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Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) - For Study or Work

*Make sure you consult the websites below for the most thorough and up to date information regarding visas*

Website for visa

Fee: $230 AUD

Processing time: 10-15 business days

Process: Can be completed by paper or online via website above.

Australian Embassy in Canada: Immigration and Citizenship Section

Australian High Commission

Suite 710, 50 O’Connor Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2 Canada


Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

You should read this information if you are applying for your first or second Working Holiday Visa.

The main purpose of this visa is to allow you to have an extended holiday while supplementing your funds with short-term work in Australia.

Who is this visa for?

This visa is designed for people 18 to 30 years of age, who are interested in a working holiday of up to 12 months in Australia. Important: You must have turned 18, but not turned 31, at the time of your visa application.

This visa allows you to supplement the cost of your holiday through short-term employment. However, if your primary reason for travelling to Australia is to participate in the work force, you should consider a visa designed for that purpose.

How much will this visa cost?

You must pay a non-refundable visa application charge when you lodge your visa application.

What does this visa let me do?

If you are granted this visa you can:

  • enter Australia within 12 months of grant
  • stay up to 12 months
  • leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid
  • work in Australia for up to six months with each employer
  • study for up to four months.

If you hold a second Working Holiday visa, you may return to work for a further six months for an employer with whom you worked on your first Working Holiday visa.