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What's max age for applying for an Oz working holiday visa?

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1. Posted by magic juan (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y

magic juan has indicated that this thread is about Australia

Don't know if anyone has done this but I'll soon be 30 and wanted to know if I can apply for a Visa WHILST I'm 30.

On the UK Australian embassy website it states:

"must be between 18 and 30 at time of application"

Now to me that sounds like I can apply whilst I'm 30 but before I turn 31. Anyone done this? Just want to check as if I have to do it before I turn 30 I need to get my arse in gear!!


2. Posted by Peggy12 (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y

Hello Magic Juan,

you sure better get moving quickly! Applications are accepted if you are between 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of application (i.e. if you are over 30 once the visa is granted or when you travel, that should not be a problem, so you are still on the right side. Anyway, processing via internet should only take 2 working days or 4 weeks (if they need extra info), so you would quickly now where you stand.

As you know, the website is:

and the start page for your application would be:

Just remember the conditions to adhere strictly to :
Not married, no children, work never more than 3 months in a row for the same employer.

Good luck and enjoy your time Downunder!



3. Posted by magic juan (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y

Cheers for that Peggy!! Guess I'd better get things moving then eh?!

4. Posted by jimbo73 (Budding Member 10 posts) 13y


I had just turned 30 when I applied and had no problem, I will be arriving in Oz after I am 31. I have also managed to get the same visa for New Zealand even though I was a couple of months shy of my 31st when I applied...

I also applied online and got my acceptance within the day..

hope this helps


5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y

The new online application system is really a blessing compared to the old system which could take months!

On the topic of NZ; depending on the country you are from, this visa isn't available to as many countries as the Aus one is (unfortunately!). In Norway for example, they have the Aus version, but not (yet) the NZ one....