Have you found a job in Australia or are you just thinking about it? What should you know before travelling to Australia for work?
Anyone who wants to work in Australia needs a work visa, which must be applied for before travelling to the country. The most commonly used work visas include:
The visa categories listed above, or main visa categories, are further sub-categorised depending on the length of stay in Australia, the type of work you will be doing and your qualifications. You can use the visa finder to make the right choice of work visa.
You must apply for an Australian work visa electronically, by completing the online application form. Two days after submitting the completed form, the applicant will receive an email message (to the email address provided on the application form) informing them of:
In order to obtain a work visa, it is important to prove:
Australia offers the following accommodation options:
How does the Australian tax system work and who is required to file a tax return in Australia?
A work contract can be concluded in writing or verbally. The main points of a work contract include the type of employment, the working hours (a full-time employee can work 38 hours per week), the place of work, the amount of pay, holiday entitlement and the notice period.
Conducting business in Australia as an Australian trade is possible after obtaining an Australian Business Number (ABN). The application for an ABN must be made electronically, i.e. through the Australian Online Tax Office.
From 01 July 2021, the minimum hourly wage is set at $20.33. For employees under the age of 21, the minimum wage is as follows:
|Age||Minimum hourly wage|
|16 years||$ 9,62|
|17 years||$ 11,75|
|18 years||$ 13,89|
|19 years||$ 16,77|
|20 years||$ 19,86|
The amount of income tax depends on whether or not the taxpayer is an Australian resident. For residents, the following income tax rates apply. The income tax rate for non-residents of Australia is 32.5 cents on every dollar.
Need help with your Australian tax refund? Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help.