Working in Australia

Working in Australia

Tax File Number – TFN

To work in Australia you are required to apply for a tax file number (TFN).

To be eligible to apply for a tax file number you must be a permanent migrant or temporary visitor who is actually in Australia.

Also, you need to be either:

  • a working holiday-maker
  • a New Zealander and you are automatically granted a visa on arrival
  • an overseas student and your visa has been amended to allow you to work
  • a person with a valid visa allowing you to stay in Australia indefinitely
  • a person with a business visa.

You will receive a letter from the ATO with you tax file number on it within 28 days. If you do not receive it within 28 days, you should call 13 28 61 (8.00am-6.00pm, Mondays to Friday). If you apply for your TFN online, do not forget to save your transaction confirmation number.

For more information related to tax, please visit TFN (tax file number).

Important: Please make sure that you are aware of the work conditions mentioned on you visa, as your visa may be canceled if you bridge one of these conditions.

For more information related to visa, please visit

How to create your resume (curriculum vitae):


Your Name

Street Address • City, State , Post Code

Phone Number •


I am looking for a job opportunity to improve my English and learn more about Australian culture.

(A resume objective can help you to describe the value you bring to the company – DO NOT COPY).


Year + Job Title Company and Location

2013 Administrative officer Work Mate – Australia

• Important information about your job position

• Important information about your job position

Skills and Abilities

Languages: English, your language

Team player, punctual, etc


2013 – General English | International House Brisbane – ALS

Year – University | Name of the institution


Please note that referees are available upon request.


The teachers will be more than happy to check your resume and give you suggestions. After this stage, feel free to ask ask our friendly receptionist to print it for you.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has also produced this guide to help you, and make sure you get the right conditions

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