1. International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

 
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Don’t miss out on saving money worldwide! The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the biggest internationally recognised student ID and discount card. Everyday students use their ISIC card to take advantage of over 1500,000+ offers in Australia and overseas. ISIC cardholders access over 150,000 products, services and experiences relevant to all aspects of student life.

Discounts in Australia include travel, shopping, accommodation, food and drink, activities, movies and sightseeing. With an ISIC, you’ll travel further, stay longer and experience more than you believed was possible.

– Access over 150,000 discounts worldwide

– Valid in over 130 countries

– Save money at home and overseas

– Browse discounts on the FREE ISIC App and redeem using your virtual card

– The only internationally recognised proof of full time student status, endorsed by UNESCO

With an ISIC you can access discounts and offers from top local and international brands. Enjoy savings from STA Travel, Hotels.com, Missguided, YHA Australia and many more as well as at thousands of restaurants across Australia & New Zealand.

Please note discounts and offers are subject to change at any time without notice. Please always refer to www.isic.com.au and www.isic.org for the latest information.

 
 

2. iVenture Card Multi City Attractions Pass

Explore the best of what Australia has to offer with an iVenture Card Multi City Attractions Pass. See more and save up to 50% off admission to Australia’s famous attractions, Top tours, cruises and fun things to do all on one easy to use card!. Your pass includes your choice of entry to 5 or 7 attractions of your choice in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Tasmania. Enjoy convenience and flexibility by choosing the attractions you want to visit in the cities of your choice.

– Choice to visit 5 attractions
– Choose from over 170 attractions, tours, wildlife parks, cruises, museums, zoo’s, aquariums, Jet boat rides and so much more…
– Use the your iVenture Card in one city or spread it over as many cities as you like

Here are some of the top attractions in each city!

  • Sydney – Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Oz Jet Boating, IMAX Sydney, Sydney Tower and so much more
  • Melbourne – Eureka Skydeck, Zoo’s Victoria, Chill On ice Lounge, Puffing Billy Steam Train, Phillip Island, Melbourne Cricket Ground and so much more
  • Gold Coast – Paradise JetBoating, Aqua Duck Safaris, Carlton Brew house, Gold Coast Scooter Hire, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, CatchaCrab and so much more
  • Brisbane – Hop on hop off bus, Lone Pine Sanctuary, River City Cruise, XXXX Ale House, Kookaburra Queen Cruises and more Sunshine Coast- Aussie world, Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba, Underwater World, Suncoast Barra Fishingand more
  • Fraser Coast – Fraser Coast Camel Safaris, FraserJet, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, Hervey Bay Rent A Car and more
  • Tasmania – Port Arthur, Huon Jet Boat, Seahorse, Tahune Airwalk, Red Decker and more

    Valid for 12 months from date of card collection.
 

3. Bank Account Set Up with National Australia Bank (NAB)

Australian Internships has a partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. We can assist you with the opening of an online account prior to your arrival in Australia with NAB. There are no set up fees, no monthly fees and a visa debit card at no cost. Applications must be submitted at least 10 days prior to arrival date to avoid any delays.

 

4. Mobile Phone Sim Card with Lebara

Coming to Australia soon? Get an Australian Phone number to contact your friends and your Internship Program Supervisor! Order your Sim Card through us and we will send it to you when you arrive to Australia. The $10 SIM comes pre-loaded with the standard $10 credit.

This will give you talk, text, and data when you arrive at PAYG rate. Their standard rates are 15c/min national, free Lebara to Lebara, 15c national and international SMS, 5c per/MB data charged in 1MB increments.

Recharge: there are multiple options to recharge ($10, $20, $30 …). You can recharge online or at one of their store provider. All information will be given to you with your SIM Card.

 

5. Tax Claim Service with Taxback.com

  • Who?
    Australian tax law requires all non-residents who earn any income from Australian sources to file a tax return – even if you are just working temporarily. Australian citizens and residents who earn above the $6000 tax-free threshold are also required by law to file a tax return. Failing to file in either case can lead to penalties and fines.

  • What?
    Filing a return tax form is not all bad! The average refund after filing an Australian income tax return is $2500! Plus anyone who earns over AU$450 per month will also be able to apply for a superannuation refund too. The average super refund is $3380!

  • When?
    The tax year in Australia runs from July 1st to June 30th (also called Financial year). Tax returns should be completed each Financial year.

  • What you need? – Please keep the following…
    – All payment documents from your Australian Host Organisation (definitely your final one!)
    – Your Payment Summary (from your Australian Host Organisation)
    – Any proof of address in Australia such as: Bank Statements, TFN statement, Lease agreement, Phone Bills, Utility Bills

  • What is Superannuation return? And why is it so super?
    If you earn $450 or more per month in Australia your Host Organisation should be paying into a Superannuation Fund for you. They should be paying 9.25% of your basic earnings (in addition to your wages) into a nominated Superannuation Fund. Many companies will have a default Super Fund that they will pay into. Our tip is to try and have only ONE fund.

    Remember: Superannuation can only be claimed when you have left Australia, your visa has expired or has been cancelled and you do not intend to return to work in Australia again.