The information in this area will help you to:
- Understand the visa conditions relating to working while studying, and;
- Apply for permission to work on a student visa.
How to apply for working permission
You may apply for work permission through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship online by the following link
You may also visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Maximum working hours permitted
Student visa holders are able to work for 40 hours per 2 weeks. If you hold a working holiday visa, you can work as long as you like for a maximum of 6 months with any one employer.
Volunteer work / unpaid work
If you volunteer or take part in unpaid work, then you must apply for permission to work. Any volunteer or unpaid work counts towards the limit of 20 hours per week
Tax File Number
In order for you to work in Australia, you need to obtain a Tax File Number (TFN). You can obtain a TFN through the Australian Tax Office. You will need to contact them about their requirements and processes. Please visit the ATO website.
Here are some useful links to find work in Australia.