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Best Facebook Groups for Backpackers

Best Facebook Groups for Backpackers
Here’s our breakdown of the best Facebook groups for backpackers in Australia. Don’t miss out on all the inside knowledge. For the best travel advice, job hunting help and backpacker chat – join these groups: Backpacker Job Board: Australia Group…Read more
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101 Must-See Destinations in Australia

Australia is vast. Almost unbelievably so, particularly if you come from a relatively dense and compact place like Europe. So if you’re a backpacker who is hoping to see as much as you can during your tour of Oz, choosing…Read more
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Eligible Regional Postcodes Australia for a 2nd Year Visa

So you want to extend your stay in Australia. Here’s a quick run-down of where you need to be located to meet the criteria for your visa extension. If you are on a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417), you must…Read more
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Best Job Sites in Australia

We’ve collated a list of the most popular employment websites in Australia and ranked them by their Alexa Traffic Ranking. Take a look at the table below to see where Backpacker Job Board features in the list of best job…Read more
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Backpacker Job Board helps bushfire hit communities find much-needed workers

Backpacker Job Board, Australia’s leading employment marketplace for backpackers, has announced a new service designed to help bushfire hit communities find the help they need to rebuild. Today the Federal Government announced that it will allow backpackers to undertake both…Read more
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Backpackers Rewarded with 2nd Year Visa for Bushfire Help

The Australian Government have announced exciting changes to the working holidaymaker programs. Backpackers on working holiday visas will be rewarded with a 2nd or 3rd year visa extension for heling with the bushfire recorvery effort. Backpackers will be able to…Read more
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Where can I see Australia’s most famous animals?

Cut off from the rest of the planet for millions of years, the wildlife of Australia is amongst the most unique in the world. Aussie animals, particularly the famous marsupials, are also super cute – there’s nothing like a photo…Read more
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Backpacker Stats: June 2019 Update

How many backpackers are there currently in Australia? According to the Home Affairs department Visitor Visa Program Report June 2019 update, there were 135,263 Working Holiday Makers in Australia. This is a combination of the Working Holiday Visa (sublass 417)…Read more
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Best Backpacker Van Hire: The Ultimate Comparison List

A place that’s almost as large as the entire continent of Europe, but has just 3% of the population. It can be a bit of a surprise just how big and empty Australia actually is. A small population dispersed far…Read more
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16 Best Travel Vloggers to follow in 2020

Vlogging has become a super popular way for nomads to package up their adventures and share them with the world. On the viewer side, they condense a whole mess of information down into a tight little package, as well as…Read more
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Ultimate Guide to New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

So, you’ve completed your working holiday in Australia? Perhaps you even got to level 3? You ask your self where next? TL;DR – Find backpacker jobs in New Zealand. Remote, rugged, resplendent. New Zealand is a wildly popular tourist destination…Read more
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UPDATE: Backpacker Tax Appeal

UPDATE: 27th November 2019 The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has appealed against a federal court ruling that Australia’s backpacker tax is discriminatory. “Working holiday makers who may potentially be entitled to a refund are encouraged to wait until the appeal…Read more
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