Visit Australia for work
If you want to visit Australia and work at the same time, you can
- Take a working holiday in Australia
- Work in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident
To work in Australia, you must have a valid visa with work rights.
Take a working holiday in Australia
A working holiday visa allows you to work while you have a holiday in Australia. You will have the opportunity to share your culture, knowledge and skills whilst discovering our unique landscape.
Working holiday visa options
You may be eligible to apply for a working holiday visa if you:
- Want to work and holiday in Australia for up to a year
- Are a young person (18 to 30 years old)
- Hold a valid passport from an eligible country
- Have enough money to:
- Support yourself in Australia on a working holiday (about AUD 5000)
- Buy a return or onward travel ticket at the end of your stay
- Do not have a dependent child staying with you during your time in Australia
You want to take working holiday in Australia and you:
Have not previously entered Australia on a Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa or a Working Holiday (Temporary) (subclass 417 visa unless you carried out specified work in regional Australia for at least three months as the holder of a Working Holiday visa)
Hold a valid passport from a country involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia
Have a reasonable prospect of obtaining employment in Australia
Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa
You have the option to apply for a second working holiday visa to extend your stay in Australia if you have carried out specified work in regional Australia for a total period of at least 3 months as the holder of a working holiday visa.
See: Working Holiday visa
You want to work and holiday in Australia and you:
Are outside Australia and have not previously been in Australia on a Work and Holiday (subclass 462) or a Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa
Meet educational requirements
Speak at least functional English
Have a letter of support from your government (excluding applicants from the USA) and your government has a Work and Holiday arrangement with Australia
Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa
See: Work and Holiday visa
See: the Australian Taxation Office website for information about your tax obligations while in Australia on a working holiday.
Attend conferences while visiting
If you would like to come to Australia for the purposes of attending conferences and events you may be eligible for a visitor visa. For more information, see
Conferences and Events
Work in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident
If you like the idea of looking for a career challenge in Australia - take the next step to find out more about Australia's skilled working visas.
You may be interested in applying for a skilled working visa if you:
- Want to work in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident, or
- Want to work in Australia but do not meet the working holiday eligibility requirements
Working in Australia