Welcome to The Backpacker Network: Australia!

This the The Backpacker Network’s flagship site with all the information you’ll need to backpack and travel around in the beautiful country of Australia. From travel articles to reviews, recommended locations to community forums, we’ve got it all!


Accommodation will be one of your larger expenses while travelling. This means it’s all the more important to make sure you’re not only paying a good price but that you’re also happy with where you are. Prices range greatly depending on the city as well as the location you want to be in. Keep all of this in mind when booking. Book your accommodation online, that way you can view the hostel before you put your money down!

Book your hostel or hotel accommodation here.

Want to work while traveling?

Do you want to share your stories with other backpackers and get paid to do it? Work for The Backpacker Network:Australia! We are always looking for new travel writers! Articles don’t need to be all that long and you don’t need to be a professional. Travel writing is a simple job that can earn you extra bit of cash, very little work for a lot of gain! Click here for info…

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If you ‘Like’ us on Facebook you’ll be privy to all the best backpacker secrets. Want to know which is the best place to bungee jumping? Or which is the best party hostel? We’ll be getting input from our travelling reporters so you can be in the know about everything backpacker. Are you backpacking and want to contribute? Hostels give us discounts to have our reviewers stay there, you can get deals on loads of things. Contact us

Reviews, coupons and deals

Check out our blog! We’ve got backpackers just like you out there reviewing the hostels they stay in, the food they eat and the tours they go on. We even have special deals for TBPN followers! Enjoy.

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Our blog has loads of great information available. Simply click and you’ll be good to go! We’ll be posting reviews on hostels, restaurants and tours as well as everything else backpacker.  Read more… Looking for something You can also buy and sell vehicles, tents, camping goods, surf boards and the list goes on. Backpacker! Take a look!  Read more.. Got a spare seat in your car or do you need a ride somewhere? We’ve got a place for that too.  Read more..

Our blog contains:

  • Hostel Reviews
  • Hostel Coupons
  • Buy and Sell ads
  • Rides Needed
  • Tour Reviews
  • Backpacker Guide Books

    Farming work in Australia

  •  Read more..

Latest Jobs in Australia

Looking for employment? Start here!

For more jobs in Australia including fruit picking, nursing, construction, labour, finance, IT and internet, sales, telemarketing, trades, and childcare visit Travellers At Work. Travellers at Work have tons of jobs especially for backpackers wanting to make extra money while travelling in Australia.Backpackers in Australia often choose to work while travelling. Working is a great way to supplement your bank account and can offer some great experiences. Available work ranges from desk jobs to construction or fruit picking. 

Lonely Planet travel guides for Australia

Guide Books for Australia including region specific travel guides for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and more!



Want more books on travelling and working while backpacking through Australia’s outback? Take a look at our bookstore

Scuba Diving in Australia

They say SCUBA diving is the closet you can get to flying, and they’re right. If you stay above water while in Australia you’re missing out on the amazing Great Barrier Reef! Teeming with life the gorgeous coral formations provide homes for countless species of underwater creature. You can even see sharks! This is a must for any backpacker in Australia, any age.

Choose the dive spot:

Search for books on Australia: Australia Backpacker Book Search


Choose a Visa

If you are from Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan or United Kingdom then the best option for you is likely to be the Working Holiday Visa. If you are from Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey or the USA a similar option would be the Work and Holiday Visa. Most backpackers choose one of these options as they are good for the travel/work lifestyle of a backpacker. Work visa application is easy and can be done online. Apply for Australia Visa

  • Backpacker Visa – Germany
  • Backpacker Visa – Canada
  • Backpacker Visa – UK
  • Backpacker Visa – Asia
  • Backpacker Visa – USA

Never been to Australia? Check out this video below to see all the major backpacker destinations in Australia

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