Working Holidays

Working Holiday Visas for Australians Going to Japan

Last Updated: August 2009

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To be eligible you must:

  • be aged between 18 and 30 inclusive
  • hold a valid Australian passport
  • be residing in Australia at the time of application
  • posess a return ticket or the funds to purchase one
  • meet health and character requirements

Visa Fee

No fee. Woo hoo!

Proof of Funds

You must have a minimum of AUD$2,500 (AUD$3,500 for a couple) in available funds.


No known quotas.


The visa is valid for 6 months from the date of first entry. This may be extended for another 6 months by Immigration Authorities once in Japan. You have 3 months from the date the visa is issued to enter Japan.

Employment Restrictions

May not be employed as dancer, singer, musician, acrobat or in other entertainment professions.


Working Holiday visas are single entry. If you must leave Japan for any reason and wish to return, you must obtain a re-entry permit from the Immigration Authorities before leaving Japan.

How to Apply

Applications must be made in person and applicants may be interviewed. You must apply at the Japanese diplomatic or consular mission responsible for the Australian State in which you reside (contact details below).

General Comments

You must apply for alien registration at a local government office within 90 days of arrival in Japan.

Contact Details

Consulate General of Japan - Sydney
Level 34, Colonial Centre
52 Martin Place
NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9231 3455
Fax: (02) 9221 6157

Consulate General of Japan - Brisbane
Level 17, Comalco Place
12 Creek Street
QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3221 5188
Fax: (07) 3229 0878

Consulate General of Japan - Melbourne
Level 45, Melbourne Central Tower
360 Elizabeth Street
VIC 3000

Phone: (03) 9639 3277
Fax: (03) 9639 3829

Consulate General of Japan - Perth
The Forrest Centre, 21st Floor
221 St. George's Terrace
WA 6000

Phone: (08) 9480 1800
Fax: (08) 9321 2030




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