Work and holiday

First Work and Holiday visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) have an extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

  • You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can work while you are here
  • You can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Stay

12 months

Cost

AUD485

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 41 days
  • 90% of applications in 66 days

With this visa you can

You must

  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • apply from outside Australia
  • not be accompanied by dependent children
  • not have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 or 417 visa. If you previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 visa, see the second Work and Holiday visa.

Second Work and Holiday visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) who currently hold, or who have held, a Work and Holiday visa, have a second working holiday in Australia.

  • You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work while holding your first (subclass 462) visa
  • You can apply for a third Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria

Stay

12 months

Cost

AUD485

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications in 41 days
  • 90% of applications in 66 days

With this visa you can

  • do short- term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • do 6 months of specified subclass 462 work to become eligible for a third Work and Holiday visa

You must

  • have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 visa. If you haven’t, see the first Work and Holiday visa
  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • have completed 3 months of specified subclass 462 work on your first Work and Holiday visa
  • not be accompanied by dependent children

Process

Third Work and Holiday visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) who currently hold, or who have held, a second Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, have a third working holiday in Australia.

  • You must have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can do any kind of work while you are here
  • You must have completed 6 months of specified subclass 462 work while holding your second 462 visa or a bridging visa in certain circumstances

Stay

12 months

Cost

AUD485

Processing Time

Processing time for this visa is not available.

With this visa you can

  • do short- term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • study for up to 4 months
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want

You must

  • have previously held 2 subclass 462 visas in Australia. If you haven’t, see the first Work and Holiday visa or second Work and Holiday visa
  • have a passport from an eligible country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • have undertaken, from 1 July 2019, 6 months of specified subclass 462 work while on your second subclass 462 visa, or a bridging visa in certain circumstances
  • not be accompanied by dependent children