Working Holidays

Working Holiday Visas for Canadians Going to Australia

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
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • not be in Australia when applying for the visa
  • not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday visa
  • meet health and character requirements
  • not be accompanied by dependent children

Visa Fee

The visa costs AUD$230.

Proof of Funds

You must have approximately AUD$5,000 at the time of application.

Quota

No known quota.

Validity

The visa is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of entry. You have 12 months from the date the visa is issued to enter the country.

Employment Restrictions

You are not permitted to work longer than 6 months with any one employer.

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

You can apply online at the Australian Department of Immigration or if you would rather apply by post (this will take longer) you can print off the application form and get the details here.

To simplify the whole process you can apply online using Visa First.

General Comments

Working Holiday visa holders who have spent at least three months (88 days) working in regional Australia could be eligible to apply for a second visa for an additional 12 months. Check out this site for more information on second Working Holiday visa eligibility.

You can enter on a one way ticket but may be asked to prove you have sufficient funds for a return or onward fare. You're allowed to study for a maximum of four months.

Contact Details


Australian High Commission
7th Floor, Suite 710
50 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6L2

Phone: (613) 236-0841
Toll Free Visa Info: 1 (888) 990-8888
Fax: (613) 236-4376


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