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Can US travelers work in Oz?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Can US travelers work in Oz?

1. Posted by aaaazena (Inactive 1 posts) 10y

I have been told that the US does not participate in “working holiday makers” visas for people under 30 who are trying to subsidize their vacation and make money when in Australia. The Bunac program states that I can apply for a working holiday visa for four months if I am between the ages of 18-30...has anyone heard of this? Whats the difference and is it legit?

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Yes it is legit. Its a 416 visa and has to be sponsored by companies such as BUNAC or Interexchange in New York. You cna work for four months only. You can change to a tourist visa after that and depending on your skills could apply for a long term work visa of up to four years.

3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

The BUNAC program is certainly legit for Americans!