Tax File Numbers

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1. Posted by vicki80 (Full Member 42 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


Me and my buddy are travelling to Oz in the New Year for a year and have been told that we need to get a tax file number in order to set up a bank account/get a job. Does anyone know how about doing this?

Thanks a lt

2. Posted by fimbria25 (Full Member 120 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Have a look at the "Australian Taxation Office website" @

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6600 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

The Ato website can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes.. Here's the best page to start your research on: Applying for your Tax File Number

I'm not sure that you would need the TFN to setup a bank account, but you will definitely need one for a job. Well actually, I think you can choose not to have one, but you will then be taxed in the highest bracket!! It's no big deal getting one issued anyway.


4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Vicki-try looking at the work and travel company-they are based both in the uk and Oz-you can get a little package quite cheap and some of their packages they actually do all of that for you as well as helping you to find a job, i myself haven't used them but they are worth a look at