Work and Holiday Visa

The Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462) is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. It is a temporary visa that encourages cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible partner countries. If you have completed specified subclass 462 work in northern Australia in tourism and hospitality or agriculture, forestry and fishing you can apply for a second Work and Holiday visa. Working in Australia - six months with one employer: You can generally only work six months with one employer. More information is available at Working in Australia – six months with one employer.

Second Working Holiday Visa 417

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To apply for a second Work and Holiday visa, you must have already completed three months of specified subclass 462 work in northern Australia. This work must have been completed while on your first Work and Holiday visa and must have been undertaken after 18 November 2016 in order to be counted towards your three months' specified subclass 462 work total.

Specified subclass 462 work is work that is undertaken in a 'specified' field or industry in a designated area in northern Australia. See the section on Northern Australia below to check the postcode list of designated areas of northern Australia. All specified subclass 462 work must be remunerated in accordance with the relevant Australian legislation and awards. Voluntary work will not be accepted for the purpose of applying for a second Work and Holiday visa. See Evidence of payment for specified work for more information. Approved industries for specified work include:

Plant and animal cultivation
Fishing and pearling
Tree farming and felling
Tourism and hospitality.


https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/462-
https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/462-/Work-and-Holiday-visa-(subclass-462)-document-checklist

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