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Dairy Worker

Mrs DENILIQUIN, New South Wales

Published: 19th April 2021

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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Event Sales Leader Role

Lime7 south melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 19th April 2021

Lime 7 are looking for a FABULOUS person to join our team.During 2020 we relocated from Melbourne to Sydney... Read more

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Event Sales Consultant Needed For Immediate Start

Lime7 Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 19th April 2021

Lime 7 are looking for some FABULOUS people to join our team.If you want to be part of a great team, speak to... Read more

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Looking For Outgoing People For Event Sales

Lime7 Surry Hills, Sydney

Published: 19th April 2021

Here at Lime 7 we are looking for 3 people to join our Events team!!!Lime 7 is looking for high energy, motivated... Read more

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Timber Stacker

reid bros timber Yarra Junction, Melbourne

Published: 19th April 2021

Reid Bros Timber are looking for self motivated, reliable, physically fit workers to fill several positions at our... Read more

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Wait Staff - Bar & Restaurant

The Bush Inn Hotel Toorak, Melbourne

Published: 19th April 2021

The Bush Inn Hotel in Hawksburn Village, Toorak is now recruiting part-time bartenders and restaurant wait staff.... Read more

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Domestic Cleaner

Gusto's Home Hub Sydney, Sydney

Published: 19th April 2021

Gusto’s Home Hub services participants of the NDIS and Aged Care programmes. We are looking for domestic house... Read more

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Meat Factory Jobs

Whales Workforce Warrnambool, VIC, Victoria

Published: 19th April 2021

[Whale Workforce Job Offer - Meat processing factories VIC]APPLY TODAY, STARTING SHORTLY.?Looking for a job?... Read more

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Ski Season Positions

Sundeck Hotel Perisher Valley, New South Wales

Published: 19th April 2021

The Sundeck Hotel is located on the skiing slopes of Perisher Valley and require the following staff for the ski... Read more

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Amusement Machine Merchandiser/warehouse Work – Full Training Provided

CoinOp Group Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 19th April 2021

CoinOp Group is Australia’s leading skill tester operator, and this position is to join our fun and friendly team... Read more

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Postie Distributors Wanted

Private Advertiser canterbury/bankstown & inner west, Sydney

Published: 19th April 2021

POSTAL DISTRIBUTORS WANTEDCasual and full time work availableA well-established Leaflet Distribution Company... Read more

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Labourer

IPA CBD - South East & North West, Melbourne

Published: 19th April 2021

We are currently seeking General Labourers happy to travel to the South East. We have numerous assignments, including... Read more

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Shopfitting Labourer

Precision shopfitting Qld Cairns Central, Cairns

Published: 19th April 2021

1 x labourer wanted to work nights for 3 weeks in the cairns central shopping centre. You will be required to work... Read more

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Processing Employees

Select Harvests robinvale, Mildura

Published: 19th April 2021

complete farm days in an almond processing facility6 day working weeks, minimum 48 hours a weekseasonal work from... Read more

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2nd Year

Office Admin/pa Role

Dark Horse Inc. South Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 19th April 2021

We are a progressive, fun and continuously growing Sales and Marketing company based in Melbourne that is seeking a... Read more

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Casual Exhibition And Event Labour

Exponet Brisbane and Gold Coast Various Locations, Brisbane

Published: 19th April 2021

ExpoNet is a leading Exhibition company in Australia whom is seeking applicants to join our casual team of staff to... Read more

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Farm Worker Light Dutys

AAA Egg Neergabby, Western Australia

Published: 19th April 2021

Do you want a interesting job.I have one for you.The work will last for about 6 monthsYou will be working up... Read more

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Volunteer In A Hostel

Hostel Kings Cross Potts Point, Sydney

Published: 19th April 2021

Are you looking for a home away from home?We are a Hostel with a Shared House feeling. So many nice people around... Read more

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Farm Hand

Morrish Ouyen, Victoria

Published: 19th April 2021

Sheep and cattle farm.Duties include fencing, working with stock and general farm duties.Hourly pay.... Read more

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2nd Year

Forestry Tree Planter

All Above Reforestation Australia Mid-North Coast, Coffs Harbour

Published: 19th April 2021

Job DescriptionLooking for experienced tree planters to join our crew.- Must have experience- Must have a... Read more

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2nd Year

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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!