Working in Australia

There are a few things every backpacker needs to know before trying to find jobs in Australia. For a start you must have a valid work visa to legally work in Australia, but you also need a Tax File Number (TFN) and an Australian bank account! Information you need to know before arriving can all be found here… click on the links below for a summary of some of the information you need to know.

Common Types of Backpacker Jobs available in Australia

  • Working in Hostels
There are a fair few jobs out there that are perfect for backpackers. Some companies actively look for backpackers to fill their vacant positions. Working in a hostel can be an easy job to find, however don’t rely on being able to work in any hostel as it’s all dependent on the season. (Find out some good reasons to work in a hostel here)
  • Fruitpicking
The most common backpacker jobs out there are actually fruit picking. Fruitpicking jobs can be incredibly hard work but most employers will provide a place to stay as well as employment. Fruitpicking jobs are also dependent on growing seasons. Read about the fruitpicking seasons in Australia here or in New Zealand here.
  • Data Entry
There’s normally plenty of data entry or similar jobs available. Many are short term contracts, so perfect for backpackers who don’t want to stay in one place for too long.