2.1 million young travellers visit Australia every year to study, work, volunteer our just to take in all the diversity and beauty the country has to offer. From breath-taking nature, pristine beaches, vibrant cities to one of the oldest continuous living indigenous cultures on the planet; Australia is undoubtedly one of the most desirable youth travel destinations in the world.
If you are looking to expand your outbound programme to Australia, then WYSE Exchange Australia is the ultimate platform for you to connect with some of Australia’s leading youth, student, adventure and backpacker operators all under one roof.
Australia’s Working Holiday Programme
The Australian Government’s Working Holiday Maker Programme, which includes the Working Holiday visa and the Work and Holiday visa, is a cultural exchange programme that enables young travellers to have an extended holiday and earn money through short-term employment.
The Working Holiday Maker programme has two types of visas: Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462) depending on the country of residence. See below for lists of countries eligible for each visa.
The Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462) is available to the following countries:
The Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) is available to the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Ireland
- Republic of Cyprus
- Republic of Korea
For detailed information on Australia Working Holiday Maker visa visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website.