday,...

New 10hr 35m ago

Kitchen Hand - Fruit Drying Factory* Wash and top fruit* Sort Fruit* Load/Unload Dehydrators* Kitchen Cleaning and equipmentMonday, Wednesday,...

Qualified Labourer - Especially Welder

Coonara Farm Stay

Tocumwal, New South Wales

Please note, for this truly great opportunity, we will only accept applicantswith qualifications in a trade.An irrigation installing company in the beautiful...

New 10hr 43m ago

Please note, for this truly great opportunity, we will only accept applicantswith qualifications in a trade.An irrigation installing company in the beautiful...

 

Groom/stable Hand

Ellanbrae Park Pty Ltd

Macedon, Victoria

We are a dressage stud/training barn looking for a groom/stable hand. Applicants must have real experience working with horses as our horses are fit high level...

New 13hr ago

We are a dressage stud/training barn looking for a groom/stable hand. Applicants must have real experience working with horses as our horses are fit high level...

Nursery Hand

Easy Colour

Hamilton, Victoria

NURSERY HAND - CASUALEasy Colour is an industry leader and horticultural producer situated in the beautiful south-west region of Victoria, in Hamilton.Our...

New 13hr ago

NURSERY HAND - CASUALEasy Colour is an industry leader and horticultural producer situated in the beautiful south-west region of Victoria, in Hamilton.Our...

 

Motor Mechanic

Volks Centre Cairns

smithfield, Cairns

There is an exciting opportunity NOW for a fully qualified mechanic to join The Volks Centre Smithfield team on a full-time basis.At Volks Centre Smithfield, we...

There is an exciting opportunity NOW for a fully qualified mechanic to join The Volks Centre Smithfield team on a full-time basis.At Volks Centre Smithfield, we...

 

Blueberry Picker Wanted

Eng Premium Employer

Coffs Habour, Coffs Harbour

Blueberry Farm Picker Wanted x 70We're looking for picker at the Coffs Harbour Blueberry Farm.This job is available for your 2nd / 3rd visa application.Job...

New 14hr ago

Blueberry Farm Picker Wanted x 70We're looking for picker at the Coffs Harbour Blueberry Farm.This job is available for your 2nd / 3rd visa application.Job...

Sales & Adminstration

Leishman Group

Cooroy, Sunshine Coast

Stash + Lode is leading the charge in revolutionizing the Storage Industry. Experience our phenomenal growth of over 400% in just 2 years!If you're looking to be...

New 15hr ago

Stash + Lode is leading the charge in revolutionizing the Storage Industry. Experience our phenomenal growth of over 400% in just 2 years!If you're looking to be...

Travel Sales Consultant - Byron Bay

Happy Travels

Byron Bay

About Happy Travels:Happy Travels is Australia's #1 Backpacker Travel Agency. Despite the challenges faced by the travel industry over recent years, we have shown...

New 16hr ago

About Happy Travels:Happy Travels is Australia's #1 Backpacker Travel Agency. Despite the challenges faced by the travel industry over recent years, we have shown...

Travel Sales Consultant - Melbourne

Happy Travels

Melbourne

About Happy Travels:Happy Travels is Australia's #1 Backpacker Travel Agency. Despite the challenges faced by the travel industry over recent years, we have shown...

New 16hr ago

About Happy Travels:Happy Travels is Australia's #1 Backpacker Travel Agency. Despite the challenges faced by the travel industry over recent years, we have shown...

 

Station Hand/ Farm Maintenance

Gunthorpe Cattle Company

Theodore, Queensland

We are currently seeking a dedicated off sider to join our team, with a planned start date Early August 2024.Responsibilities• Animal Husbandry: You will be...

We are currently seeking a dedicated off sider to join our team, with a planned start date Early August 2024.Responsibilities• Animal Husbandry: You will be...

 

Sous Chef - Sponsorship Oppourtunity

33 Degrees Esperance

Esperance, Western Australia

SOUS CHEF (2IC) REQUIRED FOR RESTAURANT/GASTRO-PUB IN ESPERANCEBusiness registered for visa extensionsSponsorship possible for the right applicant after...

SOUS CHEF (2IC) REQUIRED FOR RESTAURANT/GASTRO-PUB IN ESPERANCEBusiness registered for visa extensionsSponsorship possible for the right applicant after...

 

Appointment Setter

CJN Solar

Helensvale, Gold Coast

Looking for the right applicant to join our growing sales team.Job role -To engage with customers and set solar appointmentsTransport providedTraining...

New 18hr ago

Looking for the right applicant to join our growing sales team.Job role -To engage with customers and set solar appointmentsTransport providedTraining...

Sous Chef Wanted - Immediate Start - 88 Day Visa Sign Off - Accomidation &...

Oasis Motor Inn Blackall

Blackall, Queensland

About the role:We are looking for an experienced Sous - Chef to work in our busy café and restaurant. This person will be comfortable with all aspects of cooking a...

New 20hr ago

About the role:We are looking for an experienced Sous - Chef to work in our busy café and restaurant. This person will be comfortable with all aspects of cooking a...

 

Office Administrator

Carrington Cotton Group (RMI Pty Ltd) Premium Employer

GOONDIWINDI, South West QLD

We are a progressive and exciting, family ownedAgribusiness based in Goondiwindi QLD that is seeking a versatile Administrator to join our team.This is a...

We are a progressive and exciting, family ownedAgribusiness based in Goondiwindi QLD that is seeking a versatile Administrator to join our team.This is a...

Free Accommodation In Melbourne For Dog Walking

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Coburg, Melbourne

Hello, I have two beautiful sausage dogs and I’m looking for somebody who is happy to for a room in exchange for a free bed. I would need some dog walking on some...

New 1d ago

Hello, I have two beautiful sausage dogs and I’m looking for somebody who is happy to for a room in exchange for a free bed. I would need some dog walking on some...

Painter

hotel sophia

city, Melbourne

Trades skilled people requiredgood starting ratelong term workpaid weeklymust have abn and white card

New 1d ago

Trades skilled people requiredgood starting ratelong term workpaid weeklymust have abn and white card

Night Receptionist

hotel sophia

Melbourne

Hotel Sophia seeks to employ a night receptionist.**** this is a full time live on site position only in a private hotel room plus salary***( the accommodation...

New 1d ago

Hotel Sophia seeks to employ a night receptionist.**** this is a full time live on site position only in a private hotel room plus salary***( the accommodation...

Construction Labourer

hotel sophia

city, Melbourne

construction labouringprefer building trade experienceaward conditions base rate $26.53 per hourpaid weekly by bank transferweekly payment direct into...

New 1d ago

construction labouringprefer building trade experienceaward conditions base rate $26.53 per hourpaid weekly by bank transferweekly payment direct into...

Housekeeper

hotel sophia

city, Melbourne

Housekeeper for city hotel-8 am starts- 5/530 pm finishes- 4/5 days per week- must be available Saturday and Sundays- must know how to clean in a quick...

New 1d ago

Housekeeper for city hotel-8 am starts- 5/530 pm finishes- 4/5 days per week- must be available Saturday and Sundays- must know how to clean in a quick...

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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!