Working in Australia: Working Holiday Visa

Do you wish to explore Australia but worried about how you’ll fund your travels? If you’re aged between 18 and 30 then you should consider applying for an Australia Working Holiday Visa; this way, you can live and travel anywhere in Oz for a whole year and do any job you like!

Live like an Aussie

Working down under is a great way of funding your travels whilst getting to know the real Australia, in addition to bulking up your CV and life experience. Whether you’re a beach babe looking for a chilled out break or an adventurist who wishes to uncover Australia’s full potential, we’re sure that Australia’s got everything you could ever dream of.

Working in Australia is also ideal for teens and twenty-somethings who have just left higher education and feel they are not yet ready to dive straight into a full-time job at home. So, if you’ve skipped University or just graduated and you fancy the break of a lifetime then apply for your Australia Working Holiday Visa today!

Why work in Australia?

Australia is a beautiful (and huge!) country, with so many diverse places to explore and plenty of things to see and do. After all, it covers a total area of 7.69 million square kilometres!

What’s more, there are many jobs in Australia that are completely unheard of in the UK. Live the Aussie lifestyle and be a surf instructor, be a deckhand on a yacht or a jackaroo on an outback property. How about a years’ fruit picking or harvesting?

Australia Working Holiday Visa

In order to be able to work and travel in Australian you’ll need to obtain an Australia Working Holiday Visa. This visa provides a young person with a 12 months stay in Australia and enables them to have incidental employment to the supplement their stay.

You must be aged between 18 and 30 years at the time you apply for your Australia Working Holiday Visa and must also hold a valid passport.

You must have no dependent children and must have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. Find out more about this visa on our Working Holiday Visa page.

Want to stay in Oz longer? No problem!

If you’d like to stay and work in Australia for more than 12 months then you can apply for a Second Working Holiday Visa*, which allows working holiday visa applicants the chance to stay in Australia for up to 24 months from the date they first arrived on their first working holiday visa.

*provided you have previously worked in Australia for three months already, doing fruit picking/construction work.

Find out more information about the Second Working Holiday Visa.

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