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Working Holiday Visa

Subclass 417

Are you on vacation in Australia and want to extend your stay but don’t have enough to support your extended stay? The working holiday visa subclass 417 allows young adults to extend their stay while they work to fund their holiday in Australia.

This visa is categorised into three types depending on the number of stay extensions you take:

Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

First Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets you have your first extended holiday and work in Australia to help fund your stay.

You may do short-term work in Australia and even study for up to four months. 

With this visa, you can travel to and out of Australia as many times as you want.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be 18 to 30 years of age. If you are a Canadian, French or Irish citizen, the age limit extends between 18 to 35 years old.
  • You must hold a passport from the following eligible countries:
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Republic of Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Republic of Korea
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • Taiwan, other than an official or diplomatic passport
    • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
  • You must not have previously entered Australia on a working holiday visa subclass 417, or a work and holiday visa subclass 462.
  • You must have enough money to support your stay in Australia, that is, about $5,000 for your initial stay plus the travel fare to where you will travel to after leaving Australia.
  • You must be outside Australia during application and until the decision of application is made.
  • You must not be accompanied by dependent children. 

If you wish to apply for a second working holiday visa, you can work for three months in any of the following industries to be eligible:

  • tourism and hospitality in northern, remote or very remote Australia 
  • plant and animal cultivation in regional Australia
  • fishing and pearling in regional Australia
  • tree farming and felling in regional Australia
  • mining in regional Australia
  • construction in regional Australia
  • bushfire recovery work in declared bushfire affected areas, after 31 July 2019
  • critical COVID-19 work in the healthcare and medical sectors anywhere in Australia, after 31 January 2020

With the first holiday working visa, you are permitted to stay in Australia for up to 12 months from the date of visa granted. You may apply for another visa to extend your stay. Connect with us to know more.

This visa will cost you $495. The visa processing time may take less than a day up to 17 months, depending on the information you share.

Second Working Holiday Visa

The second working holiday visa allows those who currently hold, or who have held a Working Holiday visa, to get a second working holiday in Australia for up to 12 months.

You may do short-term work in Australia and even study for up to four months. 

With this visa, you can travel to and out of Australia as many times as you want.

You may also work for six months specific to subclass 417 work to be eligible for the third working holiday visa.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be 18 to 30 years of age. If you are a Canadian, French or Irish citizen, the age limit extends between 18 to 35 years old.
  • To apply for the second working holiday visa, you must be a citizen and hold a valid passport from the eligible countries as listed above.
  • You must hold or previously have held one Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
  • If you are in Australia, you must hold a valid substantive visa or a substantive visa that expired less than 28 days ago
  • You must have entered Australia on the subclass 417 visa
  • You must have adhered to all the conditions on your first Working Holiday visa
  • You must have completed 3 months specific to subclass 417 work. Contact us to know more.
  • You must have enough money to support your stay in Australia, that is, about $5,000 for your initial stay plus the travel fare to where you will travel to after leaving Australia.
  • You must not be accompanied by dependent children. 

This visa costs $495 with additional charges for health checks, police certificates and biometrics. The visa processing time may take less than a day up to 17 months, depending on the information you share.

Third Working Holiday Visa

This visa lets you have a third working holiday in Australia for up to 12 months if you currently hold, or have held a second Working Holiday visa.

You are permitted to work for a short while in Australia to be able to manage your stay. You may also be allowed to study for up to four months. During your stay, you can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must have previously held two subclass 417 visas in Australia.
  • If you are currently in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or have a substantive visa that has expired less than 28 days ago.
  • You must hold a passport from an eligible country/jurisdiction (as listed above).
  • You must be 18 to 30 years old, except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens, for whom the age limit ranges between 18 to 35 years old.
  • You must have undertaken six months of specified subclass 417 work. 
  • You must not be accompanied by dependent children. 

This visa costs $495 with additional charges for health checks, police certificates and biometrics. The visa processing time may take less than a day up to 17 months, depending on the information you share.

If you wish to extend your stay in Australia and want to know which visa to apply for, contact us to assist you.