Applying for a working holiday Visa

Work Rights Waivers Explained

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On a Working Holiday Visa and want to stay with your employer beyond the six-month limit? The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) recognises that it’s sometimes necessary for Working Holiday Visa holders and Work and Holiday Visa holders to stay with their employers longer than six months. Be warned though, you’ll need a very good reason.   You can request to remain in your job if you’ve applied for another visa and you’re awaiting a decision on that application. This is the most common reason for waivers and probably the most likely to result in a positive outcome. […]

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Working Holiday Visa Jobs Guide

There comes a time when every backpacker’s money runs low and they have to re-enter the real world and find a job. Our top tip when it comes to looking for employment in Australia is to properly target your job search. The Working Holiday Visa restricts you to a six-month limit with each employer, so there’s no point applying for permanent posts. Your best bet is to search for temporary / seasonal / contract work. Many of the backpackers we speak to successfully find work with temping agencies or in the hospitality sector. Before commencing your job search, we recommend re-drafting […]

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Second Working Holiday Visa Guide

So, what happens if you end up falling in love with Australia and want to stay longer? You might be eligible for a second 417 visa, but only if you have met certain conditions. You must have complied with the conditions of your first Working Holiday Visa, have not previously held more than one Working Holiday Visa and have completed three months of specified work in a regional area of Australia whilst on your first Working Holiday Visa. In the past, many backpackers carried out voluntary work on farms in exchange for food and accommodation. However, rules changed in 2015 […]

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