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Old 09-22-2010, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys
im lookin into working the lifts at 'perisher blue' in Australia
does anyone know how much the lifties get paid?
any help would be great
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno about Australia but I know lifties in the states make next to nothing
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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haha yea
im pretty sure its the same deal here in Aus
i jsut wouldnt mind knowing how 'little' i make
of course i wouldnt be doing it for the money..but it would be nice to walk out of the season with a profit, not a debt :P
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i'm from australia, and i'm guessing it would be minimum wage, around $14 an hour full time or $16ish if casual. I'm totally guessing I've never worked on the snow here. this site could help Home | Fair Work Australia
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oops i should probably know this

4. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

4.1 The national minimum wage is $569.90 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $15 per hour (rounded to the nearest 10 cents).

5. CASUAL LOADING

5.1 The casual loading for award/agreement free employees is 21 per cent.
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What the feck, even being converted into American Dollars thats $14 minimum wage. Which in the U.S would be amazing to get paid that to be a lifty, let alone a burger flipper.

Does shit cost alott more in Australia or something, because the minimum wage in the states is $6-$8.
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What the feck, even being converted into American Dollars thats $14 minimum wage. Which in the U.S would be amazing to get paid that to be a lifty, let alone a burger flipper.

Does shit cost alott more in Australia or something, because the minimum wage in the states is $6-$8.
Shit costs a fair bit more in Australia! For a long time $1AUS would by between $0.50US and $0.70US. So with the current exchange rate being more like $1AU for $1US everything costs nearly double here.
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Agree with masoup. Youd get minimum wage plus a casual contract loading fee, this is usually around 20%. While I realize the minimum wage seems high to all the Americans, you have to remember that there is no tipping here.

I know that the guys in NZ get around 12.50 an hour. Which is minimum wage plus a "out doors" allowance.
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Can I suggest that you work anywhere else but on the Australian Mountains. They are shit. And that is being kind. I have only ridden the ones in Victoria so I can't comment on NSW but I'm pretty sure they are the same. Icy, shit amounts of snow, no pow and no tree riding.
hate to be that guy but I would go to NZ.
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Yeah things do cost more here in Aus, but not everything, for instance alcohol is super expensive, like $40 a case. And fast food isnt cheap, BUT if you know where to shop and can make a meal or 2 for yourself you can certainly save money earning $500 a week. Working as a liftie (which i have no experience as) im sure has its perks and pittfalls, but i wouldnt just go and work in NZ cos the snow is better. Queenstown NZ (coronet peak and remarks) is just as expensive as AUS if not more so in some instances. Is the snow better, yes, are there more terrain options, yes. But i would figure working as a liftie you would have limited time to really ride anyway wouldnt you? Anyway my suggestion if you were keen on Aus would be Perisher, Thredbo or Falls Creek. I wouldnt waste my time with Mt Buller. Mt Hotham can be awesome (does get powder and has some nice terrain options and tree runs) but can be hit or miss.

Im bias cos i live in Aus but do some research and then decide where you want to go, I would be guessing either option would be similar, but you may end up saving a bit more money in Aus. JMO
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