VISA Information

The best place to go for information on obtaining a work Visa is the Australian Consulate in your home country. One of the most common ways of entering Australia is on a Working Holiday Visa. To be eligible for this, you need to be under 30.  Australia currently has reciprocal working holiday arrangements with the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malta, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Hong Kong – Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Cyprus, Italy and France. The Working Holiday visa cannot be granted in Australia. All visa applications must be made overseas.

Passport holders of ten foreign countries (the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy and France) are able to apply for a Working Holiday visa in any country (except Australia).  Applicants who hold a valid passport from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malta, Germany, or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Cyprus, must apply in the foreign country which issues the passport.

There are several other ways of obtaining a Visa to work in Australia: take a look at www.immi.gov.au, which is a useful first step.