The Australia Working Holiday Visa, also known as the WHM Visa, gives young peoplebetween the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to enjoy working holidays (i.e. an extended stay supplemented by working in Australia) for up to 24 months
To be eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Visa, the application must be made overseas and the applicant must:
Be aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) of age and unaccompanied by dependent children;
Be an eligible passport holder (see below) with at least 6 months until renewal on their passport;
Be able to show sufficient funds for a return or onward fare and an adequate amount of funds for the first part of their stay; and
Be of good character and meet the health criteria.
Working Holiday Visa Duration
The visa allows you to make your initial entry into Australia no later than 12 months from the date that the visa was granted. The visa permits you to stay in Australia 12 months from the date that you first enter Australia. You may leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish during your 12 month stay. However, if you depart Australia during your 12 month stay you are not able to recover the period of time you have spent outside Australia.
Australian Working Holiday Maker Visa holders are now able to apply for a second Australian Working Holiday Maker Visa. Applicants will only be eligible if they have worked as aspecified worker in a designated area of Australia for 3 months.
Australian Working Holiday visa holders are permitted to do any kind of work of a temporary or casual nature. The main purpose of the visa is holiday and travel, so work for longer than 6 monthswith any one employer is not allowed.