Working Holiday

There are two working holiday options for young people aged 18 to 30 with a passport from countries who hold a reciprocal agreement with Australia.

Brief details of these two working holiday visas are listed below:

  • Subclass 417 Working Holiday Visa

The Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) allows a person (aged 18 to 30) from specified countries to visit Australia for an extended holiday (up to one year) and undertake short-term work to help fund their stay. You can also study for up to 4 months (up to 17 weeks).

Young passport holders from the following countries can apply: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Tiawan and the United Kingdom.

There are some restrictions on this visa such as: you cannot work for any employer for more than six months; and, you cannot travel with your dependent children.

An applicant must be outside Australia when applying for the visa and when it is determined.

  • Subclass 417 Working Holiday Visa (Second Year)

If you have completed a subclass 417 visa and undertaken specified work in rural Australia for a minimum of three months you may be eligible to apply for a second working holiday visa. To be eligible you must prove your rural work. When applying for a second working holiday visa you do not need to be outside Australia. A person can only undertake a maximum of two subclass 417 visas. When you return home at the end of the visa you can access any accumulated superannuation funds.

  • Subclass 462 Work & Holiday Visa

The Work & Holiday visa (subclass 462) allows a person (aged 18 to 30) from specified countries to visit Australia for an extended holiday (up to one year) and undertake short-term work to help fund their stay. You can also study for up to 4 months (up to 17 weeks).

Young passport holders from the following countries can apply: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China (PRC), Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay. Soon Passport holders from Hungry will also be able to access this visa.

There are some restrictions on this visa such as: you cannot work for any employer for more than six months; you cannot travel with your dependent children; you must have functional English and a specified level of education; you must initially have enough money to support your stay and departure; you must meet health and character requirements and have a letter from your government supporting your stay (except US and PRC passport holders).

When you return home at the end of the visa you can access any accumulated superannuation funds.

You cannot apply for a second Work & Holiday visa (subclass 462) or a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) after completing a subclass 462 visa.

 

Please ring or submit an enquiry on the Enquiry / Consultation Booking Form on our Contact Us page if you have a question or wish to  book a consultation about Working Holiday Visas.