Travelling to Australia on a One Way Ticket

Can I travel to Australia on a one way ticket?

There is no requirement to have a return ticket when you arrive in Australia.

However,  some countries will not let you leave their country, on a flight to Australia, without a return ticket, if you are travelling on a temporary … Read the rest

UK – Australia Trade Agreement for Visa holders

There are some changes in the current UK – Australia Trade Agreement that will affect some Visa holders.

The major one being discussed is the 3 year Working Holiday Visa for the British coming to Australia and a reciprocating one for Australians going to the UK.

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Extend the 6 month working rights from subclass 417/462 to subclass 820.

When applying for a Partner visa, subclass 820, from the Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, there are often questions about continuing working for one employer for over 6 months.

Working for one employer after lodging a Partner Visa subclass from a Working Holiday (subclass
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Australian Unions want Working Holiday visas scrapped.

The Australian Workers’ Unions, the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association and the Transport Workers’ Union are calling for the
working holiday visa (WHV) programs to be scrapped.

They want these jobs to be filled by Australians.

However, not all ‘unions’ think the same, the National Farmers’ Federation has dismissed … Read the rest

Australian Backpacker Tax 2020

The Australian Backpacker Tax has been clarified as valid.

In October 2019 the Federal Court ruled that a tax on working holiday visa holders was invalid, and an estimated 75,000 backpackers were told they might receive refunds from the Australian tax office (AT) for overpaid tax.

However, the ATO appealed … Read the rest

Visa Changes during COVID-19

On the 4th April 2020 the Australian government announced policies and advice for various holders of visas in Australia.

Permanent visa holders are treated much the same as Australian Citizens for government benefits.

Temporary visa holders however are very different.  There are over 2 million temporary visa holders in Australia. … Read the rest

Working Holiday Maker changes Feb 2020

Disaster Recovery Work in Bushfire Declared areas for Working Holiday Makers.

Paid and volunteer disaster recovery work in declared areas impacted in the recent bushfires will count towards the “specified work” needed to apply for a second or third year 417 or 462 visa.

Summary of working holiday maker changes.

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Working Rights from WHV to Partner Visa

Getting Longer Working Rights on WHV when applying for Partner Visa.

If you hold a Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa, you are normally limited to a maximum period of 6 months’ work with any one employer. If you work longer than 6 months without … Read the rest

Australian Work and Holiday visa from India

Is the Australian Work and Holiday visa available for India?.

Some migration agents in India are advertising that Indians are now eligible for a Work and Holiday visa to Australia.

Apparently they have already begun submitting applications for some of their paying clients .


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Working Holiday Visa in Australia

Working Holiday Visa Options for Australia.

July 2019 Changes:

    • Reciprocal Work and Holiday arrangements commence with Ecuador and Greece on subclass 462 visa. (
    • Third Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa (417 and 462) program starts.
      From 1 July 2019, WHM visa holders who carry out 6 months of
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