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The Australian Working Holiday Visa (WHM Visa) allows young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to have an extended holiday supplemented by casual employment for up to 12 months in Australia.
Am I eligible for the Australian Working Holiday Visa?
You are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia if:
Your age is between 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the date of filling the Australian Working Holiday Visa application;
You have enough money to support your stay in Australia;
You don't take any dependent children with you;
You are from an eligible country;
Your passport is valid for at least one year after filling the Australian Working Holiday Visa application;
You didn't enter in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa before. If you had - than check the 2nd year Australian Working Holiday Visa;
You don't have any serious criminal convictions;
You don't have any serious medical issues.
Conditions of Work
Under the Working Holiday Visa in Australia you can take any kind of work to help you fund your stay. However, because the primary idea of the visa is holiday - you are permitted to work no more than 6 months for the same employer.
The duration of the Australian Working Holiday Visa is 12 months, starting at the moment you land in Australia. You can leave and re-enter the country as many times as you like during the visa duration. For staying more than 12 months you should extend your visa with Second Year Australian Working Holiday Visa.
Countries eligible for Australian Working Holiday Visa
Republic of Cyprus
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Korea
Visa First can help set you up with everything you need to start living and working in Australia including a bank account, tax file number, tax information, a mobile SIM card, work courses, jobs advice and other arrival packages.