Considering making the move??

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11. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 663 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

There is no restriction on the type of work you can do on a WHV. If you want to do hairdressing, you can.
The only limitation is that you can do it for a maximum of six months for the same employer.

Oh, I was under the impression that it was only certain jobs (especially agricultural stuff)…
I'm well past their age limit, so haven't looked into it..

12. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5324 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

Quoting Sander

There is no restriction on the type of work you can do on a WHV. If you want to do hairdressing, you can.
The only limitation is that you can do it for a maximum of six months for the same employer.

Oh, I was under the impression that it was only certain jobs (especially agricultural stuff)…

Ah yeah: Three months of agricultural work (and mining, construction, etc - all in "rural" Australia) entitles you to a second WHV - being allowed to stay two years rather than one is a major selling point, and so we get a lot of questions about exactly what does and doesn't fall within those limits. But both first and second year WHV also allow just "regular" work.

13. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 661 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I think few people ever find themselves in the perfect time to travel. Usually you have to make the travel happen, figure out the obstacles and how to navigate them. I think it comes down to what you want more, is it your business or this trip? Both choices will have consequences, some you are certain of like giving up the business or missing out on eligibility for the WHV, the rest you can only guess at and perhaps run scenarios in your mind . I sometimes find that making the right choice for me comes down to which consequences scares me the most. If it scares you that means you really care about it:).

14. Posted by Kelly28 (Budding Member 7 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

So if I went I could maybe do 6 months in a salon. Then do the farming work, then spend a few months just travelling, would this be possible?
I definitely feel so much better about this from everyone's reply. Thank you so much. 😊

15. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1385 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Absolutely. You can work whatever you like during the year. And you only have to do the qualifying farm work if you want a second year in that country.

Lots of people do a year in Australia then a year in NZ, so long as you get in under the age wire. Look up the detail but it may be that the visa has to be granted before your 31st birthday and then you have a period in which you need to enter the country.

If you find yourself settled into a job and want to stay permanently, an employer can sponsor you for full residence. Again look into the exact detail rather than relying on some folks on the Internet.

16. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 663 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Again look into the exact detail rather than relying on some folks on the Internet.

This.
Lots of people on the internet have either an idea of how it works (like me) or have done it but not recently, and the rules change frequently.
However you really need to research the subject yourself.
The best place to start will be the Australian Embassy UK and NZ Embassy UK Web-sites.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jan-2019, at 11:29 by Andrew Mack ]

17. Posted by Kelly28 (Budding Member 7 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Thank you 😊 I'll get researching.

18. Posted by Kelly28 (Budding Member 7 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I've booked a meeting at STA for just some advice ect; I've seen some other comments on other chats that they wouldn't advise booking with them for various different reasons.. Can you please help? I've obviously got lots of time before I would go, so I can research.. I'm happy to do this just seeking what you guys have done? Thank youuu 😊

19. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1385 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

So, will you need to mainly work or have you got plenty of funds saved up to allow you to just travel some of the time?

If it's mainly travelling, it becomes a question of places to see, and what you like to do?

If you're a bit more skint and will need to knuckle down and earn, I'd say choose a big place to try to find hairdressing work for a while - maybe a few months.

Australia or New Zealand? Any preference? Got any contacts already?

20. Posted by Kelly28 (Budding Member 7 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

By time I go I'd be able to travel for a while if I want to... I was thinking of working first, 3-6 months in a salon.. if I'm loving it I'd then do my farm work, then travel.
How long do you have to do farm work for?
I have a few people I know who are in Australia they're more friends of friends but they'd help.

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