Australia Working Holiday Now Available Visitors From Poland

By |September 10th, 2014|

On 28 March 2014, Australia and Poland announced that a reciprocal work and holiday (subclass 462) visa arrangement between the two countries had been signed.

The arrangement enables young adults (aged 18 – 30 years) from Poland and Australia to enjoy an extended holiday in each other’s country, during which they may undertake short term […]

Spain Added to Australia’s working holiday program

By |September 4th, 2014|

The signing of a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Spain will give young people from both countries a unique opportunity to experience the vibrancy of each other’s culture, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia […]

Australia Working Holiday Visa – An Overview

By |June 16th, 2013|

Australia working holiday visas allows working holiday makers to have an extended holiday in Australia by supplementing their travel funds through incidental employment.

A working holiday visa for Australia allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months, however it’s important to note that your aim must be to holiday in Australia with work being purely incidental to provide funds for traveling.

You can work but no more than 6 months with one employer unless you have a written permission from the department of immigration.

There are two types of Australia working holiday visa which includes; […]

Australia And Greece To Get Reciprocal Work And Holiday Visa Arrangements

By |August 16th, 2012|

According to a recent press release from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, the Australian Government will begin negotiations with Greece about establishing a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement.

Mr Bowen said Australia and Greece shared a strong and rich relationship based on firm community ties.

‘A work and holiday arrangement recognises the strength of these connections and will further enhance our cultural links between the two countries,’ Mr Bowen said.

The arrangement would allow young Greeks and Australians aged 18 to 30 years old to enjoy an extended holiday in the guest country.

Participants would be able to stay for up to 12 months and engage in short term work and study during that time. The program would have an annual cap on visa numbers. […]

Australian Working Holiday Visa’s May Address Labour Shortages

By |July 10th, 2012|

According to an article published on the news international website today, the federal government is in talks to bring more overseas workers to Australia on holiday visas to address labour shortages in the tourism industry.

Federal Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson says using visitors with Australian working holiday visa’s is one strategy the government is pursuing to address the problem.

He said Prime Minister Julia Gillard had recently announced an increase in the number of working holiday visa arrivals from Indonesia. […]

Changes To Australian Working Holiday Visa Would Boost Economy

By |February 17th, 2012|

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has claimed that relaxing application and extension restrictions on the Working Holiday Visa would provide an extra AU$700 million (£476 million) to the Australian economy.

Currently, the Australian Working Holiday Visa (WHV) programme allows holders to extend their visa for a second year if they complete 88 days in a regional industry such as agriculture, mining and construction.

However, ATEC Managing Director Felicia Mariani claims that of the 162,000 WHVs granted on average each year, just 22,000 choose to travel to regional areas to secure work in one of the eligible industries. […]