Before you start work, make sure you're aware of your legal rights as an employee, and your responsibilities to your employer. You may find that the work practices and pay rates in Australia are different to what you are accustomed to at home.
For more information about your rights and responsibilities as an employee, visit Fair Work or call them on 131 394.
In most workplaces, how much people are paid is governed by modern Awards. Awards specify the minimum amount of payment that you should receive from your employer. For information about award wages, visit Fair Work or call them on 13 13 94.
Health and safety
Employers are responsible for workplace health and safety. If you are injured at work you are entitled to compensation. For more information visit Workplace Health & Safety Queensland or call them on 1300 369 915.
Australia has strict equal opportunity laws. If you feel you are being discriminated, harassed or bullied because of your race, gender, age, religion or other reasons, contact the Australia Human Rights Commissionor the National AntiDiscrimination information gateway.