Working Holidays

Working Holiday Visa for Australians Going to Italy

Last Updated: August 2009


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Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • be aged between 18 and 30 inclusive at the time of application
  • hold a valid Australian passport
  • be in Australia at the time of application
  • not have previously participated in the Italian Working Holiday Program
  • have a return ticket or sufficient funds to buy one
  • meet health and character requirements
  • have no dependent children

Visa Fee

The visa costs 75.

Proof of Funds

You must have 3,500 in available funds and must prove it with a recent, original bank statement or creditcards.

Quota

There are 1,500 visas available each year.

Validity

The visa is valid for entry up to 3 months from the date the visa is granted and allows a stay of 12 months from the date of first entry.

Employment Restrictions

Any employment must be of a temporary, casual nature. You are permitted to work a total of 6 months and may not work for the same employer for longer than 3 months.

Re-Entry

You may leave and re-enter multiple times but the time allowed for your visa will not be paused while you are away.

How to Apply

Applications must be made in person at the Italian Embassy in Canberra or at any of the consular offices located around the country.

General Comments

You must report to the police station (Questura office) in the town or city where you intend to reside within 8 days of arrival in Italy to apply for a "permesso di soggiorno" which is a residence permit. It will take a few days to obtain and is required to apply for a work permit. The work permit is issued by the Direzione Provinciale del Lavoro (Provincial Labour Office) which is a branch of the Ministry of Labour in each provincial city. The work permit will be issued within 20 days from receipt of the application. Any time that you change province of residence you have to apply again for both.


Contact Details


Embassy of Italy in Canberra
12 Grey Street
Deakin
Canberra
ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6273 3333
Fax: (02) 6273 1223
Email: ambasciata.canberra@esteri.it



Consulate General in Melbourne
509 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne
VIC 3004

Phone: (03) 9867 5744
Fax: (03) 9866 3932
Email: consolatogenerale.melbourne@esteri.it



Italian Institute of Culture
233 Domain Road
South Yarra
VIC 3141

Phone: (03) 9866 5931
Fax: (03) 9867 3696
Email: iicmelbourne@esteri.it



Honorary Consulate in Hobart
1st Floor, 164 Liverpool Street
Hobart
TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6234 5458
Fax: (03) 6231 3898



Consulate General in Sydney
The Gateway, Level 45
1 Macquarie Place
Sydney
NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9392 7900
Fax: (02) 9252 4830
Email: info.sydney@esteri.it



Vice Honorary Consulate in Griffith
45 Kooyoo Street
PO Box 475
Griffith
NSW 2680

Phone: (02) 6962 1455
Fax: (02) 6962 7090



Vice Honorary Consulate in Newcastle
55 Bourke Street
Carrington
NSW 2294

Phone: (02) 4961 3148
Email: ar_gualtieri@hotmail.com



Vice Honorary Consulate in Wollongong
238 Cowper Street
Warrawong
NSW 2502

Phone: (02) 4274 0612
Fax: (02) 4275 1425



Consulate in Brisbane
Level 14 AMP Place10 Eagle Street
Brisbane
QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3229 8944
Fax: (07) 3229 8643
Email: consolato.brisbane@esteri.it



Vice Honorary Consulate in Cairns
35 Grafton Street
PO Box 7612
Cairns
QLD 4870

Phone: (07) 4031 6676
Fax: (07) 4031 4627
Email: flanza@c130.aone.net.au



Vice Honorary Consulate in Townsville
5 Cypress Drive
Annandale
QLD 4812

Phone: (07) 4725 2861
Fax: (07) 4725 6154



Vice Honorary Consulate in Darwin
1 Brigg Street
PO Box 551
Darwin
NT 0801

Phone: (08) 8941 6396
Fax: (08) 8941 5353
Email: randproperties@octa4.net.au



Consulate in Adelaide
398 Payneham Road
Glynde
SA 5070

Phone: (08) 8337 0777
Fax: (08) 8365 1540
Email: consolato.adelaide@esteri.it



Consulate in Perth
Level 2, 1292 Hay Street
West Perth
WA 6005

Phone: (08) 9322 4500
Fax: (08) 9322 9911
Email: info.perth@esteri.it


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