The essential Backpackers Guide to work and travel in Australia with a Working Holiday Visa (WHV). You will find all the information and tips on 400 pages from former backpackers who travelled all around Australia. This eBook will definitely help you to save money and find a job in Australia.
- Administrative procedures: prepare your departure and simplify your arrival in Australia
- Jobs: the types of jobs available, the sectors of activity that recruit and the possibilities according to your skills… As a bonus, more than 500 contacts in Fruit Picking
- Regions: the best activities, unmissable spots and great accommodation by state
- Transport and ways of travelling: by campervan, car or bus? Choose the mode of transport that suits you best and avoid scams.
- Discounts: take advantage of various discounts on your health insurance, money transfers, campervan rentals, etc.
▶ Many discounts
10% promo code with Go Walkabout Travel Insurance
5% discount on Travellers Autobarn
5 free transfers with CurrencyFair
$26 discount on RSA certificate
5% discount on Australian Surf Tours
“Your guide is great ! It is very useful and helped us a lot during our travels! Thank you for sharing !”Sol, Backpacker
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A guide made by Backpackers for Backpackers
Why have we written this guide?
Like you, we had the amazing project to travel for one year in Australia with the Working Holiday Visa.
We realised that lots of practical information were essential to prepare this adventure.
During our trip, we found lots of tricks, and like most backpackers, we were disappointed with the guide we had bought. Not because it was bad, but simply because it was not really suited to our lifestyle. This is not just a trip, you are not here as a tourist… and that makes all the difference. Half the pages of tourist guides are devoted to hotels and restaurants that you are never going to visit and often there are no pictures! Finally, we realised that those guides did not give any practical information about the tax system, registration of vehicles and jobs in Australia (especially about fruit picking)!
We then thought about the questions that everyone asks:
- What should I know before I go?
- What are the steps to follow when I arrive?
- What happens during a road trip around Australia?
- The jobs, how’s it going? How to find one?
- How does the tax system work?
- By region, what are the best spots to discover and what they look like? what are the places that are not necessarily worth seeing?
- How to Save Money?
- Australia, what if I wanted to stay there … how?
… So we decided to answer all these questions by writing a guide!
Advantages of the Backpackers Guide
This guide has been produced throughout our stay, for almost 2 years. Because, yes, we asked for a second WHV! It is, therefore, the result of our own experience. It centralises all the practical information you need in a convenient format that is accessible at any time, with or without network access.
Once there, the States & Territories’ section of the Guide will help you to know all about the best places to discover in Australia, and we have also integrated into the margins, with icons showing you the fauna to be discovered, harvests in the regions and The best free camp spots around the country.
In each major city, we made a special page “One Day”, directing you to the places not to be missed in one day with a budget of less than $50.
And with a list of nearly 500 contacts on farms, it will help you find work more easily!
Moreover, you can save money with many tips on the best deals and discounts offered by our partners about your money transfers, renting a vehicle, recovering your taxes …
What backpackers say about “Australia Backpackers Guide”
“I just wanted to tell you that your guide is so great! Everything in it! It’s perfect.” Elisa
“We bought your guide in June. It’s so great. It will definitely help us a lot (We start our adventure in December)” Alexia
“After reading the guide I have to say it’s amazing…honestly. It includes all the content that you find on various sides and Facebook groups. Congrats to the team. You did a great job! It’s a fantastic guide with lots of useful information!”Quentin
“Thanks a lot! Your Guide is absolutely brilliant. So convenient to prepare your travels with it.” Charles
“I hadn’t thought it was that big so I started flipping through it and the info is great.” Edouard
“The guide is awesome! I read it in one go to keep the content in mind for the trip. Thank you very much for sharing! ” Sol
“I wanted to tell you first that your book is great !!! It’s all there, it’s perfect! ” Elisa
“The guide is great, I keep referring to it to prepare my trip! I’m leaving on January 2 and a lot has been made easier thanks to you! ” Marjorie
“Super happy! Your guide is really hot! ” Edouard
“I had already contacted several addresses of your guide and left my name on a list with some. I thought that they would never call me back and in fact if, one of them called me and we are downright happy because we are paid by the hour for the vines! For the cherries, we are paid double that on the other farm. Even if we do not manage to make the minimum wage yet, LOL! Thanks again for your guide! ” Lydie
“Good work in what you do, it’s really great to share it all in a single guide, beside it, it is very well done (it really focuses on the essentials, and finally a special book for backpackers)!!! ” Cécile
If you have tested the Backpackers Guide, do not hesitate to let us know your opinion in the comments or by e-mailing us.
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