My wife and i are currently planning a RTW trip and naturally want to check out aus & nz. Problem is all the holiday working visa's seems to be for 18-30 y.o!!??, is there another way we can can stay and work in these places or is there some other sort of visa requirement? thanks for the help.
Unfortunately you cannot apply for a working holiday visa , you could turn up ther but it will not be easy if your over 30 aus and want to work , it will mean taking a chance , and trying to find cash in hand work or a sponsor unless you have a required skill, check the australian goverment website the listing are here .
I think you can apply for one if you are over 30 as my friend did it; you just have to justify why you want one/what you could offer to the economy etc. If you have a shortage skill this will obviosuly be easier but if not I wouldn't rule it out. I have never dealt with Australian immigration but when i had to apply for a work permit in NZ the immigration enquiries line was very useful - you should be able to speak to someone about your query if you find out the UK numbers for these.