Hi all who read this, I have a question on whether I can claim payment of $800 I made to an overseas working holiday company. The situation is - A few months back I secured an overseas ski field job and paid a standard agency 'package' fee in the process. The job was to start this November, but in the meantime I landed a great job here in Australia and decided stay for the long term career prospects and hence declined the ski field job. I cannot get the $800 back from the agency as it is within the agreement that if you decline a job offer, you don't get it back. No harm done there. What I am wondering is whether it is possible to claim this $800 on my tax under any sections? I figure it is an expense I incurred in order to make money in future, sort of like an investment expense. Only I can't see anywhere I could claim it. Is this a possible deduction? If any further info is needed let me know, and many thanks in advance for any help!