Working in Australia, What to know?
Knowing Australia it is a land like no other, with breathtaking landscapes and a rich ancient culture. But it is not just the attractive places, awesome beaches and the beautiful weather that tempts people to migrate to Australia but also it is one of the strongest performing economies in the world. Thousands of people went to Australia for work and earn good money because of its minimum wage which is one of the best in the world.
Working in Australia you need to know the following:
- Tax file number (TFN) - you can apply TFN when you are already in Australia. You really don’t have a TFN but without one, you pay more tax. You also won't be able to apply for government benefits, lodge your tax return electronically or get an Australian business number (ABN)
- Australian Bank Account – Having a bank account when you are in Australia it will be easy for you to have free access to your hard earned dollars at the same time you’ll be able to get paid from an Australian employer without losing any of your wages to transfers and exchange rates.
- Working Holiday Visa - allows you to work for 12 months from the date you arrive. And it will be extended for a second Working Holiday Visa if you can provide that you have worked as a specified worker in rural areas for 3 months.
There are many ways of working in Australia. Whether you want to work as fruit pickers, farm hand, mining, bartender, waiter/waitress, chef, barista, hostel staff, cleaner, nurse, office support, trade/labourer, construction and or engineer there are loads of job opportunities in Australia.
You will also need an accommodation base when you are working and this will depend on your entire budget and comfort zone. You can choose whether a hostel, flat/house share and or farm/homestays.