Applying for a working holiday Visa

Major Working Holiday Visa Changes Announced

Backpacker working on a farm in Australia

  The Government has announced changes to its working holiday visa program aimed at supporting farmers and attracting more backpackers to regional areas. People on subclass 417 and 462 visas will soon be able to stay in Australia for up to three years, provided they meet new regional work conditions. This represents one of the biggest ever overhauls of the popular program. Key Working Holiday Visa Changes: 1. Working holiday visa holders will be able to work for the same agricultural employer for a year instead of just six months. This is great news for anyone wanting to prolong their […]

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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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