If you’re coming to Australia as a working holiday maker, we’ve included new travel advice on our website for you. So what are some of the main things to keep in mind?
1. Take out travel insurance
We strongly encourage all working holiday makers to take out travel insurance before they come to Australia. It is important that you are covered to pay for any medical treatment, loss or theft of personal belongings or other incidents that may happen to you during your stay.
2. Know the rules about working in Australia
As a working holiday maker, you are subject to the same workplace laws as Australian workers. These laws outline the basic entitlements you have as a worker in Australia. Make sure you read the information in your visa grant letter as it provides important information and contact details for any issues you might have. Information about your visa obligations is available under the ‘visa holders’ tab on the Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) page and the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) page.
3. Ensure you have enough money
Ensure you have enough money to support yourself, especially while you look for work. It is worth checking the cost of living in Australia, and comparing it to your home country, so you have an idea of how much money you will need.
4. Be aware of your personal safety
Although we consider Australia to be a safe country, you should be mindful of your personal security, including exercising common sense and looking out for suspicious behaviour.