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Second Work and Holiday Visas for Backpackers
November 30, 2016

The Government has made changes to Work and Holiday visas.

If you’re a Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) visa holder, you now have the opportunity to get a second 12-month visa. This applies if you work for three months in the tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries in northern Australia while on your first visa.

This new opportunity encourages Work and Holiday visa holders to spend time living and working in Australia’s north. The change will only apply to specified work undertaken from 19 November 2016 in northern Australia, which broadly includes all of the Northern Territory and those parts of Western Australia and Queensland above the Tropic of Capricorn.

All specified work has to be paid work in accordance with Australia’s workplace laws. If you’re considering applying, you’ll need to provide evidence of this payment.

There are 16 countries that have active Work and Holiday visa arrangements with Australia, including the United States, Chile, Indonesia and China. The Work and Holiday visa programme continues to grow, and the Government continues to negotiate additional Work and Holiday visa arrangements with new partner countries.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. AIMS consists of a team of professional migration agents and solicitors who provide excellent assistance to people who intend to migrate to Australia or Australian residents or citizens who wish to bring their family. Whether you are seeking to study or work or establish a business in Australia, we can advise you on your visa options and assist you in securing the right visa. For more information or to set up a consultation with one of our agents, just give AIMS a call on 03-9078 6819 or email us at support@thinkvisa.com.au.

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