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Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

Working Holiday visa Subclass 417 falls under the category of temporary visa which is constructed for young applicants who wish to enjoy holiday as well as get employed in Australia for a time period of 1 year. It not only supports cultural exchange but also establish tighter bond between Australia and eligible nations.


Enjoy a Holiday and built your dream career in Australia with the Working Holiday visa subclass 417. It brings cultural exchange and great job opportunities closer to eligible individuals.

First Working Holiday visa subclass 417:

Applicant must be present outside Australia at the time of visa application and visa decision.

Second Working Holiday visa subclass 417:

In case the applicant is applying from Australia, he/she must be present inside Australia at the time of visa grant. In case the applicant is applying outside Australia, he/she must be present outside Australia at the time of visa grant.

6 months employment experience under single employer:

Applicant can in general only be employed for a period of 6 months under single employer.

Eligible Countries for this visa program are: Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom.

Points to remember before you apply for visa

Passport

An applicant must acquire a valid passport while applying for Working Holiday visa subclass 417. If any individual do not have any passport till date then he or she must get a new passport before applying for Working Holiday visa subclass 417. In case a new passport has been acquired post lodging the visa application, all the details of the new passport must be given to one of the Australian Immigration offices.

No Extended stay

Applicant will not be able to apply for Working Holiday visa subclass 417 in case they are already a holder of any visa program having ‘No extended stay’ condition.

Basic Requirements

First Working Holiday visa subclass 417

Applicant can be eligible for Working Holiday visa subclass 417 in case the applicant:

  • never entered Australia under Work and Holiday visa subclass 462
  • comprise an authorized passport of an eligible nation under the Working Holiday visa subclass 417
  • have age between 18 to 30 years
  • have real intentions of visiting for the purpose of holiday in Australia
  • Carry sufficient amount of money (near AUD 5000) in order to have financial support under Working Holiday visa subclass 417
  • Hold sufficient amount of money in order to purchase return ticket while ending the stay
  • Do not take any dependent children during the stay under Working Holiday visa subclass 417

Second Working Holiday visa subclass 417

In order to apply under the Second Working Holiday visa subclass 417, applicant must:

  • have obeyed first Working Holiday visa subclass 417 conditions
  • have not holded more than one Working Holiday visa subclass 417 earlier
  • holds 3 months of working experience in regional Australia during the first Working Holiday visa subclass 417
  • have age below 31 years

In case the applicant is already in Australia, and hold an intention of residing onshore, he/she must apply under the second Working Holiday visa subclass 417 prior the expiry of the existing visa and prior the age goes above 31 years.

Health requirements

Applicant must qualify specific health requirements. The health examinations will be based upon few factors like the nation of citizenship, time spent in other nations during the last five years and intended activities in Australia. The health examinations results are mostly valid up to 12 months.

Health insurance

Applicant will be responsible for all the health expenses conducted during his/her stay in Australia. Applicant will not be supported by Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare) unless until applicant’s native country holds a visa versa health care agreement with Australia.

It is recommended that the applicant have health insurance every time he/she visits Australia.

Character requirement

Applicant must qualify specific character requirements. A police clearance certificate from each and every nation, the applicant has resided in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age have to be submitted. This certificate must be only arranged when asked by the authorities.

Australian Government Debts in Working Holiday visa subclass 417

Applicant must not carry any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or must have organized the repay of outstanding debts to the Australian Government prior the visa grant.

Biometrics submission

Candidate might be asked to submit biometrics which is a form of scientific identification in the visa application.

Specified employment

In order to apply under second Working Holiday visa subclass 417, he/she must hold a particular employment experience in regional Australia during the stay under first Working Holiday visa subclass 417.

The particular employment must be taken under a ‘specified’ field or industry within a designated regional field in Australia.

Every specified employment conducted on or post 1 December 2015 must be recompensed following the related Australian legislation and awards. Voluntary employment conducted post 1 December 2015 will not be taken into consideration in case the applicant wish to apply under second Working Holiday visa subclass 417.

Eligible industries for specified employment:

  • plant and animal cultivation
  • fishing and pearling
  • tree farming and felling
  • mining
  • construction

Specified employment can be a form of work mentioned below:

plant and animal cultivation

  • Harvesting/packaging of fruit and vegetable crops
  • Pruning and trimming the vines and trees

    Kindly Note: It is important that the mentioned profile must be applicant’s primary employment duty and is directly linked with the cultivation and commercialized sale of plant product for example fruit and nut crops. Task involving General garden management or maintenance is not acceptable.

  • general maintenance for crop related work
  • cultivation or propagation of plants, fungi or their any kind of products or parts
  • immediate plant product processing
  • managing animals for sales purpose or their any kind of product

    Kindly Note: animals management for tourism or recreational purposes will not be accepted

  • immediate animal product processing comprising of shearing, butchery, packing and tanning

    Kindly Note: animal products’ secondary processing for example small goods processing and retail butchery will not be acceptable

  • manufacture of dairy product utilizing raw material

fishing and pearling

  • performing functions regarding catching fish and aquatic species
  • performing functions regarding culturing pearls/pearl shell

Tree farming and felling

  • planting trees in any plantation/forest that are going to be cleared
  • clearing trees in any plantation/forest
  • Moving trees or its’ parts that got cleared in any plantation/forest to an area where it will be processed or area from where they will be moved to the processing segment.

mining

  • mining of coal
  • extraction of oil and gas
  • ore mining for metal
  • construction material mining
  • non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying exploration
  • mining support services

construction

  • residential building construction
  • non-residential building construction
  • heavy and civil engineering construction
  • land development and site preparation services
  • building structure services
  • building installation services
  • building completion services
  • other construction services

Employment taken under the area of mining and construction segment must be present in the Australian New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) in order to qualify the specified work eligibility criteria.

Supporting employment profile, like book-keeping, under any industry mentioned in the list above will not be considered for specified work.

The Specified work must be:

  • mentioned in the list above
  • the major and primary job duties or activity he/she did during the employment period

Specified work within the disaster prone areas

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