Backpackers

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Left Field welcomes and appreciates overseas workers!

Adventurous individuals with the spirit of wanderlust are always welcome to work with us. We focus on sourcing the best jobs for backpackers and making it easier than ever to apply. You’ll gain an experience to remember in Tasmania. Imagine exploring the island, breathing some of the cleanest air in the world, and with Left Field, you can earn wages in the farms and fields. All Left Field representatives are experienced in helping people navigate the visa process, so let’s get you started on a new journey.

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    Work conditions.

    Backpackers are entitled to the same entitlements and conditions as an Australian citizen, including pay, superannuation, overtime and penalty rates. In Australia instruments known as ‘Awards’ set these minimum conditions. In the horticulture industry the Award that applies to employees is the Horticulture Award. Left Field strictly pays all employees in accordance with the Horticulture Award and is audited by StaffSure, an independent external organisation, which means you can be assured you will be paid correctly according to the law as if you were an Australian citizen.

    Work holiday visas.

    Working Holiday Subclass 417 Visa

    Eligible Countries

    Working Holiday Subclass 417 visas are open to people with passports from:

    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Republic of Korea
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • Taiwan
    • The United Kingdom

    How long can I stay in Australia on Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa?

    If you hold a Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa you are eligible to stay in Australia for up three years. Each 12 month period is a separate visa which you need to apply for. This means if you hold a Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa you can:

    1. Work in Australia for 12 months.
    2. Apply for a second Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa for an additional 12 months if you meet the eligibility requirements.
    3. Apply for a third Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa for an additional 12 months if you meet the eligibility requirements.

    To be eligible to stay in Australia for the second and third 12 month visa you had to have worked in a specified regional area of Australia in a specified work role.

    All positions at Left Field qualify for the specific regional area and specified work requirement.

    How long can I work at Left Field on a Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa?

    You can only work with one employer for six months per Working Holiday Subclass 417 visa. This means in every 12 month period you can work at Left Field for six months, or half the time you are in Australia.

    Please speak to us about your options. We have connections with other organisations and can assist workers in meeting their requirements.

    Other Visas

    It is possible to work in Australia using other visa types including student visas, skilled migration visas, sponsored employment visas, partner visas and occupational trainee visas.

    Other Requirements

    Other requirements needed to work in Australia include obtaining a Tax File Number from the Australian Taxation Office and an Australian bank account.