WHV expiry dates

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific WHV expiry dates

1. Posted by sunshine24 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I purchased a working holiday visa last April but I have not yet used it. I know you have 12 months from the date of purchase to enter Australia and then 12 months in Australia.

My question is, I dont think I am going to get the chance to travel to Australia until the end of the year meaning my visa will have expired. As I have not entered the country would I still be able to purchase another WHV for use next year??

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by DannyUK (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sunshine24!

I think if you cancel the application then you can apply at a later date, but you would need to purchase the full visa again and would have to meet the requirements. So if you're going to cancel dont travel to Oz as this will activate your WHV and you will not be eligible to apply again! I applied 4 my WHV through a visa company and this is what they told me when i got cold feet! lol i will be heading to Oz this july...cant wait!!

Good luck! ;)

Hope this has been helpfull!

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 26, 2008, at 7:05 AM by DannyUK ]

3. Posted by SOMV (Budding Member 58 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I agree, but just make sure that you apply for the next WH visa before your 31st birthday. Also, just to be on the safe side, do cancel the WH that you have instead of just waiting for the expiry date to pass by!