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Australia Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

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Working Holiday Visa Information

The Australian Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) is ideal for people aged between 18 - 30 (inclusive) who want to travel to Australia and work to support themselves. This visa lasts for 12 months and allows you to work in any occupation for any employer during your stay in Australia. Contact us for all the information on 866 772 9245 (local phone based on your current location) or request a callback.

When your visa is granted, you have 1 year to activate it by entering Australia. Once this happens, your 12 months begin to count down. You may leave and re-enter Australia as often as you wish during this time but remember - your 12 months visa validity continues to expire.

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Working Holiday Visa FAQs

How much does the visa cost?

Passport CountryService price
Ireland €365
UK & other £325

How long does it take to process?

The processing time is between 3 working days to 3 weeks after your documents are with the embassy
In some cases applications must be referred to the Australian Immigration Office for further processing, in which case the application may take up to 4 weeks to finalise. Terms and conditions apply.
View our FAQ's section for answers to all your questions.

What are the requirements for this visa?

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this Australian working holiday visa:

  • Age requirement - 18 to 30 years old (35 inclusive for Irish and Canadian passport holders);
  • Passport country - you must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries;
  • Passport validity - the expiry date of your passport must cover the duration of your stay in Australia;
  • Sufficient funds - you must provide a bank statement as a proof you have enough money to support yourself in Australia (AUD 5,000);
  • You must not have held an Australian working holiday visa before;
  • Dependent children - the 417 visa doesn't allow you to take dependent children with you;
  • Be of good health and character.

Talk to one of our visa specialists to check if you meet the eligibility criteria. Leave the stress to us - we will assess your personal situation and handle your application.

Which countries are eligible to participate?

Eligible Countries

Belgium Canada
Denmark
Estonia Finland France
Germany Hong Kong Italy
Japan Malta Norway
Republic of Cyprus Republic of Ireland Republic of Korea
Sweden Taiwan The Netherlands
United Kingdom
Passport holders from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay and the USA can apply for Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462.

Why apply with Visa First?

  • Lowest processing fees.
  • Apply by phone, or online - call us or apply directly on our website.
  • Australian bank account before you go.
  • Australian tax file number so you can begin work as soon as you land.
  • Airport pick up and accommodation.
  • Free internet access in our Sydney working holiday centre.
  • Access to our Migration consultants to help extend your stay in Australia.

How much is "sufficient funds" for Australia? 

When entering Australia you may be required to present a proof (bank statement) of sufficient funds to support your initial stay in Australia. AU$ 5,000 is considered a sufficient amount. A bank statement is not required when applying, but we strongly advise to have one upon arrival in Australia.

How to extend the visa? Can I do it without regional work?

If you complete 3 months of regional work and you can prove it, you will be eligible to apply for a 1-year extension. Farm/ construction work in regional Australia is required in order to extend your visa duration. Read more about the second year working holiday visa.
View our FAQ's section for answers to all your questions.

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