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Getting a TFN in Sydney (Tax File Number)

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1. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

Hi, i know some of you here have been to Australia, but i was wondering how long it takes to get your TFN though,


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Filling in the paperwork takes an hour or so and then could be near the same to hand the paperwork in. You'll get a slip of paper straightaway that allows you to work, but your actual TFN will be sent to you in the mail and will take roughly 4 weeks to get to you....

If it's still the same as before, the tax office is in the Centrepoint Tower (can't miss it), downtown Sydney :)


3. Posted by spike99 (Full Member 25 posts) 11y


I filled in an application on-line and received my TFN in less than a week. I suppose it just depends on how busy they are.