Fitzgerald Business Network

“The Paid Escape” – a working holiday campaign

Many businesses have been impacted by worker shortages, particularly in the tourism and hospitality sector who typically rely on backpackers to fill seasonal jobs.

One of the McGowan Government’s initiatives to address this issue is through offering incentives of up to $2,100 for both Australian and overseas workers to work and holiday in regional WA, including in the Roe Electorate.

Incentives include:
• an accommodation allowance of $40 per night, up to a maximum of 6 weeks for

international Working Holiday Makers or 12 weeks for Australians
• a one-off allowance up to a maximum of $500 to assist with travel costs.

Find out more about more about the campaign and how you can be involved at

A Western Australia jobs website has also been launched that offers job seekers training, visa support, seasonal opportunities, and information on regional destinations, including the Roe Electorate. Employers are being encouraged to register and post their vacancies. Find out more at

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