Working Holiday Subclass 417 Visa

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

Working Holiday Subclass 417 Visa

First Working Holiday (Class TZ) Subclass 417 Visa

Do short-term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday, study for up to 4 months, travel to and from Australia as many times as you want and do 3 months of specified work to become eligible for a second Working Holiday visa.

Second Working Holiday Subclass 417 Visa

You must have completed 3 months of 'specified' subclass 417 work

Third Working Holiday Subclass 417 Visa

You must have completed 6 months of 'specified' subclass 417 work.

Visa Holders Work Rights in Australia

The visa holders have full work rights in Australia.

Including Family Members in 417 Visa Australia

If you have spouse/partner and kids, they can not be included in your application.

Visa Application Fees for 417

The visa application charge for this visa application is A$495.

Estimated Processing Time

First Working Holiday: 75% of applications in 4 Months, 90% of applications in 6 Months; Second Working Holiday: 75% of applications in 4 Months, 90% of applications in 6 Months

Working Holiday Visa Australia Eligibility

Your Age

This visa lets people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - and Canadian, French and Irish citizens 18 to 35 years old (inclusive) - have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

Hold a Passport From an Eligible Country or Jurisdiction

You must be a citizen of and hold a valid passport from one of these countries/jurisdictions: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport), The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Previous Visas

You must not have previously entered Australia on a: Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) or Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462).

Have Enough Money

You must have enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia, and to leave Australia at the end of your stay. This is usually about AUD5,000 for your initial stay, plus the fare to where you are going after leaving Australia.

Not Have Had a Visa Cancelled or a Previous Visa Application Refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Other Requirements

You must meet Australia's health, character, Australian values requirement and owe no debt to Australian Government.

Working Holiday Visa Specified Work

417 Specified Work

To be eligible to apply, you must be the biological, legal (including adoptive) parent, step-parent or parent in-law of the Parent Sponsor and be at least 18 years of age. There is no balance of family test or Assurance of Support requirements for this visa.

Approved Industries And Areas For Specified Work

The following industries and areas are approved for specified work:

1. Tourism and hospitality in northern, remote or very remote Australia only
2. Plant and animal cultivation in regional Australia
3. Fishing and pearling in regional Australia
4. Tree farming and felling in regional Australia
5. Mining in regional Australia
6. Construction in regional Australia
7. Bushfire recovery work in declared bushfire affected areas only, after 31 July 2019
8. Critical COVID-19 work in the healthcare and medical sectors anywhere in Australia, after 31 January 2020

Specified work is any type of work which must be the primary role, function or activity performed during your employment. Supporting work, such as book-keeping, in any industry described in the list above, does not meet the definition of specified work.

To be eligible for a second WHM visa, you must have carried out at least 3 months of specified work. '3 months' is taken to mean a period equivalent to the 3 shortest 'calendar' months of the year, that is, a minimum period of 88 calendar days, including weekends or equivalent rest days during your period of employment.

To be eligible for a third WHM visa, you must have carried out at least 6 months of specified work on or after 1 July 2019.  '6 months' is taken to mean a period equivalent to the 6 shortest 'calendar' months of the year, that is, a minimum period of 179 calendar days, including weekends or equivalent rest days during your period of employment.

Working Holiday Subclass 417 Document Checklist

For Primary Applicant

1. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
2. If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
3. Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
4. Passport size photographs.
5. Provide evidence you have enough money for your stay in Australia. This is usually AUD5,000. You must also show us you have enough money to buy a ticket to leave Australia at the end of your stay, or that you already have the ticket. If you don’t attach evidence to your application, processing may be delayed.