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Under the visa you are permitted to take up any kind of temporary or casual work. The main purpose of the visa is to holiday and travel in Australia so you are not permitted to work for longer than 6 months for any one employer.
So you want to travel to Australia and work for a year, what do you need to do? Read our check list to help you prepare for your ultimate adventure down under!
If you have made the exciting decision to travel and work in Oz for 12 months, you will need a working holiday visa – This VISA will enable you to work and live in Australia for up to 12 months.
It is possible to obtain a Second Working Holiday Visa if you complete 3 months harvest work.
You will need an Australian Tax File Number to work in Australia - Most employers will require you to provide them with this before you start work, so it is a good idea to get this sorted.
When working in Australia your wages will need to be paid into an Aussie bank account. This you can sort out when you arrive in Oz, you will need to take along your passport and some money to get started.
Decide which fantastic Aussie Gateway city you want to start your adventure in and get your flight booked. For flight prices visit this page.
You must buy travel insurance before you leave the country, fingers crossed you don’t need to use it. But it is good to be prepared just in case.
It’s a good idea to stay in touch when you are away – even if it’s just to make people jealous about all the awesome experiences that you are having! An Australian Sim is a good way to get excellent value on Local and International calls.
The Australian Working Holiday Visa (WHM Visa) allows young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to have an extended holiday supplemented by casual employment for up to 12 months in Australia.
Under the Working Holiday programme in Australia, the primary purpose of your visit must be holiday, but you are entitled to seek temporary employment in Oz to help fund your stay.
The Working Holiday Visa in Australia is for 12 months and during this time you can leave and re-enter the country as many times as you like. If you wish to stay longer than 12 months, USIT can help you apply for a Second Year Australian Working Holiday Visa.
* Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Payment of non-refundable deposit taken at time of booking. Offer only available in conjunction with flight to Australia and Work Australia package all booked with USIT. Not valid for sale fares. Offer also open to Australia holiday makers. For full offer terms and conditions contact USIT.