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Working Holiday Visa 

Working Holiday Visa SC 417

The Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) offers an incredible opportunity for young travelers worldwide to immerse themselves in the cultural tapestry of Australia while engaging in short-term employment.

This visa program encourages individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 (in some cases, 35 for certain countries) to explore Australia’s diverse landscapes, gain valuable work experience, and create lasting memories through unique cultural exchanges

Working holiday visa

To Be Eligible:

 

  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) or 18 -35 years age(inclusive)
  • must not be accompanied by dependent children
  • do short-term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

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First Work and Holiday Visa Second Work and Holiday Visa Third Work and Holiday Visa
Age at time of application 18 to 30 years (inclusive) or b/w
18 to 35 years (inclusive)
18 to 30 years (inclusive) or b/w
18 to 35 years (inclusive)
18 to 30 years (inclusive) or b/w
18 to 35 years (inclusive)
Passport of eligible countries or jurisdiction ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country
Work Conditions You can work while you are here You can do any kind of work while you are here You can do any kind of work while you are here
To be eligible for further application You must have completed 3 months of specified subclass 417 work You must have completed 6 months of specified subclass 417 work
Condition If in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago If in Australia, hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago
You can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria You can apply for a third Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria
Finance About AUD5,000 for your initial stay, plus the fare to where you are going after leaving Australia. About AUD5,000 for your initial stay, plus the fare to where you are going after leaving Australia. About AUD5,000 for your initial stay, plus the fare to where you are going after leaving Australia.
Stay Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months
Cost AUD 510 AUD 510 AUD 510
Study You can study for up to 4 months (17 weeks) You can study for up to 4 months (17 weeks) You can study for up to 4 months (17 weeks)

     

      Eligible Countries:

       

      You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries/jurisdictions:

      • 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 (other than an official or diplomatic passport), The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

        Important information:

         

        Between 19 January 2022 and 19 April 2022, Working Holiday Maker (WHM) (subclasses 417 and 462) visa holders who arrive in Australia can apply for a refund of the visa application charge (VAC). From 5 March 2022, eligible current and former WHMs in Australia can apply for a WHM visa with nil VAC.

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