Posted Jun 2016
You might be able to get this visa if you have not previously entered Australia on a Work and Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 462) hold a valid passport from a country involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia have turned 18 years of age but have not yet turned 31 are a genuine visitor who wants to have a holiday in Australia have enough money to support yourself on a working holiday (about AUD 5000); have enough money to buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of your stay will not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during your stay.
To apply for a second Working Holiday (Temporary) visa (subclass 417), you must:
Have complied with all the conditions on your first Working Holiday visa; have not previously held more than one Working Holiday visa; have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia while on your first Working Holiday visa; have not yet turned 31 years of age.
If you are already in Australia, and wish to remain onshore, you should apply for a second Working Holiday visa before your current visa expires and before you have turned 31 years of age.
To apply for this visa, you must hold a valid passport from a country involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia. Eligible countries are:
Belgium / Canada / Republic of Cyprus / Denmark / Estonia / Finland / France / Germany / Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC (including British National Overseas passport holders) / Republic of Ireland / Italy / Japan / Republic of Korea / Malta / Netherlands / Norway / Sweden / Taiwan / United Kingdom.
This page explains how to apply for the initial one-year working holiday visa.
Working holiday visas are subject to a number of conditions – this page explains how the conditions work and consequences of breaching the conditions.
If you have completed at least 3 months of seasonal work in Australia, then you can apply for a 1-year extension on your working holiday visa.
Depending on your qualifications and work experience, you may qualify for permanent residence through general skilled migration. Relatives in Australia can sponsor your application.
If you have a job in Australia, it is possible for your employer to sponsor you for a 4-year subclass 457 visa.
An employer can also nominate you for permanent residence. You will need to show a higher skill level than for a 457 visa.
Another way of extending your stay in Australia is to apply for a student visa.