Have you ever thought to work and travel to Australia? The Australian working holiday visa allows you to do exactly that for one year and a possibility of extending it for an extra two years. The Australian working holiday visa is a great opportunity to dive deep into the Australian culture and start an adventure in a whole new environment. Australia has different visa sub classes that serve various purposes. We process both 417 and the 462 (sub class).
Fill the Assessment Form to see if you qualify here
- The candidate should be between 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application
- Should have sufficient funds
- Should not have any accompanying dependent children
- Meet character and health requirements.
- Be a national of one of the countries listed below:
- Republic of Cyprus
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)
- Republic of Ireland
- Republic of Korea
- United Kingdom
Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)
The work and holiday visa is similar to the working holiday visa. However it is for nationals of other countries and has some extra requirements depending on your nationality.
- The applicant needs to be at least 18 years of age but should not over 31
- The applicant should not have any dependent children during their stay in Australia
- The applicant needs to have enough funds to support themselves while on a holiday visa
- Should have not entered Australia earlier on a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
- Should meet the educational requirements
- Have good English skills (both oral and written)
- The applicant needs to have a letter of support from the government (except applicants from the USA)
- Meet the character as well as health requirements
- Needs to have a Passport from:
Update on the visa extension 2019
There has been significant changes made by the Australian government which will allow Working Holiday makers who are on their second year to extend their visa for another year after July the 1st 2019. To be eligible for this they must have worked in a specified job for 6 months in a specified regional area. In summary you must complete 88 days of farm work in your first year in order to qualify for a second working holiday visa. Then in your second year you must work in the farm industry for six months in order to apply for a third year. The type of work you will have to complete in order to be eligible for the third year will have to be the exact same as the specified work for the second year visa.
It has not been clarified yet whether this change applies only to future applicants for the Working Holiday visa or whether current Working Holiday makers can work towards their third year. This will be announced soon.