There are lots of great reasons to work and travel this summer - and now there’s one more! Help out the farmers, get a relocation rebate and have an awesome time travelling around afterwards! Rebates towards rent, travel and job-related costs available from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021 for short-term agricultural work for at least 6 weeks (at least 120 hours) undertaken at least 90 minutes from your Australian address, in a harvest, regional or remote area.
View the Government fact sheet here.
Not sure where you want to start? Check out the Harvest Trail Map then follow the simple steps below, that YHA have put together, to help make it easy for you:
BEFORE you find a job, you need to register with the Australian Government to ensure you are able to apply for the rebate. Be sure to follow the steps A-B-C
You will need to register with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and obtain an Australian Tax file number
Get a JobSeeker ID by contacting the Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS) Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Setup an Australian Government myGov account and link it to your JobSeeker ID.
Harvest Trail is the offical Australian Govt - Harvest Job Search Service, linking farmers with workers
YHA has all your travel needs sorted – from how to get to your new job, to how to get around and see more of Australia once you’ve got that hard-earned cash & rebate in your pocket!
YHA has some great properties where you can stay while you work, in prime locations along with a social vibe - choose co-living or a private room.
Located centrally to 14km’s of golden sands, Mission Beach YHA is the adventure capital for those looking to explore, challenge themselves and unwind in the beautiful, lush, tropical setting of Mission Beach.
Opposite Newcastle Beach, and right in the centre of town, this friendly YHA is perfect for travellers looking for affordable accommodation.
Located halfway between Sydney & Byron Bay, Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers is more like a resort than a hostel.
Airlie Beach YHA hostel is located in the centre of Airlie Beach close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafes and Airlie's thriving nightlife. All rooms are air-conditioned.