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, Ireland or France.

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.

It is really important to have an Australian number when looking for work so it’s always a good idea to unlock your phone before you arrive. 

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 9.5% 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.

Medicare is Australia’s universal health insurance scheme. Australia has a reciprocal Health agreement with 11 countries around the world to provide Medicare to people of those nationalities. It guarantees access to a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost. Whilst it does provide baseline heath services it is by no means a replacement for travel insurance, which is always recommended to get before you travel to Australia.

The 11 countries that are entitled to Medicare are:

• Belgium

• Finland

• Italy

• Malta

• Netherlands

• New Zealand

• Norway

• Republic of Ireland

• Slovenia

• Sweden

• United Kingdom

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. 

We’ll be here to help with your travel plans for the whole time you’re in Oz. If you have any questions about travelling Australia, contact us

The indigenous aboriginal culture of Australia is one of the oldest living cultures in the world and is estimated to date back 40,000 – 50,000 years. It is a diverse culture that includes a variety of practices and ceremonies with a broad focus on dreamtime, mythology, story telling and respect for the land. Learning about this fascinating ancient culture which is an important and often sad part of Australia’s history is a must do when travelling. There are still active Aboriginal tribes living in the traditional way, especially in rural Australia and the northern territory.

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!

Christmas Casuals 2020- Sydney

Sydney
About the roleAs Christmas Casuals, you will be joining our team during one of the busiest period...
October 6, 2020
Cocktail Waiter/waitress

Sydney
Zephyr Sky Bar, Sydney’s best rooftop bar looking for new superstars to join the team before the ...
October 2, 2020
PART TIME/ CASUAL FLORIST Sydney

Sydney
THE JOB • HOURS OF WORK: At the moment we are looking for a casual staff member who is available ...
September 8, 2020
Christmas Casual Stock Assistant Sydney

Sydney
Your role as a Christmas Stock Assistant will be to effectively support Christmas stock processes...
September 8, 2020
Sales Assistant Sydney

Sydney
We are currently looking for a casual sales assistant to join us in our Bondi Beach store. As a s...
August 18, 2020
Cashier / Bar Attendant Sydney

Sydney
We are excited to have a current vacancy for a Casual Cashier / Bar Attendant to join the team. O...
August 18, 2020
Christmas Casual Retail Brisbane

Brisbane
 • Can you provide our customers with exceptional customer service while being the face of our br...
August 13, 2020
NEW STORE OPENING – Casual Max Term Sal...

Sydney
Key Responsibilities: • Meeting and greeting all customers in a friendly manner • Helping custome...
August 7, 2020
Retail Assistants – Part Time Sydney

Sydney
To be considered for this opportunity:* You must have experience within the telecommunications in...
August 7, 2020
Retail Sales Assistant (Casual) Sydney

Sydney
What the role entails • Connecting and building rapport with customers to provide exceptional cus...
August 7, 2020
Medical Receptionist Sydney

Sydney
We are looking for an experienced Medical Receptionist to join our dynamic team at our busy Medic...
July 28, 2020
FOH superstar Sydney

Sydney
Hey Friends!I need another FOH superstar for The Cottage in Balmain.What we can offer;– great cas...
July 28, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Sydney

Sydney
A cafe in Five Dock is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 20 hours per week) to join our t...
July 22, 2020
Bartenders & Hosts Sydney

Sydney
WingHAUS Sports bar in Circular Quay Sydney is looking for Bartenders & Hosts for their venue.Fea...
July 16, 2020
Shop Assistant Sydney

Sydney
Energetic person with great CUSTOMER skills to work in Patisserie.Experience working in Food and ...
July 16, 2020
Waiter/ Waitress Sydney

Sydney
Job tasks and responsibilitiesThe core duties that successful waitstaff candidates will be expect...
July 13, 2020
Wait Staff Sydney

Sydney
A cafe in Sydenham is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 30 hours per week) to join our te...
July 13, 2020
WAITER Sydney

Sydney
The venue is open from breakfast to late night, 7 days a week. The driving force behind the Medit...
July 7, 2020
Retail Sales Assistant Sydney

Sydney
In this role, you can expect retail hours, which will vary and may include evening shifts, regula...
July 7, 2020
Casual Morning Concierge Administration...

Sydney
In this role you will work closely with the day Concierge and Operations team to effectively impl...
July 7, 2020
Casual and Part Time Sales Associates S...

Sydney
Responsibilities: • Provide exceptional customer service • Assist clients with selection of merch...
July 7, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Sydney

Sydney
A restaurant/bistro in Waverley is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 20 hours per week) t...
July 3, 2020
Casual Waiter / Waitress Sydney

Sydney
A cafe in Alexandria is seeking a casual Waiter / Waitress (up to 20 hours per week) to join our ...
July 2, 2020
Casual Medical Receptionist | Sydney

Sydney
The RoleCasual Medical Receptionist: Available for a minimum of 3 days per week, and must be flex...
July 2, 2020
BAR STAFF Sydney

Sydney
Qualifications & experience • Minimum 1-2 years working in a bar environment • Proven product kno...
July 2, 2020
Full time Café / Restaurant All-rounder...

Sydney
A bistro/cafe/bar in Sydney is seeking a full time Café / Restaurant All-rounder (up to 40 hours ...
June 29, 2020
Casual Team Members Sydney

Sydney
As a Team Member your role will involve; • The ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced env...
June 24, 2020
Casual stylists Sydney

Sydney
Key job responsibilities: • Achieving sales budgets and KPI targets • Driving sales and productiv...
June 24, 2020
Medical Receptionist Brisbane

Brisbane
Brisbane CBD medical GP clinic require medical receptionist, depending on the level of experience...
June 24, 2020
Administration Team Member Brisbane

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About youYou come to us with solid customer service and administration experience and in-depth re...
June 24, 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, Ireland or France.

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.

It is really important to have an Australian number when looking for work so it’s always a good idea to unlock your phone before you arrive. 

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 9.5% 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.

Medicare is Australia’s universal health insurance scheme. Australia has a reciprocal Health agreement with 11 countries around the world to provide Medicare to people of those nationalities. It guarantees access to a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost. Whilst it does provide baseline heath services it is by no means a replacement for travel insurance, which is always recommended to get before you travel to Australia.

The 11 countries that are entitled to Medicare are:

• Belgium

• Finland

• Italy

• Malta

• Netherlands

• New Zealand

• Norway

• Republic of Ireland

• Slovenia

• Sweden

• United Kingdom

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. 

We’ll be here to help with your travel plans for the whole time you’re in Oz. If you have any questions about travelling Australia, contact us

The indigenous aboriginal culture of Australia is one of the oldest living cultures in the world and is estimated to date back 40,000 – 50,000 years. It is a diverse culture that includes a variety of practices and ceremonies with a broad focus on dreamtime, mythology, story telling and respect for the land. Learning about this fascinating ancient culture which is an important and often sad part of Australia’s history is a must do when travelling. There are still active Aboriginal tribes living in the traditional way, especially in rural Australia and the northern territory.

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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