The Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462) is a temporary visa for young people from eligible countries who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. From the beginning of this year, a number of new Work and Holiday visa arrangements have been made in relation to Israel, Hungary, Slovak Republic & Slovenia –
The new Work and Holiday arrangement commenced with Israel on 1 June 2016. The arrangement allows up to 500 young Australians and Israelis per year to have an extended holiday of up to 12 months in each other’s countries, during which they might undertake short-term work and study.
In February 2016, Australia and Hungary established a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between the two countries. This will allow up to 200 young adults from Hungary and up to 200 young adults from Australia to enjoy a holiday in each other’s country, during which they can undertake short-term work and study.
Once Australia and Hungary have mutually agreed on a start date for the arrangement, applications will be able to be lodged.
Slovak Republic and Slovenia
New Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangements between Australia and the Slovak Republic and Australia and Slovenia commenced on 1 January 2016. These arrangements allow up to 200 young adults 18 to 30 years old from the Slovak Republic and up to 200 young adults 18 to 30 years old from Slovenia each year to enjoy an extended holiday of up to 12 months in Australia, during which time they can undertake short term work and study
The Work and Holiday visa requires applicants to have the support of their government, hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications and speak functional English.
Current eligible countries – Subclass 462
Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China People’s Republic of, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay.