Working Holiday Jobs in Australia

  • 22 Jun 2016 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you intend to work during your time in Australia, you will need to obtain a Tax File Number (TFN). If you commence working prior to getting your Tax File Number, you will have 28 days to provide it to your employer.

    You can apply for a TFN in person at an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or online at:

    You will need to complete an obligatory tax return when your Working Holiday finishes or when you stop working. You may be eligible for a tax refund. Visit the ATO website for information on how and when to lodge your tax return.

    Ask your employer for a payment summary, showing your total income and the amount of tax withheld, so that you are able to lodge your tax return.

  • 19 Apr 2016 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Authorities in Western Australia (WA) are warning backpackers to do their homework before sending money online for jobs and accommodation following a recent spate of victims scammed of hundreds of dollars after responding to an advert on advertising site Gumtree.

    According to SBS, the state’s consumer protection watchdog says the advert was for apple pickers with Bluestone Fruits, which it says is a company that does not exist. The address for the supposed orchard, according to WA Consumer Protection, is a block of vacant land in Collie, about 200 kilometres south of Perth. The backpackers paid $200 via direct bank transfers, but arrived in the town to find they had been scammed and there was no such orchard.

    Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said job applicants should “apply a healthy amount of suspicion with online adverts”. Apart from the initial money paid, backpackers would also have had to pay for transport and alternative accommodation after discovering they had been scammed.  Our advice to people responding to online job ads is to do some thorough checking with local authorities to ensure the farm being advertised actually exists and the job offer is genuine."

    Scams involving fake employers wanting money from backpackers for transport or accommodation are a major problem in WA. The government's scamnet website lists cases that sometimes involve a real farm and vineyard - in one instance an Albany winery owner saw an ad for work at her business that she had no knowledge of. Personal details and identities have also been stolen.

    Mr Hillyard recommends contacting the farm directly in order to confirm the details are correct, "but don’t use the email addresses or phone numbers given by the scammers, as these can easily be re-routed overseas. An internet search of mobile phone numbers used in these scams may reveal them listed in blog threads by other victims,” he said.

    Full story: SBS

    How to identify a genuine business: Working Holiday Job Hunting Tips

  • 15 Feb 2016 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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  • 15 Jan 2016 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the latest edition of Canada Down Under, meet four Canadians who have turned their working holiday adventures into career success stories.

    Read the full story at: Working Holiday Today = Leaders Tomorrow

  • 11 Jan 2016 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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  • 23 Nov 2015 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Working Holiday Visa holders who secure work in certain high demand industries in northern Australia will now be eligible to remain with their employer for up to 12 months from November 21, 2015 

    Under the change, Working Holiday Visa holders who undertake work in northern Australia will be able to apply to work for a single employer for up to 12 months compared to the usual limit of 6 months. 

    The change applies to the Agriculture, Tourism & Hospitality, Aged & Disability Care, Construction, and Mining industries in northern Australia. 

    For further information, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit:

  • 17 Nov 2015 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 06 Nov 2015 8:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To view the full list of about 155 Job Openings to date, go to Search Jobs

    Check back regularly, with more jobs from various states in Australia added weekly.

    Wishing you all the best in your job search and in your working holiday adventure!

  • 28 Oct 2015 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  4 December 2015

    The High Commission of Canada in Australia is seeking a candidate to fill a six month contract in Education Marketing and Public Affairs (including media, public relations and information services).

    The program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents under 30 years of age who have graduated from colleges and universities in Canada and Australia.

    Normal working hours are Monday to Friday, 37 ½ hours per week.

    Applicants must be able to work legally in Australia. We strongly encourage applicants on a working holiday visa to apply if they will have at least six months remaining on their visa as of START DATE. Applicants applying from Canada will be required to be eligible to apply for a working holiday visa. 

    Fluency in English is a requirement and knowledge of French, both oral and written, is an asset.

    Experience with Social Networking in a commercial context is an asset.

    For instructions to apply, click the Organization Name in the Find Jobs page

  • 23 Oct 2015 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To view the full list of about 150 Job Openings to date, go to Search Jobs

    Check back regularly, with more jobs from various states in Australia added weekly.

    Wishing you all the best in your job search and in your working holiday adventure!

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