FAQs

Can BSL sponsor my visa application? +

BSL is only able to sponsor a limited amount of visas for key roles as deemed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. These key roles are currently listed as Qualified Snowsports Instructors, Snow Groomers, Ski Technicians, and Ski Patrollers.
Applications can only be received from international workers who can provide proof of current qualifications and experience. Successful applicants seeking sponsorship will be provided with further direction on the visa and sponsorship process.
Workers who do not qualify for sponsorship may qualify for a Working Holiday Visa. Information about Working Holiday Visas is available on the DIBP website.

Transport – How do I get to Mt Buller? +

A number of coach services operate to and from Mt Buller during the snow season. A quick snapshot of these services can be found by clicking here.

Rates of Pay +

BSL is governed by the Alpine Resorts Award and the majority of our positions will operate under this award. To view the award click here.

I need to set up a TFN +

To be eligible to work in Australia, you will need to obtain a Tax File Number. Please click here to visit the government website for more information.

How do I set up a Superannuation Account +

Superannuation is compulsory and required to be paid by law in Australia. It is a retirement program whereby employers pay an additional amount based on a proportion of a team members salary or wages (currently 9.25%) into a complying superannuation fund.

BSL’s chosen Superannuation fund is HostPlus. Please click here for more details.

Do I require Ambulance Subscription? +

As a Team member, your safety is of the upmost importance to us.  This is because Mt Buller can at times, be a dangerous place to live and work.  This is why we strongly recommend that all BSL employees sign up for Ambulance insurance, to avoid excessive costs in the case of an accident.

In the event of an accident, the minimum cost for ambulance transport from the Mt Buller Medical Centre to Mansfield is more than $500.  However, the fee for Victorian residents to sign up for Ambulance insurance can be as little as $40.30 for a single membership (12 months).

Ambulance insurance is compulsory for all exchange and overseas team members, however we strongly recommend that all employees sign up for Ambulance insurance. Forms are available at the Post Office or you can apply online by visiting https://membership.ambulance.vic.gov.au/CoverTypes.aspx

HOW LONG DOES THE SEASON AND JOB LAST? +

The snow season typically starts during the first week of June with the resort opening over the Queen’s Birthday weekend and lasts through the end of September. It is, however, completely dependent on the amount of snowfall during this period. It is recommended that only people who are available for this entire period apply for positions.  Exact start and end dates will vary.

WHERE DO STAFF LIVE WHILE WORKING? +

BSL has a number of staff accommodation beds situated in various locations both on and off the mountain, and offers these at subsidized rates to staff. Allocation is usually based on your hours, arrival date and the position you hold with BSL during the winter season. Rent is paid weekly through a payroll deduction.

The majority of staff accommodation provided by BSL is based on communal living arrangements. As such you may be required to share with up to 3 other BSL team members in dorm style accommodation.

Please note whilst we make every attempt to house the majority of our team, in some cases we are unable to offer suitable accommodation to all team members. We encourage everyone to try and source their own accommodation prior to arriving for work. Listed below are some local rental agencies.

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Many positions do not require staff to ski or snowboard, and in fact learning to ski or ride is the reason many people want to work in a resort! If ski/ride ability is a requirement of the position it will be listed in the job description, so read these carefully for any positions you are interested in.
Staff members are offered free group lessons (some conditions apply) and discounts on private lessons so learning to ski or ride is easy and fun.