Backpackers

If you’re a backpacker, this section will help you to connect with other travelers from Australia and overseas.

Traditionally, backpackers have provided the casual workforce for farmers needing help during harvest season. These websites will help you plan your trip across Australia, from accommodation, working visas, festivals, transport and all the sights along the way.

Enjoy your trip and happy harvesting!

Accommodation networks and bookings:

  • YHA
    Youth Hostel Australia’s accommodation and travel site. YHA is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, providing more than 4,000 YHA hostels in over 60 countries.
  • VIP Backpackers
    VIP Backpackers is the largest independent backpacker accommodation network in the world, with over 1,200 hostels across 80+ countries, and counting.
  • NOMADS
    NOMADS members receive cheaper rates at NOMADS hostels, plus discounts and cheap phone calls around Australia.
  • Hostel Bookers
    Hostel Bookers has operated as an online travel agency for six years and employs over 100 people, providing customers with unrivalled service, quality and value for money, which is why more than five million travelers visit the site each year.
  • Hostel World
    The world’s number one hostel booking website. Initially focusing its business on independent and official youth hostels, the site now features campsites, self catering accommodation, B&B’s and budget hotels. Hostel World currently lists over 24,000 properties in more than 180 countries.

Publications:

  • Aussie Backpacker
    This site is dedicated to providing backpackers and travelers in Australia with up-to-date and useful information about budget travel in Australia.
  • British Balls Magazine
    The only magazine in Australia that directly targets British and Irish independent travelers, working holiday makers and expats alike.
  • Safari Pete
    This is a backpacker travel show, and guide for Australia. Free and crammed with 320 pages of information about what to see and do in Australia including a comprehensive accommodation listing.

Employment

  • Travelers at work
    An Australian based job search club for working holiday visa travelers. The focus is to link members with employment opportunities throughout Australia and to provide a platform for employers to access travelers to work for up to 6 months.
  • Work n Holiday
    Work n Holiday is specialized in high school students tours and gives young students from all over the world the opportunity to experience Australia in several guided and fully supervised tours.
  • National Harvest Guide
  • The Weekly Times
  • National Farmers Federation
  • News Limited
  • Australian Government (DEEWR)
  • Agri-Food Skills Australia
  • Rotary Down Under