Welcome to Workstay Australia

An Australian website for Working Holiday Makers, Backpackers, Students and travellers alike, looking for work in Australia or information about working in Australia. We also cater for migrating families looking at moving and working or just wishing to live and work in Australia. If you are a backpacker, student, traveller or migrant coming to Australia and you have a working visa and want to work whilst travelling this great land "Australia" you have come to the right website. What you are about to do is embarked on a working adventure that will likely become one of the most exciting of your life. For many it will be a life changing journey. Along the way you will make some great friends that can last for ever and you will have many fond memories & experiences and for those that are Migrating one of our directors done exactly that 19years ago, so we do have an understanding on what you are going through. Remember, your international passport to success in life and travels is, respect, honesty, cheerfulness and as many acts of random kindness as possible. Good luck! and don`t forget you do need a Working Visa to Work in Australia. To get the right Visa try Global Visas they have great information and resources regarding all types of visas. - Workstay "Helping you find work in Australia". Travel Insurance whilst travelling. Should you get travel insurance or not is one of the biggest questions travellers have. Due to being ask about this by so many of our customers we have put together a list for you to view. Do you have insurance whilst travelling Australia? Dont Forget!!! Get Travel Insurance to cover you while you're away."better to be safe than sorry"

Fruit Picking Australia
Fruit Picking Australia

Finding casual work whilst travelling around Australia is not always easy with numbers increasing each year competition grows to find that elusive job. One of the main reasons for not finding a job is reasearch, knowing when and where the seasons are right for fruit picking.

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Outback Pubs
Outback Pubs Australia

One of the best things about working out in the bush is that you meet some great characters. Whether it be kicking back on a day off drinking beers with the boys; sitting out in the sun gassing to the other barmaids; or out playing tennis or at the gym with the kitchen crew, there were always people around.

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Tax Information for Australia
Tax Information Australia

Tax for working holiday makers. It is a complete myth that you will automatically get all your tax back when you leave Australia! There is a lot of confusion out there amongst, not only working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents.

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Visa Information Australia
Visa Information Australia

WHV's can ONLY be applied for; before arriving in Australia. Working Holiday Visa's* can only be granted before you arrive in Australia. For details about applying visit

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Working Farms
Outback Farms and Stations Australia

Outback Station and Farm work will go towards your 2nd year visa whether its paid or voluntary.

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Working Hostels
Working Hostels Australia

A working hostel is where staff actively helps their guests to find work as long as you are staying at the hostel.

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Happy Customers Tell Great Stories

We did not know what to expect, but it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. We would never do anything like this at home but travelling around Australia doing casual jobs was brilliant from fruit picking in Victoria, Bar work in Western Australia and living on an island in Queensland was magical and meeting new friends for life. I would definitely recommend backpacking around Australia.

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Work & Travel Information

Start your search with a look at things you need to know when working or travelling around Australia.

Jobs and Travelling Queensland

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Jobs and Travelling NSW

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Jobs and Travelling WA

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Jobs and Travelling Victoria

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Jobs and Travelling NT

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Working Visa Australia

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Working Hostels Australia

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Jobs and Travelling South Australia

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Jobs and Travelling Victoria

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Travelling Australia

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Working Outback Farms Australia

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“One thing we never expected when travelling Australia was the size of the place, but that is exactly what it was massive! But the people we got to meet and the places we got to see were just amazing. What an amazing place!”

Don Hyland
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Information on Jobs, Tax and Visas

If you have a valid Working Holiday or Student Work Visa, Tax File Number and at least 3 weeks availability (Workstay recommends at least 3 weeks or ideally more) and are reasonably fit (bending, climbing ladders, long hours standing, all weather) then you will probably consider doing some kind of horticulture work during your Australian travels.

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When I first accepted a Workstay Outback Pub placement I had an absolute panic attack and wondered what the hell I was doing. I had never worked in a pub before and then I arrived in the middle of nowhere. As far as the eye could see there was just bushland and nothingness. I say to anyone thinking about the Workstay Country Pub Program - that it is the best way to experience real Australian life and meet true blue Ozzies (and make some life long friends). GO FOR IT!!!

Kelly Bray
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“Looking to work in an Outback Pub
We have put together a data base of all the Pubs and Hotels around Western Australia some that have worked with us over the years and some who like to work independently or have no idea that backpackers are out there looking for work.!”

Outback Pubs
Outback Pubs WA
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Superannuation is a compulsory retirement saving that is paid by your employer. It is compulsory for employers to pay a minimum of 9% of your wages in superannuation if
- you are over 18, and
- earn more than $450 a month from that employer.

It does not matter if you are working as permanent or casual, or if your resident or non-resident for tax purposes. Your employer must pay superannuation for you if you meet the above criteria.

John
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Information on Jobs, Tax and Visas

Superannuation is a compulsory retirement saving that is paid by your employer. It is compulsory for employers to pay a minimum of 9% of your wages in superannuation if
- you are over 18, and
- earn more than $450 a month from that employer.

It does not matter if you are working as permanent or casual, or if your resident or non-resident for tax purposes. Your employer must pay superannuation for you if you meet the above criteria.

Don
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Information on Jobs, Tax and Visas

“Tax for working holiday makers.
It is a complete myth that you will automatically get all your tax back when you leave Australia! There is a lot of confusion out there amongst, not only working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents.!”

Steve Treleven
Tax Info Australia
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“Need a visa for Australia
WHV's can ONLY be applied for; before arriving in Australia. Working Holiday Visa's* can only be granted before you arrive in Australia. For details about applying visit Australia's official website here (www.immi.gov.au) or visit a Travel Agent or an Australian Embassy or Consulate in the country you are in.!”

Amy Doe
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What is a Working Hostel: A Working Hostel is where Staff actively helps their guests to find work as long as you are staying at the hostel.
A Working Hostel does not mean you work in the actual hostel, but you may get a job if they need a worker.

Steve
Working Hostels in Australia
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