The Second Working Holiday Visa offers Backpackers in Australia aged from 18 to 30 the chance to extend their visa for another twelve months once they have completed three months in the first year in an occupation such as fruit picking, in Regional Australia.
You must satisfy a number of requirements for a Second Working Holiday Visa while on your first Working Holiday visa. You will have to provide evidence of this when applying for your second year visa. Once you get your Second Working Holiday visa you do not have to do further work, that is completely up to you. I am going to list all the requirements below.
Second Working Holiday Visa Eligibility
To be eligible for a second Working Holiday visa, you must meet a number of requirements. You may apply either while you still hold a first Working Holiday visa or at a later date.
- have completed three months of specified work in regional Australia while on your first Working Holiday visa (there is no requirement to do further specified work on the second visa)
- be aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) at the time of applying
- be applying no more than 12 months before you intend to travel to Australia, if applying from outside Australia
- will not be accompanied by dependent children at any time during your stay in Australia
You must also:
- be outside Australia when the visa is granted, if applying from outside Australia
- be in Australia when the visa is granted, if applying from in Australia
- hold a passport for a country or region participating with Australia in the Working Holiday program.
- does not need to be paid work
Example: Work undertaken as a volunteer or through the Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) scheme may qualify if the work falls within the specified work definition listed above.
- does not need to be undertaken as a direct employee
Example: Work undertaken as a contractor is eligible if it falls within the specified work definition listed above.
- must be described in the list above
Examples of eligible specified work:
- picking fruits on a farm or orchard
- feeding and herding cattle which are kept for commercial purposes
Regional Australia Postcode List for Fruit Picking
The table below lists all postcodes classified as part of regional Australia for specified work.
Note: Not all postcodes in the Hunter Valley fit within the definition of regional Australia.
State/Territory Postcode Australian Capital Territory The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia. New South Wales 2311 to 2312,2328 to 2411,2420 to 2490,2536 to 2551,2575 to 2594,2618 to 2739,2787 to 2898. Northern Territory All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia. Queensland 4124 to 4125,4133,4211,4270 to 4272,4275,4280,4285,4287,4307 to 4499,4510,4512,4515 to 4519,4522 to 4899 South Australia All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia. Tasmania All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia. Victoria 3139,3211 to 3334,3340 to 3424,3430 to 3649,3658 to 3749,3753,3756,3758,3762,3764,3778 to 3781,3783,3797,3799,3810 to 3909,3921 to 3925,3945 to 3974,3979,3981 to 3996 Western Australia 6041 to 6044,6083 to 6084,6121 to 6126,6200 to 6799
Countries/Regions Participating in Working Holiday Program
Below lists the countries and regions involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia. If you hold a passport for one of these countries, you may be eligible to apply for this visa.
- Belgium, Canada,Cyprus (Republic of), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), Ireland (Republic of), Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
The above information is only a guide.