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Eligibility For A Working Holiday Visa

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Working holiday visa assessment

There are certain criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to apply for a working holiday visa to Australia.

Please note ALL the following are required to support an application for a working holiday to Australia:

  • you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years (inclusive);
  • you have a passport from one of the eligible countries listed below;
  • your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return. This is important as WHV are electronic and are tied to your current passport details;
  • at the time of travel should be in possession of either a return ticket to your home country and sufficient funds to prove you are able to purchase a ticket and support yourself upon arrival in Australia; (A$5000 is regarded as sufficient and can be evidenced by a certified copy of your bank statement at the time of travel);
  • this visa does not include any family members, if a family member or partner wants to come with you to Australia, they must apply for their own visa. You cannot apply for this visa if you have dependent children;
  • you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted
  • have not entered Australia on a working holiday before
  • be applying no more than 12 months before you intend to travel to Australia
  • you must be of good character; applicants with criminal convictions are treated on a case-by-case basis
  • you agree to abide by the conditions of the visa
You must be of good health; applicants who may be working in a medical or education environment may be required to undertake a health exam including a chest x-ray, HIV, Hepatitis B and/or C test. The cost of this exam is not included in the fee for this visa.
Applicants from the following countries are eligible for a Australian Working Holiday visa:
Belgium Germany Malta
Canada HKSAR Netherland
Cyprus, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Norway
Denmark Italy Sweden
Estonia Japan Taiwan
Finland Korea, Republic of United Kingdom

Apply now for your Working Holiday visa