TR 485

Graduate Work stream

Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday Visa is for young adults who want an extended holiday and to work here to fund it.

Basic Eligibility for Working Holiday Visa:

  • Must be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens up to 35 (inclusive)

  • Must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction

  • Must not be accompanied by dependent children

First Working Holiday visa

Period: 12 Months

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French, and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

  • ​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction

  • You can work while you are here

  • You can apply for a second Working Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Second Working Holiday visa

Period: 12 Months

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French, and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - who currently hold, or who have held, a Working Holiday visa, have a second working holiday in Australia.

  • ​​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction

  • You can do any kind of work while you are here

  • You must have completed 3 months of specified work while holding your first Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa

  • You can apply for a third Working Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Third Working Holiday visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French, and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - who currently hold, or who have held, a second Working Holiday visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.

  • ​​​You must have a passport from an eligible country/jurisdiction

  • You can do any kind of work while you are here

  • You must have completed 6 months of specified work while holding your second 417 visa or a bridging visa in certain circumstances

Working Holiday Visa Extension

If your Working Holiday Visa is expiring, you may or may not be able to extend to another Working Holiday Visa depending on your eligibility

You may have 3 options to choose from if you want to extend your stay in Australia.

1. Apply for a second/third Working holiday Visa depending on your eligibility

2. Apply for a Student Visa

3. Apply for a Tourist Visa

You may have a lot of study options including English Courses and 6 months to 1-year diploma courses.

You may have a lot of options to choose from including $5500 Diploma courses for 1 year to Masters level courses.

Few popular study options among many working holiday visa holders have been: 

  • English Courses

  • 1 Year Diploma of Leadership and Management Courses

  • Other Trade and Hospitality courses (Painting, Construction, Carpentry, Cookery etc.)

  • Bachelor/Master courses

Some of the trade courses and other courses are in high demand in Australia and may make you eligible to apply for Permanent Residency in the future. Find out study options all across Australia:

https://www.racc.net.au/popular-study-options-australia

 

You may also choose to apply for a tourist visa if you want to extend your stay and explore more of Australia. However, with Tourist Visa, you will have no working rights in Australia.

Eligibility, Requirements, and Options for Working Holiday Visa Holders to Apply for 2nd/3rd WHV

1. Hold Passport of an eligible Country

2. Current or Previous Visa

3. Have enough Money

4. Specified Work

5. Age

6. Meet Health Requirement

7. Meet Character Requirement

8. No history of Visa cancellation/refusal

9. Sign Australian Value Statement

To find out your Visa options and Migration or Study related query, book a FREE Online Consultation with us:

www.racc.net.au/migration-agent-education-agent

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