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British backpacker reveals Australia’s best holiday jobs on TikTok after she travels outback

British backpacker reveals the best jobs to get while traveling through the Australian outback, including one that pays rent to staff

  • A British backpacker of nearly three years shared the best holiday jobs
  • Lisa Bailey listed the three best casual jobs she had while visiting Australia
  • Working as a camp housekeeper was the best experience because of the people
  • FIFO utility work was the highest paying job and the ‘best to save money’ option

A British backpacker has revealed the top three jobs for tourists hoping to land it while on holiday in Australia.

Lisa Bailey came to Australia from the UK in 2019 and shared the best experiences she had with Down Under in a video on Monday.

In the TikTok video, she revealed the best jobs she’s had in recent years, including earning $26.50 an hour and a $70 housing allowance while working as a housekeeper at a campground, bringing in $27 an hour as ” all-rounder’ at the iconic NT Daly Waters pub.

But no money came close to the wages she earned when she worked as an in- and outflow counselor, earning $34 an hour.

“(FIFO Aider) is definitely the best way to save money as a backpacker in Australia,” she said, noting in the comments that her favorite work experience was working at the campsite because of the people she’d been with.

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Lisa Bailey (above) shared her favorite leisure jobs after backpacking in Australia for nearly three years

Lisa Bailey (above) shared her favorite leisure jobs after backpacking in Australia for nearly three years

Ms. Bailey said she worked as a casual worker in all of the jobs listed.

Housekeepers in Australia typically earn about $30 an hour, pub workers about $29.50 an hour and FIFO counselors about $32 an hour, according to the job site Indeed

Comments on the video chimed in with their working holiday experiences.

“I was working on Fraser (Island) and everyone had $21 to $24 an hour and had to pay $240 for rent and food. Ten days on, 10 days off,” one wrote.

In the video, Ms. Bailey revealed she was paid $26.50 an hour and $70 housing allowance while working as a housekeeper at the campground, $27 an hour as an 'all-rounder' at Daly Waters (NT) pub, and $34 as a FIFO- counselor (above)

In the video, Ms. Bailey revealed she was paid $26.50 an hour and $70 housing allowance while working as a housekeeper at the campground, $27 an hour as an ‘all-rounder’ at Daly Waters (NT) pub, and $34 as a FIFO- counselor (above)

Ms Bailey (above) said that working as a FIFO rescuer was the best job to save, while working as a cleaning lady at a campsite was the best experience because of 'the people'

Ms Bailey (above) said that working as a FIFO rescuer was the best job to save, while working as a cleaning lady at a campsite was the best experience because of ‘the people’

“Working outside the cities is the best way to see the country and save the currency,” said another.

But Ms Bailey said in a separate video that she was often fired by employers in favor of Aussies.

In another TikTok titled “Things Employers Said To Me As Backpackers In Australia,” she said she was being abused by local bosses.

“It’s more important that Australian residents and international students get paid first,” one of them told her, claimed Ms Bailey.

“You’re just using me for money,” another said, according to the backpacker.

She also said employers would also ask her why she thought she should be hired over an Australian.

Australia is currently facing a massive labor shortage due to the Covid pandemic, with closed borders forcing backpackers to go elsewhere.

On ABC’s Q&A last week, former agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie said vegetable prices had risen as farmers were reluctant to plant crops – just weeks after growers in Queensland and NSW cleared the second wave of flooding this year.

“Want to know why your lettuce costs $12?

‘Farmers don’t plant because they don’t have the people to bring in the crop.

“That means the price of food will go up, it’s that simple.”

Senator McKenzie, a Nationals Opposition frontbencher, linked high food prices to a lack of backpackers, although foreigners on work visas have been allowed to re-enter Australia since December 2021.

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