Work and Holiday Visa

How can apply this type of visa?

The Work and Holiday visa generally permits young people to enter Australia for up to one year and take up casual employment in addition to exploring the country (permanent work is not allowed) You should apply for this visa a few weeks before departure. Applicants will receive a written confirmation from the system of the Australian authorities. This visa is no longer endorsed in the passport.

Generally, anyone who meets the working holiday requirements below can apply for this visa type (First Work and Holiday Visa - Subclass 417):

  • You are aged between 18 and 30 (it is possible to lodge an application one day before your 31st birthday)
  • You must be a citizen of one of the eligible countriesTooltip.
  • Your primary residence is in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • You have a biometric passport with validity for at least six months after your stay in Australia
  • When entering Australia you have a return air ticket and proof of sufficient funds (circa 5000 Australian dollars) in the form of a bank statement or similar proof
  • The applicant must not have any criminal records and not be suffering from tuberculosis


Please note that the main purpose of your stay is for a holiday. You can take up incidental work, your chosen employment should not replace paid work of permanent resident. You are permitted to remain with the same employer for a maximum six months only. The visa is also allows you to study for up to four months.


You are allowed to apply for this visa well in advance. Once you have been issued entry clearance you should enter Australia within 12 months. On entry the visa will be valid for 1 year with multiple entries. An extension of stay must be applied for at the immigration office in country.


Processing times

Currently around 5 working days for electronic orders- in individual cases the Australian authorities may make further enquiries in such cases processing can take longer, applications from German nationals are normally not affected.

You are welcome to attend in person to apply for the entry clearance. Depending on the volume of orders we may be able to apply for your entry clearance while you wait

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Prices

The current prices can be found on each order form. The total amount is the consulate fee of 420AUD and the Visas United service fee for applying your travel confirmation.

Service Fee Visas United (this includes the consular fee of around 480AUD – can vary slightly due to exchange rate = € 400.00 TOTAL


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The company Visas United is an Agency that charges a fee to prepare your Visa application. Our company neither belongs to an Embassy, Consulate or any other official government department.

You can also apply for a visa independently. In which case you will be required to pay the consular fees to the consulate. Information about the respective consular fees and further information on independent applications can be found on the official website of the Embassy.