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If you intend to work during your time in Australia, you will need to obtain a Tax File Number (TFN). If you commence working prior to getting your Tax File Number, you will have 28 days to provide it to your employer.
You can apply for a TFN in person at an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or online at: www.ato.gov.au/forms/tfn---application-for-individuals
You will need to complete an obligatory tax return when your Working Holiday finishes or when you stop working. You may be eligible for a tax refund. Visit the ATO website for information on how and when to lodge your tax return.
Ask your employer for a payment summary, showing your total income and the amount of tax withheld, so that you are able to lodge your tax return.
Authorities in Western Australia (WA) are warning backpackers to do their homework before sending money online for jobs and accommodation following a recent spate of victims scammed of hundreds of dollars after responding to an advert on advertising site Gumtree.
According to SBS, the state’s consumer protection watchdog says the advert was for apple pickers with Bluestone Fruits, which it says is a company that does not exist. The address for the supposed orchard, according to WA Consumer Protection, is a block of vacant land in Collie, about 200 kilometres south of Perth. The backpackers paid $200 via direct bank transfers, but arrived in the town to find they had been scammed and there was no such orchard.
Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said job applicants should “apply a healthy amount of suspicion with online adverts”. Apart from the initial money paid, backpackers would also have had to pay for transport and alternative accommodation after discovering they had been scammed. Our advice to people responding to online job ads is to do some thorough checking with local authorities to ensure the farm being advertised actually exists and the job offer is genuine."
Scams involving fake employers wanting money from backpackers for transport or accommodation are a major problem in WA. The government's scamnet website lists cases that sometimes involve a real farm and vineyard - in one instance an Albany winery owner saw an ad for work at her business that she had no knowledge of. Personal details and identities have also been stolen.
Mr Hillyard recommends contacting the farm directly in order to confirm the details are correct, "but don’t use the email addresses or phone numbers given by the scammers, as these can easily be re-routed overseas. An internet search of mobile phone numbers used in these scams may reveal them listed in blog threads by other victims,” he said.
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Through this site, you can search the job outlook for a particular occupation or industry.
In addition, the site provides information on job prospects, statistics, skills, and training. You can visit the site here: http://joboutlook.gov.au/
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Working Holiday Visa holders who secure work in certain high demand industries in northern Australia will now be eligible to remain with their employer for up to 12 months from November 21, 2015
Under the change, Working Holiday Visa holders who undertake work in northern Australia will be able to apply to work for a single employer for up to 12 months compared to the usual limit of 6 months.
The change applies to the Agriculture, Tourism & Hospitality, Aged & Disability Care, Construction, and Mining industries in northern Australia.
For further information, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Empl/WHM-six-months-one-employer
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