The Australian Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) is a temporary visa that allows young people from eligible countries to travel and work in Australia for up to 12 months. The visa is designed to promote cultural exchange and provide young people with the opportunity to experience life and work in Australia.
To be eligible for the Working Holiday Visa, applicants must be between 18 and 30 years old, hold a valid passport from an eligible country, and not be accompanied by dependent children. There are also specific requirements for each eligible country, such as proof of sufficient funds and English language proficiency. The application process typically involves an online application, payment of the visa fee, and submission of required documents.
Validity and Financial Requirements
The Working Holiday Visa is valid for up to 12 months from the date of entry into Australia. During this time, visa holders are permitted to work for any one employer for up to 6 months, and study for up to 4 months. The visa also allows for multiple entries and exits from Australia during the validity period. Visa holders are required to have sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay in Australia, which may include evidence of access to at least AUD $5,000.
Working Holiday Visa holders are expected to comply with all Australian laws, including employment laws and health and safety regulations. They are also required to maintain appropriate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia. Additionally, visa holders must not undertake any activities that are considered harmful to the Australian community or its environment, and must not engage in any criminal activity. Finally, visa holders are required to leave Australia at the end of their visa validity period, unless they have applied for and been granted a subsequent visa.