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Live In Farm Help/home Help

Glencross Clagiraba, Gold Coast

Published: 26th February 2020

Hi, we are located on a small horse horse property 30mins from the beach and Surfers Paradise. We have four beautiful... Read more

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Welder/boilermaker

Prices Fabrication Steel Williams, Western Australia

Published: 26th February 2020

Price’s Fabrication + Steel, based in Williams, design, fabricate and build sheds. We have a casual full time... Read more

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Au Pair Needed In Leafy Surburb Close To Brisbane City - No Driving Required...

Dream Nannies The Gap, Brisbane

Published: 26th February 2020

Dream Nannies - Nanny & Au Pair Agency Live-in Au Pair -The Gap, Brisbane - ASAP for 6 monthsLovely, busy... Read more

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House Cleaner

Ritchie Shepparton, Victoria

Published: 26th February 2020

Looking for someone to keep home clean Both inside and out, also mow lawns, purchase personal items like groceries... Read more

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Banana Farm Work

Innisfail Budget Backpackers Innnisfail, Cairns

Published: 26th February 2020

BANANA PICKING JOBS FOR MALES - immediate startYou must be a minimum of 80-95kg body weight. The jobs available are... Read more

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Grape Picking In Mclaren Vale South Australia

McLaren Vale Backpackers McLaren Vale, Adelaide

Published: 26th February 2020

MUST HAVE YOUR OWN CAR. IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR OWN CAR YOU CAN ASK FOR A LIFT WITH OTHER BACKPACKERS NOT GUARANTEED.... Read more

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Stone Wall Builder/layer-

The Depot Nyah, Mildura

Published: 26th February 2020

The Depot @ Nyah requires a stone wall builder/layer to construct garden retaining walls. The applicant should be... Read more

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Shellfish Farm Attendant (oysters)

Albatross Fishing Pty Ltd Clifton Beach, Hobart

Published: 26th February 2020

We have a casual position available on our small family owned oyster farm located at Pipeclay Lagoon, Clifton Beach... Read more

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5 Sales Agents Needed | Start Asap

That's Lit Installations Ascot Vale, Melbourne

Published: 26th February 2020

That's Lit is looking for 5 Sales Agents who want to work great hours independently or with a vibrant, close-knit... Read more

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Nanny And Labourer

TRAILERYORTRASH hervey bay, Queensland

Published: 26th February 2020

Hi there I'm Tom I live in urangan with my 10 yo daughter and 80 yo mother and have a spare room in my house it has... Read more

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House Cleaning

Mount Eliza Home Service Pty Ltd Frankston, Melbourne

Published: 26th February 2020

Full Training - Daytime WorkLocation: Mornington PeninsulaTired of casual work and unsociable hours?On a... Read more

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Help Exchange

Amamoor Amamoor, Sunshine Coast

Published: 26th February 2020

Hi,We have a Beautiful Home with 100 acres of land with some cattle in the Stunning Marry Valley with plenty of... Read more

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Second And Third Year Visa - Apple Packing Positions Available

Fruit Grower POZIERES, Queensland

Published: 26th February 2020

Please only apply if you are available to start between the 26.02.2020-08.03.2020Casual Apple Packing Shed... Read more

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Shopping Centre Kiosk Sales! Monday - Friday, Immediate Start!!!

Surge Direct Upper Roma Street, Brisbane

Published: 26th February 2020

Are you looking for work here in sunny Brisbane!?!If you are the *life of the party*, love socialising and... Read more

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Second And Third Year Visa - Apple Packing Positions Available

Fruit Grower POZIERES, Queensland

Published: 26th February 2020

Please only apply if you are available to start between the 26.02.2020-08.03.2020Casual Apple Packing Shed... Read more

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Bubbly Brand Ambassadors - Fun Team Environment, $ Hourly Pay + Bonuses!

Surge Direct Brisbane, Brisbane

Published: 26th February 2020

Are you someone who would talk the hind legs off a chair?Do you love meeting new people?Well guess what... Read more

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Amusement Machine Merchandiser - Sydney

CoinOpSolutions Sydney CBD, Sydney

Published: 26th February 2020

CoinOp Solutions operate amusement machines throughout Australia. This position is for our Sydney based operation.... Read more

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Caretaker

Bullfinch One Pty Ltd Bullfinch, Perth

Published: 26th February 2020

We require a caretaker for a mine on care & maintenance for approximately 6-8 weeks whilst we dewater the mine.... Read more

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Cook/ Chef Live Onsite

Tarraleah Tarraleah, Tasmania

Published: 26th February 2020

cook/chefLocation DescriptionTarraleah is a highland village with an industrial past that's been transformed... Read more

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Immediate Start Tomato Picking Best Value

North Bundy Backpackers bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 26th February 2020

Tomato picking one of the better contract farms in Bundabergshort days work 6 to 7 days a weekVisa days signed no... Read more

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How to 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 easy is it to get a job in Australia on a working holiday visa?

Let's take a look.

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!