The Australian Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) is a temporary visa subclass meant for individuals aged between 18-30 and want to work & travel in Australia for up to one year. The working holiday visa is a temporary visa that allows applicants from eligible countries, having closer ties with Australia.
First Working Holiday visa: You need to be outside Australia, while applying for a Working Holiday visa for the first time and when your visa is granted.
Second Working Holiday visa: If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the visa is granted. If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.
In order to be granted a Working Holiday Visa, the applicant must:
Second Working Holiday Visa
You can apply for a second working holiday visa, only after you:
Note: You can apply for a Second Working Holiday Visa, if you are already in Australia, and wish to remain onshore.
Health & Character requirements
There are certain health requirements, the applicants have to fulfil depending on their personal circumstances, period of stay, country of citizenship, and your intended activities in Australia. The health requirements are generally valid for up to 12 months.
Unless your country of residence has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia, you will have to bear your health costs and the Australian national health scheme wonâ€™t cover you.
It is best to take health insurance before you plan to travel to Australia.
A working holiday visa applicant has to provide certain character requirements, including a police certificate from the country where you have lived in the past 12 months or more during the last 10 years.
Debts to the Australian Government
Before planning your travel date, you must also make sure that you do not have any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or if you have you must arrange to repay those outstanding debts to the government before visiting Australia.
In order to be granted a working holiday visa, the applicant must have a valid passport from one of the following countries having a Working Holiday Visa Program with Australia:
The Working Holiday Visa allows you to: