DEPARTING OR ARRIVING –what you must know:
VISATo get any kind of Australian Visa you need to visit this website:
WORKING HOLIDAY VISA – what to do once in the country:
TFN, A tax file number is a unique nine-digit number we issue to individuals and organisations to help us administer tax and other Australian Government systems.https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/tax-file-number/
It’s not compulsory to have a TFN, but if you don’t have one you may have more tax withheld than you need to, or you may not be able to receive certain government benefits.You can apply for your TFN online, filling in a form.
It is really easy to get it and You should receive your TFN within 28 days after your interview. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will mail your TFN to the postal address on your application.
SUPER ANNUATION, is a way to save for your retirement. The money comes from contributions made into your super fund by your employer and, ideally, topped up by your own money. Sometimes the government will add to it through co-contributions and the low income super contribution. Once you leave Australia, you can apply online for a refund.https://applicant.tr.super.ato.gov.au/applicants/default.aspx?pid=1
BANK ACCOUNT, Westpack is one of the esiest bank account to open in Australia.It is free and you will get one Choice Account and one Saving Account.
Ask them to do an online banking for you, it will be good to enter online to do payment and transfer beetween your accounts. You should ask them to open your personal superannuation, it will be easier for you to manage it and you will give to any employer always the same. You must go to any branch with your Passport and one address to open it. You will receveid your card in one week at the address you gave them.
Check also Travel card option, in case you travelling with a tourist visa.
PHONE SIMTelstra, is the best company you can get to get a good cover when you travel.
With more than 3500 4G sites, Telstra 4G is available in all the capital CBD’s, many suburban areas and in over 300 regional towns across Australia today.
You must go to any Telstra shop, with your Passport to get a SIM.
Lebara, it is a really good company if you are staying in main cities and you like to get a cheap plan (only $ 49.90 per month) to call in many European countries and more, unlimited on mobile and landline. The sim is free, you don’t need to give any identification and you can recharge in many shop monthly pas as you go. So you can decided month by month if renew it or not. Lebare is not good if travelling, because the coverage is none in remote area.
TAX BACKYour tax return is due by 31 October each year.
Tax returns cover the financial year, not the calendar year. The financial year begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June the following year. After the financial year ends, you have until 31 October to lodge your return (unless you use a tax agent). For example, you should have lodged your tax return for the financial year 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013 by 31 October 2013. In some circumstances you can lodge your tax return before the end of the financial year. Generally, this can only be done if you are certain of your income and you are leaving the country permanently. The best way to claim tax, is to go to a Tax office, with the Final payment of all your place where you have been working in Australia and fill a form in. In max 6 weeks you should get your money back into your back account. Make sure to keep all the receipts about work (if you buy any working clothes or working tools, or if you have to take transport during working hours, …) because they will refund it.
Key facts about the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone are:
(Also there are other company)
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city inAustralia.
Located on the coast just 30 minutes from Perth's city centre, the bustling and dynamic port city of Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Its streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars.
Yarra Glen – Home to some of the country’s best known wineries as well as the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery family attraction.
Sydney is one of the world’s most loved cities is the largest and famous city in Australia. . It's home to beautifulbeaches, iconic buildings, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, and a vibrant culture . There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney during the warmer months and during the Winter you can actually enjoyo t the quite and peacefull atmosphere especially on the desertic and drammatic beaches. http://www.sydney.com/
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic road, starting from closet o Melbourne to Adelaide. You can drive or you could walk through the Great Ocean walk. You could make it in a week if you don’t have enough time, but if you want really to enjoy it, just take it slow. There are many free bush camping on the way, where you can get really close to wild life, like koalas, kangaroos, wallaby, possum, snake and spider!! Tiger snake and Brown snake are common in Victoria, so you need to be careful, especially during night when they hunting. Always close your tent if you want to sleep safe. Many are the place to visit or to stop over, I will talk about the place that me, my boyfriend and two good friends stop to. When have started our trip on Christmas day from Melbourne. Before to go, is best to do some shopping like food, tobacco and rolling papers, gas bottle for the cooker, First Aid Kit, medicines, Aerogard (the best repellent spray against insect and flyes)and all you think you might need, because shopping on the G.O.R. is expensive and you won’t find Coles, Aldi or cheap shop or shop at all if you are in National Parks or remote areas. Winds in the G.O.R. can be rough, even in summer time and during the night it could be cold. You can get in the Information centers some map and info about “Free bush camping-Great Ocean Road” and “Camping guide – Great Otway National Park & Otway Forest Park”.
Some of them will be mention below:
Mildura is a regional city in northwestern Victoria, Australia and seat of the Rural City of Mildura local government area. It is located in the Sunraysia region, and is on the banks of the Murray River. The current population is estimated at just over 30,000 in 2009. Mildura is a major agricultural centre notable for its grape production, supplying 80% of Victoria's grapes Many wineries also source grapes from Mildura. Mildura is well known as a “haven” for travelling workers with an abundance of large fruit properties needing many willing hands to harvest their valuable crop. Many hostels offer work and transport, which means that you can enjoy your time in Mildura while earning extra dollars. But mainly the reason why a lot of backpackers are them is to get the second year papers sign off, because sometime the pay it will be not good. When the working day is finished you can relax at the numerous entertainment venues such as pubs, the swimming pool (Mildura waves)and the library.
If you have a car, and your are travelling with some friends, you could just stay in some cheap caravan park (The palms Caravan Park) and look for a farm job by yourself knocking door to door. Mildura in summer time (Dec, Jan, Feb) coul be really hot (up to 46 degree), so working in crops it is hard.
SYDNEY TO CAIRNS in 5 weeks
DAILY BUDGET: 22 $ per person travelling by car in 2 people
KM: Around 3000 (but we have made 5000 Km in total counting all the visiting)
The M1 or A1 (free) will get to you trought all the East Coast. The highway it looks like more a country road for most of the time, only in some spot there are more than one lane. So you need to consider that the distances are bigger then you think and the speed limits are no more than 110 Km/h. For only one driver is best to do no more than 400 Km per day. The road is plenty of works, so the speed limit keep changing and many times you have to stop on the way. Is not safe to drive during the night, because of the road condition, kangaroos and heavy veichls. Is plenty of services (BBQ, toilets, pic-nic tables), Resting Areas, Information centers and petrol station on the way.
Once in QLD get a “Guide to QLD roads” in any info center, it will be really important to have it, if you like to camp for free in Resting Areas. Not in all the resting Area it is allowed to stay overnight, but most of the time you will find the right one, and a sing we will be there to tell you how many hours you can stay (24/48 or 72). Get there by the sunset if you like to find a space, sometime depending of school holidays or high season they get full quickly. Every Resting Area has, toilets, cold showers (open or closed), running water and sometimes BBQ and tables. The nights Resting Areas are mainly in QLD, but in NSW you will find more National Parks open over night for free or for a really cheap fee (5 $ per person per night). Police is everywhere in the highway especially in QLD. They mainly checking speed limits and alcohol level. They have stop me twice in two weeks for no reason, just for check alcohol level and they both times asked me only for my Italian driving license, they don’t really care about International driving licence. It’s always better to camp in authorized places, if you don’t want to have heavy fine on the spot. It happened to us to sleep sometimes on the side of the road, but it is stress full and you need to leave really early in the morning.
OUR FAVOURITE PART OF QLD IT WAS THE NORTHERN!