What do I need to do first to get Backpacking work in Australia?
Employment In Australia & Finding Work (Backpackers Guide) - Part 2
To actually start working in Australia, you will first need a Tax File Number, a Superannuation Fund and an Australian Bank Account.
Superannuation: The company you nominate to 'look after' your superannuation fund is a decision you make just before you start work and is not something you need to do before you get to Australia.
It's still a good idea to learn a bit about superannuation so you know what to expect when you arrive (read our Australian Superannuation Funds Explained article). Your Australian bank account and the tax file number should (where possible) be arranged before you leave (check out the Australian Bank Accounts Explained and Australian Tax File Number Explained - Backpacker's Guide articles for lots of help & tips to get started).
All of these things can be arranged when you're in Australia but it could take a some time. The T.F.N can be particularly difficult because it requires a permanent Australian address and it can take anything up to 28 days to be sent through.
Don't worry, help is at hand! There are companies that will get your T.F.N for you and send it to you by email when you arrive in Australia. So you can get your Tax File Number arranged before you go (read the Australian Tax File Number Explained - Backpacker's Guide
article for more).
What's the next step for getting work in Australia?
The next step is to make some copies of any qualifications/certificates you may have and create a resume (C.V) with a cover letter which can all be put into an employment portfolio (see section Employment Documents).
You will be sending your resume & cover letter by email to new employers when you apply for work. So it's good to spend a bit of time getting your resume ready so you can apply for work quickly when you arrive in Australia.
Read more Articles about Employment & Working while Backpacking around Australia!!!
Employment In Australia Finding Work (Backpackers Guide)
If you're on a working holiday visa, finding work while backpacking around Australia is going to help you live comfortably and enjoy all the things you want to do. Even before you go to Australia, there's quite a lot of preparation you can do to maximise your chances of getting work quickly when you arrive and earning a fairly continuous cash flow when you need it.
Australian Tax File Number Explained (Backpacker's Guide)
If you want to work while you are backpacking in Australia you're going to need a Tax File Number. So what the hell is a Tax File Number? A Tax File Number (T.F.N) is a unique tax number which is issued by the Australian Tax Office to people who wish to work in Australia. It's only issued once for the duration of your life time and will be used to keep your tax records while you work.
Superannuation Funds Explained for Backpackers in Australia
To start working in Australia you will need to nominate a company to hold your superannuation. As far as a backpacker visiting Australia is concerned, a superannuation fund is like a savings account you can claim back when you leave Australia. Learn everything you need to know about superannuation for backpackers in Australia.
Recruitment Agencies In Australia (Finding Work Fast)
One of the best ways to get work while backpacking in Australia is using the recruitment agencies. A recruitment agency is a company that specialises in finding jobs for backpackers in Australia either on a permanent or temporary basis. There are loads of recruitment agencies that can help you get work all over Australia.
Training Courses for Employment in Australia
When you're backpacking around Australia you will find that some jobs require you to attend a basic training course before you can start work. Training courses are usually quite short and are meant to give you the necessary qualifications/certificates needed to start work. Learn which courses you will need to start working in Australia.