- Australian Hostels
There are lots of great reasons to come and work and travel in Australia - 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 (can be a YHA), in a harvest, regional or remote area. Conditions apply – international travellers find out more.
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:
Grab a plane ticket, take out insurance, and book a bed to start your Aussie adventure! YHA has lots of places in prime locations along with a social vibe – choose co-living or a private room. You’ll automatically be granted a Special Category Subclass 444 Visa on arrival in Australia, allowing you to stay and work indefinitely. You’ll need to sign up for some paperwork in your first few days, though, and YHA is your ideal ‘home from home’ as it counts as your Australian address for official purposes.
Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
The only hostel in Sydney that has views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Sydney Harbour YHA is the best place to stay in Sydney for the New Years Eve fireworks!
The hostel that literally has its own platform at Sydney Central Railway Station. You won't have an excuse for missing your bus, train or plane, with direct access to the Sydney Airport Train line and bus terminals at your doorstep.
Looking for the perfect hostel to relax? Byron Bay YHA is a tropical oasis - central to cafes, restaurants, local bars and Byron Beach.
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.
Escape to the Hunter Valley, the heart of NSW's wine industry. Close to Pokolbin, this YHA is the perfect place to bicycle between the vineyards.
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.
Mid way between Sydney and Brisbane, the purpose-built Coffs Harbour YHA hostel makes a great stopover for those travelling the east coast.
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.
Whether you're travelling solo or with family there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy in Canberra. Located just 5 minutes from the interstate bus terminal.