Working Holidays Outside of Australia for Australians

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Working holidays outside of Australia for Australians

There is cultural exchange program supported by The Working Holiday Maker. Through this program locals of neighbouring countries from ages 18-30 years are given an opportunity to live and spend some months in Australia. Australian locals are given a similar opportunity as they can go and spend some time in the neighbouring countries. Temporary work and/or study is permitted under the exchange.

These arrangements have been made with several different regions and countries. The exchange program is for both people of other countries and Australian to ensure that Australians are given the same opportunity as others. It is possible that these various are called differently in other countries.

The other component of the program is the Work and Holiday. This program lets people work and be on holiday at the same time. However, its criteria is more difficult to meet relatively.

Negotiations are underway along with several different countries by the Australian Government. The additional info on these arrangements are kept concealed till they are finalised. This info will be disclosed online.

What do arrangements allow you to do?

Typically, every country lets you:

  • Live in the country for a year.
  • work temporarily to pay for your travelling expenses
  • study or get training for a few months.

The Foreign Countries

For every country it is not necessary that the visa and criteria are the same. To gain a more detailed insight, you shall connect with the foreign country’s high commission or embassy.

Following are the regions and countries which are a part of Australia’s Working Holiday Maker arrangements as partners.

CountryContact information
Belgium

Embassy:

Embassy of Belgium in Canberra

United Kingdom

High Commission:

British High Commission Canberra

Taiwan

Economic and Cultural Office:

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia

Sweden

Embassy:

Embassy of Sweden, Canberra

Norway

Embassy:

Norway – the official site in Australia

Netherlands

Embassy:

Netherlands Missions Australia

Malta

High Commission:

The Malta High Commission in Australia

Korea, Republic of

Embassy:

Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Commonwealth of Australia

Japan

Embassy:

Embassy of Japan in Australia

Italy

Embassy:

Embassy of Italy in Canberra

Ireland, Republic of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

Hong Kong, Special
Administrative Region
of the People’s Republic of China

Embassy:

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia

Germany

Embassy:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Canberra

France

Embassy:

Embassy of France in Canberra

Finland

Embassy:

Embassy of Finland, Canberra

Estonia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Denmark

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Denmark in Oceania

Cyprus, Republic of

High Commission:

High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Canberra

Canada

High Commission:

High Commission for Canada in Australia

 

Countries with reciprocal Work and Holiday visa arrangements

CountryContact information
Argentina

Embassy:

Embassy of Argentina in Australia

Bangladesh

High Commission:

Bangladesh High Commission Canberra

Chile

Embassy:

Embassy of Chile in Australia

Indonesia, Republic of

Embassy:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Poland

Embassy:

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra

Portugal

Embassy:

Embassy of Portugal in Canberra

Slovak Republic

Embassy:

Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canberra

Slovenia

Embassy:

Embassy of the Slovenia Republic in Canberra

Spain

Embassy:

Embassy of Spain in Canberra

Malaysia

High Commission:

High Commission of Malaysia Canberra, Australia

Thailand

Consulate:

Royal Thai Consulate – General Sydney

Turkey

Embassy:

Turkish Embassy – Canberra, Australia

United States of America

Embassy:

Embassy of the United States – Canberra, Australia

Uruguay

Consulates:

Consulates of Uruguay in Australia

 

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Working Holidays, and Work and Holidays necessitates:

  • Possession of Australian passport
  • Fulfilment of the requirements related to character and health
  • Age between 17-31 years
  • No dependants
  • Possession of return ticket, or enough money for onward or return tickets
  • Ample money for the initial holiday

Requirement for Work and Holidays in USA

A sponsoring company registers a person who intends to go to America with the Work and Holiday visa. You should fulfil any one of the requirements mentioned below:

  • You should join school for post-secondary education
  • You should join school for post-secondary education and have postponed study
  • You should be a one-year-old graduate of post-secondary education.

Requirement for Work and Holiday in the rest of the potential partner countries

There some other requirement that you need to fulfil if you wish to go and reside in Bangladesh, Argentina, Chile, Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland, Slovak Republic, Portugal Uruguay, Spain, Slovenia, Thailand, Uruguay and Turkey with the Work and Holiday visa.

The application must be approved by the Australian Government with a letter.

Post-secondary education

The functional Spanish language if the country you’re going to is Spain

Only basic Spanish required for countries like Chile, Uruguay or Argentina.

Only basic Portuguese is required if you are going to Portugal

Only basic Bahasa language is required if the country you are going to is Indonesia

A certificate showing you are medically healthy and a police check are required if the country you are going to is Malaysia.