Work and Holiday visa –Questions and Answers (Part 2)

What is a Work and Holiday visa Australia?


A Work and Holiday visa is a visa that allows you to both visit Australia and work in Australia. The choice is yours: you can work as much as you like on this visa, OR you can choose to not work at all and just travel around doing tourist activities, OR you could do a combination of both working and holidaying as it suits you.

How long does the AUS Working and Holiday visa last for?

This visa, which is effectively a Work and Travel visa Australia, lasts for 1 year. However, you can be granted up to 3 Work and Holiday Australia visas. To obtain your 2nd and 3rd visa you meet the eligibility requirements. For more information contact us.

What countries are eligible to applyfor an Australian Work and Holiday visa?

If you hold one of the following passports you may be eligible (assuming that you meet the other eligibility criteria) to apply for a Work and Holiday visa Australia:

Argentina, Austria, Chile, P.R. China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Vietnam.

Can Citizens of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Middle East, or Africa apply for a Work and Holiday visa Australia?

No. Citizens of these countries and regions are currently NOT eligible to apply for a Work Travel visa Australia.

Besides country of citizenship – what are the main requirements to be eligible to apply for a Work and Holiday visa Australia?

There are also age, education and English language requirements. For more information contact us.

Is it easy to find work in Australia?

Getting a job in Australia can be easy, depending on the type of work you are looking for, where you are based in Australia, the time of year it is, and your understanding of English and Australian culture.

How long does a Work and Holiday visa take to process?

After your Work and Travel Australia visa has been prepared and submitted, the processing time can range from a few days up to 7 – 8 weeks. The time for your Australian Work and Holiday visa application to process varies according to administrative factors, and also if your lacking important supporting documentation, that may cause it to be delayed or even refused.

How much money do I need to show for my Work and Holiday Australia 2020 visa application?

You need to show that you have enough money to be able to support yourself while you are in Australia, and to leave Australia at the end of your time here.

The amount usually required is about $5,000AUD for your initial stay, plus the airfare to where you are going after leaving Australia.

Salaries and rates of pay in Australia, including the minimum wage, are higher than those in many other countries, which is a real positive to take advantage of with this visa.  

What doesthe Work and Holiday visa Australia Cost?

The Government Visa Application Charge for a Work and Holiday visa is $485AUD (as at February 2020). They may also be other associated fees like for example, for obtaining or translating documents, etc… Contact us for more details.

How Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can help: For more information about the Australian Work and Holiday visa 2020 you can contact us at Australian Visa Advice (AVA). We can both advise you and prepare your Work and Holiday visa Australia application. We have a 100% success rate, and many of our applications are granted in under the normal processing times. We have helped people from many countries obtain a Work and Holiday visa –so contact us today at

Written by Luke Gorham ©2020
Registered Migration Agent
Australian Visa Advice

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  1. Nwajei Cyril says:

    Hi, am Nwajei Cyril, am in interested in Australia work and holiday visa , am from Africa, a Nigerian to be pricisely, are my eligibility? If so , what are the requirement.

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