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Exciting new changes for WHV

Federal Government announcement on 5 November 2018 with initiatives to encourage more Working Holiday Makers to visit Australia under reciprocal cultural exchange schemes. The reforms announced today include: Working Holiday [...] read more...

Adventure Tourism Awards 2018 winners

From the 200 businesses nominations and over 20 000 consumer votes, 90 finalists were represented at the finals of the Adventure Tourism Awards dinner at Mantra on View on the [...] read more...

Industry Legend Award, and the winner is….

Congratulations to Janet McGarry, YHA Head of Marketing, named Industry Legend at the Adventure Tourism Awards on the Gold Coast. Janet first joined YHA New South Wales as Marketing Manager in [...] read more...

WHM – 88 days, how important is it?

Working Holiday Makers, or Backpackers, are critical to getting fruit and vegetables harvested in Australia and any reduction in the number of these workers available or changes to the countries [...] read more...

Wage Theft in Silence – the great WHV ripoff by farmers

When working holiday maker Rodolphe Lafont realised he was being paid as little as $5 an hour picking fruit on a Victorian farm, he did what many in his position [...] read more...

Labour Hire now licensed in Queensland – tell backpackers NOW!

Labour hire licensing laws have recently been introduced in Queensland, meaning that any Labour Hire companies (often know as contractors) must be licensed to operate in Queensland. So if you [...] read more...

Is Cradle Mountain suffering from over tourism?

Howard Smith runs a tour operation at Cradle Mountain and should be happy that tourism in Tasmania is booming. But the prospect of more visitors to Cradle Mountain is keeping [...] read more...

Farmers want AG Visa but what about the WHV?

Fruit and vegetable growers say a lack of workers is keeping a lid on industry growth and leaving hundreds of tonnes of fruit at risk of being left on the [...] read more...

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