The Visa Subclass 462 is the Australia Work and Holiday Visa that allows people aged between 18 and 30 to have a prolonged vacation in Australia complemented by short-term employment permit for one year.
This is a temporary visa that lets individuals, aged between 18 to 30 years old, to have an extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip
With this visa you can
It is important to note that if your main purpose of your stay is to work, apply a work visa. If the main purpose of your stay is to study, consider a Student visa.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
To be eligible for this visa, you must
Step 1 – Check Current Visa Update
Check if applications are still open for your country of passport.
You can organize health exams or appoint someone to help you with your application.
Step 2 – Gather your documents
To apply for this visa, you will be required to submit following documents:
Step 3 – Apply for the visa
Applicants with dependent children
You can’t apply online if you are the parent of a child under the age of 18. Submit a Working Holiday Maker Application Enquiry Form. Select ‘Dependent child’ in the Lodgment enquiry type field.
Apply on paper
This visa must be submitted online. Paper-based application will not be accepted except from a few nations.
If you cannot apply online, the Department may authorize you to lodge a paper-based visa application using this Form 1208 – Application for a Work and Holiday visa (344KB PDF).
Step 4 – After you apply
After you apply your visa, you might need to undergo medical test and biometric. You must not arrange any flight booking or accommodation unless you are granted.
Step 5 – Visa outcome
If we grant your visa, DHA will tell you:
*Important: Your original passport may be requested if additional checks are required