Getting an Australian Working Holiday Visa
The Australian Working Holiday Visa scheme gives visa holders the right to work in Australia for up to 24 months. It's a great opportunity to get to spend a lot of time in Oz, make lots of local friends, work in some bizarre places and in industries you would never have ventured into at home. Australia is huge so, if you get the chance, get the Working Holiday Visa and give Australia the time it deserves.
Getting a Working Holiday Visa for Australia is quick, easy and straightforward as long as you are a resident and passport holder for any of the following countries:
The Working Holiday agreement is generally reciprocal and always seems to be expanding, so if your country isn't listed, there is always a chance that a deal might be struck in the future and you will be eligible for the visa. Check with your local Australian Embassy or High Commission to see if your country has been added.
Applying online for your Australian Working Holiday Visa is the quickest and easiest way to get things done. Follow the link below to head to the online application and follow the steps.
Applying for the Working Holiday Visa
There are plenty of agencies that will offer to get your visa for you for an inflated cost but I don't recommend it. Getting the visa is super easy and you'll save a ton of money if you prepare the minimal paperwork on your own.
Extending an Australian Working Holiday Visa
It is possible to extend your 12 month visa to 24 months by applying for a second Working Holiday Visa. To be eligible for this, you must have worked in regional Australia in one of the following primary industries: plant / animal cultivation, fishing, tree farming, mining and construction work. Applications for the second Working Holiday visa can be made from anywhere in the world, including within Australia.
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