You can typically work 2 or more casual jobs in Australia as long as you meet certain conditions and your employment does not breach any employment laws or regulations. Here are some key points to keep in mind.
Working holiday visa
If you are on a working holiday visa (subclass 417 or 462), you are generally allowed to work for multiple employers during your stay in Australia. However, there may be restrictions on how long you can work with a single employer.
International students in Australia on a student visa are usually allowed to work part-time (up to 40 hours per fortnight) during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks. There are usually no restrictions on the number of employers, but you must still adhere to the maximum weekly working hours.
Ensure that you review your employment contracts carefully. Some employers may have exclusivity clauses that limit your ability to work for other employers in the same industry.
Be aware of the tax implications of working multiple jobs. Each employer should withhold the correct amount of tax based on your total income. It's a good idea to consult with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or a tax professional to ensure compliance.
Fair work regulations
Make sure you are aware of your rights as an employee in Australia. Familiarise yourself with the Fair Work Act and related regulations to understand your entitlements and protections.
Please note that immigration and employment regulations can change over time, so it's crucial to check the most up-to-date information on the official websites of the Australian Department of Home Affairs and the Fair Work Ombudsman.
For more information regarding your legal entitlements as an employee, click the button below to read our article on Australia's national employment standards.
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