Map of Western Australia
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When travelling in Western Australia, or in fact any Australian State Beware of any service run by bureaucracy, both government or private. Government run services are probably the worst but the rule of thumb when dealing with any business run by functionaries i.e. not owner operated, is, it's generally going to be a "f... up", (Scuse my french). Click here for an example of what we are alerting you to.
Employment Agencies are not only required to be licenced but also to follow strict procedures including disclosure of all details of the employment being offered including employers name
The biggest source of misinformation concerning Working Holiday Jobs often comes from other travellers, but some traveller websites offering work information can also be woefully out of date
Don't get 'sucked in' to buy things you don't need ...
Emergency contacts in country you are travelling too.
You can get pretty much anything you need in Australia.
Do some research on whether to bring or buy when here.
Great summer gear can be purchased in Australia
Check exchange rate.
We have put together a few lists to help you find accommodation and work whilst travelling around Australia these will help point you in the right direction.
Travelling and working in Australia will be a life changing experience
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.
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.