Let’s learn more about the Working Holiday Visa options for Italian Citizens

If you have always had a dream to come to Australia for the ultimate experience, the WORKING HOLIDAY VISA could be your option.
In this blog, we will address the most frequently asked questions about the Working Holiday Visa in Australia specifically for Italian citizens. Whether you’re curious about eligibility, visa duration, employment opportunities, or financial requirements, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey Down Under!

|Am I eligible for a Working Holiday Visa as an Italian citizen?

Absolutely! Italian citizens are eligible for the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417). To qualify, you must be between 18 and 35 years old included. You should also hold a valid Italian passport with at least six months’ validity remaining at the time of application. The program offers an incredible opportunity to explore Australia’s breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, and work to fund your adventures.


| How long can I stay in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa?

As an Italian citizen on a Working Holiday Visa, you can stay in Australia for up to 12 months from the date of your initial arrival. (Note that from the moment you’ will be granted a WHV visa, the Department of Home Affairs will give you 12 months to travel to Australia – this is not the length of the visa!)

However, if you engage in specific types of work in designated regional areas for at least three months, you become eligible to apply for a Second Working Holiday Visa. This extension allows you to extend your stay in Australia for another year. After this you could also extend the visa for a further year if you engage in specified work, as mentioned earlier, but this time for at least 6 months. Be aware that each time you apply for a WHV or a 2WHV or a 3WHV you must always meet the age requirements alongside with all the other conditions.  


| Can I work for any employer in Australia with a Working Holiday Visa?

Absolutely! The Working Holiday Visa allows you to work for any employer in Australia, regardless of the industry. You have the flexibility to take on various jobs, such as full-time, part-time, casual, and temporary positions. However, keep in mind that from 1st July 2023 you will not be able to work for the same employer for more than six months. This condition was waived during the covid period.

This rule encourages you to explore different job opportunities, regions, and make the most of your working holiday experience.


| How much money do I need to have to apply for a Working Holiday Visa? 

To apply for a Working Holiday Visa, it’s recommended that you have access to sufficient funds to support yourself initially. The Department of Home Affair advises to have around AUD 5,000 plus a return ticket or sufficient funds to travel back home. These funds will cover your accommodation, transportation, and living expenses until you secure employment. Remember, the cost of living can vary depending on the city or region you choose to explore, so it’s essential to plan accordingly. At the time of the application you will need to upload a bank statement. We always suggest to have the bank statement printed as well, in case the authorities would like to check you at the borders. 


|Can I study while on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia?

Yes! With a Working Holiday Visa, you can study in Australia for up to four months. This gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills, gain valuable knowledge, or pursue personal interests during your working holiday. Studying can also be an excellent way to meet new people, immerse yourself in the local culture, and make the most of your time in Australia.

|Where can I apply for the Working Holiday Visa?

This is where Get Your Visa comes in handy! 
You can certainly apply for your Working Holiday visa via the Department of Home Affair website, however if you feeling that you need professional assistance for whatever reason, please get in touch! 
We can help you with your application as well as what you need to know for the first steps once you arrive in Australia and even your course of study if you feel like!

Concluding: Italian citizens have the incredible opportunity to experience the adventure of a lifetime through the Working Holiday Visa in Australia. By understanding the most frequently asked questions about this visa, you can confidently plan your journey and make the most of your working holiday experience Down Under. Start your preparations today, and get ready to create unforgettable memories in Australia!




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