Backpackers Blog

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 2021

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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Sustainable Tourism: How to be a Green Backpacker

It’s fantastic to see how the movement towards sustainable living is gathering pace. But there’s a flipside for those with a deep desire to explore – thinking sustainably forces us frequent travellers to wonder how we can make environmentally friendly…Read more
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Award Winning Backpacker Services

Looking for the best hostels, tours and nights-out? Here’s a low down on the 2019 award winning options for backpackers in Australia. Here’s the winners and runners-up from the Adventure Tourism Awards 2019. Best Backpacker Night-out in Australia Winner: The…Read more
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Changes to the second year working visa! What you need to know.

Updated: September 2019 The rules, they are a-changin’ – Bob Dylan. Sort of. Are you thinking about a working holiday in Australia? Perhaps you’re already here, and are looking to extend your stay into a second or third year. Looking…Read more
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5 Tips To Help You Become an Awesome Au-Pair

Becoming an au pair can be a daunting yet exciting experience. What will their home be like? What are the families rules? How will you settle in? Will you be a good fit for them? These are all questions I’m…Read more
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How Much Does it Cost to Live & Travel in Australia?

So you’re planning a working holiday to that faraway land of sun and fun, Australia. But how much should you budget to ensure you don’t miss out on anything during your stay? In this article we’ll look at the living…Read more
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What to pack for a Farm Work (or Fruit Picking) job?

This helpful guide is written by our guest writer, Izzie. Izzie is a backpacker, originally from UK, who is currently travelling around Australia. She has completed her 88 days of eligible farm work and is has more recently enjoyed au-pair…Read more
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12 questions that should be asked in an interview

Job Interview Questions
We’ve all heard similar stories. A backpacker takes a job in the middle of nowhere, only to realise that they’ve ended up with the boss from hell, or that the job description doesn’t exactly line up with reality. They’re stuck…Read more
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Leaflet Distribution – SCAM – Unpaid Wages

We have received a number of complaints regarding employment with a Melbourne based leaflet distribution company. Many backpackers who completed work for this employer all report not being paid and not getting any response from the employer. These ads have…Read more
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