24/11/16 - Second Work and Holiday Visa For Backpackers

In line with the Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, as of 19 November 2016 subclass 462 Work and Holiday Visa holders will be eligible to apply for a second Work and Holiday Visa. This applies to those that have worked for three months in the tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries in Northern Australia.

The subclass 462 Work and Holiday visa is for young travelers aged 18 to 30 from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uruguay

Please be aware that the subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa is different from the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa. With the changes introduced the subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa will be on par with the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa which allows for visa holders to apply for a second visa to extend their stay in Australia.

If you believe you are eligible or would like further information, contact our office today.