Australian Working Holiday Visas
Popular Work Visas Used To Emigrate
Documents you require:
- 2 x Passport photos – These should be on a plain background of your head and shoulders and your name clearly written in bold on the back of each
- Passport with 24 Months minimum validity left as it is a pain renewing a Passport overseas
- Evidence of any name changes
- Bank Statement showing a minimum of $5,000 AUD available. You will only need to show this on arrival in Australia - if requested
Note: Do NOT book your flight until your visa has been approved. There will be NO visa stamped in your passport as Australia use an electronic system. Processing time is on average 5 days from the date we file your case. Your 12 months only starts from the date you arrive in Australia which must happen within 3 months of the visa being granted as a general rule of thumb.
The Australian Authorities have the right to ask for further documentation if they have any concerns. These may include.
- Police report for every country you have lived in over the past 10 years
- Medical report from an Australian Immigration Control Approved Doctor
- Provide your Biometrics. This is just an eye scan and fingerprints (no needles or blood!)
Note: These additional documents are not required in every case so please do not apply for them until we request them.
Health Care in Australia
We all need to be covered for our health in case we need a little or a lot of help. As a UK national you are entitled to FREE medical care under the reciprocal health care agreement with Australia – Peace of mind for you and your family. For clarities sake, this entitles you to:
- Free Treatment as a public in-patient or out-patient in a public hospital
- Subsidised medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
- Medicare benefits for out-of-hospital treatment provided by a doctor
Note: If you require further private medical cover from an Australian medical insurance company we can assist you to secure the best rates for your working holiday, however, it is not usually required as Australian healthcare provided is first class and on par or better than the NHS. You may want travel insurance cover if you are planning to stopover on the route.
Accommodation upon arrival:
Relax in the peace of mind you shall have a safe place to sleep after your long flight. We provide an additional service for our clients to arrange an airport pickup, safe and secure accommodation with other Working Holiday Makers in a private or shared accommodation with free wi-fi. This is the best way to get all the latest gossip, local advice, along with making new friends who will become a small or large part of your Australian adventure!
Note: If you would like to travel in more style and avoid other WHM or travellers we can advise on hotels and how to rent a unit (apartment) in Australia ready for your arrival. However, in our experience, this would mean you are missing out on one this opportunities and spending more money for very little gain. After a few days in Australia, you will be falling over accommodation options and securing better rates than you will find online.
Work, Work, Work
You can usually work for up to six months with the same employer on a WHM Visa. The minimum Australian wage is currently $17.29 or $656.90 for a 38 hour week. As a casual employee, you are expected to receive a 25% loading or increase on this basic. You can, of course, earn more in most jobs but never expect to work for less. You have all the employment rights of an Australian Citizen. At the end of your time in Australia, you are entitled to apply for a tax rebate, which may help with future plans which we can advise on at that time, which can organise for you. We offer an additional service to provide guidance on how to source employment in Australia prior to departure.
Note: Australian employers are conservative in their recruitment policies they will not usually provide a formal offer of employment until they can see you have arrived in the country and available to work.
We can organise the best possible travel insurance to cover you for the entire time you are overseas. It will meet all your needs to secure your visa and also protect you wherever you may decide to go on your world travels.
We can organise your Currency exchange to ensure you secure the best possible rates to allow you to send funds quickly back home or have funds deposited into your Australian Bank Account we will set up for you before you travel.
Mail Holding Service
Our secure mail holding service allows you the peace of mind that your mail is safe and if anything important arrives you can arrange to have it forward to you anywhere in the world.
No visa, No fee
Rely on our experience to take the hassle out of obtaining your visa. We provide great value, and a “no visa, no fee” guarantee: we’ll fully refund our fees if your application is rejected. Simple as that.
Partners With The Foreign And Commonwealth Office
We are partners with the UK FCO to protect UK Citizens overseas. We ensure you are kept up to date throughout your travels with relevant information. If the unexpected is likely to happen we shall let you know to keep you one step ahead of the situation. We are here with the FCO to help you day or night and know exactly who to contact quickly, to ensure support reaches you on the ground fast when you need it most.
Our Fees to Secure your visa: £350 + VAT
Government Fees: $440 + $80
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Watch The True Spirit Of Australia
Name: !8-31 Working Holiday for a Year
Description: Cheap, fast and a great way to get to see Australia for a year. Not a great visa for anyone who wants to emigrate as it has some serious limitations in the longer term. Employments is also restricted to low paid, low skilled roles for up to 6 months only. You are also not able to go with children.