The Workstay Outbackpackers Country Pub
We began the Workstay Outback Pub prgram in 2000 with 3 pubs. Through word of mouth the program has continued to grow and today Workstay can boast the most successful program of its kind anywhere in the world. Not all pubs are suitable for the program and over the years some pubs have been dropped. The program is designed to be win win for everybody and Workstay can boast a 98% success rate. As with most success stories the 'copy-cats' soon appear (after the hard work has been done). One of the problems caused by this is that they are often dealing with pubs that Workstay has dropped and because the program relies so heavily on good word of mouth, bad experiences will reflect unfairly on the Workstay program. If you are considering accepting a Country Pub placement either through a copy-cat operator or from a pub advertising direct, then we simply urge you to check with us before setting blindly off. Some pubs choose to advertise themselves outside the Workstay network and can be fine and we will tell you so, but if a Pub is advertising outside the Workstay network then there may well be another reason.
Workstay originated the Outbackpackers Country Pub Barmaids Program in 2000 but has been around since 1986.
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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.
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.
If your monthly wage is more than $A450, your employer must contribute an additional sum equal to 9.5% of your wage into a superannuation (pension) account for you. If you entered Australia on an eligible temporary resident visa you can, in most cases, access your contributions when you leave Australia, although the contributions will be taxed.