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Australian Work Visa Advice Needed Please

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1. Posted by Allysa81 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

Ok I know i can apply for a work visa until I hit 31 years old (April 21st) when is the latest I should leave applying for the work visa to recieve it before then?!

I was hoping to be out there the end of this year but housemate moved in with partner so now who i was kind of relying on to look after my place and my cats. Anyway new housemate is moving in soon plus i've had a couple other setbacks.

I need to be realistic and say that it 'may' be the early part of 2013 i go now which is why i'm trying to prolong applying for the w ork visa as then I'll ahve 12 months to use it...

Can someone advise please.....

Thankyou very much


2. Posted by gerryfah (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey Allysa,

I applied for my Working Holiday Visa on the Oz Immigration Website ( ) on a Thursday night and they had it e-mailed to me by that Sunday...they seem to be pretty efficient...

This visa is for 18-30 y/o so I assume you are safe to apply a week or two before your 31st....

A lot of my mates went through agencies though who were pretty helpful and would be the best to advise...(trailfinders, visafirst, visabureau..)



3. Posted by Allysa81 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thankyou Gerry

That's so quick and good to know! I think i'lll probably apply on the Australian Immagration website too.

I'd prefer to prolong it to Mid March but not sure I should chance it.

The best of lunch for your travel adventure when and where are you going if you don't mind me asking?


4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5164 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

What matters is the application date; not when they grant it. So you can theoretically really wait till the last day - although they do use the time in Australia to determine the date, so don't wait till midnight! :)
And of course, there's always a chance of the website undergoing maintenance, or your own internet connection having problems or somesuch, which means that a margin of error of at least a few days would be advisable.

5. Posted by Graeme C (Budding Member 46 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Make sure you use the Immigration site.
I had thought about using one of the agencies, but after a good read on here I realised it was a waste of money!

Immigration website is idiot proof (I used it!) and it took a matter of hours.