The Australian Working Holiday Maker Visa (subclass 417) provides a young person with a 12 months stay in Australia and enables them to have incidental employment to supplement their stay.
To apply for the Australian Working Holiday Visa you must be over 18 and not turned 31 years of age at the time of application, have no dependant children and have one of the following passports of the countries participating in the Australian working holiday program:
*Due to the high volume of Australian working holiday visas, processing is currently taking longer than 48 hours.
An Australian working holiday maker visa costs £110, payable to Visas Australia Ltd. This includes your Australian Visa and Australian government fee. Additionally, you can now get the cost of your working holiday visa back when you purchase Coverwork Ltd’s Young Traveller 12month insurance policy for only £269!
You must have access to sufficient funds to support yourself for the initial stage of your holiday. Generally, AUD$5,000 (aprox £2000) may be regarded as sufficient, but the amount may vary depending on your length of stay and the extent of your travel. You should also have a return/onward ticket or the funds for a fare to depart Australia at the time of entry.
You may be asked to provide evidence of this. Evidence may include a certified copy of a bank statement and an air ticket out of Australia. You do not need to have your funds in Australian bank at the time of arrival.
This visa is usually issued within 48 hours of processing. Your visa may be delayed if you have any health/character requirements. These include nurses, teachers, service personal and travellers who have spent longer than 3 months in a country considered to be of a high risk of disease.
Applications can also take longer at peak times of the year.
Yes, you will be required to undergo a chest x-ray, medical and HIV/Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing.
These tests can only be completed by approved panel doctors. The required forms and list of Panel Doctors will be sent to you once you have applied for your visa and can not be done prior.
These tests are at an additional cost to you and will take a number of weeks to be processed. Please ensure you take this into consideration whilst planning your trip.
A chest x-ray will be required if:
1) You have spent more than 3 consecutive months in the last five years or you are a resident in a Country or Countries considered to be of a very high health risk of tuberculosis.
2) You are likely to enter an Australian hospital or health care or you are likely to be engaged in an Australian child care centre as either on employee or trainee.
Chest x-rays can take a umber of weeks to be processed, please allow sufficient time for this when planning your trip.
UK citizens can benefit from a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Medicare. This allows UK citizens only access to limited, subsidised health services for immediately necessary treatment while visiting Australia. Immediately necessary treatment means any ill-health or injury which occurs while you are in Australia and requires treatment before you return home. Irish travellers can not benefit from medicare.
It is for this reason that we strongly recommend that you take out specific travel insurance prior to your departure to not only cover any unexpected medical costs but to also ensure that you do not incurred any other unnecessary costs as a result of travelling.
We have been working closely with Coverworks Ltd for a number of years to provide the young traveller with a bespoke travel insurance with one of the highest levels of cover of its type. not only that if you opt to apply for your insurance at the same time as your working holiday visa Coverworks will pay for your visa.
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