The main purpose of the Holiday Visa or Working Visa is to allow those coming to Australia on a visit, the opportunity to work. Any kind of work can be undertaken and the money earned should be used for funding their travel and holiday time. The validity of this Visa is for a period of 12 months. The aim of this visa is to supplement holiday or travel cost by taking up short-term employment. If you happen to travel outside Australia when on the first or second working visa, the length of the visa is not extended. At the time of visa application, you must be outside Australia and must remain outside when the visa is granted.
When applying for a Working Holiday Visa, it is vital to be 18 years of age. A fee is charged for visa application and once the visa is obtained, you can enter into the country at anytime during the period for which the visa is valid. During the 12 month period, you can take up study also. The study period cannot be more than four months. The work period for any employer can be only for six months.
During the 12 month period for which the visa is valid, you can enter and leave the country for as many times as possible. If you wish to apply for this visa, it is necessary to be 18 years of age. The maximum age criterion for this visa application is 30 years. The amount charged for applying for Working Visa (subclass 417) is $235. This is a non-refundable charged. It can not be extended for a period of more than 12 months. If within that period, you have completed a period of three months in employment, you are eligible to apply for a second Working Holiday endorse.