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Australia Work & Holiday Visa

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Australia Work Holiday Visa is a temporary visa that allows young Irish passport holders between 18 and 35 years of age to live, work and travel in Australia for up to 3 years. This unique and once in lifetime opportunities to experience life downunder is not to be missed.


Also known as the 'Backpacker Visa ' the Australia Work Holiday visa permits travellers to work while holidaying in Australia and earn good money. Backpackers and other visitors on a budget have a fantastic opportunity to discover Australia as they fund their own trip. For students on a gap year or if you need a well earned career break then this is the best Australia visa to consider.

The WHV is a multiple-entry visa, meaning you may leave and re-enter Australia multiple times within the 12-month validity period.


Are You Eligible For An Australia Work Holiday Visa?

You may apply for the Australian 417 visa if you meet some basic requirements:

  • Valid Irish passport holder

  • Your age is within the set limits (18-35yo)

  • Adequate funds to support your stay (approx €3500)

  • Meet certain health & character requirements

  • Be outside Australia when you apply for the first visa

  • Pay Government application charges: AUD$510.00


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Australia Work Holiday Visa - Eligible Passport Country

If you hold a passport from one of these countries you may be eligible to make an application for the subclass 417 Working Holiday Visa:


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The work & holiday visa (when approved) will be valid for 12 months. If you wish to extend your stay ensure that you undertake 3 months of specified work, you must do this before you apply for the second WHV visa. Work may include, fruit picking, farming, mining, and some types of construction work. Plan to complete the initial 3 months work soon after you land in Australia, get this out of the way in case there are issues later on.


Work Holiday Visa Eligibility

Australia work and holiday visa applicants must meet the character and health requirements established by the Australian government. If you have difficulties in this area please let us know.

Be mindful, tavellers who have been refused a visa in the past or have debts with the Australian government may have dificulty getting this visa. There is workaround In most cases if otherwise you feel you can't get the visa. Don't lose heart we can advise further.




OZ Visa | Australia Visa Specialist

For a professional and stress free application contact Oz Visa now. Our registered consultant (Michael Dooley) is licensed in Australia to provide up to date immigration advice. With offies in Dublin and Sydney we are well placed to assist you no matter how complex your case may seem.

Work & Holiday Visa Application - 3 Easy Steps

For your convenience go to our online page to commence your visa application In 3 easy steps. S sit back and let us do the hard slog. We look after everything including the legal stuff, its our job!


2023 Price Increase

From 01 July 2023 The Australian Government have announced a price increase for the Work Holiday Visa. This increase applies to 1st, 2nd or 3rd visa application.

Increase effective from 01/07/2023: AUD$640.00

We are current accepting visa applications, contact us NOW!



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  • Visa Hotline: (01) 621 5669

  • Apply Online HERE


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