Visitoz was founded in late 1991 and since then has built up a database in excess of 1800 employers for farm work in Australia. They come to us when they cannot meet their staffing requirements from within the local community. We have met some of them but because of the size of Australia there are many we have not met. The employers usually contact us as a result of recommendation from someone who is already employing a Visitozzer. The participants are our best advertisement.
Initially all the jobs were in agriculture but then the wives started asking for help, followed by the local hotels. Opportunities for employment have now spread to encompass tourist outlets, resorts and any business which is conducted in a rural area.
All working holidaymakers are entitled to all the rights and responsibilities of any other person working in Australia. Employers are legally bound to pay the union negotiated wage.