The Victorian government is set to introduce new legislations that would protect working holiday backpackers from being exploited by employers. These legislations would be the toughest laws introduced in Australia that are related to the labour hire industry. It will aim to reduce the exploitation of vulnerable working holiday backpackers. Under the new legislations, a […]Read More New Legislations in Victoria to protect Backpackers!
Networking events are not only for local workers, working holiday workers should take these opportunities to network with several employers and backpackers. By maintaining these networks, your experiences in Australia will be better as these networks may be able to help you solve different problems should problems arise. For example there is an […]Read More Networking Events are really helpful in gaining knowledge about working holiday exploitations!
Working holiday workers are entitled to have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) provides free assistance and advice to any workers in Australia who needs help in understanding these rights. If you are having issues at your current workplace, you can contact the FWO anonymously to […]Read More Reporting exploitation to Fair Work Ombudsman
Labour Day is an annual public holiday in Australia that celebrates a victory that workers achieved in the mid 19th century. It is a public holiday that varies between dates in different states. New South Wales, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory has its labour day on the first Monday in October. Queensland and […]Read More Labour Day (Useful information on working during public holidays)
Last week we focused on what types of jobs you can realistically attain when you travel to Australia on a working holiday visa (if you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend you to read it!). This week’s blog post is going to focus on where and how to get these jobs. There are a few […]Read More A few useful job hunting websites and resources to use!
It is often very common to hear that working holiday workers in Australia have been scammed by someone who pretends to be an employer. These stories are well documented on backpacking forums such as downuder and fruitpickngjobs does regularly posts to make backpackers aware about the different scams they could potentially experience. Here is one […]Read More Be Alert and Aware of Scams! Backpackers are vulnerable victims of scams.
In the previous blog post, we covered what types of jobs backpackers can easily find during their stay in Australia. Today we will focus on the “specific work” that you will need to undertake within designated regional areas and industries. By completing these specified work for 88 consecutive days, you will be eligible for a […]Read More Jobs you should look for if you want to extend your stay in Australia for an extra year!
Some of the jobs in Australia won’t hire backpackers, as they prefer local workers that can offer more stability and longer stay in the role. Below are the list of jobs that you can find while on a working holiday in Australia. Tour Guide/Tour company assistants Pro: Exciting jobs, great experiences Con: Restrictive employment requirements […]Read More What type of jobs can you work for during your working holiday visa?
When applying for the 417 Working Holiday Visa scheme, you will be prompted to state whether you have health insurances that adequately covers you during your stay in Australia. If you do not plan to obtain insurance, you risk your visa not being granted. Question 33 of the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) application asks, “Do […]Read More A few points for why travel insurances is a must when travelling to Australia
This week we will focus on the protocols that could assist you if you get sick or injured while on a working holiday visa! Medicare is Australia’s public health care system and is operated by the Department of Human Services. If your home country has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia, you are […]Read More Reciprocal Health Care Agreement