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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.

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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.

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Need Superannuation Information

If your monthly wage is more than $A450, your employer must contribute an additional sum equal to 9% 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.

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Working Hostels in Perth, Western Australia.


If you have a working hostel and you wish to be added to this site please contact Workstay

We have many more Working Hostels on our books if you would like a list please email us at Workstay
it just takes time to add them all thanks.

Perth Working Hostels


If you’re looking for a place to stay on a working holiday in Perth, hostels are a great place to start. With their lively social scene, friendly atmosphere and great prices, hostels are the ideal place to start work in a new country, where you can make new friends and save money when you’re starting out.

Perth hostels with excellent facilities to help job seekers – from job boards advertising local vacancies to hostels owners always on the lookout for an extra hand.

You could even work at the hostel itself – many hostels in Perth are staffed by backpackers and students, who help with everything from manning the reception to cleaning rooms. Here a selection of the best hostels for finding work in Perth.


Swan Barracks

The Old Swan Barracks

Perth´s most unique Backpackers Hostel. Situated in the heart of Perth in the Northbridge entertainment area and only a couple of minutes away from the rail and bus terminals, The Old Swan Barracks offers quality accommodation and fantastic facilities at very affordable prices.



Britannia Hostel

Britannia on William

Welcome to Britannia on William, one of Perth's best backpackers. Situated in the heart of Northbridge, and only minutes from the city, Britannia is one of the best located backpacking hostels in Perth. Britannia on William


Kununurra Hostel

Kununurra Backpackers


The Kunnnurra Backpackers want you to have a great working holiday experience. On arrival we can provide you with a list of local farmers that you can call to enquire employment. We also have a job board where employers post details about jobs. We can also direct you to the three job agencies we have in town.

Kununurra is a great place for farm work with sandalwood, mangoes, and many other plants. The farming seasons are as follows:
Sandalwood- All year round
Grapefruit-March, April, May
Melons and Small Crops- April through to September
Mangoes-September to November 

Coolibar Hostel

Coolibah Lodge

Our backpackers accommodation, rated 4 stars by the VIP Backpackers Resorts association, has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in Air-conditioned and heated comfort. With guests arriving from all over the world, our reputation is second to none. email Coolibah lodge

Brook Lodge Backpackers

I stayed at this working backpackers for about 2 months and can highly recommend it. I have heard the owners have changed, but I am sure it is still a great place to stay and work.


3 Bridge Street,
PO Box 175,
Donnybrook WA 6239
Phone: (08) 9731 1520
Fax: (08) 9731 0141
Mobile: 0429 000 703
E-mail: info@brooklodge.com.au

Big Boab Budget International

2 Riverf Fig Ave, Kununurra 6743
Phone: (08) 9168 1411
EMAIL: bigboab@wn.com.au

Carnarvon Backpackers

97- 99 Olivia Tce,
Carnarvon, WA 6701. ph: (08) 9941 1095

Pemberton Backpackers

7 Brockman Street,
Pemberton, WA 6260
Phone: (08) 9776 1105
Email: pembertonyha@westnet.com.au

Margaret River Backpackers

66 Town View Terrace, Margaret River 6285
Phone: (08) 9757 9572
Email: stay@margaretriverbackpackers.com.au

Manjimup Backpackers

59 Rose Street, Manjimup, Western Australia
PHONE: 08 9771 8077
EMAIL: mbpackers@westnet.com.au

Dunsborough Beachhouse

201 - 205 Geographe Bay Rd
Dunsborough, WA 6281
Tel: +61 (0) 8 9755 3107
Email: info@dunsboroughbeachouse.com.au