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  • Coming to Australia

    You may come to Australia to reside permanently, study or holiday.

    If you earn money here you will pay tax and may need to lodge an Australian tax return. To work in Australia you need a work visa and should have a tax file number (TFN).

    If you earn money from overseas you may need to declare your foreign income in your tax return.

    If you work in Australia, your employer has to pay superannuation for you if you are an eligible employee.

    In this section

    Working holiday makers
    Find out about being a working holiday maker (WHM) and check how it affects your residency and how you pay tax

    Studying in Australia
    Find out about studying in Australia and how it can affect your residency

    Returning to your home country
    Check what you need to do if you have worked in Australia and are returning to your home country

    Seasonal Worker Program and Pacific Labour Scheme
    Information and withholding rates for people in the Seasonal Worker Program and Pacific Labour Scheme

    Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme
    Information and withholding rates for people in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme

    Last modified: 05 Apr 2022QC 33213