How much can you earn on an Australian tourist visa?

Nothing. You cannot work on an Australian visitor visa. If you are looking to work and travel, a more suitable visa is either the Working Holiday Visa or the Working Holiday visa.

It is very important that you only work in Australia if your visa conditions allow you to. The Australian Government views working without work rights very seriously. It is a criminal offence to employ someone who does not have the right to work in Australia. If you are caught working in Australia without work rights, you may be removed and barred from re-entry to Australia.

How do I know if I have work rights?

You can check your visa conditions yourself, using the Department of Home Affair’s system called ‘Visa Entitlement Verification Online’ or VEVO.  Employers can also use VEVO to check the visa status and conditions of their employees or potential employees.

How do I get work rights?

You cannot work on a visitor / tourist visa. You will need to apply for another visa. If you are 30 or under, a Working Holiday or Work and Holiday visa may be the most suitable option. Otherwise you will need to look at a skilled or employer-sponsored visa in order to be able to work.

What should I do if I have been working without work rights?

Firstly, stop working. Secondly, get in contact so we can help you manage this extremely complex and risky situation.