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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 01 878 3329 (local phone based on your current location) or request a callback.

Visa First will arrange your working holiday visa for Australia in as little as 48 hours. 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 CountryExpress Service*Regular Service**
Canada CA $495 CA $485
Ireland €365 €360
New Zealand NZ $595 NZ $575
UK & other £325 £320

How long does it take to process?

*Express service is 48h after receiving all required information and documents.
**Regular service is 2 weeks.
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;
  • 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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Kayleigh Cox

This just made my day! My week! MY YEAR! Thank You so much for getting back to me. You have all been great and appreciate all the hard work you have done to help me get this Visa. Thank You again

Brian Spady

Hi Karen! I just wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you so much for all of the help that you and the Visa First team has provided to me over the past few weeks. Also, I literally JUST received my U.K. Youth Mobility Scheme Visa about 30 seconds ago, so I wanted to share the good news with you!

Fiona

Hi Liz, Hope you are feeling better, thanks for your e-mail it was a great surprize I was delighted to hear that I have been granted my visa and that I can stay in Oz with my boyfriend Dwayne. We are going into our summer at the moment and the weather is great, I hear ye have a lot of flooding at home peoples houses destroyed and others living in fear of flooding. I hope you do not live near any of the flooding.

Robert Evans

Stan there is nothing more I can say except you my friend are a legend! You've saved me from having to go back home and I really appreciate everything you've done. If you have somewhere I can leave feed back or someone I can send a letter too so they can hear my appraisal send me some details and ill forward it right away. I've received the email with tfn once again thank you for your help!

Richard Partington

Hi Daisy, Likewise! Yeah I received my Visa back a few weeks ago at the end of March so it went through a lot quicker than what I thought which was really good! Thanks for all your assistance and help Daisy, really appreciate it! Best Wishes, Richard Partington

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Good Afternoon, I have just come of the phone with your operator Alan in Kilkenny. It is the first time ever I have come off the phone with a call centre Stress free. If all of your staff are a polite and helpful as this gent, you have in my opinion an excellent workforce. I as of yet do not know if your company can be of assistance, but if you can I will without hesitation be on the phone. I would like to commend you on a customer centre based in Ireland, and the excellent quality of service offered.

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