head-start: working holiday


You’re on your way to landing in one of the most beautiful and friendly countries on earth! Take the first step towards your new life in Australia by becoming a Head-Start member and be secure in the knowledge that you are going to arrive in style with VIP treatment!

hanson|porter|curzon are proud to offer as part of our Head-Start series of services, a comprehensive Working Holiday Package to assist new arrivals to Australia.

We take the hassle out of arriving in a new country and make life easy for you by providing you with your essential Australian identity documents, key tools and information so you can accelerate through the administrative burden and get out and experience Australia.

Arriving in a new country without local knowledge can be a daunting prospect, even if you are a seasoned traveler. It’s the little things that can help make the first few weeks a pain-free and exciting experience, rather than the confusing and tiresome process it is for most.

Thoughtful tips like, knowing that it will be difficult for your to obtain a new mobile phone contract with one of the Australian telecommunication providers until you will have several key Australian identify documents and a job, so we provide you with a Pre-Paid SIM and Free mobile phone, so you can hit the ground running for those important first few weeks when you are finding a place to live, organizing Uni or staying in touch with back home.

I moved to the UK 8 years ago to live for 24 months, and it would have been so much easier if there was a service like this that made my first few weeks less of a hassle. - Cameron Bodley, Director

It is exactly for this reason that hanson|porter|curzon have developed the Head-Start Working Holiday service to assist new arrivals obtain an advantage by setting up their base of operation quickly and efficiently so they concentrate on their job prospecting and making new friends.

As a registered member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Tax Practitioners Board and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, you can feel secure in knowing that your affairs are being professionally cared for.

Professional Head-Start services included:

  1. Preparation and lodgement of your individual tax file number
    • We register you and send you your tax-file-number whereever you are in Australia. As Tax Agents, we’re here to help whatever your tax situation.
  2. Australian Fee-Free bank account opening:
    • We set you up with a transaction & savings account
    • Give you a personal banker
    • 1,000’s of ATM’s to access your money
  3. Australian Medicare Card or Exemption:
    • Register you with Medicare Australia (the Australian Medical System) or process the exception paperwork so you don’t pay for services you can’t use!
  4. Pre-Paid Mobile phone SIM and number
    • Includes call/text/MMS credit of $40
    • With Australia’s largest telecommunications carrier
  5. Pre-Paid Mobile internet
    • Includes 5GB of data
    • Mobile internet acts as WI-FI hub for up to 5 devices
  6. Public transport card
    • We get you moving with a transport card registered just for you with $50 credit, so you can go anywhere fast on your local public transport network.
  7. Australian drivers licence information toolkit
    • What are the rules
    • How to apply
    • Can I get an exemption?
  8. Motor vehicle guide
    • Know what, were and how to find a car in Australia
  9. Tenancy guide for renting property
    • Know what to look out for, what your rights are and how the system works.
  10. Individual tax information. Topics include:
    • Income Tax Rates & Tax Residency
    • Medicare Levy & Surcharge
    • Investment and Work Deductions
    • and more
  11. Events guide
    • Get the inside scoop on what, where, when and how to attend the major events
    • Includes, sports, music, arts and more!

Plus much more!


  • Free Mobile phone
  • Free subscription to the hanson|porter|curzon monthly tax newsletter

Rest easy and feel confident in the knowledge that during your first few weeks in Australia we are looking out for YOU!

Your time won’t be taken up with boring administration and standing in lines!

Receive the professional advice that gives you the Head-Start that you deserve for a total peace of mind investment of:


AU$1,089 (inc. taxes)

Download Head-Start Working Holiday Package brochure (PDF)

Other Complimentary Head-Start services to assist with Australian tax compliance: