Get your Australia Working Holiday Visa.
An Australia Working Holiday Visa will allow you to experience real Aussie culture, earn money and travel for longer. This page will give you the information you need to make your Australian travel dreams a reality.
Working in Australia is a great way to experience the culture, gain valuable work experience and best of all, EARN MONEY FOR YOUR AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL ADVENTURE!
If you are between 18 and 30 years of age, then the Australian Government wants you! There is a great need for seasonal and other workers in Australia, and the government have made it easy and accessible.
If you are planning to work as part of your travelling Australia, there are two main Australia Working Visa options.
- Australia Working Holiday Visa.
- Australia Work and Holiday Visa.
Australia Tourist Visa / Australia Travel Visa
Both of these options offer similar rights and obligations. The main difference between the two visas is that each one is applicable to residents of certain countries. In essence, if you are granted an Australia Working Holiday Visa, you can:
- enter Australia within 12 months of grant
- stay up to 12 months
- leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid
- work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
- study for up to four months.
If you hold a second Working Holiday visa, you may return to work for a further six months for an employer with whom you worked on your first Working Holiday Visa.
So it sounds great, and it is GREAT, but how do you make it a reality?
You can apply for an Australia Working Holiday Visa or an Australia Work and Holiday Visa yourself via the online services of the Department of Immigration. Unlike the Australia Tourist Visa, this is not that simple to do yourself. Anyone who is familiar with Travel-Australia-Online.com will know that we are big fans of doing things ourselves to save money which allows us to travel longer.
But when it comes to setting yourself up to work and travel in Australia (or any country for that matter), we think it is best that you engage the services of a reputable specialist company.
are a very well known and popular firm for organising everything you need to work in Australia. Their business is built around making what is a complicated and frustrating process as hassle free as possible. Because they are doing this sort of thing all the time, for up to 30,000 people each year around the world, they know the ins and outs of the Visa industry and government red tape.
You do pay for their experience and for the time that they will save you, but a
Visa First Kickstart Arrival Pack
basically takes out all the hassles for you and provides the following essentials:
- Australia Working Holiday Visa or
- Australia Work and Holiday Visa
- Arranging Employment
- An Australian Bank Account (for any wages to be paid into)
- A Tax File Number, essential so you pay 29% tax, not 50%
- A permanent address in Australia
- Free internet
And one of the best things they provide, is a pick up service from Sydney Airport that drops you at your hostel in Sydney for two nights, breakfast and a free drinks night where you can meet other international visitors and "network".
If you apply for an Australia Visa and you are knocked back, you fee is generally non-refundable. With Visa First, if you are not successful, you pay no fee as per the "no visa no fee" guarantee they offer.
It is worth stating that the many firms operating in the Visa industry are very shonky and are worth staying away from. Make sure that whoever you go with that you understand what you are getting and what you are paying for. I like the peace of mind that comes with going with a large, long standing company such as
and that is why we have provided helpful links to their services.
Once your Australian Bank Account is set up, we recommend if you need to transfer larger sums of money to Australian dollars that you do it yourself as you will easily source better and more transparent exchange rates.
So what are you waiting for? Click onto
and get the hard and frustrating part of your Australian Travel Adventure underway.
also provide your visa requirement for:
- New Zealand Working Holiday Visa
- USA Green Card
- Vietnamese Tourist Visa
- Chinese Business Visa
- Indian Business Visa
- Indian Tourist Visa
- Mongolian Tourist Visa
- Nepalese Tourist Visa
- Russian Tourist Visa
One final thing. If travelling in Australia, you are taking a huge financial and health risk
if you do not take out travel insurance. It is a major dud to have to pay for this, but the risk of not having it is simply too great in our opinion. If you are not an Australian citizen, you will not be covered under Medicare, and will need travel insurance if you are to be covered for medical treatment in Australia.
For Travel Insurance Australia
Australia Tourist Visa / Australia Travel Visa
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