WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS
The Australia Working Holiday Visa is a temporary visa for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible countries.
There are two subclasses for WHV that you can apply for online to visit Australia for cultural exchange activities:
• Working Holiday visa (subclass 417 – 462)
This visa allows you to stay in Australia up to 12 months in a temporary base. These visas are available for passport holder of a certain country.
In this visa there are two subcategories that you can think about:
• First Working Holiday visa: You must be outside Australia when you apply for your first Working Holiday visa and when the visa is decided.
• Second Working Holiday visa: If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the visa is granted. If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.
You might be able to get this visa if:
• You are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age,
• Do not have a dependent child accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia.
What this visa lets you do?
• You can work in Australia, generally for up to six months with each employer,
• Study for up to four months and
• Leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.
Eligible countries for 417: 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, United Kingdom.
Eligible countries for 462: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam.