Working Holiday Maker Visa holders will be able to stay with their employers over the summer in Australia thanks to changes to the 6-month employment limit on the Working Holiday Maker visa.
From 19 January 2022 to 31 December 2022, the 6-month work limitation has been temporarily relaxed.
This allows working Holiday Makers to stay with the same employer until June 2023. They can even return to a previous employer for whom they have reached their 6-month employment limit already.
There has been a 30 per cent increase in the migrant cap on Working Holiday Maker visas and it is now offered to migrants from Brazil and Mongolia.
Australia is in dire need of agricultural, medical and IT workers and recently increased overall migration intake from 160,000 to 195,000 places.
The recent change in Government has sought to address an inherited backlog of visas from the previous one, making budget commitments and assigning more resources to visa processing.
Immigration Minister Andrew Giles said that visa applications were on the rise, “We have received nearly 2.22 million new applications since 1 June 2022, compared with nearly 495,000 for the same period in 2021.”
Age limits for Italian and Danish Working Holiday Maker visa holders in Australia will increase by five years from 30 to 35 years of age and places for Working Holiday Makers from Hungary, Austria and the Slovak Republic have increased by 1,400.
The visa is an excellent way for young people to explore a safe, beautiful country while working in a huge variety of roles to help pay for their trip and is a very popular option for those who want to do a “gap year” in Australia.
There are plenty of jobs in the country and Australia is perfect for young people with accessible healthcare, efficient infrastructure and abundant natural beauty.