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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

10hr 48m ago

Sell To Primary Schools - Earn $1500-$3000 Per Week +...

Enlighten Press

Sydney,

Are you a young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful...

10hr 50m ago

Earn $1500-$3000 Per Week + Company Car: Educational...

Enlighten Press

Melbourne,

Are you a young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful...

15hr ago

Barista’s, Brew Up Your Next Career - Backpackers Welcome

VIVA Solutions

Surry Hills, Sydney

Full time availability!!$60-80k+ Uncapped commissionsLooking for something different to...

15hr ago

Reception Role

VIVA Solutions

Sydney,

$30 per hour + Bonus'Casual RoleViva Solutions are one of Australia’s leading Sales and...

16hr ago

Dairy Farm Milker/tractor Driver

Fresha Dairies Pty Ltd

South Purrumbete, Victoria

Dairy farm work available IMMEDIATE startSouth West VictoriaIn South Purrumbete Vic 3260...

18hr ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

St Kilda, Melbourne

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

18hr ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted – No...

HelloFresh

Sydney,

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

18hr ago

Entry Level Sales Representatives Wanted - No Experience...

HelloFresh

Perth,

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

18hr ago

An Aussie Backpacker's Dream!

HelloFresh

Sydney,

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

18hr 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...

18hr 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...

1d 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...

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Sell To Primary Schools - Earn $1500-$3000 Per Week + Company Car

Enlighten Press

Sydney

Are you a young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful impact?While making a lot of money in the process?LOOK NO FURTHER!...

New 10hr 48m ago

Are you a young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful impact?While making a lot of money in the process?LOOK NO FURTHER!...

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 10hr 49m 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...

 

Earn $1500-$3000 Per Week + Company Car: Educational Sales Representative

Enlighten Press

Melbourne

Are you a young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful impact?While making a lot of money in the process?LOOK NO FURTHER!...

New 10hr 50m ago

Are you a young professional ready to embark on an exciting journey while making a meaningful impact?While making a lot of money in the process?LOOK NO FURTHER!...

Packing Goods Into A 20foot Container

Whisky Live

Rockdale, Sydney

3 people needed to unpack and repack 20ft container at a warhorse in Rockdale SydneyNeed to be fit and able to carry 10kgsThe work is for one day only $30...

New 10hr 54m ago

3 people needed to unpack and repack 20ft container at a warhorse in Rockdale SydneyNeed to be fit and able to carry 10kgsThe work is for one day only $30...

Relocation Work

ARC Staff - Australian Recruitment Company Premium Employer

Albury, New South Wales

We are seeking fit and reliable workers to help out with placement of furniture and various items in Albury NSWCommencing Tuesday 13th - 17th May and returning...

New 14hr ago

We are seeking fit and reliable workers to help out with placement of furniture and various items in Albury NSWCommencing Tuesday 13th - 17th May and returning...

 

Barista’s, Brew Up Your Next Career - Backpackers Welcome

VIVA Solutions

Surry Hills, Sydney

Full time availability!!$60-80k+ Uncapped commissionsLooking for something different to manning the coffee machine or bar?Want more opportunity to pursue a...

New 15hr ago

Full time availability!!$60-80k+ Uncapped commissionsLooking for something different to manning the coffee machine or bar?Want more opportunity to pursue a...

 

Reception Role

VIVA Solutions

Sydney

$30 per hour + Bonus'Casual RoleViva Solutions are one of Australia’s leading Sales and Marketing team. We have a fun, exciting environment which will help...

New 15hr ago

$30 per hour + Bonus'Casual RoleViva Solutions are one of Australia’s leading Sales and Marketing team. We have a fun, exciting environment which will help...

 

Dairy Farm Milker/tractor Driver

Fresha Dairies Pty Ltd

South Purrumbete, Victoria

Dairy farm work available IMMEDIATE startSouth West VictoriaIn South Purrumbete Vic 3260Located just over two hours from MelbourneWe are looking for...

New 16hr ago

Dairy farm work available IMMEDIATE startSouth West VictoriaIn South Purrumbete Vic 3260Located just over two hours from MelbourneWe are looking for...

Sous Chef

Input Hospitality

King Island, Victoria

Looking to employ 2 Sous ChefsFulltime basisLocation King IslandMust be fully versed in either Western Cuisine or Asian Cuisine along with degustation...

New 16hr ago

Looking to employ 2 Sous ChefsFulltime basisLocation King IslandMust be fully versed in either Western Cuisine or Asian Cuisine along with degustation...

Bar And Kitchen

Sheepyard85

Sheepyard, New South Wales

Looking for a motivated, outgoing person to work in our small pub on the opal fields near lightning ridge. Bar, kitchen work and some cleaning make up this job. You...

New 16hr ago

Looking for a motivated, outgoing person to work in our small pub on the opal fields near lightning ridge. Bar, kitchen work and some cleaning make up this job. You...

Full & Part Time Positions Available - Weekdays - Good Salary

My Home Clean

CBD, Richmond, St Kilda, Melbourne

Permanent position with normal working hoursExcellent Pay and Conditions – Vehicles suppliedFull training – Good salary – Daytime workWe provide...

New 16hr ago

Permanent position with normal working hoursExcellent Pay and Conditions – Vehicles suppliedFull training – Good salary – Daytime workWe provide...

Sales Team Leader Wanted!

HelloFresh Premium Employer

St Kilda, Melbourne

Job descriptionThis represents a fantastic opportunity to join a team that’s experiencing a very exciting phase of growth. You will understand how to motivate...

New 18hr ago

Job descriptionThis represents a fantastic opportunity to join a team that’s experiencing a very exciting phase of growth. You will understand how to motivate...

 

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 18hr 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 18hr 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 18hr ago

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

Hostel Manager /driver/cleaner Manager – Full Time 3 Months Work Second...

North Bundy Backpackers

bundaberg, Bundaberg

Hostel Manager /Driver/Cleaner Manager – full time 3 to 6 months workstart 20th MayWe are looking to hire a friendly and confident individual to join...

New 18hr ago

Hostel Manager /Driver/Cleaner Manager – full time 3 to 6 months workstart 20th MayWe are looking to hire a friendly and confident individual to join...

 

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 18hr 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

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 18hr 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

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 18hr 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...

Potato Picker & Farm Hand

Kia-Ora Pastoral

Ballarat

Looking for workers for potato harvest/picking & general farm hand work. Ballarat region. Casual work for 6 - 8 weeks during harvest season. Immediate start.Own...

New 19hr ago

Looking for workers for potato harvest/picking & general farm hand work. Ballarat region. Casual work for 6 - 8 weeks during harvest season. Immediate start.Own...

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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!