Changes to the Working Holiday Maker visa program
The Australian Government has announced changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program to support regional and rural communities.
Changes to the WHM visa program include:
- Expanding the regional areas where visa holders can work in agriculture (plant and animal cultivation) to qualify for a second visa.
- Increasing the period visa holders can stay with the same agricultural (plant and animal cultivation) employer, from 6 to 12 months.
- The option of a third-year visa from 1 July 2019, for those who have worked 6 months in regional areas during their second year.
- Increase the eligible age for subclass 417 visa applicants from Canada and Ireland to 35.
Note: no change is being made to the existing Northern Australia concessions.
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