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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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** Sydney Call Centre Superstars Wanted **

Carbon Savers

Ultimo, Sydney

Looking for that next exciting opportunity?!THEN LOOK NO FURTHER...Carbon Savers are...

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New To Sydney?! Call Centre Roles Available - Immediate...

Carbon Savers

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Sick and tired of boring jobs without purpose?!Ready for a new challenge?! Then look no...

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Content Creator - Youtube

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CONTENT CREATOR – YOU TUBE$28 hourHawthorn VictoriaYou must be experienced in :-...

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Full On For Three Months- Immediate Start

Talk Scoop

Botany, Sydney

Join us at our offices in Botany – we are a 6 metre walk from public transport!We are one...

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Campervan Detailer & Customer Service.

Spaceships Rentals

Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Spaceships Rentals is an award winning, innovative campervan hire business with locations...

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Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

St Kilda, Melbourne

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARAt HelloFresh, we want to...

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Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – No...

HelloFresh

Sydney,

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

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Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

Perth,

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAt HelloFresh, we want to...

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An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Melbourne, St Kilda

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

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An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Perth,

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by...

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An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Sydney,

HELLOFRESH - Best backpacker job in Sydney!Have fun, making fantastic money and work with...

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Farm Hand/ Fruit Picker/ Tree Tender

CDK Dalwood Pty Ltd

Dalwood, Byron Bay

Join Our Farm Team: Avocado Pickers, Farm Hands, and Tree Plantation Workers Needed!Are you a...

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** Sydney Call Centre Superstars Wanted **

Carbon Savers

Ultimo, Sydney

Looking for that next exciting opportunity?!THEN LOOK NO FURTHER...Carbon Savers are growing its call centre sales teams and we want you!Have experience...

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Looking for that next exciting opportunity?!THEN LOOK NO FURTHER...Carbon Savers are growing its call centre sales teams and we want you!Have experience...

 

New To Sydney?! Call Centre Roles Available - Immediate Start! Apply Now!

Carbon Savers

Ultimo, Sydney

Sick and tired of boring jobs without purpose?!Ready for a new challenge?! Then look no further...The Carbon Savers team is expanding and we want YOU!Join...

New 9hr 27m ago

Sick and tired of boring jobs without purpose?!Ready for a new challenge?! Then look no further...The Carbon Savers team is expanding and we want YOU!Join...

Solar Lead Generation Specialist

Collins Group

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Lead Gen Field Representatives$31Base Salary + Super Per Hour + Weekly CommissionsUp to 40 Hours Per WeekThe Collins Group is a leading direct sales company...

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Lead Gen Field Representatives$31Base Salary + Super Per Hour + Weekly CommissionsUp to 40 Hours Per WeekThe Collins Group is a leading direct sales company...

Amazing Au Pair Experience In Brisbane! Private Accomodation!!

Dream Nannies Premium Employer

Upper kedron, Brisbane

DREAM NANNIES NANNY AND AU PAIR AGENCYAU PAIR- BRISBANE- UPPER KEDRON- JUNELovely family in central Brisbane are looking for a caring and enthusiastic Au Pair to...

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DREAM NANNIES NANNY AND AU PAIR AGENCYAU PAIR- BRISBANE- UPPER KEDRON- JUNELovely family in central Brisbane are looking for a caring and enthusiastic Au Pair to...

 

Content Creator - Youtube

1sHc, Nord Trond, deskPlex, CDEM, CandC Parks Premium Employer

Hawthorn, Melbourne

CONTENT CREATOR – YOU TUBE$28 hourHawthorn VictoriaYou must be experienced in :- Scripting- Directing- Shooting- Editing- LoadingAudio Visual...

CONTENT CREATOR – YOU TUBE$28 hourHawthorn VictoriaYou must be experienced in :- Scripting- Directing- Shooting- Editing- LoadingAudio Visual...

Sales And Promotion Job

33 Direct

Melbourne

This is an Entry Level Sales Rep Position.New and exciting times ahead in the new year. We are 2024 ready, are you ?Due to our recent expansion into the Victoria...

New 1d ago

This is an Entry Level Sales Rep Position.New and exciting times ahead in the new year. We are 2024 ready, are you ?Due to our recent expansion into the Victoria...

Office Admin/admin Assistant

33 Direct

Melbourne

We are a progressive, fun and continuously growing Sales and Marketing company based in Melbourne that is seeking a versatile administrator to join our team. This is a...

New 1d ago

We are a progressive, fun and continuously growing Sales and Marketing company based in Melbourne that is seeking a versatile administrator to join our team. This is a...

 

Full On For Three Months- Immediate Start

Talk Scoop

Botany, Sydney

Join us at our offices in Botany – we are a 6 metre walk from public transport!We are one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in Australia. We are...

New 1d ago

Join us at our offices in Botany – we are a 6 metre walk from public transport!We are one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in Australia. We are...

 

Campervan Detailer & Customer Service.

Spaceships Rentals

Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Spaceships Rentals is an award winning, innovative campervan hire business with locations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK.With international tourists...

Spaceships Rentals is an award winning, innovative campervan hire business with locations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK.With international tourists...

Framing And Reception And Cashier....

Athwaq

Sydney

Dear Sir/Madam;My name yassine from Morocco i currently in Qatar now.It has come to my knowledge that your company is in need of a Receptionist and I am very...

New 1d ago

Dear Sir/Madam;My name yassine from Morocco i currently in Qatar now.It has come to my knowledge that your company is in need of a Receptionist and I am very...

Bar Supervisor/manager

Rattle n Hum, Port Douglas Backpackers,Global backpackers Port Do

Port Douglas, Queensland

Bar Supervisor/Manager Wanted, Full Time Hours.Come live, work and play in beautiful Far North Queensland.Looking for an experienced bar and/or restaurant...

New 1d ago

Bar Supervisor/Manager Wanted, Full Time Hours.Come live, work and play in beautiful Far North Queensland.Looking for an experienced bar and/or restaurant...

Angel Assist - Cabarita Nsw

Au Pair Me Up

Cabarita, Sydney

We are looking for a female angel assist to help provide care and companionship for an elderly man age 78. He has anti-phosphid lupid syndrome. Really needs moral...

New 1d ago

We are looking for a female angel assist to help provide care and companionship for an elderly man age 78. He has anti-phosphid lupid syndrome. Really needs moral...

Farm Hand At Racehorse And Cattle Breeding Property

Roycevale Farm

North East Vic, Victoria

Full time position at a Racehorse and cattle breeding farm. Applicants must be enthusiastic, motivated and show initiative. Horse handling experience is a necessity....

New 1d ago

Full time position at a Racehorse and cattle breeding farm. Applicants must be enthusiastic, motivated and show initiative. Horse handling experience is a necessity....

Landscape Construction - Sponsored Skilled Migrant Oppertunity

Allegro Projects Pty Ltd

Bayswater, Perth

Looking to sponsor a skilled migrant in one of the following visa subclasses - 482, 494 or 186. This position would suit an overseas worker looking to stay in...

New 1d ago

Looking to sponsor a skilled migrant in one of the following visa subclasses - 482, 494 or 186. This position would suit an overseas worker looking to stay in...

Off Sider And Pilers

Job Play

Munna Creek, South West QLD

Looking for off-siders and pilers for a solar farm in Munna CreekIdeal candidate will have:white cardprevious labour experienceA desire to get piling...

New 1d ago

Looking for off-siders and pilers for a solar farm in Munna CreekIdeal candidate will have:white cardprevious labour experienceA desire to get piling...

 

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience Necessary

HelloFresh Premium Employer

St Kilda, Melbourne

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARAt HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

New 1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARAt HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

 

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – No Experience Necessary

HelloFresh Premium Employer

Sydney

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high-quality food and recipes for different meal occasions.The role…As...

New 1d ago

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high-quality food and recipes for different meal occasions.The role…As...

 

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience Necessary

HelloFresh Premium Employer

Perth

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAt HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

New 1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAt HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers...

 

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh Premium Employer

Melbourne, St Kilda

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high-quality food and recipes for different meal occasions.The role…As...

New 1d ago

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high-quality food and recipes for different meal occasions.The role…As...

Stationhand

Murray and Kylie Hudson

Mitchell, South West QLD

Hi, we are currently looking for someone to help us on our cattle and goat properties South of Mitchell.We are ideally looking for someone keen to help out with a...

New 1d ago

Hi, we are currently looking for someone to help us on our cattle and goat properties South of Mitchell.We are ideally looking for someone keen to help out with a...

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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!