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Working Holiday Visa Jobs Guide

There comes a time when every backpacker’s money runs low and they have to re-enter the real world and find a job. Our top tip when it comes to looking for employment in Australia is to properly target your job search. The Working Holiday Visa restricts you to a six-month limit with each employer, so there’s no point applying for permanent posts. Your best bet is to search for temporary / seasonal / contract work. Many of the backpackers we speak to successfully find work with temping agencies or in the hospitality sector. Before commencing your job search, we recommend re-drafting […]


Second Working Holiday Visa Guide

So, what happens if you end up falling in love with Australia and want to stay longer? You might be eligible for a second 417 visa, but only if you have met certain conditions. You must have complied with the conditions of your first Working Holiday Visa, have not previously held more than one Working Holiday Visa and have completed three months of specified work in a regional area of Australia whilst on your first Working Holiday Visa. In the past, many backpackers carried out voluntary work on farms in exchange for food and accommodation. However, rules changed in 2015 […]


Backpacker Tax Could Have ‘Disastrous Consequences’

True Blue Migration Services has welcomed the Government’s decision to review its ‘backpacker tax’ plans. Background The federal budget last year announced the Government’s intention to stop people on Working Holiday Visas from accessing the tax-free threshold of $18,200 as of July 2016. If changes go ahead, backpackers will be taxed at 32.5% from the first cent earned. The proposal triggered outrage from the agricultural and hospitality sectors, with industry leaders claiming the change will lead to labour shortages. A possible U-turn was signalled last week with the announcement of a review headed by Tourism Minister Senator Richard Colbeck. Mr […]


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