The Work and Holiday visa program provides young people between 18 and 30 from reciprocating countries to holiday in Australia and support their travel with incidental, short term employment.


Work and Holiday Visa Reciprocating Countries







United States of America

There is a limit on the number of Work and Holiday visas issued per year for most countries.


Online Work and Holiday Application


Applicants who meet the current Work and Holiday visa requirements can begin the visa application process instantly with our Premium Working Holiday Application service.


Basic Requirements


In order to qualify for a Work and Holiday visa, applicants must be between 18-30 years of age and hold a passport from a country which has a reciprocal arrangement with Australia. Applicants are also required to satisfy certain health and character requirements in order to meet the visa criteria.


A Work and Holiday visa allows the holder to supplement their holiday through incidental short term and casual work. Those wishing to travel to Australia primarily to work should consider a Work Visa.




A Work and Holiday visa is valid for 12 months from the date of first entry and holders are permitted to leave and re-enter Australia any number of times during this period.


Work and Holiday visa holders are entitled to work for up to 6 months with each employer and undertake up to 4 months of study or training.