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Age Limit:

You must be aged 18 to 35 (inclusive) to apply for this visa

Visa Duration:

You must enter Australia within twelve months from the date your visa is granted. Your visa is then valid for up to twelve months from the date you enter Australia. You may be eligible to apply for a second and third working holiday visa if you meet certain conditions.


  • You can study up to four months
  • You can work for up to six months with each employer
  • You cannot be accompanied by a spouse or dependent children
  • You must meet certain character requirements and health criteria
  • You must have enough money to support yourself for the initial stage of your holiday (guide of 5,000 AUD)
  • You can leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid

Number of Visas Available:

There is no cap on the number of visas available

Application Fee:

510 AUD

Processing Time:

Processing times: Between one (25%-50% of applications) and 44 days (90% of applications)

How to Apply:

Create an ImmiAccount and apply online at

Further Information:

Migration Branch
Australian High Commission

Tel: 0044 20 7420 3690

Email enquiry form:


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Page last updated on 20 March, 2024

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