Australian Working Holiday Visa Tips – The Need To Know Guide – updated April 2019
Australian Working Holiday Visa Tips for backpacker and adventure travellers. Remember, it’s your working holiday, challenge yourself and look for new experiences, trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to discover new things. And remember, it’s a working holiday so enjoy your work and remember to have some holiday. Here’s our handy guide for your adventure.
Claim your Australian Superannuation Refund
Get a job on your working holiday and save some cash!
Seriously this might sound like an obvious tip but tons of working holiday visas holders have to cut their trip short because of they run out of funds. Don’t be afraid to try something new and look at regional work rather than the big cities. Regional work doesn’t have involve picking fruit, there’s loads of opportunities and most who have done meet amazing people and get to experience a completely different side to Australia.
Register with recruitment agencies before you arrive in Australia.
With modern day communication to aid you getting a job offer before you arrive in Australia can actually be a fairly simple process. If you know you would like to work first, travel later, then it’s a great idea to register with some recruitment agents or specialist agencies before you arrive in Australia. You may even be able to arrange an interview via Skype and some companies actually offer to cover some of our set up costs, flights and even accommodation.
Plan ahead for your Australian Working Holiday
When we say plan ahead we don’t mean walk into a travel agent and let them book it all for you. No, no, no… we’re talking about proper planning. Take to the internet, sign up to Facebook groups like /confessionsofabackpacker and /backpackerjobsinaustralia, ask friends who have been to Australia for some tips and our biggest working holiday tips, do listen to advice but don’t follow the crowds.
Finding cheap accommodation where you can meet other backpackers
You’ll soon find out that hostels are not actually that cheap and they can be totally impractical if you’re planning on working. If you’re going to stay in a hostel ask them if they have separate rooms or floors for other people who are working. If you’re looking to stay in one place for a few months check out flatmatefinder.com and gumtree.com. Both sites will help you meet like minded people and what better way to get to know Australia than living with Australians.
Saving money so you can travel and do as many tours as possible
It’s no lie that Australia isn’t cheap but there’s ways to save money so you can make the most of your working holiday, do loads of activities and even go home with a few thousand in your pocket. Yes, we just said that you could actually go home with a few thousand in your bank account. Saving on things like money transfers, buying a car or camper, being savvy about where you chose live and work, and making sure you claim back your superannuation can all help you save money. Take a look at this article on how to save money on your working holiday to Australia for more detail.
Australian Working Holiday Visa Tips Summary
It’s your working holiday, challenge yourself and look for new experiences, trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to discover new things. And remember, it’s a working holiday so enjoy your work and remember to have some holiday.