Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
Applicant: Second Working Holiday Visa Eligibility
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To be eligible for a second Working Holiday visa, you must meet a number of requirements. You may apply either while you still hold a first Working Holiday visa or at a later date.
- have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia while on your first Working Holiday (417) visa (there is no requirement to do further specified work on the second visa)
- not have previously entered Australia on a Work and Holiday (462) visa
- be aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) at the time of applying, however, you may be aged over 30 years of age at the time your visa is granted
- be applying no more than 12 months before you intend to travel to Australia, if applying from outside Australia
- will not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during your stay in Australia
Note: A dependent child is the child, or step-child, of you or your partner who:
- is not married, engaged to be married, or in a de facto relationship
- has not turned 18.
If you would like a dependent child to join you in Australia you must apply for a different visa such as a Tourist visa. If you have dependent children who will not accompany you at any time you must apply for a Working Holiday visa using the paper application. You are not able to apply online.
See: Working Holiday visa applications – paper
You must also:
- be outside Australia when the visa is granted, if applying from outside Australia
- be in Australia when the visa is granted, if applying from in Australia
- hold a passport for a country or region participating with Australia in the Working Holiday program.
See: Countries/Regions Participating in Working Holiday Program
Specified work is any type of work that is undertaken in a 'specified' field or industry. More information on types of specified work, providing evidence, and the calculation of three months is available.
See: Specified Work
You should check the postcode list before starting specified work to ensure the work will take place in an eligible regional area of Australia.
See: Regional Australia Postcode List
Information about harvest work opportunities in regional Australia can be found at the Harvest Trail website.
See: Harvest Trail - Overview
Note: Some vacancies on the Harvest Trail website may not be in the postcode list.
Example: Some postcodes in the Hunter Valley do not fit within the definition of Regional Australia.
All applicants are required to meet health criteria. Depending on your circumstances, you may need to undertake a medical examination, which may include a chest x-ray, HIV, Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C tests.
All required health examinations must be completed before a decision can be made on your visa application.
If you need a medical examination, the cost is not included in the visa application charge you pay when you lodge your application.
Health examination requirements are outlined on Form 1163i.
See: Health Requirements for Visa Applicants
Medical treatment in Australia can be very expensive. As a tourist, you are not covered by Australia's national health scheme, unless there is a reciprocal health care agreement between Australia and your country. Health care for visitors to Australia is explained on the Medicare Australia website.
See: Medicare Australia Health Care for Visitors to Australia
It is recommended that you take out health insurance for yourself and your family for the duration of your stay in Australia. You can obtain health insurance through a health insurance provider or travel agent in your country of residence.
See: PrivateHealth.gov.au – Cover for overseas visitors
You must meet character requirements.
See: Character and Penal Clearance Requirements
You must have access to sufficient funds to support yourself for the initial stage of your holiday. Generally, AUD5000 may be regarded as sufficient, but the amount may vary depending on your length of stay and the extent of your travel. You should also have a return or onward ticket or the funds for a fare to depart Australia.
You may be asked to provide evidence. Evidence may include a certified copy of a bank statement and an air ticket out of Australia.
You must declare that you will respect Australian values and obey the laws of Australia. For this visa, the values statement is included in the general declaration section of the application form. When you sign the application form it means you will also be signing the values statement. You will not be required to have read the Life in Australia book, but may do so if you wish.
You are also encouraged to gain an understanding of Australia, its people and their way of life, before applying for this visa.
See: Australian Values - Overview