Regional Work for Backpackers
As we say goodbye to summer now is the perfect time to start researching and planning your working holiday so that if you intend on staying in Australia for another year you can complete the required regional work qualify for a further visa, with plenty of time to spare.
Depending on your country of passport and the type of visa you hold different requirements apply.
Make sure the location of work is in the specified regional area and in the approved industry activities according to your visa subclass and country of passport.
Not sure which visa you have? myVEVO is a mobile app available to download for free. The app provides a fast and convenient way to check your Australian visa work rights, study rights, travel conditions and expiry date and is available through the Apple and Google online stores.
To read more about the specified work requirements including locations and postcodes, industries and approved activities refer to the following links for subclass 417 visa holders or subclass 462 visa holders.
Don’t leave it until the last minute. A large majority of work is seasonal and weather dependant. There is no guarantee that work will be available.
The work must be paid in accordance with the relevant Australian legislation and awards. Voluntary work will not be accepted for the purpose of applying for a second Working Holiday visa. Keep your payslips! Check the relevant award agreements to ensure you are being paid at the correct rate of pay.
Job vacancies specifically for plant and animal cultivation can be found through the Australian government website Harvest Trail https://jobsearch.gov.au/harvest This is a great resource to check seasonal availability of work as well as fair work entitlements and rates of pay.