Working on a Outback station will be a once in lifetime experience, some of these stations are the size of a small country like Belgium, you will get to see and do some amazing this, but be prepare for isolation, danger is always just around the corner, encounters with weird animals and deadly ones too. To get to work on one of these wonderful stations, will require some ground work. The right times of year will be different for each state, but there is plenty of maintenance around the stations and work around the house to consider. Just do some leg work and you will be happy you did if you land the right one.
Emergency contacts in the country you are moving 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
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Another way of experiencing an Australian Outback Stations or farm is on a Farm Familiarisation program. If you just want to experience life on an Outback Station or Farm, then you can do just that, with a few different options through companies that have Farm Familiarisation programs, (there are fees attached) these programs give you the necessary tools for working on an Outback station and include activities like:
With this experience under your belt, you should be able to work you way around Australia and have some great experiences and get to meet the
locals. If you wish to get more information on these type of companies, please email us at Contact Farm Familiarisation courses.
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.