Working Holiday Australia

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1. Posted by Esme03 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I'm going to Australia in June until September on (my first) working holiday. I've sorted out my visa and flights and everything, and just looking for some advice on the best way about getting a job. I'm planning on travelling from Cairns all the way down the coast to Adelaide, so not staying in one place for too long (maybe two weeks for the longest). Also a bit confused on how to get an Australian tax number?
Any help would be awesome :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5311 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Do you have any in demand skills? Generally employers would prefer people to stick around for a bit longer than two weeks. There's of course casual jobs every so often, but they might not be very easy to find. Even hostel cleaning jobs in exchange for free accommodation tend to ask for sticking around for a couple of weeks...

For your TFN, you can apply for it here, but only once you've arrived in Australia. (See here for some more background information.)

3. Posted by Daniel John (Budding Member 31 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

You could look for fruit picking. It's causal work with no real time commitment.

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Also try, or even HelpX if you're interested in work for free accommodation.

Good luck!

5. Posted by Esme03 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Might extend my planned stays in a few of the cities then, just to be available for work for longer..
I'll have a look into the fruit picking, and work for free accommodation sounds pretty good aswell!
Thanks so much :)