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A Working Holiday Visa (WHV) for Australia is a temporary visa that allows young people from eligible countries to live, work, and travel in Australia for a specified period, typically up to 12 or 24 months. It’s designed to promote cultural exchange and tourism while giving travelers an opportunity to supplement their finances through employment.
To be eligible for an Australia Working Holiday Visa, you must:
- Be aged 18 to 30 or 18 to 35 (depending on your nationality).
- Hold a passport from an eligible country.
- Meet health and character requirements.
- Have sufficient funds for your stay and a return ticket or the means to purchase one.
Working Holiday Visa holders are generally allowed to work in a wide range of jobs in Australia. There are no specific job restrictions, but you cannot work for a single employer for more than six months unless granted an extension.
The processing time for a Working Holiday Visa application can vary depending on factors such as the time of year and the volume of applications. Typically, it takes several weeks to process, so it’s advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel date.
Yes, you can undertake short-term study courses while on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. However, the primary purpose of the visa should be to holiday and work, and your course duration should not exceed four months.