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Second Working Holiday Visa

working holiday visa Australia

Working holiday visa - apply here

To be eligible for a second Working Holiday visa, you must meet a number of requirements.

General requirements:

  • have completed three months of seasonal work in regional Australia while on your first Working Holiday visa
  • be aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) at the time of applying
  • if applying from outside Australia, be applying no more than 12 months before you intend to travel to Australia
  • not have any dependant children
  • hold a passport for a country or region participating in the Working Holiday Maker programme

Seasonal Work: the definition of seasonal work has recently been extended to include tasks in more primary industries such as:

  • plant and animal cultivation
    • the harvesting and/or packing of fruit and vegetable crops
    • pruning and trimming vines and trees
    • general maintenance crop work
    • cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts
    • immediate processing of plant products
    • maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase
    • immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning
    • manufacturing dairy produce from raw material
  • fishing and pearling
    • conducting operations relating directly to taking or catching fish and other aquatic species
    • conducting operations relating directly to taking or culturing pearls or pearl shell
  • tree farming and felling
    • planting or tending trees in a plantation or forest that are intended to be felled
    • felling trees in a plantation or forest, or
    • transporting trees or parts of trees that were felled in a plantation or forest to the place where they are first to be milled or processed or from which they are to be transported to the place where they are to be milled or processed.

Apply now for your Working Holiday visa

Regional Australia: anywhere in Australia except Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, the NSW Central Coast, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne or the ACT. Any area identified on the Australian JobSearch website as requiring harvest workers will come within the definition of 'regional Australia'.

The postal areas that make up the definition of 'Regional Australia' are detailed in the table below. 

State/Territory Postcode
Australian Capital Territory The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia.
New South Wales 2311 to 2312
  2328 to 2411
  2420 to 2490
  2536 to 2551
  2575 to 2594
  2618 to 2739
  2787 to 2898
  Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong
Northern Territory All of the Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia.
Queensland 4124 to 4125
  4133
  4211
  4270 to 4272
  4275
  4280
  4285
  4287
  4307 to 4499
  4515
  4517 to 4519
  4522 to 4899
  Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast
South Australia All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia.
Tasmania All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia.
Victoria 3211 to 3334
  3340 to 3424
  3430 to 3649
  3658 to 3749
  3753
  3756
  3758
  3762
  3764
  3778 to 3781
  3783
  3797
  3799
  3810 to 3909
  3921 to 3925
  3945 to 3974
  3979
  3981 to 3996
  Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area
Western Australia 6041 to 6044
  6083 to 6084
  6121 to 6126
  6200 to 6799
  Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas

Applications for second working holiday maker visas cannot be made through this site. Applications must be made on-shore in Australia or through the Government website.

Australian Working Holiday visa Assessment