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.
Welcome to the Working Hostel webpage of Workstay the website for Working Holiday Makers e.g. Backpackers, Students, Travellers and even for people
who wish to Migrate to this country “Australia” What we are trying to do on the Working Hostel page, is give people who are looking for work
or require information on jobs, a rundown on what Working Hostels are all about. We are here to help you find something that may suit your
needs if its one day's work or 6 months work that you are looking for we will try and point you in the right direction. If you have read our
"about us" page then you would have read that we believe we were one of the first Working Hostels, all them years ago, since 1986 to be precise.
Below are some of the things, you may need to know about Working Hostels that we will help you on your adventure around our great country called
Before we start Please Please let us know, about your travels, good or bad, by sending us an email, to Workstay
We have put together a list of Working Hostels from around Australia that may help you find work and accommodation.
As with all things in life, when travelling abroad, you still have to have your wits about you. There are always people out there that will try and rip you off. Get as much information on any working hostels that you may be looking at staying in most working hostels have websites, and there are plenty of forums out there to check them out and listen to other backpackers then make your mind up its better to be safe than sorry.
A quick snippet from:
Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Tom O’Shea
Growers, hostels, labour-hire contractors cautioned over backpacker, seasonal worker entitlements
5 January 2015
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a warning to farmers, hostel owners and labour hire contractors that it will not tolerate the deliberate exploitation of backpackers and seasonal workers this summer.
The Agency has received fresh complaints about backpackers being lured to regional centres by dodgy labour-hire operators allegedly treating them poorly, bullying and sexually harassing them and ripping them off to the tune of hundreds of dollars.
The Fair Work Ombudsman revealed it is reviewing fresh reports against one operator who allegedly charges backpackers $450 to find them jobs, and then pays them as little as 60 cents an hour to work on local farms.
The operator reportedly charges up to $150 a week for backpackers to stay in sub-standard houses and caravans, with allegations of up to 32 people being accommodated in one home and 12 more sleeping in the garage.
Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Tom O’Shea says it is not the first time this particular operator has come to the Agency’s attention, and he will come under further scrutiny following a formal complaint about his behaviour received from the local council. To read the rest of this article please go to
Mr O’Shea said the Fair Work Ombudsman had some simple tips for backpackers and seasonal workers to ensure they don’t get ripped off while working on the harvest trail.
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