The Working Holiday Visa (WHV) is the preferred visa for those under 30 who want to go to Australia. To the delight of the French, Canadians, and Irish, this age limit has been pushed back to 35 years since July 1, 2019.
This WHV visa allows you to experience a one-year adventure in Australia (renewable under certain conditions), to work there without an hour limit, and even to study there for a maximum of 16 weeks. On the other hand, you will not be able to work for more than 6 months for the same employer, and you will have to pay taxes at the end of the fiscal year.
This visa used to be very easy to obtain. Now it is a little less the case. The Australian government has recently requested two new documents:
– A copy of your passport
– Proof of funds of at least AUD 5,000 to be able to support yourself. The document must be translated into English.
– A return plane ticket or proof of additional funds (no sum has been communicated) to be able to buy you a return plane ticket
The visa costs AUD 485.
You can apply for WHV until the last day of your 30s (or 35 for the French, Canadians and Irish).
If you are between 18 and 35 years old, want an exceptional experience, travel and work in Australia, as well as improve your English, this visa is for you.