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Embarking on Adventure: Exploring Australia through a Working Holiday Visa

Summer time in Bondi Beach, Australia with some friends.

Australia’s working holiday visa program is a gateway to not only exploring a stunning country but also gaining valuable work experience.

In this article, we’ll be highlighting the entire process of embarking on a working holiday adventure in Australia, from starting your application to creating unforgettable experiences.

Understanding the Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday Visa programs enable you to visit your desired country for up to 12 months and work whilst you’re out there, taking on jobs to cover your living expenses, as well as funding your traveling experience.

The visa application is open to applicants aged between 18 and 30. You can also explore a range of Visa options with AuVisa.

Applying for the Visa: Navigating the process

The Working Holiday Visa application requires you to provide identity documents, including your passport and financial evidence to prove you’re able to comfortably live in Australia.

You’ll also need to meet certain health standards, and you may be asked to provide evidence of a clean criminal record.

There are also costs incurred when applying for a Working Holiday Visa, which currently totals AUD 635. It doesn’t take too long to complete the application, although it’s advised to give yourself a few hours to ensure everything is completed accurately.

Processing times vary, but most applications are processed within 14 days.

Work and Travel Balance: Exploring Australia’s diverse opportunities

Australia offers a diverse range of work and travel experiences for those on a Working Holiday Visa. You can work in the hospitality, retail, and tourism sector, or take on seasonal work helping out on the local farms.

There are also other experiences available, including upskilling classes, volunteering, and networking.

Once your shift is complete, you can use the funds to explore Australia’s iconic landscapes and make unforgettable memories. 

Making the most of your adventure: Tips for a memorable experience

There are several tips to help you get the most out of your working holiday experience. Once you’ve secured yourself some work, you’ll need to set up a bank account so you can easily get paid. And, you’ll need to draw up a budget so you don’t go spending all your funds in one go. It can be very easy to get carried away on your travels!

You’ll also need to find accommodation. Luckily, Australia offers an abundance of hostels, which will soon become your best friend! They’re cheap and backpacker-friendly and are a great way to meet new friends.

Before heading on your trip, it’s also worth carrying out some research on where you want to visit. Draw up an itinerary of how long you want to spend in each destination and plan your activities accordingly.