Working Holiday Visas

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If a year away from home to broaden your skills and explore Australia sounds appealing, you might be interested in a Work and Holiday Visa (462) or a Working Holiday Visa (417). These two visa types enable people aged between 18 and 31 from particular countries to holiday and work in Australia for up to one year, allowing ample time to experience Australia and all it has to offer.

As a Work and Holiday Visa (462) or a Working Holiday Visa (417) holder, you could:

  • Stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • Work in Australia, generally for a maximum of six months with the same employer
  • Study for up to four months
  • Easily travel in and out of Australia for the duration of your visa
Work and Holiday Visa (462)

To be eligible to apply for a Work and Holiday Visa (462), you’ll need to hold a passport from an eligible country, meet several health and character requirements and prove that you are able to support yourself financially during your stay.

You may also need to meet specific education and English language requirements, undertake biometrics tests and provide a letter of Government support depending on your country of passport.

Working Holiday Visa (417)

Similar to the Work and Holiday Visa (462), you’ll also need to hold a passport from an eligible country, prove your financial capacity to support yourself and meet various health and character requirements, however there are general less conditions to meet.

If you are on a Working Holiday Visa (417) it may be possible to extend your stay in Australia by applying for a second Working Holiday visa (417) before your first Working Holiday visa expires.

How we can help

Whether you are eligible to apply for a Work and Holiday Visa (462) or a Working Holiday Visa (417) will largely depend on your country of passport.

Interstaff can assist with advising on your eligibility and visa requirements according to your country of passport. Get in touch with our Registered Migration Agents for free advice on your visa options at visas@interstaff.com or call us on 1800 449 858.