Working Holiday Visa Australia 2020 – Questions and Answers (Part 2)

TO RECAP:What is a Working Holiday visa Australia?

As the name suggests, an Australian Working Holiday visa is a visa that allows you to go to Australia to both work and also holiday and do tourist activities. You can work as much as you like on this visa but you can usually only work for 1 employer for a maximum of 6 months. The visa is valid for 1 year but you can apply for a 2nd and even a 3rd visa to potentially extend you stay to 3 years. 

TO RECAP: What countries can get a Working Holiday visa for Australia?

Citizens/passport holders of the following countries can apply for an Australian Working Holiday visa 2020: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR) (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport), and the United Kingdom.

TO RECAP: Is there an age limit for the Working Holiday visa?

Yes, at the time when you apply for the Working Holiday Visa Australia you must be between 18 and 30. You can get a Working Holiday visa over 30 if you are from Canada, France or Ireland – citizens from these countries can apply up to the age of 35. Also, if you are the 30 when you apply but turn 31 before a decision is made, you can still be granted the visa. The same applies to citizens of Canada, the Republic of Ireland or France, who can be 35 but turn 36 before a decision is made.

How much money do you need to show for a Working Holiday visa?

The amount that you usually need to show is about $5,000 AUD 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 many other countries, which is a real positive to take advantage of with this visa.  

Does Australian Immigration check bank accounts?

The short answer is yes. Australian Immigration (DOHA) will usually request to see your bank statements and sometime your income tax return certificate as well.

Can I extend my Working Holiday visa in Australia?

Yes. Anyone on their first Working Holiday visa can apply for a second Working Holiday visa if they have completed 3 months of specified work within the period of their visa validity. Specified work is work that is undertaken in a specific field or industry AND in a designated regional area of Australia. 

Recent changes to the working holiday visa program mean that anyone in their second year of a Working Holiday Visa can apply for an extra 12 month extension if they complete an extra six months of specified work in regional areas of Australia.

What are some examples of ‘specified’ work?

Approved industries for specified work include:

  1. plant and animal cultivation
  2. fishing and pearling
  3. tree farming and felling
  4. mining
  5. construction

Examples of eligible specified work:

  1. picking fruits on an orchard
  2. feeding and herding cattle on a farm
  3. horse breeding and stud farming
  4. landscaping the grounds of a construction/house site
  5. painting the interior/exterior of new buildings
  6. conservation and environmental reforestation work
  7. zoo work involving plant or animal cultivation
  8. erecting fences on a construction site
  9. scaffolding

‘Regional areas’ include:

  1. All of Tasmania
  2. All of South Australia
  3. All of the Northern Territory
  4. Certain areas of NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia

How Australian Visa Advice (AVA) can help:

For more information about the Australian Working Holiday visa 2020 you can contact us at Australian Visa Advice (AVA):

We can advise you about the visa and prepare your Working Holiday visa 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 Working Holiday visa AU –so contact us today!

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

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How much is a work holiday visa for Australia?

The current Government Visa Application Fee for a Working Holiday visa is $485 AUD (at January 2020). They may also be other associated fees like for example, for obtaining or translating documents, etc…

Can you get a 2nd and 3rd working holiday visa for Australia?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements for the 2nd Working Holiday visa and the 3rd Holiday visa you can be granted these, and therefor extend your stay in Australia to 2 or 3 years. For more information about these visas contact us.

What documents do I need to enter Australia?

The travel documents required for all passengers are a valid passport or other acceptable travel document, a valid Visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas), a completed and signed Incoming Passenger card, including health and character declaration and anything else relevant to your visa.


  1. Niamat says:

    Niamat shah I belong forme Pakistan kpk swat i have befor work soudi I have no work.

  2. sania says:

    hello for holiday working visa is not for pakistan ???

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