Working Holiday Visa
An Australian working holiday visa provides people aged between 18 and 31 the opportunity to travel and work around Australia. Working Holidays in Australia are very popular. Here are a few tips on how to get a working holiday visa and getting a job while backpacking around and Fruit Picking in Australia.
Participating Countries in the Working Holiday Scheme
The original participating countries in this were Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It allows young people to experience living in a foreign country without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance. In Japan there is a Working Holiday Maker Alumni association. This Alumni gives seminars and orienteering to Japanese working holiday goers.
Australia now has let more countries join the working holiday visa program. A list of the eligible countries is listed below.
|THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISA IS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES.|
Other requirements are:
- Aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) – this means you can apply for a visa when you are 30 years of age.
- If you have any dependent children they will not be able to be to accompany you in Australia while you hold the visa.
- You must have sufficient funds (generally deemed to be at least- AU$5,000) to support your trip and purchase a return airfare.
Visit the Australian Immigration Website to read about more information that may be required from you.
Make sure that you have an up to date resume with you. Carry a disc with you, also send your resume to your own e-mail account. Most Backpackers have a job Board that is available to guests, which has the best places to look for jobs and general advice about working in Australia. There are also a number of local businesses, pubs, cafes and work sites that offer work to backpackers in most areas.