Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. No matter you are looking for a temporary escape from your hassle life to backpacking, camping or country living experience or just want to work and visit the country, Australia would not disappoint you. Australia is filled with incredible natural beauty from outback, rainforests and beaches to iconic places likes Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and cultural buildings.
If you want to visit Australia, you need a visa to enter the country.
If your purpose is a short stay to visit the country such as holidays, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends, to be a business visitor or for other short-term non-work things like medical treatment or medical consultations. You should apply for a visitor visa.
Subclass 600 – Visitor visa
This visa lets you visit Australia to visit or for business visitor purposes for up to three, six or 12 months. You can extend the stay over 12 months if you have exceptional reason.
– You should apply for this visa if you come to Australia for the intention
* as a visitor
* for business visitor activities
* to visit family
* on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China visit
Other visitor visa subclasses include ETA, eVisitor and Medical Treatment visa.
The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between arrangement countries by allowing young people to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment.
The applicant must be at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age who do not have a dependent child with them at any time during the stay in Australia.
Working Holiday visa allows you to:
-stay in Australia for up to 12 months
-work in Australia, generally for up to six months with each employer (Exceptions applied*)
-study for up to four months
-leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.
*“Exception” you can work up to 12 months for the same employer, if you work as
– Au Pairs or
– In aged or disability care, fishing, forestry, agricultural, construction, mining, tourism or hospitality industries in Northern Australia and includes those areas of Western Australia and Queensland above the Tropic of Capricorn.
There are two types of Working Holiday visa subclass:
Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
For people hold a passport of Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Hungary, People’s Republic of Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay and Vietnam.
– With Functional English;
– Meet Education Requirement;
– Letter of support from applicant’s home government (Exception to USA, Israel or the People’s Republic of China,) and Malaysian citizen must provide Malaysian Good Conduct Certificate;
– Currently initiate allowing application for up to the maximum two times of the visa.
Subclass 417- Working Holiday visa
For people from Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom.
– Can apply up to the maximum two time of this visa.
The applicants are qualified to apply for the second working holiday visa (only for those who have completed three months [88 days] of specified work*) can be made in or outside Australia. If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the visa is granted. If you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted.
*“Specified works” basically means the below works carried out in regional areas in Australia.
*plant and animal cultivation:
-(a) the harvesting and/or packing of fruit and vegetable crops;
-(b) pruning or trimming vines and trees;
-(c) general maintenance crop work;
-(d) cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts;
-(e) immediate processing of plant products;
-(f) maintaining animals for the purposes of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase;
-(g) immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning;
-(h) manufacturing dairy produce from raw material
*fishing and pearling:
-(a) conducting operations relating directly to taking or catching fish and other aquatic species;
-(b) conducting operations relating directly to taking or culturing pearls or pearl shell.
*tree farming and felling:
-(a) planting or tending trees in a plantation or forest that are intended to be felled;
-(b) felling trees in a plantation or forest;
-(c) transporting trees or parts of trees that were felled in a plantation or forest to the place where they are first to be
milled or processed, or any other place from which they are to be transported to the place where they are to be
milled or processed.
-(a) coal mining;
-(b) oil and gas extraction;
-(c) metal ore mining;
-(d) construction material mining;
-(e) other non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying;
-(g) mining support services &
-(a) residential building construction;
-(b) non-residential building construction;
-(c) heavy and civil engineering construction;
-(d) land development and site preparation services;
-(e) building structure services;
-(f) building installation services;
-(g) building completion services;
-(h) other construction services.
Pathways for staying in Australia after Working Holiday Visa
After you work in Australia by working holiday visa, you have gained the Australian working experience. It provides you advantage for applying further work, employer sponsored or skilled migration visa for staying in Australia in future. Please contact us for a consultation about your options for staying in Australia.