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The services overseas students can access for information regarding their employment rights and conditions, as well as how to resolve workplace issues, such as through the Fair Work Ombudsman. To view the factsheet, please click here.

Student (subclass 500) visa

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Australian working conditions Workplace rights

Pay rates and workplace conditions are set by Australian law. All people working in Australia, including those from overseas, have rights and protections at work. These cannot be taken away by contracts or agreements.

If you have questions about your pay and conditions while in Australia, you can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman for free information, resources and advice.

Visit or information for visa holders and international students. This includes information in 27 languages. There is also a range of helpful videos about working in Australia in many languages.

You can also contact the Fair Work Ombudsman by phone within Australia on 13 13 94 (Translating and Interpreting Service 13 14 50).

National minimum wage

Certain employees may have different pay entitlements depending on whether they have a reduced work capacity because of disability, if they are under the age of 21 or if they are an apprentice or trainee. You can calculate your correct pay and entitlements using the Pay and Conditions Tool at www.fairwork.gov.au/pay

More information on employment in Australia is available on our website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au and on the website of the Department of Employment at www.employment.gov.au

Tax file number

To receive an income in Australia, you must have a Tax File Number (TFN). Income includes wages or salary from a job, government payments and income from investments.

For more information or to apply for a TFN online, go to the Australian Taxation Office website at www.ato.gov.au

Information pack on domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage

The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage. The family safety pack also includes important information about essential services and emergency contacts in Australia. This information can be found at www.dss.gov.au/ familysafetypack

Character requirements

Entering or remaining in Australia is a privilege. You must obey the law and not engage in any criminal activity.

Your visa may be cancelled for a number of reasons, including if you have a criminal record or behave in a way that is a risk to somebody in the Australian community.

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