Working Holiday Visas

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Australian Migration Agents

The Working Holiday Visa​

Australia currently has two types of agreements in place with other countries which allow citizens of specified countries access to a “Working Holiday” or “Work and Holiday” visa.

These working holiday visas are designed for people from 18 to 30 years old to be able to live and work in Australia for up to 3 years. You can only apply if you hold a passport from a specified country.

The initial working holiday visa is valid for 1 year; however, this can be extended for up to 2 additional years if you complete specific types of work – which are usually located in rural or regional areas.

It also offers a valuable opportunity to gain Australian work experience, which many visitor or holiday visas do not allow.


Some countries do have higher age limits or other conditions, so it’s best to check with your registered migration agent from Visa Solutions Australia which pathway you qualify for.

If travelling around the country and working while exploring all the amazing things Australia has to offer sounds like the sort of thing you would like to do, then the working holiday program may be your best option.

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