Working Holiday Australia


The Working Holiday Australia Program is one of the most popular experiences with Go to Australia.

Australia Offers Opportunities for Foreigners to Travel and Work in the Country

Varied landscapes, beautiful beaches, and pristine Outback region have often attracted travellers to visit Australia. Many traveling on a long holiday, prefer working as well so that they can fend for their living while holidaying in the country.

The country is not only an attractive destination for travelers but also a sought-after spot to work part-time or for a short while. Many backpackers therefore plan out a long holiday in the country where they work part-time and enjoy their holiday during their off-duty hours.

Australia offers work permit to travellers through Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday Visa (462 Visa).

Working Holiday Visa Holders can stay a year in Australia (possible to extend) with an opportunity to study for up to 4 months, work full time and travel! And don’t forget the WHV is often the best step before migrate to Australia and has many opportunities to get your Australian Qualifications approved.

Go to Australia offers free consultancy to working holiday makers in Australia. Go to Australia is a registered education agency and can give you personalised free support regardless of which working holiday study program you are interested in.

  • Prepare your journey to Down Under with us.
  • Chat with our team over skype for free.
  • Apply for our free services and be a member of our community.
  • Connect yourself with our Facebook page to be up to date with job offers for backpackers.
  • Learn about how to apply for your Australian work and travel visa.
  • Book a cheap flight with us.
  • Get discounts on English courses and other short term studies.
  • Get qualified and learn a Australian profession to be able to stay longer in Australia.
  • Get help with your second working holiday visa. We can offer suitable jobs for you.
  • Receive information on travel, living, study abroad, volunteer vacations, and internship work opportunities overseas. A wealth of articles, resources, and links for budget alternatives to mass tourism.

Here are some of the many benefits of being a member of the 12 month WTC Australia Program.

  • Pre Departure Information – what to expect from your Working Holiday.
  • Aussie phone number and bank details provided prior to arrival.
  • Access to online job registration system prior to arrival.
  • Airport Pick up and Transfer.
  • Priority check-in at hostel.
  • Longer term accommodation – We can also help members to find an apartment, a hostel or a shared house and give tips on what to pay and where to stay.
  • Australian orientation / Information session.
  • Medicare set up, where applicable.
  • 12 months of job offers and exclusive access to our job database.
  • Job placement by our in house recruitment agency – paid on time into Aussie bank account.
  • Email job updates and ongoing resume review plus loan of safety equipment / clothing for work.
  • Bank account set up with ATM card issued upon arrival.
  • Registration for Australian Tax File Number.
  • Private mailbox with mail holding and forwarding anywhere in Australia.
  • Free internet in our Sydney centre as well as 15 convenient locations around the country.
  • Toll free emergency assistance, Australia wide 24/7.
  • Tax Expert to providing advice and information about tax and superannuation refunds.
  • Best price guarantee from our in-house Travel Shop plus member’s only discounts, offers and regular Travel Talks.
  • FREE city tour, beach walk, pub crawl and drink vouchers and free internet whilst staying at the hostel.
  • Monthly social activities program.
  • FREE Harvest guide book and 2nd work visa information sheet.
  • Use of phone in the office for job and general enquiries and FREE fax, photocopying and scanning.
  • WTC Ice breaker Welcome drinks – 2 FREE DRINKS and SNACKS – held every week and members can attend as many times as you want.
  • Short term luggage storage.
  • Welcome kit including WTC merchandise.
  • Bilingual, well-travelled staff available to assist you.

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Working holiday makers must hold a passport of a country which has a reciprocal arrangement with Australia.

The Working Holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 from some countries (The United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Malta, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Finland, the Republic of Cyprus, Italy, Belgian and France.) to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.

The working holiday visa allows you to stay 1 or 2 years from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether or not you spend the whole time in Australia.

You are allowed to do all kind of temporary or casual work. 

Work for more than six months with any one employer is not permitted.

The working holiday visa provides a young person with a 12 months stay in Australia and enables them to have incidental employment to supplement their stay.

Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
This visa is one of the popular visas that most travelers apply for while looking for work cum vacation in Australia. According to the subclass 417 Working Holiday visa, foreigners are allowed to take up short-term jobs or seasonal jobs while holidaying in the country. The visitors would be paid for their services and allowed to enjoy some perks as well. You may enroll for a fruit picking or packaging job and enjoy your stay at the farm land. You would require:

  • Australian Tax File Number (TFN) – You can apply for the same while staying in Australia.
  • Australian bank account – Here too, you can apply after you’ve landed in the country.

…And, you must apply within a year of your travel.

You must be:

  • Aged between 18 to 30 years
  • A citizen of certain countries, such as Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom
  • Comply with character, financial, and health certificates

You should not:

  • Have entered Australia previously on subclass 462 visa
  • Have entered Australia on a subclass 417 visa

Remember, you can work for 12 months. You can also seek an extension of your visa if you can provide documents that say that you’ve worked 88 days at least on an agricultural work or specific work in a regional area in Australia. The visa does not allow visitors to work with the same employer for more than 6 months.

Work and Holiday Visa (462 Visa)
This visa is generally sought after by those looking for Au Pair jobs, voluntary works, or simply, work and travel jobs. The jobs are part time ones and one can also travel during their free time. The applicants must be:

  • Aged between 18 to 30 years
  • An US national
  • Graduate from high school at least
  • Financially stable – provide a copy of bank statement showing a certain level of funds
  • Financially capable of providing airfare back to their native place
  • Able to provide health and character certificates

Some backpackers consider wwoofing at an organic farm or check out a ranch at the Outback region. With valid visas, they can enjoy working during their holidays as well. To know more about work permit that travelers can are eligible to get, check with us.

Go To Australia helps international students, Working Holiday Makers and Travellers who are interested to study or work in Australia/New Zealand.

  • Age 18 – 30? Can you obtain a working holiday visa for up to 12 months and work and travel in Australia?
  • Age 31+? We can still help with a study or tourist visa, insurance and free translations. How about joining English Classes, Study Abroad Programmes or Internship work for a while?
  • More and more students are asking the question;
    ‘Is it easy to get a job’? or ‘How can I get a job’? in Australia?

Work Abroad

Choosing a study destination abroad that offers work opportunities has become a main deciding factor for many students. Students are looking for work to support their studies or to gain valuable international work experience, which will assist them get a job when they return home.

Brisbane and South East Queensland have one of the highest concentrations of tourism and hospitality in Australia, which provides students with a range of work opportunities. However, most students have little or no skills or work experience and lack confidence in their English skills to approach prospective employers. These days, employers usually request written proof of training or industry experience and are looking for confident English speakers who are motivated, enthusiastic, confident and responsible.

HIC and HTA (Hospitality Training Association of Australia) have developed a range of programs to provide a training ground for students to develop their English language and hospitality skills. Students who sucessfully complete this program are often provided with employment contacts and interviews in the local area, although it is the student’s responsibility to attend the interview and impress the employer with their new skills and enthusiasm.

Although there are no guarantees in securing work with or without these programs, students who have sucessfully competed this program have enjoyed a higher sucess rate in securing work.

The Programs

  • 4 week Program – 2 weeks General English & English for Hospitality / 2 weeks Hospitality Work Skills & Experience
  • 5 week Program – 5 weeks General English & English for Hospitality / 5 weeks Hospitality Work Skills & Experience
  • 12 week Program – 5 weeks General English & English for Hospitality / 10 weeks Hospitality Work Skills & Experience

Program Objectives

  • English Program – designed to provide students with improved General English and focused language skills for the hospitality industry
  • Hospitality Program – designed to introduce and develop skills and knowledge of the hospitality industry for students who want to enter the work place.Students gain practical on-the-job training in a working café and fine dining restaurant environment under the supervision of industry professionals. The course prepares students for jobs in fast paced bars, restaurants, hotels, night clubs, taverns, pubs, eateries, café’s or coffee shop environments.
  • Emphasis is placed on the development of practical skills and the content is based on accredited Hospitality Training Association training modules. The course involves practical and theory elements and covers; food and beverage service, alcoholic beverages, beverage service, cocktails, coffee & coffee machine operation, tea, soft drinks, juices, mixers etc…
  • The responsible preparation and service of beverages, receiving and storing supplies, handling cash, liquor laws, responsible service of alcohol, cleaning and maintaining premises and other important areas of bar, restaurant and coffee shop service. On successful completion of the course students are awarded a Statement of Participation and a Statement of Attainment, which provides the student with 6 credit points towards further study in the Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations).
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English and Adventure Study Packages are available all year round and a great choice for your students travelling to Australia in the Summer Season.

  • English & Island Adventure – All inclusive packages from 1 week. ‘Meet the Dolphins’ on the second largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island. Stay overnight and enjoy the fantastic facilities at the gorgeous Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. Relax by one of the many pools, take a dip in the tranquil blue waters, enjoy resort diving or a 4WD safari to one of Moretons beautiful fresh water lakes. Whale watching is also avilable in late June to early September.
  • English & Learn to Surf – All inclusive packages from 2 weeks. South East Queensland has a tepid annual water temperature of 22 degrees celcius. Surfing is a fun and exciting sport open to people of all ages. Beginners to seaoned surfers can learn with some of the most professional surf instructors in the region. All courses are certified and include transfers and overnight accommodation on the Gold Coast.
  • English & Scuba Diving – All inclusive packages from 2 weeks. Enjoy learning to scuba dive with PADI 5 star professionals on some of the most amazing dive sites in the world. This course can be taken from just 2 weeks and involves a range of pool, snorkeling and ocean diving lessons.

Australian Internships

Australian Internships is a specialist organisation dedicated to providing students and academic advisers with the most suitable internship options in Australia. A professional internship in Australia is a positive step in developing the skills and knowledge required for success in today’s global market.

Many of our past interns have found that the practical experience gained was a great advantage to their career development and lead to improved employment opportunities in their own country.

Interns often complete the practical requirement of their studies and gain credit for the internship in Australia. We ensure that all of the necessary academic documentation is completed for students wishing to gain academic credit for the internship.

With Australian Internships, you have an easy gateway to an exciting experience with one of the many organisations offering a professional industry training opportunity. Our friendly team is very experienced in helping people from all over the world.

Farmjobs for Working Holiday Maker

We are required to fill some positions in the area of Griffith, what we would like is to assist the growers in supplying labour for the area, due to shortage of local supply of labourers. we are hoping that some overseas tourist may want to fill the positions in the area we have to offer. the hostel is a working hostel, we do not make promises but we have a high success rate and we try to make our customers are helped in every way possible, from changing a tyres to getting a registration organised or their next job in their job in the next town city ( were ever possible ) check out.

We advise our students on suitable jobs and accommodations unlimitedly over the duration of the course.

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After you have paid your student fees and received the enrolment you can apply for a visa and then you may book via us your Air Ticket, Air Port Pick-up, Accommodation, Tours

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