Working Holiday Visas

Working Holiday visas is an arrangement between Australia and certain countries to encourage cultural exchange and closer ties by allowing young people (18 to 30 years old) to have an extended holiday in Australia supplemented by short-term employment for up to 12 months. It allows the applicant to work for any employer for up to six (6) months and study up to four (4) months.

Contact Migration Agent Melbourne for assistance with your Working Holiday visa.

The main Working Holiday visas are:

Working Holiday Visa – Visa Requirements

For the Working Holiday visa, the visitor:

  • must have turned 18, but not turned 31, at the time of lodgment of the visa application
  • must hold a passport from one of the following countries: 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.
  • must be outside Australia when the visa application is applied for and granted
  • must not be accompanied by any children
  • must have sufficient funds at the initial stage ($5,000) to cover the initial 3 months of a 12 month stay

For the Working and Holiday visa, the visitor:

  • must hold a passport from one of the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, People’s Republic of Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, ​Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam
  • must be outside Australia when the visa application is applied for and granted
  • must not be accompanied by any children
  • must have sufficient funds at the initial stage ($5,000) cover the initial 3 months of a 12 month stay
  • meet Education requirements which depends on the Country of Passport
  • meet English requirements of Functional English – IELTS average of 4.5 for the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement

Working Holiday Visas – Visa Charges

Working Holiday visa
Base Application Charge
 
$ 450
Working and Holiday visa
Base Application Charge
Subsequent Application Charge
 
$ 450
$ 700

Working Holiday Visas