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Employment Documents for Backpacking Around Australia

Employment Documents for Backpacking Around Australia

To better your chances of getting work in Australia, think about creating/storing some employment documents. A Resume (C.V) with a covering letter and some copies of any qualifications/certificates you may have would make a good impression on a new employer. Learn about creating a employment portfolio to get more bacnk work in Australia.

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Keeping A Personal Organiser While Backpacking Around Australia

Keeping A Personal Organiser While Backpacking Around Australia

Organisation and personal management are of key importance when you're backpacking around Australia. A personal ograniser and a small set of stationery will be useful from the start.

You can use it for storing your resume/qualifications and travel itinerary, writing down notes for appointments (addresses, times, dates, phone numbers), keeping contacts (e-mails, blog pages, mobile numbers), carrying maps, writing travel journals etc..

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When you go to Australia, one piece of equipment you're bound to take with you is your camera. With it you will be showing friends and family back home all the great things you have seen and places you have been to, uploading pictures to your blog or trading them on an instant messenger and over all making a record of your experiences for the days ahead. Saving these moments is priceless, learn how to keep your travel snaps safe!

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Travel Documents for Backpacking Around Australia

Travel Documents for Backpacking Around Australia

Your passport and visa are the most important documents you have when you're planning a backpacking trip to Australia. Keeping them safe and ensuring that they are valid for the duration of your trip is essential! Learn about travel documents which are essential for backpacking in Australia!

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Driving Documents for Backpacking Around Australia

Driving Documents for Backpacking Around Australia

Driving in Australia can make a backpacking trip really fun. It will give you the freedom to explore in your own time and has some definate advantages for backpackers. This article is about taking your actual driving license and getting an international driving license (I.D.P) if you need one.

If you want to learn how to get yourself on the road in Australia and what you will need read our brilliant Backpackers Guide to Driving in Australia - PART 1 article

Taking your driving license to Australia

If you have a driving license and you intend to drive during your trip, you will need to take it with you.

In some countries a driving license comes in two parts (a card and counterpart or paper document) if this is the same for you, remember to take both parts with you.

Even if you don't think you will be driving in Australia, there is still the possibility that you might change your mind along the way, remember also that a driving license is a good solid form of identification.

If you hire or purchase a vehicle on your travels it will mean a little bit more paperwork for you to hold on to. For example, things like insurance policies, registration (rego), roadworthy certificate (R.W.C) or other documents.

All of which should be backed up and kept in your Personal Organiser or scanned and stored on your USB Flash Drive (or both).

International Driving License (I.D.P)

If your driving license is written in any language other than English you will also need to get yourself an international driving license.

What's commonly known as an international driving license is actually an international driving permit (I.D.P). If your original license is written in any language other than English you will need to purchase an I.D.P before you can start driving in Australia.

The function of the I.D.P is to enable people to drive in overseas countries without any further tests, exams or applications. Also the Australian police force need to be able to read your license (so it needs to be in English).

As mentioned in the Backpackers Guide to Driving in Australia - PART 1 article, the I.D.P is a United Nations sanctioned document which is available in 9 different languages and is recognised in over 150 countries worldwide.

They can be purchased online in preparation of your arrival or once in Australia from the National Roads and Motorists' Association (N.R.M.A) or associated members of Australian Automobile Association (A.A.A).

Hot Tips for Backpacking Around Australia Remember that the I.D.P is not a stand alone document! This means that although it enables you to drive abroad, you're still required to present it with your original license when it's requested by the authorities.

How do I keep my driving license safe?

It's always a good idea to make some backup copies of your license (and counterpart if applicable) by scanning it to your computer. The scanned file(s) can then be saved (and where possible encrypted) to your USB flash drive and another copy given to your Appointed Person.

It may also be a good idea to keep your original driving license (and counterpart) in a Concealable Money Belt along with your other sensitive documents and valuables (passport, credit cards, cash etc...) for security.

What about the documents I collect while travelling?

If you need to purchase insurance for a vehicle the best place for you to buy is online. Other than getting a better discount, your policy terms will be stored on the internet rather than having to carry them around with you.

Hot Tips for Backpacking Around Australia Some places in Australia are quite remote and may not have internet facilities for you to use. It may be a good idea to give the username and password of your online policy to your appointed person.

This way you can get your policy details by phone if you need them. If you do get given the paper work it can go into your personal organiser, just make sure it contains no details which could compromise your security.

If you're purchasing your own vehicle you will need to get 'rego' (registration papers) and a R.W.C (roadworthy certificate) when you buy it (see section Driving in Australia). These documents should be scanned and copied to your USB flash drive.

At least one scanned copy should be sent to your appointed person as usual so you know you can always get a copy if needed. This last bit is quite important because if you do have to make an insurance claim for your vehicle you will need these certificates to contribute to the claim process.

If you collect any other documents along the way it's up to you how to back them up, but remember, if you do eventually need them (considering the amount of time it takes to copy and store them) it will be well worth it.

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