WORK & TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA

Working abroad can be an amazing, life-changing experience and one of the best ways to get to know the local way of life. 

And Australia is one of the best places in the world for a working holiday.  

Most common traveller jobs in Oz such as bar work, office/admin, construction and farm work generally pay very well, starting at around $18-$25 per hour. And with the right advice, preparation and approach these jobs can be easy to find. 

There's a reason they call it the lucky country and by deciding to live in Australia for an extended period, you'll soon find out why.

Most travellers start their adventure in a hostel which will usually cost around $25-$35 a night. And then continue to use hostels as they travel around Oz. 

Once you decide to settle in one place and start work you can get long term rates at hostels, but most people generally find that moving to a shared room in an apartment or a private room in a shared apartment works best. 

Rent for an apartment will range from $150-$300 per week depending on the type of accommodation and area you're in.

You only get one Working Holiday Visa. But if you do 88 days of  'specified work in Regional Australia' you can apply for a 2nd Working Holiday Visa. This 88 days does not need to be completed all at the same time, but can be spread over your first 12 months. 

Once on a second year WHV you can do 6 months of 'specified work in Regional Australia' you are then able to apply for a third year WHV. 

The specified regional work does not need to be done all at once. And the second and third year does not have to be taken immediately after the previous years visa. You can go home and use it at a later date, as long as you re-enter Australia before your 31st birthday. Or 35th birthday if you're from Canada or Ireland.

We'll give you lots more info on farm work and 2nd & 3rd year visas on Oz Intro.

There's a bunch of important things you’ll need before you start working in Australia such as an Aussie Bank Account, Tax File number and Aussie phone number. 

A Tax File Number is important to work legitimately in Australia. Without one you'll pay a lot more tax than normal.

Depending on the type of work you'll also most likely need a good quality CV or Resume. 

You'll get all of this sorted for you on Oz Intro. 

Certain jobs such as bar work and construction require you to complete specific training. For example a Bar Job will require a 'Responsible Service of Alcohol' or RSA Certificate. A construction job will require a safety certificate, often referred to as a 'White Card'.

We’ll explain what’s needed and can book you onto all necessary training courses after Oz Intro.

Paying tax is a fact of life and Australia is no different. The tax rate for a Working Holiday maker is 15% for the first $37,000 you earn in a tax year. The rate then increases in increments from there. The Australian tax year runs from July 1st until June 30th. 

You're also entitled to superannuation, which is Australia's pension fund scheme. Your employer must pay an extra amount on top of your normal wage into your superannuation fund, which is meant for your retirement.  

We’ll help you understand how Tax & Superannuation works in Australia, and can organise any refunds you may be due, so you’ll have more money to spend on your travels.

As part of Oz Intro you’ll get 12 months membership to the Oz Jobs Program. This includes exclusive access to the Oz Jobs App, which is the one stop shop for finding work in Australia including a live job feed where lots of great job opportunities are posted every day from an Australia wide network of employers. 

Australia is a big, beautiful country with countless amazing experiences. The most popular ways to get around are hop on hop off buses along the east coast and then people often go for more organised, all inclusive tours in more remote areas such the red centre and top end.   

Hiring or buying a car is another option backpackers go for in Australia. It can give you the freedom to get off the beaten track and go where you want. But there's some pitfalls to this option and it involves a lot of driving, so it's important to be properly informed before you commit to anything. 

WORK IN OZ MADE EASY

The Oz Intro Work & Travel package was created to take the hassle out of your big adventure and transform you into the ultimate backpacker. We start with help sorting your visa, flights, travel insurance and answering all your random questions before you head off to work & travel in Oz. 

On arrival in Sydney you'll get an instant group of friends and an awesome 9 day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond. As well everything you'll need to live and work in Australia sorted, along with help organising all your awesome onward travel plans. We'll be there to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime! 

OUR LIVE JOBS BOARD

Check out some of the jobs currently available in Australia on our OzJobs App!

Cafe All Rounder Melbourne

Melbourne
We’re looking for someone who is available weekdays and weekends with flexibility.  Rate of pay i...
March 11, 2020
Casual Receptionist Melbourne

Melbourne
A business in North Melbourne is seeking a casual Receptionist (up to 35 hours per week) to join ...
March 11, 2020
Casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder Br...

Brisbane
A cafe in Greenslopes is seeking a casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder (up to 30 hours per week)...
March 11, 2020
Receptionist Brisbane

Brisbane
In this position you’ll be dealing one on one with our members encouraging them to reach their pe...
March 11, 2020
Casual Retail Shop Assistant Brisbane

Brisbane
A retail shop in Capalaba is seeking a casual Retail Shop Assistant (up to 30 hours per week) to ...
March 11, 2020
Wait staff / Bar staff / Door staff Bri...

Brisbane
If you are driven, self-motivated, and take pride in customer service, then we want you!  This is...
March 10, 2020
Retail – Casual Sales Stylist Sydney

Sydney
To be successful for a Casual position you will have: • Proven experience in retail sales (prefer...
March 10, 2020
Casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder Sy...

Sydney
A cafe/restaurant in Five Dock is seeking a casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder (up to 40 hours ...
March 10, 2020
Casual Bar & Bottle Shop attendants Sydney

Sydney
Hotel in the Eastern Suburbs is seeking Casual Bar & Bottle Shop attendants.We are seeking experi...
March 10, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Sydney

Sydney
A cafe in Pyrmont is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 30 hours per week) to join our tea...
March 10, 2020
Casual Bistro Wait Staff Needed Sydney

Sydney
Popular Inner-West Pub looking for a casual waiter or waitress.Must be available weekends.Between...
March 6, 2020
Casual Sales Assistants Sydney

Sydney
Key Expectations: • Create a fun, energetic environment for our customers • Knowledge of and cont...
March 6, 2020
Sydney Royal Easter Show – Stock Staff ...

Sydney
We are seeking a team of hardworking stock assistants to cover the duration of the famous Sydney ...
March 6, 2020
Kitchen Staff and Front of house Sydney

Sydney
Kitchen Staff:Grill Chefs (multiple positions)Line cooks (multiple positions)Front of the house:R...
March 6, 2020
Hospitality Workers Melbourne

Melbourne
Key responsibilities (Duties) • Perform marketing activities for our Supplier’s clients • Custome...
March 6, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Brisbane

Brisbane
A restaurant in Hamilton is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 5 hours per week) to join o...
March 4, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Sydney

Sydney
A bar/restaurant/cafe in Dawes Point is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 45 hours per we...
March 4, 2020
Construction Labourers Sydney

Sydney
 • Overtime Available • Temp to Perm – Ongoing work • Immediate StartYour Experience • Must have ...
March 4, 2020
Casual Receptionist Sydney

Sydney
Casual receptionist 1-2 days a weekfor friendly, fully computerisedmedical practice.
March 3, 2020
Labourers Melbourne

Melbourne
Labourers – White Card • Competitive company pay rates • Ongoing opportunities available • Immedi...
March 3, 2020
Casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder Me...

Melbourne
A business in Port Melbourne is seeking a casual Café / Restaurant All-rounder (up to 25 hours pe...
March 3, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Melbourne

Melbourne
A restaurant in South Yarra is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 45 hours per week) to jo...
March 3, 2020
Civil Labourer Sydney

Sydney
Site locations and work will vary from 9-12 hour days & 5-7 days a week.Long Term Contracts from ...
March 2, 2020
Bar Attendant Sydney

Sydney
We are looking for an experienced Bar & Gaming Attendant to join our team.The successful applican...
March 2, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Melbourne

Melbourne
A cafe/restaurant in Fitzroy is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 25 hours per week) to j...
February 28, 2020
Receptionist Melbourne

Melbourne
Key Responsibilities include:·        Welcoming patients to the practice in a friendly, courteous...
February 28, 2020
Administration Assistant Sydney

Sydney
Distribution companyRequires an administrative assistantThe successful applicant should have the ...
February 27, 2020
Casual Medical Receptionist Sydney

Sydney
We are seeking to recruit a casual Medical Receptionist to join our friendly team in Rosebery, Ne...
February 27, 2020
Casual Restaurant Bar Function Staff Sy...

Sydney
We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic wait and bar staff to join our small and friendly...
February 27, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Sydney

Sydney
A restaurant in Surry Hills is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 20 hours per week) to jo...
February 27, 2020

WORK & TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA

Working abroad can be an amazing, life-changing experience and one of the best ways to get to know the local way of life. 

And Australia is one of the best places in the world for a working holiday.  

Most common traveller jobs in Oz such as bar work, office/admin, construction and farm work generally pay very well, starting at around $18-$25 per hour. And with the right advice, preparation and approach these jobs can be easy to find. 

There's a reason they call it the lucky country and by deciding to live in Australia for an extended period, you'll soon find out why.

Most travellers start their adventure in a hostel which will usually cost around $25-$35 a night. And then continue to use hostels as they travel around Oz. 

Once you decide to settle in one place and start work you can get long term rates at hostels, but most people generally find that moving to a shared room in an apartment or a private room in a shared apartment works best. 

Rent for an apartment will range from $150-$300 per week depending on the type of accommodation and area you're in.

You only get one Working Holiday Visa. But if you do 88 days of  'specified work in Regional Australia' you can apply for a 2nd Working Holiday Visa. This 88 days does not need to be completed all at the same time, but can be spread over your first 12 months. 

Once on a second year WHV you can do 6 months of 'specified work in Regional Australia' you are then able to apply for a third year WHV. 

The specified regional work does not need to be done all at once. And the second and third year does not have to be taken immediately after the previous years visa. You can go home and use it at a later date, as long as you re-enter Australia before your 31st birthday. Or 35th birthday if you're from Canada or Ireland.

We'll give you lots more info on farm work and 2nd & 3rd year visas on Oz Intro.

There's a bunch of important things you’ll need before you start working in Australia such as an Aussie Bank Account, Tax File number and Aussie phone number. 

A Tax File Number is important to work legitimately in Australia. Without one you'll pay a lot more tax than normal.

Depending on the type of work you'll also most likely need a good quality CV or Resume. 

You'll get all of this sorted for you on Oz Intro. 

Certain jobs such as bar work and construction require you to complete specific training. For example a Bar Job will require a 'Responsible Service of Alcohol' or RSA Certificate. A construction job will require a safety certificate, often referred to as a 'White Card'.

We’ll explain what’s needed and can book you onto all necessary training courses after Oz Intro.

Paying tax is a fact of life and Australia is no different. The tax rate for a Working Holiday maker is 15% for the first $37,000 you earn in a tax year. The rate then increases in increments from there. The Australian tax year runs from July 1st until June 30th. 

You're also entitled to superannuation, which is Australia's pension fund scheme. Your employer must pay an extra amount on top of your normal wage into your superannuation fund, which is meant for your retirement.  

We’ll help you understand how Tax & Superannuation works in Australia, and can organise any refunds you may be due, so you’ll have more money to spend on your travels.

As part of Oz Intro you’ll get 12 months membership to the Oz Jobs Program. This includes exclusive access to the Oz Jobs App, which is the one stop shop for finding work in Australia including a live job feed where lots of great job opportunities are posted every day from an Australia wide network of employers. 

Australia is a big, beautiful country with countless amazing experiences. The most popular ways to get around are hop on hop off buses along the east coast and then people often go for more organised, all inclusive tours in more remote areas such the red centre and top end.   

Hiring or buying a car is another option backpackers go for in Australia. It can give you the freedom to get off the beaten track and go where you want. But there's some pitfalls to this option and it involves a lot of driving, so it's important to be properly informed before you commit to anything. 

WORK IN OZ MADE EASY

The Oz Intro Work & Travel package was created to take the hassle out of your big adventure and transform you into the ultimate backpacker. We start with help sorting your visa, flights, travel insurance and answering all your random questions before you head off to work & travel in Oz. 

On arrival in Sydney you'll get an instant group of friends and an awesome 9 day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond. As well everything you'll need to live and work in Australia sorted, along with help organising all your awesome onward travel plans. We'll be there to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime! 

OUR LIVE JOBS BOARD

Check out some of the jobs currently available in Australia on our OzJobs App!

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