Working Holiday Visa Online Applications
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Before you continue you should read all the information about the Working Holiday or the Work and Holiday visas.
Working Holiday – Overview
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)
Online applications can be made using a computer with an Internet connection.
You are encouraged to complete your application with as much information as possible at time of lodgement. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
Important: When completing the online application you must avoid copying and pasting bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.
Note: Applicants must hold an eligible passport to apply online. It is strongly recommended that this passport be valid for at least six months.
|First Working Holiday (subclass 417)||Outside Australia||For people aged 18 to 30 years of age, who are interested in a working holiday of up to 12 months in Australia.
For a list of the countries and regions involved in the Working Holiday program with Australia.
Note: If you have dependent children who will not accompany you on your trip to Australia you will need to apply using the paper application.
|First Working Holiday Visa
Countries/Regions Participating in Working Holiday Program
Working Holiday Visa Applications – Paper
|Second Working Holiday (subclass 417)||Outside Australia||For eligible people outside Australia who are interested in a second working holiday visa.||Second Working Holiday Visa
Applicant: Second Working Holiday Visa Eligibility
|Second Working Holiday (subclass 417)||In Australia||Important information: You should apply for your second Working Holiday visa before your current visa ceases.
When lodging your second Working Holiday visa application please use the attachment facility at the end of the online application to attach your Form 1263 – Employment Verification. This will expedite the processing of your application.
|Second Working Holiday Visa Application
Form 1263 ( 75KB PDF file)
|Work and Holiday (subclass 462)||Outside Australia||For applicants from the United States aged 18 to 30 years of age, who are interested in a working holiday of up to 12 months in Australia.
Applicants must hold a valid USA passport to apply online.
|Start an Application
Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) – United States of America
|Extending the work limitation||In Australia||The department may give Working Holiday (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa holder's permission to work for an employer beyond six months where exceptional circumstances exist. Where permission is granted, it will generally be for a short period of time (less than one month).||Request Permission to Work with an Employer Beyond Six Months on a Working Holiday or Work and Holiday Visa (101KB Word file)|
|Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)||Outside or In Australia||Note: You will need your unique Saved Application ID and password.||Continue a Saved Application|
|Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)||Outside or in Australia||Note: You will need your unique Saved Application ID and password.||Continue a Save Application|
To complete an application you may be required to fill in Health Forms and attach supporting documentation.
Attaching Documents to a Working Holiday Application
Download Health Forms (If required)
|Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462)||Outside or In Australia||You will need to use your Transaction Reference Number (TRN)
Note: Singapore and German Citizens may experience problems checking on the progress of their application through the department's query application status facility.
|Check the Progress of your Application
Singapore Visa Applicants
German Visa Applicants
If you are granted an online Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) you will be sent a notification of the grant of your visa via your nominated postal or email address.
Note: Please keep this notification as it describes the conditions that apply to your visa.
See: About Your Visa
Your visa is linked electronically to the passport details provided in your visa application. You can view your visa online using Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). VEVO is a free online service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows you, and your employer or education provider, to view your visa details online.
See: Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
Please read all available information before commencing the application. If you are experiencing difficulty within the application, most fields have help that can be accessed by clicking on the symbol.
Before you ask for additional help about this visa, you should read all the available web content and the visa information form.
See: Working Holiday Maker FAQ
If the help within the application does not meet your needs please contact the department.
See: Working Holiday and Work and Holiday Visas