Information for Newcomers

Useful Links

Apply for Driver’s Licence

Travel in Sydney

Register with Medicare

Register with Centrelink

Job Portals

Register with employment Agencies


Tax file number

You must obtain a Tax File Number to be able to work in Australia. Apply for a tax file number

 Your workplace rights

Workers in Australia – including visa holders with permission to work – have rights under Australian workplace law.

The Fair Work Ombudsman Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) provides information on pay rates, shift calculations, leave arrangements and notice and redundancy entitlements.

More information is available about Workplace rights – for all visa holders working in Australia.