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  • Employer registration for 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:

    If you are the branch of a parent entity and you wish to register the branch, you can also choose to:

    If you do not have an ABN, but are registered for PAYG withholding, you can register as a working holiday maker employer:

    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 by phoning us on 13 28 66.

    Employers must register with us to withhold at working holiday makers tax rates.

    Last modified: 19 Mar 2019QC 50743