New Changes To Working Holiday Visa For Specific Countries

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November 2, 2014
Since August 2014 until 1st December 2014, the Australian Government has signed a series work and holiday Arrangement with the following countries:

Spain

23 November 2014, marked the commencement of the new Work and Holiday visa arrangements for nationals of Spain and Australia. The arrangement allows for 500 young adults who meet the visa criteria to enjoy up to 12 months in Australia to study or undertake short term work.

Israel

A new Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Australia and Israel on 22 October 2014. Soon young adults, aged 18–30 years, from Australia and Israel will be able to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to play, work and study in each other’s country for up to 12 months. There will be 500 places on offer for each country per programme year.

Portugal

Australia and Portugal signed a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement on 25 September 2014. This means young adults, aged 18–30 years, from both countries will soon be able to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to work and holiday in each other’s country, lasting up to 12 months. There will be 200 places on offer for each country per programme year.

Poland

With the commencement of the Polish-Australian work and holiday arrangement on 1 August 2014, young adults, aged 18–30 years, from Poland and Australia can travel to each other’s country using the work and holiday visa. There are 200 places on offer for each country per year.
Source: DIBP

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