Working holiday visas

Your trip of a lifetime could quickly grind to a screeching halt if you forget to sort out your working visa. Take a squiz at our visa guide below to see where you can work around the world and some of the requirements. Talk to one of our friendly travel advisers about your plans as we have some great working holiday packages available for some of these destinations and of course great travel advice for all of them!

 

Country  Restrictions  Proof of funds Process
time
Cost
Belgium  Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Some professions are regulated, ask your adviser!
€2500 4-6
weeks
$150 
Canada  Age: 18-30
Valid for 24 months.
Education & medical fields may require a medical examination.
$4000 4-6
weeks
$165 
Chile Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Not valid for teaching or health care jobs.
POA N/A $204 
Cyprus Age: 18-30
Valid for 3 months.
Initial 3 months but can be extended up to 12 months once in Cyprus.
Not
specified
4
weeks
$35 
Denmark Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Permitted to work a total of 6 months, max. 3 months per employer.
$4000 6-8
weeks
$250 
Estonia  Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Need evidence of intial funds to support yourself.
Enough to
purchase
return ticket
30 days $125 
Finland  Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Permitted to work a total of 9 months, max. 3 months per employer.
$3000 6-8
weeks
$320
France Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Quota of 500 visas for Australian citizens; issued first come-first served basis.
$4000 4
weeks
$175
Germany Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Each job cannot last longer than 90 days.
$400
(mth)
2
weeks
$30 
Hong Kong Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Max. 3 months work with any one employer.
$5000 2
weeks
$25
Ireland Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Max. 3 months work with any one employer. 
$5000 6
weeks
$100 
Italy Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Permitted to work a total of 6 months, max. 3 months per employer.
€3500 N/A $120
Japan Age: 18-30
Valid for 6 months.
May be extended for 6 months once in Japan. Not valid for entertainment professions eg. musicians.
$2500 3
weeks
FREE
woohoo!
Malta Age: 18-25
Valid for 12 months.
Cannot work as an entertainer or a sports person.
$4500 6-8
weeks
$60 
Netherlands Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Will need to apply for temporary residence permit on arrival costing €30 to stay longer.
$3000 2-3
weeks
FREE!
(first 90 days)
Norway Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
May be extended for additional 12 months. Max. 3 months per employer. 
$7000 4
weeks
$325 
South
Africa
Age: 18+
Valid for 12 months.
Must be a student or graduated within the last year.
$500
(mth)
4
weeks
$1930
South
Korea
Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Not valid for entertainment professions eg. musicians. To teach English must obtain E-2 Language Instructors Visa. 
$6000 2
weeks
$72 
Sweden Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Employment must be temporary by nature but no specified limitations.
$3000 8-10 weeks $180 
Taiwan Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Max. 3 months work with any one employer.
$3500 1-2
weeks
$100 
Thailand Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Max. 3 months work with any one employer. Must have tertiary qualifications & return ticket.
$5000 2
weeks
$225 
Turkey Age: 18-30
Valid for 12 months.
Uni degree or completed second year uni. Must apply for a residence permit upon arrival. 
Not
specified
4-6
weeks
$170 
 UK Age: 17-30
Valid for 24 months.
Not valid for professional sportsperson jobs, Doctors in Training and setting up businesses.
$4500 3-4
weeks
$250 
 USA Age: N/A
Valid for 24 months.
Sponsorship cost additional.
Not
specified
4
mths 
US$220 
*POA - Price on application. All pricing and processing times are approximate - ask your adviser for the latest.
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