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Visa application wording...help please

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Visa application wording...help please

1. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

Hi one and all

I am filling out my application today hopefully...but have got stuck at the 'What work are you planning on doing?'

What sort of stuff should I put? I dont want to jeopardise my aplication by putting the wrong words down.

I am initially looking for casual work (office/bar etc) but I also plan on working within viticulture, doing WWOOFiing with a focus on permaculture, try my hand at some conservation work during my time and...finally...volunteer in museums, heritage centres/national parks.

Should I mention the volunteeing and the WWOOFIng or just keep it simple?

I am nearly 30...have left it a bit late but I hope this doesnt stand against me.

I left my Work Australia book at home and I really need to get this application done today as I am planning on flying in 8 weeks!

SO...any help would be greatly appreciated even if its just the basic buzz words to nail the application.

Ta verily lovelies xxx

2. Posted by Mariannam (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

Hey, sorry I can't help you out with the application form. But I'm really interested in this matter since, in a year I'll be heading to Oz with roughly the same plan as you: (wwoofing, and temporary bar work or whatever...)
I guess I'd just put the Bar work or something like this in the application form (if it's for a WHV) since wwoofing is not really considered real work, cause you don't get paid for it... but I'm not so sure about it, cause it does count as work, if you want to apply for a second WHV, so why don't you try in calling the Australian Consulate/ Embassy in the uk? They might be able to help you.
Hope everything goes ok with you! have fun! and I hope I can contact you when you are back, so you can tell me about the wwoofing!
Mariannam

3. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

All is well..found my book...it said to put down fruit picking/seasonal work, I added casual work and WWOOFing to my list and my visa was granted less than 24 hours later!!!

I am now going through the headache of trying to find a flight that isnt going to destroy my savings!!!

4. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 8y

Hi Lu,

Don't worry about your visa application too much.

Looking back at my posts from 06 I got myself completley stressed about my visa application when there was no need.

Just put casual and you will be fine.