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Filling in your Austalian working visa!

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1. Posted by Travel16 (Budding Member 49 posts) 1y

Hi all,

Just a quick one - when applying for Austalian working visa one of the questions is "what is your intended work" - to be frank, my answer is anything I can! But I obviously want to make a good impression on the application? What do I put? Bar work? Hospitality?

I'm not even sure if it's really that relevant but I have my heart set on getting this visa so just want it to be perfect.

Incidentally is there any advice in general anyone has for filling in the visa?

By the way, not sure if it matters but I am a English female, 20 years old

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 1y

There's probably a couple of things which would cause more attention to be paid to your application ("sex work", "smuggling", "selling drugs", ...), but anything in line with regular backpacker jobs shall be absolutely fine. Most applications are approved within hours - there's probably not even a human looking at them anymore, unless there's something which causes a computer to flag them up for review.
"Bar work" and "hospitality" are both absolutely fine, Don't worry about it. :)

3. Posted by Travel16 (Budding Member 49 posts) 1y

Ah great, thank you. I knew I was over thinking it.
Your reply there led me to another question, I was planning on filling the application in and sending it off in the post downloaded from the gov.aus website.
1. Is this the best way to apply or shall I do it via computer?
2. I of course thought the best way to retrieve the application form was from the the official gov.aus website, would you agree?

So many questions, ha. Thanks again

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Oct-2015, at 10:21 by Travel95 ]

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 1y

You mean ? I'm surprised they even offer a non-online way to apply, but I see they indeed do nowadays.

So, yes, definitely apply though that website. The online form is faster (as I said, usually gives an approval within hours), and probably less hassle (as long as you have a creditcard to pay with), but sending in the paper form will probably work just as well. The choice there really depends on what you're personally comfortable with.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Oct-2015, at 11:26 by Sander ]

5. Posted by Travel16 (Budding Member 49 posts) 1y

Ah great, thanks for getting back to me. You've been a great help!