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I was just wondering – after you apply for your Tax File Number when you arrive in Oz, can you work while you wait for it to come through or do you just have to wait?
I’m only spending 3 days in Sydney before I go up to Brisbane so was wondering if I would be able to work in Bris before I got my TFN through cuz then it’s going to be xmas and I’ll need the extra dosh!!
Any help would be much appreciated 🙂 thanks peoples


Im not too sure about whether you can work or not, but i would guess you can as your TFN just stops you from being taxed something like 50%. If it was me i would wait until i got it through.
It only took a few days from applying online to the letter coming through the door for my TFN. If your only in sydney for 3 days i would wait until you are staying somewhere in brisbane, apply, then wait there for it to come through.
Hope that helps

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