6 things you need to know about the Australian Backpacker tax changes

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The recent changes in the Australian backpacker tax have caused a lot of confusion, not only amongst working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents. Below, we’ve listed 6 simple facts that may clear up your questions! From January 1, the tax rate for working holidaymakers in Australia has been made 15% on … Read More

Why would you want to be an Au Pair in New Zealand?

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Au Pair work New Zealand – an excellent way to earn good money, save your pennies and see a side of New Zealand that not everyone experiences. If you are passionate about children and looking for a good way to experience the ‘typical’ New Zealand,  Au Pair work is the way to go! Below are 5 reasons to get you … Read More

Important Tax Changes for Working Holiday Makers

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Our friends at Taxback.com have informed us of important changes to tax laws regarding Working Holiday Makers. In conjunction with the changes being implemented to the visa, all tax law changes will be set in place form 1st January 2016. The main changes to be aware of are; New laws will be in place from Jan 1st 15% tax rate … Read More

Important Visa Updates for Working Holiday Makers

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2016 has seen some great changes to the Australian working holiday programs and additional changes are planned for 2017. Visafirst.com, our registered visa partners gives us a brief summary below. The work and holiday visa (462 subclass) has seen some exciting changes recently announced for all those visiting or planning to visit Australia from the USA and those countries eligible … Read More

Important Changes to the Work and Holiday Programme

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The Australian Working Holiday Programme has proposed some significant changes which are expected to come into effect from 1 Jan 2017: The key changes are summarised as follows: Visa Application Charge – The price of the working holiday visa is set to drop by A$50 from A$440 to A$390 – making the visa that bit more affordable for you. Increased … Read More

Cover Letter Tips

Cover Letter Tips

Cover letters are an important part of applying for jobs. It can make or break your chance of getting into the next stage. You can have an amazing CV and a killer personality, but if your cover letter is lacking, it can really affect your overall outcome. I like to think a cover letter is like a story. It has … Read More

Aussie Traveller’s Blog Part – 1


What a year it has been! After years, months and weeks of trying to persuade myself to book that flight, I finally did it. My flight to Australia was booked and before I knew it, I was off on the adventure of a lifetime. Starting in Australia’s versions of the big apple (Sydney!) I arrived at my hostel called Base. … Read More

How to write an effective CV

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Relocating to a new country can be a daunting experience for many. Culture shock, maybe a different language, unique foods, different work system and of course different CV structures. Today we will go through the basic structure of how to write a CV, or rather how to write a typical Australian CV. (For information about how to write a cover … Read More

Seasonal Work New Zealand

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Depending on the season and the region you’re in you have different opportunities for seasonal work New Zealand: harvest fruit, vegetable or wine grapes pack and sort fruit and vegetables prune fruit trees and grape vines maintain crops be involved in summer pruning, planting vegetables or thinning fruit. Usually no previous work experience is needed to apply for these jobs. … Read More

Top Ten Tips for getting backpacker jobs

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A working holiday visa is a great way to enable you to stay in a country for longer than a short holiday but there’s no point in a visa if you can’t find backpacker jobs! Working whilst you are backpacking helps you to enjoy your travels for longer and meet potential travel buddies whilst you are at it. As a … Read More