Working Holidays

Working Holiday Visas for Australians Going to South Korea

Last Updated: August 2009


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Eligibility

To be eligible you must:

  • be aged between 18 and 30 inclusive
  • hold an Australian passport
  • primarily intend on holidaying in South Korea
  • have a return ticket or sufficient funds to buy one
  • not be accompanied by dependents

Visa Fee

The visa costs AUD$120.

Proof of Funds

You must provide evidence of a return travel ticket and funds of approximately AUD$4,000.

Quota

No quota.

Validity

The visa is valid for 12 months.

Employment Restrictions

May not be employed as receptionist, dancer, singer, musician, acrobat etc. at places of entertainment which might endanger "good morals and manners". To be able to take on employment as an English teacher you must also obtain an E-2 Language Instructors Visa.

Re-Entry

Working Holiday visas are single entry.

How to Apply

Applicants from NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory should apply to the Consulate General office in Sydney. All other applicants should apply in Canberra.

General Comments

Applicants from NSW, Queensland and Northern Territory should apply in Sydney. Applicants from Victoria, WA, South Australia, Tasmania and ACT should apply in Canberra (see below for details). Visit the Korean Working Holiday website for more information and to download the application form (scroll to the bottom).

Contact Details


Embassy of the Republic of Korea
113 Empire Circuit
Yarralumla
Canberra
ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6270 4100
Fax: (02) 6273 4839
Email: info@korea.org.au


strong>Consulate General in Sydney
St. James Centre
Level 13, 111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9210 0200
Fax: (02) 9210 0202
Email: consyd@mofat.go.kr


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