Dreaming of a gap year in Australia?

The Working Holiday Maker program allows young adults, aged 18-30 (or 35 for citizens of Ireland or Canada), from eligible partner countries to work in Australia while having an extended holiday.

Working holiday makers can gain the experience and skills needed to develop a successful career back home after their working holiday.

They can also choose to extend their stay in Australia if they’re eligible through the Second Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa or the Second Working Holiday (Subclass 417) visa.

Soon, a third year visa will be available for working holiday makers who carry out six months of specified work in a regional area while on their second Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa. The work has to commence after 1 July 2019.  Eligible types of work and regional areas will correspond with the requirements for the second visa. 

For more information, check out ‘Australia Inc.’ by Tourism Australia, showcasing Australia as the world’s most desirable working holiday maker destination.

*This information is from the Department of Immigration website.

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