Non-residents working in Australia under a work and holiday visa.
Backpackers are young people between the ages of 18 to 30, going to Australia for both tourism and work purposes. They are entitled to travel and work in Australia if they are on a 417/462 visa. With hundreds of jobs and lots of places to visit, Australia is a true paradise for backpackers!
Are you a backpacker? If yes, then you need to know what changes have been made by the Australian Governmenttobackpackers’ tax. Earlier, you could work in Australia and pay zero tax up to annual earnings of $18,200, as long as you were an Australian resident for tax purposes. Anything above that and you would have to pay 19% tax rate, gradually increasing on anupward scale. From the 1st of January 2017, all earnings are now taxed at 15% up to $37,000, at which point you begin paying the same as the rest of Australia.
Each year thousands of backpackers visit Australia not only to visit its beautiful locations, but also to work here while they are at it. Backpackers can choose from various types of jobs such as:
Backpackers with limited to no skills can easily take up these jobs and earn money while they are traveling. Working in Australia is a great way to experience its culture and meet new people along the way!