Working Holiday Visas?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Working Holiday Visas?

1. Posted by Ricardo (Budding Member 79 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey Guys, I am just in the middle of planning a round the world trip. I thought that I had pretty much decided on the places I wanted to visit when a friend suggested a year just in Aus using the working holiday visa.Can anyone give me any advice on these visas whether they are good or bad and also roughly how much I would need to save for both spends and the visa itself.Any advice would be very much appreciated.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

These visas are 'good' :) The main thing is that they allow you to work while you are travelling there. The visa itself is cheap, roughly 170 or 180 Australian nowadays I believe, so that's not going to break your budget (you can apply online at The question on how much you actually need for oz is much harder. It'd be like spending a year anywhere in the world I guess; you're going to need money, but less than if you couldn't suplement your funds through working while you're there.... of course if you don't work a lot and party hard, you're going to need some savings to get by!

3. Posted by alpierce (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Visitor visas are cheaper than Working holiday so if you are not planning to stay longer better get a visitor. You can only get working holiday visa once so don't take the shot unless you really need to work in Australia. here's some links:
Australian Immigration Bureau
Visa First - Working holiday visas
Anywork Anywhere - info on visas and work in virtually any country.