From Barcelona to Bondi – Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462: Spain added

Australia and Spain have signed an agreement which allows for work and holiday arrangements between the two countries.

This will give young people unique opportunities to experience each other’s vibrant culture.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison has said that this agreement will facilitate a cultural exchange between the two countries, in the terms of the once-in-a-lifetime experience for the individuals involved, and also in terms of the insights they will bring back to their home countries.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash has stated that this agreement will enable up to 500 young adults (aged 18- 30 years) from Spain and Australia to enjoy holidaying in each other’s country, during which they may engage in short-term work and study.

The work and holiday visa differs from a working holiday visa as it requires applicants to have the support of their government, hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications, and to speak functional English.

During the coming months both Australia and Spain will work close together to implement the necessary legal and administrative processes in order to bring this into effect.

The commencement date is yet to be announced.

Alliance International Migration Services (AIMS) is available to assist applicants under this type of visa. Please contact us today for a no-obligation chat on +61 3 9078 6819 or Alternatively, visit for more information, including details of our temporary visa credentials, fixed price offering and free online assessment option.