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  • Employer registration: working holiday makers

    You must register as an employer of working holiday makers if you employ – or plan to employ – workers who hold either a:

    • Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
    • Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462).

    You need to register before making the first payment to them.

    To register as an employer of working holiday makers you must be registered for pay as you go (PAYG) withholding.

    Note: Penalties may apply for failing to register.

    Once you register as an employer of working holiday makers you must withhold tax for them:

    If you don't register as an employer of working holiday makers, you must withhold tax for them:

    How to register

    If your business has an active ABN, you can register as a working holiday maker employer:

    You can also:

    If you do not have an ABN, but are registered for PAYG withholding, you can register as a working holiday maker employer using the tool below.

    Working holiday maker employer registration tool

    Print the confirmation screen displayed by the tool for your records or phone 13 28 66 to confirm your registration.

    You can also download and complete the Application to register a PAYG withholding accountThis link will download a file (PDF, 319KB) (NAT 3377) form.

    View your registration

    You will be able to view your registration on the Australian Business Register (ABR) by choosing one of the following login options:

    • AUSkey (and are logging in from the USB or machine your AUSkey is installed from)
    • myGov ( if you have connected your ABN to your myGov account)

    If you have a tax or BAS agent, they can also view your registration on the ABR.

    Next step:

    • Download the tax table for working holiday makers.

    See also:

    Cancelling your registration

    You can cancel your working holiday maker employer registration:

    Last modified: 28 Jun 2018QC 50743