what is required: Working on a normal tourist visa is strictly forbidden. In order to collect wages you will need to have a tax file number, which you can apply by filling out the forms available from the Australian Tax Office, also available at post offices and many news agents.
Working Holiday Visas
Holders of this visa can work in a job with each employer for up to six months. This is for applicants aged 18 to 30 from countries that have a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, such as Canada, Estonia, the UK, Canada, Netherlands, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, Finland, the Republic of Cyprus, Italy, France, Malta, Germany, Denmark, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Norway, or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
If eligible, your employer will pay you the same rates of pay and the
same work conditions as Australians. The Working Holiday Visa enables
those to work with a stay of up to 12 months.
The employer would be required to make tax payments and superannuation deductions, ensure that the work environment complies with Occupational Health and Safety laws and that the employee holds the relevant licences or registration for the job.
Workers with skills that are seen as essential to Australia are encouraged to apply for the Skilled Visa. There may be registration or licensing requirements, contact the relevant authorities in Australia for your trade or practice.
The Short Stay Business visa allows business people to visit Australia for up to three months. Conducting negotations, attending conferences, or to find business opportunites are all eligible activities.
A Provisional Business Visa can be obtained for up to four years. If staying longer than 4 years, it could be possible to obtain a Business Skills Residence Visa. Business people would need to achieve the required level of business or maintain investment(s) here.
Where to Look for Work
In the main cities there are opportunities to work. There are many job agencies that one can apply at, in Australia they are normally not allowed to charge the worker when they obtain a position for them. There is also the fruit picking season trail, with surprisingly good job conditions and rates of pay.
The best days to check local newspapers is usually on Saturdays and Wednesdays. These can be good sources for casual positions in your area. Do check the positions vacant section as well. This is true in Queensland, New South Wales, Canberra, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South and Western Australia, as well as the ACT and the Northern Territory.