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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

1hr 49m ago

Blueberry Picker Hiring Now!!

Ally

Coffs Harbour,

Our target is "Play hard work hard!!! "Who want to join our team??Hello allThanks for...

2hr 22m ago

Blueberry Picker Wants In Coffs Harbour

T&O Labour

Coffs Harbour,

Blueberry Picker Wants in Coffs Harbour 2024The berries season of plenty, and we want you to...

4hr 12m ago

Blueberry Farm Hiring

Perfection Berry

Macksville, Coffs Harbour

Perfection Berry are now recruiting pickers for the ongoing blueberry seasonWe work 7 days a...

8hr 6m ago

2024 Coffs Harbour Blueberries Pickers.

B&R

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Coffs Harbour Blueberries Pickers.Anyone who needs to work or complete the days for the 2nd...

16hr ago

Seeking Hospitality Workers Looking For A Change! No...

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Sydney,

Hey there backpackers!We are seeking those with hospitality or customer service experience...

1d ago

Stable Hand

Tulum racing

Mornington, Victoria

Stablehand wanted in Mornington Victoria, in aFast paced stable, must be able to wash, rug,...

1d ago

Coffs Harbour Blueberry Farm

Farming Labour

Macksville-Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Blueberry FarmHiring Blueberry PickersCoffs Harbour location is very close to the Beach....

1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

Perth,

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

1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

St Kilda, Melbourne

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

1d ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – No...

HelloFresh

Sydney,

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

1d ago

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Sydney,

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

1d ago

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Perth,

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

Latest Backpacker Jobs

 

Blueberry Picker Hiring Now!!

Ally

Coffs Harbour

Our target is "Play hard work hard!!! "Who want to join our team??Hello allThanks for finding me here!We are looking for picker who want to join our team...

New 1hr 49m ago

Our target is "Play hard work hard!!! "Who want to join our team??Hello allThanks for finding me here!We are looking for picker who want to join our team...

 

Blueberry Picker Wants In Coffs Harbour

T&O Labour

Coffs Harbour

Blueberry Picker Wants in Coffs Harbour 2024The berries season of plenty, and we want you to be a part of it.The harvest season is picking now until January...

New 2hr 22m ago

Blueberry Picker Wants in Coffs Harbour 2024The berries season of plenty, and we want you to be a part of it.The harvest season is picking now until January...

 

Blueberry Farm Hiring

Perfection Berry Premium Employer

Macksville, Coffs Harbour

Perfection Berry are now recruiting pickers for the ongoing blueberry seasonWe work 7 days a week only having day off when it’s raining, Start time is usually...

New 4hr 12m ago

Perfection Berry are now recruiting pickers for the ongoing blueberry seasonWe work 7 days a week only having day off when it’s raining, Start time is usually...

 

2024 Coffs Harbour Blueberries Pickers.

B&R

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Coffs Harbour Blueberries Pickers.Anyone who needs to work or complete the days for the 2nd and 3rd year VISA is welcome to join usLocation: Coffs...

New 8hr 6m ago

Coffs Harbour Blueberries Pickers.Anyone who needs to work or complete the days for the 2nd and 3rd year VISA is welcome to join usLocation: Coffs...

Earn Over $1200 Per Week! No Previous Industry Experience Necessary!

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Brisbane

Calling all Backpackers!!Are you looking to work in a fun, fast paced environment with like minded people?Do you want to get paid to see different parts of...

New 16hr ago

Calling all Backpackers!!Are you looking to work in a fun, fast paced environment with like minded people?Do you want to get paid to see different parts of...

 

Seeking Hospitality Workers Looking For A Change! No Weekend Work!

Think Renewable Pty Ltd

Sydney

Hey there backpackers!We are seeking those with hospitality or customer service experience who are ready for a change of pace and a career shift.Think...

Hey there backpackers!We are seeking those with hospitality or customer service experience who are ready for a change of pace and a career shift.Think...

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 17hr 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...

Grocery Store - Retail Hospitality Assistant

Herald Lace Pty Ltd

Ti Tree, Northern Territory

Retail Hospitality Assistant in the town of Ti Tree, NT [2hr North of Alice Springs]·Hourly rate $ thirty dollars [Experienced based] + Super·Hours 7:00am...

New 18hr ago

Retail Hospitality Assistant in the town of Ti Tree, NT [2hr North of Alice Springs]·Hourly rate $ thirty dollars [Experienced based] + Super·Hours 7:00am...

No Experience Required - Temporary Assignments - $1000

Robinhood Consulting

Melbourne

Applications now open for Male clients in VIC Seeking to participate in the program. ***Successful Clients/Participants receive a $1000 Commission payment + $200 per...

New 1d ago

Applications now open for Male clients in VIC Seeking to participate in the program. ***Successful Clients/Participants receive a $1000 Commission payment + $200 per...

 

Stable Hand

Tulum racing

Mornington, Victoria

Stablehand wanted in Mornington Victoria, in aFast paced stable, must be able to wash, rug, saddle, bridle load onto trucks and floats unsupervised.Please...

New 1d ago

Stablehand wanted in Mornington Victoria, in aFast paced stable, must be able to wash, rug, saddle, bridle load onto trucks and floats unsupervised.Please...

Kiosk Sales Representative

Authentic Connections Marketing

Sydney

Fun and outgoing staff wanted for immediate start. Bonus on top of hourly wage.What We Offer- Sociable working hours with family work culture, including team...

New 1d ago

Fun and outgoing staff wanted for immediate start. Bonus on top of hourly wage.What We Offer- Sociable working hours with family work culture, including team...

Warehouse Picker & Packer

Orientique

Cannon Hill, Brisbane

We are a fashion wholesale clothing company based in Cannon Hill and require 2 warehouse workers who can pick and pack our orders. We are looking for energetic and...

New 1d ago

We are a fashion wholesale clothing company based in Cannon Hill and require 2 warehouse workers who can pick and pack our orders. We are looking for energetic and...

 

Coffs Harbour Blueberry Farm

Farming Labour Premium Employer

Macksville-Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Blueberry FarmHiring Blueberry PickersCoffs Harbour location is very close to the Beach.Is a Good Place to start your Working Holiday.Our job is approve to...

New 1d ago

Blueberry FarmHiring Blueberry PickersCoffs Harbour location is very close to the Beach.Is a Good Place to start your Working Holiday.Our job is approve to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh Premium Employer

Sydney

HELLOFRESH - Best backpacker job in Sydney!Have fun, making fantastic money and work with like minded people while working for a globally recognised brand!At...

New 1d ago

HELLOFRESH - Best backpacker job in Sydney!Have fun, making fantastic money and work with like minded people while working for a globally recognised brand!At...

 

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh Premium Employer

Perth

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high-quality food and recipes for different meal...

New 1d ago

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high-quality food and recipes for different meal...

 

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...

Travel Support & Sales Representative

Happy Travels

Sydney

Company: Work and Travel (Partnered with Happy Travels)Work Location: Nomads Sydney Work and Travel OfficeAbout Us:Nomads Work and Travel, powered by Happy...

New 1d ago

Company: Work and Travel (Partnered with Happy Travels)Work Location: Nomads Sydney Work and Travel OfficeAbout Us:Nomads Work and Travel, powered by Happy...

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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!