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Working Holiday or Work and Holiday


Working Holiday or Work and Holiday

Discover the First Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

The First Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) is tailored for individuals aged 18 to 30 (with some countries extending the age limit to 35) seeking an extended holiday experience in Australia. This visa allows travelers to work during their visit, supplementing their trip expenses. To apply for this visa, applicants must hold a passport from one of the eligible countries listed below. This visa offers an exciting opportunity for young adventurers to explore Australia while earning a living and enriching their holiday experience.

Belgium – 18 to 30 years Finland – 18 to 30 years Italy – 18 to 35 years Norway – 18 to 30 years
Canada – 18 to 35 years France – 18 to 35 years Japan – 18 to 30 years Sweden – 18 to 30 years
Republic of Cyprus – 18 to 30 years Germany – 18 to 30 years Republic of Korea – 18 to 30 years Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport) – 18 to 30 years
Denmark – 18 to 35 years Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders) – 18 to 30 years Malta – 18 to 30 years The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – 18 to 30 years
Estonia – 18 to 30 years Republic of Ireland – 18 to 35 years Netherlands – 18 to 30 years

You can apply for this visa while you’re 30 (or 35), and even if you turn 31 (or 36) before your application decision, you’re still eligible for the visa.


  • Passport holders of the listed countries within the specified age range are eligible.
  • This visa permits short-term employment to supplement your holiday expenses.
  • It’s valid for 12 months, and you must enter Australia within that period.
  • Enjoy multiple entries, allowing you to come and go from Australia until your visa expires.
  • Work for up to 6 months with each employer during your stay.
  • Additionally, you can pursue studies for a maximum of 4 months.

These are the primary criteria for this visa, providing an excellent opportunity for an extended stay in Australia. For more detailed information, feel free to get in touch with us.

Extending Working Holiday Visas: A Step Forward in Your Australian Adventure

Second Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

After adhering to your initial working holiday visa conditions, you can extend it by 12 months with a second visa. To qualify, complete a minimum of 3 months in various industries like tourism, hospitality, cultivation, fishing, mining, construction in regional areas, or contribute to bushfire, flood recovery, or critical COVID-19 work.

Third Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

Build on your second visa by extending it an additional 12 months, provided you meet all its conditions and have completed at least 6 months of specified work from the previously mentioned industries.

These are the fundamental criteria for the first, second, and third working holiday visas. For deeper insights into additional prerequisites or understanding the specifics of specified work conditions, feel free to reach out to us.

Work and Holiday Visa – Subclass 462 (First, Second, and Third)

Differentiating from the working holiday visa, the Work and Holiday visa has unique entry requirements in terms of education and functional English proficiency, varying for different countries. Countries currently approved for this visa are listed below:

Argentina Ecuador Malaysia Singapore Turkey
Austria Greece Mongolia Slovak Republic Uruguay
Brazil Hungary Peru Slovenia United States of America
Chile Indonesia Poland Spain Vietnam
China, People’s Republic of Israel Portugal Switzerland
Czech Republic Luxembourg San Marino Thailand

Expanding Your Work and Holiday Experience in Australia

Visa Criteria Overview

Eligibility for the Work and Holiday Visa differs among countries, considering education, evidence of functional English, and age requirements (18 to 30 years). Even if you turn 31 before a decision on your application is made, you may still receive the visa. Some countries require a government support letter as part of the application process.

Extending Your Visa

After completing 3 months of specified work during your first Work and Holiday Visa, you can apply for a second visa. To qualify for the third visa, having fulfilled the conditions of the second visa and worked in specified areas for at least 6 months during the second visa tenure is necessary.

Approved Industries/Areas for Specified Work

Various industries and regions across Australia are recognized for specified work, including tourism, plant and animal cultivation, fishing, construction, and contributions to bushfire, flood recovery, or critical COVID-19 work.

Further Visa Clauses

These criteria provide an overview; however, there are specific clauses and conditions that surround these visas. For detailed insights and information tailored to your situation, please get in touch with us. We’re here to assist you in understanding and navigating the nuances of these visas for an enriching work and holiday experience in Australia.


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