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To legally work in Australia, you have to obtain an Australian Tax File Number (TFN). This is so that employers can register you and pay tax on your behalf.


One of the easiest ways to obtain a TFN is online. Click for online application
(Once the application screen opens scroll down the page and click next)

You can use the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney address to receive your TFN, however, when entering your address, the details should look the same as below.

Make careful note of the suburb ‘Potts Point’ (not ‘Kings Cross’)

Depending on how busy the Tax Office is, your application should take no longer than 3 weeks. If you get the timing right, your TFN should be waiting for you in our post when you arrive, then you can get a JOB straight away!!

You can also apply for your TFN in person at the Australian Tax Office Shopfront.

You’ll need to take your passport, and have the address to send the number to.

The nearest shopfront to Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel is located at:

2 Lang Street
Sydney NSW 2000

It’s about 15 minutes walk from the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel (follow the map below). Or, the nearest City Rail stations are ‘Martin Place’, ‘Circular Quay’ or ‘Wynyard’.