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Working Holiday Visa

If you are aged between 18 and 31 and hold a passport from one of the eligible countries, you are entitled to apply for an Australian Working Holiday Visa.

This type of visa is really popular amongst young travellers and backpackers. The Working Holiday Visa offers the opportunity to explore Australia and its amazing lifestyle whilst also allowing you to work and study courses such as English Language.

While holding a Working Holiday Visa in Australia, you could settle down in one place or you travel and meet new people along the way. If your goal is to tick off all the places on your bucket list, the Working Holiday Visa is made for you! Australia is extremely backpacker friendly and has billions of things to show you.

Contact us and let one of our experienced migration specialist find the right visa path for you today!

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

First Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

 

  • Stay: 12 months
  • You must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction
  • You can work while you are here
  • You can apply for a second Working Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

 

Processing Time:

  • 75% of applications in 14 days
  • 90% of applications in 42 days

Second Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – who currently hold, or who have held, a Working Holiday visa, have a second working holiday in Australia.

 

  • Stay: 12 months
  • You must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 3 months of specified work while holding your first Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa
  • You can apply for a third Working Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

 

Processing Time:

  • 75% of applications in 14 days
  • 90% of applications in 42 days

Third Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) – and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) – who currently hold, or who have held, a second Working Holiday visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.

 

  • Stay: 12 months
  • You must have a passport from an eligible country/jurisdiction
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 6 months of specified work while holding your second 417 visa or a bridging visa in certain circumstances

 

Processing Time: Processing times for this visa are not available

Working Holiday Subclass and Eligible Countries

Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417)

You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries/jurisdictions:

 

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport)
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462)

You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries:

 

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Chile
  • China, People’s Republic of
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam

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