Working Holiday Visa – Subclass 417

Working holiday visa (subclass 417)  is for people who wish to work as well as be on holiday in Australia under Australian immigration for up to a year. It falls under the category of a temporary visa.

Working holiday visa- Australia is a program that brings cultural exchange and great job opportunities closer to eligible individuals. It also establishes strong bond between Australia and other nations.

Best jobs for working visa in Australia are  :

  1.         Research assistant
  2.         Retail executive
  3.         Barista, Bartender or Waiter
  4.         Childcare or Nursery jobs
  5.         Event Set Up Assistant
  6.         Fruit picking/harvest work
  7.         Hotel concierge or Assistant
  8.         WWOOF jobs (Working Weekends On Organic Farms)

Eligible industries for specified employment in Australia :

  1.         plant and animal cultivation
  2.         fishing and pearling
  3.         tree farming and felling
  4.         mining
  5.         construction

To apply for the subclass 417 visa, you should have a passport from the country involved in working holiday program with Australia.

Eligible countries for subclass 417 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.

Basic requirements of working holiday visa (subclass 417)-

First Working Holiday visa subclass 417:

If you are applying first time for working holiday visa (subclass 417) than, you should –

  1.         Be in the age group between 18-31 years
  2.         Have a passport of a country that is deemed as an eligible country for this program.
  3.         Meet tall health and character requirements.
  4.         Have genuine intentions of visiting for the purpose of holiday in Australia
  5.         Have sufficient funds (5000 AUD) to support yourself in Australia.
  6.         Not have entered Australia under work and holiday visa (subclass 462).
  7.         Not take any child along during your stay in Australia under subclass 417 visa.
  8.          Be outside the Australia at the time of visa application and grant.

Note- if applicant is already a holder of any other visa that has ‘no extended stay condition’, he will not be able to apply for working holiday visa (subclass 417).

Second Working Holiday visa subclass 417:

In order to apply under second working holiday visa subclass 417, you must-

  1. Be between 18-31 years of age.
  2. Meet health and character requirements.
  3. Have obeyed first working holiday visa subclass 417 conditions.
  4. Hold 3 months of working experience in regional Australia during the first Working Holiday visa subclass 417.


Cost of working holiday visa subclass 417:

  • The estimated cost of subclass 417 is 440 AUD. 
  • Additional charges- Other cost includes medical charges, police check, and certification or translation of documents etc.

Benefits of working holiday visa subclass 417 :

Working holiday visa subclass 417 allows you to-

  1. Enter and stay in Australia for at least 12 months.
  2. Work for six months with each employer.
  3.  Leave and re-enter Australia any number of times.
  4. Study for up to 4 months.

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