Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
About this Visa
You should read this information if you are applying for your first or second Working Holiday visa.
The main purpose of this visa is to allow you to have an extended holiday while supplementing your funds with short-term work in Australia.
This visa is for people aged 18 to 30 years of age, who are interested in a working holiday of up to 12 months in Australia.
Important: You must have turned 18, but not turned 31, at the time of your visa application.
This visa allows you to supplement the cost of your holiday through short-term employment. However, if your primary reason for travelling to Australia is to participate in the work force, you should consider a visa designed for that purpose.
You must pay a non-refundable visa application charge when you lodge your visa application.
See: Visa Charges ( 84KB PDF file)
If you are granted this visa you can:
- enter Australia within 12 months of grant
- stay up to 12 months
- leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid
- work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
- study for up to four months.
If you hold a second Working Holiday visa, you may return to work for a further six months for an employer with whom you worked on your first Working Holiday visa.