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How to apply for a Working Holiday Visa

Tourists

For people to visit or extend their stay in Australia for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.

There are a number of visas available for people to visit Australia as a tourist. To remain longer in Australia than your original visa allows, you are required to obtain another visa. Please go to www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/ for more information.

Visa Options

Working Holiday

For people aged between 18 and 30 from arrangement countries to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between arrangement countries by allowing young people to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.

Working Holiday Visa Online Applications can be fonund at www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/working-holiday.htm

More information

Go to www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/whats-new.htm for recent changes and announcements about the Working Holiday and Work and Holiday Programs.

There are a number of fact sheets available which provide more information on temporary residence options in Australia, including the Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs.

Information on finding employment, specified work, rates of pay and employer obligations if you choose to work in Australia under the Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs.

Students

Your passport country and course(s) of study determine your Assessment Level. The Student visa subclass under which you will be assessed is determined by your main course of study, even if you are studying a package of courses.

Go to www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/students.htm to apply for a Student visa.