What Should You Know about Working Holiday Visas in Australia?

What Should You Know about Working Holiday Visas in Australia?
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on June 28, 2022

People who want to travel to Australia for leisure purposes have different visa options available. One of the quickest and most convenient Australian permits for tourists is electronic visas.

You can apply for the electronic visas online in minutes; they are inexpensive and grant entry into Australia for short-term stays for tourism or for visiting friends and families. But they do not allow foreigners to stay in Australia. In such cases, you can apply for a Working Holiday Visa 462

Know About the Working Holiday Visa and its Types 

The working holiday visa is designed for travellers who want to visit Australia for specific time periods but do not have a sufficient budget at their disposal. Working Holiday Visa 417 holders can opt for paid work in Australia with Australian employees as long as their visa is valid. 

Working Holiday visa streams 

The working holiday visa streams are as follows:

  • First working holiday visa 

This visa allows people from 18 to 30 years old to have their first extended holiday in Australia and work there to help fund their trip. 

  1. You need to have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction 
  2. You can work while you are in Australia 
  3. You can apply for another Visa Subclass 417 if you meet specific eligibility criteria. 
  • Second working holiday visa 

This visa stream allows people from 18 to 35 years old who currently hold or have a subclass 417 visa or a second working holiday visa in Australia. 

  1. You need to have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction. 
  2. You can opt for any work while you are on the visa. 
  3. You must complete three months of specific 417 visa work. 
  4. If you are in Australia, you must have a substantive visa, or your last visa must expire less than 18 days before. 
  5. You can also apply for a third working holiday visa if you meet the requirements. 
  • Third working holiday visa 

This Visa Subclass 417 allows people from 18 to 30 years old who currently have or have a second working holiday visa to apply for the third one in Australia. 

  1. You need to have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction 
  2. You can do any type of work under this visa 
  3. You need to have completed at least six months of specific visa work
  4. If you reside in Australia, you need to hold a substantive visa, or your visa must have expired less than 28 days ago.  

Also Read: A Complete Guide About Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417

What to Know before Going to Australia?

The combination of beauty and a welcoming holiday visa can make Australia one of the best places on earth to get a job overseas or take a year gap. Under this visa, it will be easy for travellers to get paid during their time travelling throughout Australia without worrying about violating a tourist visa. 

A working holiday visa can allow the visitors to travel and work within Australia for a year, making it easy to get a job in Australia. It doesn’t matter what your international travel experience is; you might have some questions about how to prepare for a working holiday in Australia. 

Things you need to know before you arrive in Australia 

Before you land on a long flight down to Australia, you must ensure that you have everything prepared to get through immigration. You need to know about your entry requirements before your trip.

You need to plan on the visa three months before you head out for Australia, and if there are some compilations, there are things you need to remember:

  • Secure a working holiday visa 

This is the first and most obvious step; you need to get a working holiday visa in Australia. Though this is an electronic visa, it is a good idea to bring a printed copy of the confirmation of your visa with you. 

To apply, you need to create an account with the Australian Department of Home Affairs and fill out the visa application online. There are two types of holiday visas in Australia, a Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) and a Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417).

Though both of them sound identical, the country you are from determines which of these you will apply. So you need to research to ensure what type of visa you can apply for. 

  • Arrange your finances 

You need to have proof of your finances for your working holiday. To enter Australia under a working holiday visa, you need to have one of these things:

  1.  A bank statement that proves access to at least AUD 5500
  2. A booked departure flight back out of the country or sufficient funds to purchase one

You must ensure that you have everything required to print the proof of the above requirements or bring a bank statement with you when you leave for Australia. 

  • Choose a location 

One of the benefits of a working holiday visa in Australia is the flexibility that it provides. Under this visa, you can go wherever you want and enjoy to your fullest or stay in a single spot and work full-time. 

For a good working holiday, you can settle down in a few places for an enhanced period. You can work your 9 to 5 in a beach suburb or relax on the Luna park lawn; as Australia is a huge country, moving from town to town can take longer than expected. 

Some of the popular locations where you can enjoy your working holiday in Australia are:

  • Sydney 
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Must Read: 5 Common Reasons For Rejection of Australian Visas


What to Do During Your Stay in Australia

After you have saved up a lot of money, documents are in order, the flight is booked, and you have a never-ending list of destinations to visit. You need to do some things to get started and maintain a good working holiday experience. 

  • Things to do upon your arrival in Australia 
  1. Open a bank account– This is the first thing you must do when arriving in Australia. Some of the good options include Westpac, ANZ and Commonwealth.  
  2. Acquire a new phone number– There are many mobile networks that you can choose from in Australia; some of the major ones are Vodafone, Optus and Telstra. You can bring your own smartphone from home if you do not want to waste money on a new mobile phone. 
  3. Find a housing 

In Australia, you need to pay rent weekly and not monthly. For a basic room, you can pay around $130 to $150 AUD weekly, and nicer rooms in better locations will cost more.

  • Find a job

After you are set up in Australia, you need to focus on finding a job in Australia. Though some visas can allow you to work on any job that hires you, there are some popular jobs in Australia for those who hold the WHV. 

  1. Retail
  2. Restaurant and bars
  3. Hostels 
  4. Fundraising/Sales 
  5. Farm/seasonal work 

How Can Migration Agent Adelaide Help You in Getting a Working Holiday Visa?

If you are new to applying for an Australian working holiday visa, you can take the help of immigration agents in Adelaide. To know everything regarding how a working holiday visa works, you need to contact Migration Agent Adelaide; they are undoubtedly one of the top firms that can provide you with the best migration agents who can help you know about the visa and also fill up your application forms. 

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