Australia Work and Holiday Visa

Young and tertiary educated people from certain countries aged 18 to 30 to visit Australia for up to 12 months for a working holiday.
Work and holiday visa holders are able to live and work in Australia for up to 12 months, however they cannot work for more than six (6) months with each employer.

Basic requirements - organisation
Passport holders from Chile, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America only are eligible and must also meet the following requirements:

  • be aged 18 to 30 years (and have not turned 31) at the time of application;

  • in most cases must have formal tertiary education qualifications and provide a letter of support from an approved Government organisation;

  • meet health and character requirements;

  • apply from outside Australia.


Each applicant must:
  • Be between eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years old (including the ages 18 and 30) at the time the visa is applied for;

  • have tertiary qualifications, or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study;

  • apply in their home country (Indonesia or Australia);

  • have good English (for Indonesian applicants) or good Indonesian (for Australian applican

  • ts) - which is assessed as at least "functional" on a language test;
  • Have no dependent children who will join them (that is, there are no children allowed as family members on the parent's visa);

  • have not had a visa of this type before;

  • have sufficient funds for their personal expenses for the first three months - generally this is about $5,000 AUD;

  • have good health and good character;

  • provide a letter from the relevant government department which states that the applicant meets these requirements.


People who are granted Work and Holiday visas must not:
  • be employed by any one employer for more than six (6) months;

  • engage in any studies or training for more than four (4) months.

There will be a yearly limit of 100 'Work and Holiday' visas granted to Indonesian applicants and a limit of 100 'Work and Holiday' visas granted to Australian applicants.