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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, its off to Oz we Go. ( Tax file number)

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1. Posted by cooky (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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Hey Guys,

Now i need a little advice, off to Australia with Girlfriend in Nov and we need to get a tax file number.

Having already visited Oz for a few months a while back i know that one is needed to avoid paying 48% of every $ you earn, but have no idea how to go about getting one.

Can anyone help??

And a word of advice for anyone looking to go OZ, especially if your going on your own, go with they really look after you and sort out all of the above as well as, bank acc, aus sim card, medicard,hostel for the first week, check the site out and ask me any Q's if need be.

Thanks Guys!!

2. Posted by Aussy_Gal (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y


Why dont you try looking at: click on for individuals and you will see apply for tax file number. In there you will be able to find info on getting a TFN if your not an Australian Citizen.

Hope this helps!! :)

3. Posted by jess_capri (Budding Member 53 posts) 10y

Hi Cooky,

As Aussy-gal says the best way to go about applying for a tax file number is throught the ATO site - for you the best link would be

Otherwise when you get here you can go to the local tax office. Depending on where you are going there are a few locations in each state - a list can be found here

Hope this helps,

4. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

You can't apply until you have arrived in Australia. When you get here apply online at the Takes 20 minutes and is free and very easy.