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Australian Working Holiday visa

Explore, live and work in Australia for a year

If you’re from one of the participating countries, the Australian Working Holiday visa allows you to come to Australia to live and work for 12 months.

You must be aged between 18 and 31 and can’t work for longer than six months for any one employer. The visa can be extended for a further 12 months should the applicant specified work in a regional area of Australia for three months.


How to qualify

You can apply for this visa if you:

  • Are aged between 18 and 31
  • Don’t have a dependent accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia
  • Have a passport from an eligible country
  • Have saved AU $5,000 to support yourself during your stay
  • Have not previously entered Australia on a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (Subclass 462)

The Australian Working Holiday visa is only available to applicants who satisfy the criteria above, and are from the following countries:

If you have a partner, they cannot be included on the visa application. They will have to meet the same criteria in order to be granted this visa.

Do you think you meet the criteria for a Working Holiday visa? Complete our visa assessment to see if you could be spending a year in Australia.


Australian visa assessment

Answer a few questions and we'll let you know if you're eligible to live and work in Australia. It takes less than five minutes and it's free of charge or obligation.

News for all our 1st Contact clients

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International.

For the last year we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. In 2021, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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