Backpackers Blog

How to get your tax refund re-assessed

Updated: January 2022 After the recent victory in the Australian high court, changes to the backpacker tax may mean you are eligible to have your previous tax returns re-assessed. The Australian government have announced that eligible working holiday makers may…Read more
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UPDATE: Backpacker Tax Appeal –

Victory for Backpackers UPDATED: November 2021 Backpacker Tax Timeline A history of the controversial backpacker tax: The government first unveiled its backpacker tax plans in its 2015 budget, revealing that working holiday makers would be taxed at 32.5 per cent…Read more
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BREAKING: High Court Victory for ‘Backpacker Tax’

Best backpacker jobs in Australia for couples
The long running saga of the Backpacker Tax reached a conclusion today as the high court found the tax was ‘at odds’ with an international agreement. The news may well apply to working holiday makers who are citizens of the…Read more
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Agriculture Visa Australia 2021

What is the Agriculture Visa? The Agriculture Visa (also known as the Ag Visa or Agri Visa) is a new Australian visa aimed at helping fix a labour shortage in the farming, fisheries, forestry and meat processing industries. The visa…Read more
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Best Job Sites in Australia

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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Best Locations in Australia to Find Work

Best Places in Australia to Find Work
Where are the best places in Australia to find work when travelling on a working holiday visa? Anyone who has travelled Australia knows that it is a particularly big country. Because of this you need to be strategic in how…Read more
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Mayla Patterson, Gatton: Illegal Lockyer Valley Hostel

Post Updated: 22 March 2021 On 19th March 2021, the ABC reported that Mayla Patterson was back in a Queensland court room. She was convicted and fined $65,000 for her latest breaches of safety issues at her hostels in Gatton…Read more
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How to Travel Australia and Live Rent-Free

Australia can be expensive – this is something that international visitors, particularly backpackers, find out pretty quickly: compared to other countries. And in no space is this costliness more acute than in real estate. Australia’s two biggest cities, Sydney and…Read more
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Register for the Big Victorian Harvest and Receive Bonus $2,430

The agriculture industry in Australia has a problem. Being the alluring destination that it is, Australia usually boasts hundreds of thousands of working holidaymakers, each of whom looks for temporary, well-paid casual work to continue their adventure Down Under. But because…Read more
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Backpackers’ Guide to The Kimberley

Tucked away in the northernmost corner of Western Australia, the Kimberley is a 423,517 km2 region home to awe-inspiring landscapes, gorgeous gorges and ancient rock formations dating back 350 million years ago to the Devonian period — some of the…Read more
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Work and Wander out Yonder

The Western Australia state government today released their latest ad campaign aimed at encouraging WA residents to get out in the field and work in regional WA. If you are in WA and looking for farm work or fruit picking…Read more
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The 5 “Border Corners” of Australia

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If the red centre of Australia is known for anything, it is nothing. Endless, remorseless, perfect nothing. Sure, there are the big ticket items – Uluru, Lake Eyre, Kings Canyon – but in a space about as big as Europe,…Read more
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